Tuesday, 11 October 2011



2nd Malaysian University Robot Competitions (MURoC) has been successfully organised in February 2011. A total of 45 teams from 20 institutions were involved and UPM was announced as the overall winner in the competition. An enthusiastic participation has shown that robotic technology had flourished in Malaysia and has become one of the niche areas in almost every institution of higher learning.

UniMAP is taking this opportunity to once again organise MURoC, which will be held in February 2012, with ever more entry openings to all public and private universities. Participation is open to undergraduate students, masters and doctorate. Coordinator of each group may consist of lecturers or students. Each game will have rules and regulation that will be provided by the technical committee. Apart from participating in the competition, each team must present an academic poster, related to the development of the robot, to be judged.

There will be three games contested; Fire Fighting Robot, Paintball Robot and Rope Climbing Robot. Three prizes will be given in each game; Winner, 1st runner up and 2nd runner up. In addition, special prizes will be awarded in the category of Best Design, Best Poster & Presentation and Best Booth.

Rope Climbing Robot

Rope Climbing Robot is a game based on an imaginary of the military physical training. The Rope Climbing Robot will carry a ball and climbs up to 4.5 meters rope and touches the end plate. After touching the end plate, the robot must return back and stop at the middle of a rope, drops the ball on the target plate and stop immediately in three minutes. The robot is considered completing the task when the robot successfully drops the ball on the target plate and stops immediately. The target plate has three sections with different colors and marks. Red color at the center point carries 30 marks, yellow for 20 marks and green with 10 marks.

Fire Fighting Robot

Fire Fighting Robot is a game based on fire fighter rescue mission (consists of victim rescue and fire extinguish activities). The Fire Fighting Robot will be required to search around the house (field) victims and rescue as much as possible, while extinguishing fire in three minutes. This exercise is completed when the robot returns to the starting zone (RESCUE). Two teams (red and blue) will fight in each round.

Paintball Robot Competition

Paintball Robot is inspired from the paintball game and has the same basic rule. The game will be ended when the robots can bring back the opponent competition flag to the starting zone (ACCOMPLISH). Two teams (red and blue) will fight in each round for five minutes. Each team is represented by 3 operators responsible in controlling the robot via remote control, 3 pit crews responsible for setting up of the robots and an instructor.


RM 250.00 per game


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