The world’s first robot police officer officially reported for duty at the UAE’s flagship Dubai Mall on Tuesday. The high-tech police officer, unveiled at the GITEX Technology Conference in Dubai in 2015, can recognize the faces of wanted criminals in airports and malls. It also assists shoppers with directions and can contact Dubai police if there’s a problem. The ‘Robocop’ also flirts with tourists, saying ‘you have really pretty eyes’ and asking ‘if they grew up around here.’
This week the world’s first robot police officer went on duty at a mall in Dubai. People can use the robot to report crimes, pay fines and get a handshake. The robot is 5′ 6″, can recognize faces, make jokes and has a battery life of 8 hours. Dubai wants 25% of its police force to be robotic by 2030.
— Dubai Media Office (@DXBMediaOffice) May 23, 2017