Sunday, August 19, 2012

Careers in Robotic Engineering

Robotics engineering is concerned with the robots. As in coming future robots are going to play a major role in all aspects of life, robotic science holds a lot of promises. Robotics is related with designing robots, maintaining them, developing new applications and conducting research. Robotics is an emerging area of computer-controlled technology. Robotics is an inter-disciplinary of engineering study. We can say that, Robotics Engineering is a sub field of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Computer Science.   Robots are used in industries for speeding up the manufacturing process, servicing of transmission electric signals, sea-exploration, nuclear science and designing of bio-medical equipments.

 At present robots are replacing human beings where conditions are hazardous, tedious and manipulative in industrial units, atomic plants, space ships, mines and deep-sea vessels. Robots increase work efficiency and reduces cost.

List of available courses: -
  • Bachelor of Engineering in Advanced Robotics
  • Bachelor of Engineering in Robotics & Automation Engineering    
  • Bachelor of Engineering in Robotics Engineering        
  • Bachelor of Technology in Mechatronics Engineering
  • Bachelor of Technology in Robotics
  • Diploma in Robotics
  • Master of Engineering in Automation and Robotics
  • Master of Engineering in Robotics Engineering    
  • Master of Technology in Automation & Robotics
  • Master of Technology in Robotics Engineering    

Eligibility criteria

For admission in graduate degree program, a candidate should be 10+2 passed with science subject such as physics maths and chemistry. For admission in IITs, It is mandatory to qualify in the Joint Entrance Examinations (J.E.E).  The duration of B.Tech course is 4 years.

The eligibility criteria for pursuing a PG program in robotics is to have 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: -
  • Air Traffic Management Systems
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Automation
  • Bio-Cybernetics
  • Computational Geometry
  • Computer Aided Manufacturing
  • Computer Integrated Manufacturing System
  • Design and Control
  • Digital Electronics and Micro-Processors
  • Medical Robotics
  • Micro-Robotics
  • Robot Manipulators
  • Robot Motion Planning
  • Signal Processing

Job Prospects

Robotics engineering is one of the sought after careers in India. There are good numbers of opportunities in this field for robotics engineers both in India as well as in abroad countries. Most of the opportunities are available in manufacturing, military, medical and automotive industries, and space craft. Candidates with a degree of M.E. in robotics can find employment opportunities in space research organizations such as ISRO and NASA as well as in microchip companies.

Robotics engineers get employed in space exploration, laboratories, manufacturing plants, mining and organizations. Teaching in universities and colleges is another good career option.

Remuneration: -

Robotic engineering is one of the most promising and rewarding field at present. A Robotic engineer's income mostly depends upon their qualifications, the institute from which they pass their degree, experience and organization. Initial salary starts from Rs 5-6 lakhs per annum. In foreign countries like the USA salaries are on higher side.  

Top colleges of Robotics
  • Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh
  • National Institute of Technology, the University of Hyderabad
  • Jadavpur University, Kolkata
  • Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani
  • Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning, Prasanthinilayam, Tamil Nadu
  • PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu)
  • Innobuzz Knowledge Solutions, Pitampura, New Delhi,etc.

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