​Robot takes over patrolling at Chinese railway station

There is a new cop in town… and he’s a robot. This new patrolling officer was introduced at Zhengzhou East Railway Station, in central China’s Henan province, on February 17.

Its job is to patrol the station and guard it at night. 
Using a visual system, it can operate independently, without any human control. 

The robot can also assist passengers, detect fire emergencies and work with the railway police to identify criminal suspects using facial recognition.