Thai students from Surat Thani win first prize at WRO 2019


BANGKOK – A group of Thai students have won seven awards at the World Robot Olympiad 2019, with students from Thepmitrsuksa School in Surat Thani province taking home the first prize.

Images of these students give Thai people a sense of pride after they won seven prizes at the WRO 2019. A total of 400 teams participated in the international competition, which took place between November 8th and 10th in Hungary.

The seven awards won by the Thai students are as follows:

Nantawat Arnam and Phet Thaugsuban – first prize in the Junior age group (below 15 year’s old).

Nattawut Simcharoen and Peeranat Boonruang – second prize in the Junior age group (below 15 year’s old).

and Kittiphan Wisetwongsa and Patsong Sombatkaew – sixth prize in the Senior age group (below 19 year’s old ).

These six students represented Thepmitrsuksa School in Surat Thani province.

Meanwhile, the Love Father 3000 team, representing Rajamangala University of Technology, Lanna (RMUTL), won fourth prize in the Advanced Robotics Challenge.

The Organic team from Samui Robot Institution won fifth prize in the Regular Elementary category.

The ACEP Robot team from Assumption Colllege English Program won sixth prize in the Open Elementary category.

The Sathunopante team, representing King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang (KMITL), won 8th prize in the Advanced Robotics Challenge.

The students from Thepmitrsuksa School arrived in Surat Thani last night to a warm welcome.

This morning, teachers at Thepmitrsuksa School organized activities to welcome the WRO 2019 winners by presenting scholarships and offering their congratulations. The students said they were excited to take part in the event and gain new experience. They had to deal with unforeseen challenges, as they had to reset and reprogram their robot at the competition. They said they had to prepare and train themselves well, before entering the competition. They added that the key to their success was teamwork.

The students’ trainer, Manasavee Chaisuwan, said winning the competition is considered a real honor and he is proud of the young, hard-working contestants who showed they are capable of solving situational problems.