|Budget Amount *help
¥105,300,000 (Direct Cost: ¥81,000,000、Indirect Cost: ¥24,300,000)
Fiscal Year 2013: ¥17,160,000 (Direct Cost: ¥13,200,000、Indirect Cost: ¥3,960,000)
Fiscal Year 2012: ¥21,580,000 (Direct Cost: ¥16,600,000、Indirect Cost: ¥4,980,000)
Fiscal Year 2011: ¥21,580,000 (Direct Cost: ¥16,600,000、Indirect Cost: ¥4,980,000)
Fiscal Year 2010: ¥21,580,000 (Direct Cost: ¥16,600,000、Indirect Cost: ¥4,980,000)
Fiscal Year 2009: ¥23,400,000 (Direct Cost: ¥18,000,000、Indirect Cost: ¥5,400,000)
We have developed model of proximity, speech, and behavior for natural human-robot interaction. We conducted field studies in learning context. We found that we can create a learning environment with only children and a robot but without adults, and revealed that such a learning environment leads to children's spontaneous learning where children think for themselves. In a school classroom, we revealed that science questions to a robot leads to children's curiosity to science. A separate laboratory study revealed that students are easier to ask questions to a robot than a human teacher. Overall, the series of studies suggest that robots have both human-like presence and non-human-like presence, which can lead to retrieve spontaneous learning from learners.