Robotics: Role In Inculcating Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths In Schools
While the world of robotics may not be competitive yet, it is certainly going to be with the technological advancements being made.
It is every student’s dream to be able to build their own robot in their childhood. However, apart from a fun and engaging aspect to it, experts have found robotics to help improve STEM skills. Under STEM, special importance to science, technology, engineering and maths are given.
In a school, the introduction of robotics will not only inculcate science, technology, engineering and maths but also provide students with the necessary problem-solving, critical thinking, and the ability to function in teams. At the same time, working against each other will also help in instilling a sense of healthy competition.
For students starting at an early age, robotics as a subject will prepare them better for a future which shifts closer to complete automation. Years of studying the subject will provide them with the necessary experience to thrive. The option to study robotics provides students with a different, more practical way of learning. This is the perfect opportunity for students to discover a new passion.
For schools, it is imperative to introduce subjects like robotics and others which are taught in a more practical and hands-on manner. This provides students with essential life skills while also preparing them for the future. Most schools have robotics only as a club, however, introducing it in the syllabus will make it accessible by all.
Students who wish to make a career in the field of robotics, numerous opportunities are available for them. A Robotics Engineer is tasked with the duty of designing and building robots and further providing assistance if required. As a Robotics Technician, the job is similar to that of an engineer but requires more repaired work to the robots. Both the robotics engineer and technician work together in order to know the functioning of the robot thoroughly. For those with an inclination towards marketing, the job of a Sales Engineer provides them with the opportunity to mix their knowledge of robotics with their understanding of how the market works. They are in charge of working deals with prospective buyers and are required to know each and every detail about the robot. For any robot to function, it requires machine-specific code to be written. This is where a Software Developer is required. They focus on the commands that are sent to the robot in order to make it function properly. While it may be the vision of the engineer, the software developer enables the robot to carry out tasks.
While the world of robotics may not be competitive yet, it is certainly going to be with the technological advancements being made. Paired with the growing need of robotics to be
inculcated in almost every business, numerous opportunities will be available. However, for students to be able to stand out, it is important for educators and parents to provide students with the right stepping stones. The introduction of robotics in schools is just the beginning for a future filled with experiential and hands-on learning.
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