Kerala Police introduces Indian first humanoid robot police
Progressing towards the path of technological advances and women empowerment, Kerala police on 19th February 2019 embraced India’s first human-like robot which would be working at the front office, greeting the senior officers and guiding the visitors towards the correct department.
The ‘Robocop’ which would now be addressed as ‘KP-BOT’ was inaugurated by the Chief Minister of Kerala, Pinarayi Vijayan and is designated as sub-inspector in the Kerala Police. It greeted the Chief Minister with a perfect salute. Loknath Behra, the Director General of Police, quotes, "The main aim to create a humanoid robot is to introduce technology into policing."
KP-BOT has been given the structure like that of a female to focus on the women empowerment and also, towards gender equality. It has completely been framed like an Indian woman with a Bindi and dressed in Khaki uniform.
It has been designed by a Kochi-based startup Asimov Robotics Pvt Ltd in collaboration with Kerala Police’s technical R&D sector, Cyberdome. ‘KP-BOT’ has also been designed to greet the visitors in the Hindi language.
In the near future, the cop is expected to get more features such as facial recognition, bomb detection and more skills as a part of its regular updates.