Singapore to Use More Police Robots for Patrolling

Singapore police have decided to deploy more patrol robots across the city-state. Singapore is testing the use of police robots on a small scale for more than five years.

Since April this year, police robots are deployed at Singapore’s Changi Airport’s Terminal 4 to help the frontline police officers in regular patrolling.

The robots are equipped with cameras, sensors, speakers, a display panel, blinkers, and a siren.

An extendable mast with a 360-degree camera gives an on-the-ground view to officers in a situation room, and a two-way channel allows them to talk directly with the public.

The use of more police robots in the coming days will enable technology to overcome the lack of manpower.

In a statement, the Singapore Police Force (SPF) declared, “The SPF plans to progressively deploy more patrol robots to augment police’s operations across Singapore.”

Using its blinkers, siren, and speakers, the police robot can “enforce a cordon or warn bystanders during an incident prior to the arrival” of the human police force.

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