From L-R Emilio Aguinaldo College (EAC–Manila), School of Engineering Technology (SET). Dean Maria Rizza Laudiano-Armildez, Micaella Allyssa Estrada, Mikhael Yu, Noel Dominique Conde and Coach Dr. Nieva Reintar.
All teams were given three hours to design and build their robots which were tested on the stage after the allotted period. Emilio Aguinaldo College-Manila headed by their coach Dr. Nieva Reintar, worked within the 3-hours timeframe including the time necessary for the team to perform the testing and checking of the robot’s functionalities. The competition required that each team drop 3 color coded balls one at a time in the corresponding color of the box. If the ball is dropped in the wrong color of the box points will be deducted from the team and if the ball will be dropped before reaching the box they need to start from the starting point, after dropping the 3 balls in the box then they need to move them on the storage area. Accuracy, robot’s speed and maneuvering skills were the keys for the team to win.
EAC-Manila was challenged once again and their best effort was rewarded when they finished 1st Runner-up with a recorded time of 2 minutes and 30 seconds. DLSU-Dasmariñas was the 2nd Runner-up, and LPU-Laguna was the Champion of the 2016 1st M & E Skills Olympics Competition held June 4, 2016.