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Robotics for Supporting Childhood Education

  • Fumihide Tanaka


This chapter describes an instance of Cybernics research for supporting human capabilities through the use of technologies. The main object here is childhood education. With increasing demand for a higher quality of childhood education, a new trend of using robotics technology to support childhood education is emerging. In conjunction with a discussion of robot ethics and social acceptance for robots, the new trend will be described.


Childhood education Robotics Human-robot interaction Child-robot interaction Robot ethics Social acceptance Childcare robot Care-receiving robot Learning support Learning reinforcement Developmental learning Telerobotics Telepresence robot Tricycle-style interface Distant communication Distant education Education support 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Social ICT Research Center, Graduate School of Information Science and TechnologyThe University of TokyoBunkyo-kuJapan

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