Robotics

Robotics

Robotic is an interdisciplinary branch of engineering and science that includes mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, computer science, and others.A robot is a machine—especially one programmable by a computer— capable of carrying out a complex series of actions automatically. Robotics deals with the design, construction, operation, and use of robots, as well as computer systems for their control, sensory feedback, and information.

Robotic
simple Robot
electrical and mechanichal
Electrical and Mechanical parts

Mechanical Engineering:

Mechanical Engineering attends to robot mechanisms, dynamics, and intelligent controls. Topics include planar and spatial kinematics, and motion planning; mechanism design for manipulators and mobile robots, multi-rigid-body dynamics, 3D graphic simulation; control design, actuators, and sensors; wireless networking, task modeling, human-machine interface, and embedded software.

Robotic
Mechanical parts of simple Robot
Robotic control board
Line flower control board

Electrical and electronics engineer

The electrical aspect of robots is used for movement (through motors), sensing (where electrical signals are used to measure things like heat, sound, position, and energy status) and operation (robots need some level of electrical energy supplied to their motors and sensors in order to activate and perform basic operations).

Rotics
Line flower robot electrical and mechanical parts

Programming

All robots contain some level of computer programming code. A program is how a robot decides when or how to do something. In the caterpillar track example, a robot that needs to move across a muddy road may have the correct mechanical construction and receive the correct amount of power from its battery, but would not go anywhere without a program telling it to move. Programs are the core essence of a robot, it could have excellent mechanical and electrical construction, but if its program is poorly constructed its performance will be very poor (or it may not perform at all).