PH robotics team brace for 2014 Olympiad

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THE Philippine Robotics team is gearing up for this year World Robot Olympiad in Moscow, Russia, in November.

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Inspired by the previous victories in World Robot Olympiad, team Philippines is now working hard to have good robots and good program in preparation for this year’s international robotics competition, according to Mylene Abiva, national organizer of the Philippine Robotics Olympiad.

“We will join the contest [World Robot Olympiad] in Moscow. We are confident that we can bring more medals for our country. We have shown in the past years that the Filipino children are brilliant, and we are very much confident that we can do it once again,” Abiva said during the courtesy call at the Department of Education on Tuesday.

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. Winners of this year’s Philippine Robotics Olympiad will represent the country in the World Robot Olympiad 2014 at Moscow, Russia.

Last year, the Philippines won two silver medals (Dr. Yanga’s Colleges—junior high school and elementary level), two bronze medals (Grace Christian College —junior high and college level).

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