Automation and Robotics Engineering has become one of the top most career choices among the aspirants. As an independent branch of engineering, robotics deals with design, construction, operation, and application of robots. Basically, this field puts emphasis on the design of modern Robotic systems. Like many other engineering disciplines, Automation and Robotics Engineering has greatly influenced human life. Automation and Robotics technology provides industrial automation solutions with view to augment production process. With the advent of 21st century, the use and functionality of robotics have gained impetus because of its use in very difficult and hazardous jobs like defusing bombs, mines and exploring wreckage. Many corporations and national governments are showing their interest to use robotic technology to bring about economic and social development.
Candidates interested in pursuing a career in Robotics and Automation Engineering have two options after class 12th: undergraduate programme of four years’ duration (BE/B. Tech) and dual degree programme of five years’ duration. Those students who want to pursue any specialization can choose a degree course in Electrical, Electronics or Mechanical Engineering.
Digital Electronics: In this module, the students are imparted basics of electronics and the use of binary numbers.
Sensors and Instrumentation: Importance is given on all aspects of general sensor and instrumentation design and integration.
Basics of Robotics: It focuses on various concepts of robotics like robotics terminology, definition, and laws of robotics and root control loop, types of robotics, robot components, sensors, end effectors, actuator, etc.
Electrical Machines and Power Systems: It provides the basic knowledge about the principles of operation and analysis of electrical power systems.
Environmental Science and Engineering: As a multidisciplinary field of engineering science, it combines biological, chemical and physical sciences in the field of engineering.
Automatic Control Systems: As a preset closed-loop control system, it requires no operator action. Basically importance is given on four concepts namely measurement, comparison, computation and correction.
CNC Machining Technology: CNC machining technology puts emphasis on how machine works as per the program of instructions fed into the controller unit of the machine.
Object Oriented Programming and Data Structures
Linear Integrated Circuits
Kinematics and Dynamics of Machinery
Programmable Logic Controllers
Microprocessors and Microcontrollers
Elements of Mechanical Engineering
After successful completion of graduate degree in Automation and Robotics Engineering excellent higher studies options are available in India. Renowned institutes like IIT Kanpur, IIT Bombay, IIT Madras and IIT Kharagpur, IIT Allahabad, Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science offer postgraduate technical degree (M.Tech) in Automation and Robotics Engineer.
Specialization in Automation and Robotics Engineering opens up wide range of job opportunities in research, manufacturing, mining, maintenance of nuclear power plants and other different areas. Most of the industrial setups are on the verge of using robotics technology due to cost effectiveness, and quality improvements. Automation and Robotics technology are used in packaging, testing or inspecting products, and assembling minute electronics. In addition, this technology is also used in agriculture, power plant maintenances, research & engineering, mining, space exploration, exploring dreadful places, etc.
The job prospects in this sector are immense In India. Many reputed organizations like BHEL, BARC, ISRO and DRDO appoint robotics engineers. The scope for career advancement in Automation and Robotics Engineering is also abundant in various foreign countries. Many reputed companies like Intel, Bharat Electronics, Irwin Toy, Hot Wheels recruit artificial intelligence specialists. In addition, to accelerate the production process and bringing about cost-effectiveness, many companies in USA, UK, Japan, France, and China also use automation and robotics technologies.
As an independent discipline of engineering, Automation and Robotics Engineering offers a wide range of job profiles for the aspiring students. If you have handful of experience in Automation and Robotics, literally you can fit for multifarious job profiles.
Robotics Test Engineers
Robotics System Engineer
Senior Robotics Specialist
Robot Design Engineer
Flexible Manufacturing Engineer
Automated Product Design Engineer
Name of the Institutes
Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur
Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay
Indian Institute of Technology, Madras
Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur
Indian Institute of Technology, Allahabad
Ajay Kumar Garg Engineering College
Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science
PGS College of Technology
Bharath University - Bharath Institute of Higher Education & Research(Tamil Nadu)
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