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.