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About this Site

Rich Hooper is on the right.

Rich Hooper created and maintains this web site. That's me. I'm the one that's not the robot. I am a professional engineer (PE), have a couple of degrees in engineering, a PhD in robotics and have been working on robots for over twenty years. Sometimes I get paid to be a robotics consultant, sometimes I do it just for fun.

This is a place where you can learn about robots and robotics engineering. If you are interested in robotics and are old enough to read, you should enjoy the information on this site. In most cases I give just a small description of each individual robot or application.  I encourage you to conduct your own research on any robots you find interesting. The internet is usually a good place to start for that. If you are not a big fan of geometry or trigonometry you will probably find the material on kinematics tedious.

Please note that there is a lot of commentary on this site. Rich Hooper provides that commentary. I am both an engineer and a consultant. The consultant part of me expresses opinions. These are my opinions and not necessarily those of anyone else. If you have a differing opinion, and want to email it to Rich Hooper, please go ahead. If you are polite and logical I will probably post what you send.

Most of all, I want this site to grow. Please feel free to send in anything you would like - pictures of robots, projects, commentary or whatever. If it will help people learn about robots, I'll try to find a place for it on this site.

Contact rich.hooper@learnaboutrobots.com

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