World’s first police robot unveiled in Dubai

The world’s first fully operational police robot, named Robocop, has been unveiled at a security expo in Dubai.

The world’s first operational police robot has been unveiled in Dubai.

Visitors to the three-day long Gulf Information Security Expo and Conference had the opportunity to meet the “world’s first operational Robocop” when the machine made its debut at the event on Sunday (21.05.17).

The robot – named Robocop after the popular movie franchise of the same name – is 5ft 5in tall and weighs 100kg, and can speak six languages as well as being able to read facial expressions.

It includes a built in tablet device so people are able to pay fines and report crimes straight from the robot itself, and it can also send and receive messages from police headquarters.

Brigadier-General Khalid Nasser Al Razzouqi, Director-General of Smart Services with the Dubai Police said in a statement: “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.

“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.

“He can chat and interact, respond to public queries, shake hands and offer a military salute.”

After being unveiled at the Expo on Sunday, Robocop is expected to tackle real life issues when it is released into the real world after the event ends on Tuesday (23.05.17).

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