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Robots for All Ages
Written by Loren   
Tuesday, 13 October 2009

At the 8th Philippine Robotics Olympiad (PRO), newest trend in robotics are showcased by student whizzes. The recent PRO shows that robots are really not just for kids.

The said Olympiad was held at SM North Edsa which gave birth to a new batch of future scientists and engineers of the country. It gathered the brightest students in the field of science and technology, and challenged them to craft highly innovative robots and robotic systems using Lego robotics.

According to Mylene Abiva, PRO organizer FELTA Multi-media Inc. president and CEO, nothing about robotics is childish. She also added that the Robotics Olympiad challenges the intellectual skills and critical thinking of more than 300 elementary and high school students from both public and private schools. Students learn simple engineering, computer programming, and mathematics and of course, the values of teamwork, fair play and discipline.

Winners of the said Olympiad will be part of the Philippine Robotics Team that will represent the country at the World Robotics Olympiad 2009 in Gyeongbuk Pohang, Korea in November.
This kind of project can motivate the interests of the youth in science and technology. In teaching robotics, this could be new alternative media of effective learning, robotics. [via mb.com.ph]


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