THE BUDDHA IN THE ROBOT
A Robot Engineer's Thoughts
on Science and Religion
by Masahiro Mori
Why does a robot engineer
say, "I believe robots have the buddha-nature within them--that is,
the potential for attaining buddhahood," as Masahiro Mori does in this
book? How does an engineering specialist look at Buddhism? What relationship
does he find between science and religion? What value does Buddhism have
in our present technological age? As a scientist who attracts his reader
through his practical approach and engaging style, Dr. Mori does not take
them up into the high mountains to expound abstract philosophy. Instead,
he keeps his feet firmly on level ground and his gaze focused on concrete
matters. In graphic demonstrations of Buddhist principles at work, he offers
a reliable guide for living in the complex world of modern society. "What
Dr. Mori writes about merits reflection; and his writing charms and delights."
--The Middle Way
MASAHIRO MORI, Ph.D., a specialist in robot engineering and control engineering,
is general director of the Mukta Research Institute. He has published many
books on his specialty as well as on Buddhism.
192 pp. 13.5 cm. x 21 cm. 6 illus. (softcover)
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