Journal of Robotics, Networking and Artificial Life

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Detecting Pedestrians and Their Walk Directions Using a MY VISION System

Joo Kooi Tan, Kenta Hori, Seiji Ishikawa
Volume 7, Issue 2, September 2020, Pages 137-141
This paper proposes a pedestrian detection method using a MY VISION system. The MY VISION system is an image processing system using an ego-camera which a user of the system possesses, and it is expected to be the third eye of those who are aged, visually impaired or even those who are absorbed in a...
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Method of Extracting Sensibility from Time Series Data and Converting it to Vibrotactile

Yasuhiro Suzuki
Volume 7, Issue 2, September 2020, Pages 142-145
We propose a method to convert sensory information into non-contact tactile sensation by vibrating of very low-frequency sound. The vibrator does not directly touch the object in a non-contact tactile sensation. Then, the object vibrates with the extremely low frequency. Previous research has shown that...
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Social Play Mediated by Playware

Luigi Pagliarini, Henrik Hautop Lund
Volume 7, Issue 2, September 2020, Pages 133-136
In this paper, we describe a set of designs of social playware by using the Moto Tiles. We tried to demonstrate the importance of the development of social playware by designing a number of social games that people can play together on one single tool. The design envisions play that mediates coordination...
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A Design Method of Generalized Predictive Control Systems in Consideration of Noise

Akira Yanou
Volume 7, Issue 2, September 2020, Pages 129-132
Generalized Predictive Control (GPC) is one of the model-based control methods. The control law is derived by minimizing performance index, which includes the squares of control input and the squares of the error between reference signal and output prediction, in order to make the derived control system...
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Effects of Variable Arm Length on UAV Control Systems

M. Rizon, C.K. Ang, Mahmud Iwan Solihin, Zuradzman Mohamad Razlan, Hazy Desa, Shahriman A. Bakar, Wan Khairunizam, Zunaidi Ibrahim
Volume 7, Issue 2, September 2020, Pages 91-97
Quadrotor is a type of unmanned aerial vehicle that has been widely used in many applications, such as, policing, surveillance, aerial photography and agriculture. Conventionally, the control of quadrotor flight direction is accomplished by varying speeds of rotors or manipulating torques. In this paper,...
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Selection System of Robot Type for Cell Assembly Production (Production Efficiency Comparison of Single and Double Arm Robot)

Hidehiko Yamamoto, Takahiro Watanabe, Takayoshi Yamada
Volume 7, Issue 2, September 2020, Pages 77-80
The purpose of this research is to compare the production efficiency of single and double arm robot. This research determines which robot is suitable for an assembly cell production, a single arm robot or a double arm robot. First, we develop the system to use a double arm robot to determine the best...
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Development of the Image-based Flight and Tree Measurement System in a Forest using a Drone

Keiji Kamei, Masahiro Kaneoka, Ken Yanai, Masaya Umemoto, Hiroki Yamaguchi, Kazuki Osawa
Volume 7, Issue 2, September 2020, Pages 86-90
Drones have been used in many purposes for a long time. Especially, development of the automatic observation systems such as measurement using drones for the primary sector of industry have been frequently researched in recent years. The measurement of a tree growth in a forest is also one of the aim...
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Behavior Selection System for Human–Robot Cooperation using Tensor SOM

Moeko Tominaga, Yasunori Takemura, Kazuo Ishii
Volume 7, Issue 2, September 2020, Pages 81-85
With the progress of technology, the realization of a symbiotic society with human beings and robots sharing the same environment has become an important subject. An example of this kind of systems is soccer game. Soccer is a multi-agent game that requires strategies by taking into account each member’s...
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Speech Synthesis of Emotions in a Sentence using Vowel Features

Rintaro Makino, Yasunari Yoshitomi, Taro Asada, Masayoshi Tabuse
Volume 7, Issue 2, September 2020, Pages 107-110
We previously proposed a method for adding emotions to synthetic speech using the vowel features of a speaker. For the initial investigation in this earlier study, we used utterances of Japanese names to demonstrate the method. In the present study, we use the proposed method to construct emotional synthetic...
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IDS Malicious Flow Classification

I-Hsien Liu, Cheng-Hsiang Lo, Ta-Che Liu, Jung-Shian Li, Chuan-Gang Liu, Chu-Fen Li
Volume 7, Issue 2, September 2020, Pages 103-106
We will display two different kinds of experiments, which are Network-based Intrusion Detection System (NIDS)-based and dynamic-based analysis shows how artificial intelligence helps us detecting and classify malware. On the NID, we use CICIDS2017 as a research dataset, embedding high dimensional features...
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Real-time Self-localization using Model-based Matching for Autonomous Robot of RoboCup MSL

Kaori Watanabe, Yuehang Ma, Hidekazu Suzuki
Volume 7, Issue 2, September 2020, Pages 98-102
This paper presents a self-localization technique using an omni-directional camera for an autonomous soccer robot. The position information of the robot is important for strategic behavior and cooperative operation. Therefore, we have proposed the self-localization method which generates the searching...
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Crowd Counting Network with Self-attention Distillation

Yaoyao Li, Li Wang, Huailin Zhao, Zhen Nie
Volume 7, Issue 2, September 2020, Pages 116-120
Context information is essential for crowd counting network to estimate crowd numbers, especially in the congested scene accurately. However, shallow layers of common crowd counting networks (i.e., congested scene recognition network) do not own large receptive filed so that they can’t efficiently utilize...
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Route Planning of Teleoperation Mobile Robot based on the Virtual Reality Technology

