New Delhi, May 23: The world’s first robot policeman has joined Dubai’s police force. It is 5 feet, 5 inches (1.7 meters) tall and weighing at 220lbs (100kg).
Officers in the United Arab Emirates may need time to get used to it as it is new to them to work with a robot.
The autonomous Robocop entered the line of duty on Sunday by greeting guests and patrolling the halls at the three-day Gulf Information Security Expo and Conference (GISEC).
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It can read a person’s facial expressions and react accordingly in six languages. It can also transmit and receive messages from police, and also charge fines.
‘The launch of the world’s first operational Robocop is a significant milestone for the Emirate and a step towards realising Dubai’s vision to be a global leader in smart cities technology adoption’, said Brigadier-General Khalid Nasser Al Razzouqi, Director-General of Smart Services for the police in Dubai.
‘With an aim to assist and help people in the malls or on the streets, the Robocop is the latest smart addition to the force and has been designed to help us fight crime, keep the city safe and improve happiness levels’, according to Dubai Police official.