The Arab Academy of Science, Technology and Maritime Transport in Egypt, launches the first artificial intelligence laboratory in the MENA region, in collaboration with RobotLAB from the United States. The first partnership of its kind in the region.

The partnership will bring AI and robotics to AASTMT’s new campus in AASTMT’s new city and enable AASTMT students to apply their learning in business in the UNITED STATES.

SAN FRANCISCO and Alexandria, Egypt, July 8, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Today, the #1 ranked university in Egypt in the quality of learning – The Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport (AASTMT) and RobotLABthe leading educational robotics company, jointly announced the signing of a first-of-its-kind partnership between the parties to build an artificial intelligence and robotics lab on campus.

The AI ​​LAB is the first and largest of its kind in the MENA region and includes:

  • Autonomous Agent Station
  • Intelligent warehouse station
  • Human-robot interaction station
  • Underwater robotics station
  • Industry 4.0
  • Smart Patrol Station
  • Smart transport station
  • Receptionist robot

For the teacher Ismail Abdel GhafarPresident of the AASTMT Academy, this partnership will provide an enriching experience for students and campus and help prepare students for their future careers.

AASTMT is committed to fostering a highly professional environment to advance knowledge, develop human potential and innovate with the aim of improving the lives of human beings and communities all over the Arab world and around the world” , said the professor . Ghafar, “Our partnership with RobotLAB represents a great step into the future of robotics and AI, and we are very excited to present this groundbreaking laboratory exclusively for our students and the institution and we look forward to seeing the positive impact it will have on our community,” added Professor Ghafar.

The AI LAB by RobotLAB is a state-of-the-art turnkey modular learning space designed to allow student rotation between AI stations. Each configuration includes robots and educational resources and provides learners with hands-on hands-on activities exposing them to multiple disciplines and various scenarios in which artificial intelligence is taking over our lives. It offers students a unique and rich learning experience to ensure they are ready for their professional lives in the 2030s.

“We are delighted to partner with AASTMT,” said Elad InbarCEO of RobotLAB, “This partnership goes beyond a typical AI lab deployment, it goes beyond providing robots and training materials. It’s about supporting the leading university of Egypt by bringing the know-how of Silicon Valley Middle Eastand on knowledge transfer, bringing students from Egypt in Silicon Valley. Practical experience is the best way to learn and prepare for real life after student life”

As part of the partnership, RobotLAB will host AASTMT students in its offices located in the UNITED STATES in California and Texas, for a hands-on internship with the leading robotics company. Students will learn what it takes to deploy robots in a commercial environment, learn how to program and configure robots to navigate autonomously, build relationships with robot manufacturers, participate in sales and marketing meetings, and how fix robots. The students who will be selected for the program will acquire massive and concrete knowledge!

The Arab Academy of Science, Technology and Maritime Transport (AASTMT) is a regional university run by the Arab League that offers programs in maritime transport, commerce and engineering. AASTMT started as a notion during meetings of the Arab League Transport Committee on 11 March 1970. The establishment of the Academy dates back to 1972[3] in the town of Alexandria, Egypt. After that, he expanded to Cairo. AASTMT’s vision, mission and core values ​​reflect its philosophy since its inception, as well as an affirmation of its desire to be the beacon of science in Egypt and the Arab region. They also emphasize that the AASTMT is an effective agent for achieving sustainable economic and social development.

Founded over ten years ago, RobotLAB is the premier educational robotics company. The company’s innovative use of robots in the classroom has been recognized by leading organizations and won numerous awards, such as Best EdTech Company (SxSWEdu), Gold in Education (Edison Awards), a Game Changer Award (RoboBusiness), Best STEM Tool (EdTech Digest), and many more. Trusted by educators at over 2,500 schools, RobotLAB is the market leader in educational robotics, ensuring schools’ investment in technology won’t go to waste. Its flagship product, Engage! K12 is designed to engage students and help them master the skills they need to ensure career and college readiness while developing 21stskills of the last century.

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