The 2007 National Robotics Competition (NRC) was successfully organised jointly by the Ministry of Education and the National Science Centre, with Sasbadi as the co-organiser and the main sponsor. The champion of each category in the NRC National Final of the 2007 will represent Malaysia at the World Robot Olympiad (WRO) 2007 to be held in Taipei, Taiwan from 17th to 18th of November, 2007.
The 2007 NRC saw a big leap in terms of numbers of teams (about 3,000 teams compared to 1155 teams in the 2006 NRC). The students from the primary and secondary schools in Peninsular Malaysia, Sabah and Sarawak competed on the basis of creativity and problem solving. There were also 13 zone competitions compared to only 10 zone competitions hosted in the 2006 NRC. The National Final of the 2007 NRC was held in Kuala Terengganu during the National Science Carnival organised by the Ministry of Education, Malaysia from 15th to 19th of August, 2007. The competition this year was extremely competitive and challenging, making it an ideal event for the students to build the skills needed to face the growing challenges of globalization in the 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 develop and strengthen creative and critical thinking and social skills that are essential prerequisites for success in further studies and future careers. These skills include:
Problem Solving Skills
Creative and Critical Thinking Skills
Interpersonal Communication Skills
Collaborative Teamwork Skills
- To help students build a solid foundation in mathematics, science, technology, design and ICT through hands-on experience or investigation.
- To train students to work together to solve challenging problems in a spirit of cooperation and collaboration.
- To enable students to develop logical and systematic thinking as they plan and implement programmes through the programming of robots.
- To enhance students' creativity in problem solving and raise their awareness of the many possible ways of arriving at a desired outcome.
- To promote competition in robotics amongst Malaysian school students as a healthy and fulfilling pastime.