Dubai: Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, Chairman of The Govt Council of Dubai and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Dubai Future Basis, witnessed the signing of three partnership agreements by Dubai Future Labs (DFL), an initiative of Dubai Future Basis (DFF), with Emirates Airline, DP World, and dnata. The trio of agreements intention to deploy superior future applied sciences throughout aviation and logistics – two very important non-oil sectors for Dubai and the UAE.
These nationwide partnerships intention to activate the Dubai Robotics and Automation Program that was launched final September to spice up the event, testing and adoption of robotics and automation (R&A) and speed up its deployment in key financial sectors. The Program focuses on advancing analysis and improvement (R&D) in 5 predominant areas within the sector – Manufacturing and Manufacturing; Client Companies and Tourism; Healthcare and Linked Mobility; and Logistics. The Program goals to remodel Dubai into one of many high 10 international cities for robotics and automation by adopting and growing robotics applied sciences, empowering nationwide expertise and creating new options, services to drive the sector’s progress.
The agreements have been signed within the presence of Mohammed bin Abdullah Al Gergawi, Minister of Cupboard Affairs; Omar Sultan Al Olama, Minister of State for Synthetic Intelligence, Digital Financial system and Distant Work Purposes and Deputy Managing Director of the Dubai Future Basis; Sultan bin Sulayem, Chairman and CEO of DP World; Adel Ahmed Al Redha, Chief Working Officer of Emirates Airline; Steve Allen. Group CEO of dnata Group; and Khalfan Belhoul, CEO of the Dubai Future Basis.
Omar Sultan Al Olama stated: “These three partnerships will contribute to strengthening Dubai and the UAE’s place as a residing laboratory for superior applied sciences and improvements. These agreements will additional advance the management’s imaginative and prescient to make our nation a worldwide vacation spot for partnerships, R&D, and innovation that may form the longer term.”
He added: “Deploying robotics, automation and future applied sciences in key sectors enhances financial diversification and raises Dubai’s long-term competitiveness and attractiveness as a platform for launching and rising companies and enabling worldwide commerce with cutting-edge logistical companies.”
Dubai Future Labs’ Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with DP World contains a number of phases and tasks. The principle venture to be undertaken as a part of the MoU is geared toward growing good, autonomous electrical autos (E-CAVs) for terminal operations that may function a extra sustainable, dependable, environment friendly and safer different. The MoU additionally focuses on selling R&D in built-for-purpose programs and commercialising it to extend the security and effectivity of DP World’s international operations, along with supporting the group’s carbon discount and sustainability targets.
Underneath the MoU, Dubai Future Labs, will facilitate the analysis, testing and implementation of latest applied sciences for logistics operations, and develop future applied sciences that incorporate synthetic intelligence (AI), robotics, information evaluation and blockchain. The options deliberate to be developed embody automated and good programs for transporting, dealing with, and storing items throughout port operations.
Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem, Group Chairman and CEO of DP World stated: “This MoU is of strategic significance to us and comes at a time when it’s vital to boost provide chain efficiencies. DP World and Dubai Future Basis will discover the potential for attaining breakthroughs in varied fields by integrating with good authorities system and spurring improvement and innovation to remodel the UAE into a complicated digital and good financial system. As a number one commerce enabler, we’re on the forefront of growing and adopting disruptive applied sciences. Our objective is to cement Dubai’s place as a digitally superior international commerce hub. With our next-generation applied sciences and options together with hyperloop and automatic warehouse stacking in addition to initiatives like Dubai Commerce, Cargoes, Searates and Digital Freight Alliance, we’re certainly reshaping the way forward for commerce and logistics. Conserving tempo with the speedy evolution of know-how, we’re additionally exploring the deployment of metaverse options throughout our operations to resolve real-world provide chain bottlenecks.”
Bin Sulayem added: “Our groups are continually conducting analysis and improvement to digitise guide and conventional strategies in our logistics operations. One instance is the Electrical Terminal Vans venture that enhances our present property through the use of superior applied sciences to cut back provide chain disruptions and guarantee environment friendly stream of commerce around the globe.”
Underneath the MoU with Emirates Airline, Dubai Future Labs will facilitate varied progressive pilot tasks together with a robotic check-in agent that leverages facial recognition and interacts with passengers in addition to a robotic waiter serving in airport lounges. The introduction of those distinctive companies will improve buyer satisfaction by making the passenger’s airport expertise extra seamless.
Emirates can also be redoubling efforts to overtake its warehouse administration system by deploying automated options. Working with DFL throughout R&D and R&A tasks, Emirates will check and implement initiatives to extend the effectivity of inside processes and advance its sustainability and environmental objectives. The airline will work with DFL to develop autonomous baggage transport and autonomous pallets for cargo warehousing, serving to to make operations safer, and extra environment friendly and dependable.
Adel Al Redha, Emirates’ Chief Working Officer, stated: “We’re delighted to additional develop our partnership with the Dubai Future Basis to deploy progressive robotics options, and use superior applied sciences and synthetic intelligence throughout our enterprise areas in Emirates Engineering, Dubai Worldwide Airport and ramp operations. It will give Emirates the chance to achieve from DFF’s pool of consultants and programmers, who will work with sensible use circumstances and data from the airline to boost daily operations, enhance effectivity, in addition to ship additional seamless experiences to our clients.”
DFF’s Dubai Future Labs will work alongside dnata to analysis, develop and trial improvements to additional enhance security, effectivity and sustainability throughout the corporate’s floor dealing with and cargo operations at Dubai Worldwide (DXB) and Dubai World Central (DWC) airports.
In line with the MoU signed between the 2 organisations, Dubai Future Labs will help dnata in automating and changing its fleet into electrical floor help gear (GSE) and deploying robots to maximise operational and environmental effectivity. The partnership may even help dnata in attaining its strategic targets and lowering its carbon footprint by 50% by 2030.
Steve Allen, CEO of dnata Group, stated: “Our partnership with Dubai Future Basis will speed up the deployment of cutting-edge applied sciences throughout our operations. It’ll assist us additional enhance productiveness and sustainability, and persistently ship world-class companies for our companions, together with Dubai Airports and our airline clients. We’ll proceed our funding and efforts to play our half within the subsequent stage of improvement of Dubai as a number one international transport and cargo hub.”
Khalfan Belhoul, confirmed that Dubai Future Labs, which was launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, two years in the past, supplies a complicated open and utilized R&D lab for testing applied sciences, and good automation options for storage, dealing with, transportation and logistics companies, designs for self-driving autos powered by zero-emission renewable vitality, and different improvements that make use of programming, machine studying, the Web of issues, robots, large information administration and evaluation.
Pushed by the imaginative and prescient of turning into the core engine of Dubai’s innovation ecosystem, Dubai Future Labs runs state-of-the-art robotics and AI utilized analysis tasks which have the potential to have a worldwide influence and lift Dubai’s future readiness. Via its scientists, engineers and trade consultants, Dubai Future Labs acts a advisor to the federal government, advising on technological challenges that varied sectors may face sooner or later.