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UniSZA unveils robot 'Naseem' at historic convocation ceremony

Last Update: 17/10/2019

KUALA NERUS, Oct 17 -- It was a momentous occasion for Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin (UniSZA) as it unveiled an in-house made robot 'Naseem' to help out during the university's convocation ceremony from Oct 14 till today.

Strategic Planning and Risk and Quality Systems Management Centre director Assoc Prof Engku Fadzli Hasan Syed Abdullah said the robot gained the attention of more than 1,500 graduates, staff and parents present at Al Muktafi Billah Shah Hall.

He said the robot had been fully designed, developed and programmed by UniSZA, and received praise from various quarters.

“This is the result of efforts by the Mechanical, Electronic, Computing and Arts Research Group (MECCA), a research group comprised of five lecturers at the Faculty of Industrial Design and Technology, and the Faculty of Informatics and Computing.

"The robot Naseem was printed using 3D printing technology and took about three weeks to produce," he said in a statement.

Engku Fadzli said this was the third robot developed by MECCA, which is also the official team representing UniSZA at national and international-level Robocon competitions.

The robot is named Naseem which means 'Gentle Breeze' representing the eight core values represented by the arabesque design in UniSZA's logo, namely Knowledge, Faith and Morals, Charity, Leadership, Collaboration, Entrepreneurship, Transformation and Innovation.



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