AUS shows seven innovations for UAE Innovation Month
Projects and ideas created by American University of Sharjah students and faculty on show
The American University of Sharjah (AUS) has presented seven innovative projects as part an Innovation and Entrepreneurship Exhibition being held to mark UAE Innovation Month.
The projects, which were developed by faculty and students, are solutions for various real-world challenges. The exhibition is ongoing at the Sharjah Centre for Astronomy and Space Sciences.
Dr. Mohamed El-Tarhuni, AUS Vice Provost for Graduate Studies, said: "We are very proud of the high-quality projects presented by AUS students and faculty at the 2018 Innovation Week exhibition. The projects provide innovative solutions to real-world challenges, demonstrating AUS's commitment to producing research that is relevant to society and supports the UAE's mission in moving towards a knowledge-based economy."
The projects developed at AUS include an In-Pipe Inspection Robot for the oil & gas sector, which won the UAE AI and Robotics for Good Award; an autonomous control system for power line inspection drones; a High Frequency Antenna for Common Partial Discharge Classification in Oil-Paper Insulated Systems; a hydrogen Powered Quadcopter; a cost-effective gas detection unit for gas sensing applications; a facial recognition system, and ‘Holo|morph Redux' is a suspended, undulating structure composed of 168 identical base units, developed by the AUS College of Architecture, Art and Design and SHO Architecture and collaborators.