Robotics show heralds transportation of the future

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From the birth of computers to the latest AI innovations, technology has existed so far to provide convenience and efficiency in the things we do.

Date: March 22, 2020Posted by: One Paulinian

by Freyalise S. Hipolito and Yesha Ryn Santos

From the birth of computers to the latest AI innovations, technology has existed so far to provide convenience and efficiency in the things we do. But creating and innovating is not as simple as one might hope. One would need a sufficient amount of creativity, determination, skills, and much more.
St. Paul University recently held its second Robotics Culminating Activity with the theme, "Transportation for the Future," on January 23, 2020. Grade 11 students signed up for the event and showcased not only their ideas but their skills and creativity in innovating ways to apply technology.
The competition tested the students’ ability to innovate a working prototype that has the potential to make transportation easier or develop current methods of transportation. Robotics teacher, Mr. Emmanuel Ampong, said that despite the limited materials and time, the students exceeded his expectations, and he was amazed by how they were all able to come up with fresh and new ideas for transportation.
One of these ideas was a robot that can be used for emergency purposes on the road and has an auto-piloted system to take people to respective emergency stations. Another was a robot that represents a multifunctional vehicle that could travel on land, water, and air. Almost all of the groups came up with an anti-collision system that would prevent accidents on the road.
The future of robotics lies in students and the youth who try to advance the field by constantly creating and inventing. All of the students showed promising talents even in speaking as they answered all of the judges’ questions skillfully. Furthermore, they managed to create these innovative robots in a short span of time.