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A roboticist is a person who designs, builds, programs, and experiments with robots. Since robotics is a highly interdisciplinary field,roboticists often have backgrounds in a number of disciplines including computer science, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering,physics, human–computer interaction and interaction design. Roboticists often work for university, industry, and government research labs, but may also work for startup companies and other entrepreneurial firms. Amateur Robotics is also a growing hobby all over the world.
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