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October-December 2017

Dubai Police to enhance smart services with robot police

Dubai public will soon start seeing robot police in the city following the arrival of an operational robot policeman. Dubbed “Robocop” this is Dubai Police’s latest smart addition to the force, and has been designed to help fight crime and help people. The autonomous Robocop stands 170cm tall, weighs 100kgs, is equipped with an emotional detector which can recognise gestures and hand signals from 1.5 metres away. It can also detect a person’s emotions and facial expressions, whether the individual is happy, sad or smiling, and has the ability to change his expression and greetings accordingly to put people at ease. Khalid Nasser Alrazooqi, general director of the smart services department at Dubai Police, said the launch of Robocop is a momentous milestone for the emirate and a step towards realising its vision to be a global leader in smart city technology adoption. The unveiling of Robocop follows the announcement of the Smart Dubai 2021 strategy, which has seen the city’s police use the latest technology to support its ...

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