Robotics is a wide academic domain encompassing mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, computer science & architecture that involves the design, construction & operation of robots & automatic systems. Robotics is also used in sensory systems, data generators & automatic machines to take the place of humans in hazardous environments or in manufacturing processes. Robotics can also mimic humans in appearance, behavior, and/or cognition; research is currently going on in this regard to further perfect these systems.
A robotics expert can expect jobs at product-based companies or in manufacturing industries like automobiles, appliance & industrial companies. The various job profiles suitable for a robotics expert are Robot Scientist & Researcher, Robot Engineer & Robot technician.
Robotics is a domain where other prominent academic domains like Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering & Architecture are merging these days to build smart solutions. Therefore, robotics expert may find employment in artificial intelligence, computational integrated manufacturing, robot motion planning or digital electronics, etc. In modern manufacturing industries also, robotics plays an important part. With the increase in these types of industries, the scope of robotics will also grow up.
In research centers & in higher government organizations, robotics has tremendous value. ISRO, for example, employs robotics experts to build up their satellites using heavy materials; in nuclear research centers also, the unstable nuclear materials are handled using robots.