Vizag gets humanoid cop to keep cops on tenterhooks

Vizag gets humanoid cop to keep cops on tenterhooks

Ms Cybira with lady constables in Visakhapatnam

Andhra Pradesh has become a humanoid cop with the induction of Ms. Cybira (cybersecurity interactive robotic agent) in Visakhapatnam police commissionerate. The robot is programmed to ensure the cops deliver on citizen complaints. If they fail to attend to the complaints from aggrieved persons within stipulated periods, it will pass on the information to the higher-ups, up to the commissioner’s level.

Cybira began functioning on a trial basis at Maharanipet police station in the port city. On the first day, the robot received a complaint from a person seeking recovery of Rs 50,000 bad debt. However, the police found the complaint not tenable because of its civil nature. City police commissioner RK Meena inaugurated Ms. Cybira. He said the humanoid cop would receive complaints in writing or through oral statements.

Hyderabad gets a 'RoboCop'

In December 2017 a  Hyderabad based Artificial Intelligence Start-up, H-Bots Robotics developed smart policing Robot which is different from Ms Cybira. The newly launched Robot was named after 26/11 martyr Hemant Karkare who lost his life while fighting terrorists during the 2008 Mumbai attack. Its makers have taken a vow to name each robot they make after brave Police martyrs.

It is a life-sized male Robot Beta Version Robot. It is a 100% Made in India Robot.  All the components used are Indian.  The First Smart Police Robot moves, recognises people, takes complaints, detects bombs, identifies suspects, interacts with people, answers people's queries etc.

The five-foot-seven bot, which weighs around 43 kilograms, is equipped with cameras and an array of sensors like ultrasonic, proximity sensors, temperature sensors, etc. The bot also contains 24/7 connectivity, ensuring that its whereabouts are known. Police can also tune into a live video stream as the robot makes its rounds. In addition, the robot also has the