CP robot fair to spread technological knowledge

Schoolchildren interact with a robot featured at the ‘CP Bangkok Witthaya’ event held at True Digital Park.

Conglomerate Charoen Pokphand Group (CP) has teamed up with the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) and other partners to launch a two-day robot and innovation event aimed at spreading knowledge about the latest advanced technologies among Thai youth.

The “CP Bangkok Witthaya” event, which kicked off on Monday, is taking place in a 4,000 square meter space at True Digital Park in Bangkok’s Phra Khanong district. Free entry.

The event is one of 12 major monthly festivals supported by the BMA this year.

Bangkok Governor Chadchart Sittipunt said the BMA will focus more on building human capital by encouraging science and technology learning in classrooms.

“The town hall will allocate more budget to the development of human capital, especially with the students of its schools, instead of investing only in construction-based projects,” he said during a visit to the city. ‘event.

The public and private sectors must work together to build human capital, he added.

“We plan to offer alternative courses in science, technology and robotics for students to study on the weekends,” Mr. Chadchart said.

The town hall also collaborates with various private organizations to create activities that encourage students to learn outside the classroom, he added.

Teerapon Tanomsakyut, Head of Business Intelligence and Head of Strategic Communications at CP, said the activity will inspire and encourage students, especially in primary and secondary schools, towards lifelong learning.

“We let students ask questions and explore solutions, bringing them inspiration,” he said.

He said robotics and automation skills are vital for the future workforce, adding that True is ready to provide technology learning opportunities to bridge the education gap, while using True Incube, True Labs and the True Digital Park ecosystem to inspire young people and startups.

The show is divided into two areas, one devoted to robotics and the other to new innovations.

In the robot area, a range of Thai-made robots are on display, including those designed to provide information, provide delivery services, give directions and serve drinks.

Participants can also participate in a mini-workshop at the Robot Lab where they will learn how to write a program to maneuver robots, from basic to professional level.

Participants can engage in a 3D avatar studio, where they can be photographed in 3D by 100 cameras in 15 seconds, with the photos used to produce animation or images useful for medical diagnosis.

The area also showcases True 5G Pong Bot, Thailand’s first robot for ping pong training that uses 5G technology. The robot can help improve players’ ping pong skills.

In the innovation zone, an exhibition is organized to show CP’s track record in supporting innovation and technology, which have played a key role in the company’s activities.

The Ricoh Experience Center showcases technologies capable of efficiently managing documentation, security, analytics solutions and an intelligent meeting room system.

Attendees can also experience augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR) technologies and the metaverse at KMTL (King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang) City Center and gain knowledge on how to develop useful innovations at Next Creator Space. Young people can also receive tech-related career counseling from tech media company Techsauce.

Donald E. Patel