Gendering Humanoid Robots: Robo-Sexism in Japan

  title={Gendering Humanoid Robots: Robo-Sexism in Japan},
  author={J. Robertson},
  journal={Body & Society},
  pages={1 - 36}
  • J. Robertson
  • Published 2010
  • Psychology
  • Body & Society
  • In humans, gender is both a concept and performance embodied by females and males, a corporeal technology that is produced dialectically. The process of gendering robots makes especially clear that gender belongs both to the order of the material body and to the social and discursive or semiotic systems within which bodies are embedded. This article explores and interrogates the gendering of humanoid robots manufactured today in Japan for employment in the home and workplace. Gender attribution… CONTINUE READING
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