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Robocop Will Joins Dubai police to fight crime


Robotic policemen which can help identify wanted crime and collect evidence has joined Dubai's Police force and will patrol high traffic area in the Dubai city, as a part of Dubai government programme aimed to replace some human crime-fighters with machines.
If the Robotic policemen experiment is successful,Dubai Policemen says it wants the unarmed robots to make up 25% of its patrolling force by 2030.
Clad in the colour of the Dubai Police uniform, the life size robot, which can shake hands and perform a military salute, is the lighter side of a government plan to use technology to improve services and security ahead of Dubai Hosting Expo 2020.
"These kind of the robots can work 24/7. They wont ask you for leave,sick leave or maternity leave. It can work around the clock" said by Director General of the Smart Service Department at Dubai Police.
The first automated policemen in the Middle East, the robot on wheels is equipped with cameras and facial recognition software.
It can compare faces with a police database and flag matches to headquarters. It can read vehicle license plates and its video feed can help police watch for risks such as unattended bags in popular areas in Dubai, the cost of the robot has not been disclosed.



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