Robotics Applications and Social Implications. Robert Ayres, Steven Miller.

Robotics Applications and Social Implications.

Ballinger Publ, MA 1983; 339 pages, Index, drawings, References.

Condition: Very Good or a bit better, red and black hardcover, in Very Good+ red, black and white dustjacket and clear acetate glassine jacket protector. Some small creases & edgewear along top of jacket. Binding is tight & square, pages are clean, unmarked.

Keywords: computer-aided manufacturing, human-machine interactions, robots, robotics in the 1980s

Price: $10.00

Item Description

'Addresses in considerable detail the prevailing fear of the workforce -- job displacement; traces the implications of robot usage for affected industries, regions and labor unions...' (from the jacket flap)

Contents incude -- Background - scope of the problem, history and forecasts; Robot/CAM Technology; Costs and Benefits of Robots in Manufacturing; Applications of Robots in Hazardous or Inaccessible Environments - underground coal minng, outer Space, robots in the ocean etc; Employment Impact of Robotization, estimating potential displacement, regional implications, Union response to technological change, job openings, etc; Productivity Impacts; Policy Implications - human resources policy, national R&D policy, corporate R&D policy etc; The Ultimate Robot. References at ends of Sections.