Saturday, December 19, 2009

Amazing avoid wall robot

It is amazing to see a robot can avoid the obstacle.
Wish can motivate your aspiration on create robot.



Objective: To create from scratch a working robot that is able to avoid walls and obstacles.
Ever wanted to make a robot that could actually do something, but never had the time or knowledge to do it? Fear no more, this instructable is just for you! I will show you step by step how to make all the necessary parts, and programs to get your very own robot up and running. I was first inspired to build a robot when I was ten, and saw Lost in Space, with that famous B-9 robot, I wanted one! Well six years later I finally built a working robot, its name- Walbot of course!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Welcome back!!!

Hello guys!!
Welcome back!!!

Have you had enough of break?
Have you had enough of enjoy?

Is time for us to face the new challenges!!!
2010 Robocon~ Here we come!!!



Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Funny Lecturer's Feedback

Saturday, September 5, 2009

"Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind." Albert Einstein.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Interesting Robot Fight

Robocon 2010 theme

This is the theme of Robocon 2010. Please brainstorm for robot designs and strategies. Good luck to you all.

More information can be obtained from

The rules and regulations can be downloaded here whereas the map layout and the dimensions of the blocks and stuffs can be downloaded here

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

ABU Robocon 2009 Champion

China Harbin University emerged as the Champion of ABU robocon 2009 :) 18 seconds =_=

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Farewell Dinner for Mr Felix

Dear all,

We're planning to have a farewell dinner for Mr. Felix who helped us a lot so that we can use lab until late at night during last Robocon Competition.
This dinner is going to be held in TONG JIENG FOOD CENTRE (东京海鲜饭店)at Taman Setapak Indah.

Besides, we will invite our advisor Dr Tan Yong Chai, Dr Tan Chin Seong and Mr Danny as well.

We also open for members who are interested to join this dinner.

Below are the details:
Date: 26 August 2009 (Wednesday Week 13)
Time: 7.30PM
Venue: 东京海鲜饭店
Payment: Around RM15 (will be decided)

For those who are interested, please register yourself with me through these method:
1. Email me at
2. Call/Message me at 016-6472147

You have to give me your following details:
1. Full Name
2. Contact number
3. Email address

For those who are interested please contact me by this Saturday (22 August 2009).


Friday, August 14, 2009

Visit to UniTen

A competition, which known as "Pertandingan Robogamez", is going to be held at Universiti Tenaga Nasional (UniTen). This competition is opened to others universities. The date of this competition is from 1st October until 4th October. The attracting part of this competition is the fighting or battling between robots. You will be amazed by the technology and strength of the robots which build by participants.

Robotic Society will let you stand a chance to have a look on this interesting and exciting event. We will choose the last day of competition, which is 4th October, to organize a friendly visit to UniTen. You will able to see the Pièce de résistance from each team. Moreover, the closing ceremony will be officiated by Y.B. Dr. Hou Kok Chung, Deputy Minister 1, Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia. So, can you imagine how grand of this event will it be?

Below are the details of events:
Date: 4th October 2009 (Sunday)
Time: 1.30pm - 5.30pm
Venue: UniTen, Putrajaya
Fees: RM12 (exclude meals, mainly for transport)

Kindly contact Kien Loon (012-6341632) or Chi Wei (017-7121175) for more information.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Methodology Talk

To all members and students, IEEE of FES UTAR will hold a Methodology Talk. Methodology includes a collection of theories, concepts or ideas as they relate to a particular discipline or field of inquiry. This talk will be conducted by an experienced lecturer, Prof. Dr. Ryoichi Komiya. Any interested students are welcomed to join this talk, it is FREE OF CHARGE!! So, grab the chance and don't miss it!!

Date: 12th August 2009, Wednesday
Time: 1400 - 1600
Venue: DK2A
Speaker: Prof. Dr. Ryoichi Komiya

Natal Project from Xbox - E3

Another motion detector device introduced by Xbox. The advancement of gaming console has been brought into another level. Have a look:

Touchable Holography

A group from the University of Tokyo have developed a method for adding tangibility to holograms using focussed ultrasonic waves -

This project adds tactile feedback to the hovering image in 3D free space. Tactile sensation requires contact with objects, but including a stimulator in the work space dilutes the appearance of holographic images. The Airborne Ultrasound Tactile Display solves this problem by producing tactile sensation on a user's hand without any direct contact and without diluting the quality of the holographic projection.

It's like freaking awesome man!

Imagine playing Counter Strike and felt the head-shot! XD

Friday, August 7, 2009

Have a break, have a laughter.

