Dubai Future Labs (DFL) an initiative of Dubai Future Basis (DFF), in partnership with Rochester Institute of Expertise (RIT) and Khalifa College (KU) right now introduced the winners of the primary version of Emirates Robotics Competitors.
A complete of 52 groups representing 17 native and worldwide universities registered to be a part of the competitors. The organisers shortlisted 21 groups from 12 universities and certified them for the ultimate stage to compete in two main challenges – Navigation and Manipulation.
The competitors concerned the groups demonstrating the capabilities of the autonomous robotic methods they developed to perform sure duties, together with shifting independently, analysing their instant environment, navigating a selected course, avoiding obstacles, and choosing up and inserting objects.
Shuri from Middlesex College Dubai beat 7 groups to win the Manipulation problem, whereas the Robo Tigers from RIT Dubai got here in second place, and RobAuto from Heriot-Watt College Dubai got here in third place. As for the Navigation problem, by which 14 college groups participated, Cognizance from Manipal College Dubai received first place, and Piston Sparks from College of Stirling RAK got here second, whereas ACMBITS from BITS Pilani Dubai got here in third place.
The Emirates Robotics Competitors is in step with DFF’s efforts to empower promising skills within the area of robotics and synthetic intelligence. The competitors displays DFF’s efforts to associate with prime analysis and tutorial establishments to assist the goals of the Dubai Robotics and Automation Programme launched by H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Govt Council, and Govt Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Dubai Future Basis. The programme goals to speed up the adoption of superior expertise purposes in numerous financial sectors.
The winners had been honoured on the finish of the competitors, which was hosted by RIT, within the presence of Meghan Gregonis, US Consul-Normal Dubai, and a variety of presidents and administrators of native and worldwide universities within the UAE.
Dr. Yousef Al Assaf, President of RIT, mentioned, “Our collaboration with Dubai Future Labs together with Khalifa College represents an exemplary partnership between academia and business. It additionally paves the way in which for younger people to hone their abilities for the long run and contribute to diversifying the economic system.”
Dr. Arif Sultan Al Hammadi, Govt Vice-President, Khalifa College mentioned, “The autonomous robotic methods developed by the successful groups are able to performing difficult duties. They reveal the artistic abilities and progressive spirit of every of the individuals.”
Khalifa Al Qama, Director of DFL, mentioned, “Empowering youth by offering the chance to develop their abilities in robotics and synthetic intelligence is a pivotal pillar in strengthening the position of Dubai and the UAE in driving international technological transformations. We at DFF are eager to launch initiatives and actions that assist consolidate the nation’s effort in positioning the UAE as a worldwide centre for robotics and synthetic intelligence.”
He added, “We witnessed a large number of commendable robotic improvements within the Emirates Robotics Competitors, which supplied a platform to spotlight technological abilities and abilities within the area of robotics, programming and synthetic intelligence. It contributed to enhancing the tradition of innovation, data acquisition and abilities growth among the many taking part college students, in addition to encouraging them to work collectively to develop new robotic methods that maintain tempo with the fast transformations.”
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