Interactive robots to greet visitors at Expo 2020

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More than 150 robots – including Opti, one of the Expo 2020 Dubai mascots – will greet visitors at the six-month event. 

Developed in partnership with Expo 2020 and Chinese tech pioneer Terminus Technologies, the robots will feature multi-touch displays, 5G network capability, A.I.-driven object mapping and object detection.

They will also perform special displays, provide visitor assistance, as well as help with food and beverage delivery and hospitality services.

Mohammed AlHashmi, Chief Technology Officer, Expo 2020 Dubai, said: “Expo 2020 will be an unparalleled platform to showcase the capabilities of innovative technology and, as a pioneer in robotics and AI-enabled IoT applications, Terminus is a valuable new partner. Our collaboration will demonstrate the potential of robotics, while also establishing the foundation for District 2020 as a centre for technology innovation.”

Terminus will set up its first headquarters outside of China, as well as a research and development centre, at District 2020, that will repurpose post Expo more than 80 per cent of the site’s built environment.

Nadimeh Mehra, Vice President, District 2020, said: “As a pioneer in advanced, future-defining technologies, Terminus will bring significant value to the diverse ecosystem we are curating at District 2020 and will contribute to our mission to support the UAE’s strategy to become a pioneer in AI. This is an important collaboration as we share the vision of creating a human-centric smart community that will inspire other global innovation hubs.”

Victor Ai, Founder and CEO, Terminus Technologies, said: “Expo 2020 Dubai will serve as an incredible hub of innovation for the world, and District 2020 will act as an example for global smart city development. Terminus is working with both to redefine the concept of future cities with our leading Robotics, AI and IoT technology. Together with other technology-focused partners, we have the opportunity to further explore the area of smart spaces. This is precisely the reason why we are so excited.”

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