FYP COMPETITION

Venue : College of Engineering, Main Hall, UNITEN
Date : 25th September 2018
Time : 9.00 am – 2.30 pm
Event Organizer : Mohamed Zafri, Senior lecturer, UNITEN, Faculty of engineering
Represented by : Dr.M.K.A.Ahamed Khan, Assistant Professor, UCSI University &IEEE RAS Malaysia Chapter Vice Chairman as panel Judge  

This event was an annual event conducted by the Faculty of engineering, UNITEN .The main objective was to show case the innovative student final year projects from various engineering faculties, which provides a plat form for the students to demonstrate the innovative knowledge. The event was represented by more than 25 teams. The event started with a key note speech from the dean of engineering UNITEN at 10 am. Before that all the panel judges from industries and academic side were well briefed by Dr. zafri, senior lecturer in the engineering faculty about the rules and the terms. Each student team was given 20 minutes time to explain about their projects which includes 5 minute Q/A session. End of the end the top three teams were selected for the awards.


Dr. Mohamed khan from UCSI University also the vice chairman for IEEE RAS Malaysia chapter was invited as one of the panel judge representing IEEE RAS to judge 8 teams which are related to Robotics and automation. The top 3 teams were selected by him for the special award sponsored by IEEE RAS Malaysia chapter.

The event end at 2 pm by a closing ceremony by the dean of engineering.


INVITED SEMINAR and VISIT TO HOSEI UNIVERSITY, JAPAN

Venue : Hosei University, Japan
Date : 22 September, 2018
Time : 10.00 am – 4.00pm
Event Organizer : Assoc. Prof. Ir. Dr. Irraivan Elamvazuthi, IEEE RAS Chair


ROBOTICS CODING WORKSHOP at TCS

Venue : SM Tarcisian Convent, Ipoh
Date : 6 September, 2018
Time : 2.30pm – 4.00pm
Event Organizer : Assoc. Prof. Ir. Dr. Irraivan Elamvazuthi, IEEE RAS Chair, WIE & UTP

ROBOTICS CODING WORKSHOP at MGS

Venue : Methodist Girls School (MGS), Ipoh
Date : 5 September, 2018
Time : 2.30pm – 4.00pm
Event Organizer : Assoc. Prof. Ir. Dr. Irraivan Elamvazuthi, IEEE RAS Chair, WIE & UTP


InGenius World – Robotics for Kids   

Venue : Park lane OUG, Kuala Lumpur
Date : 18th and 19th August 2018
Time : 9.00pm – 5.00 pm
Event Organizer : IEEE RAS Malaysia chapter & IEEE UCSI Student branch and IEEE HKN UCSI Branch.
Instructed by : Mr. Mohd Fauzi Zanil [IEEE RAS, EXCOM] and Dr. Mohamed khan [Assistant prof, UCSI University & IEEE RAS Malaysia chapter Vice Chairman].

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.

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ROBOTICS DESIGN PROJECT

SEMESTER MAY 2018

Venue : Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, 23-02-08, Block 23, Bandar Seri Iskandar, Perak, Malaysia
Date : 11 August, 2018
Time : 2.30pm – 4.00pm
Event Organizer : Assoc. Prof. Ir. Dr. Irraivan Elamvazuthi, IEEE RAS Chair


RESEARCH COLLOQUIUM – SERIES -11

BY UNIVERSITI TEKNOLOGI PETRONAS RESEARCH SCHOLARS

Venue : Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, 22-02-17, Block 22, Bandar Seri Iskandar, Perak, Malaysia
Date : 9 August, 2018
Time : 2.30pm – 4.00pm
Event Organizer : Assoc. Prof. Ir. Dr. Irraivan Elamvazuthi, IEEE RAS Chair

The event started at 2.30pm with a welcome note from Assoc. Prof. Ir. Dr. Irraivan Elamvazuthi. Thereafter, Research scholars, Vinay V. Kulkarni and Sumit Aole shared their knowledge on respective research that they are pursuing at UTP.

The details of the talk is below:

Talk 1

Speaker: VINAY V. KULKARNI

Title: signal processing for biomedical applications

Talk 2

Speaker: SUMIT AOLE

Title: Implementation and control for engineering applications


Poster Competition on Power Management

Topic: Energy Conservation and Energy Efficiency by Poster Submission 2018.

Venue : UCSI University, Block G 415
Date : 1 August 2018
Time : 5.00 pm – 7.30 pm
Event Organizer : Dr. Mohamed Khan, IEEE RAS Malaysia chapter Vice chairman , IEEE UCSI Student branch counsellor & Ms. Kalaiselvi Aramugam , Lecturer UCSI, FE.
Sponsored by : IEEE RAS Malaysia chapter

Description & Objectives of the Event:

Energy conservation is the act of saving energy by reducing a service. In other words, to conserve energy, you need to cut back on your usage.  Energy efficiency is defined as saving energy, but keeping the same level of service. For example, if you turn off the lights when you leave a room, you are practicing energy conservation. If you replace an inefficient incandescent light bulb with a more efficient compact fluorescent bulb, you are practicing energy efficiency.

  • Energy conservation and energy efficiency are both ways to reduce consumption of energy, bringing the cost of electric bills down, and making less impact on the environment.
  • The main objective of this event is to come out with an idea to use energy calculator as a self-assessment tool to determine where energy inefficiencies are occurring and where improvements can be made.

