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Hindawi Publishing Corporation Journal of Robotics Volume 2014, Article ID 714142, 2 pages http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/714142 Editorial 1 2 3 4 Kazuhiko Terashima, Shigeyuki Suzuki, Oliver Sawodny, Ryojyun Ikeura, Ken’ichi 5 6 Yano, and Ryo Saegusa Department of Mechanical Engineering, Center of Human and Robotics Symbiosis Research, Toyohashi University of Technology, Hibarigaoka 1-1, Tempaku-cho, Toyohashi 441-8580, Japan Graduate School of Medicine, Rehabilitation, Physicotherapeutics, Nagoya University, Taikou Minami 1-1-2, Higashi-ku, Nagoya 461-8673, Japan ¨ ¨ Leiter Institut fur Systemdynamik, Universitat Stuttgart, Pfaen ff waldring 9, 70569 Stuttgart, Germany Division of Mechanical Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, Mie University, Kurimamachiya 1577, Tsu 514-8507, Japan Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Mie University, 1577 Kurimamachiya-cho, Tsu 514-8507, Japan Center for Human-Robot Symbiosis Research, Toyohashi University of Technology, 1-1 Hibarigaoka, Tempaku, Toyohashi, Aichi 441-8580, Japan Correspondence should be addressed to Kazuhiko Terashima; email@example.com Received 8 January 2014; Accepted 8 January 2014; Published 18 March 2014 Copyright © 2014 Kazuhiko Terashima et al. 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