Monthly ArchiveOctober 2012

Welcome to Our New Members!!


Behind : From left; Safwan, Hakim, Ridzuan, Chuan Enn, M.Asyraf, Omer Faris, Mohammed, Azmi, Nu’man, Kie Seng, Sanjoy, Irfan

Front : From left; Khairuddin, Rusydi, Dr. Ahmad ‘Athif, Ili, Chang Kai





International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2012)

The 2012 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2012) is a conference that held at Hotel Tivoli Marina in Vilamoura, Algarve, Portugal in October 7-12, 2012. The theme of the conference is Robotics for Quality of Life and Sustainable Development. This edition celebrates the IROS Silver Jubilee with a series of special events included in the conference technical and social programmed – 25 Years.

In this conference, 1801 papers were submitted from 53 countries and 806 were accepted and presented in 11 Parallel sessions. Over 1535 IROS2012 attendees (including Volunteers, IEEE, Exhibitors), 646 of them are students. There are 29 Workshops and 2 Tutorials sessions with 1 free special invited workshop on EU R&D Program.


One special topic has been presented which is ‘Vision of industry leaders about the future of robotics’. In this presentation, the speaker described that personal robots are seen as a major market change for the near future, but security issues arising from the interaction of robots with common persons may be still an issue.

Our team member, En Khairuddin Osman, contribute a paper with a title System Identification Model for an Intelligent Pneumatic Actuator (IPA) System.

Industrial Art & Technology Exhibition (INATEX 2012)


Industrial Art & Technology Exhibition (INATEX) is a UTM-wide yet prestige event that organized by Research Management Centre (RMC). This exhibition is R&D showcase and competition of UTM inventions and innovations developed by UTM researchers. The purpose of INATEX is to promote the research findings or product to the public by exhibiting the creative inventions and innovative products from the UTM researcher. INATEX is a screening platform for UTM Product for the competition at national and international level. INATEX also as a mechanism to enhance collaboration between researchers and industry which in line with the theme for INATEX 2012: “Sustainable: Commercialization through Innovative R&D”. This event was successfully held on 3rd October 2012 until 5th October 2012 at Dewan Sultan Iskandar (DSI), UTM, Skudai.

Participants from different kind of faculties joined in to support and show innovative and creative spirit, including students and researchers from Faculty of Electrical Engineering. Projects and research were demonstrated to the visitors. Hands-on demonstration set up was also included for the visitors to experience the excitements and acknowledge new ideas and concept regarding to each project presented.

Our groups have sent four projects which under Dr. Ahmad ‘Athif Mohd Faudzi. All the project that was presented in the exhibition which are Intelligent Pnuematic Actuator (IPA) System and It’s Application on Chair’s Seat Panel, Real-time Hand Gestures System for Mobile Robots Control, Wireless Switch In Smart Home Application and Soft Hand for Agriculture Application which was conducted by Nu’man, Khairuddin, Muhammad, Omar and The for the Pneumatic System, Rusydi, Ili and Sanjoy for Soft Actuator, Muhammad Asyraf and Chai Chang Kai for Hand Gestures and Irfan and Ridhuan for Smart Switch. The concept of IPA is basically pneumatic cylinders which are consists of PSoC (brain), pressure sensor, optical encoder and valve. It’s a novel creation by Dr Ahmad Athif which comes with a brilliant idea that makes pneumatic system more intelligent and useful. Intelligent Pneumatic Actuator (IPA) System and It’s Application on Chair’s Seat Panel is a intelligent yet creative project which attract visitors to learn and acknowledge new ideas that was created and developed by researcher from FKE and also goes to others project.

Inatex 2012


Picture during exhibition…