Humanoid robots, and the culture and history of the Japanese people

Authors

  • Atsuo Takanishi Humanoid Robotics Institute & Department of Modern Mechanical Engineering, Waseda University

Keywords:

Humanoid robotics, Technology, Roboethics, Japanese technology

Abstract

The author describes three different positions with regard to robotics : the European, American and Japanese. It focuses on the current Japanese and presents an historical overview, from early automata from the xvi-xvii century to the present day. The Contemporary Japanese scientists are focusing on the production of humanoid robots. According to the author, the creation of anthropomorphic robots helps to question deeply and effectively about the nature of human beings.

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Published

01-03-2011

How to Cite

Takanishi, Atsuo. “Humanoid Robots, and the Culture and History of the Japanese People”. Acta Philosophica 20, no. 1 (March 1, 2011): 29–52. Accessed July 24, 2024. https://www.actaphilosophica.it/article/view/3907.

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