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Robots to replace patrolmen on the streets of Dubai

15.07.2017 149 просмотров

Unmanned police cars "O-R3" manufactured by the Singapore company Otsaw Digital will start patrolling the streets of Dubai (UAE) at the end of the year. It is reported by The Washington Post.

According to the plans of the Dubai government, 25% of the police team by 2030 will be robots.

"We" want robots to perform more operations. Our goal — control the safety of the streets without intensive police patrols, — Abdullah Khalifa Al Marri, Chief of Police of the city, said.

The machines are capable of recognizing faces and license plates. It is assumed that cars will be able to track down suspects on the streets of the city around the clock, monitor the condition of the streets and send information to the central police station. Robotic patrols are not intended for capturing criminals.

The vehicles are equipped with thermal and HD cameras, laser scanners, IMU sensors (show the position of the vehicle in space), ultrasonic sensors, GPS satellite navigation system , lidars (allow you to see distant objects) and a drone. If necessary, the car directs the flying device to areas where it cannot penetrate on its own. The vehicle is capable of self-charging.

Robot status — temperature, cabin humidity, dust, carbon dioxide and charging — controlled from the control center. The unmanned vehicle does not assume the presence of a driver inside, if necessary, a police officer can switch the car to manual control.

According to Arabian Business, since May, the world's first robot has been operating in the largest city of the UAE -police officer. A simplified version of RoboCop, 1.7 m tall, speaks six languages and is capable of recognizing emotions and gestures at a distance of up to 1.5 m. The robot helps passersby find their way and keeps order in public places.

In the coming years, the city plans to introduce a 3 m robot. He will be able to reach speeds of up to 80.5 km/h and carry heavy equipment. According to the Dubai Police and Otsaw Digital, cars will not displace a person. Robots will perform boring, routine tasks. Management positions will remain for people.

The use of robots

According to an employee of the International Scientific Center "Nonlinear and adaptive control systems" ITMO University Alexander Kapitonov, while the functions of robots are limited.

"Now such systems justify themselves from the point of view of environment monitoring and notification of factors and situations that threaten life and health of citizens: monitoring  traffic conditions, temperature and degrees of air pollution, the presence of smoke, and etc. While such systems can only perform analytical functions — collect information and make recommendations; in terms of concrete actions to neutralize the threat, their usefulness is not yet clear. It is easier to regulate traffic through traffic lights, and will will ever be able to identify and neutralize the criminal — bye question», — the expert believes.

According to Kapitonov, Russian scientific institutions and companies are moving towards robotization: they are developing monitoring systems that could prevent fires, including in forests, and analyze crowd behavior in  ;public places.

       the expert explained.

However, the pace of development of such technologies is hindered by a number of factors. “The main obstacle, in my opinion, — the absence of a legislative framework governing the introduction of autonomous systems capable of solving certain tasks without human intervention. It is necessary to develop technical standards, certification mechanisms for both equipment and users (operators). There are also infrastructural problems. If drones can safely move through the  airspace, then  Russian roads pose a serious challenge  — Kapitonov explained.

According to the study "Where machines can replace a person, and where — no (yet)" (Where machines could replace humans — and where they can’t (yet)), prepared by the McKinsey&Company consulting company in 2016 year, robots can replace 78% of specialists who are engaged in routine work, and only 9 % managers.

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