Energy, Sustainability and Pollution through a global robotics competition. First Global DXB Challenge next week in Dubai.
More than 1,500 youth from over 190 countries will compete in Dubai later this month to build robots to clean up the oceans, under the ‘2019 FIRST Global DXB Challenge’. The event will be held in the region for the first time, from October 24 to 27 at Dubai’s Festival Arena
Organised by the Dubai Future Foundation under the theme ‘Ocean Opportunities’, the Challenge focuses on developing robots to clean up the millions of tons of pollutants in the oceans. Each team receives a robotic kit and is tasked with assembling a robot able to address various issues related to ocean and marine life.“Under the guidance of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai has opened its doors for talent to flourish. Hosting such global events enables Dubai to translate this guidance into reality and ensure positive outcomes that benefit humankind. We are proud to have become enablers for the convergence of minds and initiatives that pave the way for creating a better tomorrow,” Shaikh Hamdan said, he added“The future of the world is in the hands of young people. Our role is to help empower them and expand their participation in all fields so as to prepare them to face future challenges. It is crucial that we provide them with the tools that enable them to create and advance because they hold the key to a prosperous future”.