Our Taipan Roboneers: RoboRave Immersion Excursion Day

Today, 14 Canterbury Taipan Roboneers students visited Beenleigh’s Trinity College as part of a Robotics Immersion Day supported by RoboRave Australia.

Their robotics exploration included gaining a deeper understanding of automation through sensors, while networking with students from other schools.

The excursion culminated with students testing their skills in a friendly Sumo Robot Challenge with our mighty Roboneers coming 1st and 2nd.

Below is more detail about RoboRave Australia and the day…

  • The 2022 Robotics Roadmap For Australia notes that: The development of robotic technologies in Australia will lead to the creation of new companies and new jobs, and will address a range of issues of national importance – including our ageing population, servicing regional and remote communities, and dealing with labour shortages, such as those generated by the COVID-19 pandemic. – Dr Sue Keay – Chair, Robotics Australia Group.
  • Queensland enjoys a thriving robotics industry, used in diverse sectors such as mining, agriculture and health.
  • Skills include programming, engineering, design and developing Artificial Intelligence solutions.
  • The Information and Communications Technology Gateway to Industry Schools Program (ICT GISP) works with tech industry partners and schools to provide a better understanding of roles and careers in the tech industry, as well as initiatives to develop skills through experiential learning.
  • Several ex-students have been a part of the RoboRave program and transitioned into careers in tech, robotics and automation.
  • The ICT GISP has partnered with RoboRave to provide schools, students and teachers with a fun and engaging robotics immersion day, to complement the existing school robotics program.
  • Students worked on their programming, collaboration and problem-solving skills during the day’s activities.
  • You can find out more about RoboRave via their website HERE.
  • The Australian Computer Society’s ICT Gateway to Industry Schools Program is proudly sponsored by the Queensland Government through the Department of Employment, Small Business and Training.

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