MELAKA: 4 Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka (UTeM) college students bagged the gold medal on the 2021 World Invention Creativity Olympics (Wico) in Seoul, South Korea. just lately for his or her drone innovation.
UTeM’s Mechanical Engineering College senior lecturer and undertaking supervisor Dr Juffrizal Karjanto mentioned in an announcement on Sunday (Aug 22) that the drone has a pace of as much as 50kph with as much as two hours of flight time.
He mentioned it was developed by a bunch of scholars from his school in addition to the College of Digital Engineering and Laptop Engineering and College of Info and Communication Expertise, along with two lecturers.
The scholars are Iqbal Hakimi Mohammad Feirdaus, 20; Nurul Khalida Kasim, 23; Muhammad Haziq Mohd Hamizat, 22; dan Aqil Haikal Jalalus Sayuti, 21; and their supervisors, senior lecturers Dr Fudhail Abdul Munir and Dr Nidzamuddin Md Yusof.
Juffrizal mentioned the drone was developed in phases from early final 12 months, and improvement remains to be ongoing.
He added that the drone, which had been examined by the Malaysian Unmanned Drone Activists Society, was developed to be cost-effective and commercialised domestically and internationally for surveillance, search and supply functions in open in addition to slender areas.
Juffrizal mentioned he hoped that this innovation might assist drone makers to spice up their aggressive edge.
He additionally hoped the achievement would encourage extra Malaysians, particularly youths, to collaborate and nurture their abilities in innovation, science and know-how to place the nation at par with different developed nations.
UTeM vice-chancellor Prof Datuk Dr Raha Abdul Rahim mentioned the achievement was in step with the college’s objective of making certain that its college students excel not solely on the nationwide degree but in addition throughout the globe.
“This success shall be a lift for them to place their information into follow in the true world,” she mentioned.
Wico 2021, hosted on-line by the Korea College Invention Affiliation, introduced collectively greater than 1,000 college students and inventors from over 25 international locations together with the USA, Canada, China, Romania, Taiwan, the United Arab Emirates, Iran, Iraq, Thailand and India. – Bernama