According to the financial journal Arabian Business, a Barcelona-based company, PAL Robotics, has developed a human-size robot which is designed to replace non-skilled and low-skilled workers in factories and other places of employment.
PAL Robotics, a subsidiary of the Abu Dhabi-based conglomerate Royal Group, is dedicating its research and development department to the production and commercialization of humanoid styled robots.
Several months ago PAL Robotics released REEM, a robot which is mobile, measures 1.65 meters tall and can travel at speeds of about 5 km/hour. REEM was on display at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center, and excited such a stir that the ADNEC ordered 20 robots from PAL. As a result of the successful showing PAL Robotics is planning on opening a factory to produce the REEM robots in the UAE.