WeRobotics wants to equip young people with skills for the 21st century. Through Pacific Flying Labs (PFL), WeRobotics does just that, giving disadvantaged youth robotics training in aerial and marine imagery, thereby developing the next generation of drone pilots.
First phase activities include teaching young people in Fiji how to use aerial and marine robotics responsibly and effectively for social impact, training on hardware and software solutions, showing them how to carry out humanitarian and environmental projects using these technologies, and evaluating how a learning journey is created in the training and how it might be turned into a formal STEM course.
- The aerial imaging market size is estimated to be valued at over US$2.64 billion by 2022.
- The Asia Pacific aerial imaging market share is estimated to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 13.4 percent from 2015 to 2022.
- Launched Pacific Flying Labs in November 2017
- Recipient of Atlassian Foundation “10 in 10” Partnership Prize
- Recipient of Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) Indo-Pacific Development Prize
- Review and customize the Flying Labs Framework so it’s fully adapted to needs of local and national stakeholders in the South Pacific
- Implement and scale PFL with an explicit focus on empowering youth by accelerating their access to the skills needed to thrive in the workforce of the future
WeRobotics currently partners with:
- University of the South Pacific
WeRobotics seeks to partner with:
- Swiss Government
- World Bank
- Rockefeller Foundation
Wilmington, DE, USA
Fiji, Nepal, Philippines, Peru, Brazil, Tanzania, Kenya, Senegal, Panama, Dominican Republic
- Patrick Meier Chief Executive Officer, Pacific Flying Labs