The “world’s first operational Robocop” began his tour of duty Sunday in Dubai for the first time in the emirate of the planned robot police, according to the Daily Mirror.
The Robocop, five feet five inches tall and weighs 220 pounds, speaks six languages and reads facial expressions.
“He can chat and communicate, respond to public queries, shake hands and offer a military salute,” Brigadier-General Khalid Nasser Al Razzouqi, Director-General of Smart Services of the Dubai Police told the Mirror.
Residents can make use of the Robocop to pay fines, or to report crimes, and it can also send and receive messages from police headquarters.
The launch is an important milestone for the Emirate and a step in the direction of achieving Dubai’s vision to be the global leader in smart cities technology adoption,” All Razzouqi said.
“With a purpose-to help and assist people in the malls or on the streets, Robocop is the latest smart addition to the operation and is designed to help us fight crime, the city safe and improve happiness levels,” he added.