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Programmable Automation And The Workplace
Author(s): Marjory S Blumenthal
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Paper Abstract

The Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) has recently completed a study of programmable automation (PA) in manufacturing. The study discusses programmable automation technologies, ramifications for industrial structure and competitive conduct, and effects on employment, work environment, and education and training. This paper draws on the OTA analysis of employment issues. The discussion focuses on how and where programmable automation will affect the work force.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 August 1984
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0474, Electro-Culture 1984, (28 August 1984); doi: 10.1117/12.942465
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Marjory S Blumenthal, U.S. Congress (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0474:
Electro-Culture 1984
Jeff Bogumil, Editor(s)

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