Apply Autonomous Mobile Robots for Flexible Automation* (33 hours)

Banner_Autonomous Mobile Robots for Industrial Applications
*This is a non-WSQ module.


Mobile robots have been popularly implemented in many commercial and industrial settings, such as logistics, healthcare services, marine, manufacturing, etc.  Many companies are planning to implement autonomous mobile robots to improve their industrial efficiency. With the development of computer science and sensory technology, various types of mobile robots have been designed and developed, such as Autonomous Guided Vehicles (AGVs), Autonomous Mobile Robots (AMRs) and Autonomous Forklifts. Different robots are designed for different tasks, so how to select and configure an appropriate robotic system to serve your application in your environmental setting is an important skill. Robotic engineers must be capable of understanding the robotic fundamentals, selecting the correct mobile robots, designing effective robotic systems, as well as planning their automation projects. This course aims to fill the gaps in knowledge and skills for the manufacturing industry in the areas of autonomous mobile robots.

About the Programme

The course aims to help participants understand and improve the ability from the following aspects:

  • Identify the hardware components in a mobile robotic system and their functionalities.
  • Identity and understand the sensors typically used in mobile robotic systems.
  • Learn the fundamentals of navigation, perception & control for mobile robotics, including its programming and simulation.
  • Understand the software modules in a robotic system.
  • Design your own autonomous robotic system according to the specified applications.
  • Know some real-life examples of mobile robotic systems in the industry.
  • Understand the common robotic systems, their typical industrial applications

Who should attend

The course is suitable for those who are currently employed or wish to be employed in robotics or industrial automation fields. A typical candidate profile could be:

  • R&D Engineers and/or Managers
  • Manufacturing Engineers
  • Robotic Integrators
  • Software Programmers
  • Automation Engineers
  • Industrial Design Engineers

Course Outline

Course Outline

The programme employs the Learn-Practise-Implement™ (LPI™) pedagogy with 4 learning areas that are aimed to increase the participants’ level of understanding of the fundamentals and skills of mobility robotic systems.

Key focus areas or applications:

  • Overview of mobile robotic systems
  • Introduction to sensing for mobile robotics
  • Introduction to the software framework of mobile robotic systems
  • Real-life applications of mobile robotics in industry and manufacturing

Upon Completion of This Course


Participants will be awarded with a Certificate of Attendance (COA) by SIMTech and/or ARTC if they meet the following criteria:

  • Achieve at least 75% course attendance;
  • Take all assessments; and
  • Pass the course.

Note: Trainees will have to bear the full courses fee upon failure to meet either one of the criteria.

Pre-Requisites, Full and Nett Course Fees


  • Applicants should possess a degree in any discipline or a diploma with a minimum of 3 years of related working experience.
  • Applicants who do not have the required academic qualifications are still welcome to apply, but shortlisted candidates may be required to attend an interview for special approval.
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English.

Full Course Fee

The full course fee for this course is $3,300 before funding and prevailing GST.

Nett Course Fee

Singapore Citizens aged 39 years and below, Singapore Permanent Residents and LTVP+ Holders
Employer-sponsored and self-sponsored Singapore Citizens aged 40 years and older (MCES) ²SME-sponsored local employees (i.e Singapore Citizens, Singapore Permanent Residents and LTVP+ Holders) (ETSS) ¹
All fees are inclusive of GST 9%.
Please note that fees and funding amount are subject to change.


  • The LTVP+ scheme applies to lawful foreign spouses of Singapore Citizens with (i) at least one Singapore Citizen child or are expecting one from the marriage, or at least three years of marriage, and (ii) where the Singapore Citizen sponsor is able to support the family.
  •  All LTVP+ holders can be identified with their green visit pass cards, with the word ‘PLUS’ printed on the back of the card.


SMEs that meet all of the following eligibility criteria:

  • Registered or incorporated in Singapore
  • Employment size of not more than 200 or with annual sales turnover of not more than $100 million

SME-sponsored Trainees:

  • Must be Singapore Citizens or Singapore Permanent Residents.
  • Courses have to be fully paid for by the employer.
  • Trainee is not a full-time national serviceman. 

Further Info: This scheme is intended for all organisations, including non-business entities not registered with ACRA e.g. VWOs, societies, etc. Only ministries, statutory boards, and other government agencies are NOT eligible under Enhanced Training Support for SMEs Scheme. Sole proprietorships which meet all of the above criteria are also eligible.


SkillsFuture Credit

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How course fees are calculated

International Participants Singapore Citizens, Singapore Permanent Residents and LTVP+ HoldersEmployer-sponsored and self-sponsored Singapore Citizens aged 40 years and aboveSME-sponsored local employees (i.e Singapore Citizens, Singapore Permanent Residents and LTVP+ Holders)
 Not applicable for SkillsFuture FundingSkillsFuture Funding (Baseline)SkillsFuture Mid-career Enhanced Subsidy (MCES) ²SkillsFuture Enhanced Training Support for SMEs (ETSS) ¹
Full Course Fee$3,300 $3,300 $3,300$3,300 
SkillsFuture FundingNot Applicable  ($2,310)($2,970)($2,970)
Nett Course Fee$3,300 
GST 9%
Total Nett Course Fee Payable to Training Provider$3,597$1079.10 $419.10 $419.10
* Based on 30% of Full Course Fee


  • For technical enquiries, please contact:

Dr GUAN Mingyang,

  • For general enquiries, please contact:

Dr Edwin SOH,


  • Please register for this course through our Course Registration Form for Public Classes.
  • For the first question, please select "Modular Programmes".
  • Applicants will be placed on our waiting list if the course does not have an upcoming scheduled intake.
  • Once the next intake is confirmed to commence, SIMTech will contact the applicants to share the class information.


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  • Apply Autonomous Mobile Robots for Flexible Automation (33 hours)
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Note: SIMTech and ARTC reserve the right to change the class/schedule/course fee or any details about the course without prior notice to the participants.


  • From 1 Oct 2023, attendance-taking for SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG)'s funded courses must be done digitally via the Singpass App. More information may be viewed here.
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