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JRM

Journal of Robotics and Mechatronics

ISSN : 0915-3942(Print) / 1883-8049(Online)
DOI : 10.20965/jrm.issn.1883-8049
Editors-in-Chief : Yoshihiro Takita (National Defence Academy of Japan)
Deputy Editor-in-Chief : Koichi Osuka (Osaka University),
Takayuki Tanaka (Hokkaido University)

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Vol.28 (2016)

No.4

(Aug)

Special Issue on Real World Robot Challenge in Tsukuba – Autonomous Technology for Coexistence with Human Beings –

Special Issue on Real World Robot Challenge in Tsukuba – Autonomous Technology for Coexistence with Human Beings –

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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2016.p0431
pp. 431
Real World Robot Challenge in Tsukuba – Autonomous Technology for Coexistence with Human Beings –
Yoshihiro Takita, Shin’ichi Yuta, Takashi Tsubouchi, and Koichi Ozaki

This issue is the third in a series on Real World Robot Challenge in Tsukuba. The Tsukuba Challenge has contributed much in establishing autonomous mobile robot control technology on outdoor walkways where robots must mingle with pedestrians and cyclists – not all of whom may be familiar with such robots. The rain on the day of the final run for the 2015 Tsukuba Challenge taught us valuable lessons in navigating robots in real environments. Since the 2013 Tsukuba Challenge, a new task was introduced in the second stage. This task consists of searching for human targets – a technological challenge for developing robots that are both mobile and useful. Our objective here is to share advanced control technology refined through experiments in the real-world environment of the Tsukuba Challenge. The Tsukuba Challenge is also providing a forum for technological education for university students studying robotics engineering and for technical exchange through open experiments. In this issue, we are pleased to present the control technology that this exchange has brought about. We would like to express our deep gratitude to the authors contributing to this issue and to the article reviewers who have helped make this all possible.

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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2016.p0432
pp. 432-440
Development of Autonomous Robot with Simple Navigation System for Tsukuba Challenge 2015
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Yuta Kanuki and Naoya Ohta
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2016.p0441
pp. 441-450
Development of Autonomous Mobile Robot that Can Navigate in Rainy Situations
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Naoki Akai, Yasunari Kakigi, Shogo Yoneyama, and Koichi Ozaki
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2016.p0451
pp. 451-460
Recognition Method Applied to Smart Dump 9 Using Multi-Beam 3D LiDAR for the Tsukuba Challenge
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Yoshihiro Takita, Shinya Ohkawa, and Hisashi Date
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2016.p0461
pp. 461-469
Development of Autonomous Mobile Robot “MML-05” Based on i-Cart Mini for Tsukuba Challenge 2015
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Tomoyoshi Eda, Tadahiro Hasegawa, Shingo Nakamura, and Shin’ichi Yuta
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2016.p0470
pp. 470-478
Prototyping of Kinematics Simulator for Supporting Autonomous Mobile Robot Development
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Kitaro Shimane, Ryo Ueda, and Susumu Tarao
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2016.p0479
pp. 479-490
Monocular Vision-Based Localization Using ORB-SLAM with LIDAR-Aided Mapping in Real-World Robot Challenge
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Adi Sujiwo, Tomohito Ando, Eijiro Takeuchi, Yoshiki Ninomiya, and Masato Edahiro
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2016.p0491
pp. 491-499
Human Detection by Fourier Descriptors and Fuzzy Color Histograms with Fuzzy c-Means Method
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Shohei Akimoto, Tomokazu Takahashi, Masato Suzuki, Yasuhiko Arai, and Seiji Aoyagi
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2016.p0500
pp. 500-507
Oncoming Human Avoidance for Autonomous Mobile Robot Based on Gait Characteristics
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Tetsuo Tomizawa and Yuya Shibata

