Inside the Robot Kingdom: Japan, Mechatronics, and the Coming Robotopia

@article{Schodt1988InsideTR,
  title={Inside the Robot Kingdom: Japan, Mechatronics, and the Coming Robotopia},
  author={Frederick L. Schodt},
  journal={Leonardo},
  year={1988},
  volume={24},
  pages={243}
}
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