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UTM wins Malaysia Microsoft Imagine Cup 2017 National Winner

posted Mar 28, 2017, 8:32 PM by cf yeong

UTP PERAK, 28 March 2017, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia group once again announced as Malaysia Microsoft Imagine Cup 2017 National Winner. The team Solvere also won the “RE:INVENT” awards and will be representing Malaysia in Imagine Cup Asia Pacific Regional Finals this 23-27 April 2017 in Manila,Philippines fully sponsored by Microsoft Malaysia which they will be competing 10 teams all around Asia Pacific to win top 4 places to be able to compete in Seattle , USA.

Microsoft Imagine Cup is the world’s premier student technology showcase where they will distribute the competition in region first before proceeding to the final event.The team were asked to integrate Microsoft Cloud Service platform which is Microsoft Azure in their invention.

The winning team, Solvere has developed a SmadBot (Smart Advertising Robot) in which the robot capable to move around in attraction places like shopping malls, restaurant, airports and exhibition based on waypoint navigation. One of the unique feature of this robot is that it can know the person details by scanning face to predict age, gender and emotion and then show relevant advertisement according to the person who is standing in front of it. This method of targeted advertising also publish the data to the cloud so that advertisers can perform analytics on their data and make decision out of it.

Team Solvere comprised Nik Ahmad Faisal Bin Mohd Kamarolzaman, Muhammad Syukri bin Mohamad Sainal, and Zul Fahmi Khamiti from 4th year Mechatronics Engineering student from Faculty of Electrical Engineering. The team is supervised by Dr Yeong Che Fai. Dr Yeong also supervised another student team last year who has developed an Innovaboard that that has won the Overall Winner as well with the invention of Innovaboard (

Another team, VRgini won 1st Runner-up also from UTM. The team comprised of Abdul Wahab 4th year Petroleum engineering, Mohammed Ahmed Saeed Al-Alas 4th year Mechanical engineering and Young Bang Xiang 4th year Electrical and Electronics engineering. They built an app that disrupts the Real Estate market by using virtual reality for property marketing and showcasing.

2nd Runner up also from UTM, Team TnG Solution comprised of team leader Lim Ji Chen, Chin Linn Kern, and Teh Zhi Huei all from 3rd year Electronics Engineering Student. The project is EDAR, an augmented reality educational app that educate people in using any devices and instruments across medical and other industries. This team is supervised by Dr Eileen Su Lee Ming.