Regular Papers

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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2016.p0509
pp. 509-522
Control of Low-Cost Customizable Robot Arm Actuated by Elastic Tendons
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Junki Togashi, Kazuhisa Mitobe, and Genci Capi
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2016.p0523
pp. 523-532
Structured Light Field Generated by Two Projectors for High-Speed Three Dimensional Measurement
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Akihiro Obara, Xu Yang, and Hiromasa Oku
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2016.p0533
pp. 533-542
Bipedal Locomotion Control Based on Simultaneous Trajectory and Foot Step Planning
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Kouta Goto, Yuichi Tazaki, and Tatsuya Suzuki
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2016.p0543
pp. 543-558
Visual Servoing for Underwater Vehicle Using Dual-Eyes Evolutionary Real-Time Pose Tracking
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Myo Myint, Kenta Yonemori, Akira Yanou, Khin Nwe Lwin, Mamoru Minami, and Shintaro Ishiyama
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2016.p0559
pp. 559-567
Pneumatically Driven Multi-DOF Surgical Forceps Manipulator with a Bending Joint Mechanism Using Elastic Bodies
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Kyouhei Takikawa, Ryoken Miyazaki, Takahiro Kanno, Gen Endo, and Kenji Kawashima
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2016.p0568
pp. 568-578
Operator-Based Robust Nonlinear Control Design of a Robot Arm with Micro-Hand
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Zhengxiang Ma, Aihui Wang, and Tiejun Chen
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2016.p0579
pp. 579-590
Model-Based Development with User Model as Practical Process of HCD for Developing Robots
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Yoshinobu Akimoto, Eri Sato-Shimokawara, Yasunari Fujimoto, and Toru Yamaguchi
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2016.p0591
pp. 591-599
Development of a New Pericardiocentesis Assist Device: Design Proposal and Evaluation of the Pericardium Grasping Mechanism
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Yuta Fukushima, Ryo Akita, Kiyoshi Naemura, and Hiroyuki Tsukihara
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2016.p0600
pp. 600-608
Upper Body of Dummy Humanoid Robot with Exterior Deformation Mechanism for Evaluation of Assistive Products and Technologies
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Kunihiro Ogata, Tomoya Kawamura, Eiichi Ono, Tsuyoshi Nakayama, and Nobuto Matsuhira

No.3

(Jun)

Special Issue on Autonomous Flying Robot

Special Issue on Autonomous Flying Robot

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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2016.p0261
pp. 261
Autonomous Flying Robot
Shoichiro Fujisawa, Kenzo Nonami, Masafumi Miwa, Satoshi Suzuki, and Kakuya Iwata

  Research on unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) has been conducted for quite some time, even though experiments were rather difficult to carry out. However, recent years have seen a proliferation of published reports in this field. This is most likely due to the spread of multicopters, which are easier and safer to operate than fixed-wing aircraft and single-rotor helicopters.   Other factors that have made it easier to conduct research on UAVs and thus contributed to the increased number of studies include the wide availability of high-performance flight controllers that are either low cost or offered on an open-source basis, such as ArduPilot and MultiWii.   Although this has minimized technological hurdles in conducting research, it has become more difficult to conduct research safely in a social and legal context. Prompted by a 2015 drone incident, Japan’s civil aeronautics law was revised to control UAV flights under stricter regulations. Even so, these regulations are still considered less restrictive than those in most other countries.   UAV research includes obvious risks and dangers of operating airborne devices, but also makes it more interesting as a scientific inquiry, generates high expectations about practical utility, and makes a highly significant area of investigation.   Placing a high priority on safety will hopefully lead to further research in this area.   This special issue covers the latest in UAV research, including

  •   • UAV control system design,
  •   • Studies on flight characteristics of aircraft equipped with special mechanisms,
  •   • UAV applications,
  •   • Studies on operational UAVs.

  Readers will find it interesting and rewarding to explore the latest UAV research trends presented in this issue.

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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2016.p0262
pp. 262-272
Drone Technology, Cutting-Edge Drone Business, and Future Prospects
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Kenzo Nonami
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2016.p0273
pp. 273-285
On High-Performance Airfoil at Very Low Reynolds Number
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Katsuya Hirata, Ryo Nozawa, Shogo Kondo, Kazuki Onishi, and Hirochika Tanigawa
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2016.p0286
pp. 286-294
A Simple Autonomous Flight Control of Multicopter Using Only Web Camera
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Kazuya Sato and Ryuichiro Daikoku
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2016.p0295
pp. 295-303
LED Panel Detection and Pattern Discrimination Using UAV’s On-Board Camera for Autoflight Control
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Hiroyuki Ukida and Masafumi Miwa
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2016.p0304
pp. 304-313
Reduced-Order Observer Based Sliding Mode Control for a Quad-Rotor Helicopter
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Reesa Akbar, Bambang Sumantri, Hitoshi Katayama, Shigenori Sano, and Naoki Uchiyama
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2016.p0314
pp. 314-319
Trial Production of Vertical Take-Off and Landing Aircraft Based on Tricopter
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Kiyoteru Hayama and Hiroki Irie
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2016.p0320
pp. 320-327
Practical Applications of HORNET to Inspect Walls of Structures
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Yuhei Tokura, Kohei Toba, and Yogo Takada
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2016.p0328
pp. 328-333
Arbitrary Attitude Hovering Control of Quad Tilt Rotor Helicopter
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Masafumi Miwa, Shinji Uemura, and Akitaka Imamura
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2016.p0334
pp. 334-342
Flight Characteristics of Quad Rotor Helicopter with Thrust Vectoring Equipment
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Akitaka Imamura, Masafumi Miwa, and Junichi Hino
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2016.p0343
pp. 343-350
Formation Control Considering Disconnection of Network Links for a Multi-UAV System: An LMI Approach
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Shouhei Mori and Toru Namerikawa
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2016.p0351
pp. 351-359
Effectiveness of Delayed Feedback Control Applied to a Small-Size Helicopter with a Suspended Load System
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Motomichi Sonobe, Masafumi Miwa, and Junichi Hino

