The Dubai police on 22 May 2017 officially inducted the world's first operational robot police officer 'Robocop' into the force at the 4th Gulf Information Security Expo and Conference (GISEC).
The launch of the world’s first operational Robocop is a significant milestone for the United Arab Emirates' vision to be a global leader in smart cities technology adoption.
World’s first Robocop
• The Robocop is over 5 feet tall and weighs 100 kg. It has a facial recognition software with which it can identify offenders.
• The robot is capable of speaking six languages and people can use its built-in tablet device to access various police services.
• Through its tablet, it can also communicate with people, respond to public queries, shake hands and can do a military salute.
• It features an emotion detector through which it can recognize a person’s gestures and body language from nearly five feet away. It can identify hand gestures from a distance of up to 1.5 metres.
• The Robocop can tell when you are happy, sad or even smiling and will itself respond accordingly.
• More importantly, when it comes to fighting crime, the robot uses the internet of things, artificial intelligence and other smart technologies to spot offenders.
• It can live stream video footage to police officers in the force’s command and control centre via an inbuilt camera.
• Its navigation skills enable it to map out areas and travel on its own.
• Its in-built integrated system will have it connected to social media and other applications.
• It doesn't need a visa, medical insurance or hours of training.