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How robotics fosters teamwork amongst kids

Last Updated on 15/03/24 0
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Pranav and Sohil live in different cities and study in different standards but they have been talking with each other regularly for last 2+ years. It’s their common interest which bonded them. Robotics!

Pranav loves working with electronics and mechanical objects, but Sohil doesn’t. Sohil is a programming kida and Pranav finds it scary. They met in a robotics for kids workshop organised by and started sharing thoughts and later tasks.

Since then they have been remotely working together to make robots, robot cars and other robotics projects.

Yes Robotics is a team job. We have discussed skills required for a career in robotics earlier and it’s almost rare one person can master all of these.

Beyond just assembling mechanical parts and writing code, successful robotics projects often hinge on collaboration, communication, and shared problem-solving.

And hence, Teamwork is an essential element to building successful robotic projects.

In this blog post, we delve into the vital role of teamwork in robotics, particularly for young enthusiasts exploring the fascinating realm of robotics for kids.

Teamwork, an all generation skill

From ancient history to modern day victories, we have countless stories of successful teamwork. An individual, however powerful he or she is, they had to be part of a great team in order to accomplish their missions. Be that lord Ram or Krishna, king maker Chanakya, industrialist Tata, politician Mahatma Gandhi or scientist APJ Abdul Kalam.

All individuals combine their unique skills and perspectives to achieve a common goal. And for us that common goal is creation. Creation of successful robotics and STEM projects.

Let’s go Ananthpur to meet Sai laxmi, vasantha and Sunil. They are students and not related by any other means except their passion for robotics. Each of them bring different skills on table and work together to make line follower robots, obstacle avoiding robot and maze solving robots.

These children spend hours together at one of them’s home for this and their parents too, would sometimes try to be part of the team just to understand modern day technology.

And we are proud to have played a catalyst in bringing people together for creative endeavors.

Benefits of teamwork in robotics

While making a successful robotic project is the direct benefit but there are plenty of other benefits of teamwork in robotics.

When children form a team and start engaging in the creation process at early age there are very high chances the team would stay together for a longer time. Working on projects for an extended period will for sure improve their technical skills. On the other side, long term bonding will improve their interpersonal skills. mutual communication and understanding within them.

Look how a team is enjoying their own creation..!

These teams can participate in national and international level robotics championships.

Consider the example of Robofest competition, where teams work together under tight deadlines to design and build complex robots. These teams showcase how collaboration fosters innovation and resilience in the face of challenges.

As they grow up this bonding will become a lifetime asset to help them sustain against all the odds.

Another big advantage being shown by robotics teams is diversity. Diversity in the robotics team help grow better citizens.

Strategies for promoting teamwork in robotics

It’s better to act than say. Parents and educators can enable forming robotics teams at their levels.

kids learning robotics in team

  1. Parents can purchase DIY Robotics kits at home and can pair-up with their kids. Also try to invite friends of your kids from the neighbourhood. Why not extend the benefit of the same kit to few others?
  2. While teaching robotics at schools, educators can try to understand the skill sets and gaps of kids and form teams accordingly. For example, to make a project of carnival wheel they can make a team of someone who loves engineering and the other one who would love doing craft work. Establish clear roles of everyone in the team. For sure you will have to observe and mentor them considering their tender age but the strategy would yield long term output.

Whether it’s building that first robotic creation or making an industrial robot and autonomous vehicle, effective teamwork is fundamental for success.

So dear creators, let’s team-up to embark on this exciting journey of robotics together. If you like to stay in touch with people who love to create new things, join our community.

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