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Robotics in Germany and Japan : philosophical and technical perspectives / Michael Funk, Bernhard Irrgang (eds.).

Publication:
Frankfurt am Main : Peter Lang GmbH, 2014.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (187 p.)
Series:
Dresden philosophy of technology perspectives ; v. 5.
Dresden philosophy of technology perspectives, 1861-423X ; volume 5
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Subjects:
Robotics -- Germany -- Popular works.
Robotics -- Japan -- Popular works.
Robotics -- Philosophy.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
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 As
Contents:
Cover; Preface; Table of Contents; Introduction; From Fiction to Science: A German-Japanese Era-Project - Walther Ch. Zimmerli; Philosophical Frameworks; Robotics as a Future Vision for HypermodernTechnologies - Bernhard Irrgang; Roboethics and the Synthetic Approach - A Perspective on Roboethics from Japanese Robotics Research - Kohji Ishihara; Humanoid Robots and Human Knowing - Perspectivity and Hermeneutics in Terms of Material Culture - Michael Funk; Technology Assessment; Who is taking over? Technology Assessment of Autonomous (Service) Robots - Michael Decker
Popular Culture and Music RobotsRobots in Japanese Popular Culture - Maika Nakao; Understanding the Feasibility and Applicability of the Musician-Humanoid Interaction Research:A Study of the Impression of the Musical Interaction - Jorge Solis & Atsuo Takanishi; Mozart to Robot - Cultural Challenges ofMusical Instruments - Michael Funk & Jörg Jewanski; Essays; Android Robots between Service and the Apocalypse of the Human Being - Gerd Grübler; Joseph Weizenbaum, Responsibility and Humanoid Robots - Kerstin Palatini
Social Stereotypes as a Guarantee for Proper Human-Robot Interaction? Remarks to an Anthropomorphic Robot Design - Manja Unger-BüttnerAuthors and Contact
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Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references.
Description based on print version record.
Contributor:
Funk, Michael, 1985-
Irrgang, Bernhard.
ISBN:
3-653-03976-2