Scope and Career Opportunities in Robotics

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Scope and Career Opportunities in Robotics

What is Robotics?


A robot is an automatic mechanical device guided by a computer program or electronic circuitry which enables it to perform tasks assigned to it. It is a system that contains sensors, control systems, manipulators, power supplies and software, all of which work together.

Robotics is the branch of mechanical engineering, electrical engineering and computer science that deals with the design, construction, operation, and application of robots,as well as computer systems for their control, sensory feedback, and information processing. These technologies deal with automated machines that can take the place of humans in dangerous environments or manufacturing processes, or resemble humans in appearance, behavior, and/or cognition.

Scope of Robotics:

A course in robotics trains and educates a student in the field of artificial intelligence, computer-aided manufacturing, computer integrated manufacturing system, computational geometry, robot motion planning, digital electronics and micro processing.

Robotics is an essential component in many modern manufacturing industries. As the industries increases, scope for robotics also increases.

Robots are mainly used for carrying materials including heavy parts to and from inconvenient locations and handling hazardous materials like nuclear waste.

Career Opportunities:

One can expect jobs at manufacturing industries, NASA, private industries, automobiles, appliance and industrial tools.

Students who study robotics technologies at a college or technical school are prepared for careers in robot technology, computer controlled machine programming, robotic sales and more.

Candidates may pursue higher degrees in MS, ME, M.Tech in Robotics and Ph.D in foreign universities.

Also Read: Defence Ministry DRDO Robotics Competition For Engineering Students: Win Up to Rs 1.5 Lakhs!

Job roles:

  • Robotic Scientist
  • Robotic Engineer
  • Robotic Technician

What are the future jobs for Robotics, click here.

Who can apply:

Candidates with bachelor's degree in mechanical, electrical and computer science are eligible for Masters in Robotics.

Universities offering Robotics course in India:

  • IIT Delhi
  • IIT Kanpur
  • IIIT Hyderabad
  • IIT Madras
  • IIT Roorkee

Universities in abroad offering Robotics course:

  • Purdue University
  • University of Liverpool
  • University of Western Sydney
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of Georgia

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