THE TERMINATOR, R2-D2, HAL-9000, WALL-E
You probably won’t be building these guys tomorrow, but as a Robotic Engineer, one day you might!
Day to day, you’re designing automated systems that can carry out tasks instead of humans. Whether that’s a machine that can screw on the back of 10,000 iPhones per day, a production line of machines that can bake and frost a cake, or much more complex, 21st century applications of robotics, like autonomous cars, drone ships, and actual robots, your job is to make sure the software and hardware work together seamlessly to get a job done in all sorts of situations. Day to day, you will mostly debug robotic programs and provide technical support for robotic systems (basically keep everything working properly) – but you will also research, design, and develop new robotics systems for customers when needed.