RoboCop reports for duty in Dubai

Criminals beware: the world's first RoboCop has reported for duty in Dubai.

Regular cops should also beware as the city is planning to make a quarter of its force robotic by 2030.

RoboCop, named after the movie franchise, can read facial expressions and has a touch-screen which members of the public can use to report crimes and pay fines.

It also has facial recognition software which can help other officers identify and catch offenders, as well as livestream video.

It has a battery life of around eight hours and stands at around 165cm tall.

And RoboCop is multi-lingual - it can currently "chat" in Arabic or English, but its creators plan to teach it Russian, Chinese, French and Spanish too.

The city also plans to launch a police station manned by robots.

Newshub.