Dubai tops the list of the 10 best cities for robots with a new initiative

Dubai tops the list of the 10 best cities for robots with a new initiative

Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum announces the launch of a program that will provide up to 200,000 robots over the next ten years.

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by Web Desk

Posted: Wednesday, September 21, 2022, 2:35 pm

Last updated: Wednesday, September 21, 2022, 10:13 pm

On Wednesday, the Crown Prince of Dubai announced the launch of a program to develop the robotics and automation sector in the emirate.

In a tweet, Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum said the goal is to make Dubai “among the top 10 global cities for robotics and automation technology.”

Sheikh Hamdan, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Dubai Future Foundation, said that as part of the Dubai Robotics and Automation Program, 200,000 robots will be provided over the next 10 years to enhance efficiency and productivity in various sectors.

The Dubai Crown Prince added that the initiative seeks to increase the automation industry’s GDP contribution to at least nine percent.

It will empower national talent; innovation of solutions, products and services; He noted the development of a supportive legislative and governance system.

Sheikh Hamdan emphasized that Dubai’s advanced infrastructure and talented workforce give it many competitive strengths in this fast-growing global industry.

The emirate will focus on developing research and development in five main areas: production and manufacturing. Consumer and tourism services. healthcare and connected mobility; and logistics.

The development of the sector will support the diversification of Dubai’s future economy and help build an integrated knowledge base that can contribute to creating new economic opportunities and improving the quality of life.

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What does it mean to residents and citizens

Sheikh Hamdan directed the allocation of laboratories to develop new technologies. Support related research, testing, development, piloting and integration activities; Provide a supportive platform for collaborative projects; Create prototypes and engage the audience in innovative product experiences.

He highlighted the importance of providing local talent and emerging companies with advanced tools and skills that are expected to be in high demand in the future, and developing training programs in cooperation with government and private agencies, universities and research and development centers locally and globally.

He also called on government agencies in Dubai and the private sector to enhance cooperation with local and international research and academic institutions to develop a regulatory and legal environment that supports the growth of R&A in Dubai and establish a comprehensive local knowledge base for technical standards and specifications, and advanced technologies.

All initiatives to be organized and launched as part of the program will be overseen by the Dubai Council for Robotics and Automation, which is made up of representatives from the public and private sectors and academia.

This program supports the development of various vital and future sectors in Dubai, including transportation, space, healthcare, education, and artificial intelligence, among others.

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