Having a passion for technology and the need to be the globally competitive paved the way for India to rise in the robotics industry. There is no denying that the robotics industry has all set the things to do it in an unusual and easy way which may be safe in contrast to the human being. Along with many prominent countries like the USA, Japan, etc who already developed robots with such intelligence, India also has stepped into the industry of robotics and emerging with a vast pace to set up the realm. In this era of the 21st century, the research in the functionality of robotics has seen a lot of action and serve various practical purposes- domestically, commercially and military. With the rapid pace of technological advances, design, and building of robots, they can do those jobs that may be very hazardous for the human-like defusing bombs, mines and exploring shipwrecks.

Opportunities for robotics in India:

As we know, robotics deals with the design, construction, operation and the implementation which is coupled with a computer system for sensing, control and information processing. Very frequently, the designs of robots bring together the principles of electronics, mechanical and computer engineering that opens the plethora of opportunities for students as well as entrepreneurs.

A well-known personality of the robotics industry, Dr. Bijay Kumar Rout has well said that the industries of various sectors such as automotive, defense, atomic energy, space use robotics applications very extensively. The demand for robotics is increasing everywhere to improve productivity in every field of technology. The developed countries had invented the robots that help humans in their daily lives like cleaning the room, entertaining and communicating with them. Robots are also being used in the hospitals for the operations and in the rehabilitation centers to bump up the human’s life. The students who have this vital skill sets will be favored by such industries. Thus, we can say that there is a wide scope of robotics in India.

Let’s know about the views of reputed personalities who are working with robots in India:

    1. Abheek Bose, the CEO of Robotics Alive company that designs cost-effective robots and automation system, has said that those who wish to make their careers in the robotics; they have to understand the integration of mechanical, electrical, electronics and computer science disciplines. According to him, the robotics industry has the potential to modernize the industrial scenario but India still needs to adopt robotics and automation in a big way.
    2. Being passionate about Robotics, Samay Kohli and Akash Gupta had set up the company Grey Orange Robotics in Gurgaon. The company had built the robot “Butler”, a mobile intelligent ground vehicle used for handling materials. According to them, robotics is applicable in all sectors that need to store, assemble and transport products. They were also the part of AcYut project that still has to get the credit of building of India’s First Humanoid Robot.
    3. Fahad Azad, Co-founder of Robosoft System Company in Mumbai that manufactures duct cleaning and inspection robots. He feels that the robots can take the position of humans to do any monitor us, dirty and difficult tasks in any industry. The growth of robots in India still has to be implemented and the one who is passionate about the robots may work on the projects and will definitely get succeed which may take India’s level a one step higher in Robotic Industry.

Challenges of robotics in India:

There are many challenges to approve the robotics industry in an immense mode where the expertise of India in this field has to work together on the weaknesses and need to find ways to overcome them. Below are some major challenges that need to be concerned:

      • As robotics is a multidisciplinary subject, so it is impossible for students to gain knowledge of four to five engineering disciplines that are required to become an expert in this discipline.
      • The cost of adoption of robotics is high as the cost of procuring the imported hardware components is very sky-scraping.
      • The licensing woes and the paperwork required for hardware components took a long time to import in India that leads to the major challenge to establish a big industry of Robotics.

Also, India is dependent on countries like Britain, China, USA, and Japan to buy the necessary components in stumbling blocks.

How Robotics Industry can lend a hand in various fields in India:

We can see that robotics mainly capturing industries like manufacturing, pharmaceutical, packaging, mechanical and many more. Like we have the revolution in PC’s, then mobiles and now we can say that no one can stop us to go forward. It is inevitable that robotics will be an important aspect of our daily lives in a couple of years. Like other technologies, the rising of robotics in India is slow but will grow, once picked up.

      • Also, Dr. Rout said that Robots will be poised in India for a bright future due to globalization and industrialization in the world.
      • As India is already a manufacturing hub catering to the whole word, the use of robots in this field will provide the necessary edge to the companies.
      • In conjunction with this, the growth of robots will become the solution to fill up the shortage of blue color labors.

Seeing that the robotics is the fastest incoming in an industrial space in India, it may become the surplus of opportunities for entrepreneurs, students, and industrialists who have the desire to enter into this field. Due to lack of the necessary components, our expertise can’t implement the projects of robotics that is the real cause of the slow pace of growth of this discipline. So, it is very obvious that India has to overcome the challenges to reach go-to-destination in robotics. At present, the future of Robotics is growing linearly in India but it may take a couple of years to mount with the cosmic rate. No doubt about the fact that the future of Robotics in India is bright and dazzling and, one day India will shine in the whole world.

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