Profession robotics engineer

Robotics engineers design and develop robotic devices and applications in combination with mechanical engineering principles. They use pre-established designs and current developments for improving or inventing systems, machinery and equipment. They combine several knowledge fields such as computing, engineering, and electronics in the development of new engineering applications.

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Personality Type

  • Investigative / Realistic
  • Realistic / Investigative

Knowledge

  • Engineering processes

    The systematic approach to the development and maintenance of engineering systems.

  • Technical drawings

    Drawing software and the various symbols, perspectives, units of measurement, notation systems, visual styles and page layouts used in technical drawings.

  • Engineering principles

    The engineering elements like functionality, replicability, and costs in relation to the design and how they are applied in the completion of engineering projects.

  • Robotics

    The branch of engineering that involves the design, operation, manufacture, and application of robots. Robotics is part of mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, and computer science and overlaps with mechatronics and automation engineering.

  • Robotic components

    The components that can be found in robotic systems, such as microprocessors, electronics, sensors, circuit boards, encoders, servomotors, controllers, pneumatics or hydraulics.

  • Mechanics

    Theoretical and practical applications of the science studying the action of displacements and forces on physical bodies to the development of machinery and mechanical devices.

  • Mechanical engineering

    Discipline that applies principles of physics, engineering and materials science to design, analyse, manufacture and maintain mechanical systems.

Skills

  • Use technical drawing software

    Create technical designs and technical drawings using specialised software.

  • Perform scientific research

    Gain, correct or improve knowledge about phenomena by using scientific methods and techniques, based on empirical or measurable observations.

  • Approve engineering design

    Give consent to the finished engineering design to go over to the actual manufacturing and assembly of the product.

  • Adjust engineering designs

    Adjust designs of products or parts of products so that they meet requirements.

  • Design automation components

    Design engineering parts, assemblies, products, or systems that contribute to the automation of industrial machines.

  • Execute feasibility study

    Perform the evaluation and assessment of the potential of a project, plan, proposition or new idea. Realise a standardised study which is based on extensive investigation and research to support the process of decision making.

  • Assess financial viability

    Revise and analyse financial information and requirements of projects such as their budget appraisal, expected turnover, and risk assessment for determining the benefits and costs of the project. Assess if the agreement or project will redeem its investment, and whether the potential profit is worth the financial risk.

Optional knowledge and skills

assemble robots create software design provide advice to technicians keep up with digital transformation of industrial processes follow safety standards in industrial contexts debug software safety engineering assemble mechatronic units product data management control production simulate mechatronic design concepts create technical plans mechatronics calibrate mechatronic instruments electronics test mechatronic units record test data prepare production prototypes industrial engineering draft design specifications perform test run use cad software use cam software design prototypes conduct performance tests maintain robotic equipment microprocessors design principles electrical engineering apply advanced manufacturing computer engineering manufacturing processes analyse test data