Journal of Robotics, Networking and Artificial Life

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User Interface and Motion Planner for Task Database

Tokuo Tsuji, Natsuki Yamanobe, Kei Ikeda, Kensuke Harada
Volume 6, Issue 4, March 2020, 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...

Real-time Planning Robotic Palletizing Tasks using Reusable Roadmaps

Takumi Sakamoto, Kensuke Harada, Weiwei Wan
Volume 6, Issue 4, March 2020, 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...

Big Data and AI Approach for Body and Brain Test for Seniors

Henrik Hautop Lund, Yan-Xin Liu, Massimiliano Leggieri
Volume 6, Issue 4, March 2020, 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...

Autoencoder with Spiking in Frequency Domain for Anomaly Detection of Uncertainty Event

Umaporn Yokkampon, Sakmongkon Chumkamon, Abbe Mowshowitz, Eiji Hayashi
Volume 6, Issue 4, March 2020, 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...

Data-based Analysis Methods for the State Controllability and State Observability of Discrete-time LTI Systems with Time-delays

Zhuo Wang, Ruigang Wang
Volume 6, Issue 4, March 2020, 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...

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
Volume 6, Issue 4, March 2020, 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...

Approaching AI and Robotics in an Eco-friendly Way

Luigi Pagliarini, Henrik Hautop Lund
Volume 6, Issue 4, March 2020, 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...

Cost-oriented Planning for Error Recovery in an Automation Plant

Akira Nakamura, Natsuki Yamanobe, Ixchel Ramirez Alpizar, Kensuke Harada, Yukiyasu Domae
Volume 6, Issue 4, March 2020, 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...

Generation of Arbitrarily-Oriented Ripple Images using Circular-Sector-Type Smoothing Filter and Inverse Filter

Toru Hiraoka
Volume 6, Issue 4, March 2020, 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...

Design and Development of a Virtual System for Measurements and Analysis of the Respiratory Sounds for Diagnosis of Respiratory System

Ali S. AlMejrad
Volume 6, Issue 4, March 2020, 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...

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
Volume 6, Issue 4, March 2020, 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...

X–Y Platform Synchronous Control with CANopen

Chung-Wen Hung, Yu-Ming Guan, Shih-Ting Yu, Wen-Hua Hu
Volume 6, Issue 4, March 2020, 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...

Design and Development of Intelligent Wearable Biofeedback Fuzzy Logic-based Device for Monitoring and Treatment of Voice Loudness

Ali S. AlMejrad
Volume 6, Issue 4, March 2020, 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...

Practice of Programming Education using Finger Robot

Kaito Omata, Shinichi Imai
Volume 6, Issue 4, March 2020, 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...

Non-invasive Blood Glucose Measurement based on Impedance Spectrum

Tong Yin, Xiaoyan Chen, Meng Du, Hongyi Yin
Volume 6, Issue 4, March 2020, 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...

Modeling Virtual Reality Environment Based on SFM Method#

Jiwu Wang, Chenyang Li, Shijie Yi, Zixin Li
Volume 6, Issue 3, December 2019, Pages 179-182
Virtual Reality (VR) technology is widely used in digital cities, industrial simulation, training, etc. where the environment modeling is a necessary component. Comparing with the difficulty to build the three dimension (3D) environment with the conventional methods, the Structure from Motion (SFM) method...

Evaluation of the Roller Arrangements for the Ball-Dribbling Mechanisms Adopted by RoboCup Teams

Kenji Kimura, Shota Chikushi, Kazuo Ishii
Volume 6, Issue 3, December 2019, Pages 183-190
The middle-size league soccer competition is an important RoboCup event designed to promote advancements in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and robotics. In recent years, soccer robots using a dribbling mechanism, through which the ball is controlled using two driving rollers, have been adopted by teams...

Dynamic Structures for Evolving Tactics and Strategies in Team Robotics

Jeffrey Johnson, Ruggero Rossi
Volume 6, Issue 3, December 2019, Pages 203-208
The autonomous robot systems of the future will be teams of robots with complementary specialisms. At any instant robot interactions determine relational structures, and sequences of these structures describe the team dynamics as trajectories through space and time. These structures can be represented...

Research on the Realization Method of Augmented Reality based on Unity3D

Jiwu Wang, Weixin Zeng
Volume 6, Issue 3, December 2019, Pages 195-198
Aiming at the problems of low stability and limited application conditions in traditional augmented reality, Unity 3D software is applied to realize augmented reality by combining with Vuforia SDK and EasyAR SDK (Software Development Kit). The developed results can be used on mobile terminal and augmented...

Skill Model Estimation of Ability for Reading Drawings

Kazuo Kawada, Teruyuki Tamai, Yoshihiro Ohnishi
Volume 6, Issue 3, December 2019, Pages 191-194
In Japan, students study various ways of understanding 3D drawings in junior high school-level technical education, high school-level industrial education, and university-level engineering education. However, without an understanding of trigonometry, reading the drawings is difficult. Moreover, drawing...

Influence of Safe Driving Support System for Electric Wheelchair on Operation Input

Hiroshi Suzuki, Tomoki Matsuo, Takashi Yasuno
Volume 6, Issue 3, December 2019, Pages 171-178
This paper describes the influence on operation input which is given by a safe driving support system for an electric wheelchair. A wheelchair is rapidly introduced as a mobility for elderly people who has disabilities on walking. Along with that, collision accidents of the wheelchair also increase and...

Evaluation for the Synchronization of the Parade with OpenPose

Yohei Okugawa, Masao Kubo, Hiroshi Sato, Bui Duc Viet
Volume 6, Issue 3, December 2019, Pages 162-166
In military organization, the synchronization in the parade is important for showing their majesty. However, we do not have any quantitative evaluation methods for the parade. In this research, as a first step of the quantitative evaluation for the parade, we propose an evaluation method focusing on...

Evaluation and Build to honeypot System about SCADA Security for Large-Scale IoT Devices

Kuan-Chu Lu, I-Hsien Liu, Jia-Wei Liao, Shao-Chun Wu, Zong-Chao Liu, Jung-Shian Li, Chu-Fen Li
Volume 6, Issue 3, December 2019, Pages 157-161
Under the trend of intelligent industrial control systems, it is very important to prevent network hackers from invading the system to attack devices. In particular, today’s hackers have multiple attacks and the number of attacks has increased year-by-year. How to stop hackers from attacking the system...

Development of the Feed Part Control System for Rectification Process

Fengzhi Dai, Lingran An
Volume 6, Issue 3, December 2019, Pages 152-156
This paper completes the structure design of the feed process for the small rectification experimental unit. According to the process requirements, the overall scheme of the detection and control system and the main parameters are designed, and the type of the instrument is selected. The system hardware...

Application of Pairwise Testing into BWDM which is a Test Case Generation Tool for the VDM++ Specification

Tetsuro Katayama, Futa Hirakoba, Yoshihiro Kita, Hisaaki Yamaba, Kentaro Aburada, Naonobu Okazaki
Volume 6, Issue 3, December 2019, Pages 143-147
Verification tool for Vienna Development Method (BWDM) is a test case generation tool for the VDM++ specification. The existing BWDM could cause a combinatorial explosion of the generated test cases. To reduce the number of test cases, there is Pairwise Independent Combinatorial Testing Tool (PICT):...