Although this video is not related to our society, or it should be said as not related to robotic thingy, but I found this interesting and creative. ^^ And, I don't want make the blog so dull~~~ Have a look:

Friday, July 31, 2009

First robot building

What they are thinking ?

Our senior member Choon Siong is teaching...


Again, it is our honor to have you join our first robot building !!!

R&D of electronic team

R&D research team work ,what they do ?

show above !!

This girl is Soo Yin, our members.A responsible and good members!!

in robotic society, we always has genius to teach u.
we love u .

thanks .

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

A meaningful visit to R.O Water SDN. BHD.

First of all, all event's committees will be appreciated for their great effort, especially Ong Chi Wei and Kien Loon.

On 8.30am, every participants are gathered at ground floor of SA block. Everyone were waiting for departure.

Lecturer of UTAR, Mr. Chua Yea Dat, joined the trip as well. ^^

On 9am sharp, we departed on UTAR bus and headed to our destination~

It took us one and half hour to reach destination due to traffic jam. =.= Here we are! ^^

Main building of R.O Water SDN. BHD.

"What is he doing there? =.="

"Come! Come! Come!~ Let's go inside~"

This is where our mineral water comes from.

We had presentation from the representatives of two companies, Vepro Group and ABB. Both presentations briefly explained the idea of robotic system and the market distribution of robotic system all around the world.

Camera man temporary stopped his job during the factory tour due to the rules of the management. Anyway, here is a brief explanation of the tour.

We had "opened our eye" during this visit. From the process of making mineral water, water filling process, until packaging. We had gained a lot of knowledge and information regarding on the process control system as well as robot system (our main point of the visit).

The factory tour took around one hour and then we proceeded to our lunch session.
Here is our unexpected lunch, MCD!!! XD

To those who are not joining: "Do regret of not joining? =P"

"It's finger licking good~" XD

Last but not least, we present our souvenir to three representatives for this trip.
First we have, R.O Water SDN. BHD.,

Then, ABB,

Third was Vepro Group,

Group photo of technical visit participants:

HOLD ON~~ extra from this trip,

"Are you seduced??" =P

Thursday, July 23, 2009

myFirst Robot

After Wednesday's session, I believe that u have totally no idea on how to build the robot. Therefore, we decided to have a demo on this Saturday (25th July 2009). Time is from 9am to 12pm, venue is SF workshop.

I will always post update in the blog, please visit the blog for updates. All information will be posted there.

On Wednesday, I had taught you:

1. The robot structure.
Rectangle structure is very stable. You can choose another design as well.

2. Sensor
IR sensor, infrared sensor. How to use 3 sensors to control it. We know that the line-following sensor is better weld under the wheel axis, because the sensor can react in the same time, and easy to be controlled.

3. Shaft
The shaft have to build that the way to fix in to the motor. Drill a hole and tighten the screw.

4. Lab machine.
Cutting Machine
Drilling Machine
Filing Machine
Please ask for lab assistance if you don't know how to use it.

For more material you can visit

What you all have to finish before the next class?
-Finish your robot structure.

I have added you in my msn, feel free to get to me.


p/s: If you wan us help you to buy the electronics components, send me an e-mail. I will send the item list to you. Or you may download the item list from the link below:

Item List

Electronic Boards and Items that are needed:

1 x MainBoard C

1 x Power Distribution Board B (+ 2 x Sealed Lead Acid (SLA) OR Li-PO batteries)

1 x Volage Regulation Board B

1 x Sensor Array Board A

1 x Analogue Comparator Board B

2 x DC Motor Driver Board A (+ 2 x DC Geared Motors)

*Multimeter, soldering iron, solder sucker, soldering lead and 0.5mmsq/1C wires can be obtained/borrowed from the electronics Lab.

Breakdown / Exact components needed for each board:

MainBoard C:

Monday, July 20, 2009

To You:

Robotic Society is now running R&D for ROBOCON 2010

We are welcome anyone who are interesting in Robotic Research to join us.
The research direaction will be toward "New Type Robot Building" and 3 main area: Programming Team, Electronic Team & Mechanical Team:

If you interesting in these Robotic Study & Robot Building,
please contact us:

..... Programming Team:
............Kaevin 012 - 4150 573
........Electronic Team:
............CS ...012 - 300 6783
........MechanicalTeam ................012-7170779
Or leave your comment and personal detail here.

You are welcome and your ablility is important!
Thank you very much & Wish you all the best!
ROBOCON 2010 Event Committee
“The path of excess leads to the tower of wisdom” – William Blake

Friday, July 17, 2009

Good news for Technical Visit!!!

To dear student:

Robotic Society is going to have a technical visit on 29th July (Wednesday).

