Journal of Robotics, Networking and Artificial Life

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Kinematic Modeling and Simulation of Dual-Arm Robot

Jiwu Wang, Junxiang Xu
Volume 8, Issue 1, June 2021, Pages 56-59
In recent years, dual-arm robots have attracted more and more attention due to their advantages such as strong cooperation ability and high flexibility. With the improvement of real-time requirement of dual-arm cooperation, the inverse kinematics solution of robot becomes a key problem to be solved urgently....
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Verification of Robustness against Noise and Moving Speed in Self-localization Method for Soccer Robot

Yuehang Ma, Kaori Watanabe, Hitoshi Kono, Hidekazu Suzuki
Volume 8, Issue 1, June 2021, Pages 66-71
The main focus of the RoboCup competitions is the game of football (soccer), where the research goals concern cooperative multi-robot and multi-agent systems in dynamic environments. In RoboCup, self-localization techniques are crucial for robots to estimate their own position as well as the position...
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A Sub-Model Detachable Convolutional Neural Network

Ninnart Fuengfusin, Hakaru Tamukoh
Volume 8, Issue 1, June 2021, Pages 52-55
In this research, we propose a Convolutional Network with sub-Networks (CNSN), i.e., a Convolutional Neural Network (CNN) or base-model that can be divided into sub-models on demand. The CNN architecture, entails that feature map shapes are varied throughout the model, therefore, the hidden layer within...
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Initiatives and Development of Secondary School Robotics Education in Camarin High School

Jeffrey Rivera Galino, Hideyuki Tanaka
Volume 8, Issue 1, June 2021, Pages 60-65
Camarin High School is one of the schools in the Philippines that is making an initiative in improving Science, Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education through robotics education. In this paper, the authors report the development of a robotics program for students in junior high school....
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Anomaly Detection Using Support Vector Machines for Time Series Data

Umaporn Yokkampon, Sakmongkon Chumkamon, Abbe Mowshowitz, Ryusuke Fujisawa, Eiji Hayashi
Volume 8, Issue 1, June 2021, Pages 41-46
Analysis of large data sets is increasingly important in business and scientific research. One of the challenges in such analysis stems from uncertainty in data, which can produce anomalous results. This paper proposes a method for detecting an anomaly in time series data using a Support Vector Machine...
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Music Recommendation System Driven by Physiological Evaluation Appearing in Fingertip Skin Temperature

Mayuka Wada, Taro Asada, Yasunari Yoshitomi, Masayoshi Tabuse
Volume 8, Issue 1, June 2021, Pages 47-51
In recent years, music therapy has been performed with the aim at recovering the cognitive function of elderly people. In the previously reported system, it was necessary to input the subjective evaluation of the user to determine the next recommended song. In this study, variations in fingertip skin...
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Design and Implementation of in-Home Real-Time Wireless Fever Monitoring in Pediatrics during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Ali S. Al-Mejrad
Volume 8, Issue 1, June 2021, Pages 37-40
Fever is one of the most common concern to be taken care by parents which sometimes force them to bring their children to the hospital emergency for continuous following up especially at night when sleeping. Fever is defined when the rectal temperature reaches over 38.0°C (100.4°F). Temperatures measured...
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The Security Issue of ICS: The Use of IT Infrastructure

I-Hsien Liu, Kuan-Ming Su, Jung-Shian Li
Volume 8, Issue 1, June 2021, Pages 29-32
With the trend of Industry 4.0, the communication established by Ethernet is becoming more and more common in the Industrial Control System (ICS), and it brings not only pros but also cons like vulnerabilities from information technology. Furthermore, most devices in the ICS are not ready for cyberattacks,...
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Defect Detection of Micro-Precision Glass Insulated Terminals

Qunpo Liu, Mengke Wang, Zonghui Liu, Bo Su, Naohiko Hanajima
Volume 8, Issue 1, June 2021, Pages 18-23
Micro-precision Glass Insulated Terminals (referred to as glass terminals) are the core components used in precision electronic equipment and are often used for electrical connections between modules. As a glass terminal, its quality has a great influence on the performance of precision electronic equipment....
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Decision System for Plural Production Lines Layout by Using GA

Hidehiko Yamamoto, Masato Noda, Hirohumi Tsuji, Yasuhisa Terawa, Yoshinori Nakamura, Masayuki Tsuchida, Katsuaki Yamada, Yukiyasu Kuriyama
Volume 8, Issue 1, June 2021, Pages 33-36
We develop the system to decide the efficient layout of assembly production line by using Genetic Algorithm (GA). We call the system as Decision System of Plural Production-lines-layout by GA (PPG). PPG decides the efficient layout of production line by using GA, work-flow-line acquired by Chameleon...
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Measuring Test Suite Reusability Based on the Usage Frequency and Coverage of Reused Test Cases

Mochamad Chandra Saputra, Tetsuro Katayama, Yoshihiro Kita, Hisaaki Yamaba, Kentaro Aburada, Naonobu Okazaki
Volume 8, Issue 1, June 2021, Pages 24-28
Test suite reusability measurement is important to obtain the value of reusability as the degree of effectiveness of reused test suite. The measurement in this experiment considers not only the frequency of the successful test suite to examine different objects but also the code coverage as the criteria...
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Human–Computer Communication Using Recognition and Synthesis of Facial Expression

Yasunari Yoshitomi
Volume 8, Issue 1, June 2021, Pages 10-13
To develop a complex computer system such as a robot that can communicate smoothly with humans, it is necessary to equip the system with a function for both understanding human emotions and expressing emotional signals. From both perspectives, facial expression is a promising research area. In our research,...
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Measuring Redundancy Score for Test Suite Evaluation by Using Test Cases Matching Approach

