EYFS units: The Robotics Engineer
Resources and activities themed around a STEM job, to build language and understanding around the world of work.
Robotics engineers design, build and programme machines to do jobs more easily than a human could. These might be jobs that are repetitive, very dangerous, difficult or in very tiny spaces. This could be in factories, in medicine or even in space.
Robotics engineers are:
Creative when they design and build robots for different jobs.
Observant as they need to find and fix faults in robots and computer code.
Resilient because they need to try lots of different ways to design, build and programme robots before they get them to work properly.
Download the progression document which includes statements from Development Matters (birth to age five) and the relevant ELGs in full for the robotics engineer here.
We have designed these STEM focused questions to use alongside the questioning you would usually use when reading a story.
Download questions for Robots, Robots Everywhere! here.
These adult led activities and provocations will support the introduction of the robotics engineer career to the children in your setting.
We have included these links to our related STEM at home activities. These could be sent out for families to try at home, or run in school at a family session.
Visit our STEM at home Robot Coding page.
You can download our robotics engineer poster to use in your setting.
A robotics engineer uses their knowledge of engineering science and technology, computer operating systems, hardware and software and design skills to research, design and create what customers want to automate.
Robotics engineers use computer aided design (CAD) to design processes and parts, then build and test prototypes. After finding and fixing faults, they demonstrate finished products to customers.
Robotics engineers may also analyse data from robot sensors and cameras and research new ways to use robots and artificial intelligence.