Dubai Thinks These Robot Cop Cars Will Stop Crime

by Jay Traugott
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Literally the exact opposite of its supercar fleet.
By the end of this year, the Dubai Police department will have deployed a small fleet of autonomous robot cars in an effort to, more or less, reduce the human workforce. According to The Telegraph, it’s called the O-R3, a small, waist-high robot car that was developed by Singapore-based startup Otsaw Digital. It’s considered to be fully capable of performing basic, low-levels of patrolling and surveillance work. It can even catch bad guys (kind of).
“Essentially, we aim for the streets to be safe and peaceful without a heavy police patrol,” stated Dubai police chief Major General Abdullah Khalifa Al Marri. For the record, the O-R3 won’t be replacing human officers (yet), but what it will do, specifically, is be programmed to patrol areas using its biometric scanners to identify suspects and suspicious objects.

Dubai Thinks These Robot Cop Cars Will Stop Crime
It can even launch a mini drone to chase after those suspects. Assuming all goes well with this initial pilot program, the Dubai police hope to have robots making up a quarter of its force by 2030. This is kind of ironic for a police department known for having supercars as part of their fleet. Then again, it just added a fleet of BMW i3 EVs, so times definitely appear to be changing.

Dubai Thinks These Robot Cop Cars Will Stop Crime
Dubai Thinks These Robot Cop Cars Will Stop Crime
Dubai Thinks These Robot Cop Cars Will Stop Crime






by Jay Traugott
Dubai Thinks These Robot Cop Cars Will Stop Crime