The Next Big Job in Tech: Robot Programmer

Nowadays, programming and robotics are no longer the exclusive skills of geeks or computer geniuses. These skills have become an important component of basic education in many places. Therefore, programmable robot are widely used in the education.

In Nova Scotia, coding is already part of the public-school curriculum up to Grade 6. The Department of Innovation, Science and Economic Development will provide $1 million to help 8,700 students in Nova Scotia prepare for the future job market with skills in coding, robotics, and information technology. This $1 million is under a program, CanCODE and will be distributed among 13 First Nation communities in Nova Scotia. Including students from kindergarten to Grade 12 in First Nations’ and similar public schools.

With the development of robot technology, programmable robot are playing more and more important roles in everyday life. As a result, in this newest age of automation, also need programmers to program and train robots.

Joe Jones, founder of Harvest Automation once said, “The hard part of robot programming isn’t writing the basic code that makes the robot work, rather, it is observing what the programmable robot actually does when it executes that code, figuring out why it doesn’t behave the way you expected, and then changing things to make it work better—or maybe at all.”

How can you get to be a robot programmer? A lot of books teach programming but the most important thing is to practice. Like Jones said, mastering the programming that connects robots and the real world requires hands-on experience.

To learn and practice coding, have you ever thought about getting a toy to help you? As a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) education solution provider. Makeblock provides not only the software but also the hardware to meet your needs.  Codey Rocky shown in the below picture is a great start for kids to kick off their robot programming journey.

How to prepare

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Codey Rocky teaches children about programming while they play and create. Using mBlock, a software program that supports both block-based and Python programming. Codey Rocky leads children into the world of avant garde technology with its built-in AI and IoT functionalities.

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mBot is an ideal toy for beginners, making learning robot programming simple and fun. With just a screwdriver and the step-by-step instructions, children can build a robot from scratch and enjoy hands-on creation. As they work, they learn about the varieties of robotic machinery and electronic parts. Grip the fundamentals of block-based programming, and develop their design skills and logical thinking.

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