Mobile Robotics is a fast evolving, solutions orientated, industry within which the robotics technician/engineer is a significant and growing work role. Mobile robotics is an important part of the industry, with applications in diverse industries, including manufacturing, agriculture, aerospace, mining, and medicine.
Robotics technician/engineers must be familiar with logic, microprocessors, computer programming, mechanical, electrical, and control system so that they can design the right robot for each application. They must also prepare specifications for the robot's capabilities as they relate to the work environment.
A robotics technician/engineer works in offices, manufacturing plants or laboratories; he or she designs, maintains, develops new applications and conducts research to expand the potential for robots. The role begins with a strong focus on a specific business problem, in a particular sector. For example, in manufacturing there may be a need to increase capacity by creating robots for tasks that can be automated. Mobile robots may also be designed to explore areas that are inaccessible or dangerous for human beings.