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Robot Fest 2010 in RP
Written by Loren   
Tuesday, 14 July 2009

In 2010, Philippines will be hosting the World Robot Olympiad that will try to outsmart and outclass the 30 countries with its different robots of all shapes and sizes.

According to Mylene Abiva, president and chief executive officer of the Philippine Robotics Olympiad (PRO), after three tries, finally the country finally won the right to host the international competition.

More than 1,200 foreign students and coaches are expected to participate in the Manila edition of the WRO, according to Abiva, who also heads Felta Multi-Media, Inc., which runs the local robotics contest.

Abiya said that WRO aims to bring together young robotics scientists from all over the world to develop their creativity and problem-solving skills through computer technology, basic engineering, mechatronics, and communications

Ruby Cristobal, head of the science and technology culture development program of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST), added that it will be another challenge for local robotics experts to show the world that they can be the best.

Aside from DOST and the Department of Education, PRO is also backed by SM Foundation, SM North Edsa Mall, McKester's peanut butter, A-Z Direct Marketing, and No Curfew watch to have the success of the said competition. [via]


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