Terminus partners with Expo 2020 Dubai, sets up HQ at District 2020

The Chinese tech firm will be Expo 2020 Dubai’s Robotics Partner and will set up first HQ outside of China at District 2020

Expo 2020 Dubai's HE Reem Al Hashimy (right) alongside Terminus founder & CEO Victor Al at the signing ceremony
Expo 2020 Dubai
Expo 2020 Dubai's HE Reem Al Hashimy (right) alongside Terminus founder & CEO Victor Al at the signing ceremony

China-based smart technology firm, Terminus Technologies, has been named Expo 2020 Dubai’s Robotics Partner and has signed a long-term lease at District 2020.

Terminus, who will be Expo 2020 Dubai's latest Premier Partner, will deploy more than 150 programmable robots – including Opti, one of the Expo 2020 mascots – to interact with visitors during the six-month event.

Fitted with features such as multi-touch displays, 5G network capability, AI-driven object mapping and object detection, the robots will perform a variety of tasks such as greeting visitors, performing in special displays, and providing visitor assistance, as well as helping with food and beverage delivery and hospitality services.

As well as its duties at Expo 2020 Dubai, Terminus will set up its first headquarters outside of China, as well as a research and development centre, at District 2020, the human-centric smart city that will repurpose more than 80% of the site’s built environment once the World Fair has concluded.

Commenting on the partnership, Expo 2020 Dubai chief technology officer, Mohammed AlHashmi, said: “Expo 2020 will be an unparalleled platform to showcase the capabilities of innovative technology and, as a pioneer in robotics and AI-enabled IoT applications, Terminus is a valuable new partner.

He added: “Our collaboration will demonstrate the potential of robotics, while also establishing the foundation for District 2020 as a centre for technology innovation.”

Terminus Technologies’s founder and CEO, Victor Ai, said Terminus is working with Expo 2020 Dubai and District 2020 to redefine the concept of future cities with its leading robotics, AI and IoT technology.

“Together with other technology-focused partners, we have the opportunity to further explore the area of smart spaces. This is precisely the reason why we are so excited.” said Ai.

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