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On 29 March 2017, Heriot-Watt University Malaysia launched the Year of Robotics with an insightful talk from  Izmir Yamin and an interesting workshop from Chumbaka, an initiative that aims to ignite the passion for Science and Technology in schools and communities of all ages. 

Izmir Yamin is the founder and Chief Executive of two technology-based companies, Independence-X Aerospace and Pulsar UAV.

Independent-X is the first Malaysian and only Southeast Asian team — out of 16 teams worldwide that made it into the finals of the Google Lunar XPRIZE — with the mission to launch a rover to the moon by 2017. The GLXP challenges innovators from around the world to develop low-cost methods of robotic space exploration.

Images by Chun Zhe's Photography.

Year of Robotics Malaysia