Countdown to the WorldSkills AMR Competition in France

Excitement is building for the 47th WorldSkills Competition scheduled for September 10-15, 2024, in Lyon, France. This event will host 1,500 competitors from over 65 countries and regions competing in 59 different skills competitions. A great opportunity for young people to showcase their skills and passion to thousands of spectators. Studica Robotics takes pride in its role as a Global Partner of WorldSkills and serves as the exclusive product supplier for the WorldSkills Autonomous Mobile Robotics (AMR) Competition.

What is AMR?

Robots are crucial in our personal and professional lives, particularly in the various fields mentioned. AMR is an acronym for Autonomous Mobile Robotics and focuses on designing, building, and maintaining robots to solve problems in many fields, such as manufacturing, aerospace, agriculture, mining, healthcare, and medicine.

Autonomous Mobile Robotics focuses on the design, development, management, and optimization of robots that are tailored for diverse applications. The process involves prototyping, programming, and rigorous testing to ensure optimal functionality. Autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) dynamically navigate around obstacles without human intervention offering versatility and adaptability in various environments.

Showcasing Robotics in Agriculture

Full details of the 2024 WorldSkills Autonomous Mobile Robotics Competition will be kept a secret until the event begins in Lyon. However, we know that this competition highlights the growing relationship between robotics and agriculture. Twenty-four countries will be competing including United Arab Emirates, Austria, Brazil, China, Colombia, France, Hong Kong, Croatia, Indonesia, India, Iran, Jamaica, Japan, South Korea, Kazakhstan, Macao, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Thailand, Taiwan, Viet Nam, and South Africa. Each country will have a team of two and each team will receive a Studica Robotics building kit at the beginning of the competition. With that, each will make a farming robot that will be required to work in different areas of a simulated farm. The idea is to build a robot that will create new possibilities for efficiency and productivity in farming.

To allow for the automation of labor-intensive and repetitive tasks allowing human workers the ability to divert their attention and energy towards nuanced tasks that require a human touch. Robots that will optimize operations and reduce labor costs in seeding, harvesting, and packaging. They will use sensors on the robots to allow them to collect important data to provide real-time insights into environmental factors crucial to farming success. Monitoring key items such as soil PH levels, temperature, pest infestations, etc., allows farmers to make better decisions surrounding water management, fertilization, pest control, and crop selection. They will build robots that will emerge as powerful tools for efficient and sustainable farming practices.

Exciting Robotics Technology

As anticipation builds for the WorldSkills Lyon 2024 Autonomous Mobile Robotics Competition, teams can look forward to using cutting-edge technology at this event. Studica Robotics, the official supplier of the WorldSkills Lyon 2024 Autonomous Mobile Robotics Collection, recently announced three exciting additions to this year’s collection.

  • 360 Degree LiDAR: Offers high-precision distance measurement making it ideal for robot navigation and obstacle avoidance.
  • 3D Depth Camera: Elevates vision capabilities allowing a robot to adapt to environmental changes on the go.
  • All-Terrain Tires: Allows for navigation of rugged terrain with ease, ensuring seamless mobility across diverse landscapes.

In conclusion, the 47th WorldSkills AMR Competition in Lyon, France, promises to showcase innovation, skill, and collaboration on a global scale. With robotics continuing to revolutionize industries including agriculture, this event will highlight the boundless possibilities of autonomous mobile robotics. As anticipation builds and teams prepare to leverage cutting-edge technology, the stage is set for an unforgettable skills competition to inspire and drive the future of robotics.

About Studica Robotics

Studica Robotics develops and manufactures a complete Robotics Building System made up of mechanical structure, electronics, controllers, sensors, software, and training material that is used in education, in robotics competitions around the world, research, and for prototyping.

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We offer a variety of structure and motion components, electronics, hardware, and building kits; you’ll find everything you need to build and empower your robot with cutting-edge capabilities. Discover your true building potential with Studica Robotics. 

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Kristie Laettner

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