Journal of Robotics, Networking and Artificial Life

ISSN: 2352-6386
Volume 1, Issue 4, March 2015
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,...
Luigi Pagliarini , Henrik Hautop Lund
Pages: 253 - 256
We here describe Parallel Relational Universes, an artistic method used for the psychological analysis of group dynamics. The design of the artistic system, which mediates group dynamics, emerges from our studies of modular playware and remixing playware. Inspired from remixing modular playware, where...
Yi-Fu Chiu, Kai-Tai Song
Pages: 257 - 260
In this paper, a motion planner is designed and implemented for of a mobile manipulator to travel to a spot for grasping of an object. In this work, the probability of successful grasping inside the workspace of the robot arm is used for grasping planning. A vision SLAM system is combined with reachability...
Kenji Hashimoto, Atsuo Takanishi
Pages: 261 - 264
Waseda University has researched on biped robots since 1967. This paper describes our latest biped robots: (i) WABIAN-2, (ii) a biped running robot, and (iii) WL-16. WABIAN-2 is a biped humanoid robot and has realized a human-like walk with the knees stretched by utilizing a 2-DOF waist mimicking a human’s...
Hiroki Sakamoto, Tetsuo Hattori, Akiomi Tada, Vanhoa Nguyen, Hiromichi Kawano
Pages: 265 - 269
We propose a highly accurate approximate solution for Navier-Stokes Equation (NSE) based on the similarity between NSE and Advection Diffusion Equation (ADE). First, we present the analytical exact solution of ADE using a Green function (integral kernel) that is obtained from the diffusion equation over...
Keishi Ashida, Yoshifumi Morita, Ryojun Ikeura, Kiyoko Yokoyama, Ming Ding, Yuki Mori
Pages: 285 - 290
We investigated the most effective rocking motion for inducing sleep in adults. We prepared ten types of rocking motions, including two types of mother’s rocking motions. The sleep-inducing effect of all the rocking motions was evaluated using Thurstone’s paired comparison method (Case V). From statistical...
Weicun Zhang, Qing Li
Pages: 291 - 294
This paper is concerned with the weighted multiple model adaptive control (WMMAC) of stochastic plant with time-varying parameters, such as slowly time-varying plant or parameter jump plant. An improved weighting algorithm is proposed for this kind of control systems. The effectiveness (sharp and correct...
Tetsuro Katayama, Shoichiro Kitano, Yoshihiro Kita, Hisaaki Yamaba, Kentaro Aburada, Naonobu Okazaki
Pages: 299 - 302
In order to improve the efficiency of testing Java multi-threaded programs, this research proposes a testing method to detect order violation in them using similarity of interleaving. The proposed method improves the efficiency of testing by executing interleaving which can test the places where lead...
Yusuke Kawakami, Tetsuo Hattori , Hiromichi Kawano, Tetsuya Izumi
Pages: 303 - 311
This paper describes experimental investigation of the relationship between feature quantity of sound signal and feeling impression using PCA (Principal Component Analysis). As the feature quantity, we use Fluctuation value and sum of squared errors (Residual) which is calculated by regression analysis...
Yoshika Osawa, Takashi Kohno
Pages: 312 - 315
Spiking neural network is a system that qualitatively reproduce the nervous system. It was shown in previous researches that the performance of associative memory task in all-to-all connected networks is higher when they are composed of Class II neurons than Class I neurons. The Izhikevich model in its...