Journal of Robotics, Networking and Artificial Life

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286 articles
Viet Chau Dang, Masao Kubo, Hiroshi Sato, Tomohiro Shirakawa, Akira Namatame
Pages: 2 - 6
This paper proposes a method for detecting anomaly stop events from GPS logs of a vehicle recorded by smartphone. Despite of many researches of strong braking event detection are proposed, they cannot discriminate between a normal and an abnormal braking event. Our proposal includes an IMAC model for...
Yasunari Yoshitomi, Taro Asada, Ryota Kato, Masayoshi Tabuse
Pages: 7 - 11
To improve the quality of life of elderly people living in a home or healthcare facility, especially in a rural area, we have been developing a method for analyzing the facial expressions of a person using a video phone system (Skype) to speak with another person. In the present study, we proposed a...
Zhongyuan Tian, Hiroshi Matsuno
Pages: 17 - 21
E. coli is “wise” enough to take suitable responding time, and suitable responding behaviors, when facing different kinds and intensities of stimulations. In a network of glycogen metabolism, a shorter time stimuli result in the post translation level reactions for quicker response, and a longer time...
Henrik Hautop Lund
Pages: 22 - 26
Several sub-disciplines of engineering are driven by the researchers’ aim of providing positive change to the society through their engineering. These researchers are challenged by the traditional research method of experimental research with a waterfall model which demands clearly defined project definition...
Shogo Watada, Masanao Obayashi, Takashi Kuremoto, Shingo Mabu
Pages: 27 - 32
We already proposed a decision making system for autonomous robots, which is based on a Markovian emotional model proposed by Banik. In our proposed system, decision making of the robot is designed automatically by two processes that are the construction of emotions and optimization of behavior selection...
Luigi Pagliarini, Henrik Hautop Lund
Pages: 33 - 38
MAG (an Italian acronym which stands for Musical Genetic Algorithms) is an electronic art piece in which a multifaceted software attempts to “translate” musical expression into a corresponding static or animated graphical expressions. The mechanism at the base of such “translation” consists in a quite...
Shigeru Kubota, Jonathan E. Rubin
Pages: 49 - 53
Burst firing in subthalamic nucleus (STN) has been suggested to be highly associated with the motor symptoms in Parkinson’s disease, which result from a loss of dopamine. Although it is clinically very important to clarify the mechanism underlying the bursting dynamics, complex interactions between...
Yusuke Kawakami, Tetsuo Hattori, Yoshiro Imai , Haruna Matsushita, Hiromichi Kawano, R.P.C. Janaka Rajapakse
Pages: 60 - 67
This paper proposes a new color image arrangement method using an elastic transform on some kinds of axes. In this paper, we present the principle of our method using HMGD (Histogram Matching based on Gaussian Distribution). And we describe that the automated method applies the HMGD to input color...
Shun Watanabe, Takashi Kuremoto, Shingo Mabu, Masanao Obayashi, Kunikazu Kobayashi
Pages: 73 - 79
Kuremoto et al. proposed a multi-layer chaotic neural network (MCNN) combined multiple Adachi et al.'s CNNs to realize mutual auto-association of plural time series patterns. However, the MCNN was limited in a two-layer model. In this paper, we extend the MCNN to be a general form (GMCNN) with more...
Makoto Sakamoto, Makoto Nagatomo, Tuo Zhang, Xiaoyang Feng, Tatsuma Kurogi, Satoshi Ikeda, Masahiro Yokomichi, Hiroshi Furutani, Takao Ito, Yasuo Uchida, Tsunehiro Yoshinaga
Pages: 80 - 84
Blum and Hewitt first proposed two-dimensional automata as computational models of two-dimensional pattern processing?two-dimensional finite automata and marker automata, and investigated their pattern recognition abilities in 1967. Since then, many researchers in this field have investigated the properties...
Makoto Sakamoto, Makoto Nagatomo, Tuo Zhang, Xiaoyang Feng, Tatsuma Kurogi, Satoshi Ikeda, Masahiro Yokomichi, Hiroshi Furutani, Takao Ito, Yasuo Uchida, Tsunehiro Yoshinaga
Pages: 85 - 89
Recently, due to the advance in dynamic image processing, computer animation, augmented reality (AR), and so forth, it has become increasingly apparent that the study of four-dimensional pattern processing (three-dimensional pattern processing with time axis) should be very important. Thus, the study...
S. Faiz Ahmed Ahmed, D. Hazry, M. Hassan Tanveer, M. Kamran Joyo, Faizan. A. Warsi, Khairunizam Wan, Zuradzman M. Razlan, Shahriman A.B. Zunaidi IB, A.T. Hussain
Pages: 90 - 96
Unmanned Underwater Vehicles (UUV) are devices that perform task with slight or no human interaction. These tasks are predefined set of commands called navigation methods, that are used to achieve desired mission goals. The navigation control system plays an important role in maneuvering of UUV and...
