Cyberjaya Plays Host to Robotics Competition, Robo Race 2015
Cyberview Sdn Bhd (“Cyberview”), the Technology Hub Enabler behind the success of Cyberjaya, last Saturday brought together young learners and robot enthusiasts through an enlightening and thrilling robotics competition – the Robo Race 2015.
After the successful debut in 2014, Cyberview and Terato Tech Sdn Bhd (“Terato Tech), the tech partner for robotic programme, decided to raise the competition up a notch this year by having it in two categories, the Under 16 category and the Open category. The competition aims to provide participants an out-of-classroom learning experience where all were given the opportunities to put their knowledge into practice while acquiring new technology skills and obtain inspiration from other contestants. It is also the perfect platform for local players in the industry, robot enthusiasts and students to showcase creative development and advancement within the scope of programming, animation, coding and 3D animation.
Faris Yahaya, Managing Director of Cyberview said: “In order to elevate Cyberjaya into a Global Technology Hub, it is important for us to encourage the growth and development of quality talent. Unique competitions like the Robo Race will help in seeding interest of learning mathematics and science among the young generation and also their desire to learn more about advanced technology skills such as programming and other computer engineering. We believe it will lead them to delve deeper into the field of technology and encourage young talents to bring their innovative ideas and solutions to life, and eventually make positive impacts in our lives.”
Utilising hardware and systems provided by the event organiser, participants under 16 category raced against each other using a Bluetooth controlled LEGO EV3 robots. Each team will need to work together to figure out a way to manoeuvre the robots through obstacles and a tricky track quickly while collecting as many points along the way.
Team CRATALYX, made up of Hanif Zalman Hasnal from Sekolah Kebangsaan Taman Putra Perdana, and Aiman Ikhwanshah Indra bin Norani from Sekolah Kebangsaan Selayang Utama emerged as the champion team for the Under 16 category. The winners took home a RM1, 200 cash prize, smartphones from Gomax, medals and a certificate.
The Open category is a new category that allowed participants to code the 4 sensors and LEGO Mindstorm parts of NXT/EV3 robots to strategically get around the track and gain maximum points. In the end, Yeoh Cheng Jin, from SMK Taman Connaught, survived the elimination rounds picking up a total of 360 points, walking away with a RM1, 000 cash prize, a smartphone from Gomax, a medal and a certificate.
This year’s sponsors for Robo Race 2015 includes Malaysia Communications and Multimedia Commission, Telekom Malaysia, McDonalds, Infinite Ventures, Watch Tower and Friends, Setia Haruman, Cyberview Resort and Gomax.
About Cyberview Sdn Bhd
Cyberview Sdn Bhd is a Technology Hub Enabler that empowers the tech community through the delivery of industry development initiatives, investor relations services and tech hub development and management services. Cyberview spearheads the development and transformation of Cyberjaya into a Global Tech Hub. It takes pride of its ability to consult, establish, and advance an open and conducive technology hub ecosystem by fostering unique business growth models for all stakeholders. Cyberview believes in unlocking the potential of technology through collaborative efforts from both the public and private sectors to propel economic growth and wealth creation. For more info: www.cyberview.com.my