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Singapore start-up OTSAW Digital inks momentous partnership with the Dubai Police Force

DUBAI, 21st June 2017: Singapore start-up OTSAW Digital has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Dubai Police Force to deploy autonomous outdoor security robot, O-R3, by the end of 2017 as part of the Smart Dubai initiative.

This makes Dubai the first city in the world to have O-R3 in operation.

The world’s first autonomous security robot with an aerial and ground collaborative surveillance system, O-R3 performs 360 degree surveillance and deters potential crime with its formidable presence on site. With self-charging capability, patrol and protection is provided 24/7, all year round.

But that does not mean the robots will replace humans, but instead fulfil low-level order enforcement tasks.

O-R3 will be deployed on a robot as a service model, for public security and surveillance in Dubai’s commercial spaces.


With the O-R3 policing the streets of Dubai by end 2017, this marks a leap on Dubai’s ambitious plan for robots to make up 25 percent of its police force by 2030.

At Dubai Police General Headquarters (GHQ). From left to right: Brigadier Khalid Nasser Al Razooqi, Major General Abdullah Khalifa Al Marri, OTSAW CEO Ling and Dubai Regional Director of IE Singapore, Nael Islam, who was there to witness this momentous occasion. Photo courtesy of Dubai Police Communications and Media Team.



About OTSAW Digital: The subsidiary and digital arm of ActiV Technology, OTSAW Digital was founded in 2015 to improve business processes, environments and everyday lives. OTSAW has offices located in Singapore, HK, Shanghai, KL, San Francisco & Tokyo.

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