“Robotics is the future—that’s what science fiction has been telling us forever,” says RJ Wafer, Head of Business Development at Double Robotics.
Thriving on innovation and iteration since 2011, this company has enriched user experiences and product design within the field of robotics. In 2013 the team shipped its first iPad-based telepresence robots, which allow people to have natural, face-to-face conversations and be physically present in places they aren’t. (If you’re not sure what this means, don’t worry—neither we were. Check out the video below to see it in action.)
Since then, the company has caught the attention of—and shipped robots to—thousands of clients, including Google, LinkedIn, Coca-Cola, and Mayo Clinic. But what really fuels the team is not the clients they have today, but the future that lies ahead. In an ever-changing field, Double Robotics believes that it is going to be an indisputable industry frontrunner. Employees know that the strides being made in robotics will eventually change the way people interact with the world—and that a variety of people, from kids to doctors, are using one of their robots to better connect with others today.
“It’s really amazing to see each person’s face light up the first time they see themselves on a Double,” says staffer Matthew Tverberg.
Working at Double Robotics will probably be a more hands-on job than you’re used to: According to employees, instead of throwing up simulations for every new idea, the team goes into the lab, prints a 3D model, cuts it, drills it, puts it together, and sees it in action. The team takes great pride in its work and employees know how to have fun, be open, and support one another through their creative processes.
Wafer’s advice to potential applicants? “We want smart, confident people who are going to help us change the world.”
Think you want to help build the future?
Check out Double Robotics’ offices, then go get your next job.
A UNC-Wilmington grad born and raised in North Carolina, Kaitlyn always knew she would end up in NYC to pursue writing. As a summer editorial intern, she contributes career advice to The Muse. In addition, she also writes for other publications, such as USA TODAY College, Her Campus, and The Huffington Post. You can find her searching the city for the best eats, binge-watching Netflix, or catching up with friends at dinner. Say hi on Twitter @KaitlynRussell_More from this Author