FIVE Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman students came out tops when they won two of the four categories in the 2nd Inti Psychomech competition.
Psychology students Ng Kuan Sien, Ku Nazrin Ardy, Jason Lim Tau Yi, Hue Jie Yeng and Goh Sin Jie won the Best Design and the Best Idea awards during the event held at Inti International University in Nilai last month.
About 27 teams participated in the competition.
Team leader Ng said that he never thought about wining the competition.
“Our initial intention was simply to share the knowledge about psychology and machine learning.
“This competition was aimed to educate people about the blending of psychology and engineering as well as for students to share their knowledge about this topic,” he said, adding that his team was called “M-Asterisk”.
The University Psychology Club of Inti International University organised the competition in relation to the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
Pyschomech is a psychology exhibition and competition aimed at informing the society about the advantages of combining psychology and mechanical engineering.
Competitors were required to create a prototype related to psychology and display it to the audience.
Utar Psychology and Counselling Department head Dr Tan Chee Seng guided the team alongside lecturers Dr Walton Wider, Tan Ting Ying and Tan Soon Aun.
The team is in the midst of developing an Artificial Intelligence (AI), which will be able to help predict an individual’s learning ability.
To test the accuracy of the prediction, the students will be using the 10-item Big Five Inventory (BFI-10), which measures the personality traits of extraversion, agreeableness, openness, conscientiousness, and neuroticism.
The Utar team are still in the process of collecting data that will be used for the development of the AI.