The world’s first robocop has been unveiled in Dubai and will be patrolling streets from
tomorrow onward. The 5 ft 5in tall robot can read facial expressions and will be used by members of the public to report crime and pay traffic fines. .
Multi-lingual crime-fighting robots will make up a quarter of the city’s police force by 2030, according to officials. The robocop is part of the Emirates’ planned robot police force and was unveiled at a three-day long Gulf Information Security and Expo Conference on Sunday.
The conference finishes tomorrow at which point the robocop will be released onto Dubai streets to tackle real crime. The announcement about plans for a robot police force was made at the 11 Best Police Practices Forum held in Dubai in March.