Dubai is aiming to launch the first Robocop police force in just about two years. The Dubai Robocop force is intended to reinforce police presence in spaces like malls and other public and populated areas. Chief Information Officer and General Director of the Dubai Police HQ Smart Services Department says they are turning to robotics to bolster police forces due to the increase in Dubai’s population.
“The robots will interact directly with people and tourists,” he said. “They will include an interactive screen and microphone connected to the Dubai Police call centres. People will be able to ask questions and make complaints, but they will also have fun interacting with the robots.”
Colonel Khalid Nasser Alrazooqi also says he is expecting in the next four to five years to have Robocops that would work autonomously.
“These will be fully intelligent robots that can interact with people, with no human intervention at all,” he said. “This is still under research and development, but we are planning on it.”
Dubai is hosting Expo 2020 and that is a big reason Alrazooqi is pushing the robot police force so they’re sufficiently staffed to handle any incidents. While I expect Dubai is a ways away from having an Alex Murphy Robocop, this should be interesting to watch develop as we’re probably not far off from many other countries and cities adopting such a program. What do you think of the upcoming Dubai Robocop force? Let us know in the comments below or on Google+, Facebook and Twitter.Source: Yahoo