From left: Brainard Matusalin, Ian Benedick Dapia, Patrick Leybag, and Vincent Jerald Mendoza
Participants from the University of Baguio (UB) brought home the championship trophy for the Sumobot 1 Kg category during the first Baguio City Robotics Cup Open 2019 held at St. Joseph Village last April 28.
Patrick Leybag and Vincent Jerald Mendoza ruled the sumobot (a portmanteau of “sumo” and “robot”) category with their automated robot entry. The entries were judged based on their strength and the ability of their sensor to detect the opposing entry’s sensor. Two entries were put in a match similar to a sumo match. UB’s winning entry completed the seven-round match.
UB – represented by Ian Benedick Dapia and Brainard Matusalin – also competed in the line following category in the same event, securing the first runner-up spot. The category – in which the entries operated in a manner similar to remote control-maneuvered toy cars – ran a two-track contest, where the fastest and most accurate entries dominated the competition.
The event was organized by MGE Advance Computing Solutions, an IT consultancy company based in Pampanga.
The UB winning participants with Engr. Elisabeth Calub, dean of the UB School of Information Technology