What is this technology?:
Robots or robotic systems are those systems that are able to perform duties that humans are either unable to or prefer not to perform, or repetitive tasks, or, those jobs that require more precision than what a human can achieve. Robotics is hardly a new field. Robotic systems are routinely used in manufacturing, for example on production lines. However, lately robotics is gaining lot of interest and growing at a fast pace mainly thanks to the advanced made in Computer Science and Engineering, specifically the advances in Artificial Intelligence are resulting in humanoid robots and finding use in new areas such as in restaurants and retail.
To learn more, you can check sources like YouTube or Wikipedia. We’ve found one such interesting video that explains the history of this technology. Here’s the link.
Education and Skills: Robotics is primarily an Engineering discipline. Engineers with backgrounds in Mechanical, Electrical, or Software Engineering can enter the field of robotics and put their creativity to use. Robotics engineers may work in the agricultural, military, medical, and manufacturing industries, among others, conceiving of new uses for robots, designing improved robots for existing systems, or repairing and maintaining industrial robots, says the Princeton Review (www.princetonreview.com).
Careers: Careers in Robotics range from engineers to technicians to scientists.
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What kind of Jobs are available in this field?:
Here’re a few sample jobs to give an idea about the kind of the skills needed and the roles in Robotics.
|Job Role||Job Description||Education Requirements||Other Skills||Source|
|Robotic Scientist||Robotic scientists build mechanical devices to perform various tasks. Some design machines to go where humans can’t go safely, like into outer space or deep underwater.||Bachelor’s degree related to Computer Science or Engineering.||May require certifications in computer languages and software programs and state-specific licenses.||Robotic Scientist|
|Robotic Technician||Robot technicians perform a crucial function of robotics engineering, a field with its feet already planted in the industrial arena.||Bachelor’s degree related to Computer Science or Engineering.||Computer programming and electromechanical engineering skills and knowledge.||Robotic Technician|
|Robotic Engineer||Robotics engineers are responsible for designing, testing, and building robots.||Bachelor’s degree, master’s degree.||Unified Robotics, computer science, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, physics, calculus.||Robotic Engineer|
What kind of courses and degrees or certifications I can do to enter this field?:
Sample courses and certifications and degrees in Robotics are given below to get an idea.
|Course||Robotics||Carnegie Mellon University||Robotics Institute|
|Certificate||Professional Certificate in Robotics Engineering||Florida International University||Robotics Certification|
|Degree or Diploma||M.Sc in Robotics||Bristol University||Bristol University|
Professional Associations or Organizations:
Here’s a few resources to learn more about Robotics and the applications of the same.
|Demo Video||Aldebaran Robotics founder and CEO Bruno Maisonnier demos the latest version of the Nao humanoid robot.||Demo Video|
|Article||Articles and interactive features.||Article|
|Link to an image||Robotic Description Image||Link to an image|
|Tool or a method||The Robotics Center is a cluster and DLR’s competence center for research and development in the areas of robotics||Tool or a method|