Singapore has started to employ robots to patrol its streets to detect undesirable social behaviour.
The robots patrolled a housing estate and shopping centre as part of a three-week trial during September.
Singapore is frequently criticized for its tight controls.
A robot policing 'uncivil behaviour' patrols the streets of Singapore.
The robot, called Xavier, uses seven cameras and issues instructions to the public about observing by-laws.
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The country is set to increase its use of intrusive surveillance technologies.
Its government says that the use of patrolling robots is a response to an impending labour shortage as the population ages.
Using robots reduces the number of officers needed for foot patrols.
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