The upcoming 2020 Dubai World Expo, which starts in October, featured an important part of the host team that will help the attending public: a fleet of more than 150 robots.
These robots belong to the Terminous Group company and will be a type of helpers and assistants in various activities, from giving directions to those who may be disoriented to serving as bulletin boards or even to work delivering food or the like.
As well as having a useful function at Expo 2020 in Dubai, the aim is to set an example of what robotic technology can do and have its use spread across different fields.
Among the different robots that will be at Expo 2020 is Opti, the event’s “mascot” in charge of receiving visitors. Opti is one meter tall, can be moved in all directions thanks to a pair of wheels and can even perform dance choreographies alongside other Opti, a function similar to some that have already been seen in other robots.
Another of the fair’s units is called Attendant Robot, which will be dedicated to giving directions to tourists. The Attendant Robot has a screen in which it will show all the necessary information, in addition, it will be possible to interact with it thanks to its voice recognition system.
There will also be a patrol-type robot that will be in charge of security. To do this, he will use a face recognition system, buttons for emergency calls and will be in charge of remembering some basic rules regarding social distancing.
The above are just some examples of the robots that will be at Expo 2020; on the other hand, these will continue in Dubai after the fair is over.
District 2020, the site that will host the event, will become a kind of futuristic mini-city that both the Government and the organizers want to be a sample of what will happen when robotic technology, automation and the internet of things are common in the cities of the future.
Expo 2020 was scheduled for last year, but due to the pandemic it was delayed until October 1, 2021 and will be active until March 31, 2022.