Mochamad Chandra Saputra, Tetsuro Katayama, Yoshihiro Kita, Hisaaki Yamaba, Kentaro Aburada, Naonobu Okazaki
Volume 8, Issue 1, June 2021, Pages 1-5
Evaluating a test suite that contains redundant test cases is necessary to reduce the cost of testing. The redundant test cases exist when both of the two test cases are executed the same lines of code. This research evaluates the test suite by identifying redundant test cases. Exact match approach is...
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Generation of Cell-Like Images Using Euclidean Distance from Edge

Toru Hiraoka, Kohei Maeda
Volume 8, Issue 1, June 2021, Pages 14-17
A non-photorealistic rendering method has been proposed to generate cell-like images in which cell-like patterns are represented in photographic images. Cell-like patterns are automatically generated by the change of density of photographic images. However, cell-like patterns are irregularly arranged....
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A Multi-agent Reinforcement Learning Method for Role Differentiation Using State Space Filters with Fluctuation Parameters

Masato Nagayoshi, Simon J. H. Elderton, Hisashi Tamaki
Volume 8, Issue 1, June 2021, Pages 6-9
Recently, there have been many studies on Multi-agent Reinforcement Learning (MARL) in which each autonomous agent obtains its own control rule by RL. Here, we hypothesize that different agents having individuality is more effective than uniform agents in terms of role differentiation in MARL. We have...
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Partial Differentiation of Sensibilities and its Applications

Yasuhiro Suzuki
Volume 7, Issue 4, March 2021, Pages 258-261
Sensibility information generally has various elements. To extract the time evolution of each component, we propose a partial differentiation of sensibility using the concept of partial differentiation. By this method, various sensibility information can be discretized and informatized. In this paper,...
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Crowd Density Estimation based on Global Reasoning

Li Wang, Fangbo Zhou, Huailin Zhao
Volume 7, Issue 4, March 2021, Pages 279-283
The problem of crowd counting in single images and videos has attracted more and more attention in recent years. The crowd counting task has made massive progress by now due to the Convolutional Neural Network (CNN). However, filters in the shallow convolutional layer of the CNN only model the local...
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Study on Hybrid Position/Force Teaching and Control Method for 6 DoF Manipulator Utilizing f-PAWTED

Quang-Trung Chu, Hiroki Tanaka, Hideki Inuzuka, Yoshifumi Morita, Masao Sakai
Volume 7, Issue 4, March 2021, Pages 222-226
In this study, a parallel wire-type teaching device with a force sensor and a hybrid position/force teaching and control method are developed to facilely teach robot manipulators using human hands instead of teaching pendants. A direct teaching method based on a hybrid position/force control is proposed...
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Development of IoT Module with AI Function Using STM32 Chip

Hung Guo, Evgeni Magid, Kuo-Hsien Hsia, Kuo-Lan Su
Volume 7, Issue 4, March 2021, Pages 253-257
The application of Internet of Things (IoT) has been widely used in our lives with the advancement of related software and hardware technologies. In order to make these IoT modules more intelligent, many IoT modules have begun to incorporate artificial intelligence algorithms. Therefore, this paper develops...
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Attitude Control of Microsatellite Using PWM Method: Verification Using PIL

Ho-Nien Shou
Volume 7, Issue 4, March 2021, Pages 245-248
The missions of micro-satellites range from early military usages to weather forecast, resources exploration, communication, and scientific experiment. The advantages of micro-satellites are simple mechanical structures, great reliability, low prices, and precise researchers and equipment. Therefore,...
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Utilizing the Similarity Meaning of Label in Class Cohesion Calculation

Bayu Priyambadha, Tetsuro Katayama, Yoshihiro Kita, Hisaaki Yamaba, Kentaro Aburada, Nanoubu Okazaki
Volume 7, Issue 4, March 2021, Pages 270-274
The cohesion is one of the design quality indicators in software engineering. The measurement of the value of cohesion is done by looking at the correlation between attributes and methods that are in a class. In Direct Distance Design Class Cohesion (D3C2) metrics, attributes, and methods are assumed...
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Control of a Ball Catch Robot Using Machine Learning

Shinichi Imai
Volume 7, Issue 4, March 2021, Pages 236-239
Robots, such as industrial robots, have been used in the world of industry since the 1970s. There has been particularly rapid development in the field of robots in recent years, and there has been progress in robot research in industries such as communications and automobiles. For this reason, in the...
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Practical Learning of Science for Elementary School Students via Programming and Control Experimentation

Yoshihiro Ohnishi, Takeshi Nakano, Teruyuki Tamai, Shinnosuke Mori, Kazuo Kawada
Volume 7, Issue 4, March 2021, Pages 266-269
In Japan, it has been decided that programming education will be required in elementary schools from 2020. In the new study guidelines, new programming subjects will not be established, but programming will be handled within existing subjects such as mathematics and science. Therefore, it is desirable...
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Object 6 Degrees of Freedom Pose Estimation with Mask-R-CNN and Virtual Training

Victor Pujolle, Eiji Hayashi
Volume 7, Issue 4, March 2021, Pages 249-252
Pose estimation algorithms’ goal is to find the position and the orientation of an object in space, given only an image. This task may be complex, especially in an uncontrolled environment with several parameters that can vary, like the object texture, background or the lightning conditions. Most algorithms...
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Design of an Instrument for Measuring Heart Rate and Blood Oxygen Based on Arduino

Fengzhi Dai, Haokang Wen, Jichao Zhao, Hongbo Hao, Qianqian Zhang
Volume 7, Issue 4, March 2021, Pages 275-278
In order to solve the problem of inconvenience of the existing heart rate and oxygen detection device, a portable heart rate oximeter is proposed in this paper. The device can detect and display the value of the heart rate, temperature and blood oxygen of the human body at any time. The instrument gets...