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Robot traffic police now on the job in North China

Aug 16. 2019
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By The Nation

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China’s first robot police have been put to work in the city of Handa in North China’s Hebei Province.

The Handan Public Security Bureau announced the use of three types of traffic robot police in a ceremony held on Wednesday. Equipped with intelligent cameras, the robots can spot traffic violations, give offenders verbal warnings and take photos of incidents. The robots were developed using big data, artificial intelligence, cloud computing and laser-based navigation.

The road patrol robot, which resembles a traffic police officer in a yellow uniform and white hat, can identify drivers and take photos of illegal behaviour through its automatic navigation system, as well as give reminders to jaywalkers.

The customer service robot is designed to provide information and answer questions from the public at vehicle registration centres. The robot automatically reports security risks and suspects to police.

The small, portable, remote-controlled traffic robots can help manage the scene at a road accident by giving visual and audible directions to passing drivers.

The robots will be programmed with additional functions to help with vehicle management and traffic management, and will be on duty 24/7. In recent years, e high-tech innovations have been increasingly applied in daily police work in China.

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