Robotics engineering is the division of engineering science and technology of robots. It includes the manufacture, functions, design and structural disposition of robots. Robotics engineering is a sub-field of mechanical engineering. Robotics engineers usually design robots and develop new applications for them to make them functional in a broad range of industries. Robots are used in industries for speeding up the manufacturing process. Robots are also used in variety of fields such as sea-exploration, servicing of transmission electric signals, nuclear science and designing of bio-medical equipment.
A qualified robotics engineer can apply his mastery in varied fields such as nano-technology, surgery, modern warfare and space-exploration. In present world robots are replacing humans where conditions are hazardous, tedious and manipulative in industrial units, space ships, atomic plants, mines and deep-sea vessels. The computerization of work through robotics has greatly increased productivity.
List of Courses: –
- Diploma in Robotics
- Bachelor of Engineering in Robotics Engineering
- Bachelor of Technology in Robotics
- Bachelor of Engineering in Advanced Robotics
- Bachelor of Engineering in Robotics & Automation Engineering
- Bachelor of Technology in Mechatronics Engineering
- Master of Engineering in Automation and Robotics
- Master of Engineering in Robotics Engineering
- Master of Technology in Robotics Engineering
- Master of Technology in Automation & Robotics
For admission in a bachelor’s degree, the candidate must have passed the higher secondary school certificate (10+2) examination with science subject such as biology, maths and chemistry. For IITs, It is mandatory to qualify in the Joint Entrance Examinations (J.E.E). The duration for this course is 4 years.
The eligibility criteria for pursuing a master’s degree are holding a bachelor’s degree in (B.E/B.Tech) or any other equivalent branches of engineering. The duration for this course is 2 years.
Some of its specialized fields are: –
- Medical Robotics
- Signal Processing
- Robot Manipulators
- Design and Control
- Robot Motion Planning
- Computational Geometry
- Artificial Intelligence
- Computer Aided Manufacturing
- Air Traffic Management Systems
- Computer Integrated Manufacturing System
- Digital Electronics and Micro-Processors
Robotics engineering is one of the recognized professional careers in India. There are ample opportunities in this field for robotics engineers both in India as well as in abroad countries. From manufacturing line robots to experimental robotics for the military, medical and automotive industries, the future of robotics engineering certainly offers a variety of opportunities for professionals entering the field. A candidate having an M.E. degree in robotics can find employment opportunities in space research organizations such as ISRO and also in industries which manufacture microchips.
Most robotics engineers are employed in laboratories, space exploration, manufacturing plants, mining and organizations. Now-a-days gaming industries are possibly providing the most enjoyable variation of the kind of intelligence provided by robotics. Most robotics engineers are employed by private robot manufacturers or robot users. Robotics engineers who work for robot manufacturers are sometimes called robotics test engineers or automation system engineers. Professionals in this career can also opt for teaching jobs in universities and colleges.
Some job profiles: –
- Robotics Technicians
- Robotics Test Engineers
- Robotics System Engineer
- Senior Robotics Specialist
Robotic engineering is one of the most promising and rewarding field. Robotic engineer’s income mostly depends upon their qualifications, experience and organization. Robotic engineers working in abroad can get lucrative income. For those who want to pursue a career in robotics engineering, their initial salary starts from Rs 5-6 lakhs per annum. Benefits usually include paid retirement plans, holidays and vacations and health insurance.