Journal of Robotics, Networking and Artificial Life

Volume 3, Issue 4, March 2017
Research Article

1. Development of Training Equipment for Upper Limb Muscle Rehabilitation

Fengzhi Dai, Yuanli Yue, Qijia Kang, Bo Liu, Wenlong Han, Hongtao Zhang
Pages: 213 - 216
For patient of limb paralysis, the upper limb rehabilitation equipment is important for them to train the muscles. The equipment should be secure, useful and comfortable. They are ensured by the design of mechanical structure and control system. The single joint motion and combinatorial motion are introduced...
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2. Comparing EKF and SPKF Algorithms for Simultaneous Localization and Mapping (SLAM)

Zolghadr Javad, Yuanli Cai, Yekkehfallah Majid
Pages: 217 - 220
Simultaneous Localization and Mapping (SLAM) is the problem in which a sensor-enabled mobile robot incrementally builds a map for an unknown environment, while localizing itself within this map. A problem with detection of correct path of moving objects is the received noisy data. Therefore, it is possible...
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3. A low cost genetic algorithm based control scheme for wheelchair control in hospital environment

Karam Dad, Muhammad Jawad Khan, Wang Jie, Min Cheol Lee
Pages: 221 - 226
In this paper, a control strategy is proposed for assisting patients, with wheelchairs, to move around within a hospital. The strategy is tested using a mobile robot that is navigated in a hospital while using obstacle avoidance scheme. The mobile robot is operated using both genetic algorithm and A*...
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4. Safety on Teleoperation Demining wheeled robots based on fuzzy logic controller and haptic system

Yekkehfallah Majid, Yuanli Cai, Guao Yang, Naebi Ahmad, Zolghadr Javad
Pages: 227 - 230
In the teleoperation robots one of the big challenges is operator’s error in urgent situations that can makes big problem for robot and other systems which working beside the robot. This paper proposes an approach of haptic system and fuzzy logic system with implementation on teleoperation demining robot....
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5. Development of a Tool to Keep Consistency between a Model and a Source Code in Software Development Using MDA

Tetsuro Katayama, Yuuki Kikkawa, Yoshihiro Kita, Hisaaki Yamaba, Kentaro Aburada, Naonobu Okazaki
Pages: 231 - 235
This study improves efficiency of software development using MDA. This paper develops the tool that keeps consistency between a model and a source code in software development using MDA. The tool has two functions: (i) Generating a source code and (ii) Keeping consistency between a model and a source...
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6. Observer-based fault reconstruction for linear systems using adaptive sliding mode method

Hao Li, Ying Yang, Yifan Wei, Fengzhi Dai
Pages: 236 - 239
This paper studies the fault reconstruction problem for the continuous linear time-invariant system. A new disturbance-decoupled fault reconstruction design is proposed by cooperating with the idea of the adaptive sliding mode method. The new scheme does not impose restrictions on both the upper boundary...
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7. LA-Based Approach for IoT Security

Seyed Mahmood Hashemi, Jingsha He
Pages: 240 - 248
The most important aspect in IoT is security. The provision of security in IoT systems is the responsibility of a trust management mechanism. However a trust management mechanism comprises a number of components, of which secure routing is vital among them. There are a number of effective parameters...
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8. Targeting Chaos System via Minimum Principle Control

Yunzhong Song, Ziyi Fu, Fuzhong Wang
Pages: 249 - 252
Chaos targeting via Minimum Principle Control (MPC) was suggested here, to be unique, the targeting via MPC can not only stabilize all the non-stable equilibrium when the control was introduced in the first or the second equation, but also does the extra added control in the third equation, with the...
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9. Continuous Non-singular Fast Terminal Sliding Mode Control for an Active Gravity Field Simulator

Jiao Jia, Yingmin Jia, Shihao Sun
Pages: 253 - 256
In this paper, a global non-singular fast terminal sliding mode controller (FTSMC) is designed for an active gravity field simulator (AGFS). The stability of the control algorithm can be easily verified by using Lyapunov theory. It is shown that the proposed controller can eliminate the chattering effect...
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10. Influence of Partner Selection on Functional Differentiation: Emergence of Diversity by Isolated Interaction and Preference Change

Saori Iwanaga, Akira Namatame
Pages: 257 - 264
When examining collective behavior, we focus on the interactions of individuals. We must also consider the microscopic level, where individual agent decisions occur, and the macroscopic level, where collective behavior can be observed. Collective behavior is both interesting and difficult because aggregate...
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11. Detection of changes in the employment environment in Japan based on the numbers of people leaving and entering employment using NMF

Masao Kubo, Hiroshi Sato, Akihiro Yamaguchi, Yuji Aruka
Pages: 265 - 269
If there were no changes in the environment surrounding businesses, the numbers of people leaving and entering employment would stay almost the same. Therefore, understanding the numbers allow us to make assumptions about the changes inside and outside companies. However, when categorizing businesses...
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12. The future of Robotics Technology

Luigi Pagliarini, Henrik Hautop Lund
Pages: 270 - 273
In the last decade the robotics industry has created millions of additional jobs led by consumer electronics and the electric vehicle industry, and by 2020, robotics will be a $100 billion worth industry, as big as the tourism industry. For example, the rehabilitation robot market has grown 10 times...
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13. Android-Based Patrol Robot Featuring Automatic Vehicle Patrolling and Automatic Plate Recognition

Chian C. Ho, Shih-Jui Yang, Jian-Yuan Chen, Chang-Yun Chiang, Hsin-Fu Chen
Pages: 274 - 278
This work develops an Android-based patrol robot featuring Automatic Vehicle Patrolling (AVP) and Automatic Plate Recognition (APR). The AVP feature integrates 3 novel methods, wheel-wheelcover-based AdaBoost wheel detection, contour-wheel-oriented vehicle approaching, and Ad-Hoc-based remote motion...
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14. Transmission Power Control for Wireless Sensor Network

Kuo-Hsien Hsia, Chung-Wen Hung, Hsuan T. Chang, Yuan-Hao Lai
Pages: 279 - 282
Wireless sensor networks can be widely applied for a security system or a smart home system. Since some of the wireless remote sensor nodes may be powered by energy storage devices such as batteries, it is a very important issue to transmit signals at lower power with the consideration of the communication...
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15. Playware ABC: Engineering Play for Everybody

Henrik Hautop Lund
Pages: 283 - 286
This paper describes the Playware ABC concept, and how it allows anybody, anywhere, anytime to be building bodies and brains, which facilitates users to construct, combine and create. The Playware ABC concept focuses engineering and IT system development on creating solutions that are usable by all kinds...
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16. Playware ABC 2: a Disruptive Technology for Global Development

Henrik Hautop Lund
Pages: 287 - 290
The Playware ABC concept is used to create solutions that are usable by all kinds of users and contexts in our globalized society. In this paper, the Playware ABC can be exemplified with the development of the modular interactive tiles for health prevention and rehabilitation of anybody, anywhere, anytime....