Andrew Pether joined Universal Robots (UR) in 2014. After gaining Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Robotics and Sensor related fields, Andrew spent six years living and working in China. During this time he has gained a high level of proficiency in Technical Mandarin Chinese, coupled with a deep understanding of how to approach technical support in Asia.
Experienced in a wide range of robotics technologies, Andrew first started working with UR products in 2011, and is now responsible for leading the technical support team for UR distributors in Southeast Asia and Oceania. In additional to technical support the team also designs and conducts technical training sessions, manages the technical development of, and provides application consultancy services to distributors.
Previously Andrew has worked as a Robotics Technical Coordinator at Xi’an Jiaotong University, Robotics Consultant and Asian regional representative for the Shadow Robot Company in London, UK. Most recently he served as Technical Manager of the Intelligent Mechanics division of Shanghai Gaitech Scientific Instruments, managing a team of engineers working on robotic integration and development and technical support projects.