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Career in robotics is the next big thing for IT graduates

Monday, June 11th, 2018

Career in robotics is the next big thing for IT graduates

 

 

A decade ago, having a robot doing routine activities seemed far beyond reality. However, today we have robots that are trained to make conversation, enrolled in the police force to patrol roads or address customer grievances. These marvels of modern technology are an outcome of extensive robotics research and development. Niche areas such as Artificial Intelligence(AI), robotics process automation(RPA) and machine learning have come a long way being just science fiction to become a mainstream conversation across the globe and here in India too. 

Robots found a place in the manufacturing landscape in the early days, deployed for jobs that are repetitive, hazardous or demanded precision. These industrial robots transformed the assembly lines of automotive companies, making them faster, efficient and cost-effective. However, in recent years, we have witnessed the rapid adoption of robotics technologies in new applications, such as when large volumes, frequent audits or quality checks are needed. 

The global e-commerce boom coupled with advances in technology have paved the way for use of emerging tech and algorithms - such as AI, machine learning, IoT and blockchain - in supply chain automation and robotics logistics. Organisations are transforming their business models to improve operational efficiencies and profitability to stay competitive. In India too, the changing digital consumer dynamics has propelled innovation, and adoption of robotics-enabled systems, with e-commerce giants having led this trend. Today, we see applications of AI, machine learning, and RPA fast expanding to verticalsmanufacturing, pharmaceutical, FMCG, omnichannel retail, and healthcare. 

 

Like the massive IT revolution in the early 2000s, India is readying itself for industry 4.0. Robots are becoming a reality in commercial spaces and the market potential is immense a business and talent perspective. With the government push towards digitisation, commercialisation for AI and Make in India, Indian companies are welcoming this new wave. Moreover, the emergence of R&D hubs by large multinationals have created an exciting scenario for individuals trained in deep tech. 

Robotics and AI are set to become commonplace in the next few years and demand for talent to match these specialised interdisciplinary skills is set to grow multifold in the coming years. These new cutting-edge fields require creative and expert minds to foster the emerging product design ecosystem. The hunt for talent is already on the rise with companies scouting and competing for professionals with knowledge of emerging and futuristic technologies. 

Robotics is providing extraordinary opportunities for bright talented professionals different hardware streamsMechanical, Embedded, and EEE in addition to outstanding opportunities on the software side. Considering the depth of knowledge needed in Robotics, it provides a great opportunity especially for individuals who have deep domain expertise and may or may not want to go into team management. An example is the technical architect role in a streammechanical engineering, which offers the opportunity for deep domain experts to build scalable architecture to deploy thousands of robots processing millions of inventory transactions per day across the globe, and similarly for bright back-end software developers to build the system to control these thousands of individual robots! There are many more such exciting opportunities in Robotics that are offered in the careers pages of top organisations in this area. 

 


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