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Industrial Education, 1984
Discusses employment opportunities in robotics. (JOW)
Descriptors: Employment Opportunities, Job Applicants, Robotics, Technological Advancement
Rehg, James A. – Industrial Education, 1985
Questions and answers from the book "Guidelines for Robotics Program Development" are presented, addressing some of the major issues confronted by the person setting the direction for a robotics training program. (CT)
Descriptors: Automation, Guidelines, Laboratory Equipment, Manufacturing
Industrial Education, 1986
Flexible manufacturing systems (FMS) are described as a marriage of all of the latest technologies--robotics, numerical control, CAD/CAM (computer-assisted design/computer-assisted manufacturing), etc.--into a cost-efficient, optimized production process yielding the greatest flexibility in making various parts. A typical curriculum to teach FMS…
Descriptors: Computers, Cost Effectiveness, Curriculum Development, Manufacturing
Johnson, Robert – Industrial Education, 1984
Industrial education today must address the basic skills necessary to control and understand the manufacturing process. Machining, welding, and a common-sense knowledge of mechanics are needed. (JOW)
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Industrial Education, Manufacturing, Robotics
Barker, Ronald G. – Industrial Education, 1984
Provides a means of communicating what robots are, how they function, and for what they are being used. (JOW)
Descriptors: Industrial Arts, Manufacturing Industry, Robotics
Burns, William E. – Industrial Education, 1986
Discusses various applications of fiber optics technology: information systems, industrial robots, medicine, television, transportation, and training. Types of jobs that will be available with fiber optics training (such as electricians and telephone cable installers and splicers) are examined. (CT)
Descriptors: Employment Opportunities, Information Systems, Robotics, Telecommunications
Feirer, John – Industrial Education, 1984
Indicates that there is a danger that high tech will be a fad for a few years with too much money and attention spent on these programs and not enough on traditional vocational and technical programs. (JOW)
Descriptors: Educational Trends, Employment Patterns, Employment Potential, Robotics