He­bei be­gins us­ing traf­fic ro­bot po­lice, shows China’s AI de­vel­op­ment

Global Times US Edition - - CHINA -

China’s first batch of traf­fic ro­bot po­lice started work­ing in Han­dan, North China’s He­bei Prov­ince on Wed­nes­day, with mul­ti­ple func­tions in­clud­ing road pa­trols and ac­ci­dent warn­ing that rep­re­sent the de­vel­op­ment of China’s ar­ti­fi­cial in­tel­li­gence traf­fic man­age­ment.

The Han­dan Pub­lic Se­cu­rity Bureau an­nounced the use of three types of traf­fic ro­bot po­lice in a cer­e­mony on Wed­nes­day. 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 driv­ers’ il­le­gal be­hav­ior through its au­to­matic nav­i­ga­tion sys­tem, and re­mind jay­walk­ers in Pu­tonghua, ac­cord­ing to the Han­dan po­lice’s Weibo ac­count.

The ad­vice traf­fic ro­bot works in ve­hi­cle man­age­ment sta­tions, and is ca­pa­ble of an­swer­ing ques­tions, guid­ing res­i­dents to coun­ters and au­to­mat­i­cally re­port­ing se­cu­rity risks and sus­pects to po­lice.

The ac­ci­dent warn­ing ro­bot can re­mind pass­ing ve­hi­cles when po­lice are deal­ing with traf­fic ac­ci­dents.

Li Huai, an of­fi­cial at the Han­dan Pub­lic Se­cu­rity Bureau, said the robots will have more func­tions on ve­hi­cle man­age­ment and traf­fic man­age­ment, and will be on duty 24/7, news site heb­news.cn re­ported on Wed­nes­day.

In re­cent years, more high-tech in­no­va­tions have been ap­plied in the po­lice’s daily work in China.

Dur­ing this year’s Spring Fes­ti­val travel rush, po­lice in many cities adopted fa­cial recog­ni­tion and robots to check tick­ets, search for miss­ing peo­ple and pro­vide pas­sen­gers with safety ad­vice.

In April, China’s first 5G po­lice sta­tion, which fea­tures cut­ting-edge tech­nol­ogy such as AR glass and pa­trol drones, was un­veiled in Shen­zhen, South China’s Guang­dong Prov­ince.

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