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Robotics in Japan: Local, Global, and "Glocal" Influences and Applications

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  • Jennifer Robertson, University of Michigan, United States
  • Marco Nørskov
Technology, including robotics, and culture are intertwined and even mutually constitutive processes. Both technology and culture operate on many levels that are categorized for the purposes of this workshop as global, local, and ‘glocal.’ As evident in popular and scholarly media, robots made in Japan are often described as inseparably bound to Japanese culture whereas robots made in Europe or the United States are treated as if immune from local/cultural influences and priorities. Our workshop will problematize and fine-tune the category of ‘Japanese robots’ by exploring robots designed and manufactured in Japan AND deployed in local, global, and ‘glocal’ contexts and environments. In addition to providing empirical information on new directions and applications in robotics, a key objective of the workshop is the development of a method of researching and representing robots and robotics that is attentive and sensitive to both the intersections and divergences of local and global, and ‘glocal,’ applications.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEnvisioning Robots in Society - Power, Politics, and Public Space : Proceedings of Robophilosophy 2018 / TRANSOR 2018
Number of pages5
PublisherIOS Press
Publication year2018
ISBN (print)978-1-61499-930-0
ISBN (Electronic) 978-1-61499-931-7
Publication statusPublished - 2018
EventRobotics in Japan: Local, Global, and "Glocal" Influences and Applications - University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
Duration: 16 Feb 201816 Feb 2018


WorkshopRobotics in Japan
LocationUniversity of Vienna
SeriesFrontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications

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  • Robophilosophy 2018

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