Emcee for DSTA's BrainHack, Today Learned, Al Competition Finals

Melvin Ho

Professional Emcee in Singapore


19. Emcee for DSTA's BrainHack, Today Learned, Al Competition Finals

A robotics competition to remember!

I joined the brilliant competitors of DSTA's BrainHack, Today I Learned, AI Camp -- to emcee their competition's Finals!


The students learned how to build models; went through qualifiers, and for the finals, had to code and install that code into a robot; which made it AUTONOMOUSLY:

- navigate a "disaster area," 

- monitor audio to listen for potential victims, 

- navigate through rooms and barriers, 

- visually capture victims

- identify the posture of the potential victims, 

- all done without the influence of their creators! 

WHAT A LIST!

Their creators could only watch in excitement as their model came to life & navigated the zone!

They were given two opportunities to run their robots in the disaster area, and in between that time, have one chance to fix their code. What a thrilling adventure!

To cap off an eventful day, we presented fabulous Cash prizes, robots, and vouchers! All finalists were rewarded for their efforts!

Emcee for DSTA's BrainHack, Today Learned, Al Competition Finals - The awesome Cash prizes, robots, and vouchers for the 12 Finalists!

(Above) The awesome Cash prizes, robots, and vouchers for the 12 Finalists!

What a fantastic initiative by DSTA, allowing & encouraging our brilliant youth to build their skills during the June holidays - I believe this event will make them even more enthusiastic about improving and perhaps inspire them to join this industry after graduation! 

Kudos to the many Upper & Lower tertiary youths who took the initiative to join this incredible competition! (I’ll be frank, I only remembered playing computer games during my school holidays :X)

As I had an opportunity to look behind the scenes, a special mention to the DSTA team that had to mentor, design, build, monitor & judge! Awesome work

Emcee for DSTA's BrainHack, Today Learned, Al Competition Finals - The "disaster area" that robots had to navigate through autonomously

(Above) The "disaster area" that robots had to navigate through autonomously

Thank you, Pico Art International Pte Ltd, for the opportunity to be part of this fantastic event!


Perhaps my daughter (who is two now) might have more to look forward to during her school holidays in the future! :)


Credits: Nice group shots photographed by Timothy Yap :). Great that we can now remove masks for photos!

Emcee for DSTA's BrainHack, Today Learned, Al Competition Finals - a photo of John, Lynn, me, Timothy

(Above) Had loads of fun with this bunch! From left: John, Lynn, me, Timothy :))) Hope to see them again soon!