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InGenius World – Robotics for Kids

Saturday, September 15th, 2018

InGenius World – Robotics for Kids                                                    

 

Organised by: IEEE RAS Malaysia chapter & IEEE UCSI Student branch and IEEE HKN UCSI Branch.

 

Instructor by Mr Mohd Fauzi Zanil [IEEE RAS, EXCOM] and Dr.Mohamed khan [Assistant prof, UCSI University & IEEE RAS Malaysia chapter Vice Chairman].

 

Venue : Parklane OUG, Kuala Lumpur.

Date : 18th and 19th August 2018

Time : 9.00pm – 5.00 pm

 

When we think of robots, we think of giant machines that build cars and Hollywood creations too impossible to be real. Robots are in our everyday lives in many ways, from automatic pool cleaners to toys for kids. Today, educators are using robots and robotics to teach their students in novel ways. Robots are an engaging, hands-on way of teaching children important concepts like math and science. While the robots used in classrooms don’t shoot lasers out of their eyes, they are quickly becoming a popular way to catch and keep a classroom’s attention. Robotics can also be a fun stepping-stone for getting a child interested in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) subjects that can lead to amazing careers later in life.

The event started by a welcoming speech by Mr. Mohd Fauzi, EXCOM of IEEE Robotic and Automation chapter, Malaysian section. The main focus of the event was to expose young kids from age 6 to 12 years old to basic of engineering, robotics and coding. This workshop’s mission was to observe their interest in Robotics and Engineering by teaching them via hands-on methods. A total of 19 participants attended the event with a total exposure of 6 hours to complete the robot building. Robotis product were used and the event programme is divided into 2 sections which are robot building and robot programming. 5 different robots were introduced in this event. The robots are included with a light sensor, servo/dc motor, switches, Bluetooth module and sound sensor. After the robot building activity, they are given a chance to play with their robot and several simple challenges like hitting the ball were set. In the event, an advanced robot module with various features were demonstrated to the participant.

The highlight of the event was a talk by Vice chairman of IEEE Robotic and Automation chapter, Malaysian section. During the talk Dr. Mohamed Khan brief the participant on the robot and its functions. Dr. Mohamed Khan took this opportunity to inspire the participant on the excitement in robotic works and the science, technology, engineering and mathematics in general. All the participants received certificate of participation by IEEERAS Malaysia chapter.

The event ended at 5.00 pm on the 19th August 2018.

Young Innovators Challenge 2018 – Kuala Lumpur

Wednesday, August 15th, 2018

Young Innovators Challenge 2018 – Kuala Lumpur

Sponsored by: UCSI University, Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC), Next Gen Technology, IEEERAS Malaysia Chapter, UCSI University Robotic Club and UCSI IEEE Student branch.

Organized by : Mr Chuah Eng Yew [IEEE RAS, EXCOM, UCSI Robotic club chairman] and Dr.Mohamed khan [Assistant prof, UCSI University & IEEE RAS Malaysia chapter Vice Chairman].

Venue : UCSI University main hall.

Date : 21st July 2018

Time : 9.00pm – 5.00 pm

The Young Innovators Challenge is a platform that is provided for the millennials to showcase their invention skills that is to be used in various industries such as Food and Agriculture, Automotive/Mobility, Healthcare, Home & Shelter, Heavy Equipment & Machinery, and Retail & Customer Journey. Students from various schools within the Kuala Lumpur region participated to showcase their best effort to build a working concept prototype that performs certain tasks which is controlled either by an Arduino microcontroller or and Raspberry Pi microcomputer.

VIP Guests from UCSI University, Yayasan Sime Darby, & Chumbaka

 

