Android robot inspector wins World Ideas Award in Germany

Adding another feather to its cap, Dubai Customs has won the best idea at the World Ideas Award 2016 organised in Frankfurt, Germany for developing an android robot inspector.

It is a smart robot that is capable of doing inspection tasks and can be equipped with inspection and tracking technologies to carry out additional functions such as face identification, body language reading, luggage tracking, and thermal scanning.

Android robot inspector is capable of doing inspection tasks.
Android robot inspector is capable of doing inspection tasks. Photo courtesy:

This idea will help in the transition towards having more artificial intelligence in the workplace by using the smart android robots to replace humans in routine tasks.

Dubai Customs android robot inspector is the first of its kind in the world. The new model is now being developed to have a UAE look and features. 

Ideas were gathered from different organisations during 2016 and submitted to an international jury to select one single idea as the World’s Big Idea in 2016.

Elated about the new breakthrough, Sultan bin Sulayem, DP World Group Chairman and CEO and Chairman of Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation said, “It’s no stranger to Dubai Customs to innovate and come up with new winning ideas within its efforts and journey to facilitate trade and movement of cargo and passengers.”

Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, Director of Dubai Customs, said, “We have gone long way in the innovation journey to facilitate trade and reduce time and effort to enable passengers and traders to enter their cargo easily and in a short time. We have many innovations to boast including the risk engine, the smart container inspection system, Al Kashif Vehicle, and the android robot inspector, among many others.”