Though we’re mostly unaware of it, our senses relentlessly work together to guide us through the world. Our vision, hearing, sense of touch and smell create mental images of the environment at every instant, helping us make basic decisions — Is it safe to cross the street? Is this sandwich still edible?
Since these processes are involuntary, we’re not aware of how complex they really are. However, the intricacy of fusing together different sensory channels reveals itself when we start teaching a machine to master the same skill.
Gone are the days when drones were thought to be meant for hobbyists or as playthings or as “an eye in the sky” for the military. Today, drones are mainstream and have made their way into industries such as construction, oil & gas, mining, logistics, space tech and many more.
The rise in adoption of drones has opened the doors for new opportunities for drone enthusiasts and aspiring drone engineers.
Self-driving cars and the technology that powers them has captured the imagination of the world, and for a while we all thought cars would drive us instead of us driving them.
This is a subject that’s close to our hearts. Udacity’s founder, Sebastian Thrun, is a leading innovator of self-driving car technology. He led the development of Stanley, which was the winner of the 2005 DARPA Grand Challenge, and prior to Udacity, he founded Google X and the company’s self driving car team.
With that said, we’ll look back at how the technology has been applied since its inception, and what’s on the horizon for self-driving cars.
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.
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.
You’re admiring a sleek autonomous vehicle on the road, when suddenly you see a dog run into the intersection. The pup seems doomed, but the driverless car slows and stops just short of disaster. Given that no quick-thinking human’s hand was on the wheel, how was this accident averted?
Autonomous vehicles are the latest players in the ecosystem of sensor fusion, which combines sensors that track both stationary and moving objects in order to simulate human intelligence. As you might deduce from its name, the discipline fuses together the signals of multiple sensors to determine the position, trajectory, and the speed of an object.
From self-driving lawn mowers for our homes to smart cocktail makers in bars, robots and automation are changing our lives in a myriad of different ways. At the forefront of this revolution we see robotics engineers innovating in every industry imaginable.
If you’re interested in changing the world or just love working with futuristic tech, then a career in robotics engineering may be for you. Read on as we explore what it is that robotics engineers do.
With the rise of machine learning (ML) and associated technologies, the demand for robotics engineers is growing each year. It’s projected that the number of jobs in the field will grow 9% between 2016 and 2026, leading to a shortage of qualified engineers. As a result, the robotics engineer salary is becoming even more competitive in order to attract top talent.
Here’s what you can expect when it comes to the salary for a robotics engineer.