Otis volunteer mentors and students from Cambodia Institute of Digital Technology came up with innovative solutions to urban mobility problems.
Phnom Penh, Cambodia, October 28 February 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Otis Global, Inc. (NYSE: OTIS), a leading global elevator and escalator manufacturing, installation and service company, announced a partnership with the Asia Foundation (TAF) and CADT (Cambodia) to organize Winner of the Robotics Competition in the Digital Technology Academy), a leading institution providing higher education, professional training, R&D and innovation for digital technologies.
Students are supported by Academy digital makerspace experts and Otis volunteer mentors Southeast Asia Developed innovative Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) solutions for urban mobility. Fifty-three students from the School of Telecommunications and Networking and Computer Science participated in the challenge, exploring timely urban issues including traffic congestion, road safety, healthcare and environmental cleanliness.
“We are very grateful for this four-month program, which has allowed our students to improve their digital skills and problem-solving skills under the theme of urban mobility. This competition encourages our students to come up with creative and innovative ideas to solve urgent problems urban issues, while also providing an opportunity for STEM technologies to be integrated into our school curriculum,” He Xian San Bao EnVice President of CADT.
“I’m very proud of the students and Otis mentors who have worked together over the past four months to bring these creative concepts together,” said Maniwanan, K.Managing Director Vietnam and Malaysia, Otis. “Through live demonstrations and working model prototypes, students show how their STEM solutions can work in real life and benefit the communities they live in.”
The program is part of Otis’ commitment to change, expanding its ongoing commitment to STEM and vocational education by investing in and building a diverse talent pipeline with community and business partners. It’s one of many ways Otis is contributing to its 2030 Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) goal of reaching 15,000 students worldwide through STEM-focused programs and 500,000 hours of colleague volunteering time to support vibrant communities, STEM education, and social equity efforts.
The winners of the challenge are:
1st place: emergency robot
The winning student team conceived the “First Aid Robot” – a robotic machine that could provide 24/7 healthcare to the public. Powered by smart displays and solar power, the robot distributes first aid kits on demand so those in need can get immediate medical attention. It can also issue announcements to raise community awareness of healthcare issues.
Second place: Smart driving recorder
The students developed a product called “iDash,” a portable dash cam that fits on a motorcycle helmet. In the event of a collision or accident, an alert is immediately sent via the mobile app to alert the rider’s emergency contacts. It also features video recording to ensure centralized integration of evidence for follow-up and investigation.
Third place: Smart parking lot
One of the main challenges drivers face in cities Cambodia Looking for available car park with charging station. Despite a 70 percent increase in the use of electric motorcycles, according to the United Nations Development Programme, many car parks do not have charging stations for electric vehicles. To overcome this challenge, the students came up with a solution that leverages the Internet of Things (IoT) to detect available parking spaces for drivers while charging their vehicles for greener, smarter energy usage.
Finals and awards ceremony by He Xian San Bao EnCADT Vice President, Welcome gentlemen. Manny Wannan, K., Managing Director Malaysia and VietnamOtis, and by Dr Ho sings SopheapCADT President, in front of representatives from all three organizations.
“I would like to thank Otis’ volunteer mentors and Asia Foundation partners who have imparted their expertise and valuable project management and communication skills to our students,” shared Have PhD.smallENG Sopheap, CADT President. “We look forward to more opportunities to co-create with our industry partners to advance the entrepreneurial ambitions of our students at CADT.”
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