At the end of October, the Qatar Ministry of Transport and Communication hosted the Qatar Information Technology Conference & Exhibition (QITCOM 2019) – the largest Information and Communication Technology showcase and event in Qatar. The theme of this year’s show was “Safe Smart Cities”. With over 90 speakers, 300 technology exhibitors, 100 startups and 300 innovators and entrepreneurs, QITCOM 2019 was a one-stop-shop for participants to showcase disruptive smart technologies and exchange next-generation knowledge.
At the show, Ava Robotics partnered with Hamad International Airport (HIA) and Qatar Airways to feature an Ava Telepresence Robot. This demonstration highlighted the power of telepresence as a communication tool in the newly designed airport.
During the 3 day event a representative from the airport used Ava to ‘walk the show’ and interact with attendees. Human-like mobility combined with high definition video conferencing made it a comfortable and natural companion for show guests, and many attendees were interested to learn more about the second phase of HIA’s Smart Airport technology via the robot.
Hamad International Airport’s Smart Airport technology demonstration with the Ava Telepresence Robot was listed as one of the top-10 interesting technologies to see at the show.