I lead the development of many a Sphero product. I lead our team and give them direction in software engineering, app development, and product prototyping. Essentially, I help make the call on what to build and how to build it.
I work in an open office space. I design robots on my computer. Then I need to have the custom parts built, order standard parts, motors, sensors. After building the first prototype, I need to program the software that controls the movements. When the prototype is working well, we do some preliminary testing and analyze the data.
Tasks & Responsibilities May Include
Review or approve designs, calculations, or cost estimates.
Process or interpret signals or sensor data.
Debug robotics programs.
Build, configure, or test robots or robotic applications.
Create back-ups of robot programs or parameters.
Level of Education Attained by Robotics Engineers
Most common level of education among people in this career: Bachelor's degree (50%)
Travel, learn other languages, get to know other cultures and other ways of doing things. Be open-minded and never give up. Learn how to sketch drawings by hand (without computers). Also, learn how to use CAD programs (like SolidWorks).
I've always had a rule to never have a job where I wasn't always learning something. And, always chose fun. If you aren't enjoying what you are doing, do something else.
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