ERIC Number: ED210150
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Automation and Engineering Psychology: A Look to the Future.
Parsons, H. McIlvaine
Various aspects of automation are explained to differentiate it from technology and mechanization and to show the difference between using equipment to help humans and using equipment to replace humans. Five reasons are given for engineering psychology to focus its attention on automation. Automation issues in a number of areas are discussed, including command and control systems, robotics, combat aircraft, air traffic control, nuclear power plants, and offices of the future. (JN)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - General; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Human Resources Research Organization, Alexandria, VA.
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association (89th, Los Angeles, CA, August, 1981).