Tetsuro Katayama, Hiroto Nakamura, Yoshihiro Kita, Hisaaki Yamaba, Naonobu Okazaki
Pages: 111 - 115
It takes much time to find the cause of a bug in debugging of programs. Finding the cause of a bug needs to comprehend a flow and data transitions in executing programs. It is difficult to grasp behavior in executing the programs whose behavior is unexpected by a bug. We propose a visualizing method...
Kazunori Yamazaki, Dongjun Jin, Yoshifumi Morita, Noritaka Sato, Hiroyuki Ukai, Kenji Kozakai, Satoru Shibata, Shigenori Onishi, Akihiro Ito, Daisuke Mizuno, Tatsuya Hirai, Haruna Takeda, Yuka Sugiura
Pages: 116 - 119
The final goal of our research is to develop a measurement system for quantitative evaluation of the skillfulness of the lower extremities. In our previous work, we developed the measurement system of the foot movement on the floor with the sitting posture. In this study, we developed a quantitative...
Tetsuro Katayama, Zhijia Zhao, Yoshihiro Kita, Hisaaki Yamaba, Naonobu Okazaki
Pages: 120 - 124
As the growth of network technology with high parallelism and high reliability of distributed systems, they have been widely adopted in the enterprise and society. But, how to design for testing the real-time or a communication delay of distributed systems is not been discussed much. This paper proposes...
Khairunizam Wan, A.R. Aswad, Rashidah Suhaimi, Nazrul H. Adnan, D. Hazry, Zuradzman M. Razlan, A.B. Shahriman, Mohd Asri Ariffin, M. Haslina
Pages: 130 - 134
This paper proposes the rehabilitation of a stroke patient by using dataglove called GloveMAP. GloveMAP is a low cost hand glove developed by using the flexible bending sensor and an accelerometer attached at the position of the fingers and wrist, respectively. In the studies, 22 fundamental movements...
Sakmongkon Chumkamon, Eiji Hayashi
Pages: 140 - 144
In our research, we develop the robot to combine with the consciousness and behavior which is the conscious and behavior robot (CONBE). In this paper we present the basis system in the CONBE robot that consist of the two main sections as the face recognition and robot gaze tracking. This system uses...
Seigo Matsuno, Shin-ya Tagawa, Yasuo Uchida, Takao Ito
Pages: 145 - 149
This paper proposes and empirically tests a model of the relationship between green supply chain management (GSCM) practices and corporate performance. Based on a literature review, we identified five determinants, namely, environmental commitment, supplier collaboration, supplier assessment, information...
Makoto Sakamoto, Satoshi Ikeda, Takao Ito, Rajiv Mehta, Seigo Matsuno, Shinya Tagawa, Victor D. Berdonosov
Pages: 150 - 154
Just as workflow and transactional linkages, inter-firm capital relationships are similarly known to have an impact on corporate performance. Because of the superior performance of Japanese networks known as Keiretsu, many companies have begun to recognize the importance of capital linkages whereas other...
Yasuo Uchida, Seigo Matsuno , Masayoshi Hasama, Takao Ito, Makoto Sakamoto
Pages: 155 - 159
Cloud computing services have not been yet deployed widely by the SMEs in Japan. Due to its many advantages, special skills and support techniques for the SMEs need to be developed in order to implement cloud computing services. A research of the relevant literature reveals that virtually no published...
Shou Morita, Joo Kooi Tan, Hyoungseop Kim, Seiji Ishikawa
Pages: 160 - 163
The idea of Bag of Features (BoF) is recently often employed for general object recognition. But, as it does not take positional relations of detected features into account, the recognition rate is still not very high for practical use. This paper proposes a method of describing the feature of an object...
Shohei Imabuchi, Takashi Ogata
Pages: 164 - 168
In the Propp-based story generation mechanisms and the integrated narrative generation system which we have been developing, the former functions is a module in the latter. These systems have used respective event generation mechanisms to generated events which are the most important units in a narrative...
Juanjuan He, Yingmin Jia
Pages: 169 - 173
This paper focuses on stability control for the levitated positioning of the magnetic levitation vehicle system. For the nonlinear magnetic levitation system model, the output feedback linearization method is employed to derive a global linearization error model. However, there exists uncertain item...
Tetsuro Katayama, Kenta Nishikawa, Yoshihiro Kita, Hisaaki Yamaba, Naonobu Okazaki
Pages: 174 - 178
In recent years, the software quality becomes more important because the system becomes large scale and high performance. In general, many defects are embedded in the upstream process of the software development. As one reason of the above, specifications include ambiguous description. As a means for...
Shaohua Qian, Joo Kooi Tan, Hyoungseop Kim, Seiji Ishikawa, Takashi Morie, Takashi Shinomiya
Pages: 184 - 188
We have already proposed an obstacles detection method using a video taken by a vehicle-mounted monocular camera. In this method, correct obstacles detection depends on whether we can accurately detect and match feature points. In order to improve the accuracy of obstacles detection, in this paper, we...
