I saw this book at UM's library. The Loving Machine: The Art and Science of Japanese Robots..
It is quite interesting to know why Japan can become main developer of robots in the world.. Since ancient Japanese is very creative.. they like anime, they like dolls that can move, they like robots! They imagine them through creative writings and creative drawings and made them real. Those came from Japanese..
The Front cover of the book.. Interesting?
Back cover show two different robots that emerge from traditional to the latest innovation..