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Automation & Robotics Club

Teacher-in-Charge Ms Au Chui Kheng (ic), Mr Nahri Haizal (2ic) and Mr Jason Ng 
Training Days/Time
Mondays & Wednesdays
CCA hours : (3 pm – 5:30 pm) ; 2.5 hour training/day
Venue CHIJ Secondary - Computer Lab 2

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Automation and Robotics Club (ARC) believes in strong bonding between members and teachers. Through participation in local inter-school competitions, students learn much more than they can expect from a CCA; the true meaning of team spirit, perseverance, grit, teamwork, diligence and time management to name a few. Through the hard work of our members, dedication from our trainers and teachers, our club has clinched many awards from 2008 to 2017, growing from strength to strength. Some of the awards achieved over the last 2 years include: 

Year

Name of Competition/Category

Award

2016

ITE College East Line Tracing Challenge

Merit Award

2016

ITE College East Obstacle Challenge

Merit Award

2016

ITE College East Creative Challenge

Merit Award and Best Robot Design Award

2016

Republic Polytechnic Underwater Robotics Olympiad

Best Design Underwater Robot Award

2017

ITE College East Line Tracing Challenge

Merit Award

2017

ITE College East Obstacle Challenge

Two Merit Awards

2017

ITE College East Creative Challenge                        

Merit Award  and Best Report Award

2017

National Robotics Programming

Competition  (NRPC)

Best Drone Performance 3rd

 


All ARC members have abundant opportunities to represent the school in the competitions that are planned for the year such as the annual National Robotics Programming Competition. Members are expected to attend 2 sessions each week during the non-competitive season and may meet their project mates more frequently during the competitive periods.

Through participation in trainings and competitions, our members foster a strong relationship between their team members and acquired many valuable life skills such as time and stress management, conflict resolution, public speaking, research, presentation skills and many more. From their CCA experiences, many students developed a strong sense of accomplishment in their work, self-worth and self-confidence.

Contrary to the belief that members only concentrate in building robots for competitions, we are also involved in many other activities such as game design, posters design, video making and assembling interesting electronics circuits.


Starting from 2013, the Vision of the CCA is for members to have a basic understanding in basic robotics system that are wheeled, amphibious and air-borne machines. The Club keeps pace with current technology. With the increasing interest in flying machines and the advent of drones, members can expect to have an experience in basic flying machines and how they work.

Although it would be a CCA of choice for students who were from computer clubs and info-comms club during primary school, all students who wish to join the ARC need no background or past knowledge in programming or Lego. We have dedicated trainers and teachers who will guide the students. The senior students are more than willing to share their knowledge too. The only requirement is the zeal in the student to be a technologically informed IJ student with willingness to learn and explore. Students are required to have a keen interest in the area of Science, Mathematics and be enthusiastic in all ARC activities. 

Moway NXT-City Project - Moway Micro-robots:



List of key competitions opportunities

  • ITE College East Robotics Competition 
  • Republic Polytechnic Underwater Robotics Olympiad
  • National Robotics Programming Competition  (NRPC)
  • AeroChallenge 
  • Singapore Amazing Flying Machine Competition (SAFMC)