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Kerala Police introduces Humanoid Robot ‘KP-BOT’

Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 20 (IECurrentAffairs) Kerala Police has introduced a Sub-Inspector ranked Humanoid Robot, ‘KP-BOT,’ which is India’s first and fourth one in the world, at its headquarters in Vazhuthakkad here.

“Kerala Police, a leader among Indian states in the adoption of ‘Technology in Policing’, will create history with the induction of humanoid robot, named ‘KP-Bot,’ into service, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said after Inaugurating the service on Tuesday evening.

Initially, the robot was employed at the reception of police headquarters and it will receive the visitors and answer their questions in English and display information in a screen on it.

The robot can also block criminals at the entrance by identifying them using its inbuilt camera. The robot will also able to provide identity cards, appointment time and file cases based on complaints.

ADGP Manoj Abraham said the possibility of introducing such robotic system in traffic control and bomb detection is also under consideration.

With the upgradation of technology, the robot can speak in Malayalam also, he added.

The robot, look like a woman cop, can also identify superiors and salute them.

The robot was developed by start-up firm Asimov Robotics with the assistance of the cyber dome of Kerala police, DGP Loknath Behra said during the occasion.

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Via UNI-India
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