Technology and Innovation International Conference 2021 (TECHON 2021)

It is with great pleasure that we invite you to attend the Technology and Innovation International Conference 2021 (TECHON 2021) which will be held in a virtual conference, from 14-15 September 2021.

The theme of the conference is “Strengthening TVET Education in The Industrial Revolution (IR 4.0) during Covid-19 Pandemic Outbreak”. TVET education plays essential roles in contributing to semi-skilled labour to the industries in Malaysia. The Covid-19 Pandemic has affected the economic globally, which given the opportunity to strengthen the technological development. The combinations of engineering, information technology, entrepreneurship contribute to the development of Industrial Revolutions IR 4.0. Therefore, TECHON focuses on engineering as a socio-technical task, the design of products and services, and the entrepreneurial innovation process for its adoption in the post-Covid-19 Pandemic. The International Conference on Technology and Innovation brings together leading academics, researchers and academic practitioners, contributing to the global debate on engineering, technology and innovation.

Source: https://www.pmu.edu.my/techon2021/

I will present a paper with the title of Virtual Reality for Teaching and Learning Industrialised Building System (IBS) among TVET students.

Industrialized Building System (IBS) is a technology applied in construction. Due to the high demand for integrating IBS components in construction, skills and knowledge development in IBS is inevitable. This called for TVET institutions to lend its hands, as this supposed to prepare the industry with skilled and knowledge workers in IBS. Following the pandemic of Covid-19, the traditional face-to-face approach in teaching and learning in TVET institutions needs to change from hands-on learning to online learning. In this instance, Virtual reality (VR) can help enhance the students’ understanding of IBS and a good option for a harmless learning experience. This paper aimed to identify the readiness among TVET students and the potential of teaching and learning IBS by using immersive virtual reality in TVET institutions. The instrument was administered to students and lecturers in Polytechnic. The result found that students are ready to learn IBS by using immersive virtual reality. However, lecturers required specific training to strengthen their skills and knowledge. The recent development of the 4th Industrial Revolution and the current pandemic situation has caused the education industry to a rapid digitalisation revolution.

Techon2021: Virtual Reality for Teaching and Learning Industrialised Building System (IBS) among TVET students

Principles of Structure – Online project: Developing a paper bridge

Principles of Structures course for Quantity Surveying and Construction students in Faculty of Built Environment and Surveying, has adopted an online teaching and learning. To deliver the course effectively, students are divided into groups. They are required to study the problem on how to develop a paper bridge that can withstand certain load, length and other requirements. They are required to discuss the design concept, loading, testing and finally develop the final bridge.

This is one of the Problem-based Learning via online in this course. The result is fantastic when comparing this to non-engineering students with the pure engineering students. This has increased their understanding on the principles of the structure and the most important is they enjoy it very much.

Paper bridge presentation

IBS simulation-based game demo using immersive VR

In line with the 4.0 Industrial Revolution, the rapid evolution of technology has changed the face of education, especially when technology is combined with adequate pedagogical foundations.  Integration of knowledge with authentic scientific practice has become the new approach for the next generation of science and technology education standards which are shaped around meaningful contexts and communities that are easy to be related to the students.  This combination has created new opportunities for improving the quality of teaching and learning experiences.  With the advent of affordable devices, there are infinite possibilities for leveraging educational technology, including games for more profound, engaging and active learning experiences for formal learning. The demo of IBS simulation-based using immersive VR shown in the videos.

IBS simulation-based game demo using immersive VR Part 1
IBS simulation-based game demo using immersive VR Part 2

Virtual Reality at Building Information Modelling Center for Digital Innovations and Solutions (BIMCDIS)

Virtual Reality has become one of the famous tools in embracing the Internet of Things in teaching and learning. Building Information Modelling Center for Digital Innovations and Solutions (BIMCDIS) are proud to be the first public university that has Visionary Render in the southern region. The technology is bought from the Virtalis based in the UK. Virtalis build software and solutions that connect multiple datasets from multiple environments so that colleagues, partners and suppliers can collaborate on complex projects using a common visual language. I-ERAT as a consultant has conducted 2 days training to our Staffs and students at BIMCDIS.

