Tuesday, November 26, 2013

IRRI congratulates World Robot Olympiad second-placers

IRRI wishes to congratulate the members of the Philippine Robotics Olympiad—King Olgadao, Anne Jazpher Raz, and Rey Allen Infante—that represented the country in the 2013 World Robotics Olympiad (WRO) held in November 2013 at Jakarta, Indonesia. The Philippine team won the silver medal.

The winning group, together with some of their schoolmates from Dr. Yangas Colleges, Inc. (DYCI) in Bocaue, Bulacan, visited IRRI on 12 November, inspired by how IRRI has been developing and using tools for precision rice farming. They were accompanied by their coaches and supervising officer.

The students did a demonstration of their robots, request staff of IRRI’s External Relations office and some IRRI scientists to review and feedback on their creations.

Roger Carlo Pineda, DYCI supervising officer, said that the students have used many of IRRI’s online information for their project and were thrilled to finally get to visit the Institute.

“It is very encouraging to see high school students interested in technologies that would help rice farmers,” said Corinta Guerta, IRRI’s director of external relations.

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