Industry-Academia Alliance Enhances Robotics and Automation Skills & Graduate Employability
The partnership will enable APU’s advanced mechatronics engineering capabilities to deliver future robotics and automation solutions.
Sixth from the left, Prof. Dr. Ho Chin Kuan and Mr. Kayden Ong showed the MoU that had been signed to finalise the partnership between KEENON Robotics/DSC Sdn. Bhd. and APU.
KEENON Robotics Co. Ltd., an artificial intelligence (AI) enterprise committed to providing intelligent unmanned delivery solutions for global enterprises, has announced a strategic partnership with the Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation (APU) to drive academia, technology, and industry-sharing in order to reshape the future of robotics and automation.
Through their Malaysian local representative and distributor, Diverse Supply Chain (DSC) Sdn. Bhd. which holds the exclusive distribution of service robots for Malaysia territory and supply for various health and wellness products for both local and overseas has signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on 4th August 2023 at APU state-of-the-art campus in Kuala Lumpur.
The MoU was signed by DSC Sdn. Bhd. Managing Director Mr. Kayden Ong and APU Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Ho Chin Kuan witnessed by APU School of Engineering (SoE) Diploma Mechatronic Engineering Programme Leader Ir. Ts. Dr. Alexander Chee Hon Cheong and DSC Sdn. Bhd. Operation Manager Ms. Tam Lee Yung.
KEENON Robotics Regional Sales Director for Southeast Asia Mr. Enzo Wang Xue Fei, KEENON Robotics Human Resources Executive Ms. Elaine Chok, APU SoE Academic Leader Assoc. Prof. Ts. Dr. Sathish Kumar Selva Perumal, APU SoE Internship Coordinator Ir. Eur. Ing. Ts. Dr. Lau Chee Yong, and APU SoE Bachelor Mechatronic Engineering Programme Leader Ir. Ts. Dr. Yvette Shaan-Li Susiapan also attended the MoU ceremony.
KEENON Robotics Regional Sales Director for Southeast Asia Mr. Enzo Wang Xue Fei (third from left) travelled six hours from Shanghai, China, to attend this event. His presence at this event shows KEENON Robotics’ dedication and passion for developing future experts.
Representatives from both organisations were satisfied with the discussions that took place before the MoU was signed.
“KEENON Robotics and DSC Sdn. Bhd. are excited to partner with APU to drive and adapt to the new normal in the future of robotics and automation.
“Our collaboration will enable joint research collaboration projects between KEENON Robotics/DSC Sdn. Bhd., SoE academician and students,” said Mr. Kayden.
At the same time, the MoU establishes internship opportunities for APU students at DSC Sdn. Bhd., allowing them to gain practical experience in the field of robotics and automation.
“The joint expertise will be a catalyst for curriculum enhancement of robotics related courses to benefit our (APU) mechatronic engineering students and meet critical industry talent requirements,” said Prof. Dr. Ho.
The MoU was signed by APU Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Ho Chin Kuan (second from left) and DSC Sdn. Bhd. Managing Director Mr. Kayden Ong witnessed by APU School of Engineering (SoE) Diploma Mechatronic Engineering Programme Leader Ir. Ts. Dr. Alexander Chee Hon Cheong and DSC Sdn. Bhd. Operation Manager Ms. Tam Lee Yung.