Chapter 2. Critical Management Factors in the Successful Application of Robots

  1. William Smothers
  1. Larry L. Speakman

Published Online: 26 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470320235.ch2

Robotics and Microprocessors: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 5, Issue 9/10

Robotics and Microprocessors: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 5, Issue 9/10

How to Cite

Speakman, L. L. (1984) Critical Management Factors in the Successful Application of Robots, in Robotics and Microprocessors: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 5, Issue 9/10 (ed W. Smothers), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470320235.ch2

Author Information

  1. Coors Porcelain Co. 600 Ninth St., Golden, CO 80401

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1984

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470374177

Online ISBN: 9780470320235

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Keywords:

  • robots;
  • engineering philosophies;
  • semiskilled workers;
  • community unemployment;
  • technical staff

Summary

The justification for robotics may be predominantly mechanical and economic in nature, while the changes in management and engineering philosophies are often overlooked. This paper discusses how to address these changes successfully.