Dubai Unveils World’s First Field-Based Police Robot
The Dubai Police Department has made headlines with the unveiling of the world’s first, fully operational, field-based police robot at the Gulf Information Security Expo and Conference. The robot, named Robocop after the popular movie starring Sylvester Stallone, was on display at the Expo where guests were able to meet and interact with the 5’5″, 100kg police recruit.
Robocop has been designed to assist and help people in malls or on the streets. With the ability to read facial expressions and a vocabulary that spans 6 languages, there are no communication barriers. It also features a built-in tablet to allow people to pay fines and report crimes directly.
The Director-General of Smart Services with the Dubai Police, Brigadier-General Khalid Nasser Al Razzouqi, said in a statement,
“The launch of the world’s first operational Robocop is a significant milestone for the Emirate and a step towards realizing Dubai’s vision to be a global leader in smart cities technology adoption.”
The robot is obviously internet-connected and can send and receive messages from police headquarters for on-the-go instructions and inquiries from the public.
“He can chat and interact, respond to public queries, shake hands, and offer a military salute,” added Al Razzouqi.
Robocop is expected to tackle real-life issues when it is released into the real world after the event ends later this week. Its introduction into the force is seen as a step towards making Dubai a safer place to live in.
Of course it may be a few years before Robocop develops the intelligence and agility of something really resembling his namesake from the Stallone film;