In the modern world, robots began to be used literally in all industries, and robotics began to rapidly gain popularity. In this regard, new professions began to appear that are related to the modeling, development and creation of robotic systems. One such profession is a roboticist.
A roboticist or a robotic engineer is one of the newest professions in the modern world, the relevance and demand of which is only growing rapidly over time. A specialist working in the field of robotics is an engineer in the field of micromechanics. He is engaged in the creation of robots and robotic systems.
At the present time, such specialists are in great demand in the global labor market, and their work is prestigious and highly appreciated by employers. This happens because robots are currently used almost everywhere. They are used for domestic purposes to simplify housekeeping, for scientific and research purposes, and sometimes in combat. Robots are able to perform dangerous work for people and perform accurate and fast actions that a person is simply not physically capable of repeating.
In addition, robots can perform their activities efficiently and without interruptions, and in many industries they can become a good replacement for humans. All this contributes to the robotization of almost all spheres of life. In this regard, we can say for sure that the demand for roboticists and other specialists who will be involved in the maintenance of smart devices and their creation will only grow in the near future.
However, it is worth considering that a person who has decided to become a specialist in this field must have certain skills and qualities. First of all, this is the presence of a mathematical mindset and the ability to solve complex mathematical problems — it will be very difficult for a humanist in this area. This should also include love for the exact sciences, since without in-depth knowledge of algebra, programming languages, applied physics and mathematics, mathematical analysis and geometry, robotics simply will not be able to carry out their activities efficiently and fully.
Such a person must have good communication skills and be able to work in a team, since several specialists are often involved in the creation of complex robotic systems at once.
It is also worth mentioning here ability to think critically and analyze as well as the presence of such qualities as perseverance and perseverance, because even the most experienced roboticist is not always able to quickly and the first time deal with a particular problem or error.
Another important human quality is observation, which helps in time and quickly notice an error or defect in the system. The presence of imagination and developed fantasy, a penchant for experimentation are also useful for a specialist who works in the field of robotics. It is a good imagination that largely contributes to the creation of new devices and the improvement of those that already exist.
Of course, a specialist who works in this field, It is important to be able to systematize your knowledge. All knowledge related to the field of mechanics, programming and not only, a specialist must be able to combine and apply in practice. This also includes such a skill as the rapid assimilation and processing of large volumes of very different information.
In addition, of great importance for robotics is ability and desire for self-learning. This is due to the fact that literally every day new, more advanced technologies appear in the world, and therefore even the most experienced specialist will periodically need to update their knowledge, improve their skills in working with updated devices. Courses can help him with this, and many of them can be taken on the Internet for free.
The profession of robotics, like any other, has its advantages and disadvantages. Let’s talk first about the positive aspects of this profession. The most obvious benefit is high salary of such a specialist. The work of robotics is quite complicated and painstaking, but it is appreciated. The amount of wages largely depends on the place of work and field of activity. So, specialists who take part in important projects or carry out their activities in the military or space industry can earn about 300 thousand rubles a month.
Another big plus is the demand for specialists in this profession in foreign countries. A roboticist who knows his job well and performs his work with high quality has the opportunity to get a job in an international corporation and move abroad. This is quite a prestigious and promising opportunity, especially considering the fact that the work of such specialists in foreign countries is very highly paid.
Another advantage is employment. Robotics, due to its wide range of competencies, is easy to find a job, not only in the field of robotics, but also in many other industries. In addition, it is important to note such a dignity of this profession as relevance.
The profession of robotics can rightfully be considered the profession of the future, because every year it becomes more and more in demand and popular. Therefore, a person who has received an education in this area may not worry that in the future his profession will lose its significance.
Now let’s move on to the disadvantages of this specialty. The first of these is difficulties with employment in the Russian labor market specific to this speciality. In the conditions of our country, such specialists can receive high wages, but first they need to find a job. Difficulties may arise with this, since the number of vacancies is extremely small, and the competition for them, on the contrary, is quite high.
Another downside is poor education. Robotics is a relatively new profession. Specialties that are associated with this field of activity appeared not so long ago. Because of this, educational programs in these areas may vary depending on the university. As a result, it often turns out that a graduate simply does not have the proper knowledge and skills that he needs to successfully find a job.
