MEDIA COVERAGE

Meet Malaysia’s very own humanoid robot

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10th August 2019, Star TV

Say hello to Malaysia’s first advanced humanoid robot, ADAM. It’s creators at Robopreneur Sdn Bhd hope that the 44kg robot will be on par with Hanson Robotics’ Sophia when it is completed.

Step Aside Sophia, Meet Malaysia's First Humanoid Robot Adam

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19th July 2019, News Straits Times

The humanoid robot weighing 44 kg has a seamless full-body movement with 22 degrees of freedom of upper body joints including fingers, and natural interaction capabilities with human, using voice detection and recognition empowered by artificial intelligent (AI) technology.

Meet Adam, Malaysia's Own Version of Sophia the Humanoid Robot

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19th July 2019, Bernama

The company’s founder and CEO Dr. Hanafiah Yussof said ADAM was first activated in March 2019 after a year of research and development, and prototyping work, thus claiming ADAM as the first Malaysian humanoid robot created.

Meet Adam, Malaysia's Own Version of Sophia the Humanoid Robot

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19th July 2019, MalayMail

Sophia, the social humanoid robot, has stolen the limelight over the past few days and even got to schmooze with Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and debated with master debater Syed Saddiq Abdul Rahman, who is also the Youth and Sports Minister.

ADAM, Robot Humanoid Versi Malaysia

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19th July 2019, Front Desk

Menyerupai karakter watak adiwira Marvel, iaitu gabungan dua warna – hitam di bahagian kepala dan merah menutupi muka, ADAM adalah akronim bagi Advanced Development Autonomous Machine dibangunkan Robopreneur Sdn Bhd, syarikat robotik tempatan berpangkalan di Cyberjaya.

Robots to The Rescue

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“We have been talking about Industry 4.1 for a while, and now the timing is just right for us here in Malaysia,” said Hanafiah as he gave this writer a tour of the office and laboratories of his company Robopreneur, located at the Futurise complex in Cyberjaya, after which we sat down for a chat, along with one of his robots, NAO.

These Robots are here to Help

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There have been numerous developments in the world of robotics, resulting in robots being more user-friendly, empathetic and intelligent than ever. While they may not be as affordable as we’d like them to be, robots can be empowering and effective in many fields including education and health.