I have grown to understand a lot about the field of robotics. I find this to be a challenging field but it is also an area of work that gives me a lot of satisfaction. I find it difficult to put into words how much it means to me to have the opportunity to work with some of the best scientists in the world. There are many aspects of robotics and automation that has not been discussed yet and in time all areas of this arena will be covered. I would like to give you an update on what I have been working on so far, given that I have had countless e-mails requesting I give some insight into my current work. My next article will cover this subject in detail but all I can say now is that I have moved away from vision robotics. I will return to this subject at a later date but for now I will look at other fundamental issues affecting automation projects.