Unimas commits to robotic and automation certification programme


Mohamad Kadim (third left) shakes hands with Ling as they exchange documents in the presence of others after the MoA signing. At centre is Manyin.

KUCHING: Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (Unimas) yesterday signed a memorandum of agreement (MoA) with Digital Economy Hub (Sarawak) Sdn Bhd (DEH) on a robotic and automation certification programme which features a multi-functional desktop robotic arm.

Installed with different end-tools, the robotic arm is able to perform various functions such as 3D printing, laser engraving, writing and drawing.

With this collaboration, Unimas is primed and equipped to embrace the digital economy initiatives of the Sarawak government towards realising Industrial Revolution 4.0 in education and manufacturing, while DEH is committed and dedicated to Sarawak’s agenda to digitalise the state’s various economic sectors.

Unimas vice chancellor Datuk Dr Mohamad Kadim Suaidi and DEH chairman Datuk Stanley Ling were the signatories on behalf of their respective entities.

The MoA signing, held at Borneo Convention Centre Kuching (BCCK) here, was witnessed by Education, Science and Technological Research Minister Dato Sri Michael Manyin.

A press release distributed to media personnel covering the event stated Unimas was committed in providing the nation with leaders, managers, scientists and technical specialists in information, communication and creative technology.

“Moreover, Unimas is capable of handling complex challenges of our common future through the harmonisation of IR4.0 within our teachings and research as we welcome the era of digital economy.

“DEH is established with the vision to be the centre for showcasing, demonstrating, experiencing and educating the most comprehensive digital, innovative and industry-disruptive technologies. It aspires to contribute to the digital ecosystem in the state of Sarawak,” it stated.