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TAR UC Students Excel in Robotic Competition

The teams from TAR UC including Dr Lum Kin Yun (front row fourth from left) posing in a group photograph with the robots and the trophy.

 

What started out with the intention to gain experience and exposure in robotics turned out to be a rewarding experience for six TAR UC students when they were named as the second runner-up team in the UTAR Intercampus Robotic Competition 2017. There were altogether two teams from TAR UC who competed in the competition which was held on 1 July 2017. All the participating students  are pursuing their Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) Mechatronics in TAR UC.

The second runner-up team consist of Edmund Ang Er Wen, Foo Wei Jun, Giam Kee Teck, Joshua Ithayanathan, Chow Weng Hueen and Lem Che Man. The participating teams were required to build two robots where one robot was to be remotely controlled and another was automated. The automated robot was required to collect ping-pong balls and passed the balls to the remotely controlled robot which must then launch the ping-pong balls to a targeted area which was positioned at the competitor’s side.

“Building two robots is quite a challenge as there are many technicalities involved in the process. The team found it more challenging to build the automated robot in terms of programming it to move in a straight line, which is a requirement in the competition.”

“However, I am grateful to have Dr Lum Kin Yun, a dedicated and committed lecturer who shared his suggestions and inputs on how to go about building the robots. I also benefitted from the books on robotics from TAR UC library which were a great help in the competition. On top of that, the Project Management course I studied in TAR UC was very useful in helping me manage this project well including working in a team,” Edmund Ang explained.

“However, I am grateful to have Dr Lum Kin Yun, a dedicated and committed lecturer who shared his suggestions and inputs on how to go about building the robots. I also benefitted from the books on robotics from TAR UC library which were a great help in the competition. On top of that, the Project Management course I studied in TAR UC was very useful in helping me manage this project well including working in a team,” Edmund Ang explained.

As the second runner-up team, the students won cash prize of RM500 and a trophy.