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Ryder, Linda Sue; Pegg, Jerine; Wood, Nathan – Advances in Engineering Education, 2012
Summer outreach programs provide pre-college participants an introduction to college life and exposure to engineering in an effort to raise the level of interest and bring more students into engineering fields. The Junior Engineering, Mathematics, and Science (JEMS) program is a project-based summer workshop in which teams of high school students…
Descriptors: Summer Programs, Outreach Programs, Workshops, High School Students
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Linnell, Charles C. – Technology Teacher, 1993
Describes characteristics of robots, provides a glossary of related terms, and discusses available careers in the field of robotics. Includes a list of postsecondary institutions with robotics programs. (JOW)
Descriptors: Educational Opportunities, Employment Opportunities, Postsecondary Education, 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
Cohen, Karen C.; Meyer, Carol D. – Technological Horizons in Education, 1984
Discusses the development of industrial robotics training materials, considering the need for such materials, preliminary curriculum design, the Piagetian approach followed, and the uses of computer assisted instruction. A list of robotics curriculum courses (with content and audience indicated) is included. (JN)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Oriented Programs, Course Descriptions, Curriculum Development
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
Arnold, W. F.; Carpenter, C. J. – 1984
This report examines ways of providing technician training in the operating principles of robotic devices. The terms "robotics" and "robotic arms" are first defined. Some background information on the principal features of robotic arms is given, including their geometric arrangement, type of actuator used, control method, and…
Descriptors: Automation, Behavioral Objectives, Core Curriculum, Costs
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
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Bamford, Paul J.; Vandenberg, Victoria – Tech Directions, 1995
"VICA Skills USA Championships" (Bamford) describes the competitions and events of the 1995 National Vocational Industrial Clubs of America Leadership and Skills Conference. "Student Robotics Contest" (Vandenberg) describes an annual competition that invites students to demonstrate their creativity and knowledge of robotics.…
Descriptors: Competition, Postsecondary Education, Problem Solving, Robotics
Blaesi, LaVon; Maness, Marion – Technological Horizons in Education, 1984
Provides background information on robotics and robots, considering impact of robots on the workplace and concerns of the work force. Discusses incorporating robotics into the educational system at all levels, exploring industry-education partnerships to fund introduction of new technology into the curriculum. New funding sources and funding…
Descriptors: Computer Oriented Programs, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Financial Support
Hull, Daniel M.; Lovett, James E. – 1984
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…
Descriptors: Automation, Educational Research, Electromechanical Technology, Enrollment
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
Benton, Oliver; Branch, Charles W. – 1984
The purpose of this paper is to assist those in education, government, and industry who are responsible for managing vocational and technical training in their decisions about what programs should be initiated to accommodate the growing use of robots. Section 1 describes robot characteristics (type of drive, method of teaching, lifting capacity,…
Descriptors: Automation, Educational Planning, Electronics, Employment Projections
Hunt, H. Allan; Hunt, Timothy L. – 1983
A study examined the job creation and job displacement potential of industrial robots in the United States and specifically, in Michigan, by 1990. To complete an analysis of the impact of robotics on the American labor force, researchers combined data from previous forecasts of future unit and dollar sales projections and from interviews with…
Descriptors: Automation, Continuing Education, Economic Factors, Educational Needs
Campbell, Rob, Comp. – 1992
This document consists of teacher's and student's guides for approximately 10 days of instruction that introduces robotics. The teacher's guide contains the following: an introduction; a daily lesson plan outline; a pretest; answers to the pretest and posttest; a list of student competencies; unit objectives and terms; definitions of terms;…
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Competency Based Education, Computer Assisted Manufacturing, Electromechanical Technology
Sharon, Dan; And Others – Programmed Learning and Educational Technology, 1987
Presents an overview of a course on robotics and automation developed by the Organization for Rehabilitation through Training (ORT) to be offered through an open learning environment in the United Kingdom. Highlights include hardware and software requirements, an educational model, design principles, and future developments. (LRW)
Descriptors: Computer Software, Course Descriptions, Developed Nations, Electromechanical Technology
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