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GCHS Robotics Team Wins Gold in 4th Robot World Olympiad

 

The GCHS Robotics team, part of team Philippines, came home victorious after competing against 16 countries in the 4th World Robot Olympiad held at the NTU Sports Center, Taipei, Taiwan last November 17 to 18, 2007. Graceans Bryan Lao, Alyssa Sheena Tan and Mark Ian Tan won First Place in the Olympiad’s “Junior High School Open Category” with the theme: “Civil Safety, Security and Emergency Response.

The team, with the notable help of the coaching staff composed of Ms. Melanie Tizon, Mr. Warren Ong Pe and Mr. Edster Sy, came up with their entry, “Operation Safety Guarantee,” that featured the WHIZ Community with robotic security system.           

Highlighted in the presentation was the “Taipei 101 emergency response sensor,” equipped with sensors that allow it to elevate when a scenario similar to the Twin Towers (9/11) terrorist attack takes place. Other features were the robots: Gatekeeper-bot, Security Bot, Police Bot, Spybot, Tren and Fire-bot.

            The Gracean team won not only due to the creative design and good engineering and structure, but also for the high team spirit and energy that they have shown to the judges.

Other participating countries were: Korea, Japan, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Russia, India, Singapore, Thailand, Taiwan, Norway, Egypt, Iran, United Arab Emirates, Denmark and Sweden.

    Due credit is also given to the following fifth and sixth grade Graceans for participating in the event: Jordan Aaron Chua, Kyle David Dee, Carlson Cheng, Paolo Carlo Calalang, Genesis Toh, and Janelle Dominique Gococo. The team was accompanied back to Manila by GCHS Principal Dr. James L. Tan.  

  The World Robot Olympiad’s aim is to promote creativity and problem-solving skills in the young people of today through a challenging and educational robot competition.