Warning: Sharia police-related jokes not allowed, this is a humour free area, enforced by this guy, although the droid you’re looking for is quite the charmer itself. At 0:55, he terminates a lucky woman’s heart by saying: “You have really pretty eyes”. Oh well, the Emirates have always been the Islamic Las Vegas, so a cheeky droid suits them just fine.
AFP reports that:
“The robotic cop stood to attention Wednesday night at the foot of Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest tower, as tourists and passersby snapped selfie souvenir photos by its side.
Wearing a police cap and moving on wheels, the robot features a computer touch-screen on its chest that can be used to report a crime or inquire about speeding tickets.
At 5ft 5in tall and weighing 100kg, it can speak six languages and is designed to read facial expressions.
“Our aim is to raise the number of robots to 25 percent of the police force by 2030,” said Brigadier Khaled al-Razzooqi, head of Smart Services at Dubai police.
The robot, to be deployed mainly at tourist spots, is equipped with a camera that transmits live images to the operations room and it can identify suspects wanted by police.
The main purpose is to “find a new way to deal with people”, said Razzooqi, while acknowledging that robots could not replace humans on tasks such as making arrests.”