Skills Robotics

Mobile Robotics

Manufacturing & Engineering Technology

Mobile Robots are intelligent machines that travel from one place to another. Mobility is crucial to manufacturing and service applications in various industries and everyday life. It allows transportation of goods and people. This skill involves designing, building, and maintaining mobile robots to solve problems.

Mobile Robotics could be for you if you like:

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

About Mobile Robotics

Mobile Robots play an increasing role in our lives and places of work in areas as diverse as manufacturing, agriculture, aerospace, mining, medicine and healthcare. Creation of mobile robots begins with the design and then creation of a prototype which must be programmed and tested to make sure it offers a high and consistent level of performance. The mobile robotics engineers must be familiar with logic, micro-electronics, sensors and actuators, embedded computing, and computer programming; and be able to 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 Challenge

Competitors 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.

Our Experts

Chief Expert

Dr Marcelo Ang

Associate Professor

Department of Mechanical Engineering

National University of Singapore

Deputy Chief Expert

Mr Pom Yuan Lam

Principal Engineer

ST Engineering Land Systems Ltd

Secretary

Ms Tan Poh Kim

Senior Executive

Foundation & General Studies Department

Nanyang Polytechnic

Ex-Officio

Mr Kelvin Ng

Deputy Director/Systems & Network

School of Information Technology

Nanyang Polytechnic

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