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world's first robot police officer has started working. Its name is 'RoboCop' and it went into service for Dubai Police earlier this week. Robocop's first official duty was to greet guests at opening of security conference in Dubai. Apart from greeting visitors, its job was to answer questions and give directions. RoboCop has built-in tablet for people to interact with. People can use tablet to pay traffic fines and use other smart police services. tablet is linked to police station, so people can talk to human police officers. In addition, RoboCop can speak six languages, including English and Arabic. 170-centimetre-tall robot can also shake hands, salute people and recognize people's emotions and facial expressions.

Dubai Police says RoboCop is first of many robot police officers for city. spokesman said that by 2030, 25 per cent of Dubai Police force will be robots. He said: "We are looking to make everything smart in Dubai Police. By 2030, we will have first smart police station which won't require human employees." He added: " RoboCop is latest smart addition to police force and has been designed to help us fight crime, keep city safe and improve happiness levels." He said RoboCop will, "assist and help people in malls or on the streets". official at the security conference commented that future is here now, saying: " age of the robots is no longer coming. It has arrived."

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