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What Do Robotics Engineers Do?

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Robotic Engineer

Thanks to the development of powerful and sophisticated robotics systems, people can now perform tasks and research nearly anywhere. Grand Canyon University’s Bachelor of Science in Engineering with an Emphasis in Robotics is designed to provide learners with the foundational skills they need to pursue engineering careers and understand the dynamic realm of robotics.

While earning this degree, students study key areas of robotics, such as feedback control, computer programming, signal conditioning and dynamic systems modeling. If you’d like to learn where an education in engineering could take your career, then continue reading for an introduction to what robotics engineers do:

Benefit People and Society

Robotics engineers design robotic systems to help people and society in many ways, including systems implemented in autonomous vehicles and advanced sensing and computer vision, to name a few. For example, robotics systems can be used to create everything from minimally invasive surgical technology to devices capable of exploring distant planets.

Improve Environmental Remediation

The applications for robotics engineering are numerous, and professionals in this field can develop systems and robots capable of benefiting the environment. An example of this includes the programming of environmental cleanup applications that can minimize human exposure to hazardous materials or improve the speed and quality of cleanup operations. Furthermore, robotics engineers can design robotics applications for the manufacturing of green products, such as solar panels or wind turbines, that can help eliminate waste or reduce costs.

Enhance Operational Performance

Robotics engineers can also improve the function of existing manufacturing technologies through the design of automated robotics systems. These applications can be used to increase production precision or volume in high-output operations, such as automated ribonucleic acid analysis or the moving, sorting and stacking of production materials.

At Grand Canyon University, the College of Science, Engineering and Technology provides students with relevant skills that can prepare them to pursue their career goals. To discover more, visit our website or use the Request More Information button on this page.