Career In Robotics Engineering
Are you fascinated by Robots and want to know how they work? What are the mechanisms behind Robots?
If the answer is “Yes” then you can explore your career in the “Robotics Engineering”.
“Robotics Engineering is a field of engineering which deals with the construction, design, application and operation of robots. Robotics Engineering is an interdisciplinary branch of electrical engineering & mechanical engineering“.
A professional designer who is responsible for creating robots and robotic systems is called a “Robotics Engineer”.
What are Robots?
Robots are those machines which are able to execute the duties that humans are either unable or prefer not to complete. Some robots are manufactured to do jobs which are hazardous to people like exploring mines, defusing bombs, etc.
The word ‘Robot’ derives from the Czech word “robota,” which means forced work or labor. The mechanism behind robots is called “Robotics”.
Robotics research engineers design robotic systems and research methods to manufacture them in a cost effective manner.
The fully autonomous robots were appeared in the second half of the 20th century. The Isaac Asimov a science fiction writer created his “Three Laws of Robotics” in the year 1942.
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Courses & Eligibility
How to Get Started in Robotics Engineering?
Candidates can pursue diploma, bachelors and master courses in this field. To become a Robotics Engineer, you have to pursue a degree course in this field. Here we have mentioned some courses in this field:
Diploma Course (Four years duration):
- Diploma in Robotics
Bachelors Courses (Four years duration):
- Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech) in Robotics Engineering
- Bachelor of Engineering (BE) in Robotics
Master Courses (Two years duration):
- Master of Technology (M.Tech) in Robotics Engineering
- Master of Technology (M.Tech) in Automation & Robotics
- Master of Engineering (ME) in Robotics Engineering
- Master of Technology (M.Tech) in Remote Sensing & Wireless Sensor Networks
M.Tech in Robotics engineering provides a deep knowledge in the areas of robotics engineering by covering electro mechanics, robotics sensors and instrumentation, robotics fabrication, artificial intelligence and robotic vision.
For Bachelor Courses: You can apply for a bachelor’s degree (B.Tech) in Robotics Engineering after passing 12th science examination. Candidates must have Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics subjects in the 12th standard.
For Master Courses: To apply for master degree (ME/M.Tech), students must have a bachelor’s degree (B.E/B.Tech) or any other related branches of engineering. B.Tech /BE in Electronics /Mechanical /Electrical /Computer Science and Engineering/ Instrumentation & Control Engineering/ Electrical and Electronics Engineering are eligible to take admission in M.Tech programme.
The specialized fields of Robotics engineering are given below:
- Digital Electronics and Micro-Processors
- Medical Robotics
- Design and Control
- Signal Processing
- Robot Manipulators
- Computer Integrated Manufacturing System
- Robot Motion Planning
- Computational Geometry
- Computer Aided Manufacturing
- Air Traffic Management Systems
- Artificial Intelligence
Admissions in these courses will be given on the basis of national, state or university level examinations. Students will get the colleges for admission on the basis of ranks secured by them in the entrance examination.
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Many top institutions and universities of India like IITs, NITs, etc. offers admissions to students on the basis of rank in JEE Main, JEE Advanced, GATE national level examinations.
Engineering entrance exams are:
- JEE Main 2019
- JEE Advanced 2019
- Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE 2019)
- Uttar Pradesh State Entrance Exam (UPSEE 2019)
- AP EAMCET 2019
- TS EAMCET 2019
- BITSAT 2019
Top institution or colleges in India which offers courses in this field:
- Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay
- Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur
- Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur
- Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science, Chennai
- Bharath University – Bharath Institute of Higher Education & Research, Tamil Nadu
Career & Jobs
“This field has a vast range of job opportunities for the aspiring candidates.”
After completing the degree course in this field, you can take jobs in manufacturing, maintenance, research of nuclear power plants and many other areas. Due to the advancement of technology, this robotics technology is used in space exploration, power plant maintenance, automobile industry, Petroleum exploring places, etc.
Plenty of job opportunities are available for robotics engineers both in India as well as in abroad countries. Candidates with M.Tech degree in Robotics can seek job opportunities in space research organizations such as ISRO and also in industries which manufacture microchips.
They can work in robot manufacturers. Robot engineers working for robot manufacturers are sometimes called robotics test engineers or automation system engineers.
You may also get a job for building robots for various industries such as appliances & electronics building, food packaging, etc. You can also opt teaching jobs in various government and private universities.
- Robotics Programmers
- Robotics Technicians
- Robot Design Engineer
- Robotics Test Engineers
- Senior Robotics Specialist
- Automated Product Design Engineer
- Agricultural Instrumentation Engineer
- Robotics System Engineer
- Robotics Testers
- Maintenance Engineers
Some Top Recruiters are:
- Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)
- Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL)
- Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO)
- Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)
- Precision Automation & Robotics India Ltd.
- Bhabha Atomic Research Centre ( BARC )
“Robotics Engineering is one of the highly rewarding fields.”
Robotic engineers salary typically depends upon their qualifications, experience, location and organization for which they are working. Robotics engineers working in abroad gets lucrative salary package.
In India, as a Robotics Engineer you can easily earn a starting salary between Rs.3 to 4 lacs per year. More experience will help you to earn more in this field.
In the USA, the average salary for a Robotics Engineer is $81 k per year. Working location, experience and education factors have also impact on the salary packages.
Books & Study Materials
Here we have listed some best books to study Robotics Engineering:
Springer Handbook of Robotics by Bruno Siciliano, Oussama Khatib
Probabilistic Robotics by Sebastian Thrun, Wolfram Burgard
Fundamentals of Robotic Mechanical Systems Theory, Methods, and Algorithms by Jorge Angeles
Robotics and Automation Handbook by Thomas R. Kurfess
Robotics Demystified by Edwin Wise
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