Steaming ahead in robotics
CYBERJAYA: myMaker Robotics Challenge 2016 (MRC 2016) has paved the way for the younger generation to experiment and challenge them to create awareness on the significant role of robotics technology towards the development of the country.
Technology and Society Division of Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) senior director Aisharuddin Nuruddin said that this competition will encourage creativity and innovation among the younger generation.
“Malaysia has been quite successful in capturing the benefits of the scientific and engineering enterprises where we have emerged as a leader among developing countries.
“However, it will take continuous focus and investment in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) if we hope to have sustainable growth beyond 2020 and stay ahead of our economic competitors,” he told the media at the old MCMC headquarters yesterday.
He added that in order to reflect the emphasis in STEAM, the drive on Internet of Things (IoT) and Robotics technology has kickstarted among the younger generation. – by Vathani Panirchellvum