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First robot exhibition comes to an end in Dubai

Check ITP.net tomorrow for a full photo gallery of the robots

NAO is being deployed in UAE classrooms, helping students in subjects such as mechanics and mathematics.
NAO is being deployed in UAE classrooms, helping students in subjects such as mechanics and mathematics.

Today saw the final day of the regions first-ever robotics and automation event, held at the Meydan in Dubai.

The Robot Technology Exhibition (RTEX) featured industrial, service and educational robots such as NAO, a robot that is being deployed in UAE classrooms, helping students in subjects such as mechanics and mathematics.

"The last five years have been very exciting for robotics in the UAE. A host of new technologies have eased and simplified the day-to-day lives of the residents. As the industry expands, it offers huge growth opportunities for local business to invest, innovate and drive advancement in the technologies of tomorrow.

"By bringing together local stakeholders from a cross section of industries the RTEX conference aims to leverage the economic benefits that robots bring to any business and create local success stories to inspire and transform the region into a hub for robotics and automation development," said Golnaz van Huyssteen, operations manager, RTEX.

The three day conference included seminars, presentations and demonstrations as well as workshops, which including one where visitors could build their own robots.

Check ITP.net tomorrow for a full gallery of all the robots from RTEX.