Before the end of this year these autonomous police cars could patrol Dubai’s streets. The high tech vehicles are supposed to help ensure security.
Dubai police have deployed their first robotic officer as part of a long-term plan to automatize a large percentage of patrols. The deputy droid can apparently identify wanted criminals and collect evidence.
It's usually humans who close monitor the work of machines and robots. We want to ensure the technology makes no mistakes. But as a Fraunhofer research project shows, machines should also keep an eye on us.
Police in Cologne will hold a series of press conferences to present new technologies and strategies meant to prevent further sex mob attacks in public places following last year's mass-scale New Year's Eve assaults.
More police, as well as barriers and admittance controls - security is tighter than ever at this year's Oktoberfest in Munich. Yet visitors are relaxed, as Felicitas Wilke observes.
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