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Team Philippines Triumphs at International Robotics Competition

In a display of skill and innovation, Team Philippines, led by a 16-year-old captain, secured two golds and two bronzes at the 12th Robotics Championship International Competition held at the Grand Antonio Alexe Stadium in Oradea, Romania.

The Philippine team emerged victorious competing against 126 teams from 15 countries, including Belarus, China, Colombia, Egypt, Greece, Kazakhstan, Lebanon, Poland, Romania, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, and Hungary, . The judges, representing major tech corporations from around the world, were particularly impressed with the creativity and technical prowess demonstrated by the Philippine contingent, facilitated by E-rovoutika Robotics and Automation Solutions.

The team captain, Lance Gregorio Bolipata, led by example by winning gold in the Artificial Intelligence category with a project focused on a trash segregation system. Other standout members included Yofi Bolipata, who won gold in the Medical Robot category, and Louise Carlo Solomo and Gillian Atienza, who excelled in the Humanoid Robot Challenge. Mega Sumabot contributed to the team’s overall success as well.

Team Philippines achieved gold in both the Humanoid Robot Challenge and the Freestyle Open category, demonstrating exceptional teamwork and execution. Additionally, they secured bronze medals in the Freestyle High School category and the Mega Sumo Robot Challenge, further highlighting their versatility and innovation.

The team expressed heartfelt gratitude to the Department of Science and Technology (DOST-TAPI) for their unwavering support throughout their training and competition journey. This victory underscores the potential and talent of Filipino youth in the field of robotics and technology, promising a bright future for the country’s tech industry.