Dubai Police Force Taps OTSAW for Drone Cop Cars
June 28, 2017
Singapore start-up OTSAW Digital has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Dubai Police Force to deploy autonomous outdoor security robot, O-R3, by the end of 2017 as part of the Smart Dubai initiative.
This makes Dubai the first city in the world to have O-R3 in operation.
But that does not mean the robots will replace humans, but instead fulfil low-level order enforcement tasks.
Ling, CEO of OTSAW Digital, on the role of robots said, “Ultimately, robots exist to improve the quality of human lives, where men take on high value jobs while robots perform the low skilled ones,”
O-R3 will be deployed on a robot as a
service model, for public security and surveillance in Dubai’s
With the O-R3 policing the streets of
Dubai by end 2017, this marks a leap on Dubai’s ambitious plan for
robots to make up 25 percent of its police force by 2030.