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5 Reasons Why It's Not Too Late to Start Learning Robotics

Mariane Davids
by Mariane Davids on Jan 17, 2019 11:02:00 AM

 I won’t try to sell you on a career in robotics by promising that the learning curve is short and easy. On the contrary, thriving in this field is just as difficult as entering its vast and unpredictable world. Presuming that you have passion, that doesn’t mean that you can’t master robotics in your adult years.

And here’s why you should start learning robotics now.

1. Robotics Is About Innovation

Giant human-controlled robot

Giant human-controlled robot made by Hankook Mirae Technology

Robotics is all about innovation, pushing limits, and breaking grounds. Because there’s something new in this field every day (here’s what’s trending this week), learning robotics is both demanding and exciting. So much so, in fact, that keeping up the pace would be much harder if you were any younger.

2. It’s Basically Building Stuff

Basically it is, though on a much more advanced level. But if you do like creating something out of nothing with your bare hands, then robotics may give you the skills and tools for doing that on a wider scale. You can build machines to solve your own pain points and invent things to help others solve theirs.

3. It Gives You a Different Perspective

the AnDy project from the IIT- Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia
The AnDy project from the IIT- Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia.

The more complex a field is (and robotics definitely fall under this category), the bigger the reward. Granted, your enthusiasm may not make you a robot scientist anytime soon, but it can give you a different perspective on this digital world, hone your problem-solving skills, and boost your creativity.


4. It’s Fun and Challenging

Successful entrepreneurs and fulfilled people challenge themselves on a daily basis. It’s a way to stay out of the rut, but also to grow and advance in both business and life. And what is robotics if not challenging? Inventing, building, and robot programming is also fun, which makes it a brilliant leisure pursuit.

5. Robots Are the Future

Finally, we do live in a world where robots are productive members of our society. Digital robots like chatbots and virtual assistants keep us company while we surf the internet, shop for groceries, and jog in the morning. Then there are tangible robots, which continue to make our work hours way easier.

Like it or not, robots will keep growing smarter and more capable of doing our hard work. With every new smart application, skeptics are learning that robotics isn’t about replacing people, but about helping them reach their full potential. Wouldn’t you want to contribute too by advancing this field?

Sure, you’d need to study really hard and sacrifice a lot of your free time. But still, learning robotics is definitely possible even in adult age, and as long as you’re passionate about smoothing the path for new generations. If you’re interested in how to get into robotics, ask us anything in our comment section below.

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Mariane Davids
Written by Mariane Davids
Mariane Davids is a social media marketer with over a decade of experience in the industry. She's now bringing her decade of experience to others so they can better connect with their communities.
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