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INFRASTRUCTURAL DEVELOPMENT - ROBOTS AND AI

Winners of Mohamed bin Zayed International Robotics Challenge awarded

Posted on 19/03/2017

Winners of the inaugural Mohamed bin Zayed International Robotics Challenge (MBZIRC), were awarded yesterday by H.H. Sheikh Nahyan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Charitable and Humanitarian Foundation, in a ceremony held at Yas Marina at the conclusion of the three-day competition. The University of Bonn scooped up the biggest prize of US$1 million after winning in the grand challenge category. It also came in first place in the second ...  >>MORE

UAE’s biggest robotics competition is undergoing final touches for its grand Abu Dhabi debut

Posted on 15/03/2017

Preparations are in full swing for the grand debut of the Mohamed bin Zayed International Robotics Challenge, MBZIRC, the UAE's biggest robotics competition, taking place from March 16th to 18th at the Yas Island Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi. Teams from the 15 countries participating in the event have arrived in Abu Dhabi and are conducting test runs for the triathlon-style contest. The final touches to the three arenas where the challenges will take place are currently underway. Arena 1 will ...  >>MORE

Hamdan bin Mohammed honours winners of UAE Drones for Good Award and UAE AI/ Robotics Award for Good

Posted on 19/02/2017

H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council, honoured on Saturday afternoon, the winners of UAE Drones for Good Award and UAE AI/ Robotics Award for Good. A total of 40 projects were shortlisted for both the awards, 20 from inside the country, including 10 for UAE Drones Award and 10 for UAE AI/ Robotics Award for Good. The finalists were selected from 1,017 entries from 165 countries. Sheikh Hamdan was briefed on a ...  >>MORE

Dubai Future Foundation's unveils "Moral Machine" to explore AI's ethical and social aspects

Posted on 22/01/2017

The Museum of the Future, one of Dubai Future Foundation initiatives, has unveiled a brand new project experience exploring the social and ethical aspects of artificial intelligence and evaluating the role of artificial intelligence in making political and global decisions. The exhibit, called the "Moral Machine", was unveiled during the futuristic museum's participation at the World Economic Forum annual meeting in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland. The "Moral Machine" is set to tour various ...  >>MORE

Top international universities and organisations to compete in MBZIRC

Posted on 31/08/2016

Khalifa University, the organiser of the Mohamed bin Zayed International Robotics Challenge (MBZIRC), has revealed that teams from leading universities and international organisations will be participating in the upcoming challenge. The 45 finalists come from prestigious academic institutes such as the Georgia Institute of Technology, the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), the National University of Singapore, Xi'an Jiaotong University and the King Abdullah University ...  >>MORE

Dubai Future Foundation, WeRobotics team up to accelerate transfer of robotics solutions to developing countries

Posted on 01/08/2016

Dubai Future Foundation yesterday announced that it is collaborating with WeRobotics to accelerate the transfer of appropriate robotics solutions to scale the impact of aid, development and environmental projects in developing countries. To do this, WeRobotics is co-creating a global network of local innovation labs "Flying Labs" where local partners are trained to use robotics solutions safely, responsibly and effectively. These robotics solutions will be sourced in part from the winning ...  >>MORE

Mohammed bin Rashid honours winners of UAE Drones for Good Awards and the UAE AI and Robotics Award

Posted on 07/02/2016

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, yesterday honoured the winners of the second UAE Drones for Good Award and the first UAE AI & Robotics Award for Good, the world's biggest awards in civilian applications of drones and robotics technology, in the presence of top dignitaries and international experts at the conclusion of a three-day competition event at Dubai Internet City. Loon Copter's multi-rotor drone from ...  >>MORE

UAE AI & Robotics Award for Good offers global platform to highlight best practices in robotics technology

Posted on 06/02/2016

The UAE AI & Robotics Award for Good event, currently under way at Dubai Internet City, has hosted some of the most eminent international speakers in the field to highlight the latest global trends in this dynamic sector, which will have a positive impact on people's lives in the coming years. Saif Al Aleeli, Chief Executive Officer of Dubai Museum of the Future Foundation and Coordinator General of the UAE AI & Robotics Award for Good, said, "The award in its first edition has displayed its ...  >>MORE

