The first mechanical policemen have started duty at the Gulf Information Security Expo and Conference in Dubai this week and bring us one step closer to having a police force as cool as we saw on the big screen in 1987.
Dubai’s robotic policemen first demonstrated their 5 foot 5 inch stature in 2015 and are now putting their wheels to use in an effort to help Dubai reach its goal of having robots make up 25% of its police force by 2030.
Check out a video of them in action below:
The robots won’t be driving cars or chasing criminals, but they will be taking the first step towards making the world a better place by allowing citizens to contact police headquarters as well as pay for fines without getting the look of shame that a human policeman might give you.
The robots will soon leave the halls of conferences and start patrolling streets in the city. Although these policemen might have to get a new set of wheels on their feet to keep up with Dubai’s supercars, this is the first step towards making RoboCop a reality. Besides, Dubai has 13 years to work out the kinks here…
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