Connect with us

Cool Stuff

MBZIRC Tournament Announces AED 5 Million Prize

Published

on

The inaugural Mohamed Bin Zayed International Robotics Challenge (MBZIRC) is now in full swing, with 26 teams from 15 countries currently deploying their customized unmanned ground and aerial vehicles to compete in three challenges being held in separate arenas. The Grand Challenge will be held tomorrow (Saturday, March 18, 2017), the event’s last day, with 14 registered teams battling head-to-head to win a task combining elements of the first three challenges.

rone 2

Students from schools and universities visited the competition grounds yesterday (Thursday, March 16, 2017) to participate in the event’s opening and have a close look at advanced robotics designs. Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC) for example handled the process of organizing several students’ trips to inspire future robotics and artificial intelligence enthusiasts and practitioners as well as emphasize the important role of the field in the UAE’s local and national development plans.

Dr Mohammed Ebrahim Al Mualla, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Education for Academic Affairs of Higher Education, General Chair of MBZIRC organizing committee and member of the steering committee said: “MBZIRC 2017 went off to a rousing start yesterday, with the contestants showing a lot of determination and creativity. The visitors from the various the schools and universities were very excited over the activities and we look forward to seeing many of these youths eventually competing in the event and taking up productive careers in robotics. Based on the warm reception from the academe, industry and the general public, we are confident that MBZIRC will play a major role in the local and regional development of robotics and artificial intelligence and establish Abu Dhabi and the UAE as leaders in these exciting fields.”

The 2017 Mohamed Bin Zayed International Robotics Challenge is being held under the patronage of H.H. Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces. Its grand prize of $5 million inclusive of team sponsorship is one of the biggest takeaways ever in the historic of robotics competitions. This year’s edition is supported by the Information and Communication Technology Fund (ICTF) and TRA, Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), and Norinco. For more details, log on to www.mbzirc.com.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Cool Stuff

NIA Partners with Jarsh Safety to Launch the World’s First AC Safety Helmet

Published

on

Dubai’s NIA Limited, the exclusive regional distributor of a wide range of consumer electronics and home appliances, has announced the UAE launch of the world’s first AC Safety Helmet for the outdoor workforce and field executives. Manufactured by India’s tech and safety start-up Jarsh Safety, the Jarsh-NIA AC Helmet works on patented solid-state cooling technology to provide cooling up to 24ºC.

In the presence of  M.T.H Nia, Founder, and Chairman of Nia Limited, the state-of-the-art AC Helmet was unveiled at the India Pavilion of the Dubai Expo 2020 by Kamran Birjees Khan, Chief Executive Officer of NIA Limited, and Kausthub Kaundinya, CEO of Jarsh Safety. “In line with the UAE Government’s endeavours to advance workforce welfare standards, NIA Limited is proud to introduce to the UAE and the wider region this game-changing safety and comfort gear from Jarsh Safety, India’s award-winning start-up,” said Kamran.

Earnestly participating in the UAE’s march to set global benchmarks in workforce welfare, NIA Limited was the Platinum Sponsor for the fourth edition of Taqdeer Award, part of the Dubai Government Excellence Programme, held in May this year. The Jarsh-NIA AC Safety Helmet is a game-changer for the construction and outdoor workforce, especially in a region that is characterised by extreme working conditions during the summer months. “The industrial helmet has not seen much innovation in over a hundred years, since its inception in 1919. In 2021, we are changing the way the world sees safety,” said Kausthub.

The UAE takes its workforce’s health and safety seriously. Construction and industrial workers are not permitted to work during the hottest hours of the day during the summer. In addition, the UAE law mandates that workers should be provided with safety gear and suitable clothing to protect them against injuries and dangers. “The world’s first AC Safety Helmet is designed to keep the industrial, construction and other outdoor workforce and executives comfortable while in a high-temperature environment,” said Kamran.

“As a UAE-based corporate, we believe it is our social responsibility to bring the AC Safety Helmet to the region and use this technology to enhance the workforce’s comfort,” said Kamran. He added that the collaboration with Jarsh Safety was in line with NIA Limited’s undertaking to spur innovation by supporting start-ups and offering technology-led solutions to long-standing challenges.

The Jarsh-NIA AC Helmet offers a unique opportunity for construction firms and industrial units to prioritise the comfort of their workforce without compromising on productivity. The use of the AC Helmet is not only socially responsible, but it also offers commercial benefits as studies have shown that extreme temperatures can cause thermal exhaustion and heat stress, leading to a decline in productivity.

NIA Limited has an extensive network of subsidiary companies in the UAE and across the Middle East. It is the official and exclusive regional distributor of some of the world’s largest consumer electronics and home appliance brands, including AEG, Blueair, Bluewater, Daewoo, Gree, Haier, Technogas, and Winia, among others. Specialising in HVAC (heating, venting and air-conditioning) technology, NIA Limited has been in the UAE since the 1980s.

