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Angeles City robotics team to compete in world competitions

Wednesday, October 04, 2017

ANGELES CITY -- Robotics teams from two schools here are set to compete in two separate international competitions.

Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan has expressed his support to the Angeleño robotics teams who will represent the country in the competitions.

Students from the Living Stone International School (LSIS) will be competing for the World Robot Olympiad (WRO) to be held this year in Costa Rica.

WRO is a competition which unites young people from around the world to develop their creativity, design, and problem solving skills through challenging and educational robot activities.

The LSIS team, comprised of Ibrahim Kahil, Amelia Felize Fernandez, and Krizalyn Soto, won champion in the recently concluded Philippine Robotics Olympiad (PRO) 2017 under the Junior High School Technical category. The said distinction qualifies the school to the WRO which will be held on November 10-12.

LSIS will be training with their coach, Michael John Cunanan, to come up with a better, more accurate, and faster robot concept that will be built and presented in Central America.

“The competition will test the abilities of the students in following the set of rules in a precise and quick method since the robots will be built and programmed on the spot,” said Coach Cunanan.

LSIS Principal Amelita Tumagoy said the school is elated over the support that the Pamintuan has been extending since the team’s competition debut in 2014.

Tumagoy added that the school will continue its programs geared to the development of its students’ skills in robotics.

“We believe that we are in the midst of the fourth industrial revolution which is about using and relying on artificial intelligence in various facets of life. This is one of the reasons why we are gearing towards stronger relationship with other institutions to gather enough support for the robotics program,” the principal said.

The Angeles City Science High School (ACSHS) will also represent the country in the Australian Robotics Challenge hosted by Griffith University in the Gold Coast Queensland, Australia this month.

ACSHS will send two teams to the said competition which are all comprised of senior high school students.

The delegation will be presenting an assistive device for the visually impaired and a water purifier using Moringa Oleifera as entries.

The said three-day international robotics competition will gather hundreds of participants from different participating countries.

“The city is deeply overjoyed knowing that we will be sending off two teams to the global robotics arena. It gives us this sense of pride,” the mayor said.

“Our representation to these competitions manifests that Angeleños are truly world class and are adaptive to modern technological trends especially now that we are in the digital age,” Pamintuan added.

Published in the SunStar Pampanga newspaper on October 05, 2017.

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