MANILA, Philippines Robots that can take care of an entire rice field, go underwater to provide a view of the reefs and prevent ships from running aground.
Sounds like these were made by high-tech million-dollar companies? Think again.
These robots, which were showcased during the finals of the 12th Philippine Robotics Olympiad, are all made by high school and elementary students in the Philippines.
The Dr. Yangas Colleges Inc. (DYCI) high school team, which created an entire set of robots aimed at taking care of the Banaue Rice Terraces, won first place and is set to defend its championship in the 2013 World Robotics Olympiad in Jakarta, Indonesia on November 15.