by Alya Qistina bt. Munir
From the 14-15 July 2018, six students and two teachers went to the MMU Robotics Challenge Competition 2018 at the Multimedia University (MMU), Melaka. MMU Robotics Challenge Competition is a competition organized by MMU Faculty of Engineering and Technology in order to expose the youth to science and engineering creativity through robotics practice and applications. The Competition has two categories, upper form and lower form. For the upper form category, the students involved are Neeshanraj A/L Murugan, Muhammad Mikhail Bin Muhd Mustafa, and Alya Qistina Binti Munir. For the lower forms, are Muhammad Arshad Bin Abdul Malik, Lilyana Binti Rizal, and Afrina Asma Alhannah Binti Azhan. They are accompanied by Mr Mohd Faizal and Miss Nazura.
On the 14 July, Saturday, we departed from KYS at 8.30 am to the MMU. As soon as we arrived at the venue, we had registration, robot inspection and breakfast. At 9.00 am, we were briefed about the rules, safety and awards. At 9.30 am, the Preliminary Competition started. The upper forms had 3 matches while the lower forms had two throughout the day. Unfortunately, our teams in both categories didn’t manage to earn a placing despite their efforts. On the second day, evaluation for The Best Engineering and Design awards was held. This time, the KYS teams in both categories managed to earn the Best Design Award, and the teams in the Upper Form category managed to earn the Best Engineering Award as well.