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PHNOM PENH – Young people showcased their robots and advanced technology at the Cambodia Technology Fair 2022, hoping that innovation could facilitate the service sector and the industry in the future.
Young people and students are increasingly interested in technology, with high hopes that Cambodia’s industry sector will grow in the coming years, strengthening the need for technology-savvy people.
The event ran from Nov. 11 to 13 in Koh Pich. It was an important occasion for them to demonstrate to visitors and counterparts their potential and the advancement of Cambodian technology.
The event ran from Nov. 11 to 13 in Koh Pich. Photo: Chhum Chantha
Peng Ly Kheang, a research assistant at the Cambodian Academy of Digital Technology, said they brought the robot they created here to highlight how young people bring innovation and development to technology.
“We brought our Khmer ASR project, VR, and notable projects to showcase who will be the next innovator,” he said.
Khmer ASR robot is an audio-to-text converter that has functions on a chatbot to auto-reply and has Text-to-Speech (TTS) abilities. They spent almost a year developing it.
Such a robot could be used in hotels or coffee front desks, as it can be programmed to complete reception and hospitality tasks.
Khmer ASR robot is an audio-to-text converter that has functions on a chatbot to auto-reply and has Text-to-Speech (TTS) abilities. Photo: Chhum Chantha
“This exhibition is very important to bring together the latest technologies, both domestic and foreign, which allows innovators to present their technological products,” he said.
Chhim Sovann, a fourth-year general mechanic student at the National Polytechnic Institute of Cambodia, is interested in developing a new car robot, as innovation plays a crucial role in the automotive industry.
As with other robots on production lines, it could increase productivity and lower costs by reducing human labor.
He’s already been involved in developing his project for a year, but he estimates it will require another two years to fully develop his idea.
“Technology is very important because the world is evolving rapidly, requiring Cambodia to work on the digital way to facilitate job creation, increase the economy and develop the country,” he said.
He observed that there has been an increase in the number of students interested in technology and mechanics lately. He also noticed more exhibitions and fairs related to technology, which motivates him and his fellow students to see the achievements of their projects.
“I really hope there will be more exhibitions like the Cambodia Technology Fair to allow innovators to showcase their work to the public and learn from each other,” he said.
Originally written for ThmeyThmey, this story was translated by Sam Sopich for Cambodianess.