I am a roboticist and RC helicopter pilot and have many drones of my own!
I build intelligent robots that see and react to their surroundings, etc. The best way to go about this especially if you wish a career in this field is to check with you local colleges, what you are looking for is electronics classes, and aviation ones.
Or if your young enough you can learn a whole lot on your own by simply purchasing a small simple drone, and some cool electronic devices programmable units. I will help you in ANY way I can!
We don't get many questions like this But I am always happy to help anyone who wants to learn this cool and interesting field.
Please rate kindly and I will provide all the information you need to get stared in this field with hands on kits and drones for less than $ 300.US and have a lot of fun while learning.
No cost to rate!
Also you are in a great location for this.
I am from NY!
Keep in mind... Drones encompass robotics a lot.