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The terms robotics and automation need no introduction. Robotics engineer jobs are already hotcakes in the corporate world. So much so that the organizations and leaders who were comparatively slower in adapting to the changes caused by the influx of robotics, have also started to leverage this technology. Needless to say, the demand for qualified professionals for robotics engineer jobs is on the rise.

According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the demand for robotics engineers shows 9% job market growth between 2016-2026. This is not only leading to a shortage of qualified engineers but also making the salaries offered for robotics engineer jobs highly competitive.

But being a robotics engineer is not a cakewalk. If you are interested in this exciting futuristic technology, then read on to learn about the types of career options available for robotics engineers and the roles and responsibilities they have.

Robotics Engineer Jobs

Career Options for Robotics Engineers Jobs

Robotics Software Engineer

Robotics software engineers work to develop software that can help control and automate robots. They also work on embedded systems and testing, maintaining and debugging current software systems for efficiency and effectiveness. They are also responsible for ensuring that the robots are safe and productive to use, and cost effective to purchase and maintain.

Mechanical Robotics Engineer

Mechanical engineers are very popular in robotics engineer jobs. These engineers are responsible for designing robots and for their automation like placing sensors. 

Mechanical engineers also play an important role in the testing and maintenance of robots until they are ready for implementation.

Automation Engineer

Automation engineers are responsible for delivering automated solutions. They identify the opportunities for automation, design and test possible solutions, and collaborate with various stakeholders to see how automation can help improve productivity and workflows. 

Computer Vision Engineer

A computer vision engineer has to be skilled in image processing and machine learning. These engineers are responsible for developing the algorithms that  control robot operations. They are also responsible for  developing the technology required for helping the robots perform stably. 

Get Ready For The Future Of Tech

If you think that this futuristic technology interests you and you would like to explore the field further then do check out Udacity’s Robotics Software Engineer Nanodegree program.

With this Nanodegree program, you will build hands-on projects to acquire core robotics software engineering skills like ROS, Gazebo, Localization, Mapping, SLAM, Navigation, and Path Planning. Check it now!

Ritika Pradhan
Ritika Pradhan
Ritika is the Content Manager at Udacity and is passionate about bringing inspirational student stories to light. When not talking to the amazing Udacity students, she can be found reading an article or watching a video on the internet.