Robo Sapiens Japanicus: Humanoid Robots and the Posthuman Family

  title={Robo Sapiens Japanicus: Humanoid Robots and the Posthuman Family},
  author={J. Robertson},
  journal={Critical Asian Studies},
  pages={369 - 398}
  • J. Robertson
  • Published 2007
  • Sociology
  • Critical Asian Studies
  • ABSTRACT Japan accounts for nearly 52 percent of the world's share of operational robots and leads the postindustrial world in the development of humanoid robots designed and marketed specifically to enhance and augment human society. Innovation 25, Prime Minister Abe's visionary blueprint for remaking Japanese society by 2025, with the aim of reversing the declining birthrate and accommodating the rapidly aging population, emphasizes the central role that household robots will play in… CONTINUE READING
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