 

Free Market Johor for OKU

Pada 24 Februari 2018, Kumpulan Free Market Johor telah mengadakan satu program free market untuk golongan OKU dan juga ibu Tunggal di Johor. Program yang diadakan di L50, UTM telah menjemput seramai 200 penerima sumbangan. Seramai 203 orang sukarelawan yang terdiri daripada individu, pelajar UTM skudai, pelajar UNiKL dan badan sukarelawan telah bekerjasama melancarkan program amal ini.

Seramai lebih 15 orang pelajar daripada Jurusan Sarjana Muda Ukur Bahan dan Sains Pembinaan, bersama seorang pensyarah kanan Dr. Nurshikin Mohamad Shukery dari Jabatan Ukur Bahan, Fakulti Alam Bina turut terlibat sama dalam aktiviti sukarelawan ini. Ini memberi peluang dan pendedahan yang baik kepada pelajar dalam memupuk peribadi yang cemerlang dan menyantuni sesama insan dengan tidak mengira latar belakang. Dengan pendedahan seperti ini dapat membuka minat pelajar dalam aktiviti-aktiviti amal dan sukarelawan. Semoga graduan UTM menjadi insan cemerlang dan terbilang di dunia dan akhirat.

 

Program UTM sepanjang 8 – 10 Ogos 2017

Sepanjang minggu ini, pelbagai majlis akan berlangsung di dalam kampus kita.  Para tetamu daripada dalam dan luar negara terlibat dengan majlis-majlis tersebut.  Untuk makluman semua, senarai majlis, tarikh dan lokasi adalah seperti berikut   :

 

1)    8 Ogos, 2017

Lawatan Khas Pegawai Tertinggi Markas Angkatan Tentera, Kementerian Pertahanan

      Lokasi   :   Makmal AMTEC dan Aerolab

 

2)      University Presidents Forum (UPF)    :   8     hingga 10 Ogos, 2017

Kehadiran seramai 97 delegasi daripada 52 universiti  (dalam dan luar negara)

  1.     i)     9 Ogos, 2017   :   Majlis Perasmian dan ucaptama oleh YBhg Datin Paduka Ir. Dr. Siti   Hamisah Tapsir, Ketua Pengarah Pendidikan Tinggi

             Lokasi   :   Dewan Senat , Dewan Bankuet, Dewan Sultan Iskandar dan lawatan sekitar kampus

 

3)      9 Ogos, 2017  –  2.30 petang

Majlis Perasmian Galeri Alam Bina oleh  YBhg Datin Paduka Ir. Dr. Siti   Hamisah Tapsir,   Ketua Pengarah Pendidikan Tinggi

       Lokasi   :     Fakulti Alam Bina

 

4)      9 Ogos, 2017  –     8.00 malam

Suara TN50  :  Aspirasi Warga Pendidikan Tinggi Bersama Menteri  Pendidikan Tinggi, Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Idris b. Jusoh

       Lokasi   :  Dewan Bankuet

 

5)      10 Ogos, 2017  –  Sehari Bersama Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Idris b. Jusoh :

  1. i)Breakfast meeting bersama peserta UPF
  2. ii)Lawatan ke MaGICX  dan Majlis Pelancaran UTM 4.0 4thIndustrial Revolution and Classroom of the Future

iii)      Lawatan ke AMTEC :  Perasmian bangunan

  1. iv) Lawatan ke AEROLAB
  2. v)Majlis menandatangani MoU / MoA di antara Lestari Advanced Technology Sdn Bhd  dengan  UTM (AMTEC dan AEROLAB)
  3. vi) Ramah Mesra Menteri Bersama Pelajar Centre for Students Innovation

UTM the grand winner of Innovate Malaysia Design Competition 2017

CYBERJAYA, 17 July 2017 – Universiti Teknologi Malaysia’s students have once again made UTM proud in the Innovate Malaysia innovation competition by winning the Excellence Award (Overall champion), three First Prize Awards, one Second Prize Awards and one Consolation prize in Innovate Malaysia Design Competition 2017. Innovate Malaysia Design Competition is a multi-discipline engineering  competition that is open to all final year student who are taking engineering or computer science and usually using their final year project to compete in this largest engineering design competition in Malaysia.

