20th October 2018
Half-Day Talk on “Opportunities and Challenges of Robotics in Industry 4.0 in Malaysia”


Date: 20th October 2018 (Saturday)
Venue: IEM(Southern Branch) Training Centre, 24B, Jalan Abiad, Taman Tebrau Jaya, 80400 Johor Bahru
Speaker: Dr. Yeong Che Fai, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM)

BEM approved CPD/PDP hours: 3.5
Ref. No. IEM18/SB/416/T


Robotics play an important role in the Industry 4.0, a current trend of automation and data exchange in manufacturing technologies or commonly referred to as the fourth industrial revolution. There is no doubt that the Industry 4.0 can provide manufacturers many benefits including higher revenue and increase efficiency. However, the implementation of Industry 4.0 in Malaysia especially together with robotics has its own unique challenges. This talk will focus on the both opportunities and challenges of robotics implementation in Industry 4.0 in Malaysia. The talk will start with a general introduction to industrial robotics and follow by an in-depth discussion on some case studies of robotics implementation in Malaysia.

Biodata Speaker

Dr. Yeong Che Fai is a Senior lecturer at Universiti Teknologi Malaysia. He received his PhD from Imperial College London and his MEng & BEng from UTM. His interests are in embedded system, robotics, innovations and entrepreneurship. He has won more than 100 awards for his innovation and entrepreneurship works such as World Invention Award at the British Invention Show, Korean Inventor Award Festival, APICTA Award, ROBOCON, Allianz Bank SME Innovation Challenge, Ministry of Education Entrepreneurship Mentor Award, trips to Philips at Eindhoven and to Silicon Valley through the selective MaGIC e@Stanford program. He was also selected to participate in Austrian Leadership Program (Vienna) and Newton Fund Leader in Innovation Fellowship Program (London) sponsored by respective government. He is an entrepreneur and has co-founded several companies. One of the companies, DF Automation & Robotics, produces Industry 4.0 enabled robots which have been exported to US, UK, Mexico, Singapore, Thailand and Philippines, among others. Another company, Techcare Innovation Sdn. Bhd., focuses on rehabilitation robots and assistive technology.

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