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Employee Spotlight - Brian

What project(s) are you currently working on, and what do you find interesting or exciting about this project and/or its resulting technology?

Being in the machine shop, I work on every project. It's really awesome to see the parts I make come together into so many amazing things.

 

What do you enjoy most about working at RE2?

The variety of different kinds of work that we do. I think the people here are great, too.

 

If you could switch jobs with anyone else at RE2 for one day, whose job would you want and why?

Aaron Nicely. I think Aaron has a cool job because he does so many different things, from placing orders to demonstrating our robots at shows.

 

Where did you go to school/receive your training?

I actually didn't go to school for machining. I went to school to be an automotive technician. While I was in school I decided that even though I really like cars I didn't want to work on them for a living. Most of my training for machining has been on the job, although I did go through a 4-year apprenticeship program and received my journeyman certification.

 

What is your favorite robot (real or fictional)?

R2D2

 

What other jobs have you held?

The strangest job I ever had was being a caretaker at Evans City Cemetery, which is the cemetery that Night of The Living Dead was filmed in. I've also been a paperboy, an assembly line worker in a window manufacturing plant, and a custodian in an elementary school.

 

When you’re not working on robots, how do you enjoy spending your time?

My hobbies are helping out at my family bakery (Two Fraus Bakery in Harmony, PA) on Saturdays. I enjoy working on cars, especially my 1970 Chevy pickup, and spending time with my family.  I also enjoy many different kinds of music and am an amateur vinyl collector.

 

Where do you see robotics going in the next 25 years?

I think there will be more of a focus on artificial intelligence.

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