Most commonly, robots are used within the automotive, food packaging, appliance, and electronic industries.
Robotics engineers share their time between a lab and an office. Time in the lab is spent working on small mechanical parts that are components of the larger robot they are creating. Time in the office is spent working on research and planning.
A typical work week consists of 40 hours, Monday to Friday. However, project deadlines can make this schedule vary drastically. Overtime may be necessary to make sure that the job is completed on time, and occasional travel may be necessary.