Robotics Engineers

Also called: Automation Engineer, Autonomous Vehicle Design Engineer, Factory Automations Engineer,



What they do:
Research, design, develop, or test robotic applications.
On the job, you would:
  • Review or approve designs, calculations, or cost estimates.
  • Process or interpret signals or sensor data.
  • Debug robotics programs.

Knowledge

Engineering and Technology
  • product and service development
  • design
Math and Science
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics
  • physics
Arts and Humanities
  • English language
Manufactured or Agricultural Goods
  • manufacture and distribution of products

Skills

Basic Skills
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
  • keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
People and Technology Systems
  • figuring out how a system should work and how changes in the future will affect it
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one

Abilities

Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
Verbal
  • listen and understand what people say
  • read and understand what is written
Math
  • choose the right type of math to solve a problem
  • add, subtract, multiply, or divide
Visual Understanding
  • see hidden patterns

Personality

People interested in this work like activities that include ideas, thinking, and figuring things out.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Attention to Detail
  • Persistence
  • Achievement/Effort
  • Initiative
  • Integrity

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Analytical or scientific software
  • The MathWorks MATLAB
  • The MathWorks Simulink
Presentation software
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
Development environment software
  • Microsoft .NET Framework
  • Microsoft Visual Studio

Education

Education: (rated 4 of 5)
  • bachelor's degree
  • associate's degree
usually needed

Job Outlook

Below Average Outlook
New job opportunities are less likely in the future.
Salary
$99,040
$53,730
$158,830

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What they do:
Research, design, develop, or test robotic applications.

On the job, you would:
  • Review or approve designs, calculations, or cost estimates.
  • Process or interpret signals or sensor data.
  • Debug robotics programs.

KNOWLEDGE

Engineering and Technology
  • product and service development
  • design
Math and Science
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics
  • physics
Arts and Humanities
  • English language
Manufactured or Agricultural Goods
  • manufacture and distribution of products

SKILLS

Basic Skills
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
  • keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
People and Technology Systems
  • figuring out how a system should work and how changes in the future will affect it
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one

ABILITIES

Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
Verbal
  • listen and understand what people say
  • read and understand what is written
Math
  • choose the right type of math to solve a problem
  • add, subtract, multiply, or divide
Visual Understanding
  • see hidden patterns

PERSONALITY

People interested in this work like activities that include ideas, thinking, and figuring things out.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Attention to Detail
  • Persistence
  • Achievement/Effort
  • Initiative
  • Integrity

TECHNOLOGY

You might use software like this on the job:

Analytical or scientific software
  • The MathWorks MATLAB
  • The MathWorks Simulink
Presentation software
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
Development environment software
  • Microsoft .NET Framework
  • Microsoft Visual Studio

EDUCATION

Education: (rated 4 of 5)
  • bachelor's degree
  • associate's degree
usually needed

JOB OUTLOOK

Below Average Outlook
New job opportunities are less likely in the future.
Salary
$99,040
$53,730
$158,830

EXPLORE MORE