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 review scenarios where our truck may have not behaved as our software engineers intended it to. After a test, we'll develop an event ticket where I'm able to analyze the situation that the truck was in and investigate why it behaved the way that it did. Then I channel that feedback back to the software engineers so that they can take corrective action.
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 do think it's important to get an engineering degree. I also recommend that you focus on doing. It's very easy to read, listen to podcasts, and do research and feel like you're doing things. Those are all great ways to gain knowledge. However, actually doing the tasks and gaining hands-on experience is key. In this industry, when you actually do something, the chances of you getting it right the first time are slim. So get comfortable with trying, failing, and learning.
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