I have served in the industry for over 11 years before resuming postgraduate studies; and also gained experience nurturing a small robotics startup company. These have allowed me to understand the subtleties of delivering industrial scale products & standardized solutions for various niche areas. The experience imparted virtues of team work, pressure management and striving for success whilst nourishing skills of reliable system development.
But the desire to gain advanced knowledge research in the field of robotics never went away. In all this time, self-learning, part-time post-graduate level as well as online courses helped in developing advanced understanding of the vast domain and directed me towards my passion.