The world’s first robocop has been unveiled in Dubai and will be patrolling streets from tomorrow onward.
The 5 ft 5in tall robot can read facial expressions and will be used by members of the public to report crime and pay traffic fines.
Multi-lingual crime-fighting robots will make up a quarter of the city’s police force by 2030, according to officials.
The robocop is part of the Emirates’ planned robot police force and was unveiled at a three-day long Gulf Information Security and Expo Conference on Sunday.
‘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’, said Brigadier-General Khalid Nasser Al Razzouqi, Director-General of Smart Services for the police in Dubai.