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JRM Vol.9 No.1 pp. 2-6
doi: 10.20965/jrm.1997.p0002
(1997)

Review:

Towards a Mind Based Technology

Mitsuo Wada

Faculty of Engineering, Hokkaido University, Kita 13, Nishi 8, Kitaku, Sapporo, Hokkaido 060, Japan

Received:
November 20, 1996
Accepted:
December 20, 1996
Published:
February 20, 1997
Keywords:
Mind, Human, Intelligence robot, Machine
Abstract

The 21st century is just around the corner and requests are growing for a comfortable and rich life. At the same time, the society is aging due to a drop in the birth rate, triggering serious problems due to the decrease in the working population and a rapid increase in the load on welfare. Under these circumstances, some technologies has been requested to support life and society, but industrial technologies had a tendency to forget the humanoriented standpoint and evaluation methods were apt to follow preceding technologies. A request has been made to explode a human or humanoriented engineering design or development approach. What science or technological architecture is it positioned at? What effect does it have on the industry? Mind-based technology proposed in this paper is one of these considerations and claims to establish the principle of technological development that conforms to human or social acceptability, that is, a generic technology that respects the human individuality as a view on the value or versatility to support self-realization. This is derived from the recognition that it is important to clarify acceptable human and social rules based on an engineering understanding of mind such as a direct human sense, sensitivity, feeling, consciousness, or desire and to determine the target of research and development from these rules. This paper introduces some discussions on this matter.

Cite this article as:
Mitsuo Wada, “Towards a Mind Based Technology,” J. Robot. Mechatron., Vol.9, No.1, pp. 2-6, 1997.
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