Robotics Team Philippines makes the country proud in the 12th Robotics Championship International Competition in Romania.

Team PH bags 2 golds, 2 bronzes in Romania

June 13, 2024 Allan L. Encarnacion 281 views
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Team Philippines makes the country proud in the 12th Robotics Championship International Competition in Romania

ORADEA Romania – Team Philippines bagged two golds and two bronze medals in the recently concluded 12th Robotics Championship International Competition held last May 9 to 11, 2024 in the grand Antonio Alexe Stadium in Oradea, Romania.

Competing in a field of 126 teams from 15 countries (Belarus, China, Colombia, Egypt, Greece, Kazakhstan, Lebanon, Philippines, Poland, Romania, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine and Hungary), the team performed extremely well in four of the most prestigious and highly technical events in the competition:

Gold – Humanoid Robot Challenge;

Gold – Freestyle Open;

Bronze – Freestyle High School Category.

Bronze – Mega Sumo Robot Challenge

Led by their 16-year-old captain Lance Gregoire Bolipata, the team impressed judges from major tech corporations from all over the world with robots they built with the outstanding support of E-rovoutika Robotics and Automation Solutions from the Philippines, where he is also currently doing his internship.

Their head coach, Fred Boringot, is from the said institution. In the highly competitive and prestigious Freestyle event, he was joined by teammates Louise Carlo Salomon, 18, and Gillian Altizo, 17, in presenting the winning Autonomous Medical Robot in the Open Category.

The medical robot aims to bring much needed health checks like blood pressure, oxygen levels, and other basic health checkups to our country’s barangays, easing the need for our countrymen to wait in long lines while being exposed to treacherous heat.

In the High School Category, he supported his sister, Ivia Yofi Bolipata, 11, in the presentation of the Artificial Intelligence Powered Autonomous Trash Collector Robot that garnered a bronze medal.

Teammates Franziska Zoe Cabal and Vanz Kean Sazon, both 16 years of age, were also instrumental in the group’s victorious Freestyle category campaign.

The Bolipata siblings from Davao City are homeschooled while their teammates are students of Panabo City National High School (PCNHS).

Utilizing artificial intelligence to detect, segregate, and dispose trash using a camera instead of regular sensors, this robot aims to reduce the overall cost of garbage segregation and disposal while preventing deaths caused by the improper handling of waste.

In the hotly anticipated Mega Sumo event, they fought it out against an elite field of teams, where both the current champion and the runner-up in the European Championships also participated.

They fell short in the semifinals against the strong Europe Championship team, but they defeated the Europe Championships runner-up in the match for hronze. in the highly demanding Humanoid Challenge.

They emerged victorious against all teams as they were able to program their humanoid robot to successfully overcome all obstacles on the way to finishing the technical track.With DOST-TAPI’s strongand support in the patenting of the team’s innovative creations, they raised our country’s flag with the world’s best.