By Rolynda Jonathan
Yap’s second annual Robotics Day attracted a large crowd in the state’s capital of Colonia. Over 100 students, click teachers, this and parents gathered together for the event to support two local high school robotic teams.
According to Habele, a U.S. based organization who helped coordinate the event, the inter school robotics league and its end of the year exhibition is the only extracurricular robotics program in the Central Pacific.
During the event, each of the two-student team was given five minutes to operate their robots through the pre-determined game course during two timed rounds. In the end, Yap Catholic High School robotics team won the league with 20 points, three points ahead of its competitor Yap SDA.
The competition brought more excitement to the crowd as the two robots were greatly modified by the teams, allowing them to maneuver and move about the course at higher speeds than last year.