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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.

How to Learn About Robotics in 2017

Robotics is going to be a vital skill this year and now is the best time to start learning. Whether you are a hobbyist building robots for fun or a technician using them at work, here are some great ways to learn robotics in 2017.

Alex Owen-Hill
By Alex Owen-Hill
on Jan 30, 2017 7:00:00 AM
   
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How to Learn About Robotics in 2017

Robotics is going to be a vital skill this year and now is the best time to start learning. Whether you are a hobbyist...

Alex Owen-Hill
By Alex Owen-Hill
on Jan 30, 2017 7:00:00 AM
Moving to In-House Robotics Expertise: What to Expect

Are you ready to move to in-house robotics expertise? We understand if you are unsure about making the move. Here are seven...

Alex Owen-Hill
By Alex Owen-Hill
on Jan 17, 2017 7:00:00 AM
How to Benchmark a Robot Application in 10 Steps

You develop a new application for your robot, or modify an existing one. How do you know if you have improved the process?...

Alex Owen-Hill
By Alex Owen-Hill
on Jan 16, 2017 7:00:00 AM
What Is Robot Benchmarking?

Technical industries often have well established benchmarks, but not robotics. We introduce some promising new benchmarks...

Alex Owen-Hill
By Alex Owen-Hill
on Jan 10, 2017 7:00:00 AM
Six Tips to Launch a Robotics Startup in 2017

Is 2017 a good year to launch a robotics startup? The market has improved over the last few years, but there are some...

Alex Owen-Hill
By Alex Owen-Hill
on Jan 4, 2017 7:00:00 AM
Why Singularities Can Ruin Your Day

What do robots have in common with black holes? They both have singularities! In this best published post of the year, we...

Alex Owen-Hill
By Alex Owen-Hill
on Dec 30, 2016 7:00:00 AM
What is the Best Programming Language for Robotics?

It's a question that a lot of new roboticists will ask at least once in their career. Unfortunately, it's also a question...

Alex Owen-Hill
By Alex Owen-Hill
on Dec 28, 2016 7:00:00 AM
The Internet of Things: Why Robotics is Ahead in Top Trends

As everyone starts to look for "the big technology trends of 2016", it seems that one technology is overshadowing all others...

Alex Owen-Hill
By Alex Owen-Hill
on Dec 26, 2016 7:00:00 AM
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
 
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