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Alex Owen-Hill is a freelance writer and blogger who writes about a large range of topics, including science, language, creativity and (of course) robotics. He completed a PhD in Telerobotics from Universidad Politecnica de Madrid as part of the PURESAFE project, in collaboration with CERN. As a recovering academic, he maintains a firm foot in the robotics world by blogging for gripper manufacturer Robotiq.

10 Essential Skills That All Good Roboticists Should Have

Just like any career, robotics demands a unique set of hard and soft skills. You might be good at electronics theory, but do you have a head for "systems thinking"? Can you make informed decisions in a wide range of different disciplines? Are you an active learner who can communicate ideas effectively? These are all questions that we cover in one of the most popular articles of this year. Take a look back at it.

Alex Owen-Hill
By Alex Owen-Hill
on Dec 22, 2016 7:00:00 AM
   
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10 Essential Skills That All Good Roboticists Should Have

Just like any career, robotics demands a unique set of hard and soft skills. You might be good at electronics theory, but do...

Alex Owen-Hill
By Alex Owen-Hill
on Dec 22, 2016 7:00:00 AM
6 Festive Applications for Collaborative Robots [With VIDEO]

The festive season is crazy and it's easy to get overwhelmed. If only there was a way to get help with the seasonal...

Alex Owen-Hill
By Alex Owen-Hill
on Dec 21, 2016 7:00:00 AM
The Only Robot Prediction That Matters for 2017

It's that time of year again. Everyone starts making predictions about robotics in 2017. But there's only one prediction...

Alex Owen-Hill
By Alex Owen-Hill
on Dec 20, 2016 7:00:00 AM
In-House Robotics Expertise: How to Tell if it's Working

You've decided to move towards in-house robotics expertise, but how do you tell if the move is effective? It's tricky to...

Alex Owen-Hill
By Alex Owen-Hill
on Dec 12, 2016 7:00:00 AM
Five Awesome Applications for Craft Beer Robots

What tasks in a craft brewery can you do with a collaborative robot? Here are five great options to improve the efficiency,...

Alex Owen-Hill
By Alex Owen-Hill
on Dec 7, 2016 7:00:00 AM
How to Scale-up a Craft Brewery With Robots

Craft brewing could be the perfect industry for collaborative robots. But, does automation mean losing your artisan status?...

Alex Owen-Hill
By Alex Owen-Hill
on Nov 23, 2016 7:00:00 AM
Four Reasons To Develop In-House Robotics Expertise

How can in-house robotics expertise maximize your use of collaborative robotics? What benefits are you missing out on by...

Alex Owen-Hill
By Alex Owen-Hill
on Nov 8, 2016 7:00:00 AM
How to Pick a Robotics Degree: Top 3 Questions Answered

Picking a degree course is one of the most challenging decisions in any career. As a result, we have been asked lots of...

Alex Owen-Hill
By Alex Owen-Hill
on Nov 2, 2016 7:00:00 AM
How to Pick a Robotics Degree Course: Which Specialism?

It's very challenging to pick a robotics degree course. You know you want a career in robotics (or maybe you're not sure),...

Alex Owen-Hill
By Alex Owen-Hill
on Oct 10, 2016 7:00:00 AM
 
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