Jiwu Wang, Xuechun Yuan
Volume 7, Issue 2, September 2020, Pages 125-128
Mobile teleoperation robot is one of the effective methods to help operators to work in complex environments. However, the time delay by distance is a key factor that restricts its application. To solve this problem, the motion trajectory of the robot is simulated using virtual reality technology and...
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Digital Hardware Spiking Neuronal Network with STDP for Real-time Pattern Recognition

Yang Xia, Timothée Levi, Takashi Kohno
Volume 7, Issue 2, September 2020, Pages 121-124
By mimicking or being inspired by the nervous system, neuromorphic systems are designed to realize robust and power-efficient information processing by highly parallel architecture. Spike Timing Dependent Plasticity (STDP) is a common learning method for Spiking Neural Networks (SNNs). Here, we present...
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X-means Clustering for Wireless Sensor Networks

Abdelrahman Radwan, Nazhatul Kamarudin, Mahmud Iwan Solihin, Hungyang Leong, Mohamed Rizon, Hazry Desa, Muhammad Azizi Bin Azizan
Volume 7, Issue 2, September 2020, Pages 111-115
K-means clustering algorithms of wireless sensor networks are potential solutions that prolong the network lifetime. However, limitations hamper these algorithms, where they depend on a deterministic K-value and random centroids to cluster their networks. But, a bad choice of the K-value and centroid...
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Design of a Data-Driven Multi PID Controllers using Ensemble Learning and VRFT

Takuya Kinoshita, Yuma Morota, Toru Yamamoto
Volume 7, Issue 1, June 2020, Pages 68-72
Data-driven control has been proposed for directly calculating control parameters using experimental data. Specifically, the Virtual Reference Feedback Tuning (VRFT) has been proposed for linear time-invariant systems. In the field of machine learning, the ensemble learning was proposed to improve the...
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Training Autoencoder using Three Different Reversed Color Models for Anomaly Detection

Obada Al aama, Hakaru Tamukoh
Volume 7, Issue 1, June 2020, Pages 35-40
Autoencoders (AEs) have been applied in several applications such as anomaly detectors and object recognition systems. However, although the recent neural networks have relatively high accuracy but sometimes false detection may occur. This paper introduces AE as an anomaly detector. The proposed AE is...
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Verification of a Combination of Gestures Accurately Recognized by Myo using Learning Curves

Kengo Kitakura, Hideyuki Tanaka
Volume 7, Issue 1, June 2020, Pages 41-47
This paper studies verification of a combination of hand gestures recognized by using the Myo armband as an input device. To this end, relationship between data distribution and learning curves is investigated for binary classification and multi-class classification problems. A verification method is...
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Distributed Rotating Encirclement Control of Strict-Feedback Multi-Agent Systems using Bearing Measurements

Tengfei Zhang, Yingmin Jia
Volume 7, Issue 1, June 2020, Pages 30-34
This paper focuses on the distributed multi-target rotating encirclement formation problem of strict-feedback multi-agent systems using bearing measurements. To this end, an estimator is presented to localize agents’ neighbor targets. Then, based on the trajectory planning method, a reference trajectory...
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An Error Correction Mechanism for Reliable Chemical Communication Systems

Masashi K. Kajita
Volume 7, Issue 1, June 2020, Pages 52-57
Chemical communication systems, such as bio-inspired chemical sensory systems or biological cells, sense the environment by detecting target ligand molecules, which convey environmental information. However, non-target ligands, similar to the target ones, are ubiquitous in the environment and can hamper...
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Spike Sorting Tool for Analysis of Cardiac Extracellular Signals Recorded by Thin-Film-Transistor Sensor Arrays

Anne-Claire Eiler, Junichi Sugita, Satoshi Ihida, Hiroshi Toshiyoshi, Katsuhito Fujiu, Timothée Levi, Agnès Tixier-Mita
Volume 7, Issue 1, June 2020, Pages 48-51
The dynamical property of the heart bioelectrical system is closely associated with cardiac diseases. For this reason, there is a growing interest in the development of system analysis for studying the cardiac signaling network. In this article, extracellular potentials of cardiac muscle cells were measured...
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The Research about Editing System of Performance Information for Player Piano

Mami Ezaki, Eiji Hayashi
Volume 7, Issue 1, June 2020, Pages 73-76
We have developed a system that allows a piano to perform automatically. In order to play music in the manner of a live pianist, we must add expression to the piano’s performance. In the case of music, there are often 1000 or more notes in the score, requiring that an editor spend a huge amount of time...
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Neuromorphic Computing in Autoassociative Memory with a Regular Spiking Neuron Model

Naruaki Takano, Takashi Kohno
Volume 7, Issue 1, June 2020, Pages 63-67
Digital Spiking Silicon Neuron (DSSN) model is a qualitative neuron model specifically designed for efficient digital circuit implementation which exhibits high biological plausibility. In this study we analyzed the behavior of an autoassociative memory composed of 3-variable DSSN model which has a slow...
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A Hardware-Oriented Echo State Network and its FPGA Implementation

Kentaro Honda, Hakaru Tamukoh
Volume 7, Issue 1, June 2020, Pages 58-62
This paper proposes implementation of an Echo State Network (ESN) to Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA). The proposed method is able to reduce hardware resources by using fixed-point operation, quantization of weights, which includes accumulate operations and efficient dataflow modules. The performance...
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Evaluation of the Relationships between Saliency Maps and Keypoints

Ryuugo Mochizuki, Kazuo Ishii
Volume 7, Issue 1, June 2020, Pages 16-21
The saliency map is proposed by Itti et al., to represent the conspicuity or saliency in the visual field and to guide the selection of attended locations based on the spatial distribution of saliency, which works as the trigger of bottom-up attention. If a certain location in the visual field is sufficiently...