'Fully intelligent' robot police will be on the streets by 2017


Will robots make it more "fun" to interact with police? At least Dubai's police chief thinks so! These robots don't seem to carry a weapon, unlike their [russian counterpart](http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg22229664.400-armed-russian-robocops-to-defend-missile-bases.html). _The Dubai police force aim to have fully functioning robo-cops on the streets by 2017. Colonel Khalid Nasser Alrazooq told a security conference in Dubai, ‘The robots will interact directly with people and tourists. They will include an interactive screen and microphone connected to the Dubai Police call centers. People will be able to ask questions and make complaints, but they will also have fun interacting with the robots.’_ _But they’ll rapidly get more intelligent, the police chief says. He hopes to have fully AI-driven models on the streets within four to five years._


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