A passion for robotics: Patrick's placement story

Patrick McLaughlin spent his placement year working as a Systems Engineer at the Centre for Modelling & Simulation.

‘A year working in a professional environment gives you new skills and a lot of confidence. I know it's going to be an invaluable addition to my CV.’
Patrick McLaughlin MEng (Hons) Integrated Mechanical and Electrical Engineering

During the third year of his Integrated Mechanical and Electrical Engineering degree, Patrick McLaughlin went on placement at the Centre for Modelling & Simulation. The Centre is a not-for-profit specialist in high value design. During his placement, Patrick learnt about programming and machine learning and worked on a project to develop a Raspberry Pi robot.

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