The modern film industry is fascinated with robots and many Hollywood and Bollywood movies are been made where the main characters are robots. Some of the movies are Transformer, Terminator, Ra-One, and so on.
There are no fewer people or the number of fanbases is not less who love movies that are based on robotics and artificial intelligence.
Since there is so much shoutout for such movies from the public, especially youngsters, we thought why not to share some insight into careers in Robotics.
Like said earlier, today's youngsters are more interested to get into the details of how Robotic works and how they have actually changed our world.
The growing role of robots in everything ranging from cleaning carpet, conducting medical surgeries, working in toxic conditions to space exploration; suggests that there is a much wider scope in the coming future and there is a need for young and talented robotics engineers.
As the use of robotics has already started for making our life easy, in the coming years, robots will be used in various fields including manufacturing, transportation, military, security, etc.
Robotics is an interdisciplinary field. In short, to make a robot, you'll need input from various other fields like mechanics, electronics, computer software. Other than these fields, even cognitive science, biology, forensics have a role in robotics studies.
The job role of Robotics Engineer
As said earlier, robotics engineering is a vast area, in the same way, there are many job roles for which recruitment teams normally lookout for. The list includes designing robots, developing new applications for robots, maintenance work, conducting research on future development, etc.
Like any other engineer, robotic engineers should also possess strong analytical and logical reasoning skills.
What to study?
Robotics and artificial intelligence are specializations offered at the post-graduation level. You need to begin with a Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or Technology (B.E. or B.Tech) after passing higher secondary schooling in the Science stream.
If you have an interest in studying Mechanical engineering then you can consider doing your B.E. / B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering. If you have an interest in computers you can get enrolled in computer science engineering.
Other than these streams, you can also enroll yourself in Electronics Engineering or Mechanical Engineering as they also develop strong fundamentals that credit into Robotics and artificial intelligence.
After completing graduation, you may pursue M.E. / M.Tech in Robotics and Artificial Intelligence.
There are countable colleges in India that offers M.E. /M. TECH in specialization in robotics. Some of them are:
1. Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur
2. National Institute of Technology, Hyderabad
3. MS University, Baroda
4. Osmania University, Hyderabad
5. BITS Pilani, Goa
6. Sri SathyaSai Institute of Higher Learning, Andhra Pradesh
7. University of Petroleum & Energy Studies, Dehradun
8. Jadavpur University, Kolkata
9. Thapar University, Patiala
Scope of Robotics Engineering in India
If you'll turn the pages of past years, not much scope was seen for Robotics and artificial intelligence. But as the world is running towards development, the need for A.I. is becoming a necessity.
Even in India, the scenario is changing. If you feel that there are no companies who are hiring at present for robotics engineers then there are many companies who are taking the help of robotic engineering for assisting their workforce.
Here is a list of few companies in India that recruit Robotic and AI Engineers.
1. Precision Automation Robotics India Limited
2. Tata Advance System
3. Kuka Robotic
4. Hi-Tech Robotic Systemz Limited
5. DiFACTO Robotics and Automation
6. GridBots Technologies
7. Centre for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics
8. Bhabha Automatic Research Centre
9. Indian Space Research Organization
Salary package in this profession
As every company has its own policies regarding the salary package for their employees, and also as there is a demand for professionals in this field, every post-graduation passed out student from this engineering field gets a good salary package.
Starting salaries can range between 4 Lacs to 8 Lacs per annum.
With few years of experience, you can expect remuneration of above Rs. 12 Lacs per annum.
In short, Robotics is a discipline of engineering concerned with the design and manufacture of robots. Robots are pre-programmed machines that can do activities independently or semi-autonomously for the company's benefit.
It is already predicted that, just like how computers moved to the home in the 1980s, robots will gradually move out of the industrial and scientific realms and will engage into our everyday life so much that it will be difficult for the future generation to live without the help of robots.
And it is already seen that Robotics is already getting in demand currently so high that Robotics Engineering will be one of the top high-end careers that will be in most demand in the coming years.
Hence, today's youngsters who really are keen on robots and AI can seriously think about adopting their interests into a career.