Sarawak Premier wants state to produce own robot

Grace the nursing assistant robot - Pictures from social media

Sarawak Premier wants state to produce own robot

BY: Patrick Beech

Sarawak is looking to produce its own robot to assist humans in their daily activities.

State Premier, Tan Sri Abang Johari Tun Openg said Sarawak could take inspiration from 'Grace the Robot', the nursing assistant robot that made its appearance at the 27th World Congress on Innovation and Technology.

"We are ready to provide an allocation for the project.

"Perhaps we can use a different name for the robot, something that is more Sarawakian. I was made to understand that Grace the robot has over 4,000 motors in her head alone.

"Maybe for this project, we can ask the Centre for Technology Excellence Sarawak (CENTEXS) to work together with Huawei," he said.

Abang Johari suggested producing robots to be used in our healthcare or other tasks and activities.

Grace is a robot developed through artificial intelligence (AI) technology by Hanson Robotics, which is based in Hong Kong.