Tell you the good news,

This is 3 in 1 trip.
Three company will participated in this visit,
1. Vepro Sdn Bhd
"What is it"
"use google, you will know why we choose it"

2. ABB sdn Bhd

3. R.O water Sdn Bhd.

This three company is partnership in the business.We go to R.O Sdn Bhd, because most of the machine produced by Vepro and ABB can be shown in R.O water.

Lunch is included,That means you can save lunch money.

This trip is from 8.00am to 3pm,
wait, "do i need to skip the class for it?"
well, 3pm means reach UTAR, if you have class on 2pm-4pm, you can have at least one hour lecture can go.

You can discuss with your lecturer, see whether they allow you to go for this visit.
UTAR lecturer is friendly and negotiable.
Try to do before you say "not" to this visit.

the fees is RM10 only, why?
everytime I see the price differentiate between non-member and member in the visit,
we feel sad since we are student.
So we set it to RM10 for student.
We believe if you are interested in making robot, one day ,you will join us ,we wait for you.

next time when your academic advisor ask you what activites you participate?
"I participated in Robotic Society technical Visit and enhance my knowledge"

Too much good news still in process.We will update further.

Remember, first come first serve, till friday 6pm,we have more than 10 students register.

Register now, dont miss the chance...

Monday booth in cafeteria,

Technical Visit Commitee


This video's length is 25 seconds.
They started at the 4th second and the drum was beaten at 22nd second.
That's means the team just took 18 seconds to achieve the victory drum.
The another team was lost by less than 1 second.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

MyFirst Robot Workshop

UTAR Robotic Society is proudly presenting you "MyFirst Robot Workshop", a workshop which opened for all FES students to learn how to build their own robot. The first class was conducted on 8th of July 2009.

Below are the information about the workshop:

Tutorial Class: Every Wednesday 4-6 pm.

The following venue will at SF block, the mechanical lab, the usage of machines will be taught here. Due to some circumstances, the following venue will be informed through e-mail 3 days in advance. Don't Worry! All updated news will be e-mailed to you. So, check your mailbox frequently.
On next Wednesday, kindly bring your robot design and present it during that day.


Electronic mentor: CHAN CHOO SHIONG

Programming mentor: LEE ZHI HONG

If have any doubts, kindly contact with David at 012-4838939 or

Bear in mind:
1. MyFirst Robot Workshop will NOT provide all material (including aluminum bar), however you can borrow from Robotics Society as a member. If you want to borrow item from Robotics Society, please download the Borrow Item List or Request Form and contact
ONG CHI WEI 017-7121175. Pass the Borrow Item List to him, and he will open the cabinet for you in certain time. You can check his schedule which is pasted on the cabinet which is placed in front of the mechanical lab(SF block). The purpose of doing this, is just to control Robotics Society's properties, feel free to borrow all your needs from Robotics Society. This is because some components are very expensive.

2. Electronics component will not be loaned, because it is consumable item and hardly to reuse. So the component should be bought by yourself. BE CAREFUL!! There are thousand of similar components in the market. You can refer to CHOO SHIONG for further information regarding on electronics components, he is a kind people.

3. I request all of the team members to present what you had done during the tutorial class. The presentation will not consume more than 3 minutes. That is the way for you to share ideas.

4. The BEST way to learn is "ASK". Please ask during the class if you face any doubts. The workshop is opened for you to ask and learn. Building robot is very flexible, you can build your robot by using your own creative idea. YES! Please do so.

5. You have to build your robot at your free time. This is because tutorial class is just for learning.

6. Enjoy!

*Remark: Please download the required documents by clicking this url:

Technical Visit to R.O Water Sdn. Bhd

Do you ever wonder where is the mineral water came from? Do you ever wonder how did the mineral water being processed? NOW, here is the chance to get you out from the mist of curiosity...

UTAR Robotic Society is going to organize a technical visit to R.O Water Sdn. Bhd., a company incorporated in Peninsular Malaysia specializing in Reverse Osmosis Drinking Water. You will be inspired by the processing of drinking water.

Besides that, you also have chance to have a glance on the working and mechanism of its product machines which are produced by Vepro Sdn. Bhd., a well known engineering company in manufacturing electronic and mechanical parts which are commonly used in heavy industry field.

This trip is highly recommended to those who have knowledge in electronic, mechanical and programming. By this visit, you will understand the principles and theories of the design and development of an equipment.

By reading the introduction above is not enough. Take an action by getting yourself to the registration booth which will be placed in UTAR's canteen in period of 21st to 23rd July. Below are the full details of the visit:

Date: 29th July 2009
Time: 10am to 3pm
Gather venue: SA block, lobby floor
Destination: R.O Water Sdn. Bhd., Lot 24, Jalan 1,
Cheras Jaya, Belakong, 43200 Selangor.
Charges: RM10 per pax (bread and drinks
will be provided by society)

8.00am- Gather at SA block
10.00am- Arrival
2.00pm- Return to UTAR

FAST!!! There are limited seats!! Don't miss the chance!!