UCSI University Robotic Club in collaboration with UCSI University was privileged to host the Young Innovators Challenge (YIC) 2018, Kuala Lumpur state level competition. The competition was graced by the CEO of Yayasan Sime Darby, Pn. Hajjah Yatela Zainal Abidin, Principal Consultant of Chumbaka, Dr. Chew Yen Seng, Assistant Professor of Faculty of Engineering, Technology, & Built Environment, UCSI University, Dato’ Dr. Ahmad Bin Ibrahim, Professor in the Faculty of engineering and Dr. Elango Natarajan, Assistant professor in the faculty of engineering. Participants from various schools and education centers attended the event, totaling to 17 teams. The participants were judged by Chief judge Dr. Mohamed khan, IEEERAS Malaysia chapter Vice chairman and panel judges from various backgrounds, including academicians and also industry experts. Winners of this state level competition will participate in the upcoming National Accelerator Camp 2018 which is to be held at the Axiata Arena, Bukit Jalil on the 19th – 22nd September 2018. The UCSI University Robotic Club greatly appreciates the effort put forth by the Faculty of Engineering, Technology & Built Environment and the Student Affairs Department of UCSI University for greatly supporting this event. This event wouldn’t be possible without the sponsors from UCSI University, Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC), Next Gen Technology, IEEERAS Malaysia Chapter and the UCSI University Robotic Club.

Panel of Judges

This event started at 10 am with a welcoming keynote speech by Dr. Elango Natarajan, Assistant professor, Faculty of Engineering UCSI University. During his speech he welcomed all the VIPs from various industries, the sponsors and the participants from various schools. Later the CEO of Yayasan Sime Darby, Pn. Hajjah Yatela Zainal Abidin, Principal Consultant of Chumbaka, talk about the role of Sime Darby in hosting the event every year.

Students in action

At 11 am all the participating 17 teams involved in the challenge were allowed to present their innovative projects. Each team was given 15 minutes for presentation and 5 minutes for question and answer session. Their design, methodology, innovative ideas and the presentation skills were judged by a group of highly qualified experts from industries and academicians. The judging to select the winners was decided in a closed room environment by the panel of judges decision and was headed by the chief judge Dr. Mohamed khan afthab ahamed khan.

The following winners were awarded certificates and medals:

State-level winners

 

Gold Award – Star TEK (SMK Aminuddin Baki)

Project Description: Home & Shelter

Silver Award 1 – Johannian B (SMK St. John)

Project Description: Home & Shelter

Silver Award 2 – CHKL 1 (Chong Hwa High School)

Project Description: Automotive & Mobility

Bronze Award 1 – Home Invaders (SMK Damansara Utama)

Project Description: Home & Shelter

Bronze Award 2 – AI Team (The Sequoia Academy)

Project Description: Home & Shelter

Workshop on NAO Robot

Sunday, July 22nd, 2018

Workshop on NAO Robot

Organised by : Dr.Khan and Mr.Chuah, UCSI University,IEEE RAS Malaysia Chapter & Robo entrepreneur sdn bhd, Malaysia

Venue :Block E,Level 4, UCSI University.
Date : 8 June2018, Friday
Time : 10.00 am – 12.30 pm
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The event started by a welcoming speech by the event chairman Dr.Khan. During the workshop students from various engineering discipline were taught the working principle and the design and applications of three different robots manufactured by different companies. It’s the first time all the students were given a hands-on working exposure to and advanced humanoid robot called NAO. Programming concepts about the robot arm, mobile robot also explained. More than 20 participants were present.

The high light of the event was a group discussion to discuss about the future of robotic applications in industries. Mr.Mohan took this opportunity to explain his own project a robotic hand controlled by servo tiny motors, this can also be taken as student project in near future.

The event ended at 12.30 pm by a closing speech by the event chairman.

 

 

Workshop on Industrial 4.0 and Industrial Data Science

Sunday, July 22nd, 2018

Workshop on Industrial 4.0 and Industrial Data Science
Topic: Theory and practical Examples of Industry 4.0 and Industrial Data science.

Organised by : Fraunhofer Germany, UTM, RAISEMED and It’S OWL.
Co – Organized and Attended By: IEEE UCSI Student Branch ,Dr.M.K.A.Ahamed Khan, Assistant Professor, UCSI University, & IEEE RAS Malaysia Chapter Vice Chairman. IEEE UCSI Student Branch Counsellor.

Venue : UiTM, Kualalumpur
Date: 21th May 2018, Monday
Time: 9.00 am – 4.30 pm

 

The event started by a welcoming speech by Dr.Ing Arno Kuhn from Fraunhofer Germany. The networking of virtual and real production has been steadily increasing for years. This leads to fascinating perspectives in Germany and Malaysia. They are summarized under the term Industry 4.0, where intelligent technical systems and data form the basis. Especially for industry, this offers new opportunities in the sense of a digital transformation inside a company. During the event Fraunhofer IEM shared their experiences from Germany in implementing Industry 4.0 and Industrial Data Science. The lecture contains background information and exercises on both topics.

