Mr. Melvin R. Matulac
Pinoy Robot Games - Founder
The surge of international robot contests and the prowess showed by kids in building their own robots inspired a group of Filipino friends to form the organization Pinoy Robot Games (PRG) with the aim of having Filipinos win medals in international robot contests. The initiative was primarily funded by Data Science and Technology Corp (DSTC). The effort started in 2007 by training a small group of students with a few robot kits. PRG developed robotics training materials, robotics curriculum, designed robot games to develop the creativity and skills of Filipino youth, conducted annual national robotics competitions, and trained the Philippine team to several international contests. In the year 2016, PRG and DSTC trained close to 300 students, participated in four international contests and yielded 200 medals for the Philippines. DSTC collaborated with several schools in the use of the research-based robotics curriculum developed by PRG. The methodology was able to raise champions among these schools and an excellent sustainability program. After 10 years, PRG knows the exact formula for success in educational robotics in the Philippine setting.
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