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By Yuji Sone

Eastern robotic tradition examines social robots in Japan, these in public, family, and creative contexts. not like different reports, this booklet sees the robotic on the subject of jap pop culture, and argues that the japanese ‘affinity’ for robots is the result of a posh loop of illustration and social expectation within the context of Japan’s carrying on with fight with modernity. contemplating eastern robotic tradition from the severe views afforded through theatre and function experiences, this publication is worried with representations of robots and their inclusion in social and cultural contexts, which technological know-how and engineering stories don't handle. The robotic as a acting item generates which means in staged occasions and events that make experience for its eastern observers and individuals. This e-book examines how particular modes of come across with robots in conscientiously built mises en scène can set off reflexive, culturally particular, and sometimes ideologically-inflected responses. 

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