The staffs learned how to integrate Industry 4.0 technologies into companies and how to use Data Analytics for different disciplines inside the industry. During the workshop a case study on Control cabinet design of a typical industry was discussed and Dr.Ahamed khan shared his views in terms of design and technology. At the end of the event the main goal to gain knowledge, Theory and practical examples about the topics Industry 4.0 and Industrial Data Science with lots of Exercises for deeper insights were achieved. The staffs from UCSI and other universities well benefited.

Technical workshop on Robotics and control systems – By Quanser Inc, Canada.

Sunday, July 22nd, 2018

Organised by : Qunaser Inc.,Canada, IEEE RAS Malaysia & IEEE UCSI Student branch and IEEE HKN.
Talk by Dr.Michel Levis [Application Engineer, Quanser Inc, Canada] and Dr.Mohamed khan[ Assistant prof, UCSI University & IEEE RAS Malaysia chapter Vice Chairman].
Venue :Block C, C409, UCSI.
Date : 9th July 2018.
Time : 2.00pm – 4.30 pm

The event started by a welcoming speech by the Vice chairman of IEEE Robotic and Automation chapter, Malaysia section. During the talk Dr. Mohamed khan introduced Mr.Michel Levis, application engineer for Quanser Inc, Canada. The main focus of the event was to introduce the new learning concepts with the latest technical tools developed by Quanser for areas like control systems and Robotics. Different experimental models were introduced for both the lecturers and the students. The integration of the experimental models with the latest softwares and the simulation with Matlab were demonstrated for the audience. Modeling and control design as well as courseware development for over 60+ systems at Quanser were explained. This includes a broad range of systems such as robot manipulators, servo/dc motor systems, model helicopters, magnetic levitation, earthquake simulators; More than 50 participants from various engineering discipline were present.

The high light of the event was a group discussion organized by Dr. Mohamed khan to discuss about the various projects one can develop with the support from Quanser and how as students should prepare themselves to face the challenges towards their career goals. Dr.Mohamed Khan took this opportunity to motivate the students on the importance of IEEE society and the benefits being members in IEEE RAS.

The event ended at 4.30 pm by a closing speech by the event chairman.

The Fourth Industrial Revolution: UCSI Forum

Sunday, July 22nd, 2018

Event: UCSI 4th Industrial Revolution Smart City Forum
Date: 9 June 2018
Organised by: IEEE HKN, IEEE RAS Malaysia, IEEE UCSI Student branch.
Venue: UCSI University KL Campus, South Wing, GG08 Auditorium

 

We stand on the brink of a technological revolution that will fundamentally alter the way we live, work, and relate to one another. In its scale, scope, and complexity, the transformation will be unlike anything humankind has experienced before. We do not yet know just how it will unfold, but one thing is clear: the response to it must be integrated and comprehensive, involving all stakeholders of the global polity, from the public and private sectors to academia and civil society.

