9 Robots and Work

The increase of robotics/automation in today’s society can be seen in almost every industry including the application of coding, robotics and drones to mention only a few. Your task is to identify an industry that has been affected by robotics/automation and discuss  social, ethical and sustainability factors and consider economic, environmental and social sustainability. 

The Task

Key Terms

Technology in Society

Social, ethical and sustainability considerations that impact on designed solutions

Development of products, services and environments, with consideration of economic, environmental and social sustainability 

Collaborating and Managing

Work independently, and collaboratively to manage projects, using digital technology and an iterative and collaborative approach. Considers time, cost, risk and safety

Research Skills for Servite Students

Science Resources

Discover Magazine

Discover Magazine

Take an exciting adventure with Discover magazine as it reports captivating developments in science, medicine, technology, and the world around us.

Spectacular photography and refreshingly understandable stories on complex subjects connect everyday people with the greatest ideas and minds in science.


Resource Key

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Servite Way

  • Critical Thinker
  • Entrepreneur
  • Creative and Innovative
  • Communicator and Collaborator


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brief, basic information laid out in an easy-to-read format. May use informal language.

Level 2

provides additional background information and further reading. Introduces some subject-specific language.

Level 3

lengthy, detailed information. Frequently uses technical/subject-specific language.