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JohnDoe87

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I applied for a placement where I will be working in the field of roboticsand they said software development experience is preferable.

How can I get some practice of software development in the context of robotics id that makes sense. Is c++ a good start?

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C++ is a good start.  I found this job listing for a Robotics Engineer:

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 
Design and develop remote control GUI for next generation of robot
Conduct usability analysis
Develop and Improve Robotic algorithms
Develop Digital Signal Processing algorithms 
 
Education and/or Experience:
The ideal candidate must have a high degree of independence, strong software skills, and excellent diagnostic skills. A candidate for this position must have excellent math skills and experience in robotics.
BS or MS in computer science with relevant experience in robotics
4+ years experience in writing C and C++ applications
Experience with at least one design with localization algorithms and Path Planning algorithms
2+ Experience in structured software development process
2+ years experience in developing real time systems, or gaming software
2+ years experience with hardware and software issues
Experience in Swarm theory is desirable
Experience with optics is desirable
Other Requirements:
Excellent communication (oral and written), and interpersonal skills.
Excellent software coding and debug skills
Able to work independently and efficiently to meet deadlines.
Self motivated, detail-oriented and organized.
Familiarity with boundary following algorithms and obstacle avoidance
Familiarity with PID controls

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