becoming a robot technician
hey, does anyone work in the field of ROBOTICS?
I could see several possible career paths.
The MS in robotics is more or less a Mechanical Engineering degree but with a specialization in AI.
I know nothing about the field, but I'd get good money that you're much likely working in Detroit getting car body painting robots to work 1.7% more efficiently, with 4.8% less downtime.
Some college offer special robotics engineering programs that are separate from the mechanical engineering programs. I think they are hybrid mechanical engineering / control systems engineering programs.
Don't forget the up-and-coming field of cybernetics.
I should add that I live out west. I think that most domestic robotic equipment manufacturers are located in the rust belt. So that might be why none of them found jobs in the robotics field.
You may be able to take inspiration from this guy, Trevor Blackwell, http://tlb.org/
Yeah, statistically you'll wind up servicing (not even designing) industrial robots.
If you're artistically inclined as well as being a gearhead, you could shoot for getting a job doing animatronics. Obviously, it's a niche field and the competition is probably quite fierce, but if you're good enough, you could work in the film industry or for amusement parks/museums. Somebody got paid for making that Treebeard puppet for the Lord of the Rings movie. Somebody has to make big robotic dinosaurs for museums. Somebody's getting paid to bring characters to life as a giant robotic puppets for new attractions at Disneyworld/land, Epcot Center, Six Flags, Universal Studios, etc. That would certainly be a way cool job to land.
I keep reading the subject wrong and thinking "if you wrap yourself in tinfoil and talk in a mechanical voice you might be able to pull it off..."
You could work in manufacturing, with an emphasis on CIM systems:
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