By Mylene Abiva, Global FWN100™ 2016
THE Philippine Robotics National Team represented by Kid Imagineers from Dr. Yanga’s College Inc. once again came home victorious after winning a gold award for project presentation. It was also named a finalist on project research at the First Lego League (FLL) European Open International Turkey 2019 held last May 22-26 in Izmir, Turkey.
Eighty-two teams from 41 countries and over 600 students (ages 11-17 years old) participated. The theme is Into Orbit. The challenge for the Kid Imagineers was to choose and solve a real-world problem in the project. The team had to build, test, and program an autonomous robot to solve a set of missions in the Robot Game.
Like all the other teams, the Kid Imagineers operated under the first signature set of Core Values, celebrating discovery, teamwork, and Gracious Professionalism®.
The Kid Imagineers won for their project Mu.S.C.A., an innovative, effective and systemized way of helping astronauts solve musculoskeletal problems they face during their stay in orbit.
The suit gives a solution to different physical problems such as bone loss and loss of muscle mass in microgravity environment of space.
Project Mu.S.C.A is a self-adjusting suit that can monitor the astronaut’s pulse rate, exercise their legs and arms, maintain proper posture in space, massage their arms and legs, help attain the right temperature for their body and protect astronauts from radiation.
The Kid Imagineers from Dr. Yanga’s College Inc. team members are Gwyneth Sabusap, Aaron James Amar, Andrea Luz Guevarra, Daniella De Guzman, Annette Nicole Ambi, Nicole Flores, Shervie Dela Cruz, Gabriel Ortega, Michael Ronnie Estrella, and Renz Daren Flaviano. Their coach is Romyr Gimeno and assistant coach is RV Mendoza.
Mylene Abiva, Felta Multi-Media Inc. president and CEO, led the delegation and was selected as one of the judges during the event.
Among the 41 judges, Mylene Abiva was the only judge to represent Southeast Asia.
She said: “Human space exploration helps address fundamental questions about our place in the universe. Space exploration drives us to explore the unknown, discover new worlds, and push the boundaries of our scientific limits. Hopefully, with the victory of the Philippine Robotics National Team, the Philippine government will initiate a Space Education Program for the Filipino Youth.”
Congratulations! Mabuhay ang mga Kabataan ng Pilipinas!