There will be a huge demand for robotic engineers in the next couple of years. As Steve Jurvetson, Board Member of SpaceX and Tesla explained, “Machine learning allows us to build software solutions that exceed human understanding and show us how AI can innervate every industry.”
While the idea of evil robots taking over our planet seems laughable, the reality is, robotics are infiltrating most industries and revealing our human weaknesses. Able to outperform the average employee, while robots take on low-skilled jobs, there are new and exciting industries creating opportunities for robotic engineers, coders, software designers, and mathematicians.
By introducing educational toys designed to promote self-discovery and to educate kids about robotics and technology, you can steer your child in the right direction and help them develop the core skills they will need to pursue such a career in the future. As Philosopher Plato once said, the direction in which education starts, a man will determine his future life. So by exposing young minds to the idea of robotics, machine learning, and AI from an early age, you can support their future and ensure they have everything they need to achieve their life goals.
Self-discovery & Education
Self-discovery and exploration are often life skills reserved for adventurers, explorers, and perhaps NASA scientists. But, being able to learn alone through self-discovery and experiencing the world around us is vital for education. While we can lecture and inform students, self-discovery is one of the most effective methods to retain information and use skills in the future.
Knowing that children can soak up information better while they are young, we at RoboThink believe that nurturing young minds through supporting self-discovery will help build future leaders in science, maths, technology, and engineering. After all, self-discovery is what has led to the most remarkable scientific and technological breakthroughs of our time!
Since robotics will likely be used across all industries within the next decade or so, there will be plenty of robotic engineer jobs up for grabs. But you will need to have the key skills required for these in-demand positions. So let’s take a look at the skills you will need.
Robotic Engineer Skills
To apply for a robotic engineer position, you are more than likely to need the following skills:
Maths and science: STEM core skills are essential and most opportunities in robotic engineering will demand a strong background in mathematics and science. This might include algebra, physics, and problem-solving.
Coding or programming: In order to build and design robots and machines, you’ll need to have core coding skills. You might also be required to have a thorough understanding of software and programming languages such as Java, Python, and C.
Ability to think outside the box: Since self-discovery is essential in developing and designing new systems, machines, robotics, and solutions, having the ability to think outside the box is a key skill for a robotic engineer. If you can throw the rule book out of the window and harness the power of your imagination, you will certainly have the basics for a successful career in robotics.