UAE accepting entries for global robotics competition

UAE has recently announced the launch of its first ever robotics award, aiming to find innovative solutions in civilian applications of robotics and artificial intelligence. The$1 million award has now started to accept entries.

This is the first edition of the UAE AI & Robotics Award for Good, and it is open to individuals, teams, universities and companies from around the world.

It aims to encourage research and development in artificial intelligence and robotics to meet challenges in three key areas – health, education and social services.

While the winner in the international competition of the award will take home $1 million in prize money, the award also features a national competition offering AED1 million to the winner.

The winners will be announced at a special ceremony in February 2016 ahead of the fourth Government Summit in Dubai.

Submissions for the award will be received until November 1, 2015, through

The proposals will be reviewed by a panel of global experts following which 10 applicants from each category in the International and National competitions will be selected for the semi-final round which will be announced on November 22.

The semi-finalists will be brought to Dubai to give a live demonstration of their working prototype in front of the panel of judges, which includes high-profile experts and specialists in artificial intelligence and robots technologies.

In the final stage, the applicants will demonstrate their working prototype, offering a genuine service or solution to a real human need.

The UAE AI & Robotics Award for Good was launched by Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, in February of this year.