Pinoy Robot Games Founder Visits CIT University, Discusses Making the School a Regional Training Center for Robotics
On September 20, 2017, Mr. Melvin Matulac, founder of Pinoy Robot Games visited the university to discuss about his organization, their products and services, and how it has helped a lot of robotics enthusiasts in the country. Out of the desire to help kids build their own robots and win in international competitions in the said arena, Mr. Matulac and his friends started Pinoy Robot Games (PRG) in 2007 by training a small group of students with a few robot kits. On that same year, three Filipinos from PRG joined the 9th International Robotics Olympiad in Singapore for the first time.
Two years later, the group trained by the organization won for the country a silver medal in the competition held in South Korea. Ten years after starting PRG, they now know the perfect formula in training and educating students in robotics in the Philippines. In fact, after their silver medal award in 2011, they have been consistently winning year after year, and even garnered a total of 267 medal tally from international contests in 2016 alone.
With the university’s desire to enhance and support talented and enthusiastic students, talks had been made on partnering with PRG and making CIT University a regional training center for robotics. Not only that, we are even looking at the possibility of hosting our own robotics competition for the city or province. This will provide more opportunities for our robotics enthusiasts to be trained and harnessed in the specialized field. Very soon, we hope for CIT students to top (again) in local and international robotics competition, given the right training and opportunity.
In the photo are: Atty. Corazon Evangelista-Valencia (VP for Academic Affairs), Engr. Bernard Nicolas E. Villamor (President), Mr. Melvin R. Matulac (PRG Founder), Dr. Larmie S. Feliscuzo (IT Department Chair), and Mr. John Gregory B. Escario (VP for Administration).