Pasar Ayam Ipoh, a poultry market located next to the Urban Transformation Centre (UTC) in Ipoh, is now utilising artificial intelligence (A.I.) robotic technology to reduce labour dependency and to solve cleanliness issues.
According to senior assistant director of engineering for Ipoh City Council (MBI), Arif Mohd Zainudin, Pasar Ayam Ipoh is the first market in the whole country to utilise A.I. robots for their daily operation necessities.
“The project is a joint effort between the MBI, Ministry of Housing and Local Government (KPKT), Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI) and Malaysian Technology Development Corporation (MTDC), funded from a sandbox allocation under MOSTI,” he told reporters at the market recently.
“There are three kinds of robots that are undergoing trial runs as of this moment; one for transporting goods, one for cleaning and one paired with a vehicle for picking and discarding trash.
“When fully charged for around three to four hours, each robot will be able to do its job for the whole day. They’re in the midst of being simulated for the route they need to pass daily,” Arif explained.
“Hopefully, the robots will be fully operational by December 15,” he expressed.