In addition, another major drawback is difficulties with admission. As mentioned above, robotics and mechatronics is a new specialty that is not found in all universities. In this regard, in order to enter training in this area on a budgetary basis, you will have to make every effort.
Professions related to robotics
There are many professions related to robotics. This is a fairly broad direction, which is not tied to a specific industry. A specialist in this profession, in simple terms, must create and maintain robots, including robotic technical systems. Another profession is robot designer. It has several branches: a designer of neural interfaces for controlling robots, a designer of children’s robotics, a designer of medical robots, a designer of home robots, and more. Each of these areas has its own nuances and its own specifics.
So, children’s robotics designer creates educational games and other products for children, while always taking into account the psychophysiological characteristics of children. And the designer of home robots, on the contrary, puts more emphasis on the functionality of a smart machine, which should make life easier. But, if we talk about the profession of a designer in general, a specialist working in this field is responsible for the development, design and programming of smart devices.
There is another profession that is directly related to robots — this is mobile robotics. A specialist working in the field of mobile robotics is responsible for the installation, commissioning, operation and maintenance of mobile robotic systems. He also develops, models and optimizes the activity of mobile robotics, is engaged in its repair and improvement. If you look at it as a whole, then a person who wants to connect his life with robotics has a place to roam. It remains only to choose the area of \u200b\u200bactivity that you like.
The profession of robotics is quite complex and time-consuming.. A person who works in this field has a large number of responsibilities. So, he is engaged in modeling, development and creation of robots and robotic systems, as well as selects and develops materials and electromechanical equipment necessary for them, identifies and corrects critical errors in the created developments. His duties also include organization of maintenance and repair of robotic equipment and control over it.
This professional’s responsibilities also include participation in conducting experiments and testing of implemented robotic systems, control over consumption and availability of necessary spare parts and parts in warehouses, personnel training, as well as maintaining reports and working documents. Of course, all this, as a rule, is not done by one person.
Often, to create a smart machine, program its actions, develop mechanics and electronic parts, specialists have to unite and work in a team.
To become a roboticist, higher education is required. First of all, the future specialist needs to graduate from college, study 11 classes at school, pass the necessary exams or undergo professional retraining. However, vocational retraining is only suitable for people who already have a higher education. If we talk about education after college or school, then in order to master the profession, you need to enter the university at the Faculty of Mechanics in one of the following areas: “mechatronics and robotics”, “computer control technologies in robotics and mechatronics” or “robotic systems and complexes”.
There are few higher educational institutions in our country that have these directions. These include the following universities: MPEI National Research University, Ural Federal University named after the first President of Russia B. N. Yeltsin, Ural State Transport University, Novosibirsk State Technical University and Far Eastern Federal University.
You will have to study for this profession for 4 years. However, at this stage, a person will only receive a bachelor’s degree. For the development in the field of robotics will have to enroll in graduate school and go through a few more years of study. Of course, at this stage, even after employment, training does not end. In order to improve their skills and further move up the career ladder, a person will have to take additional courses, the duration of which, as a rule, is at least 3 months. Such courses will not only allow a specialist to gain new knowledge and skills, but also increase his value as an employee in the labor market.
Place of work
Robotics is a fairly broad area. Having mastered this profession, a person gets the opportunity of employment in many industries, whether it be media, medicine or production. For the most part, specialists work in research centers, at various enterprises that specialize in the creation of robotics and the creation of robotic systems. Among such companies are those that relate to the military industry, oil production, mining, engineering and more.
How much does he earn?
The salary of specialists who are engaged in robotics can be different. This largely depends on the experience of the specialist, the complexity of his activities, the amount of knowledge that he has and applies in practice, as well as on what contribution he makes to the creation and development of the robotic system. In addition, the amount of wages largely depends on the region of the country where the specialist lives and operates. So, the salary of robotics in Moscow starts from 50 thousand rubles and more. Its exact size depends only on the field of activity.
In the northern capital of our country, the salary of such a specialist starts from 40 thousand rubles or more. If we talk about salary in the regions, then in this case it depends to a greater extent on the knowledge, skills and abilities of a specialist.
In general, the income of such workers is about 50 thousand rubles. If we talk about the average salary in the CIS, then it ranges from 40 thousand rubles a month.