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Albus, James S. – Futurist, 1984
Spectacular advances in microcomputers are forging new technological frontiers in robotics. For example, many factories will be totally automated. Economic implications of the new technology of robotics for the future are examined. (RM)
Descriptors: Automation, Economic Factors, Economics, Employment Problems
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Deal, Walter F.; Jones, Catherine E. – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2012
Humans by their very nature are users of tools, materials, and processes as a part of their survival and existence. As humans have progressed over time, their civilizations and societies have changed beyond imagination and have moved from hunters and gatherers of food and materials for survival to sophisticated societies with complex social and…
Descriptors: Technology Integration, Robotics, Technological Literacy, Manufacturing
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Cyert, Richard M. – Issues in Science and Technology, 1985
Proposes that full automation is the best current option for the United States' manufacturing industries. Advocates increased use of electronics, robotics, and computers in the establishment of unmanned factories. Implications of this movement are examined in terms of labor, management, and the structure of the economy. (ML)
Descriptors: Automation, Computers, Electronics, Labor Economics
Social and Labour Bulletin, 1982
This collection of articles on technological change discusses female workers displaced by automation in Canada and Japan; robotics in German automobile manufacturing; union concerns about technology in Europe and Japan; privacy of personal data in Sweden; small business legislation in the United States; and productivity improvement in textile and…
Descriptors: Automation, Banking, Confidentiality, Databases
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Strimaitis, Janet R. – Journal of Chemical Education, 1989
Describes the current use of automation in the laboratory. Discusses the need, flexibility, and benefits of automation. Presents a generic system description. Lists commercially available laboratory robots. (MVL)
Descriptors: Automation, Chemical Analysis, Chemistry, College Science
Warnat, Winifred I. – 1983
This discussion of the influence of robotics on the individual and society addresses three major topics: (1) the current employment picture and future expectations; (2) developments in the robotics industry and their impact on the changing character of work; and (3) the implications of these changes for both society and the individual worker. The…
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Economic Change, Educational Needs, Employment Projections
Xu, Yiliang – ProQuest LLC, 2011
The development of telerobotic systems has evolved from Single Operator Single Robot (SOSR) systems to Multiple Operator Multiple Robot (MOMR) systems. The relationship between human operators and robots follows the master-slave control architecture and the requests for controlling robot actuation are completely generated by human operators. …
Descriptors: Resource Allocation, Mathematics, Animals, Robotics
Doty, Charles R. – 1985
Major resources exist that can be used to develop or upgrade programs in community colleges and technical institutes that educate robotics/automated systems technicians. The first category of resources is Economic, Social, and Education Issues. The Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) report, "Automation and the Workplace," presents analyses of…
Descriptors: Automation, Educational Resources, Information Sources, Paraprofessional Personnel
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
Olson, Lawrence – 1982
The importance of higher education in providing the skilled labor force needed to respond to changing technologies; the cost-efficiency of independent higher education; and implications for government, industry, and independent higher education are considered. The most readily changing technologies include computers and electronics, satellite…
Descriptors: College Role, Cost Effectiveness, Educational Benefits, Eligibility
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
Kantor-Horning, Susan – Library Journal, 2009
It's called GoLibrary in the United States and Bokomaten in its native Sweden. Patrons know it as Library-a-Go-Go in Contra Costa County, California, but whatever its name, the automated lending service this materials handling machine provides has proved a tremendous aid in addressing underserved segments of this sprawling community. It's not hard…
Descriptors: Library Materials, Information Systems, Foreign Countries, Counties
Lynch, Edward J. – 1983
Approved in 1979, the robotics technician training program at Macomb County Community College (MCC) in Warren (Michigan) provides students with training in hydraulics and electronics as well as with hands-on training in the area of robotics. Furthermore, the program faculty includes individuals with work experience in electronics, fluid power, and…
Descriptors: Admission Criteria, Automation, Curriculum, Educational Equipment
Parsons, H. McIlvaine; Kearsley, Greg P. – 1981
The principal human factors engineering issue in robotics is the division of labor between automation (robots) and human beings. This issue reflects a prime human factors engineering consideration in systems design--what equipment should do and what operators and maintainers should do. Understanding of capabilities and limitations of robots and…
Descriptors: Automation, Computer Oriented Programs, Human Factors Engineering, Industry
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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