Regular Papers

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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2016.p0361
pp. 361-370
Development of Sensory Feedback Device for Myoelectric Prosthetic Hand to Provide Hardness of Objects to Users
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Takakuni Morita, Takeshi Kikuchi, and Chiharu Ishii
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2016.p0371
pp. 371-377
Numerical Investigation on Transverse Maneuverability of a Vectored Underwater Vehicle Without Appendage
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Rongmin Zhang, Yuan Chen, and Jun Gao
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2016.p0378
pp. 378-385
A Flexible Tactile Sensor Array Based on Pressure Conductive Rubber for Contact Force Measurement and Slip Detection
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Yancheng Wang, Kailun Xi, Deqing Mei, Guanhao Liang, and Zichen Chen
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2016.p0386
pp. 386-396
Cable Wrapping Phenomenon in Cable-Driven Parallel Manipulators
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Man Cheong Lei and Denny Oetomo
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2016.p0397
pp. 397-403
Development of a Small Size Underwater Robot for Observing Fisheries Resources – Underwater Robot for Assisting Abalone Fishing –
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Motoki Takagi, Hayato Mori, Adiljan Yimit, Yoshihiro Hagihara, and Tasuku Miyoshi
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2016.p0404
pp. 404-417
A New Method to Solve the Kinematic Problems of Parallel Robots Using Generalized Reduced Gradient Algorithm
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Thanh Trung Trang, Wei Guang Li, and Thanh Long Pham
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2016.p0418
pp. 418-424
Gait and Posture Analysis Method Based on Genetic Algorithm and Support Vector Machines with Acceleration Data
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Huan Gou, Tengda Shi, Lei Yan, and Jiang Xiao

No.2

(Apr)

Special Issue on Construction and Built Environment

Special Issue on Construction and Built Environment

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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2016.p0115
pp. 115
Construction and Built Environment
Thomas Bock and Tetsuji Yoshida

  The construction industry is one of the largest economicalsectors in developed countries. The economical contributionof the construction industry is comparable withthe contribution of the manufacturing industry. However,the construction industry is one of the most unfamiliar areasof R&D in the robotics community. The first ideasfor construction robots appeared in the 1970s in Japan.Due to quality problems of construction works, lack ofskilled labor, low productivity, numerous accidents andfatalities and high construction demand, the first prototypesof construction robots were developed towards theend of the 1970s. Since then more than 200 constructionrobots and service robots for buildings have been developed,but only about 10% of them have been successfullyintroduced to the construction market. The developmentof on-site robots in the 1980s peaked with the developmentof integrated automated building construction sitesin the 1990s. In the beginning of the 21st century humanoidrobots were researched and tested. In the futurewe will see robots that care for the elderly and handicappedas a further development of construction robots.
  This issue gives an overview on the state of art ofrobotic technologies in construction. The introductoryarticle also relates the construction robotics developmentto the industrial robotics technology in the prefabricationsector of the 1970s, gives examples of various constructionrobotics developments of the 1980s, the integratedautomated building construction sites since the 1990s, andthe humanoid construction robotics developments and integratedindustrialization efforts of recent date. Roboticsubtechnologies such as programming, sensors, kinematics,teleoperation, navigation, human-robot interaction arepresented to the reader. During the last years much efforthas been devoted to the application of robots and roboticstechnology in construction works. Most of them are forout-door application, where the tasks are developed incomplex unstructured environments and under hazardousconditions. The construction robots introduced during thelast years have dramatically improved labor conditions,productivity and quality levels, and also have increasedthe safety conditions for operators. The nowadays constructionrobotics technology tries to take advantage ofthe last developments for control, navigation, localization,human-machine interface or sensor use. Howeverrobotics in construction is still a very challenging topic inorder to clarify many unsolved R&D issues.
  The purpose of this special issue is to provide a reviewof open issues and new developments in robotics inconstruction, ranging from major construction engineeringprojects to residential building construction:

