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Robotics Engineering Courses Offered by IIT

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Students who have completed their graduation in electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, computer engineering or instrumentation engineering with an interest in robotics and AI (artificial intelligence) can pursue a course in robotics engineering from IIT in India. Robotics engineering can be studies at the various IIT’s in Delhi, Mumbai, Kanpur, Chennai, Kharagpur.

As an independent branch of engineering, robotics deals with the design, construction, operation, and application of robots. Basically, this field puts emphasis on the design of modern Robotic systems. Robotics engineering is one of the most top choices among students. Candidates interested in pursuing a career in Robotics and Automation Engineering have two options after class 12th: undergraduate program of four years’ duration (BE/B. Tech) and dual degree program of five years’ duration. Those students who want to pursue any specialization can choose a degree course in Electrical, Electronics or Mechanical Engineering.

IIT Kanpur, IIT Bombay, IIT Madras and IIT Kharagpur, IIIT Allahabad, offer postgraduate technical degree (M.Tech) in Automation and Robotics. A few good courses in robotics are offered every year, which depends upon the availability of professors. Examples are Probabilistic Mobile Robotics, Autonomous Navigation, Introduction to Robotics, Autonomous Unmanned Aerial Systems, and Artificial Intelligence, etc. These courses are offered by different departments like EE, AE, ME and CSE. IIT Allahabad has a clear cut Master’s course in Robotics. Usually, students at IITs take up courses in systems engineering, computer science, mechatronics, controls, etc that are closely linked to robotics and build a profile in robotics through research work. There are many courses and projects related to robotics offered at many IITs by different departments but there are also many students group involved in Robotics project.

Center for mechatronics at IIT Kanpur is an interdisciplinary centre, with associated faculty members from Aeronautical, Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering Departments. The center is actively involved in carrying out research in various areas of robotics ranging from Kinematics, Dynamics and Design, Motion Planning, Intelligent Control, AI, Computer Vision, etc.

Robotics engineering in IIT is still evolving as a separate subject of specialization at the graduate level. There are many post-graduate level courses in robotics engineering that can help you specialize, however.

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