A robot assists travel at Terminal 3 of Dubai Airport.
Anwar Daoud, Staff Reporter
Emirates has unveiled a robotic check in system to be introduced by at Dubai airports within the next few months. These robots have been designated to complete travel procedures and other tasks at Dubai International Airport, in a world’s first of its kind system.
More than 200 robots are expected to be used in phases, according to an Emirates spokesperson. The locally developed robot is called “Sarah”, and it will be programmed to speak at least six languages, including Arabic to help in everything from check in to hotel bookings.
The announcement came on the sidelines of the "FORSA TEK" showcase event, organized by the Emirates Group, on Thursday, introducing the latest prominent innovations in technology and sustainability in the aviation and tourism industries.
"FORSA TEK" is an interactive market, where the Emirates Group and its partners showcase a variety of innovations, including robotics, virtual reality, artificial intelligence and other technologies that will lead the future of travel, with the participation of startups under the umbrella of “Intelak” and “Aviation X Lab” platforms and elite of industry experts.
The northern runway at Dubai International Airport will undergo a comprehensive development process over 45 days in order to provide the highest standards of safety, enhance services and operational capacity to receive tens of millions of passengers through the airport during the year.
"The airport has a 19% increase in international seat capacity than London's Heathrow Airport, which came in second place with a seat capacity of 4.1 million seats."
Statistics released by Dubai Customs showed that Dubai Customs’ Passenger Operations Department has dealt with 20.44 million passengers’ items of luggage on board 88,000 flights arriving into Terminal 3, Dubai International Airport in 2019.
With over 500 international and local brands on display, the 52nd edition promises to be its most dazzling yet, culminating in a grand finale this Sunday.
Exhibition plays an educational role by providing valuable insights into proper nutrition, veterinary care, and overall maintenance of animals.
Muizzu was leading the count with 54% of the vote against 46% won by Solih, local media reported. Maldivians also voted at polling stations in India, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Britain and Abu Dhabi.