The First Industrial Revolution used water and steam power to mechanize production. The Second used electric power to create mass production. The Third used electronics and information technology to automate production. Now a Fourth Industrial Revolution is building on the Third, the digital revolution that has been occurring since the middle of the last century. It is characterized by a fusion of technologies that is blurring the lines between the physical, digital, and biological spheres. When compared with previous industrial revolutions, the Fourth is evolving at an exponential rather than a linear pace. Moreover, it is disrupting almost every industry in every country. And the breadth and depth of these changes herald the transformation of entire systems of production, management, and governance. The possibilities of billions of people connected by mobile devices, with unprecedented processing power, storage capacity, and access to knowledge, are unlimited. And these possibilities will be multiplied by emerging technology breakthroughs in fields such as artificial intelligence, robotics, the Internet of Things, autonomous vehicles, 3-D printing, nanotechnology, biotechnology, materials science, energy storage, and quantum computing. Like the revolutions that preceded it, the Fourth Industrial Revolution has the potential to raise global income levels and improve the quality of life for populations around the world. To date, those who have gained the most from it have been consumers able to afford and access the digital world; technology has made possible new products and services that increase the efficiency and pleasure of our personal lives. Ordering a cab, booking a flight, buying a product, making a payment, listening to music, watching a film, or playing a game—any of these can now be done remotely.
This forum is the first of a series of events revolving about the 4th Industrial Revolution theme co-organized by IEEE-HKN Mu Alpha Chapter, IEEE UCSI University Student Branch, IEEE RAS Malaysia Chapter, IET On-Campus UCSI University and Information Technology Student Association (ITSA), focusing on the scope of the implementation of smart cities in Malaysia this year.
The event showcased eminent Industrial scholars from different Industries and also from Professional Engineering bodies. Among them are Mr Ko Chuan Zhen, Founder and CEO of Plus Solar Systems Sdn. Bhd., acting as our energy industry expert in the forum; Mr Jacob Isaac, Senior Vice President of Fusionex International as our Information Technology Industry Expert; and Prof. Ir. Dr. Leong Wai Yie, Vice Chairperson of Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) Malaysia, acting as professional engineering society expert. The event was a half a day seminar talk lasting from 9.00 am to 1.30 pm. A total of more than 90 participants, including students from various engineering disciplinarians, researchers and professionals attended the event.

The event started shortly after the preliminary announcements were made by the master of ceremony, Sry Khairudin. The President of IEEE-HKN Mu Alpha Chapter and Chairman of IEEE UCSI University Student Branch, Harry Hoon Jian Wen delivered an introductory and welcoming speech to kick start the event, whereas the emcee followed up by giving a general picture and covering the background for the theme of the event.
After all this is done, the spotlight shifted to the speakers to talk about the recent developments in line with the implementation of smart cities in their respective field during the individual sharing session.

Mr Ko from Plus Solar Systems Sdn. Bhd. talked about the importance of renewable energy sources and the vital roles they play in reducing the environmental footprint of conventional energy generation methods which focused mainly on fossil fuels. This is significant to the development of smart cities, which will definitely demand more energy to sustain its attractiveness, not to mention the effects of the increasing human population. After all, if the Earth were to be so polluted with the by-products of the energy generation sector, which is proven to be the main contributor of greenhouse gases today; there would be no point of having smart cities in the first place!

Mr Ko also discussed about the challenges and opportunities of incorporating the 4th Industrial Revolution into the renewable energy sector using the synergy of artificial intelligence, big data analysis and Internet of Things for bringing meaning to data collected from the sites to allow better predictions and control, thus leading to cost savings and higher energy efficiencies. This has enabled the formation of the smart grid which can then be decarbonized, decentralized and digitalized. Advances in the 4th Industrial Revolution also helped in overcoming the challenges in demand side management, with the utilization of smart metering, advanced metering infrastructure and smart devices that provide usage control. It is predicted that the zone of grid parity is already on the horizon, when the levelized cost of electricity generation from photovoltaic technologies (solar energy) is more affordable than that of fossil fuels.

Mr Jacob reminded us that the World Health Organization (WHO) predicts 60 % of the population will live in cities by 2030. This clearly strengthen the rationale behind the development of smart cities. Mr Jacob is very much convinced that we are ready for this change in how we live, and believes that the rise of smart cities is not a matter of choice, but rather it is just a matter of time before they sweep across urbanized areas, whether we like it or not, like many other technologies in the Fourth Industrial Revolution. As sensors get smaller and cheaper by the day, data acquisition becomes more widespread and practical for various types of applications previously deemed inappropriate. Smarter machines with better data processing capabilities will be implemented to bring deep insights into this load of information like never before, yielding predictions that can detect abnormalities and prevent unwanted events before they happen. The “pillars” of Industry 4.0, like cloud computing, augmented reality, big data, internet of things and cyber-security, will stand firm to support the rise of smart cities, and we must invest our resources into these fields today or we will be left behind. Fortunately, Malaysia is doing well in this perspective, according to Mr Jacob, and so we should continue to contribute to this advancement by getting involved and even get specialized in any one of the “pillars”.
Dr Leong from IET started her speech by bringing the audience back to the history of the industrial revolutions prior to the current Industry 4.0. From the rise of steam engines to the utilization of electricity and information technology, the past has paved the road and laid the foundation of the 4th Industrial Revolution, when the boundaries between technology and humankind start to blur out. The pace of technological advancement has been observed to accelerate through the timeline of the four industrial revolutions. According to her, it took the telephone 75 years to reach its first 100 million customers, while Pokemon Go only needed 1 month to do the same! Big data analysts nowadays talk about volume, velocity and variety to support the ever-increasing capacities and the demand of real-time data analytics by the latest technologies.

