Team Interview: Andrius Motuzas

Andrius Motuzas, R&D Engineer

The team at BotsAndUs is fully-equipped with all the necessary skills to bring a full-stack autonomous robotics solution to market.

Until now, we’ve given you snippets of our team’s passion for robotics, software and business development. With this blog post, we are introducing Andrius Motuzas from the hardware team that builds the robots our customers love – an inquisitive mind that is unafraid to roll up his sleeves and make the magic of robotics tangible.

What is your role at BotsAndUs and what key areas are you working on?

I’m an R&D Engineer, responsible for the hardware development of our products. My responsibilities span across different fields of practice such as CAD, manufacturing, mechanical engineering, constant optimization, workshop upholding and more. I always need to make sure all these activities are perfectly aligned so our robots can operate reliably and efficiently for prolonged periods of time. An eye for detail is crucial and mistakes can be costly. I like it.

Why did you choose robotics and what use cases are you most excited about?

Robotics chose me. I didn’t know much about it before I joined BotsAndUs, but I was very much surprised when I saw what it was all about. From an engineering perspective there are limitless ways to expand and contribute creatively. This field is not deeply established and especially in this company, we are riding a wave – being at the tip of the innovation is exhilarating.

What new technology or innovation has recently caught your attention?

Cloud manufacturing – it connects companies like ours with manufacturers and lets us implement the latest developments really fast. Cloud manufacturing works from CAD files we already created and generates all necessary information for manufacturers to start producing it. That was not the case before and it required much more time and other resources to start production. We can quickly order small (or big) batches of parts and receive it in the same week. It’s not perfect yet, manual input is sometimes required, but we are working closely with it and trying to benefit from it as much as we can. Very exciting.

What qualities are most important to perform well in your field?

From my role’s point of view, an eye for detail and being aware of new technologies are the most important qualities. Our robots are intended to be unsupervised for a long time so every action and decision is being put through this prism. Knowing that we might not be able to quickly travel to another country and fix the problem puts us in the position where reliability is of most importance. Having that in mind, the second quality comes into play where we have to look for the ways to achieve it in the most optimal, economical and fastest way without compromises.

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