Tag Archives: Robotics

Robotics: Making a generational shift


Robotics as a Career  stirred the human imagination especially after the successful Star Wars movie series . The cute and lovable R2D2 and C3PO  were the droid robots  who with their antics made life better for the Robotic world. And this gave many people a huge change in mind shifts about what Robots could do in the future.

R2D2 and C3PO in Star Wars
R2D2 and C3PO in Star Wars

Indian Engineering colleges have many Robotics competes for their Tech fests and  that is far as these engineers may go. But many of them get serious and start looking around. In the USA  many Universities offer concentration in the field of Robotics. Most of them are aligned with the Mechanical engineering depts.  of the university.

A career in Robotics will take a student  far as these careers are linked with the future growth in the engineering profession. Robotics is an amalgam of Mechanical and Electronics and needs a person to understand human movements also. Humanoids, Droids, bots and many other Robotic types have come into being already.

Robotics will evolve as one of the new powerful careers in the future as it is now being widely applied in automobiles, aerospace, nuclear science and also in the homes. I see a future where Robots will be an equal component of man and for this I can remember Will Smith in the 2004 movie  i, ROBOT. and this gave the first three rules for ROBOTS.

  • First Law: A robot must never harm a human being or, through inaction, allow any human to come to harm.
  • Second Law: A robot must obey the orders given to them by human beings, except where such orders violate the First Law.
  • Third Law: A robot must protect its own existence unless this violates the First or Second Laws.

One of the best Schools in the USA for this profession is at the Virginia Tech University. Here a special  Robotic Lab known as RoMELA is doing yeoman research and new breakthroughs in the field. Most of this is being carried out under the  the aegis of Dr Dennis Hong.-  A TED speaker, and a great young professor at the Virginia Tech.University.

So guys who are looking to go deeper into this field of Robotics do come over for a discussion on my post.

Ajesh Kamania

Career Guidance Counsellor

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How to choose the Right Career!!


Well, this is the first question that comes to mind when we are thinking of career initiatives.
Parents start getting vexed about this the moment a student in India starts coming into The 9th standard or so. Many get so worked up and hyperactive that the parental anxiety overrides that of the child putting undue stress on the kids. Add the generational divide and things get worse.
To understand this better take the case when I was approached by a group of Kitty partying young ladies to address them on this topic. At first I thought this was a hoax. I mean why should kitty partying call me. to give them a small seminar on Career selection. Maybe they wanted some window dressing to ensure the hubbies would not put an end to this kitty partying. But lo.. They chased me down and even gave me a fixed date and time to appear before them. I was stymied and flummoxed.. I even had to wrangle a co-invitation to take my wife along.
And so at the appointed hour there I was in their drawing rooms facing a barrage of worries about careers and children in general.
What did I opine?
The first one was that chossing a career is like chasing a rainbow.. Sometimes you can never be sure. Like the following examples of some of my friends and what happened to their Careers.
1. A Qualified pharmacist is now  running a successful jewellery business.
2. A qualified orthodontist is now a financial consultant.
3. An army colonel invented the best selling KFC at the age of 59 .. From gun managing to frying chickens,,,,What a twist
4. An electronics engineer is now a full time commercial movie photographer.
5. The man who started online Amazon.com was a Wall street Financial wizard.
The second big opinion was that the time to chose a career cannot be determined with a correct date and time. The girls make up their mind earlier while the boys are a tad bit slower..maybe they are following the women here too. I mean to say it could be decided in class 9 or even halfway thorough college.. or even 5 years in the mid course of some other occupation. Almost like finding the philosophers stone..Everybody is destiny’s child.
Importantly I mentioned that engineering and medicine are not the only careers.. Now students can opt for multimedia. Aerospace, nanotechnology. Movie making, Indian idol , Robotics which are one of the many options they have…all they got to do is to have the large menu of choices in front of them. The difference of choices between a McDonald menu versus that at a Honest restaurant.
But importantly Career selection is a bit like Russian roulette. You never know when the bullet will hit you.
So don’t fret over it too much and take your chances when you can.

The Leit Motif of Career Jumps.


Sometimes I need to explain!!

So here goes. The meaning of the word is Leit Motif--whose meaning is the guiding theme or the main underlying idea of the title I have chosen for this new blogging adventure. The undercurrent that I want to  swim through this is by giving young readers fresh thinking, new ideas, immense motivation and tips on right Career Moves.

Will this take me up, or down or across. Will I succeed or fail if I chose this Career or that.  Will I eventually come out tops or sink to the bottom. Is this the right decision for my long term goals or not? Everyone seeking a career choice comes across these monstrosities often enough. Sometimes even in mid-course. What to do?

Career Jumps is created with the thought of providing Career thoughts, Career ideas, Good Careers and all sorts of Professional ideas for young people on the go. It is going to have as its Leit Motif about how to rise to the top in ones Career by making wise and well informed Career choices. It will highlight new Career options and how to achieve them.

It is my sincere hope that young minds will use this blog to get a better flight to their flourishing dreams and enable the matter to be used as a Springboard from which a young person will emerge more stronger and purposefully driven.

Ajesh Kamania

11/11/2013