One way to cut personnel costs

Dubai police will deploy the world’s first driverless security patrol by the end of 2017, according to this article. The manufacturer says the self-driving robot (video here) “will not replace humans … will instead fulfill low-level order enforcement tasks … can release and control a drone … is capable of sensing its environment and navigating without human input … can also pursue criminal suspects … No off days, medical leave, and breaks in between.” The Dubai plan is for robots to comprise 25% of its force by 2030.

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