Help with a career in robotics
September 13, 2012
Ok, so some background on me. I'm 30.9 years old, and have worked for 15 years as a graphic designer. I've realized that I want to build robots for a living. I'd love to make robots that help people, or even prosthetics to help people directly. I keep messing around with my own robots, I've built the BOE bot from a kit, and built a custom-designed and arduino-programmed hexapod. To me, robotics is about building something and watching it come to life.
So last year, I went back to school, and have been struggling. I'm trying to major in mechanical engineering. Given, I work full time while trying to study, but I'm having issues with my calculus courses. I know math is critical in engineering, but I'm beginning to second guess myself. I just want to develop and build things, but it seems that with every day, that goal seems further away. Am I screwed, in the wrong field, or what?
I'd appreciate any feedback. Thanks everyone!