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The World's First Robot Police Officer Goes On Duty In Dubai
"Robocop" utilises the internet of things to catch offenders and detect emotions (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 385)
May 25, 2017 Science & Technology
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From fast food cooks to concierges at restaurant and hotels, robots are slowly showing up in the workforce in nearly every industry. Recently, Dubai Police have revealed the world's first robot officer, "Robocap," the newest member of the police force, has been given the task of patrolling the city's malls and tourist attractions.

People will be able to use it to report crimes, pay fines and get information by tapping the touchscreen on its chest. Data collected by the robot will also be shared with transport and traffic authorities.

The government said the aim was for 25% of the force to be robotic by 2030, but they would not replace humans. "We are not going to replace our police officers with this tool," said Brig Khalid Ai Razooqi, director general of smart services at Dubai Police. "But with the number of people in Dubai increasing, we want to relocate police officers so they work in the right areas and can concentrate on providing a safe city."

"Most people visit police stations or customer services, but with this tool we can reach the public 24/7. It can protect people from crime because it can broadcast what is happening right away to our command and control centre."

The robot, a customised Reem model from Pal Robotics, was unveiled at the Gulf Information and Security Expo and Conference on Sunday, May 22. This latest prototype REEM is 1.65m in height, nearly 220 pounds and has a mobile base that enables the robot to move at 5km/hour. The advanced capabilities of REEM include a motorised head with vision, as well as face tracking and recognition functions. Furthermore, the robot contains sensors and a multimedia touch screen that can offer information in various formats, as well as the ability to speak and act as a help desk attendant via video conference. At present it can communicate only in Arabic and English, but there are plans to add Russian, Chinese, French and Spanish to its repertoire. It has a small platform, which can be used to transport objects and contains a lithium battery that lasts up to eight hours, allowing the robot to move around autonomously without the need for cables or human assistance.

A second Reem robot could join patrols next year, depending on funding, the government in Dubai said.

What kind of jobs have been given to the robotic policeman?
patrolling
data collection
getting information
all of the above
How long can it go before re-charging?
4hours
6hours
8hours
10hours
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