The National Robotics Competition (NRC) 2006 is the same competition as the Malaysia Robot Olympiad (MRO) 2005. Unlike the MRO 2005, which Sasbadi jointly organised with the University of Malaya, this year's competition is organised jointly by the Ministry of Education and the National Science Centre, with Sasbadi as the co-organiser and the main sponsor. Just as in the MRO 2005, the top three teams of each category in the NRC 2006 National Final will represent Malaysia at the World Robot Olympiad (WRO) 2006, to be held in Nanning City, China from 3rd to 5th of November, 2006.
The NRC 2006 will see a big leap in terms of teams when compared to the MRO 2005. It is expected to attract more than 1,000 teams from the primary and secondary schools in Peninsular Malaysia, Sabah and Sarawak. The students will compete based on their creativity and problem solving skills. There will also be eight or nine regional competitions compared to the only three regional competitions hosted for the MRO 2005. The NRC 2006 National Final is scheduled to take place in Seremban during the Science Carnival organised by the Ministry of Education, Malaysia from 22nd to 24th of August, 2006. The competition this year is expected to be extremely competitive and challenging, making it an ideal event for the students to build the skills needed to face the growing challenges of the globalized 21st century.
To provide a powerful learning platform to enable students to cope with skills that are essential for success in the 21st century.
To strengthen important problem-solving and social skills that are critical for success in further studies and future careers.
These skills include :
Collaborative Teamwork Skills
- To help students build a solid foundation in science, maths, physics, design, technology and ICT through hands-on experience or investigation.
- To train students to work together with spirits of creative collaboration and solve challenging problems.
- To enable students to develop systematic thinking as they plan and implement programmes and at the same time, improve logical thinking skills through the programming of robots.
- To enhance studentsí creativity in problem solving and raise their awareness to the many possible ways of arriving at the desired results.
- To promote competition in robotics amongst Malaysian school students as a healthy indulgence.