Asean 4.0 Robotics Challenge coming to Tech Dome in June

TECH Dome Penang will host the Asean 4.0 Robotics Challenge in Komtar on June 6 and 7 from 9am to 5pm.

The event, which will be supported by the Penang government and GARA STEM from Vietnam, will see many young talents pitting their skills.

“The robotics challenge is designed to open the mindset of students and educators towards digital literacy as a preparation for them in facing the IR 4.0 era,” Tech Dome Penang chief executive officer Dr Khong Yoon Leong told a press conference today.

“This competition is open to young students from Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia and Cambodia to equip them with the required knowledge to be digital savvy in the future.

“Teachers and parents are welcome to have hands-on experience in digital technologies, including coding, Internet of Things, virtual reality and augmented reality.”

Khong said there would be two categories for the challenge, namely the primary level for ages 8 to 12 and the secondary level for ages 13 to 17. Training will be provided before the challenge begins.

The registration fee is RM550 per team (2 pax per team), inclusive of GARA G-Robot worth US$79, training meals, certificate and medal. The closing date for entries is April 30.

For local registration, visit Tech Dome Penang Facebook, website ( or call Joanne at +016-405 8378.

For overseas registration, contact Lee at +6018 472 4468.

Also present at the press conference were Garastem Educational Technology Joint Stock Company founder and chief executive officer Tony Truong Vo Huu Thien, Smartnations Asia chief technology officer Lee Kean Wey and Whytehouse Education Group founder/executive director Jery Yeoh.

Story by Danny Ooi

Pix by Law Suun Ting