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NEOM’s vision to deploy 100,000 robots moves forward with World Robot Summit

The Japanese government, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, and the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization are collaborating to achieve a society in which people and robots work together.  The World Robot Summit is an international event that gathers some of the most advanced roboticists in the industry and accelerates technological development through competitions.

The Saudi national team, led by RPDC and sponsored by NEOM, Aramco, the Saudi Data and Artificial Intelligence Authority, the King Abdul Aziz City for Science and Technology, and Taqnia, competed with 119 teams worldwide in the qualification round. Participating in a global robotics competition is a first for Saudi Arabia, yet RPDC managed to qualify among the top 16 teams to compete in the finals in Japan. Qualifying to the finals exemplifies the Saudi team’s ingenuity.

By competing in the WRS, the NEOM team will gain a wide variety of technical skills in the robotics industry, and this experience will contribute to establishing more robust Industry 4.0 technologies and enable NEOM and Saudi Arabia to do the same.

Read the full story at ZAWYA