Robotics is a team sport

Robotics is a team sport


Being a part of a robotics team is a lot
like being part of an orchestra. Sometimes it’s important to be really
heard as an individual, and sometimes it’s really important to blend into the
team action that’s going on. There’s no robot thats going to be built by a single person, you need a big team. The only way that we’re going to be able to succeed in robotics is to have people who have different perspectives,
different experiences. When you work together as an orchestra you can make some really cool things happen as a group, there’s a reason people say
working in concert I am a hardware reliability engineer
I’m the tech lead for the navigation team. I’m the electrical and
compute lead. I’m a software engineer. Im a mechanical engineer on the team. If you’re trying to build robots that don’t just perform for one video but will perform
reliably for a long period of time there’s a lot of things you have to get
right and a lot of testing you have to put in place. Being able to classify the
environment in a way that it can extract meaning from it this is a super hard
problem isn’t really impossible to hard-code the only way around that is to
really leverage data and the power of machine learning. At X we are given the
opportunity to be creative and put our own ideas forward. I think that kind of
freedom is unusual. When I have a question about say motion planning or navigation or kinematics I can walk 10 feet and talk to a world-class expert in
those fields. Every day I show up to work expecting to think, expecting to solve problems, expecting to have good conversations with people about the
content that we’re working on We have to support, the infrastructure to
build a super complex system. I don’t know of many other places where you can do that at that scale. Even though it’s an incredibly long road, coming to work every day and solving some of the hardest problems and robotics is
incredibly fulfilling

5 Replies to “Robotics is a team sport”

  1. Thank you for such an inspiring video about teamwork and constantly innovating! I'm very grateful that I could watch this video!

  2. great video, applies to all of science and technology research. Pleased to see the researcher in the green top near the end

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