Robotics is the branch of technology that deals with the “design, construction, operation, and application of robots, as well as computer systems for their control, sensory feedback, and information processing”. These technologies deal with automated machines that can take the place of humans in dangerous environments or manufacturing processes, or resemble humans in appearance, behavior, and/or cognition. Many of today's robots are inspired by nature contributing to the field of bio-inspired robotics.
The concept of creating machines that can operate autonomously dates back to classical times, but research into the functionality and potential uses of robots did not grow substantially until the 20th century. Throughout history, robotics has been often seen to mimic human behavior, and often manage tasks in a similar fashion.
Today, robotics is a rapidly growing field, as technological advances continue; research, design, and building new robots serve various practical purposes, whether domestically, commercially, or militarily. Many robots do jobs that are hazardous to people such as defusing bombs, exploring shipwrecks, and mines.
To cope up with increasing demand and use of robotics in day to day life, at RIET we have developed a complete lab having advance level plastic and Aluminium kits where students may construct very advanced robots. 15 hour training is given to every student from the industry experts so as to acquaint him/her with the basics of robotics. Students inclined to learn advance level of robotics are also assisted by the faculty and experts of the field.