The Dubai police force welcomed a new recruit recently: the world’s first operational robot officer.
Photo Credit: Dubai Police Smart Services Department

Real-life Robocop debuts in Dubai

The Dubai police force welcomed a new recruit recently: the world’s first operational robot officer.

Dubbed “Robocop,” the robot stands just under six-feet-tall and weighs 220 pounds and is fully capable of engaging with residents and tourists through features like an “emotion detector” and the ability to read body language from five feet away.

Robocop can also speak six languages, answer questions, shake hands, military salute and most importantly, can spot criminal offenders using facial recognition.

"With an aim to assist and help people in the malls or on the streets," said Brigadier-General Khalid Nasser Al Razzouqi, director-general of smart services at Dubai Police, "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."

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