Assignment 1 – Individual Report (Engineering)
Write a research report (800 – 1000 words) based on one of the titles below:
|1. How are industrial robots developing manufacturing, in terms of (a) the products which are manufactured, and/or (b) the human effect?
– Products: consider quality, quantity and recycling
– Humans: consider careers, skills and knowledge
This assignment is worth 20% of your final grade for this module. You will choose the title and show your methodology to your writing teacher by handing in a Proposal.
You will be provided with some sources to help you. You need to use at least 3 sources in your report.
It must include all of the following to pass:
The report you hand in must be your own work. It must not be copied from webpages, journals or translation sites, etc. – use your own words and cite any sources you use.
Do not ask friends or family members to help you – all work must be your own.
If it is suspected that the report is not your own work, you will go to an Academic Misconduct stage 1 meeting.
Academic Misconduct is taken very seriously by the university and you could end up failing the module and therefore failing the IFP programme.
You need to use at least 3 of these sources in your report. You can use more than 3 and you can also search for your own academic sources – books and journals – on Library Search
– Alvarez-de-los-Mozos, E. and Renteria, A. (2017) Collaborative Robots in e-waste Management. Procedia Manufacturing. 11, pp 55-62
– Bakir, A. and Balchi, I. (2018) Development and Implementation of Robotics in Construction: A Case Study of a Contractor Firm. Master’s thesis in Architecture and Civil Engineering. Chalmers University of Technology. Gothenburg.
– Bock, T. (2015) The future of construction automation: Technological disruption and the upcoming ubiquity of robotics. Automation in Construction. 59, pp113-121
– Bock, T. and Linner, T. (2015) Robot-oriented design : design and management tools for the deployment of automation and robotics in construction
– Cook, G. (2011) Mobile robots: navigation, control and remote sensing. Wiley InterScience
– Dhillon, B.S. (1991) Robot Reliability and Safety. New York: Springer-Verlag
– Gunkel, D.J. (2018) Robot rights. MIT Press
– Lin, P. Abney, K. and Bekey, G. (2012) Robot ethics: the ethical and social implications of robotics. Cambridge: MIT Press
– Pires, J.N. (2007) Industrial Robots Programming: Building Applications for the Factories of the Future. New York: Springer
– Wynsberghe, A. van (2016) Service robots, care ethics, and design. Ethics and Information Technology. 18 (4) pp 311–321
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