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Terminus and Expo 2020 Dubai robots
calendar 2 Jul 2020

Pioneering tech firm partners with Expo

Major long-term partnership with Terminus Technologies shows confidence in Expo 2020, District 2020 and the UAE’s innovation economy

Terminus Technologies, a China-based leader in smart technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI) and robotics, has been named Expo 2020 Dubai’s Official Robotics Partner and has signed a long-term lease at District 2020 as part of the innovation ecosystem that will evolve after Expo 2020.

The high-tech firm will set up a Research and Development Centre and its first headquarters outside of China at District 2020, the human-centric smart city that is the future of Expo. District 2020 will repurpose more than 80 per cent of the site’s built environment and support industry and technology growth in the UAE as it advances towards an innovation-driven economy.

As Expo 2020 Dubai’s latest Premier Partner, Terminus will deploy more than 150 programmable robots to interact with visitors to Expo 2020 Dubai. These robots will include Opti, one of the Expo 2020 mascots.

Fitted with features such as multi-touch displays, 5G network capability AI-driven object mapping and object detection, Opti will carry out duties as Expo 2020’s site-wide goodwill ambassador, including greeting visitors, performing in special displays and providing assistance, as well as helping with food and beverage delivery and hospitality services.

Mohammed AlHashmi, Chief Technology Officer, Expo 2020 Dubai, said: “Expo 2020 will be an unparalleled platform to showcase the capabilities of innovative technology and, as a pioneer in robotics and AI-enabled IoT applications, Terminus is a valuable new partner. Our collaboration will demonstrate the potential of robotics, while also establishing the foundation for District 2020 as a centre for technology innovation.”

Victor Ai, Founder and CEO, Terminus Technologies, said: “Expo 2020 Dubai will serve as an incredible hub of innovation for the world, and District 2020 will act as an example for global smart city development. Terminus is working with both to redefine the concept of future cities with our leading AI and IoT technology. Together with other technology-focused partners, we have the opportunity to further explore the area of smart spaces. This is precisely the reason why we are so excited.”

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