Economical changes in Europe, as well as increasing global competition are the reasons for continuously growing interest in automation and robotics. It causes significant extensions of the needs and offers in vocational training area, while development of ICT techniques enables the introduction of new teaching methods. One of them is e-learning – distance learning supported with electronic presentation and communication media. E-learning can be applied both in a school-based teaching and in a vocational training for adults, and its advantages are particularly significant in technical professions. This paper presents the application of e-learning in the area of automation and robotics.