Dubai is ready to introduce its newest robot police. The government hopes to have an entire squad of real-life robocops by the year 2030. The innovators unveiled the prototypes of robocops at the Gulf Information Technology Exhibition (GITEX) last October. Recently, Dubai’s police confirmed that the induction of the robots to the police force is imminent.
Real-life Robocops will patrol the streets if Dubai in 2030
General Director of the Smart Services Department Brigadier Khalid Nasser Al Razouqim stated that they are trying to make everything smart in Dubai Police. He added that by 2030, they will have the first smart police station that will not require any human employees.
Dubai Police’s Future Shaping Center Director Brigadier Abdullah Bin Sultan said that the robot police will soon become a common sight in the future. Dubai’s authorities are keen to create robots to make up 25 percent of their total police force. The robot police work by using the touch screen on his chest to report crimes, traffic violations and even submit paperwork. Bin Sultan said, “We are looking to have more robots in future to handle policing. By 2030, we are keen to make robots around 25 percent of the total police force.”
One of the prototypes uses a variety of camera that can detect people and objects. If the robot sees anything suspicious it will alert the police, its human counterpart. The robot is also fitted with the smoke detector to report first. Moreover, the robot police have a battery life of up to eight hours. The unit will automatically return to its charging station when it needs to recharge.
The robot police will be the latest high-tech innovation of Dubai Police. In 2016, the patrol officers issued 60 fines and used Google Glass in doing their jobs. Google Glass allowed the officers to identify road users who currently have outstanding warrants through number plates.
Dubai continues to be at the forefront of ‘game-changer’ technology
In July 2016, Dubai launched an initiative to bring the top international companies and entrepreneurs to rapidly deploy transformative technologies. The Crow Prince of Dubai and chairman of Dubai Executive Council Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum launched Dubai’s Future Accelerators. Dubai’s aim will include the application of cutting edge technologies, including artificial intelligence, genomics, biomimicry, 3D printing, and biotechnology.
The United Arab Emirates continues to put its country at the forefront of technology. The robot police are not U.A.E.’s first time to introduce a technology that will be a huge game-changer in the society. Dubai also tested prototypes of flying taxis as well as high-speed hyper loops that will travel from Dubai and Abu Dhabi, vice versa.