Professionals in this field work on teams that plan, build and test robotics equipment and the software that controls it. It is a growing area due to advances in automation and technology allowing engineers to design robotic equipment able to complete increasingly complex tasks without human intervention. 

Coursework and practical experiences involving the application of computer science, math, mechanical and electrical engineering is required for this field. Collaboration and teamwork are important skillsets to hone, since multiple engineers and specialists work on each project. 

Examples of job titles and roles
  • Robotics engineer
  • Automation engineer
  • Control systems engineer
  • Hardware engineer
  • Design engineer
Professional organizations and associations

Professional organizations and associations are membership-based groups comprised of people working in a similar field. They can be helpful resources for students to learn more about a field, develop connections and discover related opportunities. You can search for related organizations and associations using a database provided by the Princeton University Library.

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