As an engineer formerly in manufacturing, I’ve had the opportunity to work with robotics, and even design and set up automation cells.
Though it’s not all fun – sometimes it seemed like these electronic “beings” simply don’t want to cooperate – for some reason I was driven to learn about, work with, and now write about automation.
Though I’ve always been curious about how things worked, the vision of robotics – whether realistic or not – that I saw in cartoons or science fiction like Star Wars certainly influenced this love of technology.
In my mind I thought, how amazing is it that we could, in the future, build something that walks and talks like a human! Besides reruns of Transformers, if you want to inspire your kid’s interest in robotics, here are a few toys that should spark that curiosity. Perhaps he or she might even allow you to “borrow” it after bedtime.
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