  •   • Robotics for building construction.
  •   • Robotics for civil engineering: roads, bridges, earthmoving, etc.
  •   • Inspection, maintenance and infrastructures robots.
  •   • Navigation, mapping and localization of robots inconstruction environments.
  •   • Technology components for construction robots: 3Dsensors, end-effectors, HMI, control strategies, cooperation,safety, etc.
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2016.p0116
pp. 116-122
Construction Robotics
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Thomas Bock
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2016.p0123
pp. 123-128
Achievement and Future Prospects of ICT Construction in Japan
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Kazuyoshi Tateyama
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2016.p0129
pp. 129-137
Rail Structure Supporting Mechanism Using Foamable Resin for Pillar Expansion, Anchoring, and Fixation
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Rui Fukui, Kenta Kawae, Yuta Kato, and Masayuki Nakao
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2016.p0138
pp. 138-148
First Trial of Underwater Excavator Work Supported by Acoustic Video Camera
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Taketsugu Hirabayashi, Kazuki Abukawa, Tomoo Sato, Sayuri Matsumoto, and Muneo Yoshie
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2016.p0149
pp. 149-157
Support System for Slope Shaping Based on a Teleoperated Construction Robot
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Katsutoshi Ootsubo, Daichi Kato, Takuya Kawamura, and Hironao Yamada
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2016.p0158
pp. 158-161
Planning of Movements of Building Robots with Speed Optimization
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Thomas Bock and Alexey Bulgakov
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2016.p0162
pp. 162-172
Optimum Placement of Wireless Access Point for Mobile Robot Positioning in an Indoor Environment
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Abdul Halim Ismail, Ryosuke Tasaki, Hideo Kitagawa, and Kazuhiko Terashima
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2016.p0173
pp. 173-184
Research on Superimposed Terrain Model for Teleoperation Work Efficiency
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Takanobu Tanimoto, Ryo Fukano, Kei Shinohara, Keita Kurashiki, Daisuke Kondo, and Hiroshi Yoshinada
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2016.p0185
pp. 185-193
A New Close-Loop Control Method for an Inspection Robot Equipped with Electropermanent-Magnets
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Pakpoom Kriengkomol, Kazuto Kamiyama, Masaru Kojima, Mitsuhiro Horade, Yasushi Mae, and Tatsuo Arai
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2016.p0194
pp. 194-197
Suction Cup for Concrete Wall Testing Robot
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Saeko Tokuomi and Kazuya Mori

Regular Papers

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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2016.p0199
pp. 199-214
Test Methods for the Evaluation of Manufacturing Mobile Manipulator Safety
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Jeremy A. Marvel and Roger Bostelman
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2016.p0215
pp. 215-225
Development of Digital Flight Motion Methodology Based on Aerodynamic Derivatives Approximation
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Norazila Othman and Masahiro Kanazaki
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2016.p0226
pp. 226-233
Study on a Pneumatically Actuated Robot for Simulating Evolutionary Developmental Process of Musculoskeletal Structures
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Hideyuki Ryu, Yoshihiro Nakata, Yuya Okadome, Yutaka Nakamura, and Hiroshi Ishiguro
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2016.p0234
pp. 234-241
Image Correspondence Based on Interest Point Correlation in Difference Streams: Method and Applications to Mobile Robot Localization
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Helio Perroni Filho and Akihisa Ohya
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2016.p0242
pp. 242-254
Teaching Mobile Robots Using Custom-Made Tools by a Semi-Direct Method
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Jorge David Figueroa Heredia, Hamdi Sahloul, and Jun Ota

No.1

(Feb)

Regular papers

Reviews on Research and Development of Functional Fluid Mechatronics, Rehabilitation Systems, and Mechatronics of Flexible Drive Systems

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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2016.p0005
pp. 5-16
Research and Development of Functional Fluid Mechatronics, Rehabilitation Systems, and Mechatronics of Flexible Drive Systems
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Junji Furusho and Naoyuki Takesue

Regular Papers

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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2016.p0017
pp. 17-30
Collision Avoidance Using Contact Information with Multiple Objects by Multi-Leg Robot
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Tomohito Takubo, Keishi Kominami, Kenichi Ohara, Yasushi Mae, and Tatsuo Arai
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2016.p0031
pp. 31-39
NLOS Satellite Detection Using a Fish-Eye Camera for Improving GNSS Positioning Accuracy in Urban Area
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Shodai Kato, Mitsunori Kitamura, Taro Suzuki, and Yoshiharu Amano
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2016.p0040
pp. 40-49
A Novel Approach to Quantitative Evaluation of Tangle Formations for Seaweeds in Stirrer Cultivation
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Jun Ogawa, Hiroyuki Iizuka, Masahito Yamamoto, and Masashi Furukawa
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2016.p0050
pp. 50-60
Metrics Generation Process for Mechatronics
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Aude Warniez, Olivia Penas, Jean-Yves Choley, and Peter Hehenberger
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2016.p0061
pp. 61-68
Cloud/Crowd Sensing System for Annotating Users Perception
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Wataru Mito and Masahiro Matsunaga
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2016.p0069
pp. 69-78
Toward Understanding Pedagogical Relationship in Human-Robot Interaction
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Hirofumi Okazaki, Yusuke Kanai, Masa Ogata, Komei Hasegawa, Kentaro Ishii, and Michita Imai
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2016.p0079
pp. 79-85
Seating System with Adjustable Sheet and Body Surface Measurement
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Takehito Kikuchi and Isao Abe
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2016.p0086
pp. 86-90
Virtual Mooring Buoy “ABA” for Multiple Autonomous Underwater Vehicles Operation
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Yuya Nishida, Junichi Kojima, Yuzuru Itoh, Kenkichi Tamura, Harumi Sugimatsu, Kangsoo Kim, Taku Sudo, and Tamaki Ura
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2016.p0091
pp. 91-94
Autonomous Underwater Vehicle “BOSS-A” for Acoustic and Visual Survey of Manganese Crusts
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Yuya Nishida, Kenji Nagahashi, Takumi Sato, Adrian Bodenmann, Blair Thornton, Akira Asada, and Tamaki Ura
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2016.p0095
pp. 95-103
Prototyping Force-Controlled 3-DOF Hydraulic Arms for Humanoid Robots
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Kensuke Izawa and Sang-Ho Hyon

