Journal of Robotics, Networking and Artificial Life

Volume 6, Issue 4, March 2020
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1. Design and Development of Intelligent Wearable Biofeedback Fuzzy Logic-based Device for Monitoring and Treatment of Voice Loudness

Ali S. AlMejrad
Pages: 209 - 212
Development of medical devices are expanding rapidly. This is occurring as results of development of high tech electronics, information technology and wireless communication technology. Integrating these technologies helps to provide good, less cost and more effective healthcare services. In this paper...
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2. Generation of Arbitrarily-Oriented Ripple Images using Circular-Sector-Type Smoothing Filter and Inverse Filter

Toru Hiraoka
Pages: 213 - 216
A Non-photorealistic rendering method for generating ripple images from photographic images has been proposed using intensity gradient. Ripple patterns imitate a wave on the water surface and are composed of continuous lines with fluctuations. Ripple images are expressed by superimposing ripple patterns...
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3. Approaching AI and Robotics in an Eco-friendly Way

Luigi Pagliarini, Henrik Hautop Lund
Pages: 217 - 220
Merging among them the most important open questions of the century, in this paper, we outline and define a wide range of possible applications and technical forms of a low-energy dissipation in robotic biotechnological system conceived for intelligent and playful interactions. Moving from earlier works...
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4. A Promoting Method of Role Differentiation using a Learning Rate that has a Periodically Negative Value in Multi-agent Reinforcement Learning

Masato Nagayoshi, Simon J. H. Elderton, Hisashi Tamaki
Pages: 221 - 224
There have been many studies on Multi-Agent Reinforcement Learning (MARL) in which each autonomous agent obtains its own control rule by Reinforcement Learning (RL). Here, we hypothesize that different agents having individuality is more effective than uniform agents in terms of role differentiation...
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5. Cost-oriented Planning for Error Recovery in an Automation Plant

Akira Nakamura, Natsuki Yamanobe, Ixchel Ramirez Alpizar, Kensuke Harada, Yukiyasu Domae
Pages: 225 - 230
In an automation plant, errors are more likely to occur during complicated tasks. In the case of a major error, the task is commonly re-executed after returning to the previous step. Therefore, deciding both the prior step that should be returned to and the recovery approach after return are important...
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6. Autoencoder with Spiking in Frequency Domain for Anomaly Detection of Uncertainty Event

Umaporn Yokkampon, Sakmongkon Chumkamon, Abbe Mowshowitz, Eiji Hayashi
Pages: 231 - 234
This paper proposes the autoencoder method with spiking raw data to the frequency domain to analyze and predict the anomaly case among the standard data set and compare it with original data. The dataset is the real-world data from factory automation. The combination of frequency domain and original...
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7. Data-based Analysis Methods for the State Controllability and State Observability of Discrete-time LTI Systems with Time-delays

Zhuo Wang, Ruigang Wang
Pages: 235 - 239
We present a couple of data-based methods to analyze the state controllability and state observability of discrete-time Linear time-Invariant (LTI) systems with time-delays, which have unknown parameter matrices. They first augment the system into a high dimensional LTI model, then apply the measured...
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8. Real-time Planning Robotic Palletizing Tasks using Reusable Roadmaps

Takumi Sakamoto, Kensuke Harada, Weiwei Wan
Pages: 240 - 245
This paper focuses on robotic motion planning for performing the palletizing or de-palletizing tasks. In such tasks, a robot usually iterates similar pick-and-place for several times. Considering such feature of the tasks, we propose two motion planning approaches named reusable Probabilistic Roadmap...
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9. Non-invasive Blood Glucose Measurement based on Impedance Spectrum

Tong Yin, Xiaoyan Chen, Meng Du, Hongyi Yin
Pages: 246 - 249
Different from the traditional measurement approach and instruments of blood glucose concentration, we propose a novel measuring method related to electrical impedance spectrum without invasion, and we have researched the correspondence between blood glucose values and impedance parameters. Considering...
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10. Design and Development of a Virtual System for Measurements and Analysis of the Respiratory Sounds for Diagnosis of Respiratory System

Ali S. AlMejrad
Pages: 250 - 253
Respiratory problem is one of the most common health problems occurring in Saudi Arabia due to the continuous changes of the weather in addition to surface winds that cause dust during all seasons yearly. The most affected people especially children and elderly in addition to the adults with respiratory...
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11. XY Platform Synchronous Control with CANopen

Chung-Wen Hung, Yu-Ming Guan, Shih-Ting Yu, Wen-Hua Hu
Pages: 254 - 257
An X–Y platform synchronous control with CANopen is proposed in this paper, and the platform includes a three-phase stepping motor, motor controller and driver. The Controller Area Network (CAN) Bus is adopted for communication, and the CANopen protocol is also implemented for control. Moreover, both...
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12. User Interface and Motion Planner for Task Database

Tokuo Tsuji, Natsuki Yamanobe, Kei Ikeda, Kensuke Harada
Pages: 258 - 261
In this paper, we present user interface modules for handing task motion data on robotic manipulation. The database covers robot motion, human motion and object information. The authors especially present its data structure, data registration, data search, Graphical User Interface (GUI), and Application...
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13. Practice of Programming Education using Finger Robot

Kaito Omata, Shinichi Imai
Pages: 262 - 264
The movement of teaching computer science to children can be seen all over the world, but because it contains abstract content, it is difficult for children like elementary school students to understand it through lectures alone. The purpose of this study is to develop teaching materials that stimulate...
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14. Intuitive Virtual Objects Manipulation in Augmented Reality: Interaction between User’s Hand and Virtual Objects

Makoto Sakamoto, Takahiro Ishizu, Masamichi Hori, Satoshi Ikeda, Amane Takei, Takao Ito
Pages: 265 - 269
Augmented Reality (AR) is a technological advancement which brings to reality the intuitive interaction that a user is attracted to virtual objects. In this paper, we focus on intuitive manipulation of virtual objects with bare hands. Specifically, we propose a method to deform, move, and join virtual...
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15. Big Data and AI Approach for Body and Brain Test for Seniors

Henrik Hautop Lund, Yan-Xin Liu, Massimiliano Leggieri
Pages: 270 - 273
We developed a Big Data and AI approach for the screening and early detection of health risks among seniors. The approach is based on seniors performing playful activities on the Moto Tiles. The activities are organized in a Body & Brain Age Test, which is composed on four games of 30 s each on the Moto...