Schealana Aundee Villanueva of Diliman Preparatory School won the three-kilograms Sumo Royal Rumble Open Category in the 2015 World Robot Games held at the Mall of Indonesia in Jakarta.
Villanueva, a Grade 6 student who started studying robotics during her nursery year, also placed fourth in the Sumo Junior Royal Rumble class and grabbed the Best Teamwork award during the three-day robotics competition attended by students, teachers, coaches and researchers all over the world.
“We are very proud of Ms. Villanueva. At grade six level, she’s showing tremendous potential. She takes our academic program seriously,” said former Senator Nikki Coseteng, also the president of Diliman Preparatory School.
“Under our whole brain learning system, we truly bring out the genius in every child. During Grade 2, we already developed their confidence in robotics. Aundee is a very intelligent kid,” she added.
The World Robot Games promotes science, technology and innovation that give opportunities in allowing participants of all ages to come together from all walks of life and from different regions in the world to experience the fun of robotics.
The other categories in the event were innovative design (save our rivers), juniors and seniors category, I-Beam and I-CAR line tracing for juniors and seniors class, Sumo junior and seniors, family, and open with available royal rumble for the eliminated participants in the early rounds category.
The participating countries were Philippines, Thailand, Singapore and Indonesia.
Aundee was only able to join the Sumo Junior, Open and family with available royal rumble category because she only had one robot designed for one-kilogram sumo.