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Cyberjaya competition to develop robotics talent

AvantiKumar | Nov. 16, 2015
Cyberview and Terato Tech host the 2nd edition of Robo Race in Cyberjaya, Malaysia.

 

Photo - Participants of the Robo Race busy at work in and around the venue 

Robo Race 2015

Malaysian technology hub enabler Cyberview has hosted the second edition of its Robo Race competition in Cyberjaya, Malaysia, to engage young learners and robot enthusiasts.

Robo Race 2015, which was organised with local technology company Terato Tech, also expanded to offer two categories for the first time -  the Under 16 category and the Open category.

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," said Faris.

The competition have opportunities for the young attenders to put their knowledge into practice while acquiring new technology skills and obtain inspiration from other contestants.

It was also an ideal platform for local players in the industry, robot enthusiasts and students to show creative development and advancement within the scope of programming, animation, coding and 3D animation, said Faris.

This year's sponsors for Robo Race 2015 included Malaysia Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC), Telekom Malaysia, McDonalds, Infinite Ventures, Watch Tower and Friends, Setia Haruman, Cyberview Resort and Gomax.

 

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