This country now has Robocop patrolling its streets

Written by Ali Leghari ·  1 min read >

Dubai, known for luxurious hotels and apartments, has launched Robocop to protect its citizens and keep the city safe. This mechanical cop is not built to counter serious threats but to help the force in small tasks.

According to Brigadier-General Khalid Nasser Al Razouqi, Director of the Smart Services Department for the Dubai Police,

“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”.

How the bot works and its specifications

  • The bot is fully autonomous, equipped with emotions sensor with the ability to detect gestures from a fair distance.
  • Embedded with AI (Artificial Intelligence), Robocop with its latest software technology can detect and catch the offender.
  • It is 170 centimeters tall and weighs around 100 Kilograms.
  • The bot can smile and greet people with ease.
  • Robocop rolls on its wheels.
  • The bot can salute; and speak different languages.
  • It can navigate itself through buildings and even broadcast live video feed.

The bot is made with the collaboration of Dubai police, Google, and IBM. Director of the Future Shaping Centre of Dubai Police Brigadier Abdullah Bin Sultan said, “We are looking to have more robots in the future to handle policing. By 2030, we are keen to make robots around 25 percent of the total police force.

Automation is not a new phenomenon, Japan was the first country to make bots using AI but now many countries have entered into the race.

Companies are not only making autonomous bots to replace labor work but also embedding the technique in cars to make the cars fully autonomous. Ford is one of the pioneers of automation in auto industry.

Moreover, recently in Multan the historic city of Pakistan, a restaurant started providing robotic waiter service to its customers.