Dubai Police's First Robocop Is On Duty!

Dubai Police's First Robocop Is On Duty!

22 May 2017

It will be able to communicate with tourists and residents on the city's streets

Dubai's streets are about to get a whole lot more interesting!

The world’s first operational robot policeman was officially inducted at the opening of the 4th Gulf Information Security Expo and Conference (GISEC) here in Dubai, reports Gulf News.

We will soon have our very own Robocop, as the robot policeman will son be roaming Dubai's streets, interacting with residents and tourists alike. 

Standing 170cm tall and weighing 100kgs, the robocop is equipped with an emotion detector which can recognise gestures and hand signals from up to 1.5 metres.

It can also detect a person’s emotions and facial expressions and has the ability to change its expression and greetings accordingly, in order to put people at ease.

“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,” said Brigadier Khalid Nasser Al Razouqi, General Director of the Smart Services Department at Dubai Police.

He said that 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.”

“We are looking to make everything smart in Dubai Police. We are aiming to implement many smart police mechanisms, including the smart police station and robots, and adopt artificial intelligence. He has many skills including the capability to map the insides of a building and navigate its path automatically via its self-control and drive feature,” Brigadier Al Razouqi added.

The robocop will patrol the halls of GISEC until Tuesday evening, before taking on high-density areas of the city.

We can't wait to spot it around town!