Robotics Asia 2012 Conference at Technology Park M’sia opens
Posted on July 11, 2012, Wednesday
KUALA LUMPUR: Science, Technology, and Innovation Deputy Minister Datuk Fadillah Yusof officially opened the Robotics Asia 2012 Conference at Technology Park Malaysia yesterday.
The Robotics Asia 2012 Conference aims to be the platform for all players involved in robotics and automation in Malaysia to come together to formulate the first Malaysian Robotics and Automation Roadmap.
The objectives of the one-day conference are to identify sectors which are relevant to robotics and automation in the Malaysian landscape; to brainstorm on robotics and automation application scenarios which can contribute to the identified sectors; to create a robotic products vision to realise the application scenarios; to formulate the Malaysian Robotics Technology Platform (MRTP) and to integrate all views and results to formulate the first Malaysian Robotics and Automation Roadmap.
A working group will be formed to plan the National Strategic Robotics Agenda.
The participants from this workshop will form the Malaysia Robotics Technology Group, which will comprise the core professionals in this field who will contribute to the first Malaysian Robotics and Automation Roadmap.
The roadmap will be the national blueprint to lead to industrial innovation through robotics and automation technology.
International speakers from Japan, Canada, China, Iran and local experts have been invited for discussions about the roadmap.
These include researchers and developers in robotics and automation; academicians involved in robotics and automation; policy-makers and decision-makers from the relevant subjects and robotics and automation industrial professionals.
The Malaysia Robotics and Automation Interest Group (myRAig) was formed on Feb 17, 2010 as an interest group under the Malaysian Society for Engineering & Technology (MySET). It aims to be the professional platform where engineers, technologists and industry players can meet to discuss robotics and automation programmes and policies.
Through this conference, myRAig hopes to produce a roadmap to pave the way for the establishment of the National Strategic Robotics Agenda (NSRA) and the Malaysian Robotics Technology Platform to be the catalysts in accelerating industrial innovations in Malaysian robotics.
Advances in the robotics and automation sector in Malaysia will benefit various sectors and industries including agriculture, defence, internal security, health, education, human resources and the general public.