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Kuala Lumpur, 18 & 19 August 2018 – Malaysia Japan International Institute of Technology (MJIIT) through Centre for Community and Industry Network (CCIN) in collaboration with Yamaguchi University have successfully organized a robotic competition for secondary school student under 18 years old. The competition was held at Language Laboratory 3 & 4, level 2, MJIIT. The two days program was headed by Dr. Ahmad Muhsin Ithnin, Senior Lecturer from department of Mechanical Precision Engineering, MJIIT, Dr. Mohd Azizi Abdul Rahman, Senior Lecturer from department of Electronic System Engineering, MJIIT and Associate Professor Dr. Tsuyoshi Koga from Graduate School of Sciences and Technology for Innovation (Engineering), Yamaguchi University. There were 14 Yamaguchi undergraduate students helping and mentoring the school students throughout the event.

 

The program started with Robotic Workshop supervised by Associate Professor Dr. Tsuyoshi Koga. The contestants were formed groups which every group consist of two school students and two Yamaguchi students. Every groups need to build and program a sumo robot by using Lego Mind Storm. The students were exposed and experienced on programming and controlling the robot with two tires and the robots need to be well balanced before entering the competition ring. The aim of the workshop is not only to enhanced the technical knowledge on robotic, but also to gain new experienced in communicating and working with international students.

The Robotic Competition was started on the second day of the program and the format of the competition is set to be a ‘sudden death’ type. Group from St. John`s Institution school, Ilhammencez Bin Mohd Rasyidi and Ryan Tam Chee Man were announced as the winner of the competition, successfully beaten up group from dari SMK Seri Gombak Haziq Aiman Bin Mohd Faizal and Muhammad Najmie Hakim Bin Tajudin in the final round.