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.
Self-driving cars are no longer just a part of science fiction movies. If you visit San Francisco, odds are you will see a self-driving car from Uber or Cruise roaming the streets — with a supervisor sitting behind the wheel, of course.
Tesla has been selling cars with self-driving capabilities for years. Their Autopilot feature can “steer, accelerate and brake automatically” and even be summoned within a parking lot.
If you shop for a car in 2020, you’ll be able to choose from multiple options that can self-park. In fact, they can probably pass their parallel parking driver’s test better than you can!
Sometime back we highlighted the student story of Kush Singh, a 9 year old programmer who wants to found companies that can create technology. This week we have another young genius to blow your minds. The 11-year-old Self-Driving Car Engineer, Aaron Ma!
To say that he is anything less than the future of technology is an understatement. Aaron is already a graduate from Udacity’s Self Driving Car Engineer Nanodegree program, Deep Reinforcement Learning Nanodegree program, and AI for Trading Nanodegree program as the youngest Udacity Nanodegree graduate. Apart from these, he has successfully graduated from more than 50 certificates from various online learning platforms.
Autonomous technologies are emerging quickly. While the industry is still gearing up to deploy the benefits of autonomous tech, many in the automobile sector have already started experimenting with the advantages of this technology.
Gaurav Pokharkar’s first experience with autonomous vehicles was when he started working with Ford Motor Company as a contractor. He enrolled in Udacity’s Self-Driving Car Nanodegree program when he decided to apply for a full time role within the organization. Since then, he has also enrolled in the Sensor Fusion Nanodegree program. Here’s how the Nanodegree program helped his journey from a contractor role to becoming a full-time Advanced Driver Assistance Engineer (ADAS) Test and Dev Research Engineer at Ford Motor Company.