“Makcik Kiah 19” Robot Developed To Help Frontliners Fight Covid-19
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By now, you should already know who Mak Cik Kiah is, but now you can meet her robot counterpart.
“Makcik Kiah 19” or MCK19 is the first Malaysian-made delivery robot that can help frontliners to deliver services to Covid-19 patients.
The robot is a collaboration between Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), Hospital Canselor Tuanku Muhriz (HCTM) UKM and DF Automation and Robotics Sdn Bhd (DF).
UTM said the usage of robots such as MCK19 will reduce the risk of exposure for frontliners dealing with patients under investigations (PUI) that can be highly contagious and decrease the need for personal protective equipments (PPEs).
The university added that support has been given including from the Ministry of Science, Technology and Information, the Ministry of Health as well as the Ministry of International Trade and industry.
These robots are expected to be tested at HCTM at the end of the week and the DF said they will mass produce the robots to hospitals nationwide if the machines are proven useful.
MCK19 is a modified commercial robot made by DF named Zalpha that can carry loads up to 300 kg in its shelves and is able to navigate autonomously to assist doctors or nurses in delivering food or medicine to a patient’s room.
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LinkedIn : Mr. Chin Wee Chia
Mr Chia Chin Wee is one of the key founding members of DF Automation & Robotics with more than 10 years experience in robotics and technologies. Currently, he is the Marketing Manager focusing on the marketing and sales of AGV robotics solution in Asia and International market.
He graduated from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) with First class honors of Bachelor’s Degree in Instrumentation and Control. During his time in university, he has represented Malaysia in the prestigious ABU Asia-Pacific Robot Content (ROBOCON). Before joining DF Automation and Robotics, Chin Wee has close to a decade of R&D working experience in Altera FPGA, Intel SoC and Broadcom Corporation involving in semiconductor chipset frontend design and development activities. He has several US patents and company trade secrets related to mouse sensor tracking technology and application methods.
With his vast experiences in both technical and corporate, he is leading and strategizing DF to be one of the leading robotic companies in this region.