Offering access to the most cutting edge research and development in autonomous drone and vehicle applications, the MBZIRC Symposium will bring industry innovators and leading academic experts to share their insights and predictions for the future of robotics.
As the dust settles in the Mohamed Bin Zayed International Robotics Challenge (MBZIRC) arena, the ingenuity and ambition demonstrated as teams compete over three days of intense competition will be directed towards further research and development discussions at the MBZIRC Symposium.
Offering access to the most cutting edge research and development in autonomous drone and vehicle applications, the MBZIRC Symposium will bring industry innovators and leading academic experts to share their insights and predictions for the future of robotics. Delegates will enjoy two days of expert insights, discussion and networking with leading academic institutions and corporations, following the three day MBZIRC competition.
The symposium will feature a fast-paced, engaging and informative lineup of talks, presentations, and workshops that are sure to foster innovation and collaboration among participants.
“The symposium aims to bring together the MBZIRC 2020 teams and international robotics experts to present the latest advances in robotics,” explained Dr. Jorge Dias, Professor of Electrical Engineering at KU and member of the 2020 Challenge Technical Advisory Board. “The sessions will review the benefits of robotic competitions and evaluate to what extent such competitions foster robotics research and innovation. They will additionally focus on some of the current challenges in robotic development and provide recommendations for future robotics competitions.”
The academic teams competing in MBZIRC 2020 will network with industry experts seeking practical applications of autonomous vehicles and all attendees will benefit from an up-close glimpse of the latest and most innovative developments in artificial intelligence, composite materials and 3D printing as it pertains to autonomous vehicles.
Robotics-based industries will play a key role in the future knowledge-based economy of the UAE, as outlined in the UAE Vision 2021 plan and Abu Dhabi Vision 2030. Khalifa University is actively involved in promoting the research and development that aligns with the visions of a transformed UAE and will host both the MBZIRC competition and symposium. KU intends to foster partnerships, empower researchers, and develop real-world applications in drone technology that will cut costs and improve safety in dangerous environments.
After they compete in the cutting-edge MBZIRC challenges, the competing teams will have the chance to present their best and brightest ideas to industry experts looking for new uses of autonomous vehicles in areas like surveillance, search and rescue, and critical infrastructures inspection.
News and Features Writer
30 January 2020