Robotics is the branch of technology that deals with the design, construction, operation and application of robots and computer systems for their control, sensory feedback, and information processing. These technologies deal with automated machines that can take the place of humans, in hazardous or manufacturing processes, or simply just resemble humans.

This field overlaps with electronics, computer science, artificial intelligence , mechatronics, nanotechnology , and bioengineering.

Robotic challenges students in activities using today’s technologies. It is an excellent tool to teach systematic problem solving and design strategies. It introduces students to the concept of systems and system analysis.