Journal of Robotics, Networking and Artificial Life

Volume 1, Issue 2, September 2014

1. On Parameter Setting in Identifying the Same Languages Involved in Different Language Data

Ren Wu, Hiroshi Matsuno
Pages: 103 - 107
We have introduced several kinds of similarity measure and proposed a method for identifying the same languages involved in two language classification trees. Several unknown parameters are used there and need to be set to constant values. This paper aims to determine all the values of these parameters...

2. Study on the Target Recognition and Location Technology of industrial Sorting Robot based on Machine Vision

Jiwu Wang, Xianwen Zhang, Huazhe Dou, Masanori Sugisaka
Pages: 108 - 110
In order to improve the applications for an industrial sorting robot, it is necessary to increase its flexibility and control accuracy. The prerequisite is to automatically extract the multiple target positions accurately and robustly. The machine vision technology is an effective solution. Here an...

3. Proposal of a Visualizing Method of Data Transitions to Support Debugging for Java Programs

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...

4. Development of Measurement System for Quantitative Evaluation of Skillfulness of Lower Extremities

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...

5. Proposal of a Method to Build Markov Chain Usage Model from UML Diagrams for Communication Delay Testing in Distributed Systems

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...

6. Adaptive Consensus Control of Multi-Agent Systems with Large Uncertainty and Time Delays

Li Liu, Yu Meng, Dongxu Zou, Weicun Zhang
Pages: 125 - 129
A weighted multi-model adaptive control (WMMAC) method is proposed to achieve consensus of multi-agent system with large parameter uncertainty and communication delays, in which H°° control is adopted as local control strategy to deal with smaller parameter uncertainty. Moreover a simple and effective...

7. Glove-Based Virtual Interaction for the Rehabilitation of Hemiparesis Stroke Patient

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...

8. Application of Self-Organizing Map for analyzing robotic arm’s action with Consciousness-Based Architecture module

Wisanu Jitviriya, Eiji Hayashi
Pages: 135 - 139
Our research has been focused on developing human-robot interactions, the robots need to perform a high level of intellectual activity and user compatibility. Therefore, we considered the primary structure of a conscious human/animal action, which can be represented by the sequence process, Perception...

9. Recognized Face Tracking for CONBE Robot

Eiji Hayashi, Sakmongkon Chumkamon
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...

10. A Relationship Analysis between Green Supply Chain Management and its Performance: A Path Analytic Model

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...

11. An Empirical Examination of Inter-firm Capital Relationships in Mazda’s Yokokai using the IDE Spatial Model

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...

12. A Study of Open Source Cloud System for Small and Medium Enterprise

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...

13. Multiple-window Bag of Features for Road Environment Recognition

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...

14. Integrating the Event Generation Mechanism in the Propp-based Story Generation Mechanism into the Integrated Narrative Generation System

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...

15. Adaptive Sliding Mode Control for Magnetic Levitation Vehicles

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...