PhD student selected as Semi-Finalist for UAE Artificial Intelligence and Robotics Award for Good

Posted on 05/02/2016

A Masdar Institute PhD student has been selected as a semi-finalist for the Dh1-million UAE Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Robotics Award for Good – an award that supports innovation in the key area of artificial intelligence and robotics. Winners will be announced during the Live Finals event, to be held from 5-6 February 2016, at Dubai Internet City. The "Waterloop" intelligent wells project of Masdar Institute PhD student and MSc in Engineering Systems and Management graduate Reem Al ...  >>MORE

UAE AI & Robotics Award for Good announces panel of judges and international speakers

Posted on 02/02/2016

The UAE AI & Robotics Award for Good, launched by H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, will be addressed by international speakers and specialists in the field of robotics and artificial intelligence during award event on Friday, February 5th, and Saturday February 6th, at Dubai Internet City. The Organising Committee of the award has also announced the Judging Committee, which consists of experts in the field of robotics and artificial intelligence. ...  >>MORE

UAE AI & Robotics Award for Good announces 20 semi-finalists for Dh4.67 million award

Posted on 19/01/2016

The Organising Committee of the UAE AI & Robotics Award for Good has announced that 20 contestants have qualified to the semi-finals stage of the National and International competitions of the award, which offers a total prize money of Dh 4.67 million (US$1 million for International Competition and Dh 1 million for National Competition) to the winners. The successful entries to the semi-final stage of the UAE AI & Robotics Award have come from all parts of the world, including the UAE, the ...  >>MORE

Hamdan bin Mohammed: UAE AI & Robotics Award for Good a major step in positioning UAE globally in advanced technologies

Posted on 07/12/2015

H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, Chairman of the Executive Council, and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Dubai Museum of the Future Foundation, has said the vision of Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, is focused on strengthening the position of the UAE in promising sectors through innovative initiatives. He described Sheikh Mohammed as a school that converts ...  >>MORE

Robot Technology Exhibition opens in Dubai

Posted on 30/09/2015

DUBAI, 30th September, 2015 (WAM) -- The RTEX ‘Robot Technology Exhibition' was opened yesterday at The Meydan Hotel, Dubai, by Essa Al Maidoor, Deputy Director-General of Dubai Municipality and President of the Society of Engineers - UAE. The RTEX Exhibition is the first event in the Middle East and North Africa exhibiting the latest innovations in Robotics and Automation. With over 30 exhibitors including Dubai Customs, Lockheed Martin, Electrolux, Society of Engineers - UAE and many more, ...  >>MORE

UAE pupils compete for robotics prize

Posted on 28/09/2015

The judge counted down from three with a stopwatch in hand, as Fatima Mohammed and her teammates gathered around their robot with anticipation. With the push of a button, Fatima set the robot in motion and watched as it steadily travelled forward on its wheels, dropped its long arms to the table and swept coloured blocks to the wall, just as they had programmed it to do. Fatima, 11, along with Muhanad Eisa, 6, and Mariam Hassan, 10, were among the youngest pupils to compete at the annual ...  >>MORE

Mohamed bin Zayed International Robotics Challenge announces call for project suggestions

Posted on 17/09/2015

Khalifa University, organisers of the upcoming Mohamed bin Zayed International Robotics Challenge, MBZIRC, have announced that they began receiving project suggestions for the challenge on September 7th, and set a deadline of November 7th. This follows the recent invitation to indicate Intent to Participate that was issued in May. The call for proposals will require teams to submit their proposals to participate in the three challenges and the triathlon style "Grand Challenge". The challenges ...  >>MORE

