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  1. Robotics By: Phil Foster CMIS 102 Intro to Computers PowerPoint Homework Assignment 2 February 24, 2004

  2. Career focus and Goals • Hope to eventually receive a doctorate in computer engineering. • Aid in helping humanity. • Receive a well paying job with great benefits.

  3. Present Status • Currently build K-nex robots. • I am entering into either Drexel’s Villanova’s, or Penn State’s College of Engineering next year to receive my Bachelor’s Degree.

  4. Robotics • I hope to utilize my degrees to specifically enter the field of robotics and artificial intelligence. • Robotics is the science or study of the technology associated with the design, fabrication, theory, and application of robots.

  5. Required Course of Study • Complete 5 year co-op at Drexel University. • Complete the basic engineering syllabus for freshmen. • Basic courses include physics, computer engineering, mechanical engineering, and electrical engineering.

  6. Course of Study (cont.) • One or Two years in Master’s study in electrical or mechanical engineering. • Also, a doctorate opens up jobs in design and research.

  7. Statistics • # of people in profession: 35,000 • Average hours per week: 50 • Average starting salary: $30,000 • Average salary after 5 years: $45,000 • Average salary after 10 to 15 years: $100,000

  8. Major Employers • Ford Motor Company • American Robot Corporation • GSMA-Parish

  9. Recent Accomplishments in Robotics • Robots are used for entertainment, education, personal, and social welfare. • Prototypes serve food in prisons. • Some robots are being developed that detect hazardous items such as bombs.

  10. Thank You