Journal of Robotics, Networking and Artificial Life

Volume 3, Issue 2, September 2016
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1. Knee Android Model Reproducing Internal-External Rotation with Screw-Home Movement of the Human Knee

Daichi Yamauchi, Sho Takei, Noritaka Sato, Yoshifumi Morita
Pages: 69 - 73
This paper proposes a knee android model (Knee-AM) that can reproduce the internal-external rotation with screw-home movement (SHM) of the human knee. This rotation of the Knee-AM was realized by changing the number, lengths, and fixing points of the nylon-cords of our previous Knee-AM. Moreover, when...
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2. Affective Human Computer Interaction

Kaoru Sumi
Pages: 74 - 78
This paper introduces a study of spoken dialogue agent systems using emotional expressions as affective human computer interaction. The paper describes an experiment investigating the effect that the expression and words of the agent have on people, introduces a spoken agent for customer services using...
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3. Modeling and Control of a Suspended Gravity Compensation System with Rigid-Elastic Coupling

Jiao Jia, Yingmin Jia, Shihao Sun
Pages: 79 - 83
In this paper, a suspension gravity compensation system (SGCS) is modeled and the corresponding controller is designed. The system is a servo platform consisting of three sub-systems by which a micro-gravity environment can be established. Especially, a novel zero stiffness suspension sub-system and...
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4. Analog Circuit Implementation and Full State Observation of Chua’s Circuit

Hong Niu, Dongcheng Tan, Yongjun Wu
Pages: 84 - 87
The inductance simulator and the nonlinear resistor, which are constructed by operational amplifiers and resistors, are applied to complete the analog circuit implementation of Chua’s circuit as well as improve the accuracy of circuit parameters. The state variable z, which represents the product of...
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5. Automatic Generation, Creativity, and Production of Narrative Content

Takashi Ogata
Pages: 88 - 91
In accordance with the concept of this organized session, in this presentation, we will consider the study of automatic narrative or story generation as a research field of artificial intelligence (AI) at the levels of generation, creation, and production. Firstly, we study the technologies of narrative...
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6. A Viewing Experiment on the Effects of Advertising Story

Yoji Kawamura
Pages: 92 - 95
This research lays out the conception and functions of developed Commercial Film Production Support System (CFPSS). The research then explains the results of a viewing experiment that utilized CFPSS. In this experiment where commercial films of beer were utilized, the following findings were obtained:...
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7. Mobile Camera based Motion Segmentation by Image Resizing

Chunyu Yu, Fengzhi Dai
Pages: 96 - 101
The need of detecting moving object like human and vehicle by mobile camera is increasing in commerce and industry. Therefore, tradition method of abstracting moving object from still background cannot solve the problem. Though Histogram of Oriented Gradients (HOG) have been widely used for human detection,...
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8. Attitude/Position Estimation of Rigid-Body using Inertial and Vision Sensors

Shihao Sun, Yingmin Jia
Pages: 102 - 106
This paper is concerned with the attitude/position estimation of a rigid-body using inertial and vision sensors. By employing the Newton-Euler method, a kinematic model is developed for the rigid-body by treating the inertial measurements as inputs. Based on the coordinate transformation, a nonlinear...
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9. An Authentication Method Using a Discrete Wavelet Transform for a Recaptured Video

Ren Fujii, Yasunari Yoshitomi, Taro Asada, Masayoshi Tabuse
Pages: 107 - 110
Recently, several digital watermarking techniques have been proposed for protecting the copyright of moving image files by hiding data in the frequency domain. In the present study, we applied our method for authenticating a moving image, which uses a discrete wavelet transform for a static image and...
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10. Study on the Technology of MPPT of the Solar Photovoltaic Based on the Model Predictive Control

Xia Zhao, Huailin Zhao, Masanori Sugisaka
Pages: 111 - 115
The solar photovoltaic battery is a very important new type of renewable distributed energy. But its output power is directly affected by the light intensity and temperature. Its voltage-current characteristics have obvious nonlinear features. Therefore, a new MPPT technology based on the model predictive...
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11. Effects of System Parameters and Controlled Torque on the Dynamics of Rigid-Flexible Robotic Manipulator

Sachindra Mahto
Pages: 116 - 123
This work illustrates the effects of various system parameters on the dynamics of flexible link of revolute-jointed rigid-flexible manipulator. Flexible link is considered as a Euler-Bernoulli beam and finite element based on Langrange approach is employed for dynamic analysis. A comparative study is...
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12. Geometric Parameters Measurement of Wheel Tread Based on Line Structured Light

Jiwu Wang, Zhijing Jian, Yaodong Li, Sugisaka Masanori
Pages: 124 - 127
In order to develop the geometric parameters measurement technology of wheel tread, it is important to ensure the positioning precision firstly before measurement. In this paper, a new method with no-contact measurement based on line structured light is given to solve this problem. Here the traditional...
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13. Global sensor selection for maneuvering target tracking in clutter

Wenling Li, Yingmin Jia
Pages: 128 - 131
This paper studies the problem of sensor selection for maneuvering target tracking in the cluttered environment. By modeling the target dynamics as jump Markov linear systems, a decentralized tracking algorithm is developed by applying the extended Kalman filter and the probabilistic data association...
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14. Improvement of Computational Efficiency of Unscented Particle Filter by Automatically Adjusting the Number of Particles

Kenta Hidaka, Takuo Suzuki, Kunikazu Kobayashi
Pages: 132 - 135
In RoboCup Standard Platform League (SPL), the method using unscented particle filter (UPF) has been proposed for self-localization. The UPF resolves a problem of particle filter which cannot be sampled appropriately when the likelihood is too high or low. This filter can estimate accurate position when...
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15. Socialized Multi-Agent System Rendezvous via Networks of Networks

Yunzhong Song, Ziyi Fu, Fuzhong Wang
Pages: 136 - 139
Networks of networks paradigm was introduced to explore the rendezvous problems of leader-follower multi-agent system, where the rendezvous actors were categorized into the target object, the leader agents, the informed follower agents and the isolated follower agents, respectively. Then, three humanized...