Smart Homes- Transforming Lives through Electronics

By Dr. Abhilasha Gaur, Chief Operating Officer, Electronics Sector Skills Council of India

The use of home automation systems is being rapidly increasing now a day.

Their usage ranges from industrial use to domestic as well. The home automation systems not only improve the quality of life but also makes it more and more comfortable adding to our affluence. It has enabled us to perform tasks virtually,  without the need of being actually present at that location. IoT devices keep on continuously tracking and collecting the data that is being further utilized to enhance the customer’s experience. The data collected is subjected to powerful algorithms that enable IOT devices to not only learn but also enables them to take decisions without requiring any human intervention. This results into continuous enhancement of the services being provided by the IOTs.

Internet of Things is a large network of web-based applications and devices that controls variety of devices through smart phones or other smart devices.  A smart home is nothing but a network of connected devices through web-based applications that are connected to a central computer or database that enables access and controlling of all the devices centrally or through commands. These commands may be in the form of program or may be voice commands either. Some examples of smart homes may include lighting control, temperature control, Security cameras, multimedia devices etc.

Though smartphones have added to a great extent to the comfort of the users but there may always be a chance of the security of these systems to be compromised. These security devices may be vulnerable to data theft and malfunctioning if invaded by a hacker or any other kind of malware or spyware programs. Some devices comes with weak security features and are easily vulnerable to hackers. Blockchain technology in such issues have worked magically well by overall improving the security protocols of these systems thereby making them least vulnerable to hackers. This also improves the control over the data that is to be accessed by third parties

A fully automated home that accepts all our commands and executes the instructions given through voice or touch are now not next gen fiction b ut a reality. Automation and robotics have together made these things possible and have turned it into reality.

Robotics process automation is a form of business process automation technology based on metaphorical software robots commonly known as bots or an artificially intelligent digital worker. RPA uses automation technologies to do the office tasks that in general humans are supposed to do.  The future of home automation and personal assistance with robots is developing quickly. Industry specialists foresee that the up-and-coming age of individual assistance robots will be furnished with prescient AI that can expect human necessities or address security issues before they occur.

With the increasing demand of automation and robotics, the demand of trained professionals in this field is also increasing. Below, we explore what the field of robotic automation lead design entails and examine the steps aspiring roboticists can take to build a successful career in this field today.

  1. Get an Education: A B.E./B.Tech Degree in Electrical or Electronics or B.Voc Mechatronics/Robotics/Automation) degree from reputed university is an excellent option to kickstart your robotics career. You will gain the necessary knowledge and skills to design and develop robotic and autonomous systems during your learning. If you want to pursue research and other innovative positions, you can also work towards a master’s degree after completing your undergraduate degree.
  2. Get Advanced Training and Certifications: Specializing in core areas like Robotic Automation Lead Design can help you acquire the desired skill sets and give you an edge over other professionals in your field. Along with preparing you for excellent career opportunities, advance skill training by ESSCI – Electronics Sector Skills Council also help you pursue a career path in robotics filed. ESSCI has designed this specialised Qualification Packs with the help of industry and academia expert for developing a skill set of B.E./B.Tech graduate who wish to pursue their career in Robotics & Automation.
  3. Gain Experience: Hands-on experience is necessary in the robotics industry. ESSCI also help candidate to gain experience through NAPS –National Apprenticeship Promotional Scheme and internships to give exposure about the autonomous systems that industries use currently. ESSCI also offer On-the-job training programs for candidates, which help them to stay in touch with the latest happenings in the Robotics field.

Also read “How to be Robotic Automation Lead Design Specialist