“The UAE and the wider region is committed to the health, safety, welfare, security, and dignity of its workforce. We hope to see the AC Safety Helmet being adopted as an industry-standard in line with that commitment,” Kamran added. Twenty-somethings Kausthub Kaundinya, Sreekanth Kommula, and Anand Kumar made a prototype of the Jarsh AC Helmet in 2016 after experiencing discomfort while using safety helmets. Realising its potential in bettering the lives of those at the bottom of the workforce pyramid, they formed a manufacturing start-up and quickly scaled up the helmet’s production.

“We started our journey from a garage office and, over the years, brought smiles to thousands of workers across India. Jarsh Safety is now going global,” said Kausthub. “We strongly believe that the joint NIA-Jarsh mission can help alleviate the working conditions of the workforce across the world,” he said.

The AC Safety Helmet will now be available in the UAE and across the region through NIA Limited’s unparalleled distribution network. Powered by a rechargeable battery that requires zero maintenance, the Jarsh-NIA AC Safety Helmet offers UAE and regional organisations a cost-efficient way of ensuring that their workforces remain safe, comfortable and healthy irrespective of the ambient conditions.

The AC Helmets improve productivity while ensuring the safety and comfort of the workforce. The helmet comes with a pre-installed rechargeable battery pack. “The premium model for senior executives has a battery life of two hours while the heavy-duty model for the skilled workforce has a 10-hour battery backup,” said Mr. Kausthub. “Four vents across the helmet provide a uniform cooling experience, keeping the user sweat-free, comfortable and productive on the job,” he said.

The Jarsh-NIA AC Helmet will be available in four variants:

  1. Model C: For machine operators. Model C increases operator efficiency and it can be directly connected to the machine’s low-voltage power source for unrestricted use.
  2. Model S: For skilled technicians. Model S enhances workforce productivity and its battery pack offers 10 hours of comfort on a single charge.
  3. Model E: For management, architects and executives. Model E is designed for comfortable field visits and its battery pack offers 2 hours of comfort on a single charge.
  4. Model W: For welding equipment operators. Model W offers additional protection for the eyes, face, and neck area. Its battery pack offers 2 hours of comfort on a single charge.
Continue Reading

Components

ZOTAC GAMING Launches Limited Edition Hardware to Celebrate “Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City”

Published

on

In celebration of Sony Pictures’ upcoming film Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City, ZOTAC Technology Limited has announced that its gaming brand, ZOTAC GAMING, will launch a global “Survive with Power” campaign featuring Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City-themed hardware, which will include AMP Extreme Holo graphics cards, the ultimate Mini PC, and more. The limited-edition hardware is designed to amplify your PC gaming experience and, in addition, love letters to ZOTAC’S worldwide community for supporting ZOTAC over the past 15 years since being established.

The “Survive with Power” campaign kicks off today and will run until December 17, 2021. For a limited time, ZOTAC and RESIDENT EVIL fans will have a chance to win one of the ZOTAC GAMING Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City Limited Edition Graphics Card or Mini PC hardware. “Challenge yourself with our Mini Game and enter to win one of the ultimate prizes in the grand lucky draw, as well as join our social media giveaway where more awesome prizes await. Visit Official Page for more detail,” the company said in a statement.

Get equipped with the ultimate cooling and power to survive the worst of any game. The HoloBlack design turns ruby red with the limited-edition Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City Graphics Card. With the power of the GeForce RTX, see with real-time ray-traced visuals, play in up to 4K with greater graphics efficiency with DLSS enhanced AI graphics processing, and react quickly with NVIDIA Reflex.

Fight the thirsty zombies and other evils and survive with the ultimate compact system MAGNUS ONE. At just 8.3 liters, MAGNUS ONE takes full advantage of the small footprint to feature the most powerful hardware including a ZOTAC GAMING GeForce RTX 3070 graphics card and the powerful Intel Core i7 processor to offer unrivaled performance.

Continue Reading

Cool Stuff

Circuit X Launches BMX Park Track Rush 2.0

Published

on

Circuit X, Abu Dhabi’s fun-filled adventure park at Hudayriyat Island by Modon Properties, ushers in the cool season along with the celebration of its one-year anniversary with the launch of Track Rush 2.0, the second edition of the exciting challenge at their BMX Park in partnership with Vans. 

Taking place on the 13th of November, participants will have a chance to win exciting prizes. Competitors will enjoy an adventure-packed ride through the BMX Park and the two tracks, Pump Track and Dirt Track and compete to be the most skilled biker at the venue. 

Races at the Track Rush 2.0 competition is categorized by age group – juniors, seniors, and adults.  Racers will bike through the thrilling Pump Track, a course that is designed based on pump action with several areas for skills and jumps.  Adults will get the chance to race through the Dirt Trail sprint, which features thrilling obstacles including multiple jumps, turns, and berms, creating an action-packed course that must be navigated with care while achieving the fastest possible time.

Circuit X, situated alongside the newly opened stunning beachside of Hudayriyat’s leisure and entertainment destination, commissioned by Modon Properties, is set to offer an adventurous day for all ages and capabilities through this thrilling competition.

Join in on the fun on the 13th of November 2021 from 9:30 AM onwards for an exhilarating experience. Participants with the shortest time will win exciting awards from Vans.

Continue Reading
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement

Latest Reviews

Follow us on Facebook