Education and training

Robotics- the branch of technology that deals with the design, construction, operation, and application of robots

"Robotics engineers design robots, maintain them, develop new applications for them, and conduct research to expand the potential of robotics. Robots have become a popular educational tool in some middle and high schools, as well as in numerous youth summer camps, raising interest in programming, artificial intelligence and robotics among students. First-year computer science courses at several universities now include programming of a robot in addition to traditional software engineering-based coursework."

"Engineers typically enter the occupation with a bachelor's degree in an engineering specialty, but some basic research positions may require a graduate degree. Engineers offering their services directly to the public must be licensed. Continuing education to keep current with rapidly changing technology is important for engineers."

"Robotics technicians begin training by enrolling in a 2-year robotics technology degree program. These programs are typically offered at technical and vocational colleges. Robotics engineers are required to have a bachelor's degree in engineering. Although the positions perform related tasks, engineers perform duties that are more complex and are expected to have a greater understanding of robotic systems and mechanical engineering."

Robotics technology professionals should have knowledge of electronic, mechanical and hydraulic systems. They should be able to apply mathematical formulas to robotic systems and projects and able to work well with other field engineers and robotic technology personnel. They need to be organized and capable of perform tasks that rely on precision and mechanical accuracy.


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