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Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has organised a virtual workshop for the members of Expo School programme on the use of robots and robotic technologies.
During the workshop, around 1,065 school students were introduced to the four-legged Spot Robots used by DEWA, which is the first utility in the region to implement this technology in its internal operations.
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Speakers also gave a comprehensive overview of industrial, mobile, virtual, and remote-controlled robots, and trained students on robot programming languages like Arduino, Tinkercad and Makers Empire 3D.
As part of its corporate social responsibility, DEWA promotes a culture of innovation and creativity among young people, to deepen their passion for, and knowledge about, the latest disruptive technologies, such as artificial intelligence, drones, 3D printing, blockchain technology, and the Internet of Things. It also supports the nation’s efforts to host a successful Expo 2020 Dubai, in line with the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai.
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Students were particularly interested in Rammas, Dewa’s virtual employee which uses AI to respond to customer enquiries in Arabic and English. It is capable of learning and addressing customer needs, based on their enquiries to offer transactional and informational services.
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