Abu Dhabi: Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Deputy Supreme Commander of the United Arab Emirates Armed Forces, the fifth edition of the Unmanned Systems Conference 2022 that accompanies UMEX & SimTEX exhibitions 2022 commenced on Sunday (February 20) in Abu Dhabi under the theme “Unmanned, Unbound: Realising The Promise of The Unmanned Revolution.”
The conference, organised by Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC) in cooperation with the UAE Ministry of Defence, brings together intellectual leaders, high-level officials, and academic figures from all over the world, with 2,000 experts and specialists participating in person and virtually.
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The conference included four seminars featuring 22 high-level speakers from across the world, including ministers, leaders, and innovators, who discussed several topics and issues related to the unmanned systems sector.
The seminars focused on four main themes, which are – Understanding the Changing Unmanned Landscape, Facilitating Trust and Understanding: Human-Machine Teaming and Decision-Making in the Unmanned Age, Optimizing Innovation: Overcoming Adoption and Integration Challenges, and Unmanned Systems and the 4IR: How Technology is Shaping Future Capabilities.
UMEX is the only event in the Middle East dedicated for drones, robotics, components and unmanned systems. It will conclude on February 23.
This year, UMEX will feature a Simulation & Training (SIMTEX) section which will promote cooperation among the Armed Services, Industry, Academia and various Government Agencies in pursuit of improved training and education programmes identification of common training issues and development of multiservice programmes.