how long have u been participating in robotics?
how did you get started?
I learnt VB.NET, got a BASIC Stamp 2, and just started mucking around.
what does robotics mean to you?
A whole damn lot. As we move forward and technology gets better, there will be more and more need for people with skills in robotics, HCI, AI etc.
who inspired you?
Probably Admin, as I looked at some of the things he had done, and thought, 'I could try that...'
have you had to overcome any obstacles?
Loads. Some simple stuff like wheels not fitting on motor shafts, to more annoying stuff like PICs just failing to do anything and not knowing why.
how has robotics made a difference in your life?
I want to take HCI or something else to do with robotics at university, then get a job in R&D.
what was your least favorite and favorite moment involving robotics?
Least favourite: Having a freshly soldered board blow up in my face after an hour of work.
Favourite: Seeing my first robot run around on the floor on its own for the first time.
what is your favorite part of robotics?
Solving new problems with each project, and having a really good laugh when things go wrong.
what advice do you have for some one like me who wants robotics to be their career when they are older?
Do your own thing. Do new things. Just get stuck into whatever takes your fancy. Whatever you learn will help you at some point in the future. Knowledge is power.