Dubai police have a knack of rolling out surprises. After introducing Ferraris and Lamborghinis to patrol the city. They have now inducted its first robotic officer and also aims to make them up a quarter of force by 2030. The robotic cop stood guard on Wednesday night at the foot of Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest tower. Tourists and passerby snapped selfie souvenir photos by its side.The robot with a police cap move on wheels and it also features a computer touchscreen on its chest that can be used to report a crime.
“Our aim is to raise the number of robots up to 25 per cent of the police force by 2030,” said Brigadier Khaled al-Razzooqi, head of Smart Services at Dubai police.The robot will be deployed mainly at the tourist spots and is equipped with a camera that transmits live images to the police control rooms from where action can be taken immediately as and when required.
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