Monthly ArchiveJuly 2013

Innovation Pitching Event 2013

UTM Inovation and Commercialisation Centre (ICC) Innovation Pitching Event (InnoPitch)  was held on July 2013. It is an elevator pitch competition which requires participants to include 5 discipline of innovation, Need – Approach – Benefit – Competitor – Closing. The NABC scheme is suitable to be used by any innovators in order to promote their products and attract funders, capitalist and market players.

InnoPitch 2013

The competition is open to all UTM Staffs who has ideas and market ready inventions or solution to current happening problems. Its intent is to nurture all UTM staff to have entrepreneurial mindset towards achieving their basic performance in commercialisation.

InnoPitch 2013

A2RG has 3 representative projects which are all supervised by Ir. Dr. Ahmad ‘Athif Mohd Faudzi namely Real-time Hand Gesture Mobile Robot System, Wheeled Explorer (W.Explorer),  Mimicking and Task Learning for Kinect Based Humanoid Robot and . The projects were all awarded with 8th and 13th place, and a consolation price respectively.

International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics (AIM2013)



The 2013 IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics were held on July 9-12, 2013 in Wollongong. AIM 2013 conference brings together an international community of experts to discuss the state-of-the-art, new research results, perspectives of future developments, and innovative applications relevant to mechatronics, robotics, control, automation, and related areas.

AIM 2013 conference invites submissions of high quality research papers describing original work on the following topics, but not limited to: Actuators, Automotive Systems, Bioengineering, Data Storage Systems, Electronic Packaging, Fault Diagnosis, Human-Machine Interfaces, Industry Applications, Information Technology, Intelligent Systems, Machine Vision, Manufacturing, Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems, Micro/Nano Technology, Modeling and Design, Motion Vibration and Noise Control, Neural and Fuzzy Control, Opto-Electronic Systems, Prototyping, Real-Time and Hardware-in-the-Loop Simulation, Robotics, Sensors, System Integration, Transportation Systems, Smart Materials and Structures, Energy Harvesting and other frontier fields of mechatronics.

The theme of the conference is “Mechatronics for Human Wellbeing”, which emphasises the significance of Mechatronics in enhancing the quality of life for society.

AIM 2013 Conference: attended by 300+ representatives from many countries such as German, India, Singapore, China and more to presents their paper. It’s a three days program included registration day and filled with an opening ceremony, three keynote speakers, two semi-plenary talk, one workshop, two tutorials sessions and three days parallel sessions. Three Plenary/ Keynote presenters have been invited to give a speech for about 45 minutes.

  • Keynote 1 has been presented by Professor Gordon Wallace [FAA, FTSE, FIOP, FRACI], ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science, Intelligent Polymer Research Institute, University of Wollongong and the topic is about Organic Conductors and Additive Fabrication bringing new dimensions to Medical Bionics”.
  • Keynote 2 has been presented by Professor H. Harry Asada, Department Of Mechanical Engineering Massachusetts Institue Of Technology and the topic is about “Wearable Bio-Artificial Muscle Actuators”.
  • Keynote 3 has been presented by Dr. Evangelos S. Eleftheriou, IBM Fellow, Department Manager, Storage Technologies, IBM Zurich Research Laboratory, Switzerland and the topic is about “Enabling Technologies for Scanning Probe Microscopy”.

In this conference, we submitted two papers; P-Adaptive Neuro-Fuzzy and PDFuzzy Controller Design for Position Control of a Modified Single Acting Pneumatic Cylinder and 3-D Finite-Element Analysis of Fiber-reinforced Soft Bending Actuator for Finger Flexion.

AIM is a good platform to promote UTM as an organizer for this conference in the future.

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