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Meier, Ronald L. – Technology Teacher, 1993
Describes Iowa State's Exploration Program, a one-week course for gifted/talented youth, which includes videotapes, experiments, computer programing, debugging, and a final project. Provides objectives, material and equipment needs, and a student quiz. (SK)
Descriptors: College Programs, Computer Assisted Manufacturing, Discovery Learning, Gifted
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O'Haver, T. C. – Analytical Chemistry, 1991
Some commercially available software tools that have potential applications in the analytical chemistry curriculum are surveyed and evaluated. Tools for instruction, analysis and research, and courseware development are described. A list of the software packages, the compatible hardware, and the vendor's address is included. (KR)
Descriptors: Chemistry, College Science, Computer Simulation, Computer Software Evaluation
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Glenn, Jerome C. – Bulletin of Science, Technology and Society, 1990
Discussed is the blurring of humans and machines into a Conscious Technology civilization. Discussed are the leading indicators of this trend, the explosion of human consciousness, policy implications of this view, and this view as a criterion for policy analysis and future product development. (KR)
Descriptors: Artificial Intelligence, College Science, Computers, Cybernetics
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Mannaa, A. M.; And Others – European Journal of Engineering Education, 1987
Describes the development of a robot whose mainframe is essentially transparent and walks on four legs. Discusses various gaits in four-legged motion. Reports on initial trials of a full-sized model without computer-control, including smoothness of motion and actual obstacle crossing features. (CW)
Descriptors: Automation, College Science, Computer Oriented Programs, Electromechanical Technology
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Buckland, Miram R. – Science and Children, 1985
Sixth graders built working "robots" (or grasping bars) for remote control use during a unit on simple mechanics. Steps for making a robot are presented, including: cutting the wood, drilling and nailing, assembling the jaws, and making them work. The "jaws," used to pick up objects, illustrate principles of levers. (DH)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Elementary School Science, Intermediate Grades, Mechanical Equipment
Goldman, Steven L. – Science, Technology and Society, 1985
Describes and outlines the general syllabus of a philosophy course entitled, "Minds and Robots." Lists the assigned readings and explains the issues addressed in the 14-week course. Essay questions that are used for the mid-term and final exams are also included. (ML)
Descriptors: Artificial Intelligence, Cognitive Development, Course Content, Course Descriptions
Trotter, Robert J. – Science News, 1973
Discussion of the use of teaching machines to help a child learn the basics of geometry. Fully developed educational modules for such subjects as physics, biology, physiology and linguistics are forth-coming. (EB)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Educational Research, Instructional Innovation, Manipulative Materials
Muir, Michael – 1990
Intended for learners with a basic familiarity with the Logo programming language, this manual is designed to introduce them to artificial intelligence and enhance their programming capabilities. Nine chapters discuss the following features of Logo: (1) MAZE.MASTER, a look at robots and how sensors make machines aware of their environment; (2)…
Descriptors: Artificial Intelligence, Computer Games, Computer Software, Educational Strategies
National Academy of Sciences - National Research Council, Washington, DC. Committee on Science and Public Policy. – 1983
Presented are reports on trends and probable future developments in eight selected areas of basic science and engineering. These reports are: "The Genetic Program of Complex Organisms" (Maxine F. Singer); "The Molecular and Genetic Technology of Plants" (Joseph E. Varner); "Cell Receptors for Hormones and…
Descriptors: DNA, Engineering, Fluid Mechanics, Futures (of Society)
Howe, Samuel F. – Media and Methods, 1984
Describes the features of TOPO, HERO, RB5X, and Tasman Turtle, personal robots used in elementary and secondary schools and colleges to introduce concepts of artificial intelligence, advanced high school and college computer science, and elementary level programming. Mechanical arms are also briefly mentioned. (MBR)
Descriptors: Design, Electromechanical Aids, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education
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Moore, J. L. – Educational Studies, 1985
The development, testing, and characteristics of an instrument--Computers and Robots Attitude Questionnaire--that can be used to measure the attitudes of secondary students towards computers and robots are described. Individual questionnaire items are largely content-free and may be answered by students with no specialist knowledge of…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computers, Course Evaluation
Casto, James E. – Appalachia, 1993
The Robert C. Byrd Institute for Advanced Flexible Manufacturing Systems at Marshall University (Huntington, West Virginia) is part of a nationwide network of teaching factories where manufacturers can learn new, more competitive production technologies. The institute has helped several local manufacturing companies develop computer programs to…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Design, Computer Assisted Manufacturing, Manufacturing Industry, Postsecondary Education
Fox Valley Technical Coll., Appleton, WI. – 1990
This student manual for the Miller MRH-5 welding robot contains nine modules on how to: safely operate the MRH-5 robot; recognize different types of data; weld a part programming the MRH-5; re-teach an already taught program; weld various joints with the MRH-5 robot; weld a desk plaque with the MRH-5 robot; perform editing functions; check/edit…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Manufacturing, Databases, Editing, Electromechanical Technology
EASTCONN Regional Educational Services Center, North Windham, CT. – 1989
This electromechanical technician curriculum covers the following general areas: (1) basic soldering; (2) reading diagrams and following schematics; and (3) repairing circuitry and mechanics common to major appliances, vending machines, amusement equipment, and small office machines. The manual includes the following sections: (1) course…
Descriptors: Appliance Repair, Course Descriptions, Electrical Occupations, Electromechanical Technology
Levitan, Sar A. – 1987
Will there be radical changes in the workplace by 1997? Four predictions, two full of gloom and doom and two full of promise, are common in current literature. One recent theory holds that we are facing a polarization of American society through the erosion of the middle class. Another gloomy prediction suggests that not only is the middle class…
Descriptors: Adults, Demand Occupations, Educational Trends, Employment Practices
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