The challenges promote innovative culture in engineering work and tackling real world problems using engineering solutions which is important as well to consider impact to society. Commercialization also has been one of the criteria of developing the project.

This competition is co-organized by Intel, Fusionex, Keysight, MathWorks, Microsoft, CeDEC, Motorola Solutions, National Instruments, SilTerra, ViTrox and Dreamcatcher supported by Ministry of Education, MaGIC, Talent Corp Malaysia, MDEC, IEM, Techsqurce, and Terasic.

There are new categories which they called design challengers by CyberView, Daikin, Entopia, IM4U, IQ-Group, Ranhill, Sime Darby, TM, and WCS.

The Spot team won the Excellence Award and First Prize Award under Vitrox Track. The team won RM 5,000 + ViTrox Incubation Space for 6 months with Mentoring Program + Free CoE Training Courses in 2017.

Spot is an app that contains the latest technology of machine vision and smartphone to eliminate all parking problems. Features including finding parking, reserving parking and even solving double parking make Spot always the first choice among all drivers.

It provides real time update on availability of parking lots, platform for drivers to communicate, alert users in undesirable occurrences and convenience reserve parking system.

The team members are Daniel Ng Chiu Loong, Ang Miin Shan and Lee San Kong  from Faculty of Electrical Engineering(FKE).The team was supervised by Dr Yusmeeraz Yusof.

Another team that  won the 1st Prize Award (RM 5000)  and Cyberview Design Challenge award (RM 3000) was the ‘ParkKing’ in Motorola Track.Their product ParkKing is a smart parking system with double parking detection. The system provide a smart social solution for the city administration and public user.

For city administration, the system has an integrated parking lot monitoring and analysis system as well as a smart phone application for officer to give summon. For the public user, they can check for parking lot availability in real time and also report any illegal parking by the provided platform.

The team members are Gan Yi Reng, Edward Chan Kam Fai, and Leow Tan Chun Kit all from Faculty of Electrical. The team was supervised by Dr. Kamaludin Bin Mohamad Yusof (FKE).

For the Microsoft Track, the Solvere Team has won the First Place again after last win at Microsoft Imagine Cup in UTP, Perak.

The team won RM 5000 based on same project they won for previous competition. SmadBot(Smart Advertising Robot) that is capable moving around in places of attraction like shopping malls, restaurant, airports and exhibitions based on waypoint navigation.

One of the unique features of this robot is that it can know a person’s details by scanning their face to predict age, gender and emotion and then show relevant advertisements personalised specifically for the person who is standing in front of it.

This method of targeted advertising also publishes the data to the cloud so that advertisers can perform analytics on their data and make decisions from it.

The new features of the robot is the robot can greet you by your name by just using camera data in which the person need to feed the image to train in the first place.

This will improve personal preference on product advertisement shown at the robot. The project was developed by Nik Ahmad Faisal bin Mohd Kamarolzaman, Zul Fahmi bin Khamiti and Muhammad Syukri bin Sainal all from Faculty of Electrical Engineering.The team was supervised by Dr Yeong Che Fai

Second prize winner for Mathworks track won RM 3000 + Matlab Software. The project, Autotuned Electrical Muscle Stimulator with electromyogram biofeedback was developed by Muhammad Naqiuddin bin Nazali from under supervision of Dr. Leow Pei Ling aims to treat people that suffering the muscle weaknesses. It applying a certain electric intensity automatically across the muscle to stimulate is as a passive exercises.

Lee Mei Xiang won consolation prize worth RM 500 for the project “16-bits High Speed Adder” for Silterra Track.In VLSI system,  everyone preferred more for a high performance with low power consumption system.

Adder as the lowest level in VLSI system plays an important roles to make the system to full fill all of those requirements. In this project, the performance of several types of adder was investigated by using Quartus II and Synopsis tools in the target of 180 nm Silterra Technology.

At the end of this project,  the performance of Kogge Stone Adder is the best compare to other adder especially in speed up rate. Kogge Stone adder is 3.44 x speed up rate when compare to the build in adder in Synopsis Tools.The team was supervised by PM.  Muhammad Mun’im Ahmad Zabidi

The teams would like thank the Centre for Student Innovation (UTM CSI) and faculties involved in facilitating and supporting them in joining this competition.