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Robots In Plain English explains how robots work, how they evolved, and where they're going. News coverage about robots is often sensationalized or driven by commercial interests, leaving you with a distorted picture. Robots In Plain English tries to correct that.

Because robots and automation affect our everyday lives, everyone should be able to understand how they work. The underlying principles need to be explained in an accessible and interesting way to busy people. That is the mission of Robots In Plain English.

Robots are multi-disciplinary systems involving computers, engineering, and automation. Individual articles will often cover one of these disciplines.

I am a senior engineer at one of the world's best-regarded robot makers. As a practitioner in computers, engineering, and automation for decades, I love designing and building robots. It is my job and my passion.

This website is my weekend hobby. It lets me explain what I know while improving my writing skills. I can wander into specialized topics, while always trying to relate these topics back to the mission of this blog.

My employer does not endorse what I write, which I alone am responsible for. No commercial enterprise sponsors this website. You will not see any ads here, just articles. I don't collect any data on you, and you don't need to accept any "privacy policy".

I hope to make the material interesting enough that you will come back for more. If you'd like to be notified when I put up new material, subscribe to my Substack to get articles directly into your mailbox.

Sudheer Apte,
Boston, Mass.

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