Dubai signed an agreement on Sunday to adopt robotics and automation technology in economic sectors.
Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohamed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince Of Dubai, the Chairman of the Executive Council of Dubai, and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Dubai Future Foundation, observed the signing of the partnership of three agreements with Dubai Future Labs (DFL), Dubai Future Foundation (DFF), with Emirates Airlines, DP World and data.
These trio- agreements will help contribute to Dubai strengthening the UAE as a living laboratory for advanced technologies and inventions.
Activating the Programme
These national partnerships strive to activate the Dubai Robotics and Automation Program, established last September. It aimed to boost the development, testing, and adoption of robotics and automation (R&A), which helped develop vital economic sectors. The agenda focused on advancing research and development in five central regions in the industry is:
- Production and Manufacturing
- Consumer Services and Tourism
- Health Care and Connected Mobility
This program strives to transform Dubai into one of the top ten global cities for robotics and automation. It will enhance the sector’s growth by adopting and developing robotics technologies, authorizing national talent, and creating new solutions.
Minister Allama stated, “These three partnerships will strengthen the position of Dubai and UAE as a living laboratory in terms of advanced technologies and inventions. He added, ” Installing Robotics, automation, and future technologies in the main sectors will enhance the economic diversification and help raise Dubai’s long-term rivalries and magnificence as a medium for launching and developing businesses by helping them in international trade with the cut-edge logistical services.”
MOU with DP World
The most important duty to be embarked on by the MoU is to initiate intelligent, autonomous electric vehicles (E- CAVs) for terminal procedures. With new agreements, future technology robotics will be used in aviation with a more reliable, sustainable, efficient, and safer alternative.
Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem, Group Chairman and CEO of DP World, stated, ” This MoU is of utmost importance to us, and it has come at a critical time with enhancing supply chain efficiencies.”
He added, “With the help of our next-generation technologies and solutions, like hyperloop and automated warehouse stacking dynamism like Dubai Trade, Searates, Cargoes and Digital Freight Alliance, we are adamant about shaping the future of trade and logistics”.
MoU with Emirates Airlines
With the help of Emirates, Dubai Future Labs will initiate various pilot projects, including a robot check-in agent and a robot waiter, who will serve in airport lounges. Emirates is also redirecting efforts to rebuild its warehouse management system.
Adel Al Redha, Emirates’ Chief Operating Officer, stated, ” We look forward to developing and enhancing artificial intelligence and technologies in parts of our business in Emirates Engineering, Dubai International and ramp operations.”
By envisioning becoming the core engine of Dubai’s invention system, Dubai Future Labs will start state-of-the-art robotics and AI research projects which will have a global impact on Dubai’s future. Through its engineers, scientists and industry experts, Dubai Future Labs functions as a government consultant advising on technical challenges that various sectors might face in future. Hence, Dubai is leaping to boost robotics in the aviation and logistics sectors which will change the outlook of the economic sectors.