Continuing the efforts to make Dubai a hub of innovative and future tech-based economy, the crown prince of Dubai, Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum oversaw the signing of agreements between three companies belonging to the aviation, robotics, and logistics industries. This is part of a long-term plan to make Dubai one of the first to incorporate robotics tech into the field of aviation and the port supply chain. This is the first chapter in the Dubai Robotics and Automation Program as it seeks to initiate multiple robotics-based techs in different economic ventures.
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Sheikh Hamdan, who is also the chairman of the board of trustees of the Dubai Future Foundation expressed his confidence that these efforts will put Dubai at the center of innovations in the field of Robotics and advanced future tech. UAE and Dubai aim to integrate these technologies into the core fabric of the economy so that automation can increase the efficiency of workplaces that involve constant labor management.
In July this year, the UAE administration created a higher committee for future technology and the digital economy. This committee is responsible for initiating multiple programs and campaigns that seek to foster a new future for UAE and Dubai which works for developing and launching cutting-edge tech that can compete with global standards when it comes to multiple economic sectors. The diversification of major economic corridors for expanding and sustaining long-term business innovations has been one of the key goals of the Dubai and UAE administration. As the future is dependent on a whole new array of factors relating to tech and automation, the old methods have to be revamped.
The Dubai Metaverse initiative was one of the first successful digital economy initiatives that were led by the Dubai Future Foundation. It hopes to launch digital and interactive business platforms that aim to offer virtual jobs to Emiratis in the near future. Dubai expects to be a major part of the global metaverse market which is set to draw in around $1.6 trillion globally in another eight years. Around a thousand companies are planning to set up their virtual business platforms and a total revenue of $4 billion is expected to be added to Dubai’s GDP by 2030.
The three companies DP world, Dubai Future Labs, and Emirates Airlines are teaming up together with a plan to create automated electric vehicles that can handle airport operations, and also develop automated AI-based transportation solutions to handle port logistics. Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem, group chairman, and CEO, of DP World, said that the MoU signed between the companies will enhance the supply chain channel of Dubai’s logistics sector and will help create more opportunities in the labor-intensive sector. With a whole stack of technological advancements to be implemented, Sulayem is hopeful that Dubai will be at the forefront of next-generation hyperloop and automated warehouse operations.
As far as the MoU with Emirates Airlines is concerned, they are focusing on making the check-in experience and airport services more interactive and hassle-free. A robot check-in assistant shall be employed at the airport which will facilitate the check-in operations via facial recognition and customer ID scanning. Automated systems will also be set up for making airport cargo transportation and baggage retrievals more organized and maintained. Dubai Future Labs will also work alongside Dubai International (DXB) and Dubai World Central (DWC) airports to carry out research and trials in order to improve the safety and efficiency of ground handling, cargo, etc.
Dubai is also investing in the development of sustainable and green energy systems so that all these new tech innovations can be backed up by non-polluting and zero-carbon emissions.
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