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Stanley Robotics

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The Roboticized Valet

Jun 06

Welcome Interview - Martin

Martin recently joined Stanley Robotics as a Java Backend Developer. He’s going to be in charge of improving the product's backend and of developing new features. We decided to ask him some question about his arrival.OK, Let’s start by you introducing yourself to our readers (Just about who you are, your career so far etc.) I'm Martin and I studied engineering with a specialization in embedded computing at UTC Compiegne, I then did an internship and I was subsequently hired by a company called Gostai. I did some work with IOT at Withings, who was up and coming in France, and then I joined Keecker, a robotics company, but totally different from Stan in terms of application. After four years at Keecker, I was contacted by a recruiter to join Stanley Robotics. What is it like to go from working in B2C robotics to a B2B environment? At Stanley we have already identified our target customers, we know their needs and know why they want to work with us. In a B2C environment such as at Keecker, it was more difficult for us to find our target market, to identify their needs and to make a product that they like! Why did you choose Stanley Robotics? You can see throughout my career, I tend towards roles that involve working with a physical product not to mention my preference for robots which I enjoy working with because the product itself is technically quite complicated with its own host of technical challenges;  they're also just really fun to watch. At Withingshink I worked with digital weighing scales which was not very glamorous. Job opportunities in robotics are few and far between. The Stanley product philosophy really appealed to me and when I found out there was a position that matched my skills, it was an offer I simply couldn't pass up. I have always worked in start-ups, I like the close-knit atmosphere where we all eat lunch together etc. On my first day, I spent some time with my team and was completely taken with it all, by the end of my half-day induction I knew I was where I wanted to be. I'd finally found a company with a start-up spirit and a relaxed atmosphere, and where everyone has a great rapport with one another. Do you have any other hidden talents? I don’t have any hidden talents, except that I played the piano for 10 years! Can you tell us a bit more about your role here at Stanley Robotics? I joined Stanley as a Java Backend Developer in the Parking Software team; the team that manages the car park intelligence and assigns tasks to the robot. Currently, I am working on new parking optimization algorithms. The idea is to maintain the application we currently have and to have it evolve!   Finally, do you have a “funniest word”? I'd say "Typically". I've not yet noticed it here but it's almost like a language tic that everyone would use at my 3 previous jobs. The computer engineers tend to use it a lot, I just noticed it one day and since then it makes me laugh when I hear it. Thank you and welcome Martin!

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Oct 22

Welcome Interview - Erwan

OK, Let’s start by introducing yourself to our readers (Just about who you are, your career so far etc.)So, I started in the automotive sector. I have always had a fascination with cars, and I still have. I started with a Technician’s certificate in car maintenance, so I repaired vehicles in garages. I then did a sandwich course at an engineering school where I began working for Delphi, an automotive supplier. This is where I discovered purchasing. I started in supplier quality assurance where I was involved in improving the quality of parts that were provided by our suppliers, in the electronics department. Having built contacts with suppliers, I pivoted into purchasing. The whole business relationship was of great interest to me, including participating in the strategic aspect of supplier selection.

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Oct 22

Welcome Interview - Erwan

Erwan recently joined Stanley Robotics as a Procurement Manager and will be in charge of structuring purchasing and logistics, finding partners and work with them on improving competitiveness and performance.OK, Let’s start by introducing yourself to our readers (Just about who you are, your career so far etc.)So, I started in the automotive sector. I have always had a fascination with cars, and I still have. I started with a Technician’s certificate in car maintenance, so I repaired vehicles in garages. I then did a sandwich course at an engineering school where I began working for Delphi, an automotive supplier. This is where I discovered purchasing. I started in supplier quality assurance where I was involved in improving the quality of parts that were provided by our suppliers, in the electronics department. Having built contacts with suppliers, I pivoted into purchasing. The whole business relationship was of great interest to me, including participating in the strategic aspect of supplier selection.

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Oct 02

Welcome Interview - Stéphane

Stephane recently joined Stanley Robotics as an Automation Engineer. He’s in charge of programming PLCs for automated process and safety of the cabins.OK, Let’s start by introducing yourself to our readers (Just about who you are, your career so far etc.)I had a French Bachelor’s degree in Engineering Science, so I could say that I already knew that I was going to become an engineer before going to High School. I did everything I could to become one: so after my A-level, I studied Advanced Maths & Physics in preparation classes for competitive entrance examination to French Engineering schools, then I joined the ENSIL, an Engineering School in Limoges, where I graduated in Mechatronics. I had a specialization in Mechatronics because it was a field which, at the time, led to many career paths, in particular in big industrial companies that were developing innovative systems. I had a great passion for aeronautics from the beginning, and during my years of studies I was drawn to automation and robotics which pushed me to do internships in these areas.

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