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Bianco, Andrew S. – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2014
All technology educators have favorite lessons and projects that they most desire to teach. Many teachers might ask why teach robotics when there are many other concepts to cover with the students? The answer to this question is to engage students in science, technology, engineering, and math (commonly referred to as STEM) concepts. In order for…
Descriptors: Robotics, Class Activities, Classroom Techniques, Technology Education
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Roman, Harry T. – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2014
Biomedical and robotic technologies are merging to present a wonderful opportunity to develop artificial limbs and prosthetic devices for humans injured on the job, in the military, or due to disease. In this challenge, students will have the opportunity to design a store or online service that specifically dedicates itself to amputees. Described…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Robotics, Biomedicine, Online Vendors
National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Washington, DC. – 2001
This brief discusses human movement and robotic human movement simulators. The activity for students in grades 5-12 provides a history of robotic movement and includes making an End Effector for the robotic arms used on the Space Shuttle and the International Space Station (ISS). (MVL)
Descriptors: Aerospace Education, Design, Elementary Secondary Education, Hands on Science
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Technology Teacher, 1990
Discusses the current status of robots and robotics and the direction robot technology is heading. (JOW)
Descriptors: Higher Education, Illustrations, Industrial Education, Robotics
Meyer, Walter – Computing Teacher, 1988
Description of the field of robotics and its possible use in high school computational geometry classes emphasizes motion planning exercises and computer graphics displays. Eleven geometrical problems based on robotics are presented along with the correct solutions and explanations. (LRW)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Graphics, Geometric Concepts, Geometric Constructions
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Skena, K. George; Deal, Walter F. – Technology Teacher, 1995
Provides insight into the exciting future of robotics. Includes a student quiz and possible student outcomes. (JOW)
Descriptors: Futures (of Society), Learning Activities, Manufacturing Industry, Robotics
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Moore, Virginia S. – Technology Teacher, 1999
Describes an interdisciplinary unit on robotics that includes teaching parts of a circle, constructing and programming robots, and incorporating language arts. (JOW)
Descriptors: Computers, Elementary Education, Geometry, Language Arts
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Deal, Walter F., III – Technology Teacher, 1999
Describes a unit on robotics that includes problem solving, working together, and constructing and programming a robot. Provides students with an opportunity for critical thinking. (JOW)
Descriptors: Computers, Elementary Education, Programming, Robotics
Further Education Unit, London (England). – 1985
This report contains materials to assist teachers and others in designing curricula in robotics. The first section includes the results of a survey of technicians and supervisors in nine companies involved with robots that was designed to gather information concerning the education and training needed to prepare for a career in robotics. The…
Descriptors: Automation, Behavioral Objectives, Course Content, Curriculum Development
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Simanek, Donald E. – Physics Teacher, 1994
Compares and reviews currently available brands of steel construction sets that are useful to physics teachers for building demonstrations, prototypes of mechanisms, robotics, and remote control devices. (ZWH)
Descriptors: Demonstrations (Science), Engineering Education, High Schools, Higher Education
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Friedman, Madeleine – TechTrends, 1986
Describes a robotics literacy course offered for elementary age children at Broward Community College (Florida) and discusses the motivation for offering such a course, the course philosophy and objectives, and participant reactions. A sampling of robots and robotics devices and some of their teaching applications are included. (MBR)
Descriptors: Course Content, Course Descriptions, Course Objectives, Electronic Control
Auer, Herbert J. – 1985
This instructional manual contains 20 learning activity packets for use in a workshop on robotics. The lessons cover the following topics: safety considerations in robotics; introduction to technology-level and coordinate-systems categories; the teach pendant (a hand-held computer, usually attached to the robot controller, with which the operator…
Descriptors: Competency Based Education, Computer Oriented Programs, Course Content, Equipment
Hull, Daniel M.; Lovett, James E. – 1985
The six new robotics and automated systems specialty courses developed by the Robotics/Automated Systems Technician (RAST) project are described in this publication. Course titles are Fundamentals of Robotics and Automated Systems, Automated Systems and Support Components, Controllers for Robots and Automated Systems, Robotics and Automated…
Descriptors: Automation, Course Descriptions, Electromechanical Technology, Learning Activities
Southeastern Louisiana Univ., Hammond. – 1987
This model instructional unit was developed to aid industrial arts/technology education teachers in Louisiana to teach a course on microprocessors and robotics in grades 11 and 12. It provides guidance on model performance objectives, current technology content, sources, and supplemental materials. Following a course description, rationale, and…
Descriptors: Competence, Competency Based Education, Computer Software, Course Content
Bushey, Vicki; Hildebrand, Bob; Hildebrand, Dinah; Johnson, Dave; Sikes, John; Tahah, Ann; Walker, Susan; Zielsdorf, Lani – 2004
These teacher and student editions provide instructional materials for an introduction to surgical technology course. Introductory materials in the teacher edition include information on use, instructional/task analysis, academic and workplace skill classifications and definitions, related academic and workplace skill list, and crosswalk to…
Descriptors: Allied Health Occupations Education, Biomedical Equipment, Biomedicine, Competency Based Education
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