Cool Jobs: Wide world of robots

The machines can help with everything from surgery to disaster response

By Roberta Kwok, 17:57 PM May 9, 2012



This is one in a series on careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics made possible by support from the Northrop Grumman Foundation.


When you think of robots, you might think of something like Wall-E — a machine designed to perform boring tasks, such as compacting trash.


But engineers today are making robots that can do much more interesting jobs. Robots shaped like snakes could one day search for victims after an earthquake or help doctors perform surgeries. Underwater rob...

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