From sanitizing robots to unmanned ground vehicles, airlines and public facilities in the Middle East have become fixated on innovation. Despite the push for new, contactless tech, travel across the region still couldn’t weather Covid-19.
Abu Dhabi Airports became one of the first in the region to deploy Unmanned Ground Vehicles, in partnership with the United Arab Emirates’ Tawazun Strategic Development Fund.
Tawazun, which means stability in Arabic, was created to beef up the UAE’s private sector investments in defense, security, and aviation through investments and partnerships with SMEs.
The 681-million-dollar fund partnered with Abu Dhabi Airports to launch the new CoDi BOT, designed and made by its affiliate, UAE-based Marakeb Technologies, which prides itself in being a leading tech provider in the region. The UGV was piloted in May to ensure aircraft cabins are kept clean and sterile in the safest way possible.