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Post Robotics engineers here?
Hi guys

a newbie here :).

So, last week we have been visiting this robotics company - http://www.ruhlamat.com/en. They are creating solutions for card and passport systems...

The moment I entered the company and saw all the work engineers do and saw interesting machines I realized that I know what I want to become in life - a robotics engineer.

So, I hope there are some engineers active here in forum as I have couple of questions in this regard ...

To become a robotics engineer, should I major in computer science? If I understand correctly, robotics predominantly sit into faculty of mechanical engineering, Mechanical engineering would be base for robotics but one needs to know some portions of Electronic Engineering as well. Right?

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Tue Aug 04, 2015 2:19 pm
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Post Re: Robotics engineers here?
Robotics is commonly described as having being a stool with 3 legs, built from Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.

For Robotics engineering it really depends on what the school offers. Several schools offer Mechanical Engineering degrees with a focus or specialization in robotics. A handful of undergraduate institutions actually offer Robotics Engineering as a major but it is still a rarity today. For most institutions becoming prepared for working in robotics requires a little more work/flexibility. Majors in Mechanical Engineering with minors in CS are pretty common but because Robotics is still such a young field most of the people today working on robotics actually only have a degree in 1 of the 3 fields and just have learned the rest from experience. So don't be afraid if you are just an ME or a CS; Robotics is open to people at every level.

I personally am fortunate enough to go to one of the few schools offering a Robotics Engineering degree and am a Robotics and Applied Mathematics double major.


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I am in Industrial Robotics. In this field there are many engineers required to develop a robot and but even more to integrate them into systems. Find the basic area of Mechanical, Electrical, Chemical, or Software and major in that with supporting courses in the other areas. Even small companies need many engineers in each field. Industrial Robot design has the fewest engineers. Integration of industrial robots requires far more engineers than robot design. This is because once a robot is designed there may be hundreds or thousands built and integrated into many unique systems of one or more robots. Your degree coupled with some relevant experience will land you a job before graduation. Consider coop or internship positions to get that experience.


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