Grand Robots Museum

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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2016.p0105
pp. 105-106
Electric Cart Matching the User Gait
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Kazuto Miyawaki
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2016.p0107
pp. 107-108
A Desktop-Sized Communication Robot: “robovie-mR2”
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Reo Matsumura, Masahiro Shiomi, Kayako Nakagawa, Kazuhiko Shinozawa, and Takahiro Miyashita

Vol.27 (2015)

No.6

(Dec)

Review on Mechanism and Control of Parallel-Wire Driven System
Special Issue on Intelligent Vehicle Technologies for Safety and Active Life

Review on Mechanism and Control of Parallel-Wire Driven System

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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2015.p0599
pp. 599-607
Mechanism and Control of Parallel-Wire Driven System
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Hitoshi Kino and Sadao Kawamura

Special Issue on Intelligent Vehicle Technologies for Safety and Active Life

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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2015.p0609
pp. 609
Intelligent Vehicle Technologies for Safety and Active Life
Hidehisa Yoshida, Manabu Omae, and Takahiro Wada

Intelligent automobiles equipped with active safety methods whose objective is to reduce accidents caused by human problems such as careless driving and loss of consciousness, have got the social acceptance widely which are recognized by introducing collision avoidance brakes to the market. Active safety and automated driving technologies of intelligent automobiles were featured at TokyoMotor Show 2015. Their displays attracted much attention.
It is necessary to propose new technologies continuously by the technical subject of active safety and automated driving, for example, relation of cooperative driving by a vehicle system and a driver, from the restrictions of originality of technical developments and the liability issues at the time of an accident.
Even so, users worldwide expect much from the dynamic future of transportation for safety and active life.
This special issue features seven papers carefully reviewed by field specialists.I would like to express my heartfelt appreciation to the authors who have contributed their valuable research results to this special issue and to the reviewers who provided their invaluable expertise.
I would also like to thank members of the Journal of Robotics and Mechatronics board for giving me the unique opportunity to plan and coordinate this issue.

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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2015.p0610
pp. 610-616
Toward Next Active Safety Technology of Intelligent Vehicle
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Hidehisa Yoshida, Manabu Omae, and Takahiro Wada
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pp. 617-626
Vehicle Localization Based on the Detection of Line Segments from Multi-Camera Images
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Kosuke Hara and Hideo Saito
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pp. 627-635
Development of Collision Avoidance System in Right Turn Maneuver Using Vehicle-in-the-Loop Simulation
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Pongsathorn Raksincharoensak and Yuta Akamatsu
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pp. 636-644
Hazard Anticipatory Autonomous Braking Control System Based on 2-D Pedestrian Motion Prediction
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Kazuhiro Ezawa, Pongsathorn Raksincharoensak, and Masao Nagai
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pp. 645-652
Emergency Avoidance Control System for an Automatic Vehicle – Slip Ratio Control Using Sliding Mode Control and Real-Number-Coded Immune Algorithm –
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Masafumi Hamaguchi and Takao Taniguchi
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pp. 653-659
Optimal Tracking Control of a Micro Ground Vehicle
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Soichiro Watanabe and Masanori Harada
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2015.p0660
pp. 660-670
Analysis of Preference for Autonomous Driving Under Different Traffic Conditions Using a Driving Simulator
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Udara Eshan Manawadu, Masaaki Ishikawa, Mitsuhiro Kamezaki, and Shigeki Sugano
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pp. 671-680
Evaluation of Low-Speed Driving Behavior of Remotely Controlled Vehicle
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Manabu Omae, Yushi Odaka, Kenta Fujii, and Hiroshi Shimizu

Regular Papers

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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2015.p0681
pp. 681-690
FPGA-Based Stereo Vision System Using Gradient Feature Correspondence
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Hayato Hagiwara, Yasufumi Touma, Kenichi Asami, and Mochimitsu Komori
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2015.p0691
pp. 691-697
Human Detection and Face Recognition Using 3D Structure of Head and Face Surfaces Detected by RGB-D Sensor
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Michio Tanaka, Hiroki Matsubara, and Takashi Morie
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2015.p0698
pp. 698-705
Simple Trajectory Control Method of Robot Arm Using Flexible Pneumatic Cylinders
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Mohd Aliff, Shujiro Dohta, and Tetsuya Akagi
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2015.p0706
pp. 706-713
Study on Presentation System for Walking Training Using High-Performance Shoes
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Yasuhiro Hayakawa, Shogo Kawanaka, Kazuma Kanezaki, Kosei Minami, and Shigeki Doi

