Artificial Intelligence (AI) Powered Drone Wins First Prize at CUD Innovation Day

February 19th, 2020: “Morshedy”, an AI powered drone equipped with Bluetooth wireless speaker, was awarded the first prize at Innovation Day celebrated at Canadian University Dubai.

Key features of the drone include speech recognition, object detection and tracking, as well as flight mission planning. An AI Dashboard helps control the drone by drawing its flight path or guiding it to the zone identified for flying.

"The AI Air Guide drone can be used for different tasks and at various locations. For example, at a major exhibition it can guide visitors to the stands through the AI-powered function that converts text to voice,” explained Dr. Ziad El Khatib, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Engineering, Applied Science and Technology.

The concept will be presented to large companies with demonstrations of how the AI powered drone could be used at conferences or for assisting medical emergency crew prior to the arrival of ambulance during an accident.

The device was created by CUD students, Saif Mohammed Al Sabbagh and Omar Ibrahim, under the guidance of Dr. Ziad El Khatib, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Engineering, Applied Science and Technology.

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