When we imagine the distant future, say 10, 20, or even 50 years from now, what is something that almost always comes to mind? Even if you have never seen a single sci-fi movie in your life, you are still likely to answer ‘Robots’. Yet robots don’t exist in the far-off future anymore, and are very much a part of our present world. Robots are already being used to perform surgeries, automate industrial tasks, explore space, defuse bombs, and perform tasks that are too dangerous for humans.
Not just this, advancements have rendered us with humanoid robots that can walk, talk, and express emotions like us (the latest example being the humanoid, Sophia). In 2013, Google (Alphabet Inc.) acquired 8 American and Japanese robotics companies in a single year, and thus it is safe to say that the future of technology lies in this domain.
With the field of Robotics moving with such great force, there is a requirement of engineers to build and program them. Robotics engineers need the knowledge of mechanical engineering, electronics engineering, computer programming, artificial intelligence, machine learning, neural networks, and related areas.
Course of Study: Someone who is interested in this field can take up B.Tech in Mechanical/Electronics/Robotics Engineering, followed by a Master’s and/or an M.Tech Program in Robotics.