CONTENTS
VOL.8 NO.1 January 2009

A Word from the Guest Editor
1 Robot with KANSEI? or KANSEI with Robot?
——————————

Special Issue on KANSEI Robotics

Invited Paper

3 GEMINOID: REMOTE-CONTROLLED ANDROID SYSTEM FOR STUDYING HUMAN PRESENCE
Daisuke SAKAMOTO and Hiroshi ISHIGURO

11 KANSEI TECHNOLOGY AND ROBOTICS
– Machine with a Heart –
Shuji HASHIMOTO

Submitted Paper

15 BAYESIAN METHOD FOR DETECTING EMOTION FROM VOICE FOR KANSEI ROBOTS
Jangsik CHO, Shohei KATO, Masayoshi KANOH and Hidenori ITOH

23 RESEARCH ON INSTRUCTION OF ROBOTS BY HUMAN HEAD MOVEMENT USING “KANSEI’’ TRANSFER FUNCTION
– Smoothing method with B-spline surface for the parameters of “KANSEI’’ transfer function –
Tomonori YAMAMOTO, Satoru SHIBATA and Mitsuru JINDAI

33 AUTONOMOUS BEHAVIOR GENERATOR FOR A COMPANION ROBOT: SELF
Yoshikazu MORI, Naoyuki KUBOTA and Kousuke INOUE

41 VISUAL PERCEPTION FOR EMOTION-BASED COMMUNICATION OF A PARTNER ROBOT
Naoyuki KUBOTA, Honghai LIU and Yoshikazu MORI

51 EFFECT OF THE SIZE FACTOR ON PSYCHOLOGICAL THREAT OF A MOBILE ROBOT MOVING TOWARD HUMAN
Yutaka HIROI and Akinori ITO

59 EVALUATION OF ROBOT-AVATAR-BASED USER-FAMILIARITY IMPROVEMENT FOR ELDERLY PEOPLE
Yutaka HIROI, Akinori ITO and Eiji NAKANO

67 EVALUATION OF COMFORTABLE SPACES FOR WOMEN USING VIRTUALENVIRONMENT
– OBJECTIVE EVALUATION BY BIOLOGICAL SIGNALS –
Michiko OHKURA, Yusuke AOKI and Tetsuro AOTO

73 HUMAN-ROBOT HANDSHAKING USING NEURAL OSCILLATORS
Minoru HASHIMOTO and Tomofumi KASUGA

83 KANSEI GENERATOR USING HMM FOR VIRTUAL KANSEI IN CARETAKER SUPPORT ROBOT
Jun KOGAMI, Ken TOMIYAMA and Yutaka MIYAJI

——————————————————————————————

91 ANALYSIS OF THE RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN PULSES AND MUSICAL TEMPO, AND THEIR EFFECT ON RELAXATION
Genki MURAYAMA, Shohei KATO, Hidenori ITOH and Tsutomu KUNITACHI

99 ENVIRONMENTAL LEARNING AND CHILDREN’S COMMUNICATION THROUGH THE PROCESS OF PERSONAL COMPUTER BASED MAP-MAKING
Shoichiro SENDAI

107 GUIDE FOR AUTHORS