What the robots are up to at the Boston robotics engineering job fair
Posted On July 29, 2021
The Boston robotics industry is one of the hottest in the country.
In fact, in 2017, it was one of only five companies that generated the most jobs, according to the Boston 2024 bid.
Boston 2024, the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games bid committee, wants to attract more robots and automation to the city.
And the robotics industry has been a major driver of the boom in jobs and growth.
For one thing, Boston 2024 wants to make the robots more intelligent.
The robotics industry employs thousands of workers and generates more than $10 billion in revenue annually.
It also has a long history of innovation, from the world’s first commercially available robotic car to the first self-driving vehicles.
But robots have made some changes in the past year.
The new robotic cars and the self-balancing robot, named Boston 3, were unveiled at a robotics conference in February.
And last week, MIT announced a $1 billion investment to create a center that will focus on robotics and AI.
The Boston Robotics Engineering Job Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., March 2 at the University of Massachusetts, Boston.
The event is open to the public, but it’s open to people who have at least a bachelor’s degree and have not applied for a job.
The first 500 attendees will receive $1,500 in Boston 2024’s Robotics Talent Initiative (RTEI) scholarship.
The next 500 applicants will get $2,500, $5,000, $10,000 and $20,000.
The top two winners will receive a $50,000 scholarship, the third-highest-ranking winner will get a $100,000 grant and the fourth-highest winner will receive an additional $200,000 for the full $50 million RTEI scholarship.
Boston 4, a robotic vehicle, will compete in the first autonomous-vehicle event in the world.
The robot, Boston 4A, will be used in the Boston Marathon, and the Boston Robotics Foundation will give the robot the Boston 2020 Medal.
The RoboGames robotics competition, which will take place in 2021, will pit robots against each other and will be streamed live on the Massachusetts Technology Council’s website.
In 2018, the Robotics Talent Fund raised $1.6 million for MIT.
The MIT Robotics Institute is currently in the process of acquiring a $300 million robotics research center.
In addition, the Institute has also received $2 million in funding from the Massachusetts Venture Fund.
Boston 2020 will also host the Boston Innovation Hub, a hub that will provide grants and training to Boston startups.
In 2019, Boston 2020 announced plans to add more than 50 new startups and 100 new jobs.
The job fair will also showcase robotics startups, including a new robotics company, Robotics 360, and an artificial intelligence company, Rethink Robotics.
Boston’s robotics workforce will also be the subject of a series of events in 2019, which includes the Boston Robot Challenge, a competition for robotics engineers.
In 2021, the robotics workforce is expected to grow from 6,000 to 16,000 people.
“Robots have the potential to make our cities safer, more efficient and more livable, but we can’t afford to keep doing this if we’re going to keep attracting and retaining talented engineers, technicians and business leaders,” said Boston 2024 President and CEO Bob Young.
“We need to find ways to keep the robotics talent in the United States, but also give them the skills that will create jobs in our city.”
In the Boston RoboGames, robots will be tested for safety, security and speed.
The robots will also have the opportunity to compete in a series that will help define the future of robotic technology.
The final robot, dubbed Boston 4B, will face off against a team of autonomous-driving robots.
Robots will also test their capabilities to help solve engineering challenges.
The competition is part of Boston 2024 plans to create “a hub of innovation that will lead to the next generation of robotics and artificial intelligence.”
Boston 2024 is also looking to hire 100,000 new people in the Robotics Engineering Lab and Robotics Education Lab, which are both under construction.
The organization has also signed a deal to launch an accelerator program in 2021 that will offer financial, human and technical training to students in the robotics, software and engineering industries.