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ERIC Number: ED237781
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Dec
Pages: 16
Abstractor: N/A
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Robotics and Industrial Arts.
Edmison, Glenn A.; And Others
Robots are becoming increasingly common in American industry. By l990, they will revolutionize the way industry functions, replacing hundreds of workers and doing hot, dirty jobs better and more quickly than the workers could have done them. Robotics should be taught in high school industrial arts programs as a major curriculum component. The benefits to students are great. Robots are interesting and highly motivating, and the cost is reasonable when compared to other major acquisitions. Students can be made aware of a variety of career opportunities through the study of robotics. Finally, the study of robotics can bring schools and industry closer together in cooperative programming activities. In junior high school industrial arts, students can be offered hands-on experiences with simple robots and microprocessors as control devices. By using the modular toy, Capsela, in combination with sensing devices and a computer interface, the fundamentals of robotics are within reach of both junior high school students' abilities and school budgets. The teaching of robotics can be an exciting and rewarding component of the industrial arts curriculum at both the high school and the junior high school levels. (KC)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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