Robotics is the branch of engineering that deals with the design, construction, operation, and application of robots, as well as computer systems for their control, sensory feedback, and information processing. These technologies deal with automated machines that can take the place of humans in dangerous environments or manufacturing processes. 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. Many of today's robots are inspired by nature contributing to the field of bio-inspired robotics. The word ‘Robot’ derived from the Czech word “robota”, which means forced work or labour. A professional designer who is responsible for creating robots and robotic systems is called a Robotics Engineer.
Automation or automatic control is the use of various control systems for operating equipment such as machinery, processes in factories, boilers and heat treating ovens, switching on telephone networks, steering and stabilization of ships, aircraft and other applications with minimal or reduced human intervention. The term automation, inspired by the earlier word automatic. Some processes have been completely automated. The biggest benefit of automation is that it saves labour, however, it is also used to save energy and materials and to improve quality, accuracy and precision.
AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION
UG (4 years)
To take admission into an undergraduate course in Engineering, a candidate should have passed 10+2 in science stream.
PG (2 Years)
To take admission into a postgraduate course in Engineering, a candidate must have completed his/her Bachelor of Science/ B.Tech from any recognized university.
Diploma in Robotics (4 years)
Robotics engineering is one of the recognized professional careers in India. There are ample opportunities in this field for robotics engineers both in India as well as abroad. From manufacturing line robots to experimental robotics for the military, medical and automotive industries, the future of robotics engineering certainly offers a variety of opportunities for professionals entering this field. A candidate having an M.E. degree in robotics can find employment opportunities in space research organizations such as ISRO and also in industries which manufacture microchips.
Major recruiters in this field are-
Precision Automation & Robotics India Ltd., Indian Space Research Organisation, Defence Research and Development Organization, Indian Institute of Technology, Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre
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