Wednesday 21 March 2018

UAE launches world's first AI 'robot engineer'

DUBAI, 19 days ago

The UAE has launched the first robot engineer in the world that operates on artificial intelligence (AI), reported the state news agency Wam.
The robot engineer specialises in supporting the decision-making process and decreasing risks, and its areas of work include procedures, operations and project planning, as well as designing and supervising the implementation of projects, said the report citing a senior minister.
Dr Abdullah bin Mohammed Belhaif Al Nuaimi, Minister of Infrastructure Development, said the ministry will soon acquire an international patent, to benefit from the robot and support its organisational work.
Such initiatives are part of the ministry’s efforts to achieve international pioneering and support the country’s related goals, he stated.
The minister was speaking after reviewing the ministry’s key projects on display as part of the UAE Month of Innovation celebrations.
These projects include the 3-D printing of bridges to save time, and the use of drones in two infrastructure projects, cadastral surveying and traffic census as well as designing intersections in an innovative way and using a robot to clean buildings, said the Wam report.
Dr Al Nuaimi later witnessed the demonstration of a robot invented by Ahmed Ali Al Shehi, which was designed to clean buildings 10 times faster than traditional methods in an effective, safe and private manner. 
It can clean an area of 300 sq m per hour while traditional methods can only clean 30 to 40 sq m in the same time. Besides it also uses less water, has many security features, and is remotely controlled, it added.
"A patent for the robot has been registered, as a UAE product that can compete with the best international robots," said Al Nuaimi.
The ministry desires to support its employees and the country’s innovative and creative people, as well as to plan activities to achieve the UAE Vision 2021 and the UAE Centennial 2071, support the country’s infrastructure achievements, and enable it to lead in global road quality indexes, he added.-TradeArabia News Service

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