The rise of Robocops

The country’s first Robocop using Artificial Intelligence is on the beat in Dubai. Versions of the prototype will eventually be used to chase down suspects and nab parking fee dodgers.

Robocop’s first job posting with the Dubai Police is in malls and tourist attractions, allowing people to tap a touchscreen on his chest to report a crime, pay traffic fines or chat in Arabic or English. By reaching the public 24/7, the robot’s built-in cameras can stream video to the police command centre for instant response.