Q&A with Tyler Richmond, Student Software Engineer

Q&A with Tyler Richmond, Student Software Engineer

UGV

 

Q. Tyler, what attracted you to the placement at ABP?

ABP caught my eye when applying for my placement after two years of studying Software Engineering at Bournemouth University. I liked the idea of working closely with hardware, as it seemed much more exciting and gratifying than working on a more traditional application or website. In addition to that, there is also a real sense of pride in what you are working on at ABP, as the UGVs provide a vital life saving service to EOD operators all over the world.

Q. What do you hope to learn from this placement?

During my time at A​BP I am excited to learn the software development practices of an established and successful company, whilst also furthering my knowledge in programming with hardware. This is an area of interest I have not had an opportunity to pursue prior to joining ABP. I am also eager to learn more about the EOD industry as a whole, to be able to provide the best possible service to this company and to expand my engineering knowledge.

Q. What does your new role involve?

My role at ABP involves iterating on and improving the existing UGVs software according to feedback from customers and fellow ABP staff. This is important because making the robots as efficient and as effective as possible will decrease the chance that an operator will ever need to put themselves in any kind of danger.