The Abra National High School Robotics Team wins 3rd place in the 7th World Innovative Technology Challenge under the symposium category for their invention, an automated solar-powered disinfection device that can prevent the spread of COVID-19.
The bronze medals and certificates from Australia were handed by Abra Schools Division Superintendent Benilda M. Daytaca to Ma. Teresita Viste and Kenneth Seruno as winners under the symposium category of the 7th World Innovative Technology Challenge.
The competition was held online on November 13, 2020, where they presented their innovations in preventing the spread of COVID-19 through automated solar-powered disinfection devices with misting mechanisms, UV lamps, and a live broadcast system.
The Abra High School Robotics Team's disinfection device is equipped with a fisheye camera that allows recording in 360-degree panoramic view for its broadcast system. A fisheye lens is an ultra-wide-angle lens that produces strong visual distortion intended to create a wide panoramic or hemispherical image. Fisheye cameras achieve extremely wide angles of view at lower maintenance costs.
A reservoir tank is placed at the middle of the body structure that contains disinfecting liquid.
The solar panel attached to the robot is used for a guaranteed smart and clean energy usage. Solar power is pollution-free and causes no greenhouse gases to be emitted. It is virtually no maintenance as solar panels can last for over 30 years.
Viste and Seruno with four other members of the Abra High's Robotics Team led by coach Jephunneh Gasmen are now preparing for the World Robot Games to be held virtually on March 25-28, 2021.
Congratulations, Abra High School Robotics Team, and the coaches! We wish you good luck with your next competition!
Source: Abra Province