Robotics is an independent branch of engineering which is associated with modern and advanced robotic mechanisms. It includes developing new systems, their functionality and applications for different industries. In short, this branch of engineering is a pioneer towards making man’s life more comfortable. Various companies has incorporated robotic systems as an integral part of their work, especially in those industries where human life gets involved in dangerous activities, such as mining.
Students who are keen on pursuing robotic courses can do an undergraduate in B.Tech or B.E degrees after school. Or even can choose to do an integrated course for 5 years in robotics engineering. Usually these students choose mechanical, electronics or electrical engineering as their specializations.
Many students also opt for studying robotics at M.Tech level, which is more common in India.
Robotics includes subjects such as, automatics control systems, sensors, basics of robotics, electrical machines, electronics etc. Few other sections of this subject are data structures, computer architecture, microprocessors, mechanical design, integrated-circuits. Hence, when a student of robotics enter into the professional world, he or she has a great potential of growth and exposure in this field.
Students can even opt for diploma courses in India, offered by universities, and get selected as per the eligibility criterion. There are multiple options to learn about the subject through online courses, summer internships, short-courses as well.
Here are names of few universities among many in India who offers this course:
|University or college||Robotics course|
|IIT (Chennai, Delhi, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Mumbai)||Master’s degree|
|Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru||M.E Mechanical, with Robotics as a subject|
|University of Hyderabad||M.Tech in Robotics and Artificial Intelligence|
|Jadavpur University||M.E Robotics|
|Birla Institute of Technology and Science||M.E in Computer Science, with Robotics as a subject|
Most of these institutes has undergraduate degree of mechanical, electrical, electronics with robotics as a subject.
Other than these, you can avail short-term courses, internships as well, as mentioned in the following block:
|Course||Institute and duration||Website you can check for details|
|Introduction to AI||University of Warwick, UK. 3 weeks(full time)||http://www.shortcoursesportal.com|
|Robotics- Locomotion Engineering||University of Pennsylvania. 3 months(online)||http://edx.org|
|Robotics for Future Industrial Applications Summer School||RWTH Aachen University International Academy, Germany. 3weeks(full time)||https://www.academy.rwth-aachen.de/en/education-formats/summer-schools/robotics-for-future-industrial-applications|
|Robotics-Aerial or Robotics-Perception||Coursera. 1month(online)||http://www.coursera.org|
|Nano-degree Program in Robotics, Artificial Intelligence||Udacity, 6months||http://www.udacity.com|
Thus, if someone is really keen on pursuing this subject and wishes to nurture this talent, you can find many available options in different levels of academia, which you can go for and have a shining future ahead.