The Jakarta Post
Held on Dec. 14-21 with 'Public Safety and Security' as its theme, the red-and-white team earned a silver medal in the Robot in Movie category, as well as a Technical award in the Creative Team category. (Shutterstock/File)
An Indonesian team consisting of 13 students from Jakarta’s SMA 28 state senior high school and SMA Al Azhar 19 senior high school came home with a silver medal following their participation in the International Robot Olympiad in Qinhuangdao, Hevei province, China.
Held on Dec. 14-21 with "Public Safety and Security" as its theme, the red-and-white team earned a silver medal in the Robot in Movie category, as well as the Technical award in the Creative Team category.
"We're proud of these students, who were able to make such an achievement in the international scene," Indonesia Robot Committee deputy head Riza Muhida in Beijing, China, on Friday as quoted by Antara news agency.
He added that the students had shown both high spirit and confidence at the event.
Introduced in 1999 in Seoul, South Korea, the Olympiad aims to increase the young generation's intellectual capacity in technology and their talent in the field of robotics and introduce the technology to a wider audience.
"Hopefully, through this participation, Indonesian youths can increase their creativity in creating robot technology in this digital era and develop a social network with other countries' young generation," said Riza.
Among the participating countries at the event were Germany, South Korea, Malaysia, Thailand, the Philippines, Singapore, Saudi Arabia, as well as Central Asia and Latin American countries. (kes)