Jamaica’s Skills Journey: Empowering Innovation through Mobile Robotics

Jamaica’s Skills Journey: Empowering Innovation through Mobile Robotics

Jamaica is dedicated to excellence, innovation, and skill enhancement. Highlighting this commitment, the WorldSkills Jamaica Autonomous Mobile Robotics Invitational Training Camp was recently held. This event focused on improving the nation’s proficiency in mobile robotics and boosting enthusiasm. The training encompassed wiring, compatibility, and programming for autonomous mobile robotics operations.

As a proud Global Partner of WorldSkills, the Studica Robotics Team teamed up with WorldSkills Jamaica for this powerful week of training. The first four days focused on training that built in intensity. Then, on the last day, trainees put their skills to the test in a Robotics Challenge and Exhibition, displaying the skills they learned. Throughout the week, they explored topics like vision programming, robot environment interactions, principles of programming for robotic systems, and much more.

Boosting Skills in Mobile Robotics

This workshop marked a crucial step forward for Jamaica’s skills programs, especially in robotics. WorldSkills Jamaica and HEART/NTSA are passionate about boosting innovation, excellence, and productivity via autonomous mobile robotics.

The training provided a hands-on learning experience, igniting a passion for robotics and opening doors to numerous career paths. It’s also served as preparation for Jamaica’s team for the upcoming WorldSkills Lyon 2024 Autonomous Mobile Robotics Competition in France this September, where they’ll compete against 65+ countries and regions.

Summary of this Robotics Training

This training focused on the theory and operations of mobile robotics and covered robot design, programming, and manufacturing. Utilizing the Stack Robot Kit and the WorldSkills Lyon 2024 Autonomous Mobile Robotics Collection from Studica Robotics, attendees engaged in hands-on learning, assembling, and preparing their robots for assigned tasks. This training emphasized problem-solving and innovation aligning perfectly with STEAM and STEM education principles.

The Stack Robot Kit includes advanced sensors and a variety of features making it an ideal choice for exploring autonomous mobile robotics, teleoperation, mapping, localization, and SLAM. While the WorldSkills Collection with over 1,600 components offers participants with the materials they need to build a fully functioning robot that can compete in the WorldSkills Autonomous Mobile Robotics event.

Navigating the Path to Excellence

The energy at this event was captivating and showcased Jamaica’s belief in every child and their potential to build a successful life through skills.

This sentiment resonates with WorldSkills, an organization that has long dedicated itself to leveraging skills for individual and global progress. Studica Robotics is honored to be a Global Partner of WorldSkills and the exclusive supplier for the WorldSkills Mobile Robotics Competition in Lyon 2024. We are proud to have contributed to this empowering training, which focused on robotics skills and excellence. We’re grateful for the opportunity to participate in this forward-looking, skills-centered event and eagerly anticipate reuniting in Lyon for the WorldSkills 2024 competition. We hope Jamaica’s dedication to advancing autonomous mobile robotics skills inspires more countries to follow suit.

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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Studica Robotics is a comprehensive robotics building platform with everything you need to build, learn, and compete. Ideal for the classroom, research, prototyping, robotics teams, hobbyists, and enthusiasts; our high-quality durable parts work together so you can build a variety of designs without the need for a machine shop.

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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