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The Ateneo de Davao University School of Engineering and Architecture (AdDU – SEA) held Robolympics 2019, from 28 February to 1 March 2019, at the 4F Martin Hall, Jacinto campus. In partnership with the Computer Science cluster, the SEA invited a number of Senior High School and College students from a selection of schools in Davao City to participate.

Formally opening the event with a ribbon-cutting ceremony was Dr. Randell Espina, Dean of the School of Engineering and Architecture. Also present at the event were the Chairperson of the Information Technology (IT) Department, Mr. Stony Freires, and Dr. Ryan Jeung. Mr. Freires demonstrated the functions and abilities of a drone; while Dr. Jeung demonstrated the reactions and movement capabilities of his humanoid robot.

Some of the participating schools for the two-day affair were the AdDU Senior High School, the Brainworks School, Inc., and the AMA Computer College.

Comprising the Robolympics were the Lego Mindstorms and the Arduino Categories, which consisted, respectively, of the Obstacle Avoidance Course, the Line-Following Challenge, Robowars, and the Obstacle Course Loop. The AdDU collegiate robotics team bagged First Runner-up after their battle with the team from the Brainworks School, Inc., at the Robowars championship round.

The annual Robolympics is intended for students who wish to showcase their budding expertise in robotics through participation in team events that put their robots through simulation activities and obstacle courses.

Written by Beatrice Doctor, BS Business Management I