GIE, The Global Innovation & Entrepreneurship, announced that teams from the State of Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates, and the Sultanate of Oman have qualified for the finals of the Underwater Robotic Competition, which will be held in the United States, in a new step aimed at revealing unique Arab talents in the field of innovation.
BlueTech team from Kuwait won first place and is scheduled to celebrate the outstanding results achieved on the Asian continent by a group of government leaders as soon as they return to the country, Golden Camellia team from the United Arab Emirates won second place, Majan team from Oman earned third place, and the UAE team from the United Arab Emirates won third place again.
Eng. Mohamed Aboud, Chairman and CEO of GIE, declared: “The qualification of the participating teams for international challenge reflects the strong representation of Arab teams on the map of Underwater Robotics Competition globally, in addition to these results will highlight the government’s efforts to leaders of the GCC countries to enhance their efforts in the field of refining human skills and unleashing technical innovations in this field, in an effort to establish their vision in the field of cooperation council countries. Protecting and stabilizing water security and supporting its role in water treatment and beach conservation, especially since most countries in the region overlook seas and oceans.”
He added: “This type of challenges represents the utmost importance in the technical aspect, where it plays a pivotal role in the treatment of Petroleum lines located on the bottom of the seas, oceans and internet cables, and this is what advanced robots provide to work underwater with the latest artificial intelligence systems and modern technical applications, pointing out that the challenge period revealed a clear passion among the participating students and winning teams to learn more information that will work to hone their technical skills in the field of underwater automated submarines, In the coming period, we will focus on organizing a range of educational activities to move forward with these innovators on the path to realizing their dreams in one of the future development areas of countries in the West Asian region.”
It is worth noting that the participation of four teams from the GCC countries is the largest in the competition’s history, as participation from each geographical region is usually limited to only three teams, and this resulted from the fierce competition among more than 30 teams, especially since the SeaPerch Challenge. It represents a distinct added value for the participating teams, as the challenge is a first-rate educational event, as evidenced by the selection of participants at early age stages and through training, rehabilitation, awareness, and educational sessions about the challenge, its benefits, and significance.
The challenge aims to provide school students in this age group with enough information to enable them to become intimately acquainted with all aspects of the underwater robotic submarine industry. During the year 2023, the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, and Oman will participate in an integrated program for qualification, education, and selection of participating human cadres, followed by a regional challenge in West Asia, and then qualifying the winning teams for the international competition.