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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 February 2015) 9 (2): 187–211.
Published: 01 February 2015
... examines two instances of the interdisciplinary collaboration between robotics and theater in Japan and Taiwan. In particular, it analyzes how the perceived agency of robot actors is constructed onstage in these two cases. On the technological level, anthropomorphic, humanoid robots are used to construct...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 June 2013) 7 (2): 205–220.
Published: 01 June 2013
...Akinori Kubo This article analyzes the development and reception processes for the pet-type robots known as AIBO in order to explore the multiple ways in which technoscientific practices make realities of the world. I investigate how practices of comparison work in the emergence of a new...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 December 2018) 12 (4): 459–478.
Published: 01 December 2018
... is embraced by technoscientific researchers, entrepreneurs, policy makers, and journalists. The alpha human’s defining characteristic is the extended longevity, or even immortality, made possible by the developments in biomedicine, artificial intelligence, and robotics. On the other hand, the figure...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 February 2015) 9 (2): 117–126.
Published: 01 February 2015
... them, and help to transform them. The cases cover agricultural development, TFT-LCD industries, biotechnologies, and robotic studies and come from Taiwan, Japan, Korea, and China. Sometimes the global schemes designed to transform the locals adapt themselves in the trajectory of local circulation...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 March 2019) 13 (1): 77–99.
Published: 01 March 2019
... science, and science communication, particularly regarding robots and nuclear power. Carl K. Li (2016) , for example, illustrated the exceptional role of sci-fi within Japanese society as it articulates sociopolitical discourses and social atmosphere, as well as critiques atomic weapons and nuclear...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 June 2013) 7 (2): 175–183.
Published: 01 June 2013
... commensuration between cultures and natures through global assemblages of whaling (Blok); between human and animal in bringing robots to life (Kubo); between epidemiological and genetic traits in metabolizing diabetes drugs (Mohácsi); between Thai and Japanese technology in the space created by a technology...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 March 2010) 4 (1): 137–144.
Published: 01 March 2010
... that ensembles of cortical neurons could directly control a robot arm in real time ( Chapin et al. 1999 ). Nowadays, BMI technology is advancing in invasive (implanting the electrodes into the brain) and noninvasive (using externally measured activity of human brain) ways in many countries in the West...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 September 2018) 12 (3): 309–326.
Published: 01 September 2018
... development of biotechnology, computer science, and artificial intelligence usually brings disastrous results ( Djuna et al. 2016 ). Robots or androids in the future are often depicted not as friends of humans but as a serious threat to them. Science and technology are not expected to solve social problems...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 September 2012) 6 (3): 297–301.
Published: 01 September 2012
... heterogeneous: its researchers come from a variety of backgrounds, such as physiology, anatomy, genetics, developmental biology, psychology, cognitive science, informatics, information engineering, and robotics. Some hold doctorates, while others hold medical degrees. Such variety presents impediments to...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 December 2009) 3 (4): 525–530.
Published: 01 December 2009
... time-keeping (and time-pieces), Simon Partner on consumer electronics, and numerous studies of gaming and the internet ( Partner 2000 ; Hashimoto and Kuriyama 2001 ). There is still so much more to learn, however, from the history of robots (which are now becoming “personal” technologies) to flat...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 March 2010) 4 (1): 123–127.
Published: 01 March 2010
... imperative” for the STS community, as we are living in an age of “Yes, we can”. Together with high-tech industrial robots, science concerning the brain–machine interface is one of the frontiers tin which Japanese technology proudly leads the contemporary world. The ethical and social commitment to the...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 September 2018) 12 (3): 331–336.
Published: 01 September 2018
... should be addressed. Given that we are admittedly living at a difficult time of remilitarization, with high-tech and with the most advanced IT and bio-neuro-robotic sciences, disarmament should have been a most serious topic for STS in Japan (and elsewhere) ever since the start of the 2010s. 5...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 March 2019) 13 (1): 101–112.
Published: 01 March 2019
... 2018, exactly two years after his death. In this book, one senses the happy state at the end of Kanamori’s academic work through his writing about the issues involved in his struggle against death. On Dolls addresses familiar issues such as robots and human machines, as well as dogū 土偶 (folkloric...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 March 2013) 7 (1): 69–85.
Published: 01 March 2013
... bioengineering: insect robots for drug delivery systems, a Microkit disease-detection system, a bioartificial kidney, a diagnostic microchip. But in some fields, such as pharmacogenomics, innovative outcomes need a longer time to become successful therapies. Before he resigned in the fall of 2012, a casualty...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 December 2018) 12 (4): 359–376.
Published: 01 December 2018
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 March 2013) 7 (1): 103–123.
Published: 01 March 2013
... which research and development are already being undertaken, which “include work in robotics, micro-processor technology, civil engineering and medical research” ( 1983: 5 ), he goes on to define potential areas of future investment, “such as computer software, engineering design and technical services...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 December 2018) 12 (4): 519–540.
Published: 01 December 2018
... robots in Japan is well known, the land where the Masahiro Mori’s notion of the uncanny valley was tested out in a series of theatrical experiments by roboticist Hiroshi Ishiguro and theater director Oriza Hirata. Abe also plots a variant of the International Geophysical Year (which was implemented...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 March 2019) 13 (1): 115–136.
Published: 01 March 2019