Commercenter Alabang, one of the posh boutique malls in the Metro, has launched ROBOCON – the first robotics competition that is open for Junior and Senior High School students from different institutions who are into the emerging world of robotics and technology.
The competition is divided into 3 categories:
- Entrepreneurial Challenge – The gotal is for students to create a working innovative product that is relevant and useful to the customer’s needs. Each team has 3 members to its roster.
- SumoBot Challenge – The team will create a robot that can compete with the opponent robot by pushing them on the elevated ring. Each team needs to come up with 2 members.
- a-Maze-ing challenge – The group will create a fastest robot that can follow a raised wooden maze without falling off the edge. each team needs to have 3 members on its roster.
200+ students from different institutions had joined and they are judged according to their purpose, function, marketability and strategic thinking for each category.
Here are some snaps from the event:
Entrepreneurial category winners:
Participants: Aliah Sarmiento, Nell Ciria and Ann Repil
About the invention: AUTOHYVER: Automated Hydrophonics Vermitea, an autonomous hydrophonics system that features running water fortified with vermitea. The AUTOHYVER aims to improve the quality of cabbage that goes out to the market. With the nutrients that vermitea brings and the automation of watering, AUTOHYVER minimizes the chances of overwatering, presence of pests and the lack of nutrient absorption.
Runner-up: Safety Aid for the Blind and Elderly in Roadside (SABER)
About the invention: SABER is a cane for the visually impaired and senior citizens, with built-in flashlight and sensors that will alert the visually impaired on the impending hazards.
SumoBot Category Winners:
For 1KG category: Princess P. Lorilla and John Morris Quinit of De La Salle Araneta University
for 2KG category: John B. Razonado of San Nicolas III Senior High School
for 3KG Category: Mark Andrei M. Rivera of Bacoor National High School – Molino Main
a-Maze-ing Category winners:
For the Secondary Category: Philippe Rae V. Varias and Franc Benedict Solis of Cavite National Highschool
For the Elementary Category: Fria Ysabel B. Leido and Magnus Jefferson M. Dulnuan of De La Salle Araneta University
The young inventors took home a medal, trophy, Maker Uno Kit Arduino robotics pack and PHP9,000 worth of participation fee to the 2019 RoboRAVE International: Philippine Invitationals happening from October 25 to 27, 2019.
Michael Julius G. Hayag, director of ROBORAVE Philippines, noted how the good turnout and quality of robots produced as a strong reflection of the promising future of the local robotics industry. Hayag shares, “We are delighted and honored that we were able to provide our young inventors with this avenue to experience this competition at Commercenter Alabang. The ingenuity and creativity we saw today bolsters our optimism in the future of Philippine robotics.” Commercenter Alabang and ROBORAVE Philippines are looking forward to holding the next leg of ROBOCON which they see happening next year.
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