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Internal (neuronal) representations in the brain are modified by our experiences, and this phenomenon is not unique to sensory and motor systems. Here, we show that different impressions obtained through social interaction with a variety of agents uniquely modulate activity of dorsal and ventral pathways of the brain network that mediates human social(More)
In the present study, we investigated whether a robot is able to deceive a human by producing a behavior against him/her prediction. A feeling of being deceived by a robot would be a strong indicator that the human treat the robot as an intentional entity. We conducted a psychological experiment in which a subject played Darumasan ga Koronda, a Japanese(More)
SUMMARY We describe attempts to have robots behave as embodied knowledge media that will permit knowledge to be communicated through embodied interactions in the real world. The key issue here is to give robots the ability to associate interactions with information content while interacting with a communication partner. Toward this end, we present two(More)
— An artifact's behavior must be easily construed and interpreted as meaningful signals in a social or working context. In order to design such an artifact's behavior, we could exploit human psychological functions-theory of mind (ToM)-the ability to interpret other people's behavior in terms of intentional causal mental states such as beliefs, desires and(More)