Does Japan really have robot mania? Comparing attitudes by implicit and explicit measures

@article{MacDorman2008DoesJR,
  title={Does Japan really have robot mania? Comparing attitudes by implicit and explicit measures},
  author={Karl F. MacDorman and Sandosh K. Vasudevan and Chin-Chang Ho},
  journal={AI & SOCIETY},
  year={2008},
  volume={23},
  pages={485-510}
}
Japan has more robots than any other country with robots contributing to many areas of society, including manufacturing, healthcare, and entertainment. However, few studies have examined Japanese attitudes toward robots, and none has used implicit measures. This study compares attitudes among the faculty of a US and a Japanese university. Although the Japanese faculty reported many more experiences with robots, implicit measures indicated both faculties had more pleasant associations with… CONTINUE READING
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