Robotics are used to perform simple automated tasks or to act as avatars for remotely located humans in hazardous environments. They are also used for repetitive and highly accurate production line tasks.
— In-Game Description
Robotics pertains to the creation and building of robots and computer programming. It's interdisciplinary with engineering and science. Robots are built to do things so humans don't need to or can't do. Such as tasks that are too hot, cold, dangerous or distant for humans.