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UTP Wins 2nd Runner Up In National Robotics Competition

Last update: 05/05/2017
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KUALA LUMPUR, May 5 (Bernama) -- Universiti Teknologi Petronas (UTP) has won the second runner up in a national robotics competition organised by International Islamic University Malaysia Robotic Team.

The team who called themselves Petrobots, won second runner up in the Time Rush category and walked away with a trophy and cash prizes worth RM400.

They were also Top 8 in the Maze Runner category, it said in a statement.

Apart from Time Rush and Maze Runner, the competition offers three other categories namely Soccer Robot, Autonomous Sumo and Rero.

It is opened to all students and aims to develop participants' competitive attitude while applying the knowledge of robotics application.

According to Petrobots vice president and head coach Lim Jian Huei, the team is made up of trained and skilled individuals, from multi-disciplinary backgrounds and equipped with knowledge ranging from mechanics to electronics, to chemicals.

"This is a robotic competition on the surface, but to us it means much more.

Our focus was on practical rather than theory, on flexibility rather than rigidity, on creativity rather than conformity, and on teamwork rather than individual.

Our team's experience here had been rewarding," he added.

Petrobots is a UTP students' club established with the purpose to hone robotics skills and provide exposure to robotics among its members.

Activities conducted include organising workshops and conducting robotics lab day.