By Yuji Sone

ISBN-10: 1137525274

ISBN-13: 9781137525277

ISBN-10: 1137532165

ISBN-13: 9781137532169

ISBN-10: 1863654313

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Japanese robotic tradition examines social robots in Japan, these in public, family, and inventive contexts. not like different experiences, this ebook sees the robotic in terms of eastern pop culture, and argues that the japanese ‘affinity’ for robots is the end result of a posh loop of illustration and social expectation within the context of Japan’s carrying on with fight with modernity. contemplating jap robotic tradition from the serious views afforded by way of theatre and function stories, this booklet is anxious with representations of robots and their inclusion in social and cultural contexts, which technology and engineering reports don't tackle. The robotic as a appearing item generates which means in staged occasions and occasions that make feel for its jap observers and contributors. This booklet examines how particular modes of stumble upon with robots in conscientiously developed mises en scène can set off reflexive, culturally particular, and infrequently ideologically-inflected responses.

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