23 Mobile Robotics / Mobile Robotik
This competition is held as a team competition (two participants each).
Mobile Robotics could be for you if you like:
Things that move
Working as a team
More about this skill:
Mobile Robotics is a fast evolving, solutions orientated, industry within which the robotics engineer/technician is a significant and growing work role. Mobile robotics is an important part of the industry, with applications in diverse industries, including manufacturing, agriculture, aerospace, mining, and medicine.
A robotics engineer/technician 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 engineer who thinks about what a robot needs to do and works with several engineering disciplines to design and put together the optimal piece of equipment, demonstrating a commitment to attention to detail. In this instance the robotics engineer uses existing technologies to create solutions to new challenges. He or she is not creating new (robot) technology.
Robotics engineers/technician must be familiar with logic, microprocessors, and computer programming so that they can design the right robot for each application. They must also prepare specifications for the robot’s capabilities as they relate to the work environment. In addition, robotics engineers are responsible for cost efficient design, cost-price calculations and quality-control.