It's not quite cyborg law enforcer Alex Murphy from 'RoboCop', and will unlikely be heard shouting "You have 20 seconds to comply", but Dubai Police have revealed plans to enlist a high-tech officer. The force have unveiled their futuristic friend to help police in tourist areas and assist residents and visitors.
Colonel Khalid Al Razooqi, the director of the smart services department at Dubai police , said: "The new smart robot is the latest technology whichDubai Police will use in the future - especially with the increase of tourists every year.
We are working with specialist international companies to create the future cop and after finishing the modifications and updates, we will have a robot cop who can work just like any human policeman and won't be controlled and will have a developed programme. Dubai will be the first city to have such a robot cop".
"We are always looking for the latest technology to make our customers happy and to finish their transaction in a fast way", Al Muzaina said. "The robot which will be in service in 2017 will be different from other robots in the world. It has special features to be a robot policeman".