STEM Careers, Grange Primary School Summer Fair and Q-Bot’s robots
Q-Bot attended the Grange Primary School Summer Fair last Saturday to promote careers in engineering, with robots tackling climate change
Q-Bot was delighted to be invited by the Grange Primary School summer fair last Saturday in Ealing borough. Tim, Grant and Tom from Q-Bot attended the event with the goal to raise awareness on how our robots are fighting climate change and promote inclusive job opportunities in the field of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM).
Kids aged from 5 to 12 years, along with some teenagers and parents participated in a ‘tug of war’ with a difference against our brand-new MK7H robot ‘Hercules’. Hercules was named after a divine hero in Greek mythology, the son of Zeus and Alcmene, and the foster son of Amphitryon.
The game was simple, kids competed against Hercules in a test of strength. One of Q-Bot’s engineers, Tom Jolly created a clever pulley system to keep the contest competitive.
In addition to the fun, the team showcased how this innovative robot is fighting climate change by retrofitting suspended floors. Q-Bot has revolutionised the way underfloor insulation is delivered, ensuring minimal disruption to people’s daily life. In most cases, this means avoiding lifting up the whole ground floorboards, or accessing tight and constrained area that a human can’t operate. Insulating a suspended floor reduces the heat loss through the floor by 79% and draughts by 30%, ensuring a healthy and more efficient home.
More importantly, Q-Bot was able to raise awareness about working in engineering, and the construction and retrofit industry. The sector benefits from Q-Bot’s innovation by creating attractive highly skilled jobs, increasing productivity, reducing waste, improving safety and inclusion. Q-Bot is looking to empower workers by giving them safer more innovative solutions and processes while improving their working conditions. Q-Bot is creating new jobs that appeal to school-leavers and graduates, whether in the design and maintenance of robots or in the installation process. This is a new, desirable, modern jobs and real career paths allowing people from any background to carry out the work, thus providing full inclusion, equality and diversity.
Dayna Kivell, Head of Robots, recently said in an interview with EnergieSprong: “The ‘one brick on top of another brick’ mentality of the construction industry has remained the same for decades. But there’s so much more we can do to make processes more intelligent. And that’s what we do here at Q-Bot — merging the construction industry with concepts like AI and robotics.
One thing I love about what we do is that there’s a common fear that robots are going to take our jobs. But we’ve created jobs with our robots — no human can get into the spaces that we insulate, but we do need someone to control the robot using a game pad.”
All profits made on the day went to a charity chosen by the school.