The world's first robot police officer started work in Dubai this week. Its name is 'RoboCop'. It greeted guests at a security conference. It also answered questions and gave directions. People can pay traffic fines and use other police services using RoboCop. It is also linked to a police station, so people can talk to real police officers. The 170-centimetre-tall RoboCop can speak six languages. It can also shake hands, and work out people's feelings.
By 2030, 25 per cent of the Dubai Police force will be robots. Dubai will also have the world's first smart police station. No humans will work there. RoboCop will help the Dubai Police to fight crime, keep the city safe and improve happiness levels. It will also help people in malls, airports and on the streets. Someone at the security conference said that: "The age of the robots is no longer coming. It has arrived."