Egypt's AASTMT partners with RobotLAB to launch first AI lab in the MENA region
12-07-2022 09:56:00 | by: Pie Kamau | hits: 5257 | Tags:

Egypt's Arab Academy for Science, Technology & Maritime Transport (AASTMT) and RobotLAB, the educational robotics company, announced a partnership to build an Artificial Intelligence (AI) and robotics lab on the campus.

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

  • Autonomous Agents Station
  • Smart Warehouse Station
  • Human Robot Interaction Station
  • Underwater Robotics Station
  • Industry 4.0
  • Smart Patrolling Station
  • Smart Transportation Station
  • Robot Receptionist


For Professor Ismail Abdel Ghafar, president of the AASTMT academy, this partnership will bring an enriching experience for the students and the campus and help prepare the students to their future careers.

''AASTMT has been dedicated to fostering a highly professional environment of advancing knowledge, developing human potential, and breaking new intellectual and academic ground with the aim of improving the lives of human beings and of communities all over the Arab and the whole World," said Prof. Ghafar, "Our partnership with RobotLAB signifies a big step into the future of robotics and AI, and we are very excited to introduce this game-changer lab exclusively for our students and the institution and can't wait to see the positive impact it will have on our community,'' he said.

The AI LAB by RobotLAB is a turnkey, state-of-the-art modular learning space designed to enable students' rotation between AI stations. Each configuration includes robots and teaching resources and provide learners with practical hands-on activities exposing them to multiple disciplines and various scenarios in which Artificial Intelligence takes control of our lives. It gives students a unique and rich learning experience to ensure that they are ready for their career life in-the-2030's.

 Elad Inbar, CEO, RobotLAB: "We are excited to partner with AASTMT. This partnership is above and beyond a typical deployment of an AI lab, this is beyond providing robots and training materials. This is about supporting the leading university in Egypt by bringing Silicon Valley know-how to the Middle East, and about knowledge-transfer, bringing students from Egypt to the Silicon Valley. Hands-on experience is the best way to learn, and to prepare for the real life post the studential life"

As part of the partnership RobotLAB will host AASTMT students at its offices located in the USA in California and Texas, for 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, relationship with robot manufacturers, participate in sales and marketing meetings, and over to how to repair robots. The students that will be selected for the program will gain massive, real-world, knowledge!