Journal of Robotics, Networking and Artificial Life

Volume 3, Issue 3, November 2016

1. Wood Species Recognition System based on Improved Basic Grey Level Aura Matrix as feature extractor

Mohd Iz’aan Paiz Zamri, Anis Salwa Mohd Khairuddin, Norrima Mokhtar, Rubiyah Yusof
Pages: 140 - 143
An automated wood species recognition system is designed to perform wood inspection at custom checkpoints in order to avoid illegal logging. The system that includes image acquisition, feature extraction and classification is able to classify the 52 wood species. There are 100 images taken from the each...

2. Using Multi-Target Tracking and Identification TLD Algorithm for Intelligent Mobile Robot

Jr-Hung Guo, Kuo-Hsien Hsia, Kuo-Lan Su
Pages: 144 - 147
Image algorithms used herein are Tracking-Learning-Detection (TLD) and Speed UP Robust Features (SURF). TLD is used for target tracking and SURF is used for identifying targets. We use zoning identification, with the use of statistical probability to strengthen the efficiency of TLD and SURF. With such...

3. Emotion Recognition of a Speaker Using Facial Expression Intensity of Thermal Image and Utterance Time

Yuuki Oka, Yasunari Yoshitomi, Taro Asada, Masayoshi Tabuse
Pages: 148 - 151
Herein, we propose a method for recognizing human emotions that utilizes the standardized mean value of facial expression intensity obtained from a thermal image and the standardized mean value of the time at utterance. In this study, the emotions of one subject could be discerned with 76.5% accuracy...

4. A Simulation Model of Hall Sensor Misalignment in BLDC Motors

Chung-Wen Hung, Chu-Lin Hsu
Pages: 152 - 157
A model for simulating the output signals of Hall sensors installed with misalignment in a brushless DC (BLDC) motor is proposed in this paper. In the past, Hall sensors have been very widely adopted to evaluate the commutation timing and rotation speed of a BLDC motor. However, no simulation model is...

5. Unidirectionally coupled synchronization and circuit design of a novel chaotic system

Wei Xue, Xue Li
Pages: 158 - 162
In this paper, a novel three-dimensional autonomous chaotic system is proposed. Based on Lyapunov stability theory, a kind of unidirectionally coupled synchronization method is investigated. When coupling coefficient is selected properly, the response system can be synchronized completely with drive...

6. Quantitative Evaluation of Flash-based Educational Visualizing Simulator

Kei Takeichi, Yoshiro Imai, Kazuaki Ando, Koji Kagawa, Tetsuo Hattori, Yusuke Kawakami
Pages: 163 - 167
A Flash-based simulator of CPU scheduling has been developed and utilized for educational visualization in the class of university lecture. We have designed and implemented it with Flash-based scripting language in order to execute it as a stand-alone application as well as in various browsing environment...

7. Analysis of fractional-order Chen System and Its application in Image Encryption

Hongyan Jia, Qinghe Wang
Pages: 168 - 173
In this paper, a fractional-order Chen system is discussed and analyzed by using the frequency-domain approximation method. Its chaotic characteristic can be observed by numerical simulation when the order is as low as 2.9. Then the existence of chaos is verified through the Lyapunov exponent diagrams,...

8. Spatial Grasp Language (SGL) for Distributed Management and Control

Peter Simon Sapaty
Pages: 174 - 181
A full description of the high-level language for solving arbitrary problems in heterogeneous, distributed, and dynamic worlds, both physical and virtual, will be presented and discussed. The language is based on holistic and gestalt principles representing semantic level solutions in distributed environments...

9. Bipedal robot locomotion modelling with virtual height inverted pendulum and preview control approaches in Simulink environment

Ramil Khusainov, Ilya Afanasyev, Leysan Sabirova, Evgeni Magid
Pages: 182 - 187
Control algorithms development for humanoid locomotion is difficult due to humanoid’s high number of Degrees of Freedom and system nonlinearity. Moreover, a humanoid may lose balance as its walking speed changes. We present AR-601M humanoid locomotion modelling with virtual height inverted pendulum and...

10. Strategic Network Formation with Structural Hole in R&D Projects: The Case Study on Japanese Cosmetic Industry

Iori Nakaoka, Yousin Park, Yunju Chen
Pages: 188 - 192
The arrangement of R&D refers to the issue of the linkage between structural holes in a network. In order to examine the linkages between multiple R&D projects in a company, we use the patent information as the index of R&D capability and examine the change of R&D network structures by social network...

11. A Method for Secure Communication Using a Discrete Wavelet Transform for Audio Data

Yuji Tsuda, Kouhei Nishimura, Haruka Oyaizu, Yasunari Yoshitomi, Taro Asada, Masayoshi Tabuse
Pages: 193 - 196
We developed a secure communication method using a discrete wavelet transform. Two users must both have a copy of the same piece of music to be able to communicate with each other. The music and the sender's message are encoded using the scaling coefficients obtained from a discrete wavelet transformation....

12. The New Design of an Acousto-Optic Device with a Mobile Power Pack

Yi-Yu Lu, Wen-Bin Lin, Zheng-Ying Li
Pages: 197 - 200
The new designed acousto-optic device has adjustable, it is 1.5 times to extend its length. Fitting plastic optic fiber into transparent tube, the path of light can be increased and the light area will be enlarged. The device can present different color mode of light with RGB and high light LEDs as the...

13. Research on visualized search and rescue robot

Fengzhi Dai, Qijia Kang, Yuanli Yue, Pengfei Xie
Pages: 201 - 204
Faced to the weakness of the low efficiency and limitation of the recent search and rescue robot, this paper presents a visualized search and rescue robot based on the Arduino platform. The infrared detector is used to detect life, and the camera can transmit the information back to the mobile phone...

14. The TCE-RBV Framework for Information Systems Outsourcing: Empirical Testing using Survey Data in Japan

Seigo Matsuno, Shin-ya Tagawa, Yasuo Uchida, Tsutomu Ito, Takao Ito
Pages: 205 - 208
This paper investigates the factors that influence the motives of make-or-buy decisions on information systems from the viewpoints of Transaction cost economics (TCE) and the resource-based view (RBV). Using our original questionnaire survey data carried out in 2007 targeting Japanese firms, we analyze...

15. A Way for Using the Verb Conceptual Dictionary in an Integrated Narrative Generation System: the Use of Co-occurrence Information on Verb Concepts

Takashi Ogata, Jumpei Ono
Pages: 209 - 212
This study presents a method of selecting verb concepts based on analysis of co-occurrence information of verbs in modern Japanese novels collected from the Japanese digital library, “Aozora Bunko”. We plan to incorporate the proposed method into an integrated narrative generation system (INGS) that...