Joint research will focus on the growth sectors of civil safety and security, crisis management, visualization and security robotics as well as the challenges of effective urban management. Technologies that are being developed for these activities include video and image data processing, interface management and semantic analytics – all areas of research in which each firm excels.
Khalfan Al Shamsi, head of AIS in Abu Dhabi, emphasized that this new relationship will bring significant benefits to AIS, "The shared research and collaboration that will take place between AIS and DFKI marks an important and exciting new development in the field of civil safety and security. Our work together will involve some of the best and the brightest among the world's scientific and research community. We are delighted that the prestigious DFKI shares our interest in creating and exploiting new opportunities through research and development in our shared fields of interest."
Since its formation in 1988, the aim of DFKI has been to translate cutting-edge research quickly into practice-oriented application solutions. The institute is one of the leading centers of excellence worldwide which through its proactive and demand oriented projects nationally and internationally has acquired the reputation of being a competent and reliable partner boosting the industry with innovation.
AIS' technology, products and systems includes critical asset protection, urban management and ALANQA, its subsidiary for the design, manufacture and sale of the next generation of extreme vehicles for the military and private sectors.
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