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Dubai introduced its first Android police force

Within the span of the 8 hours battery life, Reem can perform a lot of different actions such as saluting, shaking people’s hands, making jokes and respond to different kind of questions.

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The Dubai Police has officially launched the robotic officers that will have a duty to patrol the malls, airports and other touristic attractions.

The robotic officer has autonomous behavior and is able to navigate environments of its own accord. It can even start a conversation with people, but it needs to be controlled remotely via an Android tablet.

The best feature of the robocop named Reem is the ability to scan faces. This will be very useful when detecting criminals from the ”wanted” list which the regular police always have trouble locating.

Dubai Police, IBM Super Computer, Watson, and Google are working together to add a virtual assistant so that the robots can follow actual voice commands in near future.

Within the span of the 8 hours battery life, Reem can perform a lot of different actions such as saluting, shaking people’s hands, making jokes and respond to different kind of questions. The touchscreen of the robot’s body can be used to contact the live police or give alarms.

An official from the Dubai Police stated that these robocops have the main advantage to help people use the police services wherever they are.

Dubai introduced its first Android police force. (Source)

If this move turns out to be a success, the robotic officers will soon patrol the streets of Dubai in partnership with the City Police Force, and be able to help and save people all over the crowded city.

The first prototypes of Reem were unveiled at the Gulf Information and Security Expo and Conference, where it caused a lot of interest and attention among the tech junkies.

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The UAE government said the aim was for 25% of the force to be robotic by 2030 but they would not replace humans. And even though Reem is not supposed to be chasing criminals anytime soon, it’s still a sizable step for putting to good use technology as part of the everyday workforce.

With an international experience in research and analysis, Magdalena joins the team of Born2Invest as the new in-house head of product research and financial analysis as well as a contributor to the website. She obtained her bachelor degree in Business and Economics in her hometown Skopje-Macedonia, and a master degree in Electronic Business Management. As a talented and dedicated student, Magdalena had the opportunity to work abroad in the USA and Mexico complementing her curriculum with valuable skills and know-how, while being part of some prestigious companies in her professional career. With her love for reading and writing, she is one creative individual with a strong opinion on current developments and trending topics from business and financial point of view.

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