Kids: Could you have a future in robotics?

Have you ever wished that there was a robot to make your bed, feed the dog, do your homework? If you have, you are not alone. In fact, your mom and dad have probably thought about the same thing once or twice. The difference, however, between you and your parents is that you have the opportunity to turn your wish into a reality through a career in robotics. 


Robotics is the technology that creates, designs, constructs, and programs mechanical devices that can perform tasks or jobs in a set environment. It combines mechanics, science, engineering, and computers. But the most important aspect of robotics is creativity. That translates into imagination. Your imagination!


Today, there are hundreds, if not thousands, of different robots. Some stack shelves, paint cars, manufacture parts, defuse bombs, do people's taxes, perform surgeries, explore the galaxy, and even mix your frozen yogurt. They can be stationary or movable. They can be so small you can only see them with a microscope, or as big as the 56 foot long walking, fire-breathing dragon that holds the Guinness World Record for the largest robot. There are no limits because there are no limits to what can be imagined, and whatever can be imagined can be created if you are willing to put the work into it. 

While it is true that technology has made great leaps in the last twenty years, there is so much more just waiting for you to dream it, create it, and make it happen. So ask yourself, "Could I have a future in robotics?" Why not check it out and see if it interests you. Ask your parents or teachers about classes like Lego Robotics or other STEM classes that will introduce you to the concept. You never know, there could be a robot in your future that will make your bed, feed your dog, and even do your homework.




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