Welcome to another story from The World of Kiwibot. Have a seat, grab your favorite drink and enjoy.
If you are reading this blog, it is probably for one of these reasons:
Whatever your motivation, you are in the right place! Here, you can find out some explanations about robotics careers and robotics jobs from the Kiwibot perspective.
First of all, robotics is an interdisciplinary and ever-growing field that involves everything that makes robots work; from the design to the operation, including maintenance and developing automated solutions.
There are different types of robotics applications. Here is a list (not exhaustive):
In any case, robotics is helping shape our future and is changing our daily routines and lives.
From the academic perspective, traditionally the main disciplines behind robotics are mechanical engineering, electronic engineering, software engineering and machine learning.
Let’s oversimplify these with the example of a Kiwibot. Hopefully you like analogies.
Robotics is an emerging field with tremendous potential and diverse job opportunities.
According to Automation.com, “the U.S. market for robotics and artificial intelligence career openings is exploding. Based on early 2022 trends, job postings increased by more than 500 percent”.
In the last 10 years, we have seen the development and evolution of robotics. Like Taskin Padir, Director of the Institute for Experiential Robotics, has said, “We envision a future where robots are seamlessly integrated into our day-to-day activities, though in many ways they already are.”
Besides, being part of the change and making history sounds exciting, doesn't it? Here's what some Kiwibot employees with a career in robotics are saying, so you can see for yourself.
First, there is Camilo Torres, a recent graduate of mechatronics engineering, who joined Kiwibot as an Operations Coordinator. He chose a robotics career, “to help automate processes that sometimes can be boring or dangerous, and turn them into a more efficient process with better results.” Currently, Camilo works in Kiwibot as a service desk engineer.
Secondly, there is Alvin David Gregory , an electronic and biomedical engineer. He chose a career in robotics because, “robotics is the next revolution, and I want to help make our lives more efficient with robots.” Alvin works at Kiwibot as an entrepreneur in residence and data engineer.
Last but not least, there is Salomon Granada, an electronic engineer, currently working as a control and integration engineer at Kiwibot. He chose a robotics career in order to, “be part of the next precedent of change in the world. I want robots to get involved in our day-to-day. Working in robotics means working on the future.”
If you have gotten this far, you may be starting to wonder what you need to stand out in a robotics career.
As the field of robotics grows, so does the need for professionals with the necessary skills for the market. In other words, "for robotics, we are just at the beginning of demand for talent," as Ann Walsh, CEO and cofounder of Robots.Jobs pointed out.
Spoiler: If you are looking for a magic recipe to be a good roboticist, there is none. But here is a list of skills to consider, both technical and soft.
Ultimately, these depend on the career you studied. Here is a short list:
After finishing a robotics career, you need to look for a job, which means beginning the adventure. To accompany you in this process, we recommend the following:
We hope this information has been useful for those who needed it. We wish you the best of success in your robotics careers and we will be waiting for you at Kiwibot. If you want to be part of the future, come and join us.