Robocop joins Dubai police

The robot can use facial recognition software to help police officers identify and catch offenders, as well as broadcast live video feeds.

1 June 2017 | 19:26

Source: Agencies

  • Source: Agencies
  • Last update: 1 June 2017 | 19:26

The world's first operational police robot stands to attention near the Burj Khalifa in Downtown Dubai on May 31, 2017, as a military cannon is prepared to be fired at sunset marking the end of the fasting day for Muslims observing Ramadan. (AFP Photo)

DUBAI: After bringing in Lamborghinis and Ferraris to patrol roads, Dubai police have enrolled a robotic officer, the first in a unit that aims to make up a quarter of the force by 2030.

The robotic police officer can use facial recognition software to help police officers identify and catch offenders, as well as broadcast live video feeds.

With a built-in tablet device, people can also complete smart police services through the robot using credit cards for payments, according to the Emirates News Agency.



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