Dubai’s Very Own RoboCop is now in Action

Dubai robocop

The world’s first police robot was unveiled on May 21, 2017 at the 4th Gulf Information Security Expo and Conference in Dubai. Designed and manufactured by PAL Robotics, a Spanish electronics and robotics company, the robot is a fully interactive humanoid with real-time adaptive features.

Shortly afterwards, it was spotted at the Dubai Mall, where it is scheduled to stay for a week, taking Dubai’s Smart Services Department one step close to its aim of creating a police task force comprising 25% robots by 2030.

The bot was inducted into Dubai’s police force to maintain safety and security on the streets and at public places in the country. It does not, however, carry a gun and will not be a part of enforcement. The primary functions of the robot would be assisting people in need at public places. To this end, it is programmed to speak over six different languages, read facial expressions, and respond accordingly. The 5’ 5” REEM robot also features an inbuilt tablet on its chest to help people access information, pay fines, report criminal activity, and keep an eye on proceedings and can operate autonomously or via remote control on an Android device.

Brigadier Khalid Nasser Alrazooqi, Director-General of the Smart Services Department Dubai Police, said that the primary function of the robot will remain public service and that the department has plans to incorporate a significant number of such robots within the decade. However, these elite protectors will be complementing the human squads and not replacing them. He added that the human squads will be deployed in areas that require greater human patrolling.

Dubai is one of the busiest tourist destinations of the world. The successively increasing number of people in the city have necessitated the incorporation of these bots, to maintain a tighter security network. The integration of a fully-functioning, responsive robot police officer is a milestone in Dubai’s aim to become a global leader in adoption of smart technology.

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