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Robot police force debut on duty in Dubai

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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