ERIC Number: ED240279
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Dec-5
Reference Count: 0
Competencies Identification for Robotics Training.
Tang, Le D.
A study focused on the task of identifying competencies for robotics training. The level of robotics training was limited to that of robot technicians. Study objectives were to obtain a list of occupational competencies; to rank their order of importance; and to compare opinions from robot manufacturers, robot users, and robotics educators concerning the degree of importance of the competencies identified. Responses to mailed questionnaires identified 94 competencies, 11 of which were deleted because respondents considered them less important. The remaining 83 competencies were categorized into basic skills and five job functions: operation, application, programming, installation, and maintenance for robot technicians. A coefficient of agreement statistics was used as the evaluation criterion for determining the degree of importance of competencies identified. The results indicated a very high and significant degree of agreement (A=0.93) among manufacturers, users, and educators on the importance of all competencies. Maintenance was perceived as by far the most important job function, followed by operation. Programming and installation were tied for third place. Application was least important. (Sixteen pages of exhibits, including data tables, are appended.) (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the American Vocational Association Convention (Anaheim, CA, December 5, 1983). Broken print may affect legibility.