Philippine robotics team wins gold in World Robot Olympiad

Philippine robotics team wins gold in World Robot Olympiad

A junior high school Philippine robotics team from Bulacan bags the gold medal in the 7th World Robot Olympiad (WRO) held in Pasay City over the weekend,.

The Bulacan team composed of students name Adiel de Jesus, Ma. Nerrisa Nicolas, EllaineBulaclac, and sophomore Alexandra Guevarra, of the Dr. Yanga Colleges, Inc. consist of (DYIC) bested competitors from 22 other countries with their three-foot robot named Pnoy.

Pnoy the robot was an instant hit during the open category competition for junior high school students as it can speak four languages, namely Spanish, English, Korean and Filipino.Pnoy’s other skills include playing musical instruments and kissing the hands of elderly Filipino people.

Three other teams representing the country also made it to the top five of other categories in the WRO. The other teams came from the International School of Manila and Grace Christian Colleges High School which placed third and fourth, respectively, in the junior high school open category.

During last year’s competition in Pojang, South Korea the DYIC High School Team only placed ninth among 372 teams from 32 countries.

Mr. Edgar Yanga, executive vice president of DYIC said the school started its robotics program three years ago. It competed in the PRO and WRO in the second and third year of the program.

Yanga added that the team will work harder in preparation for the next WRO to be held on Nov. 18 to 22 in United Arab Emirates.