Wednesday, September 3, 2014

16th International Robotics Olympiad

I was invited to attend the presscon of the 16th International Robotics Olympiad happening this November 5-9 at Beijing, China.

Students from People of Grace will represent our country in China and they need all the support that we can give them. Many of the Champions in Robotics Competitions had to go through rigorous 
trainings prior to becoming the country representatives to an international Olympiad such as the IROC. 

International Robotics Olympiad 
The 16th International Robotics Olympiad will be held on Nov. 5-9, 2014 at Shi- 
jingshan Gymnasium, Beijing, China.The theme of this IROC is "Robots: Stop Global Warming!" 

In the previous 15th IROC held in Denver Colorado last December 16-20, 
2013 , the Philippine Team brought home many awards and recognitions. This is the first Robotics Team in the country that won GOLD Medals in a Regular Category. 

 The Journey to IROC 
Data Science and Technology Corporation (DSTC), in partnership with Pinoy Robot Games, is the strong support that makes possible the holding of several Robot Camps, Regional Qualifying Rounds, National Robotics Competition (NRC) and the Philippine Team to the International Robotics Olympiad. It has been continuously providing the Philippine schools with the best technol- ogy solutions for education. 

Data Science and Technology Corporation is a provider of world-class technology educational solutions to schools. 

Some of its products are: 
1.LabDisc—a laboratory that fits in the palm of your hand! It is a complete laboratory for 
K12 Science Experiments, with up to 14 built-in sensors, equipped with GPS technology, compact, wireless, perfect for indoor & outdoor science-related activities. 
2.Digital Microscope—your modern version of Microscope, a must for all science classrooms. 
Connects to PC or MAC, with Camera, Video, and Time-Lapse Functions. Focus and Project for the whole class to see. 
3.Robotics Program for Schools—a comprehensive Robotics Learning package for schools, complete with curriculum, robot kits, and training support. 
4.Robot Kits— we carry several types and models of Robots like INEX, Pop-Bot XT, and 
RQ Huno Humanoid 
5.K12 Computer Courseware— market-relevant computer subjects for K12 
6.Multimedia Resources—instructional materials for Science, Mathematics, English and local 
academic subjects like Araling Panlipunan, Filipino and MAPE. 
7.Mobile Planetarium—a portable and inflatable planetarium dome complete with Aircon Unit. 
The dome can accommodate up to 60 students at a time, with various astronomy shows for full enjoyment of all students. 
8.3D Printer—the first Philippine-made 3D Printer. Inventor is Mr. Justin Gabitan of 

Save the date on November 5-9, 2014 for 16th International Robotics Olympiad to be held in Beijing, China. The theme for this year's IROC is "Robots: Stop Global Warming!"