Today, the world’s first operational Robocop will start patrolling the streets in Dubai. The real Robocop is a humanoid robot tasked with reporting crimes and transmitting messages #machinemagic
The first Robocop of the real world is joining the ranks of Dubai Police today. Designed by PAL Robotics, the robotic police officer is, in fact, an adaptation of a REEM humanoid robot. It’s five feet five inches tall and weighs 220 pounds, has two arms and can interact easily with tourists or locals. Thanks to its communication module, it can speak nine languages. Its eyes are in fact real time cameras that can send live feeds. The robot is also equipped with computer vision technology so it can read facial expressions.
What can Robocop do? Well, it definitely doesn’t carry a gun and can’t act on its own. This robot’s job is to transmit and receive messages from police headquarters, report crimes and allow people to pay fines.
“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-General Khalid Nasser Al Razzouqi, Director-General of Smart Services with the Dubai Police to The Mirror.
This is the first but definitely not the last robotic help for Dubai’s police force. By 2030, authorities want to have 25% of their police task force consist of robots.