DEWA demos drones and AI for Innovation Week
DEWA shows inspection drone, 3D AI cameras and other tech as part of Innovation Week
DEWA is holding a number of events to mark UAE Innovation Month 2019.
HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), has inaugurated DEWA Innovation Week at DEWA's headquarters.
The activities at DEWA's head office include lectures, workshops, and presentations by specialist DEWA staff and other experts. DEWA is presenting its innovations and futuristic projects; inventions and innovations by staff; and projects and innovations by university students and DEWA's partners.
DEWA is also organising 25 workshops at the DEWA Campus for Occupational and Academic Development. It will also organise the eighth annual Innovation & the Future Conference on 28th February 2019 where prominent innovators and creative people will discuss a number of topics related to the Fourth Industrial Revolution, such as disruptive technologies and blockchain.
The projects on display at DEWA's head office include autonomous inspection drones to detect solar panel failures; an energy recycling system that converts infrared, light, and sound from appliances into electricity for low-energy devices; an HD camera with Artificial Intelligence that builds 3D models for DEWA's projects and monitors their progress; an air conditioner that uses 70-80% less energy compared to conventional units; a by re-engineered gas turbine that has broken a world record for working with the least amount of stoppages; a device to detect cracks in photovoltaic panels, and other projects in DEWA's areas of work.