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The world we interact in everyday and the technology that we utilize are built upon the foundation of embedded systems. The Robotics and Embedded Systems major provides students the engineering foundation for the design, implementation and analysis of embedded systems, with an emphasis in autonomous robotic systems. Building upon the foundation of software engineering, a degree in Robotics and Embedded Systems can span mechanical design, controls, electronics, digital logic design, embedded programming, machine vision, and adaptive algorithm development and design of autonomous robotic systems.
Robotics 21st century
What does the future hold for work in the 21st century? Further technological advances are expected to continue to increase demand for a highly skilled workforce, support higher productivity growth, and change the organization of business and the nature of employment relationships. According to WANTED Analytics, a real-time talent analytics site, there were over 2,100 U.S. job ads for robotics skills in January, 2012, a 44% year-over-year growth rate from 2011.

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Study challenging concepts in such areas as physics, electronics, and math. Learn how to read and understand technical manuals and how to install, operate, modify, and repair robotic equipment.
Los Alamos National Laboratory
At Los Alamos National Laboratory, robots and other automated devices have been used for years, primarily to transport, store and handle hazardous materials. More recently, they have helped characterize and clean contaminated equipment and soil, perform chemical analyses and laser diagnostics, and sequence basic genetic material. Los Alamos robotics expertise is being integrated into major projects such as ARIES, a system to dismantle nuclear weapons safely; Telemed, a nationwide service providing rapid, reliable health care data to the medical community; and the National Ignition Facility, a laser fusion facility under construction at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. In the future, the existing capabilities of robots at Los Alamos will be refined and expanded.
Advancing the field of robotics
Cars Robotics is taken seriously at Los Alamos, where the materials handling requirements are among the most stringent in the world. A robot that cleans kitchen floors is nice, but a robot that handles radioactive materials safely is essential. Los Alamos will continue to take advantage of improvements in mechanized sophistication, robustness and accuracy, while pursuing research to advance the field of robotics even further. Assembly