Robotics engineers design, develop, build, and program robots and robotic devices, including peripheral equipment and computer software used to control robots. They work closely with other engineers and robotics technicians in designing, testing, operating, and maintaining rots and robotic devices. There are about 170,100 robotics engineers employed in the United States.
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Earnings and benefits in manufacturing companies vary widely based on the size of the company, geographic location, nature of the production process, and complexity of the robots. The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) does not report on salaries specific to robotics engineers and technicians, but salary information can be garnered from other engineering disciplines. In general, electrical and elec...
Robotics engineers may work either for a company that manufactures robots or a company that uses robots. Most companies that manufacture robots are relatively clean, quiet, and comfortable environments. Engineers and technicians may work in an office or on the production floor.
Engineers who work in a company that uses robots may work in noisy, hot, and dirty surroundings. Conditions var...
Employment opportunities for robotics engineers are closely tied to economic conditions in the United States and in the global marketplace. The coronavirus pandemic has disrupted all industries, causing an economic slowdown in 2020 that is expected to continue into 2021. The U.S. Department of Labor predicts that the fields of mechanical and computer hardware engineering will grow about as fast...