PHL Robotics Team of students bags 3 medals on day 1 of World Robot Games in Singapore

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On the first day of the World Robot Games (WRG) in Singapore, the delegation of the Philippines won 3 medals for the country.

Among the winners are:

  • Joseph Dulay, (GOLD, “sumobot” 1-kilogram divisionan) Dulay is an 18-year-old Grade 12 student of the Divine Word Academy of Dagupan.
  • Madelle Diez, (SILVER sumobot 1-kilogram “family edition”) Diez is a 14-year-old Grade 8 student of Senator Renato Compañero Cayetano Memorial Science and Technology High School.
  • Samuel Tabernero, (BRONZE  5-kilogram remote-controlled sumobot junior division) Tabernero is an 11-year-old Grade 6 student of Kapt. Eddie T. Reyes Integrated School.

Accoring to an article by ABS-CBN, “Sumobots” are robots, similar to sumo wrestling, that compete one-on-one by trying to push the enemy off a ring.

Members of the Philippine team said they’re proud and thankful for the wins but hope that they perform better on Saturday.

The Chinese and Thai students are the ones who dominated the first day (Friday) of the WRG, which featured games such as line-tracing, firefighting, and sumo wrestling in different weight classes.

Games such as legged editions of the sumo and line-tracing contests, battle ballz or robot soccer, and search and rescue will be featured on the second day of the WRG.

The Philippines bagged 47 medals in the games held in Bandung, Indonesia last year.