“There are an endless number of things to discover about robotics. A lot of it is just too fantastic for people to believe” – Daniel H. Wilson
Technology is changing and expanding day by day. Also, it is changing the way people do their work. Robotics is one of the technologies which are changing the world’s industrial scenario. It raises a valid point of discussion to schools, what are they doing to prepare our next generation for the future? Well, most of the institutions are doing their part and introducing new teaching methods, tools and curriculum which will help children in their after school life. Robotics is one of those skills which must be taught to children at the school level. Schools have understood the importance of robotics for the upcoming generation and included it in their academic curriculum. Most of the institutes have robotics courses for kids where they encourage children to master the field. Let’s dwell into the world of robotics:
What are Robot and Robotics?
A robot is a well-programmed machine or device which performs certain tasks as per the given command/inputs. Some robots are specially designed for science and defence purpose which are capable of doing those things what humans can’t do. They are being used to work in earth’s harshest conditions. In the assembly line of the automobile industry, almost 90% of work is done by robots. Robotics is the branch of technology that deals with the design, construction, operation, and application of robots.
It’s been observed that kids learning robotics has many benefits in the whole development of a child. Read here the 5 amazing advantages of learning robotics for children:
Encourage interest in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) subjects
We often see that children at young stage don’t take much interest in academics subject like science and maths. Robotics learning has a wonderful effect in generating a child’s interest in these subjects. It emphasizes on practical learning rather than theoretical rote memorization. This results in developing an interest in STEM subjects in them.
Hone Coding Skills
In the programming stage of Robot building, students work on various combinations of computer programming codes. They write, test, run, find an error and fix the issues in their codes. Its continuous practice strengthens their coding skill which gives them a head start in their professional life in computer science.
Learn to be a Problem Solver
Robots are designed and programmed to perform tough tasks which humans can’t do. While making robots, children think of a problem and try to solve it in the easiest way possible with the help of robots. Robotics makes children a real-world problem solver.
Robotics is a field of technology which incorporate creativity and fun simultaneously along with technical knowledge. Children can design and create amazing machines and devices just by using their creativity.
Develops the Skills of Tomorrow
Robotics concocts students for the competitive workforce of tomorrow. Robotics allows children to work on their life skills along with social skills. These skills help them to stand out of the crowd in front of their future employers.
Robotics is breaking new ground in learning methodologies around the world. It is a need of the hour to prepare our children for the changes of tomorrow in all aspects of life whether it is personal, educational or professional.