SOBA Lab 2020 – Star Outstanding Business Award

SOBA Lab 2020 – Star Outstanding Business Award

Thanks The Star in featuring DF Automation in SOBA (Star Outstanding Business Award) Lab.
It was a great session to learn from other panels. Dr Yeong Che Fai, co-founder and director of DF, shared that to try and find opportunities amidst crises. For example, DF now is exploring to venture to robotics in healthcare.
DF won Platinum Award for Best Innovation Award in SOBA 2018. Winning this pretigious award is a great recognition and branding to DF. For more info about this award, can visit to www.soba.com.my.

Intern Robotics Summer Camp

Intern Robotics Summer Camp

We had our First Intern Robotics Summer Camp involving total of 15 interns from 4 organisations (CAIRO UTM, RollRobotics, Techcare Innovation and DF) coming together to share and learn from each others.
The 2 days event were filled with hands-on robot programming and presentation sharing on various topics such as simulation, design, electronics, marketing, how to program game, data analytic, machine learning, etc.
We hope you all had fun! Sharing is caring.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1932970480173386&id=285253748278409

Launching Healthcare Delivery Robot (MCK20) at National Technology & Innovation Sandbox (NTIS)

We are honoured to showcase our latest Healthcare Delivery Robot (MCK20 aka Mak Cik Kiah 20) to Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin and YB Khairy Jamaluddin (MOSTI) at MaGIC in conjuncion of launching of National Technology & Innovation Sandbox (NTIS). Thanks Mosti, MTDC, MaGIC, HCTM UKM and UTM for the support to make this a reality.

 

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https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1918042641666170&id=285253748278409

COVID-19: UTM, HCTM & DF Automation jointly develop “Makcik Kiah 19” robot

COVID-19: UTM, HCTM & DF Automation jointly develop “Makcik Kiah 19” robot

JOHOR BAHRU, April 8 — Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) together with Hospital Canselor Tuanku Muhriz (HCTM) UKM and DF Automation and Robotics Sdn Bhd (DF) have developed a hospital delivery robot system to help the healthcare frontliners battling the COVID-19 outbreak.
The robot, named “Makcik Kiah 19” (MCK19), is the first Malaysian-made delivery robot for hospitals to assist healthcare frontliners deliver their services to patients with COVID-19.
The project, embarked during the beginning of the Movement Control Order (MCO), is led by co-founder of DF, Assoc Prof Dr Yeong Che Fai from UTM School of Electrical Engineering.
“MCK19 uses Zalpha, a DF’s commercial robot that can accommodate weight up to 300 kg in its shelves and able to navigate autonomously to assist doctors or nurses in delivering food or medicine to a patient’s room.
“The usage of these robots especially MCK19 will reduce the exposure of healthcare professionals and frontliners to patients under investigations (PUI) that may be highly contagious and need to be in isolation.
“Hence, it would also decrease the need for PPEs as hospitals are facing a global shortage,” UTM said in a statement here today.
UTM said the project has gained strong support from all parties including Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI); Ministry of Health as well as Ministry of International Trade and Industry and it took less than two weeks for the team to develop the working prototype.
“MCK19 is expected to be tested at HCTM at the end of this week. If the robot is found useful, DF will commit to mass produce the robot to supply to hospitals in Malaysia or any organisations who need it,” it said.
Meanwhile, Yeong said DF, which has provided robotic solutions to the industry since 2012, believed that the robot could help with many tasks to reduce human presence such as for delivering, disinfection, cleaning, monitoring and services.
“MCK19 will be our first pilot trial, if this robot works well, we will proceed to other applications,” he added.
HCTM director Prof Datuk Dr Hanafiah Harunarashid expressed gratitude on the collaborations.
“This would be inaugural which is especially useful to aid our overwhelmed healthcare system during this pandemic and outbreak. I foresee robotics and automation will play an important part in hospitals in the near future to enhance the delivery of healthcare,” he said.
UTM vice-chancellor Prof Datuk Ir Dr Wahid Omar said the invention of this robot is another UTM’s helping hand in combating the virus.
“As a university that is blessed with multiple expertise, we believe it is our responsibility to help the government especially the frontliners who are struggling to serve the people in this trying times for us all,” he said.
— BERNAMA

Source:

https://www.bernama.com/en/general/news_covid-19.php?id=1829995

UTM Team Creates ‘Makcik Kiah’ Robot To Help Deliver Food & Medicine To COVID-19 Patients

UTM Team Creates ‘Makcik Kiah’ Robot To Help Deliver Food & Medicine To COVID-19 Patients

The Makcik Kiah 19 robot, fondly nicknamed MCK19, is the first Malaysian-made delivery robot created to help healthcare providers in the country’s battle against the COVID-19 pandemic

MCK19 is the brainchild of a team from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), Hospital Canselor Tuanku Muhriz UKM (HUKM), and local tech company DF Automation and Robotics.
According to Bernama, the team made MCK19 with the idea that it will be able to navigate automously into a patient’s room, assisting doctors and nurses deliver food and medication without the risk of infection.

