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Partnership to take drones to developing world

Dubai Future Foundation and WeRobotics to provide drone and robot expertise to development projects

Partnership to take drones to developing world
The partnership will take drone technology such as the Loon Copter aquatic and aerial drone, from the Drones for Good Competition, for use in projects in the developing world.

Dubai Future Foundation has partnered with non-profit organisation WeRobotics to share robotics expertise with humanitarian projects in developing countries.

The partnership will support aid, development and environmental projects through local development of robotics solutions and training for local people in drone operations.

WeRobotics is co-creating a global network of local innovation labs ‘Flying Labs' where local partners are trained to use robotics solutions safely, responsibly and effectively.

Robotics and drone solutions that featured in the UAE AI & Robotics Award for Good and the UAE Drones for Good Awards in 2015 and 2016 will be promoted for development projects where appropriate.

Dr Patrick Meier from WeRobotics, commented: "We're thrilled to have officially launched WeRobotics at the 2016 UAE AI & Robotics Awards. As a result, we have already invited the finalists to join the WeRobotics global network so we can transfer their expertise and technologies to outstanding local partners in developing countries. Our collaboration with the Dubai Future Foundation is invaluable in this respect."

Saif Al Aleeli, CEO of Dubai Future Foundation, said the decision to implement the ideas presented at the UAE AI & Robotics Award for Good and the UAE Drones for Good Award in cooperation with WeRobotics is aimed at appreciating creative minds from around the world and endorsing their innovative efforts to serve humanity.

Al Aleeli stated that Dubai Future Foundation is focused on efforts to implement the most innovative ideas and ensure their proper execution to produce the best future technologies that will create future cities and help find solutions to challenges related to people's daily life in various sectors.

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