Munemichi Matsumoto

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—. Among social infrastructure technologies, Robot technology (RT) is expected to play an important role in solving the problems of both decrease of birth rate and increase of elderly people in the 21 st century, specially (but not only) in Japan where the average age of the population is rising faster than any other nation in the world. In order to achieve(More)
The authors have been developing humanoid robots in order to develop new mechanisms and functions for a humanoid robot that has the ability to communicate naturally with a human by expressing human-like emotion. expression ability because the correct recognition rate of WE-4RII's emotional expressions were higher than the WE-4R's one. In this paper, we(More)
The authors have been developing humanoid robots in order to develop new mechanisms and functions for a humanoid robot that has the ability to communicate naturally with a human by expressing human-like emotion. We considered that human hands play an important role in communication because human hands have grasping, sensing and emotional expression(More)
Among social infrastructure technologies, robot technology (RT) is expected to play an important role in solving the problems of both decrease of birth rate and increase of elderly people in the 21st century, specially but not only in Japan. In order to achieve this objective, the new generation of personal robots should be capable of a natural(More)
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