Robotics Engineers


Salary Median (2020)


Projected Job Growth (2019-2029)

+1.3% (little or no change)

Most Common Level of Education

Bachelor's degree


What Robotics Engineers Do

Research, design, develop, or test robotic applications.

Other Job Titles Robotics Engineers May Have

Automation Engineer, Autonomous Vehicle Design Engineer, Design Engineer, Factory Automations Engineer, Research Engineer, Robotic Systems Engineer

How Leaders Describe a Typical Day at Work

Co-founder / Chief Technology Officer ,


I lead the development of many a Sphero product. I lead our team and give them direction in software engineering, app development, and product prototyping. Essentially, I help make the call on what to build and how to build it.

Researcher ,

Tecnalia Research and Innovation (Donostia)

I work in an open office space. I design robots on my computer. Then I need to have the custom parts built, order standard parts, motors, sensors. After building the first prototype, I need to program the software that controls the movements. When the prototype is working well, we do some preliminary testing and analyze the data.

Tasks & Responsibilities May Include

  • Review or approve designs, calculations, or cost estimates.
  • Process or interpret signals or sensor data.
  • Debug robotics programs.
  • Build, configure, or test robots or robotic applications.
  • Create back-ups of robot programs or parameters.

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