IT students bag silver, merit awards in robotics competition

BS Information Technology students of the newly minted College of Information and Computing Sciences won awards in the August 2021 Youth Robotics Competition sponsored by the Data Science and Technology Corporation. 

Under the guidance of Asst. Prof. Eugenia R. Zhuo, DIT, the team of Karlo Angelo Tino, John Cedric Hizon, and Rein Amiel Miranda won a Merit Certificate and a Silver Award in the Line Tracing contest. The team deployed an educational robot for line tracing and participated in the Senior contestants category. Apart from medals and tokens, the Silver awardees will receive a $30 discount scholarship from IRO Korea.

According to the organizers, “the 2021 YRCC is designed to provide training and exposure to participants who want to take their robotics skills into the international robotics level. The lessons from the speakers, workshops, and pre-competition trainings offer immense wealth of learning which can prepare the participants for their future robotics endeavors. The competition will also allow the participants to test their skills vis-à-vis world standards and enable them to identify areas for improvement in robotics, teambuilding, communication, and project management.”

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