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
  • Customised 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.
  • For Technical Description, click here.

Our Experts

Chief Expert

Dr Marcelo H Ang Jr


Department of Mechanical Engineering

National University of Singapore

Deputy Chief Expert

Dr Pom Yuan Lam

Senior System Engineer

Venti Technologies 


Ms Kay Choa


School of Engineering

Nanyang Polytechnic


Mr See Toh Kok Hwee

Senior Manager

School of Engineering

Nanyang Polytechnic

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WorldSkills Singapore 2023 Competitors

Check out the participants competing in Mobile Robotics this WorldSkills Singapore 2023.

WSS 2023 Competitors