About Us

Centre For AI

& Robotics

Developing AI and Robotics  for a Better Malaysia

CAIRO is a center for Research & Development based in Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, founded in 1997 as one of Centers of Excellence. Specialized in Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, and Control & Automation, CAIRO has strong linkages and networking with both academic institutions and industrial sectors.

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Spin-off Companies

CAIRO Members

Robotics & AI Projects

Our Vision

To be a leading center in AI and Robotics for good of mankind.


Our Mission

  • To develop frontier intelligent systems for industries towards wealth creation.
  • To promote and disseminate the knowledge of artificial intelligence and robotics technologies.
  • To provide state-of-the-art intelligent system solutions to  society.


Services & Facilities

Postgraduate Studies

Postgraduate studies are conductin in full research mode. Supervised by supervisors with academic and industrial experiance.

Competency Centre

The CAIRO Competancy Centre aims to be a leading center in Al and Robotics for good of mankind

Practical Training

Students that are looking for practical or industrial training are able to apply with CAIRO.

Robotics Training

In support of the government’s Industry4wrd policy, CAIRO offers robotics training to companies that are planning to transition to a higher level of automation in their company.

Intelligence Manufacturing Lab

CAIRO’s Intelligence Manufacturing Lab is not only used in robotics worker training, but can be rented out for other types of training.

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Our Members

Prof. Ir. Ts. Dr. Ahmad 'Athif

Professor, Professional Engineer, Technologist, PhD, Director of CAIRO

AP. Ir. Dr. Zool Hilmi Ismail

Associate Professor, Professional Engineer, PhD, Deputy Director of CAIRO

AP Ir. Dr. Hazlina Selamat

Associate Professor, Professional Engineer, PhD, Full Member

AP Dr. Yeong Che Fai

Associate Professor, PhD, Full Member

AP Dr. Mohd Fauzi Othman

Associate Professor, PhD, Full Member

AP Dr. Mohd Ibrahim Shapiai

Associate Professor, PhD, Associate Member

Ir. Dr. Shafishuhaza Sahlan

Senior Lecturer, Professional Engineer, PhD, Associate Member

Dr. Uswah Khairuddin

Senior Lecturer, PhD, Associate Member

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Get Connected With Us

If you are interested in contacting our members for collaboration or academic matters, please contact them via their respective emails. For general questions, please click the link below for our contact details.

Research Ecosystem
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia UTM Nexus - Research & Innovation

Office of Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research & Innovation)

DVCRI Profile Johor Bahru Office Kuala Lumpur Office

Higher Institution Centre of Excellence (HI-COE)

Advance Membrane Technology Research Centre - AMTEC Institute of Noise & Vibration - INV Wireless Communication Centre - WCC

Research Institute

Centre of Excellence (COE)

Institute of High Voltage & High Current - IVAT UTM-MPRC Institue for Oil & Gas - IFOG Centre for Artificial Intelligence & Robotics - CAIRO Centre for Engineering Education - CEE Centre for Advanced Composite Materials - CACM Innovation Centre in Agritechnology for Advanced Bioprocessing - ICA Institute of Bioproduct Development - IBD

Service Entity

Research Management Centre - RMC Penerbit UTM Press Centre for Community & Industry Network - CCIN Innovation & Commercialisation Centre - ICC University Laboratory Management Centre - PPMU Institut Sultan Iskandar - UTM-ISI

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