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Hudson, C. A. – Science, 1982
Advances in factory computerization (computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing) are reviewed, including discussions of robotics, human factors engineering, and the sociological impact of automation. (JN)
Descriptors: Automation, Computer Oriented Programs, Computer Science, Computers
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Ayres, Robert; Miller, Steve – Journal of Epsilon Pi Tau, 1982
Explores the history of robotics and its effects upon the manufacturing industry. Topics include robots' capabilities and limitations, the factory of the future, displacement of the workforce, and implications for management and labor. (SK)
Descriptors: Computer Oriented Programs, Futures (of Society), Industry, Job Layoff
Staples, Betsy – Creative Computing, 1983
Herbert Simon (Nobel prize-winning economist/professor) expresses his views on human and artificial intelligence, problem solving, inventing concepts, and the future. Includes comments on expert systems, state of the art in artificial intelligence, robotics, and "Bacon," a computer program that finds scientific laws hidden in raw data.…
Descriptors: Artificial Intelligence, Computer Oriented Programs, Computer Programs, Computer Science
Parsons, H. McIlvaine – 1981
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,…
Descriptors: Aerospace Education, Automation, College Science, Engineering
International Trade Administration (DOC), Washington, DC. – 1983
A series of meetings was held to assess future problems in United States high technology, particularly in the fields of robotics, computers, semiconductors, and telecommunications. This report, which focuses on the computer industry, includes a profile of this industry and the papers presented by industry speakers during the meetings. The profile…
Descriptors: Competition, Computer Software, Computers, Economics
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Office of Science and Technology Policy, Washington, DC. – 1983
This report provides a comprehensive statement of the Reagan administration's science and technology (S/T) policy and priorities. The report is organized into three chapters. Chapter I discusses S/T and United States society and the United States S/T policy. Highlights of the 1982 accomplishments in implementing the policy and of the fiscal year…
Descriptors: Agriculture, Budgets, Energy, Federal Programs
National Science Foundation, Washington, DC. – 1985
The 35th Annual Report of the National Science Foundation (NSF) describes recent achievements of NSF sponsored research in viral structure, semiconductors, genetic engineering, Mayan culture, astronomy, physiology, paleontology, robotics, physics, material science and pollution. Major 1985 initiatives included: (1) establishing six university…
Descriptors: Annual Reports, Awards, College Science, Computers
Ventouratos, Despina – 1993
This report evaluates Project Data-Tech, a New York City program that served 125 Haitian- and Spanish-speaking students of limited English proficiency and that was designed to improve the educational attainment of these minority children. Participating students received instruction in English as a second language; native language arts (NLA); the…
Descriptors: Achievement Gains, Basic Skills, Bilingual Education, Curriculum Development
National Science Foundation, Washington, DC. – 1982
The eight working papers presented in this compendium were prepared for the National Science Foundation (NSF) as one means to assist the Office of Science and Technology Policy with preparation of the Administration's Annual Science and Technology Report to the Congress, 1981. They focus on specific aspects of three central themes directly related…
Descriptors: College Science, Cooperative Planning, Engineering Education, Federal Aid
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Ebel, Karl-H. – International Labour Review, 1986
Despite falling prices and more varied applications, the diffusion of industrial robots is taking place at a slower pace than expected. There are not only technical snags but also social barriers to be overcome--displacement of workers, deskilling of certain operations, and changes in work methods. (Author/CT)
Descriptors: Dislocated Workers, Job Skills, Labor Relations, Manufacturing