30 mar 7 students take on the challenge of robotics in the US – Berita Harian Online
Translated from Malay
VALUE: Seven students aged between 15 and 17 years selected to represent Malaysia at the robotics competition FIRST Global Challenge in Washington D.C., USA on 16-18 July.
They are King Adam Ahmad Sultan of SMK Kubang Kerian, Muhammad Jamil Razif (MRSM Lenggong), Janice Poh Yi Zi (SMK Convent Taiping), Muhammad Rais (Sekolah Menengah Sains Sultan Mahmud).
Arash Muhammad Danial Mohd Hamdan (MRSMs Johor Bahru) and Khairul Amyrin Syahrean and Muhammad Fakhrul Khir Abdul Samat (Malay College Kuala Kangsar), while the principal Malay College Kuala Kangsar, Anand Baharuddin be their teacher and mentor.
Managing Director of Robotics Learning (M) Sdn Bhd, Ilylia Zimmermann said they selected from 500 students in 2,000 schools across the country to submit an application.
“The Challenge of Global FIRST robotics competitions like the Olympics is that it will involve 120 countries,” he told reporters.
He was speaking after opening the Malaysia VEX Robotics competition by the Pro-Chancellor of Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia (USIM) Tunku Besar Seri Menanti Tunku Ali Redhauddin son of Tuanku Muhriz here today. Also present were Vice Chancellor Prof. Datuk Dr. Musa Ahmad.
Ilylia said the company has introduced a robotics program since 2009 and believes many Malaysian students to become experts in the field of high-tech robotics if they continue to be given a chance.
Malaysia’s VEX Robotics competition, Ilylia said students not only compete, but what is more important is the process that they went through before the game in which they are required to document the process of designing and programming a robot that has been done in the form of a journal.
In addition, he said, they are required to work in a group and make sure every member contributes their expertise in building and programming robots. – BERNAMA