Worlds first Robocop to join Dubai police rank


Dubai is the country in the world is moving towards a sci-fi future. From a fleet of super cars that enlist the help of Crime Prediction software system in preventing crime to their jet-pack riding firefighters, this is a town that won’t afraid to embrace 21st century technology. Currently Dubai government introducing robots into its police with the first Robocop beginning work this week and plans for 25 percent of its force to be robotic by 2030.

Is this a novelty, a PR stunt, or a small step, a slow creep, towards a RoboCop future? Robot AI will increase and a Russian android learns to shoot guns, the answer is less straightforward than you might assume.


Three Laws of Robotics are a fictional creation with real-world value:

  1. A robot might not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm.
  2. It should accept orders given it by people except wherever such orders would conflict with the first Law.
  3. It should defend its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the first or Second Law.

These 75-year-old laws provide an overview for benign creations, designed for our benefit. they are also to protect us from any potential harm.

But what if a robot’s actions put someone in jail? Does this violate either the 1st or 2nd Law? Can a robocop do this safely? Should robots, could robots, turn over into the nuances of criminal law and in the future replace the role of humans as arbiters?

This is the ethical debate stirred up by Dubai Police’s plans for robot officers.
Its first step is the Dubai Police Robot, a single unit entering service this week. An adapted REEM humanoid robot, citizens can report crimes to it and kick-start real-life human investigations. But while it may not be able to arrest people — or chase down suspects for that matter — Dubai Police is working towards one that can.

Robocop, Its Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Artificial intelligence (AI) is arguably the most exciting field in robotics. It’s certainly the most controversial: Everybody agrees that a robot can work in an assembly line, but there’s no consensus on whether a robot can ever be intelligent.

Robocop, the AI powered robot, is about 5.5 feet tall and weights about 100 Kgs. It has a battery life of about eight hours. The robot is equipped with an “emotion detector” that helps it confirm whether you’re happy or unhappy and alter its own expression accordingly. It can even shake hands and offer a military salute. It will use its facial recognition computer code to assist police officers identify and catch offenders, as well as broadcast live video feeds.

The robot includes a built-in tablet so people will use to report crimes or pay off fines or even send and receive messages from police station. The robocop will “chat” in Arabic or English. The National reports that languages like Russian, Chinese, French and Spanish can soon be added to its vocabulary.

Dubai Police about Robocops

We’re not aiming to take away our police officers by exchange them with this robocop however with the number of people in dubai increasing, we want to relocate police officers so they work in the right areas and may concentrate on providing a safe city. Dubai police says there are even plans to build the world’s largest robot – which can run at 80 kilometers per hour. That robot will reportedly be navigate by a police officer seated in a cabin inside.

One thing Dubai’s future robocops won’t be carrying a gun. Doing so would constitute a very serious problems in future. Its company policy is not to engage in military-style projects says PAL Robotics. Business manager at PAL Robotics Carlos Vivas admits however that military contracts are potentially extremely lucrative.

The robocop’s 1st job posting are going to be at malls and tourist hot spots around dubai. It formally reports for duty on Wednesday.






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