What are the best online resources to become an expert in robotics prior to enrolling for a master's program?

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What are the best online resources to become an expert in robotics prior to enrolling for a master's program?

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Some schools offer a course work only option, or auditing courses. where you complete coursework without receiving credit. This would give you both knowledge, and experience in what the coursework is like, including how lectures are presented, what the workload is like, and what working with instructors are like. Schools may require instructor approval first. Some schools have online extension courses that can allow you to gain knowledge and experience without enrolling in a graduate program. Some schools offer free online courses, such as GA tech, whose free online courses include courses in machine design, control of mobile robots, linear circuits, and multiple materials courses.

Professional organizations are another option, The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers' (IEEE) Robotics and Automation Society hosts webinars, and produces videos and podcasts. They also host competitions, offer educational materials, and continuing education programs.

For more information on becoming a robotics engineer, check out this article:Robotics Engineer: Job Outlook and Required Education

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