Robot Cheerleaders debut at WorldSkills Singapore 2016

SINGAPORE - Murata Cheerleaders lit up the floor of the Tay Eng Soon Convention Centre at ITE College Central in Ang Mo Kio on Thursday (July 7).

Created by electronics company Murata Manufacturing, the fourth generation of Murata robots use the latest sensing, communication and group-control technologies to perform synchronised dance routines to essentially, cheer.

The 2-litre bottle sized robots, first premiered in Japan in 2014, debuted on Thursday at the opening ceremony of the WorldSkills Singapore 2016, a nationwide skills competition for Singaporean youth to showcase their technical skills. The competition ends on Saturday.

The organiser, through the competition, hopes to inspire and motivate students by exposing them to advanced technology that showcases the potential of robotics.

Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean was the guest-of-honour at the event.