Robotics jobs recruiting is growing exponentially despite the coronavirus pandemic. This is a direct result of many new robot applications being adopted daily. Two new examples of robotics deployment are the toys and farming industries. This is resulting in escalating recruitment of robot engineers, scientists, research and development (R&D), information technology (IT), technical and manufacturing technology talent.
Further Robotics Employment By The Toys Industry
Sphero made a name for itself making robot toys, including the famous droids from the Star Wars franchise such as R2-D2 and BB-8. But now the company wants to up its game.
Sphero recently announced the creation of a spinoff company, Company Six. The new company will leverage its team members’ robotics toys to build robots for public safety.
The company’s goal is to build robots that can be used in a variety of dangerous situations encountered by workers in fields including police, fire, EMT and the military.
Jumping Robot Vaults Farming Robotics Into The Future
Part drone, part hopper, the CropHopper is designed to jump across fields to scan crops, identify weeds and diseases, as well as to carry out mechanical weeding and spot spraying.
Key to its operation and endurance is a carbon-fibre jumping leg. This has two flexible arms that look like an archery bow. These are tensioned and bent into the bow shape by an electric winding mechanism. When the tension is released, the bow arms spring back to their original shape and in the process propel the CropHopper into the air.
CropHopper is a jumping robot that operates autonomously. Jumping up to 10 m per point, (for 10 m x 10 m grid boxes) it stops and takes 12 m² high- resolution images. In the future it will also be able to apply spot sprays and it has already killed weeds with a rotary hoe.
Robotics Job Recruiting Requires Herculean Staffing Efforts
Because of the continued expansion of robotics into new applications such as toys and farming, robot job recruitment will become increasingly more difficult in the near future. Our recruiters at Strategic Search Corporation are continuing to find a lot more job openings than qualified robot experts to fill those jobs!
This is especially true for software engineers, hardware engineers, mechanical engineers, biomechanical engineers, R&D (research and development) scientists and others working to improve robot technology will soar with further robotics applications. Therefore, robotics is a field of extreme employment promise. However, job candidates need to sharpen their STEM skills in order to be recruited into this growing field.
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