• PH to join World Robot Olympiad

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    THE Philippine Robotics team is again ready to shock the world with its innovative robots and robotic systems as it vies for this year’s World Robot Olympiad in Sochi, Russia, in November.

    The Philippines will be represented by “techie warriors” composed of young engineers and innovators from the country’s premier schools.

    At least 36 countries are expected to participate and compete in this year’s international robotics competition to be held from November 19 to 25.

    Mylene Abiva, national organizer of the Philippine Robotics Olympiad, said more than 400 public and private elementary and high schools submitted entries in the 13th Philippine Robotics Olympiad.

    The annual competition, organized by FELTA Multi-Media Inc., in partnership with the Science Education Institute, Department of Science and Technology and supported by the Department of Education, seeks to provide an opportunity for students to learn the latest trends in the field through Robotics.

    “Through the Philippine Robotics Olympiad, we do not only see the great potential of our students and the vast opportunities that the country can explore to continue providing the best educational resources to our students,” Abueva said.

    “We also put forward the best minds that we have here, that can be at par with the best of the world,” she added.

    The winners in this year’s Philippine Robotics Olympiad are: I. Regular Category

    High School
    1st: Living Stone International School (Team A)
    2nd: Pitogo High School (Team A)
    3rd: Diliman Preparatory School Commonwealth

    Elementary
    1st: West Rembo Elementay School (Team B)
    2nd: Bagong Pag-asa Elementary School (Team A)
    3rd: Naga Central Elementary School

    II. Robot Soccer
    1st: PSHS Bicol (Team A)
    2nd: Benigno High School
    3rd: Science and Technology Education Center

    III. Open Category

    High School
    1st: Dr. Yangas Colleges Inc.
    2nd: Grace Christian College
    3rd: PSHS Eastern Visayas Campus

    Elementary
    1st: Dr. Yangas Colleges Inc.
    2nd: Grace Christian College
    3rd: First Robotics Learning Center

    The Philippine Robotics team continues to be a major contender in the World Robot Olympiad since joining in 2001 in the annual robotics event.

    The Philippine Robotics Olympiad is a science, technology and educational event which aims to offer an opportunity for students to expand their horizons through exploration or robots and robotic systems in schools.

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