Ericsson Japan K.K. Ericsson, Minowa Elementary School, KDDI, conduct classes using robot education programs

Ericsson Japan K.K.
Ericsson, Minowa Elementary School, KDDI, classes using robot education programs – Conveying the importance of using robots to children and
contributing to resolving future labor shortages –

Ericsson Japan K.K. (Headquarters: Minato-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director: Satoshi Nozaki; hereinafter referred to as Ericsson); Yokohama Municipal Minowa Elementary School (Location: Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture; Principal: Tsuyoshi Inoue; hereinafter referred to as Minowa Elementary School); KDDI Corporation (Headquarters: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo) , President Makoto Takahashi, hereinafter referred to as KDDI) is a robot education program “Connect to Learn Digital Lab Program” provided by Ericsson for children in the sixth grade of Minowa Elementary School for two days on December 8th and 15th, 2022. (hereinafter referred to as “this program”) was used to conduct a class (hereinafter referred to as “this class”).
This program is being rolled out globally in countries such as Sweden, where Ericsson is a leader in education, Italy, South Africa and India. This will be the first time that a class using this program will be held in Japan.
In Japan, it is estimated that there will be a labor shortage of 6.44 million people, mainly in the service industry, by 2030 (Note), and many companies are considering the use of robots as a means of resolving the labor shortage. On the other hand, the lack of introduction of robot-related education in public education in Japan is an issue. This time, we held this class for current 6th grade elementary school children who will be 20 years old in 2030 so that they can learn the basic technology of robots.
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-This class-
■ About this class
1. Overview
Employees from the engineering departments of Ericsson and KDDI acted as instructors, and taught 30 children in the sixth grade of elementary school the basics of robot control, such as motor drive and sensor information acquisition. We also had them experience techniques similar to those used in advanced robotics, and conveyed the importance of using robots and the potential for future applications. 2. Results
One child who took the class commented, “I was able to put together a program while talking with the instructor in the same group, and I was able to learn how difficult and interesting programming is. I’m looking forward to seeing robots coming to town. ‘, and a teacher said, ‘I think that the way school education is aiming for learning is exactly what school education is aiming for. I tend to get ahead of myself so as not to make mistakes, but I realized again that failure is where we learn deeply.”
■ About this program
“Connect to Learn: Digital Lab Program” is a global Ericsson educational program aimed at exploring new technologies and developing problem-solving skills for children aged 11 to 16. . Instructors share their passion for technology with students, and courses include robotics, game development, electronics and artificial intelligence. Launched in Gothenburg in collaboration with the Swedish public science center Universeum, the Digital Lab program has been rolled out in countries such as Italy, South Africa and India.
Note) Source: Persol Research Institute/Chuo University “Future Estimates of the Labor Market 2030”
About Ericsson
Ericsson helps communication service providers create maximum value from connectivity. With a portfolio spanning networks, cloud software and services, enterprise wireless solutions, technology and new business, we help our clients go digital, improve efficiency and find new revenue streams. Ericsson’s investments in innovation have brought the benefits of telephony and mobile broadband to billions of people around the world. Ericsson is listed on the NASDAQ in Stockholm and New York.
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