Thursday, 2 November 2017

Summer Placement: Robotical

Khaled Saad, SELA Cohort 2016

Over the summer I have worked with Robotical, a startup based in Edinburgh that designs and builds a robot called Marty. Marty is aimed towards teaching programming, mechanics and electronics.

Being part of a very small team meant that I got involved in a variety of areas and had a big responsibility. I was in charge of expanding the robot capability through both software and hardware by providing the user with more programmable features as well as sensors. I also worked on writing documentation and guides for users. My role was primarily technical but I also got involved in other areas, such as logistics and business planning. Here are the lessons I learned.