ERIC Number: ED255672
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-May
Reference Count: N/A
An Assessment of the State of the Art of Curriculum Materials and a Status Assessment of Training Programs for Robotics/Automated Systems Technicians. Task Analysis and Descriptions of Required Job Competencies of Robotics/Automated Systems Technicians.
Hull, Daniel M.; Lovett, James E.
This report presents the results of research conducted to determine the current state of the art of robotics/automated systems technician (RAST) training offered in the United States. Section I discusses the RAST curriculum project, of which this state-of-the-art review is a part, and offers a RAST job description. Section II describes the information sources for the project survey--public and private institutions providing technician training--and the types of information sought. The presentation of data is addressed in section III. A table provides a state-by-state listing that identifies the number of schools offering RAST training. Section IV presents a summary of the results of the survey which indicates that: 56 institutions currently provide RAST training programs; 114 schools offer robotics courses as electives; currently, 159 instructors teach robotics and 5,472 students are studying to become robotics technicians in the two-year associate degree and certificate programs; 33 texts are currently being used in training robotics technicians; and 27 other competency-based modular texts applicable to portions of RAST training are available. Appendixes, amounting to approximately four-fifths of the report, include raw survey data, a bibliography, and a chart of colleges and universities offering robotics training. (YLB)
Descriptors: Automation, Educational Research, Electromechanical Technology, Enrollment, Manufacturing, Occupational Information, Postsecondary Education, Robotics, School Statistics, School Surveys, State of the Art Reviews, Teachers, Technical Education, Technological Advancement, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Center for Occupational Research and Development, Inc., Waco, TX.