UAE robot enthusiasts get to ‘build their own’ at RTEX

Regional robotics specialists to hold DIY workshops for beginners, intermediates

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UAE robot enthusiasts get to ‘build their own’ at RTEX The hands-on sessions are free of charge and are organised by a team of specialists from Emirates Robotics Club, Fun Robotics and University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD).
By  Stephen McBride Published  September 22, 2014

The Middle East and North Africa region's first-ever robotics and automation event, RTEX (Robot Technology Exhibition), will be holding a workshop on robotics as part of its inaugural exhibition at The Meydan, Dubai, from 28 to 30 September, allowing participants to learn how to build, assemble, program and test a robot.

The hands-on sessions are free of charge and are organised by a team of specialists from Emirates Robotics Club, Fun Robotics and University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD).

"The workshop will cover the basics and will introduce the participants to a whole new world of robotics," said Mohammed Al Shamsi, founder of the Emirates Robotics Club. "This is a perfect introduction for young enquiring minds or keen hobbyists who are fascinated by the technology and want to learn the concepts behind robotics."

The Emirates Robotics Club's workshops will be open to all and will run on 28, 29 and 30 September. The Fun Robotics sessions will be open to intermediate level and will be held on 28 and 30 September. University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD) is also catering to intermediate level and will run its courses on 29 and 30 September.

"We decided to add the workshop element to the exhibition after seeing the huge interest from robotics enthusiasts during our pre-launch conference earlier this year," said Jalal Jassbi, managing director of RTEX. "The response has been brilliant so far and participants can expect a practical and engaging workshop from experts who are passionate about this sector."

RTEX is open to businesses, trade visitors and robot enthusiasts. In addition to the workshops, it also features a series of seminars and demonstrations covering healthcare and rehabilitation, town automation (smart city concept), logistics and unmanned systems and vehicles.

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