22 June 2020
Muhammad Faizal Abdul Rahman, Research Fellow with the Centre of Excellence for National Security at RSIS, wrote that the COVID-19 pandemic may be the inflexion point for robots to revolutionise policing, looking ahead. History shows that new technologies, such as the two-way radio and automobile in the 1930 and 1940s, can transform policing strategies for the better. By integrating robots well into police forces, they can become smart assistants of police officers for frontline duties that carry significant risks and stress for humans.
Muhammad Faizal Abdul Rahman is a Research Fellow with the Centre of Excellence for National Security (CENS), a unit of the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS), Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore.
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