(Johor Bahru, 25th) Science, Technology and Innovation Minister Datuk Seri Adham Baba pointed out that the robot technology in Malaysia can be further expanded to meet the country’s future needs. The current ratio of robot technology to labor in the country is 55 to 10,000 The government expects to increase to 1.95 to 10,000 people by 2030.
He revealed that in order to ensure the implementation of the national robotics roadmap to be formulated by the government, the National Science Council has approved the establishment of the Robotics Talent Development Institute, which will be jointly implemented with a number of units and institutions, including the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation, etc. This program cultivates talents in related fields.
"In addition to analysing current needs, we are also developing talent through the academy to ensure that we can increase the target percentage we have set in 2030."
Adham Baba held a press conference this morning after presiding over the launch ceremony for the 2022 Drone Inter-School Challenge. The competition is co-organized by Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), the Malaysian Technology and Innovation Accelerator Research Centre (MRANTI) and the Ministry of Education.
Adham Baba stressed that the goals set by the government must be taken seriously, and efforts must be redoubled to advance the development of this field, and at the same time go international.
In addition, he said that the five-month drone inter-school challenge attracted a total of 3,500 participants last year, inspiring and influencing 100,000 participants. This year, we aim to attract 5,000 students from all over the country to sign up.
In addition, in response to the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation's plan to incorporate drone technology in the syllabus of "Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics" (STEM) education courses, Aham Baba said that once the syllabus is completed, it can be done as soon as possible. Implement this curriculum into the (STEM) education curriculum.
"We hope to cultivate more successors and participants in related industries in the future, but the syllabus must be discussed with the Ministry of Education before it can be implemented."
He revealed that activities have been organized to let students know more about this technology and arouse their interest.
"UAVs have a lot to offer in future careers, including programming and writing, maintenance, and operators."