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Applied Computational Intelligence and Soft Computing
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 760908, 5 pages
Research Article

The Aspects, the Origin, and the Merit of Aware Computing

Tohoku Institute of Technology, 35-1 Yagiyama-Kasumi, Taihaku, Sendai 982-8577, Japan

Received 24 February 2012; Accepted 2 May 2012

Academic Editor: Qiangfu Zhao

Copyright © 2012 Yasuji Sawada. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


In this paper we tried to understand scientifically the awareness, a daily word. Some aspects of awareness, such as qualitative or quantitative, the targets of awareness, either the external world or the internal world, were discussed. Suggestion on the human awareness was described from the experimental results of visual hand tracking. The origin and the merit of awareness in the process of evolution of animals were discussed. Finally some characters of possible aware computers and aware robots were studied.