Report summary:

The event started with a welcoming speech Ms. Kalaiselvi Aramugam and followed up by an introductory talk delivered by the IEEE UCSI student branch counselor Dr. Mohamed khan. There are eight groups involved; each group consists of 3 to 5 members. All the students are in the final year of their Electrical engineering degree and power system is one of the core subject. Their individual contribution effort also contributed to one of their assignments. Each group is allocated with max 15 minutes duration for the presentation and 5 minutes for Question and answer session.

Marks are evaluated based on Abstract, introduction and purpose, methodology, tables and analysis, pictures and ideas, summary and conclusion, presentation and clarity of the poster. Assistant Prof Dr. Mohamed khan and Ms. Kalaiselvi took the responsibility of being the panel judges for the competition.

Through out the competition students demonstrated their skills, ideas and knowledge and showed great interest. The knowledge gained during their regular class works were also utilized well during the session. Total marks obtained by the individual group were evaluated by the two panel judges and the best group was awarded the first prize. Cash money worth of rm 100 was awarded to the best team.. The session ended at 7.15 pm with the conclusion talk from the branch counselor Dr. Mohamed khan. Later certificates were awarded for all the participants by Ms. Kalaiselvi and Dr.Mohamed Khan , and also special certificates were given for the first prize winners. 2


Semiconductor Malaysia SDN BHD -INDUSTRIAL VISIT

Venue : ON Semiconductor Sdn Bhd, Seremban, Malaysia.
Date : 26 July,  2018
Time : 9.00 am – 1.30 pm.
Event Organizer : IEEE UCSI STUDENT BRANCH & IEEE RAS Malaysia chapter
Co – Organized and Attended By : Dr.M.K.A.Ahamed Khan, Assistant Professor, UCSI University, & IEEE RAS Malaysia Chapter Vice Chairman. IEEE UCSI Student Branch Counsellor.

ON Semiconductor company is a leading supplier of semiconductor-based solutions, offering a comprehensive portfolio of energy efficient power management, analog, sensors, logic, timing, connectivity, discrete, SoC and custom devices. The company’s products help engineers solve their unique design challenges in automotive, communications, computing, consumer, industrial, medical, aerospace and defence applications. ON Semiconductor operates a responsive, reliable, world-class supply chain and quality program, throughout North America, Europe and the Asia Pacific regions.

Being one of the leaders in the field of semiconductor wafer manufacturing industry, a half a day trip was organized to ON Semiconductor sdn bhd in order to facilitate the students to have full access to the production and high volume wafer fabrication clean environment lab facilities . More than 25 students who were currently learning embedded system design during their final year electrical engineering degree program were attended. During the visit students not only experienced the industry working environment, they also learned how the Power & Small Outline Surface Mount Packages including; QFN/DFN, DPAK, SM, TSOP, TO, and leadless are manufactured , tested and supplied for the outside market. The core value behind Embedded system design applications and how the complicated IC design technologies are validated by using ultra modern technology developments was well received and accepted by the students. They also had hands on experience with various CNC machines in the production of wafers . The visit also opened opportunities for the students to apply for the jobs and to do their Internship training in ON Semiconductor sdn bhd..The event ended at 1.00pm by a warm thankful speech by the event organiser


Young Innovators Challenge 2018 – Kuala Lumpur

Venue : UCSI University main hall
Date : 21 July,  2018
Time : 9.00 am – 1.30 pm.
Event Organizer : 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]
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

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 and Dr. Elango Natarajan. 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, the role of Sime Darby in hosting the event every year.

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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. Dr. Chew Yen Seng, Assistant Professor of Faculty of Engineering, Technology, & Built Environment, UCSI University, Dato’ Dr. Ahmad Bin Ibrahim and Dr. Elango Natarajan.

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

Winner’s group photo

Gold Award, Silver Award 1, Silver Award 2, Bronze Award 1, & Bronze Award 2

The event ended at 5 pm with the certificate and the medal presentation by Dato’ Dr. Ahmad Bin Ibrahim.2


LaTeX and Beamer Workshop on Article Writing

Venue : Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, 23-02-11, Block 23, Bandar Seri Iskandar, Perak, Malaysia
Date : 17-18 July, 2018
Time : 2.30pm – 4.00pm
Event Organizer : Assoc. Prof. Ir. Dr. Irraivan Elamvazuthi, IEEE RAS Chair and IEEE UTP Student Branch  

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Workshop on PCB Design and Fabrication Article Writing

Venue : Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, 23-02-08, Block 23, Bandar Seri Iskandar, Perak, Malaysia
Date : 13 July, 2018
Time : 2.30pm – 4.00pm
Event Organizer : Assoc. Prof. Dr. Azrina Aziz


Seminar on Control Systems

BY QUANSER

Venue : Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, Seminar hall 4, Bandar Seri Iskandar, Perak, Malaysia
Date : 11 July, 2018
Time : 9.30pm – 11.00pm
Event Organizer : Assoc. Prof. Ir. Dr. Irraivan Elamvazuthi, IEEE RAS Chair

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Technical workshop on Robotics and control systems

By Quanser Inc., Canada.

Venue : Block C, C409, UCSI
Date : 9 July,  2018
Time : 2.00pm – 4.30 pm
Event Organizer : Quanser 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].

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.3


Robotics Demo during GLU Day at Putrajaya

Venue : Putrajaya
Date : 1 July,  2018
Time : 12.00pm – 4.00 pm
Event Organizer : Assoc. Prof. Ir. Dr. Irraivan Elamvazuthi, IEEE RAS Chair