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International Robothon Competition 2023 Returns This March: Co-Hosting Global Forum on the Education Metaverse
March 14, 2022 afif-danial-bin-azuan

● Forum will be officiated by Yang Berhormat Tuan Chang Lih Kang, Minister of Science, Technology, and Innovation; covers accessible education and the launch of Pythaverse, Southeast Asia’s first digital twin learning system 

● Robothon to host participants and panellists from Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, Philippines, and Indonesia 

● Themed ‘Second Earth’, student participants will be building and presenting robot projects that can complete simulated tasks in space 

The 18th International Robothon Competition makes its return on 26 March 2023, organised by Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) and Eduspec Sdn. Bhd. Sponsored by 5T3M, with support from the Ministry of Education and Ministry of Science, Technology, and Innovation, the event seeks to train young minds to develop real-world solutions using robotics. 

The competition, which will be held at UTM’s Kuala Lumpur campus, will welcome 239 students aged 6 to 18 from Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, Philippines, and Indonesia in an intensive half-day marathon. Aptly themed “Second Earth”, participants will be building, designing, and programming robot projects that can perform a variety of simulated human tasks in outer space. 

Mr. EH Lim, Founder of 5T3M says, “Just as the theme of the robothon implies, the robothon’s goal is to keep our youths constantly innovating and adventurous, bravely pushing the boundaries of tech as we know it to create something new. We are moving towards a highly

digitised future, and it is important that they are able to creatively utilise STEM knowledge to solve real-world problems — to become the agile, skilled leaders of ASEAN’s tomorrow.” 

The 2023 edition of the annual robothon, which marks the competition’s return to physical format for the first time in three years, will also be hosting a forum on the educational metaverse. Besides live demonstrations and industry discussions on how the metaverse and digital twin technology can make education more innovative and accessible across the region, the forum will also serve as the launch platform for Pythaverse — Southeast Asia’s first digital twin learning system

Developed by Pythaverse Pte. Ltd. Singapore, Pythaverse is an Open and sustainable multiverse that offers a digital twin learning experience for Global competencies, STEM skills, curriculum aligned courses and school digital transformation platform. The platform ultimately aims to provide students across the South East Asian region with a comprehensive and immersive learning experience, with STEM-based learning centre 5T3M leading the way for its distribution in Malaysia. 

Participants and attending members of the media will be among the first in Malaysia to get an in-depth look at the meta system’s operations in an exclusive on-site presentation by Nguyen The Trung, Founder of Phytaverse

For more information on the International Robothon Competition 2023, please visit: https://robothon.asia/ir2023/ 

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