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Things To Do

Here are some tasks awaiting attention:
  • Copyedit : Any articles with "attention needed"
  • Infobox : Make Infoboxes for Robotics articles which need robotics standards
  • Stubs : 213 stubs exist of which around 50% could be improved to Start-class
  • Update : Begin tagging and assessing all related robotics articles with project banner, located on the Template page.

Assessment Policy[edit]

Welcome to the assessment department of the WikiProject Robotics! This department focuses on assessing the quality of Wikipedia's Robotics and College articles. While much of the work is done in conjunction with the WP:1.0 program, the article ratings are also used within the project itself to aid in recognizing excellent contributions and identifying topics in need of further work.

The ratings are done in a distributed fashion through parameters in the {{WikiProject Robotics}} project banner; this causes the articles to be placed in the appropriate sub-categories of Category:Robotics articles by quality, Category:Robotics articles needing attention, Category:Robotics past collaborations, and Category:Robotics past selected articles. The quality and importance ratings serve as the foundation for an automatically generated worklist. There is also Category:Non-article Robotics pages) for things like redirect pages, templates, categories, images, etc.

Frequently asked questions[edit]

How can I get my article rated? 
As a member of the WikiProject Robotics, you can do it yourself. If you're unsure, list it in the requesting an assessment section link.
Who can assess articles? 
Any member of WikiProject Robotics is free to add—or change—the rating of an article, but please follow the guidelines.
Why didn't the reviewer leave any comments? 
Unfortunately, due to the volume of articles that need to be assessed, we are unable to leave detailed comments in most cases. If you have particular questions, you might ask the person who assessed the article; they will usually be happy to provide you with their reasoning.
Where can I get more comments about my article? 
Contact Wikipedia:WikiProject Robotics who will handle it or assign the issue to someone. You may also list it for a Peer review.
What if I don't agree with a rating? 
Relist it as a request or contact Wikipedia:WikiProject Robotics who will handle it or assign the issue to someone.
Aren't the ratings subjective? 
Yes, they are, but it's the best system we've been able to devise; if you have a better idea, please don't hesitate to let us know!

If you have any other questions not listed here, please feel free to ask them on the discussion page for this department, or to contact the Wikipedia:WikiProject Robotics directly.


An article's assessment is generated from the class and parameters in the {{WikiProject Robotics}} project banner on its talk page. You can learn the syntax by looking at the talk pages in edit mode and by reading the info below.

This is the rating syntax (ratings and dates are samples, change to what applies to the article in question):

{{WikiProject Robotics}}
  • Displays the default banner, showing the project info and only ??? for the quality parameter.
{{WikiProject Robotics|class=FA}}
  • All assessed articles should have quality filled in. Leaving the other parameters off does not hurt anything.
{{WikiProject Robotics|class=Start|attention=yes}}
  • If an article needs immediate attention, add the attention tag and please leave talk notes as to why. The only valid parameter for this field is "yes". If it does not need attention, leave the parameter off.
{{WikiProject Robotics|class=B|attention=yes|past-selected=[[July]] [[2006]]|past-collaboration=[[April]] [[2006]]}}
  • If an article has been the SATM or COTF, these tags get added in this format.

The following values may be used for the class parameter:

Articles for which a valid class is not provided are listed in Category:Unassessed Robotics articles. The class should be assigned according to the quality scale below.

Quality scale[edit]

All examples below are as of September 2007. Please note that a B-Class article must include at least one reference.

WikiProject article quality grading scheme