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Mobile Robotics

Design, build, and maintain robots to solve problems in industries from manufacturing to aerospace, mining to medicine.

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Why is this skill important?

Mobile Robotics is a trending and fast-evolving field with applications in diverse industries, including manufacturing, agriculture, aerospace, mining, and medicine.

A robotics engineer designs, maintains, develops new applications, and conducts research to expand the potential for robots.

Client consultation results in an accurate specification around the design and function requirements of the robot. The iterative design phase follows and a prototype is assembled. The robot is then programmed and tested to ensure consistent performance.

Robotics engineers must be familiar with logic, microprocessors, and computer programming so that they can design the right robot for its intended application. They prepare specifications for the robot's capabilities, and are responsible for cost efficient design, cost-price calculations and quality control.  The ability to innovate, experiment, transfer analytical skills, and generate solutions to resolve technological challenges is essential.

Could this skill be for you?

If you like:

  • Fixing things
  • Making things
  • Complex problems
  • Using computers
  • Using tools
  • Things that move
  • Working as a team

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The Challenge

Important elements of the challenge include:

  • Competitors will programme a provided mobile robot.

  • Teams must also prepare specifications for the robot's capabilities.

  • Competitors will test, adjust sensor values and parameters, assemble and connect peripheral equipment and make final test runs.

  • Teams must be able to troubleshoot and repair hardware and connections.

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Medal Result Competitor Country/region
Gold 740 JUHYUK HWANG Korea
Silver 731 Pavel Fadeev Russia
Silver 731 Andrei Diubanov Russia
Bronze 728 Zaorong Liang China
Bronze 728 BINBIN YE China
Bronze 728 Shuji Kokune Japan
Bronze 728 Ryota Yamamoto Japan
Medallion for Excellence 721 Ibrahim alraeesi United Arab Emirates
Medallion for Excellence 721 Hamad AlRemeithi United Arab Emirates
Medallion for Excellence 721 Lennard Bucks Netherlands
Medallion for Excellence 721 Berend van de Donk Netherlands
Medallion for Excellence 720 Brock Chiasson Canada
Medallion for Excellence 720 Sean Furber Canada
Medallion for Excellence 720 Pak Yeung Ng Hong Kong, China
Medallion for Excellence 720 Ka Ching Leung Hong Kong, China
Medallion for Excellence 720 Mohammadhadi Najafi Iran
Medallion for Excellence 720 Amirhossein Behzadfar Iran
Medallion for Excellence 711 YI-YUNG CHIU Chinese Taipei
Medallion for Excellence 711 FU-CHENG HSIEH Chinese Taipei
Medallion for Excellence 709 Andy Yuniawan Indonesia
Medallion for Excellence 709 Eko Mustofa Indonesia
Medallion for Excellence 704 Samarth Mahesh Goudar India
Medallion for Excellence 704 Vibhor Manoj Meshram India
Medallion for Excellence 700 Guilherme Rabuske Brazil
Medallion for Excellence 700 Theodoro Cardoso Brazil
698 Shu Ting Wong Singapore
698 Raymond Tay Singapore
696 Santiago Salazar Tobon Colombia
696 Jhonatan Estiben Sánchez Benítez Colombia
690 Hüseyin GEDIK Turkey
690 Oguzcan ÇELIK Turkey
682 David Prodinger Austria
682 Fabian Rohrmoser Austria
682 Wan Long Chio Macao, China
682 Kin Wang Lao Macao, China
682 Khomsan Tongboon Thailand
682 Tada Auntankad Thailand
681 João Paiva Portugal
681 Miguel Magro Portugal
678 Jostin Murillo Araya Costa Rica
678 Luis Gabriel Gómez Martínez Costa Rica
669 Max Bosse Germany
669 Christoph Berling Germany
666 Tiaan Du Plessis South Africa
666 Jacobus Louw South Africa

How to compete

To reach the level of skills required to compete in a WorldSkills Competition takes several years of training and dedication. But the best time to start is now.

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