Loving the Machine
The Art and Science of Japanese RobotsBook - 2006
While the US sponsors robot-on-robot destruction contests, Japan's feature tasks that mimic non-violent human activities. Why is this? What accounts for Japan's unique relationship with robots as potential colleagues in life, rather than potential adversaries? This book answers this query by looking at Japan's historical connections with robots. Japan stands out for its long love affair with robots, a phenomenon that is creating what will likely be the world's first mass robot culture. While US companies have created robot vacuum cleaners and war machines, Japan has
Publisher: Tokyo ; New York : Kodansha International, 2006.
Characteristics: 159 p. :,col. ill. ;,26 cm.