Robocon is Zazen

Psychology and Buddhism in Mori Masahiro's Robotics

By Yulia Frumer Published 2019

On March 5, 2019, Yulia Frumer, Bo Jung and Soon Young Kim Professor of East Asian Science and Technology at Johns Hopkins University, gave a public lecture titled "Robocon is Zazen: Psychology and Buddhism in Mori Masahiro's Robotics" as part of the History of Science lecture series.

Myles W. Jackson, Professor in the School of Historical Studies, introduced Frumer, who explored the interplay between Mori's robotics work, engineering methods, Buddhism, and the role of psychology and cognitive science in Japanese humanoid robotics.

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