Hi there, writing this blog is Jack, CEO and Co-Founder of HausBots. We started HausBots in 2018 with a vision of building robots to make maintaining and inspecting buildings and infrastructure faster, more cost-effective and remove the danger from working at height.
Fast forward to today, we’re based in Birmingham, UK, we are a growing team and have raised investment from world-renowned Venture Capital funds. Our first product, a wall-climbing robot, is out there being tested in real life and (so far) bringing benefits to our early clients.
In this blog, I am going to discuss a bit more about what it’s like to work in the robotics industry, why it’s a great place for people to consider a career path and a bit more about how you can get into the industry.
This blog is aimed at those either considering robotics after school, robotics after university or interested in a career switch (including those just looking for a different industry to apply their skills to).
Why Robotics is So Great
Robotics is certainly the industry of the future. Whilst you may have seen robots working in factories, making cars or in other manufacturing applications, the next 5 years will see phenomenal growth of ‘non-industrial robots’ as robotics makes its’ way out of the factory and into our lives. The total market size of all robotics is estimated to reach $210Bn by 2025, making it one of the fastest-growing and exciting sectors for a career choice.
Typical Jobs in Robotics
The definition of a robot is ‘any automatically operated machine that replaces human effort, though it may not resemble human beings in appearance or perform functions in a humanlike manner.’ Robotics is therefore the engineering discipline dealing with the design, construction, and operation of robots.
Robotics integrates fields of mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, information engineering, mechatronics, electronics, bioengineering, computer engineering, control engineering, software engineering, among others. This makes robotics an extremely interesting career as it spreads so many disciplines and there can be a space for anyone. It usually attracts those personalities fascinated with combining experimenting in many areas, as opposed to just one, in the way that for example web development is.
But, don’t forget, there are a number of business functions in a robotics career too, not just engineering. At HausBots, for example, we employ robot operators (those who control the robots on job sites), sales representatives, marketing and more. So just because engineering isn’t your thing, doesn’t mean you should discount a robotics career. It is a high growth, highly exciting area to be involved in for everyone.