Dr Leong urged us to observe our surroundings to be aware of the amount of data that is traversing the air today: there are more than 2 billion people connected to the Internet by the end of 2011, 200 million smart meters by 2014 and today we have 4.6 billion camera phones worldwide; Twitter has received over 12 TB of tweet data every day while Facebook logs 25 TB of data daily. Dr Leong also gave the example of an application in indoor GPS services for robot navigation, which she has shown us a video submission from one of the winners of the Industry 4.0 Exhibition and Competition organized by IET Malaysia a few years back. It is no surprise that the ASEAN Community has come up with the ASEAN ICT Master Plan 2020. She believes that universities must take the first step promptly to equip their graduates with skills needed by Industry 4.0.
A forum discussion soon followed after the individual sharing session, involving all our three prominent speakers to discuss the prospect of building a smart city in Malaysia. Asst. Prof. Dr. Nurhidayah Bahar, a lecturer from UCSI University, has taken the role of moderator for the forum session. Students were allowed to ask their questions through the Sli.do online platform, where their enquiries would be filtered by the organizing committee to remove any irrelevant or distracting questions before sending them to the moderator.

Among the questions asked were the concern for cyber-security and data privacy, the imminent change of lifestyles and the readiness of Malaysians to embrace this trend. Mr Ko agreed that the technologies brought by Industry 4.0 will act like a knife, the results will be dependent on how we use it and what our intentions are. Mr Jacob was of the opinion that Malaysians have the technological capabilities needed but have restrained themselves with the mind set of “letting someone else take the first step first” instead of pioneering in the field to be “on the safe side”. He also believed that the most important skill one must acquire in this era is the skill to constantly adapt and learn. Dr Leong urged that the academia and industry should have better initiatives to narrow the gap in terms of resources and knowledge from research and development to accelerate advancement in this area.
The event was wrapped up with the presentation of tokens of appreciation to the speakers and a group photo with all of the audience.

Photo 1: Opening Speech By the Organising Chairperson of this event, President of IEEE-HKN Mu Alpha Chapter, Chairman of IEEE UCSI University Student Branch)

Photo 2: The Panel of Speakers (From left: Prof. If. Dr. Leong Wai Yie, Mr Jacob Isaac, Mr Ko Chuan Zhen and Asst. Prof. Dr. Nurhidayah Bahar as moderator)

Photo 3: Group Photo with our speakers and moderator

 

Industrial Visit to ABB Malaysia

Wednesday, May 30th, 2018

VENUE: ABB Malaysia Subang Jaya
DATE: 18th May 2018
TIME: 9.00 am – 1.30 pm
Event Organizer and Representative: IEEE UCSI STUDENT BRANCH,  Dr.M.K.A.Ahamed Khan, 

As a leader in power and automation technologies that enable utility and industry customer to improve their performance while lowering environmental impact, ABB integrates the competitive advantage of its R&D strength, global experience and technical know-how with local customer interface, production and engineering capabilities. Backed by a presence of more than a century in Malaysia, ABB’s innovations have helped customers to use electrical power more efficiently, to increase industrial productivity and to lower environmental impact in a sustainable way.

Being one of the leaders in the field of Power and Automation, a half a day trip was organized to ABB in order to facilitate the students to have full access to the production unit and the automation and Robotic center. More than 35 students from various engineering disciplines were attended. During the visit students not only experienced the industry working environment, they also learned how the main distribution control switch panel was manufactured, tested and supplied for the outside market. The core value behind Robots in industries in manufacturing and automation area was well received and accepted by the students. They also had hands on experience in programming the latest robots manufactured by ABB. The visit also opened opportunities for the students to apply for the jobs and to do their Internship training in ABB. The event ended at 1.00pm by a warm thankful speech by the event organiser.

