Swoop­ing in on crim­i­nals

Daily Mercury - - WORLD -

DUBAI po­lice could soon be swoop­ing in on crims from the sky. The Mid­dle Eastern na­tion’s cops have been caught train­ing on hov­er­bikes that they claim will help first re­spon­ders reach dif­fi­cult areas more eas­ily.

And the robo­cop­tors could one day be pi­loted by robo­cops, with Dubai ea­ger to have ro­bots along­side reg­u­lar po­lice by 2030.

Hover­surf – a Rus­sianowned com­pany based in Cal­i­for­nia – has gifted Dubai’s po­lice its first se­rial pro­duc­tion of the elec­tric ver­ti­cal take-off and land­ing (eVTOL) ve­hi­cles af­ter a deal was signed last year.

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