About Mobile Robotics
Robots play an increasing role in our lives and places of work in areas as diverse as manufacturing, agriculture, aerospace, mining, and medicine. Mobile robots begin with a design and then a prototype which must be programmed and tested to make sure it offers a high and consistent level of performance. The mobile robotics engineer must be familiar with logic, microprocessors, and computer programming and prepare specifications for the robot's capabilities as they relate to the work environment. They are also responsible for cost efficient design, cost-price calculations, and quality control.
The ChallengeCompetitors are required to:
- Possess the requisite skills and knowledge in typical programming interface on Windows operating system and assembly and integration of mechanical (e.g. handling units) and electrical components (e.g. sensors) typical to a mobile robotic system
- Assemble their own robot using at least the following from 2018 and/or 2019 WorldSkills Mobile Robotics collection for the competition:
- a) Motors
- b) Motor driver
- c) MyRIO controller
- d) Battery
- e) Camera
- Customized mechanical parts are allowed for the robot construction.
- Additional add-on active (powered) items to be limited to a total amount of S$1000 and with each individual item not exceeding S$400. Used item would be based on its original purchased price.
Dr Marcelo Ang
Department of Mechanical Engineering
National University of Singapore
Deputy Chief Expert
Mr Pom Yuan Lam
ST Engineering Land Systems Ltd
Ms Tan Poh Kim
Foundation & General Studies Department
Mr Kelvin Ng
Deputy Director/Systems & Network
School of Information Technology