Why Industrial Automation and Robotics?
“If you look at the field of robotics today, you can say robots have been in the deepest oceans, they’ve been to Mars, you know? They’ve been all these places, but they’re just now starting to come into your living room. Your living room is the final frontier for robots”. These words of Professor Cynthia Lynn Breazeal, Massachusetts Institute of Technology sums up the evolution in the field of robotics over the past few decades. From the simple pick and place robots to the most advanced ones (Eg: ASIMO the humanoid robot, from Honda), there has been intense desire by people to sublimate their energy into this field.
Robotics technology is a growing industry which creates high-tech jobs. Robotics technologies are helping to improve healthcare, national defense, homeland security, energy, manufacturing, logistics, transportation, agriculture, education, consumer goods, and many other sectors. It provides an exciting, hands-on way for students to learn Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. The culmination of various branches of engineering into one specialized branch caters the needs of various fields as mentioned above.
Automation includes the idea of computerizing the aspects of a set of routine work for the purpose of maximizing the efficiency and achieving precision. The idea of using the concept of automation in industrial applications such as machinery, processes in factories, boilers and heat treating ovens, switching in telephone networks, steering and stabilization of ships or aircraft and other applications with minimal or reduced human intervention has been pursued dutifully with maximizing the benefits. Industrial automation deals with the optimization of energy-efficient drive systems by precise measurement and control technologies
Duration of the course:
2 Years (4 Semesters)
The Masters course has been set at par with the industry standards. Subjects like applied mathematics, finite element analysis help in dealing with the required mathematical background for the same. Other subjects such as Robotics for Industrial Automation, Industrial Automation, Microprocessors & Microcontrollers, Mechatronics System Design, Automation in Manufacturing, Advanced Computer Graphics, DFM Techniques and Product Design, Dynamics & Mechanism Design and others gives an in depth idea about the technical know how about the processes.
With the advancements seen in the industrial sector, several companies have altered their course of action regarding the implementation of robotics. Factory Automation, Process Control, Instrumentation, Manufacturing, Building Automation, and motion control, computer numerical control (CNC), robotics, vision and imaging systems, MES, machine and process control, system integration are some of the core positions in industrial automation and robotics. With the increasing demand for robot operated devices in perilous environments, more job opportunities have been and getting created in the present developing market.