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Thursday, July 1, 2010
UTM SWEEPS CLEAN AT NATIONAL ROBOCON COMPETITION
Bangi, 28th June:UTM is back on track as the leading local university in the fields of robotics after its three teams brought home the championship plus the second place and the best engineering award.
UTM B was awarded the champion after defeating its fellow UTM A in the finals while UTM C managed to win the Best Engineering Award and was unanimously awarded the title ‘Robot Pharaoh’ by all the competing teams.
The competition was held from 22nd to 27th June 2010 at the Dewan Canselor Tun Abdul Razak, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), Bangi.
The last time UTM won the competition was in 2007 where UTM A and B met in a grueling finale also in UKM Bangi.
RoboCon is an annual robot contest targeted for undergraduates students of higher institutions in the Asia-Pacific region.
It creates friendship among young people with similar interests, as well as assisting in the growth of advance engineering and broadcasting technologies in the region.
Under a common set of rules, participants will create robots using their creativity and technological abilities. Competitions are held locally in every ABU participating countries.
UTM will once again represent Malaysia at the ABU Asia-Pacific Robot Contest 2010 in Cairo, Egypt with Robo-Pharaohs Build Pyramids as the main theme of this contest.
WINNERS OF THE MATCH
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia – UTM B
1st Runner Up
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia – UTM A
2nd Runner Up
Universiti Malaysia Sabah – UMS B
Universiti Teknologi MARA Shah Alam – UiTM FKE Alpha
AWARDS CATEGORY WINNERS
Best Engineering Award
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia – UTM C
Best Idea Award
Pusat Latihan Teknologi Tinggi Malaysia Melaka – 1_JTM D
Best Design Award
Universiti Multimedia Melaka – ROBOFORCE
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