Reem says hello to Yas Island

Posted on 04/09/2015

If there was a Yas Island competition for employee of the month, it is likely that last month's prize would have been awarded to a multilingual expat from Barcelona called Reem. Standing 1.7 metres tall and weighing a robust 100 kilograms, Reem not only worked eight hours every day for the whole month, but also performed as a children's entertainer and a source of tourist information. She led two promotional campaigns and an island-wide treasure hunt and even starred in her own short film, ...  >>MORE

First edition of ‘UAE AI & Robotics Award for Good’ set to open entries for US$1 million contest

Posted on 07/06/2015

The Organising Committee of the first edition of the US$ 1 million ‘UAE AI & Robotics Award for Good' has announced that it will start receiving submissions for the award from 7 June, 2015. The award, which is open to individuals, teams, universities and companies from around the world, also offers Dh 1 million for the winner at the national level. The winners will be honoured at a special ceremony in February 2016 before the fourth Government Summit. The ‘UAE AI & Robotics Award for Good' ...  >>MORE

Details of competition released for Mohamed bin Zayed International Robotics Challenge

Posted on 25/05/2015

Khalifa University, organisers of the upcoming Mohamed bin Zayed International Robotics Challenge, MBZIRC, has released information regarding the competition, including details on the tasks that the participants will have to complete and a call for "Intention to Participate and Request for Information (ITP-RFI)''. The inaugural 2016 competition will consist of three challenges and a triathlon type "Grand Challenge". It will take place in an outdoor open arena the approximate size of a football ...  >>MORE

Hamed bin Zayed attends launch of Mohamed Zayed International Robotics Challenge at Khalifa University

Posted on 16/02/2015

Under the patronage of His Highness General Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Deputy Supreme of the UAE Armed Forces and the Chairman of Khalifa University s Board of Trustees, Khalifa University announced yesterday the launch of the Mohamed bin Zayed International Robotics Challenge (MBZIRC). The international robotics competition will be held every two years and offers prizes worth a total of US$5 million, with the first challenge to be held in November, 2016. ...  >>MORE

UAE announces US$1 million award for best robot invention

Posted on 11/02/2015

In a major announcement, the UAE government has revealed plans to reward innovations in artificial intelligence and robotics. Announcing a prize of US$1 million for the best innovators, the government is inviting individuals, companies and students to participate in the award. "Innovation is the future. Either you innovate or disappear eventually. Wherever we are today, it is because of innovation. It is part of a larger nation-wide strategy. This is the future and we are moving quite fast. It ...  >>MORE

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Winners of Mohamed bin Zayed International Robotics Challenge awarded


UAE’s biggest robotics competition is undergoing final touches for its grand Abu Dhabi debut


Hamdan bin Mohammed honours winners of UAE Drones for Good Award and UAE AI/ Robotics Award for Good


Dubai Future Foundation's unveils "Moral Machine" to explore AI's ethical and social aspects


Top international universities and organisations to compete in MBZIRC


Dubai Future Foundation, WeRobotics team up to accelerate transfer of robotics solutions to developing countries


Mohammed bin Rashid honours winners of UAE Drones for Good Awards and the UAE AI and Robotics Award


UAE AI & Robotics Award for Good offers global platform to highlight best practices in robotics technology


PhD student selected as Semi-Finalist for UAE Artificial Intelligence and Robotics Award for Good


UAE AI & Robotics Award for Good announces panel of judges and international speakers


UAE AI & Robotics Award for Good announces 20 semi-finalists for Dh4.67 million award


Hamdan bin Mohammed: UAE AI & Robotics Award for Good a major step in positioning UAE globally in advanced technologies


Robot Technology Exhibition opens in Dubai


UAE pupils compete for robotics prize


Mohamed bin Zayed International Robotics Challenge announces call for project suggestions


Reem says hello to Yas Island


First edition of ‘UAE AI & Robotics Award for Good’ set to open entries for US$1 million contest


Details of competition released for Mohamed bin Zayed International Robotics Challenge


Hamed bin Zayed attends launch of Mohamed Zayed International Robotics Challenge at Khalifa University


UAE announces US$1 million award for best robot invention