Robocop has arrived in Dubai!

Publish Date
Friday, 2 June 2017, 7:05PM

Dubai has unveiled what it says is the world's first autonomous police robot that will help identify wanted criminals and collect evidence, in a programme to replace human crime-fighters with machines.

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.

If the "Robocop" experiment is successful, Dubai Police says it wants the robots – who are unarmed - to make up 25 percent of its patrolling force by 2030.