A robocop prototype worked the room at Dubai’s annual computer and electronic trade show taking place this week.
The robot patroler was able to salute and shake the hands of attendees. A touchscreen on the robot’s body can be used to report crime and pay fines for traffic violations, Gulf Business reports. It can also scan faces.
Dubai Police, IBM’s supercomputer, Watson, and Google are working together to add a virtual assistant system so that the robot can follow voice commands.
Using AI technology, they hope to create robots which can “spot people from 10 meters or 20 meters away, approach them and greet them,” Dubai Police’s Technical Innovations Department Head Major Adnan Ali explained in June.