As the robotics industry market size shows steady growth globally, the last few years the UAE has seen tremendous opportunity in becoming one of the key players in it. That was announced at the first Roboday event, which took place at the Dubai Silicon Oasis, sparking significant interest from the government in creating a robotics hub that will be recognized both domestically and internationally.
Roboday was created with the support of the government represented by Dtec and Dubai Future Labs, as well as established Dubai based robotics and automation businesses including Jackys. Several of the robots on the Jackys Business Solutions portfolio were present at the event as part of the celebration on robotics.
For the first time, the event brought together leading companies and organizations in the robotics field to discuss the latest advancements and future opportunities. Among the attendees were Robosculptor, Creative Machine Learning Technologies, FIBBEE, Micropolis Robotics, T.Park IT, Z-Strategi & Co, Ennovatrix, Peppermint Robotics, Jacky’s Business Solutions, Drone Centre and many others.
The panellists highlighted common challenges in the robotics industry, which include, among others: high costs of robotics development; misperception of robots, misunderstanding the purpose of their creation on all levels (from consumers to developers); and a lack of a clear strategy from the authorities and a standardization process for robotics development.
To continue conversation about the future of robotics in the UAE and attract even more companies to the field, the organizers plan to hold another Roboday in May.