Dubai Police welcomes Robocop to its force
Robocop is embedded with Internet of Things, artificial intelligence and smart technologies
Dubai Police has welcomed its first operational robot policeman, ready to serve and protect.
The autonomous Robocop officially joined the ranks at this year's Gulf Information Security Expo and Conference (GISEC).
It stands at 170cm and weighs 100kg and is equipped with an emotion detector which is able to recognise gestures and hand signals from up to 1.5m away. Plus it can help police officers identify and catch offenders through facial recognition.
Robocop is embedded with Internet of Things, artificial intelligence and smart technologies which makes it capable of detecting an individual's emotions and facial expressions and also has the ability to change its own expressions and greetings to put people at ease.
Brigadier-General Khalid Nasser Al Razzouqi, director-general of Smart Services at Dubai Police, said: "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.
"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."
The robot is fitted with a built-in tablet which allows people to complete smart police services, carry out payments and it is also linked to social media platforms.
Furthermore, Robocop can chat and interact, respond to public queries, shake hands, offer a military salute and communicate in six language, including Arabic and English.