China, UAE ties span a wide range

China Daily
Technical cooperation
China's Hanson Robotics, producer of the celebrity humanoid robot Sophia, is partnering with UAE's biggest telecom firm Etisalat for future sales of its robots in the Middle East.

Sophia, designed by David Hanson, a former Walt Disney Imagineering employee and founder of Hanson Robotics, is a lifelike social robot that can establish relationship with people through 60 programmed facial expressions.

The use of Sophia in the education and business fields converges with Etisalat's support for digital educational strategy implemented in the UAE.

Further, UAE's major property developer Deyaar Development has partnered with China's Huawei to offer smart home solutions, with a five-year partnership established in October 2017.

The partnership would enable Deyaar to provide advanced technology solutions for residents in its properties across Dubai.

The Sophia humanoid robot, developed by Hanson Robotics expert David Hanson, file photo. [Photo/VCG]

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