It’s clear from various media sources there is a talent shortage in key areas such as engineering and associated trades. Equally, it’s understood jobs are becoming more automated but we aren’t training our children for a future in robotics…….
Children learn so quickly. They absorb, adapt and invent quickly. Just look at the amazing number of internet business owners still at school!
BBC Click’s programme reported on a great initiative Japanese schools use which is mixing traditional Sumo with robotics! Children build robots and pre-programmed them – these aren’t radio controlled. The programming details attack plans and is key to flipping the opposing robot out of the ring essentially becoming the winner.
As we have Battle of the Bands in our schools, why not Robotic Wars to give the interest and foundation for a career in this future industry…….