Another sign of the apocalypse

RoboCop is real — at least, in the Middle East.

Dubai Police are deploying a robot policeman, and the life-sized patrolman is straight out of the uncanny valley.

According to a report from Reuters, Robocop “can help identify wanted criminals and collect evidence” and “will patrol busy areas in the city, as part of a government program aimed at replacing some human crime-fighters with machines.”

The Dubai police force is hoping to replace a quarter of its human cops with droid cops by 2030.

Should visions of a trigger-happy robot cop be terrorizing your imagination, rest assured this is more of a policeman-shaped help vestibule on wheels than a killer robot with a badge.

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