• Dr. Abu-Ghazaleh Patronizes Launch Ceremony of ‘Robotics Week 2023’ Activities

    06 Jun 2023

    AMMAN – The Robotics & Automation Society (RAS) at the Hashemite University (HU), a subsidiary of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), has launched this year’s Robotics Week, under the patronage of HE Dr. Talal Abu-Ghazaleh, founder and chairman of Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Global (TAG.Global).

    Organizing such an event aimed to highlight the impact of robots on lifestyle, as well as to give an overview of the latest developments in this domain. This is in addition to labeling the importance of knowledge-based learning and the role of innovations in the field of Artificial Intelligence (AI).

    In his speech, Dr. Abu-Ghazaleh pointed out that his personal interest in knowledge started in 1965 with a data processor, and has continued ever since  until now where knowledge led to AI, which is today shaping the  future of human life.

    Dr. Abu-Ghazaleh further stated that the Knowledge Era is the era of creating wealth, where no businesses could generate revenues as what can be achieved by artificial intelligence, indicating that the value of the largest global knowledge-based corporations exceed the budgets of many countries.

    During  the Event’s  First-day, Eng. Sofyan Al Tarawneh moderated a panel session.  He reviewed the most recent advancements in robotics and the essential components of robots, including robotic controllers and control systems, motors, sensors, and cutting-edge technologies such as the Internet of Things (IoT), Virtual Reality (VR), and Artificial Intelligence (AI). He also gave a practical presentation outlining the capabilities of these technologies and the various robots’ applications. 

    Mr. Alaa Khalaileh, CEO of Quill World, reviewed the services offered by his company in the robotics field, and the technology used, that included ultraviolet disinfection robots that can sanitize spaces and rooms using ultraviolet rays, other food delivery robots that can carry and deliver food and interact with people. Quill World is also committed to developing robots that can accurately detect obstacles and can use elevators, he said. 

    Eng. Ibrahim Khader, head of RAS at the University, expressed his thanks to the attendees and the participating students, the organizing team, as well as all the supporters of the event, pointing out that the Robotics Week is a local and international event that started for the first time at the Hashemite University organized by the RAS over the past year. He continued by encouraging all students to take part in workshops and other events to learn about robotics and the methods used in this field.

    The first-day activities included panel sessions with the participation of a host of experts and Jordanian university students, a debate organized in cooperation with the Debate and Thought Club on self-driving cars, the safety of their passengers and pedestrians, and safety and control related issues. 

    It is worth mentioning the first day of the Robotics Week activities were held at the Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Knowledge Forum (TAG-KF), while other activities took place at the Hashemite University campus.