Police robot on New Year's patrol

Chen Huizhi Zhou Shengjie
A robot will patrol the Nanjing Road Pedestrian Mall and the Bund. Apart from surveillance, the machine can also broadcast safety tips.
Chen Huizhi Zhou Shengjie
Shot by Zhou Shengjie. Edited by Zhou Shengjie. Subtitles by Wang Xinzhou.
Police robot on New Year's patrol
Zhou Shengjie / SHINE

A police robot is patrolling the Nanjing Road Pedestrian Mall and the Bund in Huangpu District on New Year’s Eve.

The robot, equipped with 360-degree high-resolution and infrared imaging cameras, transmits pictures to police in real time, police said.

Apart from surveillance, the robot can also broadcast safety tips to pedestrians.

The robot can extend to 1.8 meters at its tallest. With one charge, it can patrol for a consecutive 24 hours.

The mobile robot can also patrol the area's side streets so as to make up for a lack of street surveillance cameras in certain spots, police said.

In the future, police said that people can communicate with them in their offices via the robot thanks to the use of 5G mobile network technology.

The robot was first put on patrol at the Nanjing Road Pedestrian Mall four months ago.

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