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World’s First Robot Cop Joins Police

World’s First Robot Cop Joins Police

Gulfnews.com: Dubai Police on Sunday ‘inducted’ the first intelligent robotic police officer to engage with residents and tourists on the city’s streets.

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

The autonomous robocop, standing 170 centimetres tall and weighing 100 kilogrammes, is equipped with an emotion detector which can recognise gestures and hand signals from up to 1.5 metres.

The robocop can also detect a person’s emotions and facial expressions — whether the individual is happy, sad, or smiling — and has the ability to change his expression and greetings accordingly to put people at ease.

When patrolling the streets, the robocop which harnesses Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence and the latest smart technologies, can use its facial recognition software to help police officers identify and catch offenders, as well as broadcast live video feeds to Dubai Police’s command room. “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