Funding for this research was provided by:
Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research from the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (18H02746)
ERATO ISHIGURO Symbiotic Human-Robot Interaction Project
the Center of Innovation Program from the Japan Science and Technology Agency, JST, Japan
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: Yuichiro Yoshikawa and Hiroshi Ishiguro serve as consultants of Vstone Co. Ltd. Hiroshi Ishiguro owns stock in the same company.
: All procedures involving human participants were conducted in accordance with the ethical standards of the institutional and/or national research committee and with the 1964 Helsinki Declaration and its later amendments or comparable ethical standards.
: Participants were recruited from Kanazawa University Hospital and related institutions. After a complete explanation of the study, all the participants and their parents provided written, informed consent. All participants and their parents agreed to participate in the study.