Grand Robots Museum

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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2015.p0715
pp. 715-716
Mobility Support System for Personal Mobility Vehicles
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Taro Fujikawa, Makiko Ishikawa, and Shuro Nakajima

No.5

(Oct)

Regular papers

Regular Papers

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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2015.p0461
pp. 461-468
Performance-Driven Adaptive Output Feedback Control with Direct Design of PFC
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Taro Takagi, Ikuro Mizumoto, and Junpei Tsunematsu
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2015.p0469
pp. 469-479
A Study of Effective Prediction Methods of the State-Action Pair for Robot Control Using Online SVR
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Masashi Sugimoto and Kentarou Kurashige
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2015.p0480
pp. 480-488
Visual Measurement for On-Orbit Reflector Assembly
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Shin-ichiro Nishida and Heihachiro Kamimura
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2015.p0489
pp. 489-495
Improvement of EMC in MPPT Control of Photovoltaic System Using Auto-Tuning Adaptive Velocity Estimator
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Tsuyoshi Ohba, Risa Matsuda, Haruo Suemitsu, and Takami Matsuo
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2015.p0496
pp. 496-503
Preliminary Design of a Three-Finger Underactuated Adaptive End Effector with a Breakaway Clutch Mechanism
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Kuat Telegenov, Yedige Tlegenov, Shahid Hussain, and Almas Shintemirov
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pp. 504-512
Flexible Parallel Link Mechanism Using Tube-Type Dielectric Elastomer Actuators
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Changan Jiang, Kentaro Takagi, Shinya Hirano, Tatsuya Suzuki, Shigeyuki Hosoe, Kazunobu Hashimoto, and Akitoshi Nozawa
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2015.p0513
pp. 513-519
Chaotic Vibration and Comfort Analysis of Nonlinear Half-Vehicle Mode Excited by Consecutive Speed-Control Humps
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Zhiyong Yang, Shan Liang, Qin Zhu, Yongsheng Sun, and Shanbing Zhan
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2015.p0520
pp. 520-527
A Hybrid Nonlinear ANC for Speech Recovery Using Both Bone- and Air-Conducted Measurements
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Ran Xiao, Yaping Ma, Boyan Huang, Yegui Xiao, and Koji Hasegawa
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2015.p0528
pp. 528-534
Gait Analysis with Automatic Speed-Controlled Treadmill
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Takehito Kikuchi, Kohei Sakai, and Kohei Ishiya
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2015.p0535
pp. 535-542
Using a Low-Cost Onboard Camera for Sliding Mode Control of a Mobile Robot in Slippery Environments
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Ernesto Rivas, Koutaro Komagome, Kazuhisa Mitobe, and Genci Capi
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2015.p0543
pp. 543-551
Motion Generation for a Sword-Fighting Robot Based on Quick Detection of Opposite Player’s Initial Motions
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Akio Namiki and Fumiyasu Takahashi
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2015.p0552
pp. 552-562
Fictitious Target-Trajectory Forming Control for Redundant Manipulator and Active Regulation of Impulsive Forces
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Takahiro Inoue, Ryuichi Miyata, and Shinichi Hirai
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2015.p0563
pp. 563-570
Emotional Model for Robotic System Using a Self-Organizing Map Combined with Markovian Model
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Wisanu Jitviriya, Masato Koike, and Eiji Hayashi
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2015.p0571
pp. 571-578
Development of an Acetic Acid Injection Device for Crown-of-Thorns Starfish Controlled by a Remotely Operated Underwater Robot
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Fumiaki Takemura, Shuta Kobashigawa, Keita Hirayama, Kuniaki Kawabata, Shinichi Sagara, Hideyuki Yamashiro, and Eisuke Kuraya
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2015.p0579
pp. 579-585
The Global Shortest Path Visualization Approach with Obstructions
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Guan-Qiang Dong, Zong-Xiao Yang, Lei Song, Kun Ye, and Gen-Sheng Li
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2015.p0587
pp. 587-589
Development of a Series of RT-Mover, Which is a Four-Wheel Type of Mobile Platform with an Ability of Negotiating Obstacles
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Shuro Nakajima

No.4

(Aug)

Special Issue on Real World Robot Challenge in Tsukuba – Autonomous Technology for Useful Mobile Robot –

Special Issue on Real World Robot Challenge in Tsukuba – Autonomous Technology for Useful Mobile Robot –

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Real World Robot Challenge in Tsukuba – Autonomous Technology for Useful Mobile Robot –
Yoshihiro Takita, Shin’ichi Yuta, Takashi Tsubouchi, and Koichi Ozaki

The first Tsukuba Challenge started in 2007 as a technological challenge for autonomous mobile robots moving around on city walkways. A task was then added involving the search for certain persons. In these and other ways, the challenge provides a test field for developing positive relationships between mobile robots and human beings. To make progress an autonomous robotic research, this special issue details and clarifies technological problems and solutions found by participants in the challenge. We sincerely thank the authors and reviewers for this chance to work with them in these important areas.

