Robot Programmer

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Currently Employed in Scotland

What is a Robot Programmer

Robot Programmers create robots and test new software to unlock the full potential of machines. You have the opportunity to develop innovative coding and be at the forefront of the next technological frontier. 

Top 3 job tasks:

  • Develop complex algorithms for robotic systems.
  • Test the functionality of different robots.
  • Create new coding techniques.

Getting in and Qualifications


There are several pathways to becoming a Robot Programmer, such as apprenticeships and degrees.

Useful subjects:

  • Computer Science
  • Maths
  • Computer science  
  • Robotic engineering
  • Mechanical engineering

Entry requirements for courses can change. Always contact the college, university or training provider to check what you will need.


Robot Programmers need to have an understanding of computer language like JavaScript and Python.

A Foundation Apprenticeship in Software Development would be beneficial.

You may be able to do a relevant Modern Apprenticeship in IT and Telecommunications.

Find out more about apprenticeships in Scotland.

Robot Programmers use their scientific knowledge to create sophisticated machines.

You could study for a science-related bachelor’s degree and then go on to an advanced qualification such as a Masters in robotic engineering or mechanical engineering.