Forget RoboCop: Dubai Police unveils the ‘Smart Dog’

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Dubai Police have introduced a ‘Smart Dog’ which aims to keep UAE homes secure.

The current model of the robotic K9 was unveiled to public eyes during the Innovation month exhibition in Dubai.

Weighing around 35 Kg, the dog-like machine features a 360-degree Wi-Fi camera for all-round surveillance. Through this, the dog can transmit clips directly to the owner or the police.

Living up to its pup name, the dog, which alerts its owner when necessary, also has speech recognition allowing it to understand various instructions. The ‘Smart Dog’ can also sit, stand, walk for some distance and perform a hand shake.

Speaking to Khaleej Times, Chief Executive Officer of Innovation Kingdom, the company building the device with Dubai Police, Abdulsalam al-Hammadi sees the robot in UAE homes and across all embassies to maintain security throughout the country.

Hammadi said that another project is in the works where they are developing a ‘smart dog’ that can run, identify illegal substances and catch criminals.

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