Robotics in Germany and Japan

Subtitle:Philosophical and Technical Perspectives
Host publication's editors:Funk, Michael (Technische Universität Dresden) Irrgang, Bernhard
Abstract:Germany and Japan are two of the worldwide leading countries in robotics research. Robotics as a key technology introduces technical as well as philosophical and cultural challenges. How can we use robots that have a human-like appearance in everyday life? Are there limits to technology? What are the cultural similarities and differences between Germany and Japan? These are some of the questions which are discussed in the book. Five chapters comprehend an intercultural and interdisciplinary framework including current research fields like Roboethics, Hermeneutics of Technologies, Technology Assessment, Robotics in Japanese Popular Culture and Music Robots. Contributions on cultural interrelations, technical visions and essays round out the content of this book.
Number of pages:184
Date of publication:2014
Publication Series:Dresden Philosophy of Technology Studies / Dresdner Studien zur Philosophie der Technologie, Peter Lang Edition, vol. 5, 1861-423X,
Publication Type:Anthology