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Video: 8-ft Titan robot greets visitors at UAE defence show Idex

ismail@khaleejtimes.com Filed on February 19, 2019 | Last updated on February 19, 2019 at 05.25 am
Video: 8-ft Titan robot greets visitors at UAE defence show Idex

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Wearing a military vest, the robot introduces himself in both Arabic and English.

Visitors of the ongoing International Defence Exhibition (Idex) in the Capital are amused by the robot greeter, Titan, that comes out every after an hour to greet them and welcome them to the region's largest defence exhibition.

Wearing a military vest, the robot Titan, walks through the crowds as he introduces himself in both Arabic and English.

"Peace and blessings be with you. How are you all visitors? The best thing to happen to me at Idex this year is being hired by the Safe City Group. Yay!" Titan says in Arabic and English as he walks between the crowds.

"Do you know why I applied for a job at Safe City Group? Because things in UAE are always numbered One!"

Idex, which kicked off on Sunday, runs at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (Adnec) until February 21 and expects around 100,000 visitors during the course of the event.

Titan, a famous walkaround robot, is 8ft tall and weighs 60 kg. He is the world's first commercial entertainment robot artist and was developed by the British company Cyberstein.

Titan the Robot is an entertainment concept unlike anything on earth and is used by event management companies in the UAE and worldwide to add something very special any festival, corporate party or as the ultimate in shopping mall entertainment. His comedy antics are loved by children and adults alike.

The walkaround robot speaks via pre-recorded snippets of audio including famous phrases from films.

His speech can be adapted into almost any language. He also plays snippets of songs too. He really engages with the audience, jokes around and has a few cheeky little tricks like squirting water at people.

This walk around robot is fantastic roaming entertainment for corporate events and product launches.

Titan the robot has before appeared at many events at many prestigious events in UAE including the Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix and the International Exhibition for National Security and Resilience in Abu Dhabi in 2018.

- ismail@khaleejtimes.com



Ismail Sebugwaawo

A professional journalist originating from Kampala, Uganda, Ismail is a happy father with strong attachment to family and great values for humanity. He has practiced journalism in UAE for the past 13 years, covering the country's parliament (FNC) and crimes, including Abu Dhabi Police, public prosecution and courts. He also reports about important issues in education, public health and the environment, with a keen interest in human interest stories. When out of reporting duties, he serves the Ugandan community in Abu Dhabi as he wants to see his countrymen happy. Exercising and reading are part of his free time.

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