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Measurement of negative attitudes toward robots
A great deal of research has been performed recently on robots that feature functions for communicating with humans in daily life, i.e., communication robots. We consider it important to developExpand
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People's assumptions about robots: investigation of their relationships with attitudes and emotions toward robots
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This paper reports detailed results of the pilot survey, discusses implications of the results and problems with them, and suggests possible future works based on the results. Expand
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Measurement of Anxiety toward Robots
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We develop the Robot Anxiety Scale (RAS) for measuring the anxiety that prevents individuals from interaction with robots having functions of communication in daily life. Expand
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What People Assume about Humanoid and Animal-Type Robots: Cross-Cultural Analysis between Japan, Korea, and the United States
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To broadly explore the rationale behind more socially acceptable robot design and to investigate the psychological aspects of social acceptance of robotics, a cross-cultural research instrument, the Robot Assumptions Questionnaire (RAQ) was administered to university students in Japan, Korea, and the United States, focusing on five factors relating to humanoid and animal-type robots: relative autonomy, social relationship with humans, emotional aspects, roles assumed, and images held. Expand
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Changes in masticatory functions after surgical orthognathic treatment in patients with jaw deformities: Efficacy of masticatory exercise using chewing gum
Abstract Changes in masticatory functions after surgical orthognathic treatment were evaluated longitudinally in 47 patients in whom mandibular prognathism were surgically corrected and the efficacyExpand
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Age differences and images of robots: Social survey in Japan
In order to investigate the influence of participants’ age on their image of robots in Japan, a pilot research was completed by 371 visitors (male: 124, female: 246, age: from 2 to 80 years) at aExpand
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Implications on Humanoid Robots in Pedagogical Applications from Cross-Cultural Analysis between Japan, Korea, and the USA
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We investigate cultural differences of assumptions about humanoid robots related to daily-life fields, in particular, pedagogical fields, between Japan, Korea, and USA. Expand
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What People Assume about Robots: Cross-Cultural Analysis between Japan, Korea, and the USA
Tatsuya Nomura1,3, Tomohiro Suzuki2, Takayuki Kanda3, Jeonghye Han4, Namin Shin5, Jennifer Burke6 and Kensuke Kato7 1 Ryukoku University, 2 JSPS Research Fellow and Toyo University, 3 ATR IntelligentExpand
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NAD-Malic Enzyme Affects Nitrogen Fixing Activity of Bradyrhizobium japonicum USDA 110 Bacteroids in Soybean Nodules.
The NAD(+)-dependent malic enzyme (DME) has been reported to play a key role supporting nitrogenase activity in bacteroids of Sinorhizobium meliloti. Genetic evidence for a similar role inExpand
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Attitudes toward robots and factors influencing them
Attitudes toward robots, in particular, negative attitudes are important factors influencing human perception and behaviors toward robots. The chapter surveys the existing studies using the NegativeExpand
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