The robot-software makers in the USA are looking for engineers with top academic qualifications and skilled professionals to make a presence in this sector. Automation is putting an end to jobs where humans were required to handle repetitive, time-consuming process. Advanced machines are reducing human burden and completing work in a fraction of time and cost, allowing companies to connect complex systems and reduce the exorbitant input-resources. This will help in managing and enhancing meaningful strategic work.
Most companies and industries are undergoing transformation, which demands skilled technical workers to participate in the massive disruption. It has been estimated that over $60-billion worth investment will be made in the robotics operated industries. Moreover, Covid-19 has stimulated the process of digitisation across all sectors and has restricted mechanically managed methodologies. Silicon Valley experts believe that the automation is the cornerstone of digital transformation services. Several venture capital companies are raising funds which will be invested globally.
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Youngsters who are academically qualified and technologically sound stand excellent opportunities for varied engagements. The job silos may begin from apprentices to senior positions such as engineer programmer, industrial robotics technician, field robotics engineer. Those with BS/MS in robotics can look for early attractive career options. There are as many as 12 institutes and universities in India including IIT – Delhi, IIIT, Allahabad, Manipal and Amity that offer courses in Robotics. In the US, several advanced courses in new technology is being offered by Georgia Institute of Technology, Johns Hopkins University and so many more.
(The author, MR Dua, is retired head of Department of Journalism, Indian Institute of Mass Communication, New Delhi)