The Philippine Science High School – Bicol Region Campus (PSHS-BRC) Robo – Soccer Team added another feather on the school’s cap as it placed 5th out of 56 teams from 38 countries in the 2011 World Robotics Olympiad (WRO) held in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE) last November 18-20.
The school’s team consists of: Justin Daniel Belmonte, Rasty Rastrullo and Iran Brotamonte, all junior students.
One of Thailand’s team grabbed the gold medal, followed by Egypt, 2nd; South Korea, 3rd; and Taiwan, 4th.
The competition started with all teams divided into tables with four of five groups in each. The robot who scores the highest number of goals against all its opponents on the table qualifies to the Top 32.
Same procedures were done in choosing the Top 16 and the Top 8.
In the final round, the PSHS-BRC delegation was defeated by the team of Thailand with a score of 13-8.
The bottom four in the final 8 was ranked aacording to the most number of goals scored in all the rounds, with PSHS-BRC placing 5th.
The team was trained by Mr. Sevedeo J. Malate.
By: Khryster Lee Bellen