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Mobile Robotics

Designing, building, and maintaining robots to solve problems in industries from manufacturing to aerospace, mining to medicine.

Why is this skill important?

Mobile Robotics is a fast evolving, solutions orientated, industry within which the robotics/technologist is a significant and growing work role. Mobile robotics is an important part of the future, with applications in everyday life, diverse industries, including autonomous vehicles, manufacturing, agriculture, aerospace, mining, and medicine.

A robotics technologist works in offices, manufacturing plants or laboratories; he or she designs, maintains, develops new applications and conducts research to expand the potential for robots. The role begins with a strong focus on a specific business problem, in a particular sector. For example, in manufacturing there may be a need to increase capacity by creating robots for tasks that can be automated. Mobile robots may also be designed to explore areas that are inaccessible or dangerous for human beings.

Careful, deep client consultation is required, resulting in an accurate specification. The design phase follows and a prototype is assembled. The robot is then programmed and tested to ensure high, consistent performance. At the heart of every robot is a robotics technologist who thinks about what a robot needs to do and works with several disciplines to design and put together the optimal piece of equipment, demonstrating a commitment to attention to detail. In this instance the robotics technologist uses existing technologies to create solutions to new challenges.

Robotics technologists must be familiar with logic, microprocessors, computer programming, mechanical, electrical, and control system so that they can design and prototype the right robot for each application. They must also prepare specifications for the robot's capabilities as they relate to the everyday life. In addition, robotics technologists are responsible for cost efficient design, cost-price calculations and quality-control.

Integral to the role of the high performing robotics technologist are a range of skills related to work organization and self-management. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with a particular strength in working well in a team, are equally important. An ability to be innovative and creative in resolving technological challenges and generating solutions is also essential.

Working across sectors internationally and being able to transfer analytical skills is a feature of the excellent robotics technologist, together with a commitment to continuing specialist, and professional development and a determination to resolve problems through experimenting and risk taking within self-managed boundaries. In an increasingly global industry, which is ‘breaking new ground’ and altering the way we live and work, there are significant opportunities for sustainable careers in robotics. The opportunities carry with them the need to work with diverse cultures, industries and fast paced technological change. The diversity of skills associated with robotics technologists is likely to expand.

Location

Bordeaux, France

19—22 October 2022

Skill Sponsors

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Antti Alenius
Finland

Ahmad Alhashmi
United Arab Emirates

Mohammed Alnuwaiser
Saudi Arabia

Abolfazl Asadi Karam
Iran

Ilkhom Askarov
Uzbekistan

HAO-CHUN CHANG
Chinese Taipei

Hok Ming CHENG
Hong Kong, China

Omar Alexis García Falla
Colombia

Marvin Gornicec
Austria

Jeovany Graham
Jamaica

Antoine GROS
France

Hanho Gwak
Korea

Sonya Hill
Jamaica

Kunpeng Hou
China

Ryo Iwamoto
Japan

Laeeq Jefferies
South Africa

Koki Kawakami
Japan

Suhrob Khaydarov
Uzbekistan

YERNIYAZ KURMANBEKOV
Kazakhstan

Youngseo Kwak
Korea

Arttu Leppänen
Finland

YI-FENG LIN
Chinese Taipei

Ka Kit Gavin LUI
Hong Kong, China

Erfan Mollamohammadi ravari
Iran

YERASSYL NURIKENOV
Kazakhstan

Muhammed Faisal Poolakunnan
India

Andrés Camilo Pulido Gonzalez
Colombia

Salman nasser Qahtani
Saudi Arabia

Florian Rauch
Austria

Rashed Shah
United Arab Emirates

Lucas SI LARBI
France

Muhammed Siyad
India

Mikhail Solomons
South Africa

Gaoyuan Tang
China