Makoto Sakamoto, Makoto Nagatomo, Tatsuma Kurogi, Satoshi Ikeda, Masahiro Yokomichi , Hiroshi Furutani, Takao Ito , Yasuo Uchida, Tsunehiro Yoshinaga
Pages: 189 - 193
In theoretical computer science, the Turing machine was introduced as a simple mathematical model of computers in 1936, and has played a number of important roles in understanding and exploiting basic concepts and mechanisms in computing and information processing. After that, the development of the...
Dipak Gaire Sharma, Rahadian Yusuf, Ivan Tanev, Katsunori Shimohara
Pages: 194 - 197
Human walking has always been the curious field of research for different disciple of social and information science. The study of human walk or human gait in association with different behaviors and emotions has not only fascinated social science researchers, but its uniqueness has also attracted many...
Taisuke Akimoto, Takashi Ogata
Pages: 198 - 202
We have proposed a new framework of narrative generation which generates narratives through the mutual transformation according to various pathways between narrative (conceptual representation) and music. This paper will continuously incorporate this framework into the integrated narrative generation...
Makoto Sakamoto, Makoto Nagatomo, Tatsuma Kurogi, Satoshi Ikeda, Masahiro Yokomichi , Hiroshi Furutani, Takao Ito , Yasuo Uchida, Tsunehiro Yoshinaga
Pages: 203 - 206
Cellular automata were investigated not only in the viewpoint of formal language theory, but also in the viewpoint of pattern recognition. Cellular automata can be classified into some types. A systolic pyramid automata is also one parallel model of various cellular automata. A homogeneous systolic pyramid...
Tetsuro Katayama, Shoichiro Kitano, Yoshihiro Kita, Hisaaki Yamaba, Naonobu Okazaki
Pages: 207 - 211
It is difficult to implement the multi-threaded programs. The reason is that the behavior of each thread is non-deterministic. Also it is difficult to reproduce the situation in which an incident occurs. This paper proposes a supporting method for debugging to reproduce Java multi-threaded programs...
Makoto Nagatomo, Makoto Sakamoto, Tatsuma Kurogi, Satoshi Ikeda, Masahiro Yokomichi , Hiroshi Furutani, Takao Ito , Yasuo Uchida, Tsunehiro Yoshinaga
Pages: 212 - 215
The study of four-dimensional automata as the computational model of four-dimensional pattern processing has been meaningful. However, it is conjectured that the three-dimensional pattern processing has its our difficulties not arising in two- or three-dimensional case. One of these difficulties occurs...
Jiwu Wang, Shunkai Zheng, Fangbo Liao, Masanori Sugisaka
Pages: 216 - 219
In the motion control research of mobile robot, the mobile robot pose is obtained by derivation of the Kinematic model of the robot. Generally, the motion model relies simply on the data from encoder feedback. Due to cumulative error, the robot pose accuracy is relatively poor by mileage positioning...
Hiroshi Furutani, Hiroki Tagami , Makoto Sakamoto, Yifei Du
Pages: 220 - 224
Theoretical studies of evolutionary algorithms (EAs) have been developed by researchers whose main interests are convergence properties of algorithms. In this paper, we report the computational complexity of an algorithm that is a variant of (1+1) EA, called Random Local Search (RLS). While a standard...
Yifei Du, QinLian Ma, Makoto Sakamoto, Hiroshi Furutani, Yu-an Zhang
Pages: 225 - 230
Genetic algorithms (GAs) are stochastic optimization techniques, and we have studied the effects of stochastic fluctuation in the process of GA evolution. A mathematical study was carried out for GA on OneMax function within the framework of Markov chain model. We obtained the steady state solution,...
Yoshihide Koyama, Tetsuo Hattori, Katsunori Takeda, Hiromichi Kawano
Pages: 237 - 243
In this paper, using the notion of a binary Channel Matrix as well known in Information Theory, we present an equivalent relation between the SPRT (Sequential Probability Ratio Test) and Bayes’ Updating. Moreover, we show the relationship between the SPRT and NSPR (New Sequential Probability Ratio) where...
Junichi Fujita, Daisuke Sato, Kensho Okamoto, Tetsuo Hattori
Pages: 244 - 248
This paper proposes a novel transistor-like device by the optical coupling of LED (Light Emitting Diode) and Photodiode. The device that we call “OCT: Optical Coupling Transistor” shows an amplification function if the Photodiode current by photo electromotive force is feed backed into the LED, in the...
Emmanouil Giannisakis, Henrik Hautop Lund
Pages: 249 - 252
We propose a novel playware as a merge between exergames and mobile fitness apps to engage the users in physical exercises, not only as competitive play, but also in the form of cooperative play. The concept connects modular interactive tiles with radio communication to Android tablets and smart phones,...