Journal of Robotics, Networking and Artificial Life

Volume 1, Issue 4, February 2015

1. Combining playware exergaming with a mobile fitness app

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,...

2. Parallel Relational Universes – experiments in modularity

Henrik Hautop Lund, Luigi Pagliarini
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...

3. Vision-Based Grasp Planning and Experiments of a Mobile Manipulator

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...

4. Biped Robot Research at Waseda University

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...

5. Analysis of Navier-Stokes Equation from the Viewpoint of Advection Diffusion

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...

6. Building Conceptual Dictionaries for an Integrated Narrative Generation System

Takashi Ogata
Pages: 270 - 284
Integrated Narrative Generation System (INGS) is a framework for integrating our previous researches on narrative generation. INGS integrates various narrative generation modules into an organic architecture. This paper presents a verb conceptual dictionary and a noun conceptual dictionary to be used...

7. Effective rocking motion for inducing sleep in adults - Verification of effect of mother’s embrace and rocking motion

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...

8. Weighted Multiple Model Adaptive Control of Time-varying Systems

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...

9. Production effects by form changes of autonomous decentralized FMSs with mind

Hidehiko Yamamoto, Kakeru Yokoi, Takayoshi Yamada
Pages: 295 - 298
In autonomous decentralized FMS, the number of agents and constant installation position has been studied in previous studies. Therefore, in this study, we are considering to change the position of the warehouse and the number of AGVs to redesign the factory form and evaluate the changes in the production...

10. Proposal of a Testing Method Using Similarity of Interleaving for Java Multi-threaded Programs

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...

11. Experimental Investigation of Feature Quantity in Sound Signal and Feeling Impression Using PCA

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...

12. Associative Memory with Class I and II Izhikevich Model

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...