World's first 'Robocop' begins to patrol streets of Dubai

The Dubai government is planning to have these robots take up 25% of its police force by 2030

Dubai has become the first city in the world to have a robot cop in its police force.  At 5ft 5in tall and weighing 100kg, it can speak six languages and has the ability to detect a person’s emotions and facial expressions, and respond accordingly. With a full metal body embedded with crime-busting android , the new robot cop can move around on wheels, can speak six languages.  The uniformed bot hit the streets of UAE’s most popular Emirates on Tuesday.

Shown off this week at the Gulf Information Security and Expo Conference, the new employee is identifiable as a cop thanks mainly to the police hat perched on its head. According to reports, the government is planning to  have these robots take up 25% of its police force by 2030. The Robocop is tasked to look after small tasks rather than serious crimes, according to Brigadier-General Khalid Nasser Al Razouqi, Director of the Smart Services Department for the Dubai Police.

” 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.” Dubai Police spokesperson said.

The new robocop has a built-in tablet for public assistance, people can use it to pay fines or report crimes, and can also transmit and receive messages from police headquarters.