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Garrison, H. Don – 1984
Robots are machines designed to replace human labor. A fear of vast unemployment due to robots seems unfounded, however, since industrialization creates many more jobs and automation requires technologists to build, program, maintain, and operate sophisticated equipment. Robots possess an intelligence unit, a manipulator, and an end effector.…
Descriptors: Automation, Career Education, Employment, Employment Problems
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Braun, Charlotte – School Arts, 1974
Discusses a scrap sculpture project involving five sixth grade classes in making robots. (GB)
Descriptors: Art Activities, Art Education, Art Expression, Art Materials
Instructor, 1984
Using robots in the classroom can motivate students to learn basic skills. Suggestions are offered for adding excitement to the class with multidisciplinary activities, games, and a song. (DF)
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Elementary Education, Futures (of Society), Learning Activities
Stubbs, Harry C. – Horn Book Magazine, 1984
Annotates six books dealing with (1) astronomy, (2) industry in space, (3) observation, (4) oceanography, and (5) robots. (FL)
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Astronomy, Books, Childrens Literature
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
Stubbs, Harry C. – Horn Book Magazine, 1982
Reviews five books that deal with astronomy, space travel, computers, and robots. (AEA)
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Artificial Intelligence, Astronomy, Books
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Andreae, John H.; Cleary, John G. – International Journal of Man-Machine Studies, 1976
The new mechanism, PUSS, enables experience of any complex environment to be accumulated in a predictive model. PURR-PUSS is a teachable robot system based on the new mechanism. Cumulative learning is demonstrated by a detailed example. (Author)
Descriptors: Artificial Intelligence, Electronic Equipment, Human Factors Engineering, Man Machine Systems
Freeman, Michael J. – Educational Technology, 1975
A description of how highly sophisticated, computerized robots can be used in the classroom. (HB)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Science, Educational Technology, Robotics
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Technology Teacher, 1998
Discusses the use of games and toys in teaching fractions, independent thinking, and organizational skills to elementary students. Explains the basis of the method in a constructivist approach. (JOW)
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Educational Games, Elementary Education, Fractions
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Tahta, Dick – For the Learning of Mathematics, 1996
Reviews M.B. DeBevoise's "Conversations on Mind, Matter, and Mathematics," (a book of translated conversations between Jean-Pierre Changeux and Alain Connes), which explores the question of whether a machine could reproduce the activity of the human brain. Explains how mathematics might be able to mediate between mind and matter. (DDR)
Descriptors: Biology, Computer Science, Cybernetics, Epistemology
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Lees, David; LePage, Pamela – International Journal of Rehabilitation Research, 1994
This article describes the current capabilities and future potential of robots designed as supplements or replacements for human assistants or as tools for education and rehabilitation of people with disabilities. Review of robots providing educational, vocational, or independent living assistance concludes that eventually effective, reliable…
Descriptors: Attendants, Disabilities, Electromechanical Technology, Futures (of Society)
Monastersky, Richard – Science News, 1991
Described is a project in which an unmanned aircraft, called Perseus, is used to sample and investigate the atmosphere of the earth. The history of the project, costs, and planned investigations are discussed. (CW)
Descriptors: Aerospace Technology, Earth Science, Program Descriptions, Research Projects
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Wolansky, William D. – Journal of Epsilon Pi Tau, 1986
Discusses factors contributing to the increased urgency for retraining, associated problems of the dislocated workers, barriers to retraining, the inherent potential of America's work force, and new mechanisms and incentives to promote retraining. (CT)
Descriptors: Dislocated Workers, Human Resources, Individual Characteristics, Job Skills
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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
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Carnoy, Martin – International Labour Review, 1985
The author examines the impact of "high-tech" industries on labor markets, the division of labor and the organization of work, and the policy options open to societies for dealing with the effects. (CT)
Descriptors: Automation, Employment, Industry, Information Systems
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