Thursday, August 8, 2019

Robots to now join real life policemen in China to manage traffic situations (photos)

Managing road traffic in the world's most populous country is no easy task.

And one Chinese city has enlisted the help from robots to keep the streets in order.

A team of robotic traffic policemen have started patrolling in Handan, a city in northern China's Hebei Province.

The AI-powered androids, the first of its kind in China, were unveiled by the city's police authorities yesterday.

Three kinds of robotic cops have been deployed including one specialising in patrolling, one focussing on giving information and one in charge of dealing with traffic accidents, according to Handan traffic police.

Engineers have installed facial recognition cameras on all of them, the police said in a series of posts on its official account on Weibo, the Chinese equivalent to Twitter.