With every year, technology is becoming more people friendly. It has become such an essential part of our lives that we can even imagine robotics and drones to be available for human support. Dubai is going one step ahead to make the connection between robotics and human beings stronger. The country has decided to hold World Future Sports Games in late December 2017.
The World Drone Prix, held in Dubai was just a stepping stone to set the bar on fire. The country is not going to stop here. It is taking drone racing quite seriously and on a different level. The tech-focused event will include drone races as well as robotic swimming, running, wrestling and car racing. Basically, it is the Olympics for automatons.
Certainly, it is an ambitious plan for a city that has not even finished hosting the World Drone Prix. A 15-year-old British pilot Luke Bannister became the winner of the first day. You know, there is a long way to go before this is as big a deal as human-powered competition.
This is a long-term bet that robotic sports tech will improve to the point where you will want to watch machines fight on behalf of humans. There is no guarantee that the competition will be successful even if the technology is ready. It is only Dubai’s extravagant wealth that can give the competition a fighting chance.
However, it might not be as lavish as it sounds. You and I hardly have any idea how much the country has spent for such an amazing drone fight. If it is successful, the plan is to hold the Games every two years after that.