Robotics for safety and security

Tatsuo Arai, Hiroko Kamide

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Certain societal issues, such as the rapidly growing aged society and the increase in crimes, imply that service robots are required to operate in a safe manner. It is important to discuss the two aspects of the safety of robots: physical safety and mental safety. A kind of physical safety is discussed by showing an example of technology: a humanoid robot capable of carrying a wheelchair user. As for mental safety aspect, a new psychological scale is developed to quantify general impressions toward humanoids, using 11 different humanoid robots and 3543 Japanese respondents. It is revealed that nine factors are used for evaluating the general impressions of robots: familiarity, repulsion, performance, utility, motion, sound, voice, humanness, and agency.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCognitive Neuroscience Robotics A
Subtitle of host publicationSynthetic Approaches to Human Understanding
PublisherSpringer Japan
Number of pages20
ISBN (Electronic)9784431545958
ISBN (Print)9784431545941
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Jan 1


  • Human factors
  • Mental safety
  • Pushing manipulation by a humanoid
  • Safety and security
  • Service robot

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Computer Science(all)
  • Medicine(all)
  • Neuroscience(all)


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