Lamborghinis. Ferraris. Robots. Dubai's police force must have the fattest budget ever.
Dubai's first robotic police officer stood guard on Wednesday night at the foot of the Burj Khalifa as tourists and citizens walked by, snapping photos, reports The Telegraph.
Wearing a police cap, sporting a white "face" and moving on wheels, the robot can report crimes via a touch-screen on its chest that witnesses or victims can access. The robot was also designed to speak six languages and can read facial features.
Dubai police Brigadier said, "Our aim is to raise the number of robots to 25 percent of the police force by 2030.
The robot will mainly be deployed at popular locations visited by tourists and broadcasts a live feed to the police operations center. From there, police can identify suspects.