Japan's Gendered Robots: Robo-Sexism and Retro-Tech by Professor Jennifer Robertson, Professor of Anthropology, University of Michigan

Japanese Female Gendered Robot

Why are robots gendered? The process of gendering robots (and also AI itself) is largely based on self-evident and unexamined preconceptions of the "naturalness" of human gender. Professor Robertson will explore and interrogate the gendering of robots (and AI) manufactured today in Japan for employment in homes, hospitals, and offices. Open to the public, Japanese snacks provided.