 

 

IEEE-RAS in Singapore Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Challenge 2018

Monday, May 28th, 2018

VENUE: Singapore Polytechnic, SINGAPORE
DATE: 9 March, 2018
TIME: 9 am – 3 pm
Event Organizer and Representative: IEEE-OES Singapore, Dr. Ahmad Anas Yusof – IEEE-RAS-Malaysia 
Sponsored: IEEE-RAS Malaysia

Congratulations to the National AUV Team Panther and Tuah!!!!

National Team AUV Panther has won the second fastest AUV in the qualification rounds, finishing the 10-meter qualifying range in 10.3 seconds. Having completed the first task in the final round, the team has been ranked 7th place from 46 competitors around the globe. The competing teams came from Russia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Thailand, Sri Lanka, China, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Indonesia.

SAUVC is a distinguished competition and discussion platform among underwater robotics teams worldwide. The event is organized by the IEEE Oceanic Engineering Society of Singapore with support from Singapore Polytechnic. UTeM Team AUV Panther and Tuah are represented by students from FKM, FKE and FTK, accompanied by IEEE-RAS representative, Dr. Ahmad Anas Yusof.

 

The competition is a great learning ground for students to experience the challenges of AUV system engineering and develop skills in the related fields of mechanical, electrical and software engineering. The SAUVC competition challenges all teams to build an AUV which can perform given tasks. These tasks are simulations of tasks that the operational AUVs would have to be able to perform. The competition is held in a swimming pool and each team’s AUV will have to perform 4 tasks. The speed and accuracy at which the AUV performs tasks will be used to decide the winner of the competition. The tasks involve four widely faced challenges underwater such as AUV navigation, visual identification, acoustic localization and robotic manipulation.

 

 

 

Workshop on Drone Technology

Tuesday, January 30th, 2018

VENUE: CA102, Block C, UCSI University South Wing
DATE: 30th January 2018
TIME: 2.00 pm – 4.00 pm
Event Organizer and Representative: UCSI Robotic Club and IEEE-RAS Malaysia Chapter –Vice chairman –Dr.M.K.A.Ahamed khan supported by UCSI IET On-Campus and UCSI IEEE-HKN
Speakers: Mr. Chuah Eng Yew and Mr. Chan Kok Pin

 

 

This program was held to educate the students on Drone Technology and to share knowledge on building a drone. The talk was broken into two parts. The first part was given by Mr. Chuah, where he shared on the Present Drone Technology and the Future of Drone. It included the market study of drone around the world, applications, and some rules and regulation. The second part was given by Mr. Chan Kok Pin, who is a Final Year Student working on Drone for his Project as well as Hobbyist in Drone. He share on the basic structures of a drone and the necessary parts required to build a drone. Basic build up and costing was also shared. There were 50 participants for the talk.

 

 

Professional Training – Neural Network for Engineers – UTP

Monday, October 2nd, 2017

VENUE: Computer Lab, Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, Malaysia
DATE: 14 September, 2017
TIME: 9 am – 3 pm
Event Organizer and Chair: Dr. AHAMED KHAN & Dr. S. Parasuraman
Sponsored: Anna University, Tamil Nadu Government, India under FOREIGN TECHNICAL TRAINING PROGRAM

Training Overview

Realizing the importance of Neural network especially for solving complex engineering problems a one day course was conducted under the umbrella of IEEE RAS Malaysia chapter activities. Foreign technical training program [FTTP] is one of most important knowledge enhancement program offered by the Department of Technical Education, Anna University, Tamil Nadu. The main focus is to give the top most students from various colleges a global advanced technical knowledge which they can apply in their daily working environment after they graduate. A group of more than 15 students accompanied by two faculty staffs attended this event.

The event started with the key note address from Dr. Irraivan, Associate Professor from UTP. Later Dr. Parasuraman and Dr. Ahamed Khan conducted the course which involves 50 – 50 theory and practical.

During the course the concept of Neural network and its main applications , implementation MATLAB support, with various case studies were discussed. The event ended at 5 pm.