PH team bags silver award in World Robot Olympiad 2017

Rosemary Toledo-Menta, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Nov 15 2017 10:54 AM

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica - The Philippine Robotics team has won once again after a back-to-back-to-back victory from different international competitions this year.

Contests have been held in Denmark, Australia, China and now, in Costa Rica. The group of young Filipinos bagged the silver award in the World Robot Olympiad 2017 (WRO) held in San Jose, Costa Rica from November 10 to 13.

The Philippine Robotics Team, represented by Dr. Yanga’s Colleges Inc. (DYCI Bocaue, Bulacan), bagged the silver award with their entry “Project Silid Aralan” for the Open/Creative Category Elementary Level.

DYCI Blue Ocean from Dr. Yanga Colleges Inc. also won 5th place for the Open/Creative Category Junior High School level, and eighth place in the Open/Creative Category Senior High School Level.

“It was an honor to bring good news and glory to the Philippines, God is good. Mabuhay ang Pilipinas,” said by Mylene Abiva, national organizer of the Philippine Robotics Team.

The annual WRO gathers young people from all over the world with the aim of cultivating their creativity, strategy, and problem solving skills.

For this year’s theme of Sustainabots (Robots for Sustainability), 392 teams from 53 different countries were challenged to build, test, and program robots to show their usefulness in sustainable tourism, carbon neutrality, and clean energy.