Cyberview Sdn. Bhd. and Terato Tech recently announced their collaboration to organise the Soccer Bot Challenge 2014 which will be held in Multimedia University. A futuristic take on the world’s best-loved game, it is a football competition with a twist, where players use remote-controlled robots to score goals on the battlefield.
The Soccer Bot Challenge is a competition event aimed to gather robotic technology enthusiasts and especially the youth community to promote their creativity and critical thinking skills through the initiative of the competition.
“The Soccer Bot Challenge is open to public and we encourage anyone who has zero to minimal skills in robotics, from the ages of 10 and above to take part in the tournament to experience the “cool” factor about robotics,” said the Head of Technology Hub Development Division of Cyberview, Mohd Nazri Tumin.
According to him, the ambition of the initiative is to build an interest in basic school subjects such as mathematics and science among the youngsters. With these subjects, younger generations would excel in areas of demanding technologies such as computer programming, network engineering, and robotics engineering to name a handful. In turn, the next generation of innovators, scientist, engineers and programmers will be developed to meet the talent demands in the future.
Cyberview will continue to pursue partnerships with companies such as Terato Tech to form a hi-tech age and at the same time, to follow the company’s own mission to accelerate Cyberjaya to be the next technology hub. This isn’t the first time that Cyberview has collaborated with Terato Tech, as they have jointly organised Lego Robotics classes for young learners.
To make sure no one is left out, training sessions on Soccer Bot will be organised for interested underprivileged participants. Mindstorm EV3 robots will be used for the Soccer Bot Challenge 2014. The competition is available to any participants from the age of 10. More details for the Soccer Bot Challenge 2014 are as follows:
– Date: 6 September 2014
– Venue: Multimedia University, Multipurpose Hall
– Time: 10:00a.m. – 6:00p.m.
– Registration Fee: RM100.00
– Closing date for Registration: 29th August 2014
– Age Category: (A) Students (10-18 years old)
(B) Open (Individuals and Corporate)
For more information, head to Cyberview’s website here. Anyone who is interested in competing can still join registration date is still open.