Robotic technology may be at its nascence in India, but there is no doubt that India is a growing market for technology and innovation with a thriving atmosphere for development of automation. Industry experts say Robotics and Automation can revolutionize the industrial scenario and change the way various functions are performed across industries.
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.
With the advancement of computer science and related research technologies, robotics jobs are gaining more popularity. Use of robots is expected to increase in the near future, from production line robots to experimental robotics for the medical, military, and automotive industries, the future of robotics engineering will certainly offer a range of opportunities for professionals entering the field.
So what do these Robotic Engineers actually do?
They design experimental robotic models, design production line robots with programmable arms, maintain and upgrade older production line installations, anticipate needs in new sectors and design robots with new applications, carry out regular checks on existing robotic models. One can also do specialization in robotic field of study like Automation, Micro-Robotics, Robot Motion Planning, Signal Processing, Robot Manipulators, Artificial Intelligence, CAD, CAM, bio-cybernetics and so on.
You can now find robotic applications in varied fields such as mining, ocean exploration, nano-technology, surgery, modern warfare and space-exploration. All it requires to make a breakthrough in robotic engineering are skills like Innovative thinking, Analytical thinking, Designing vision, Creativity, Problem solving, Good mechanical skills, Disciplined attention to detail, Team spirit.
A qualified robotic engineer will find increasing employment opportunities in areas like manufacturing industries, agricultural equipment manufacturing firms, mining industry, nuclear power plants, research division of mechanical/electrical engineering firms, sea exploration, space research organizations, biomedical equipment manufacturing firms, gaming industry, to name a few.
Popular Robotics Courses and where to study
Top Robotics Courses in India:
BE Robotics Chandigarh College of Engineering and Technology, Chandigarh
BE Robotics Lord Jegannath College of Engineering and Technology, Kanyakumari
BE Robotics Gulzar Group of Institutes, Ludhiana, Affiliated to I.K. Gujral Punjab Technical University; B.Tech. in Automation and Robotics
BE Robotics Amity University, Gurgaon, Gurgaon; Integrated B.Tech and M.Tech in Artificial Intelligence and Robotics
BE Robotics SGT University, Gurgaon; B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering (Robotics and Automation)
BE Robotics Lovely Professional University, Admission Office- Connaught Place, Delhi, many more branches; Integrated B.Tech and M.Tech in Mechanical Engineering
BE Robotics Dr. M.G.R. Educational and Research Institute, Maduravoyal, Chennai; B.Tech in Robotics and Automation Engineering
BE Robotics The Neotia University, Diamond Harbour Road, Kolkata; B.Tech in Robotics Engineering
BE Robotics CT University, Ludhiana; B.Tech (Hons.) in Robotics and Automation
BE Robotics Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science, Kelambakkam, Chennai; B.Tech in Robotics and Control
Master’s Programme in Robotics Engineering IIT (Kanpur, Mumbai, Madras, Delhi, Kharagpur, Allahabad)
M. Tech in Automation and Robotics University College of Engineering, Osmania University, Hyderabad
M. Tech in Artificial Intelligence and Robotics University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad
ME Robotics Jadavpur University, Kolkata
ME in CAD/CAM and Robotics Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology, Patiala
ME in Computer Science, with robotics as a subject The Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS), Pilani
M. Tech Mechanical, with robotics as an elective subject PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore
M. Tech Robotics SRM Institute of Science and Technology, Kattankulathur, Tamil Nadu
ME in Automation & Robotics University of Petroleum & Energy Studies, Mumbai/Dehradun
ME Mechanical, with robotics as a subject Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
Diploma in Embedded System and Robotics (autonomous programme) Appin Technology Lab, Mumbai/Bangalore/Pune
M. Tech in Automation & Robotics Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science
ME Robotics Jadavpur University, Kolkata
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Job prospects are bright for aspiring robotics engineers, as every industry begin to use robotics to reap its benefits in the form of quality improvement and cost-effectiveness. Today chemicals, plastics, pharmaceuticals, and food and beverages industry also embraced the technology. Robotics engineers, trainers, programmers, supervisors, and robot operators can now choose from an array of opportunities.
Aspirants can also explore opportunities with blue chip companies like ISRO, DRDO, and BHEL as robotics specialists. For a real talent in the field sky is the limit. A number of top global firms also take on qualified specialists in the field of robotics.
Digital Transformation is an existential imperative that organisations across sector have embarked upon, in recent years. Awareness of current technology trends and development methodologies are needed to be relevant to today’s enterprise IT environments. Artificial Intelligence systems, Robotics, that were until recently largely in academic research labs have suddenly moved into the mainstream. Added to this, over the past year, is the rapid emergence of AI/ML-based solutions in the mainstream enterprise space. And therefore opportunities in robotics engineering will only increase from here.