Pauh Putra: University Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP) retain its glory, when the team won as overall champion again this year at the Malaysian International Robot Competition (MIRoC) 2013 which was held at the UniMAP Main Campus, today.
Success was achieved after UniMAP’s team won first place in the category of Fire Fighting Robot, third place in the category of Paintball Robot. The team also received a couple of special award in the Rope Climbing Robot category and the Best Poster Presentation category.
The victory allows them to rejoice with a cash prize of RM 5 500.
Vice Chancellor of UniMAP, Brig. Gen. Dato 'Prof. Dr..Kamarudin Hussin said that he is very proud of the team to be able to remain as champion.
"The competition has becoming more interesting this time round because we have contested another category which is technical category.”
"It is one way to liven up the competition as well as to encourage participations from various universities," he said in his speech at the MIRoC 2013 prize giving and closing ceremony yesterday.
Also present were representatives of Perlis Chief Minister, Dato’ Seri Diraja Syed Razlan Ibni Almarhum Tuanku Syed Putra Jamalullail and Chief Assistant Director, Division of Student Affairs and Development, Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Higher Education, Enson Din.
MIRoC 2013, formerly known as MURoC, is a competition of robotics technology organized specifically to encourage students to be innovative and creative as well as to enhance the potential among students. The event was held for two days from 12 to 14 April 2013.
Dato’ Kamaruddin added that, this year’s MIRoC involved 131 competing teams from 93 public institutions of higher education (IPTA), private universities (IPTS), polytechnics, community colleges, Mara Higher Skills Colleges and technical institutes as well as 38 schools competing for the school category.