Creativity & Discovery through Robotics

As the premier education provider in northern region, KDU College Penang is constantly working towards initiative to cultivate young minds through the use of innovative technology while simultaneously developing a positive perception towards science and technology.

Through collaboration with the Penang Science Council to steer one of the 5 Pillars on Sustainable Education and Learning, KDU College recently conducted its First LEGO League Train-the-trainer Workshop on 23rd and 24th October 2010 at its premises which attracted over 40 participants, mostly engineers in their respected fields from various MNCs. The training enables them to understand the basics of programming using NXT-G visual programming language, to control robot interface to perform specific functions and to simultaneously apply techical knowledge and skills in creative robotics.

Dr. Gil Barte, Senior Lecturer from School of Engineering, Science and Technology who is actively involved in this project said, "In tandem with our Corporate Social Responsibility initiative, we hope to the trainers will eventually share the knowledge with school students to help build a strong foundation in Mathematics, Science, Technology, Design and ICT". This project also aims to enhance creativity in problem-solving and promote innovation and foster teamwork and collaboration among students.

The two-day workshop also gave insights to how to construct robots with pre-calculated programmes, built-in-light and ultrasound sensors which enables the robots to manouver a race track within a stipulated time grame. It complements the theoretical components with intensive hands-on exposure throughout the training. This will eventually facilitate actual application of learned principles in the workshop.

KDU College is driven by a team of dedicated and experienced lecturers who believe in engaging students in learning processes and building confidence through cultivating excellent study skills. For more details, please call KDU College Penang at 04-226 6368 or KDU College Petaling Jaya at 03-77288123 or visitwww.kdupg.edu.my or www.kdu.edu.my