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Personal and security robots serve Hajj pilgrims

Personal and security robots serve Hajj pilgrims

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Saudi Arabia-based stc Group has launched a series of smart robot technologies that aim at increasing the efficiency of this Hajj Season in 1442H and developing a reference experience for the coming Hajj Seasons through shortening the effort and time and providing safety for the pilgrims.

The company has enhanced the utilisation of smart robot technologies, which is no longer limited to specific sectors. As part of the Digital Transformation journey, where the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia realised great milestones, stc continues to introduce the latest innovations in the area of Artificial Intelligence (AI), robotics and 5G communications to provide an integrated ecosystem that makes the Hajj rituals easier for pilgrims.

This year, stc has offered two types of robots to be used in Mecca. The first robot is featured as a personal robot, while the other is a security robot. The personal robot works using 3D technology and is equipped with a screen, camera and microphone, as it can move among and talk to pilgrims, answer their inquiries and provide guidance and advice. It further enhances communication among individuals under the circumstances of remote work and social distancing imposed by Covid-19 pandemic.

The security robot is dedicated to follow up and monitor the compliance with the precautionary and preventive measures that the pilgrims must follow as per the applicable health protocols. It can measure the human temperature and monitor the mask wearing through its AI technologies.

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