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The UP Diliman Engineering Theater was filled with robotics learners, gamers, trainers and supporters as they gathered together to listen to the country's finest youth speakers during the 2017 Youth Robotics Convention side by side with the 3rd Summer Sumo Games. Mr Anthony Gabitan, president of Data Science and Technology Corporation and the World Robot Games, awarded the speakers with Plaques of Appreciation and convention tokens.
Philippe Wee of Xavier School, who earned the most audience votes as the “Crowd's Choice: My Favorite Speaker Awardee”, talked about his latest project in robotics innovation. He shared with passion how he started in robotics from a very young age when he used to upcycle scrap metals (empyt milk cans) and craft them into something new. He is now busy working on a robotics innovation project commissioned by the government of San Juan City. He is a true gem and a robotics genius.
Eunice Raga of Manila Cathedral School shared with excitement how she prepared for the International Robotics Olympiad. Her voice was clear and very pleasant to listen to. Audience commented her impressive talk as clear and direct to the point.
Marc Steven Clemen of Holy Child Catholic School inspired the audience to join the Philippine Robotics Team in the many international robotics competition scheduled for the year. Marc candidly shared that it was his first time to join an international robotics competition and it won’t definitely be the last. He was dubbed as the humble and honest speaker during the convention.
Jenny Lyn Chua of Espiritu Santo Parochial School presented her tips and strategies on how to motivate the students to succeed as Champions. Her talk has won the admiration of her fellow educators for generously sharing her champion secrets.
Angel Ken Young of Diliman Preparatory School danced his way to the hearts of the audience. His presentation on ATX2 Anatomy radiated with so much energy. He was fondly called as the Energetic Speaker for the day.
Bjorn Isaac Escalona of De La Salle Santiago Zobel School dazzled the audience with his super techie presentation and sumo demo set-up. He was very willing to let the audience try and learn what his robots could do. “He was indeed a very good and confident speaker”, as commented by one the attendees.
Bianca Nicole Casimiro of De La Salle Santiago Zobel was truly a model not only on the ramp but also at the robotics arena. Her confidence was sustained from start to the end as she asked the audience with difficult questions to check their understanding. She was branded by the audience as the confident speaker.
Raphael Deangelo Tan of Philippine Yuh Chiau School wowed the audience with his superior knowledge on humanoid robotics. He talked about humanoid robots with so much ease. His brave heart, intelligent mind and Godly disposition guided his venture into the difficult but exciting realm of robotics even at his young age.
Davenson Co of De La Salle University-Taft, Manila was the idol of many participants especially to his younger followers in DLSZ. He spoke with eloquence, elegance and suave that he was touted as the dashing debonair presentor of humanoid programming at the convention.
Justin Aaron Natividad of De La Salle Santiago Zobel School was the techie from the future who delivered the 3D Printing talk effortlessly. His presentation showcased his experience in the field of 3D Printing for Robotics.