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— This paper presents a new research platform, CB 2 , a child robot with biomimetic body for cognitive developmental robotics [1] developed by the Socially-Synergistic Intelligence (Hereafter, Socio-SI) group of JST ERATO Asada Project. The Socio-SI group has focused on the design principles of communicative and intelligent machines and human social(More)
— As robots become more ubiquitous in our daily lives, humans and robots are working in ever-closer physical proximity to each other. These close physical distances change the nature of human robot interaction considerably. First, it becomes more important to consider safety, in case robots accidentally touch (or hit) the humans. Second, touch (or haptic)(More)
Body sway in normal subjects was analyzed by means of various methods to study a role of cervical muscles in galvanic body sway test. Galvanic stimulation through the retro-auricular electrode induced an initial response and a deviation response in body sway. When the anodal stimulation was given through the right retro-auricle during standing, a deviation(More)
This paper investigates the influence of the leg afferent input, induced by a leg assistive robot, on the decoding performance of a BMI system. Specifically, it focuses on a decoder based on the event-related (de)synchronization (ERD/ERS) of the sensorimotor area. The EEG experiment, performed with healthy subjects, is structured as a 3 × 2 factorial(More)
To clarify the effect of surgery on the prevention cerebral hemorrhage in adult moyamoya disease, we compared postoperative courses between superficial temporal artery-middle cerebral artery (STA-MCA) anastomosis and conservative therapy. The study subjects were 30 adults with moyamoya disease. Unilateral STA-MCA anastomosis was conducted in 7 of these 30(More)