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Robotics Engineers

Also called: Associate Professor of Automation, Automation Engineer, Engineer, Plant Floor Automation Manager

Where in the Navy? In the Navy: Combat Systems - Robotics

What they do:
Research, design, develop, or test robotic applications.
On the job, you would:
  • Debug robotics programs.
  • Provide technical support for robotic systems.
  • Review or approve designs, calculations, or cost estimates.


Engineering and Technology
  • product and service development
  • computers and electronics
Math and Science
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics
  • physics
Manufactured or Agricultural Goods
  • manufacture and distribution of products
Arts and Humanities
  • English language


Basic Skills
  • reading work related information
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
People and Technology Systems
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one
  • figuring out how a system should work and how changes in the future will affect it


Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
  • read and understand what is written
  • communicate by speaking
  • choose the right type of math to solve a problem
  • add, subtract, multiply, or divide
Visual Understanding
  • see hidden patterns


People interested in this work like activities that include ideas, thinking, and figuring things out.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Attention to Detail
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Dependability
  • Persistence
  • Integrity
  • Adaptability/Flexibility


You might use software like this on the job:

Analytical or scientific software
  • Gazebo
Development environment software
  • C
  • List processing language LISP
Operating system software
  • Microsoft Windows
  • Silicon Graphics IRIX


Education: (rated 4 of 5)
bachelor's degree or
associate's degree
usually needed

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