Not all robots walk looking for “mechanical”. Robots are machines that work under the direct control or as the result of programming, with or without human intervention. They can be bolted to the floor of a factory, roll around nuclear reactors or under water or fly in the air. The engineers design robots robotics and specialized equipment (called “tools”) that uses robots to perform their tasks in a variety of environments.

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System Design

The robotics engineer is responsible for the design of robots. Like all engineers , the first duty of robotics engineer is to agree with people to turn their ideas into a system function. Take customer needs, analyzes to determine what the customer needs in a robot and how he expects the robot to perform its functions. The systems may be hydraulic or electrical components or a combination of both. Consequently, the robotics engineer must be well versed in both fields. As part of the design process, the robotics engineer will use computer-aided design and drafting aided manufacturing and computer software (CADD / CAM, for its acronym in English) to produce the final product.


Human and Machine Interface

As part of the design process, the robotics engineer must determine how the robot will be controlled. Robots can be controlled by programmable logic controllers (PLC, for its acronym in English) programmed by operators to perform tasks that can be fully automated or be under direct human control. Control systems must be easy to use by the person, if the robot can be controlled actively or not for people.
Military and scientific applications

The military uses robots to find and disarm bombs and enter areas where situations can be so unpleasant for a soldier who would not survive. The UAV, called UAV, spy on the positions and enemy sometimes carry a variety of weapons systems to use against the enemy. Each of these robots was designed, built, tested and qualified by a robotics engineer to ensure that can be used without risks for U.S. forces in accordance with expectations. Scientific applications include remotely operated vehicles (ROV, for its acronym in English) and automated unmanned underwater (AUUV, for its acronym in English) for underwater applications in the fields of research, exploration and production of oil.


Most robots are used in manufacturing. Robots can perform simple and complex tasks, and can even be “up” for several robots to work to complete a part. From automobile manufacture, production in the mining, food, packaging and printing, manufacturing robots are used to ensure product quality, ensuring the same work done in the same way each time. The manufacturing robots are designed by engineers robotics to operate 24 hours a day, when they are broken, the robotics engineer diagnoses the problem and provides solutions, which means that the job of a robotics engineer is more that an office job.

The key is education

The engineers robotics are trained in hydraulics, electronics, engineering electrical and computer programming. In some specialty areas such as oceanographic research, they are also trained as oceanographers so they can better understand the environment in which machines work. However, others may be trained as hostage negotiators and specialists in EOD. This formation occurs after earning at least a bachelor’s degree, and most have at least a master’s degree in a field of engineering or technical.