For more information, please come forward to our registration booth and we feel pleasure to solve your doubts. =)

By Publicity Manager,
Vincent Tai Wey Sheng

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

A Meaningful Video

The Title of this song is: "My Redeemer Lives".

There are no words to describe what you're about to see. It's all about HIM!

A Son asked his father, "Dad, will you take part in a marathon with me?" The father who, despite having a heart condition, says "Yes". They went on to complete the marathon together. Father and son went on to join other marathons. The father always saying "Yes" to his son's request of going through the race together. One day, the son asked his fater, "Dad, let's join the Ironman together."

To which, his father said "Yes".

For those who don't know, Ironman is the toughest triathlon ever. The race encompasses three endurance events of a 2.4 mile (3.86 kilometer) ocean swim, followed by a 112 mile (180.2 kilometer) bike ride and ending with a 26.2 mile (42.195 kilometer) marathon along the coast of the Big Island.

Father and son went on to complete the race together!

Birthday Reminder

Hi friends,

Please be inform that

15 July 2009 is KaeVin Brthday. 012-415 0573, (old already)
and 24 July 2009 is Kumar Birthday. 013-322 8914, (younger one)

Send your greeting you them.
Thank you

Thursday, July 9, 2009

R&D Recruitment

Dear All,

Robotic Society is now running R&D for ROBOCON 2010
We are welcome any members who are interesting in Robotic Research to join us.

The research direaction will be toward "New Type Robot Building" and 3 main area:
Programming Team, Electronic Team & Mechanical Team: If you interesting in these Robotic Study & Robot Building, please contact us:
..... Programming Team:
............Kaevin ...... 012 - 4150 573
........Electronic Team
............CS .............. ...012 - 300 6783
........Mechanical Team
............Kumar ..............013-322 8914
Or leave your comment and personal detail here.

You are welcome and your ablility is important!
Reply us before 25 July 2009
Thank you very much & Wish you all the best!
ROBOCON 2010 Event Committee
“The path of excess leads to the tower of wisdom” – William Blake

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

New Committee Board.

UTAR Robotic Society had been formed since year 2008. A brand new committee board is formed after second AGM meeting on 1st of July 2009.

First of all, we want to thank the previous committee board for what they had done and contribute to this new society. As we can see, UTAR Robotic Society was undergoing development stage in beginning and now the society had been grown into a stronger and more active society. Yet, there are still a lot of knowlegde waiting for us to learn and explore.

In the nutshell, we promise that we will bring out a greater and stronger UTAR Robotic Society to each and everyone.

Thank you.

Prepared by Wey Sheng (Vincent), Publicity Manager

Saturday, June 27, 2009

A Meaningul Video --- Family

Start with a Funeral

Thursday, June 25, 2009

2nd AGM

To all society members,
Please be remind that this coming Wednesday, 1st July 2009.
We will have our 2nd AGM
4:00pm at SE105.

See you

Friday, June 19, 2009


An interested & meaningful video saw in RS presentation:

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Blind Robot Competition~

It finally came to this happening day.

It was an event that virtually everyone - all the students, lecturers, staffs, cleaning ladies and guards were aware of.

It was the first of it's kind - a robot-related competition in UTAR.

It marked the milestone of something new.

It planted the seed of hope of UTAR to be part of the leading university in the Robotic World.

and to all the comittee and work force, a big thank-you to all of you. I might not be able to spend you guys meals in Tenji or Jogoya but I sincerely feel grateful for the willingness of you to be part of this competition. You guys are the best! Be proud of yourselves!

To all the contestants, bravo! It was the first baby step for you guys to join more robotic competitions in the future. To those who won, congrats and don't just stop there! Keep up the good work! To those who didn't, work harder and strive for excellence!

To future robotic society committee, do better than this in the coming years! Make things happen and amaze our fellow friends! I am pretty confident that you guys will be much more capable than this! :)

At the end of the days, without you guys, this event wouldn't be a blast like what it was! Thank you and don't forget the passion for robots!

Yours truly,
Kae Vin

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Blind Robot Competition Schedule and Work Force


Working Committee

We will be having a rehearsal on Tuesday 5pm. All committee please attend as I need to brief you guys on what to do. Thank you!

Thursday, June 4, 2009


All the robots we had seen in Robocon 2009.

Well, you shouldn't miss Robocon 2010. Join us now @ the cafeteria!