It took the team less than two weeks to come up with a prototype at the beginning of the Movement Control Order (MCO)

According to a statement published by UTM on Wednesday, 8 April, DF co-founder and also associate professor from the UTM School of Electrical Engineering, Dr Yeong Che Fai, led the work.
MCK19 is based on one of DF’s own commercial robots – the Zalpha – which can accommodate up to 300kg of weight on its shelves and navigate any room on its own.
“The usage of these robots will reduce the exposure of healthcare professionals and frontliners to Patients Under Investigation (PUI) that may be highly contagious and need to be in isolation,” they explained.
“Hence, it would also decrease the need for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) as hospitals are facing a global shortage.”
Better yet, they made the prototype with an LCD screen to show an animated face, just to appear more human-friendly.

UTM said that the robot is expected to be tested at HUKM at the end of this week

“DF will commit to mass produce the robot to supply to hospitals in Malaysia or any organisations that need it,” the university said.
According to Malaysiakini, the team is looking forward to the pilot trial because if they find that the robot works well, they will proceed with producing more for other applications.
“Robots can help with many tasks to reduce human presence such as delivering, disinfection, cleaning, monitoring, service, and many more,” said the forward-thinking Yeong.
The project has gained strong support from many parties, including the Ministry of Science, Technology, and Innovation (MOSTI), the Ministry of Health (MOH), as well as the Ministry of International Trade and Industry.

Source:

https://says.com/my/tech/utm-team-creates-makcik-kiah-robot-to-help-deliver-food-and-medicine-to-covid-19-patients

UTM, HCTM & DF Automation creates ‘Makcik Kiah 19’ robot

UTM, HCTM & DF Automation creates ‘Makcik Kiah 19’ robot

UTM, HCTM & DF Automation creates ‘Makcik Kiah 19’ robot
CORONAVIRUS | The robot is the first Malaysian-made delivery robot for hospitals to assist frontliners in helping Covid-19 patients.
CORONAVIRUS| Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) together with Hospital Canselor Tuanku Muhriz (HCTM) UKM and DF Automation and Robotics Sdn Bhd (DF) have developed a hospital delivery robot system to help the healthcare frontliners battling the Covid-19 outbreak.
Fai from UTM School of Electrical Engineering.
“MCK19 uses Zalpha, a DF’s commercial robot that can accommodate weight up to 300 kg in its shelves and able to navigate autonomously to assist doctors or nurses in delivering food or medicine to a patient’s room.“The MCK19 will reduce the exposure of healthcare professionals and frontliners to patients under investigations that may be highly contagious and need to be in isolation.
“Hence, it would also decrease the need for personal protective equipment (PPEs) as hospitals are facing a global shortage,” UTM said in a statement here today.UTM said the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI); Ministry of International Trade and Industry and Health Ministry took less than two weeks for the team to develop the working prototype.
“MCK19 is expected to be tested at HCTM at the end of this week. If the robot is found useful, DF will commit to mass-produce the robots to supply to hospitals in Malaysia or any organisations who needs it,” it said.Meanwhile, Yeong said DF, which has provided robotic solutions to the industry since 2012, believed that the robot could help with many tasks to reduce human presence such as for delivering, disinfection, cleaning, monitoring and services.
“MCK19 will be our first pilot trial, if this robot works well, we will proceed to other applications,” he added.HCTM director Prof Dr Hanafiah Harunarashid expressed gratitude on the collaborations.“This would be inaugural which is especially useful to aid our overwhelmed healthcare system during this pandemic and outbreak. I foresee robotics and automation will play an important part in hospitals in the near future to enhance the delivery of healthcare,” he said.
UTM vice-chancellor Prof Dr Wahid Omar said the invention of this robot is another UTM’s helping hand in combating the virus.“As a university that is blessed with multiple expertise, we believe it is our responsibility to help the government especially the frontliners who are struggling to serve the people in this trying times for us all,” he said.

Source:

https://headtopics.com/my/utm-hctm-df-automation-creates-makcik-kiah-19-robot-12318654

UTM, HCTM & DF Automation Develop Hospital Delivery Robot ‘Makcik Kiah 19’ to Ace COVID-19

UTM, HCTM & DF AUTOMATION DEVELOP HOSPITAL DELIVERY ROBOT ‘MAKCIK KIAH 19’ TO ACE COVID-19

JOHOR BAHRU , 7 Apr. — Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), Hospital Canselor Tuanku Muhriz UKM (HCTM) and DF Automation & Robotics Sdn Bhd (DF) have joint together in a significant collaboration to develop a Hospital Delivery Robot System.The robot, named MCK19 or Makcik Kiah 19, is the First Malaysian Made Delivery Robot for hospitals to assist healthcare frontliners in assisting the delivery of healthcare to patients with COVID-19.
The project embarked during the beginning of the Movement Control Order (MCO) was enforced.MCK19 uses Zalpha, a DF’s commercial robot that can accommodate weight up to 300kg in its shelves and able to navigate autonomously to assist doctors or nurses in delivering food or medicine to a patient’s room.The usage of these robots especially MCK19 will reduce the exposure of healthcare professionals and frontliners to patients under investigations (PUI) that may be highly contagious and need to be in isolation.
Hence, it would also decrease in the need for PPEs as hospitals are facing a global shortage.This prototype had been modified and integrated with compartments’ storage which can be customised according to need.
There is a LCD screen on the robot to show an animated face to make the robot more human friendly, and soon, it can be used for teleconference between doctors from his room/office with patients, without having the doctor to go to the their room.
Read More at news.utm.my

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https://www.utm.my/office-dvcri/2020/04/09/utm-hctm-df-automation-develop-hospital-delivery-robot-makcik-kiah-19-to-ace-covid-19/