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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2015.p0318
pp. 318-326
Open Experiment of Autonomous Navigation of Mobile Robots in the City: Tsukuba Challenge 2014 and the Results
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Shin'ichi Yuta
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pp. 327-336
Development of Mobile Robot “SARA” that Completed Mission in Real World Robot Challenge 2014
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Naoki Akai, Kenji Yamauchi, Kazumichi Inoue, Yasunari Kakigi, Yuki Abe, and Koichi Ozaki
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2015.p0337
pp. 337-345
Development of Autonomous Mobile Robot Using Articulated Steering Vehicle and Lateral Guiding Method
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Shinya Ohkawa, Yoshihiro Takita, Hisashi Date, and Kazuhiro Kobayashi
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pp. 346-355
Development of Autonomous Mobile Robot Based on Accurate Map in the Tsukuba Challenge 2014
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Junji Eguchi and Koichi Ozaki
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2015.p0356
pp. 356-364
Development of an Autonomous Mobile Robot with Self-Localization and Searching Target in a Real Environment
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Masatoshi Nomatsu, Youhei Suganuma, Yosuke Yui, and Yutaka Uchimura
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2015.p0365
pp. 365-373
Color Extraction Using Multiple Photographs Taken with Different Exposure Time in RWRC
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Kenji Yamauchi, Naoki Akai, and Koichi Ozaki
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2015.p0374
pp. 374-381
A Person Detection Method Using 3D Laser Scanner – Proposal of Efficient Grouping Method of Point Cloud Data –
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Kento Hosaka and Tetsuo Tomizawa
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2015.p0382
pp. 382-391
New Lane Detection Algorithm that Emulates Human Color Recognition
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Hideyuki Saito, Kazuyuki Kobayashi, Kajiro Watanabe, and Tetsuo Kinoshita
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2015.p0392
pp. 392-400
Visual Navigation of a Wheeled Mobile Robot Using Front Image in Semi-Structured Environment
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Keita Kurashiki, Mareus Aguilar, and Sakon Soontornvanichkit
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2015.p0401
pp. 401-409
Integrated Autonomous Navigation System and Automatic Large Scale Three Dimensional Map Construction
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Yusuke Fujino, Kentaro Kiuchi, Shogo Shimizu, Takayuki Yokota, and Yoji Kuroda
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2015.p0410
pp. 410-418
Accurate Localization for Making Maps to Mobile Robots Using Odometry and GPS Without Scan-Matching
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Masashi Yokozuka and Osamu Matsumoto

Regular Papers

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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2015.p0419
pp. 419-429
A Wearable Haptic Device Based on Twisting Wire Actuators for Feedback of Tactile Pressure Information
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M. Reza Motamedi, David Florant, and Vincent Duchaine
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2015.p0430
pp. 430-443
Blink-Spot Projection Method for Fast Three-Dimensional Shape Measurement
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Jun Chen, Qingyi Gu, Tadayoshi Aoyama, Takeshi Takaki, and Idaku Ishii
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2015.p0444
pp. 444-452
3D Dynamic Biped Walker with Flat Feet and Ankle Springs: Passive Gait Analysis and Extension to Active Walking
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Tetsuya Kinugasa, Takashi Ito, Hiroaki Kitamura, Kazuhiro Ando, Shinsaku Fujimoto, Koji Yoshida, and Masatsugu Iribe

No.3

(Jun)

