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Robotics as career options

Ranjan K Baruah *



Our lifestyle and perspectives are changing when it comes to advancement of technology. We cannot compare many things with the past because there has been a change in last few decades from technological perspectives. The advancement of science and technology has changed the world.

There was a day when there were few gadgets and there is no day now when we can live without mobile phones. Technology has been changing and it shall change more in near future. In today’s’ edition we are publishing about robotics as career options.

In simple, a robot is a machine —especially one programmable by a computer— capable of carrying out a complex series of actions automatically. Robots can be guided by an external control device or the control may be embedded within. Robots may be constructed to take on human form but most robots are machines designed to perform a task with no regard to how they look.

Similarly on the other hand robotics is the interdisciplinary branch of engineering and science that includes mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, computer science, and others. Robotics deals with the design, construction, operation, and use of robots, as well as computer systems for their control, sensory feedback, and information processing.

These technologies are used to develop machines that can substitute for humans. Robots can be used in any situation and for any purpose, but today many are used in dangerous environments (including bomb detection and de-activation), manufacturing processes, or where humans cannot survive.

Let’s have a look at areas in which robotics is shaping the future:

Medical Science: – Tiny robots are now being used to monitor a human body from inside. Robots are performing operations where human hands are unable to operate accurately. There are a number of robots being used in the medical science to increase human life safety.

Industries: – The day since industrial revolution has hit the world, we are dependent on mega machines to meet our needs. But with the introduction of Robots by Kuka and others, the industrial revolution has skyrocketed. Many companies are completely relying upon robots in their assembly line for massive production.

Automotive Industry: – The fight is on between the top tech companies for self-driving automated cars and Trucks. Tesla Motors, Google and Mercedes Benz have already achieved a feat in it, and they have successfully tested cars that can drive themselves without the need of any human intervention.

Farming: – Even the farming sector is now not untouched with Robotics. Robots are implanted to irrigate, plough, collection of final product and many more.

Space: – Space exploration is the field where robots are being used in plenty. From Mars rover to the Lunar robots, space is full of multiple robots that are working outrageously to help us in exploring the space at full pace.

The global robotics industry is growing rapidly and the trend towards its adoption is increasing in India as students. Robotics shall play a major role in the future so it is imperative that our present generation of students think it as their career option. Students after passing senior secondary level with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics may study this course. There are graduation and post graduation courses.

Project Udaan for Girls: Girls students currently enrolled in class XI in PCM from government schools /KVs/JNVs or CBSE affiliated private schools may enroll for Project Udaan for girls to prepare for admission in premier centrally funded engineering colleges/ technical institutes in India . CBSE provides free of cost tutorials, lectures and study material to selected girl students on the basis of merit and prescribed eligibility criteria. Last date is 7th August.

Grant for Life Science: BIRAC-BIG Scheme (Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council -Biotechnology Ignition Grant Scheme) designed for Individuals/ entrepreneurs & Academicians and start-ups to establish proof-of-concept data for their exciting ideas in the field of life sciences.


* Ranjan K Baruah wrote this article for The Sangai Express
The writer is a career mentor and can be contacted at bkranjan(AT)gmail(DOT)com
This article was posted on August 10, 2017.


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