Dancing robots spread cheer


  • Metro News
  • Wednesday, 13 Sep 2017

Murata Cheerleaders impressing the audience during the Japanese Technology Weekend 2017 in Tech Dome in Komtar, Penang.

A WIDE variety of products on robotics, sound engineering and musical instruments were showcased during the Japanese Technology Weekend at Tech Dome in Komtar, Penang,

Murata Electronics (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd proudly showed off its internationallyrenowned cheerleading robots which put on a lively performance together with Tech Dome Penang’s own NAO robot.

Sony EMCS (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd showcased their ‘Shake Wall’, an exciting range of speakers that enabled participants to feel powerful sounds in a party atmosphere.

Visitors also experienced Sony’s famous noise cancellation technology in a real-life setting, and had the opportunity to take part in interactive games.

Yamaha Music (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd, which was making its debut at the event, demonstrated its silent series musical instrument collection which included pianos, guitars and violins.

There were demonstrations from Yamaha’s Dislavier ‘ENSPIRE’, purported to be the world’s most advanced grand piano and also musical performances with popular tunes performed on the latest Yamaha Electone, silent guitars and digital drums.

Other companies which took part in the recent three-day event were Renesas Semiconductors Malaysia Sdn Bhd, Toray Group Malaysia, Toyohashi University of Technology and Canon Marketing (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd.

Tech Dome Penang chief executive officer Dr Y.L. Khong said the number of participa-ting companies this year had increased and a bigger crowd visited the event compared with the 6,000 visitors last year.

Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng, who opened the event, said this year was the 60th anniversary of the establishment of Malaysia-Japan diplomatic relationship.

“In Penang, the involvement Japanese companies and community over the four decades since Free Trade Zone started in Penang had brought enormous benefits to the state.”

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