〒 560-85311-3, Machikaneyama-cho,Toyonaka, Osaka, Japan
Psychology is one of important keys to understand good relationships between humans and robots and create robots that can coexist with humans, especially, humanoid robots as their appearance are designed to resemble human beings so that the highly focused on humanoid robots can live with human beings. Considering coexistence with human beings, security and safety of robots are significant issues. However, it is quite difficult to measure or quantify security and safety. To challenge this point, we adopt psychological approach. At first, we explore the concepts of security and safety for ordinary people, and then develop the scales to measure security and safety. We apply these knowledge in engineering point of view to design robots that are secure and safe. Through these challenges, we develop the standard of security and safety for human beings by conducting various experiments to compare robots based on the previous explored psychological knowledge. Unfortunately that it is highly cost to change robots design. That is why presenting robots in VR (virtual reality) is becoming the new center of attention. It is much easier to change robots design or motion in VR than in an actual one. But it is necessary to consider the differences in psychological evaluation between actual and the one presented in VR before replacing actual robot with VR in experiments. In summary, we develop the methodology of psychological evaluation to robots to quantify security and safety to robots. Then, by applying this methodology, we conduct experiments to compare various robots including the VR and set the standard of security and safety of humanoid robots that coexist with human beings.
〒560-8531 1-3, Machikaneyama-cho, Toyonaka, Osaka.