Who says there are no jobs in robotics? That's hogwash. The industry is currently in the explosive growth phase, with Future Combat Systems, PackBots, Roombas, Scoobas and Pleos taking over.
iRobot alone has about 40 job openings as we speak: http://robotstocknews.blogspot.com/2006/06/irobot- corporation-on-hiring-binge.html/
and many of their employees have become millionaires with the company's IPO.
-Thorn, publisher, Robot Stock News