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Meet the robot that efficiently operates in desert terrain

Although self-driving cars are still years away from being on public roads, autonomous systems are widely used in less congested and highly controlled environments like farm fields, ports, mines, and more. Autonomous or semi-autonomous systems such as unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs) spraying vineyards, unmanned surface vessels (USV) conducting hydrographic surveys, and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) taking aerial photographs are safer, cost-effective, and more efficient than other systems. Enrico Natalizio, Vice President of the Autonomous Robotics Research Centre at Technology Innovation Institute (TII), Abu Dhabi, walks us through the latest UGV developed at TII and how it's built to survive in a desert without human intervention. He discusses the impact of this solution on the future of technology.