Regular papers

Regular Papers

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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2015.p0225
pp. 225-234
Linear Quadratic Optimal Regulator for Steady State Drifting of Rear Wheel Drive Vehicle
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Ronnapee Chaichaowarat and Witaya Wannasuphoprasit
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2015.p0235
pp. 235-243
Simulated and Experimental Comparisons of Slip and Torque Control Strategies for Regenerative Braking in Instances of Parametric Uncertainties
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Maxime Boisvert, Philippe Micheau, and Didier Mammosser
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2015.p0244
pp. 244-250
Study on Identification of Damage to Wind Turbine Blade Based on Support Vector Machine and Particle Swarm Optimization
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Guimei Gu, Rang Hu, and Yuanyuan Li
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2015.p0251
pp. 251-258
Parameter Tuning in the Application of Stochastic Resonance to Redundant Sensor Systems
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Nagisa Koyama, Shuhei Ikemoto, and Koh Hosoda
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2015.p0259
pp. 259-266
Impact Piezo-Driven Micro Dispenser and Precise Miniature XY Stage
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Yuuka Irie, Shinnosuke Hirata, Chisato Kanamori, and Hisayuki Aoyama
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2015.p0267
pp. 267-275
Energy-Saving High-Speed Pick-and-Place Robot Using In-Frame Parallel Spring
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Jumpei Arata, Yuji Isogai, Junya Sumida, Masamichi Sakaguchi, Ryu Nakadate, Susumu Oguri, and Makoto Hashizume
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2015.p0276
pp. 276-285
Super Multi-Joint Manipulator by Using Creased Plate and Pneumatic Actuators Arranged Antagonistically
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Shunon Kikuchi, Yasuyuki Yamada, Ryoichi Higashi, and Toshio Morita
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2015.p0286
pp. 286-292
Development of a Robust Path-Planning Algorithm Using Virtual Obstacles for an Autonomous Mobile Robot
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Kentaro Ueno, Tetsuo Kinoshita, Kazuyuki Kobayashi, and Kajiro Watanabe
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2015.p0293
pp. 293-304
Behavior Acquisition in Partially Observable Environments by Autonomous Segmentation of the Observation Space
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Kousuke Inoue, Tamio Arai, and Jun Ota
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pp. 305
Power Assist Chair
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Kazuto Miyawaki

No.2

(Apr)

Special Issue on Vision and Motion Control

Special Issue on Vision and Motion Control

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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2015.p0121
pp. 121
Vision and Motion Control
Toyomi Fujita, Takayuki Tanaka, Satoru Takahashi, Hidenori Takauji, and Shun’ichi Kaneko

Robot vision is an important robotics and mechatronics technology for realizing intelligent robot systems that work in the real world. Recent improvements in computer processing are enabling environment to be recognized and robot to be controlled based on dynamic high-speed, highly accurate image information. In industrial application, target objects are detected much more robustly and reliably through high-speed processing. In intelligent systems applications, security systems that detect human beings have recently been applied positively in computer vision. Another attractive application is recognizing actions and gestures by detecting human – an application that would enable human beings and robots to interact and cooperate more smoothly when robots observe and assist human partners. This key technology could be used for aiding the elderly and handicapped in practical environments such as hospital, home, and so on. This special issue covers topics on robot vision and motion control including dynamic image processing. These articles are certain to be both informative and interesting to robotics and mechatronics researchers. We thank the authors for submitting their work and for assisting during the review process. We also thank the reviewers for their dedicated time and effort.

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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2015.p0122
pp. 122-125
Rehabilitation Systems Based on Visualization Techniques: A Review
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Toshiaki Tsuji and Kunihiro Ogata
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2015.p0126
pp. 126-135
A Robust Appearance Model and Similarity Measure for Image Matching
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Dong Liang, Shun’ ichi Kaneko, and Yutaka Satoh
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2015.p0136
pp. 136-145
Development of Automatic Steering System by Modeling Human Behavior Based on Optical Flow
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Yuki Okafuji, Takanori Fukao, and Hiroshi Inou
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2015.p0146
pp. 146-155
Complement Method for Obstructed Area on Images of Multiple Cameras Mounted Behind Crawler Shoe
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Kenichi Tokuda, Tatsuya Hirayama, Tetsuya Kinugasa, Takafumi Haji, Hisanori Amano, and Kazunori Yasuda
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2015.p0156
pp. 156-166
Model-Based Footstep Planning Method for Biped Walking on 3D Field
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Daiki Kobayashi, Tomohito Takubo, and Atsushi Ueno
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2015.p0167
pp. 167-173
Wearable Device for High-Speed Hand Pose Estimation with a Ultrasmall Camera
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Motomasa Tomida and Kiyoshi Hoshino
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2015.p0174
pp. 174-181
Stable Position and Pose Estimation of Industrial Parts Using Evaluation of Observability of 3D Vector Pairs
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Shuichi Akizuki and Manabu Hashimoto
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2015.p0182
pp. 182-190
Fast and Robust Vision System for Shogi Robot
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Gou Koutaki and Keiichi Uchimura

Regular Papers

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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2015.p0191
pp. 191-199
Convenient Position Estimation of Distributed Sensors in Intelligent Spaces Using SLAM for Mobile Robots
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Fumitaka Hashikawa and Kazuyuki Morioka
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2015.p0200
pp. 200-207
Triboacoustic Localization for Mobile Device: Improving Accuracy & Noise Clustering
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Yeng Weng Leong, Hiroaki Seki, Yoshitsugu Kamiya, and Masatoshi Hikizu
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2015.p0208
pp. 208-214
Recognition of Center Circles for Encoded Targets in Digital Close-Range Industrial Photogrammetry
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Huang Xuemei, Su Xinyong, and Liu Weihong

No.1

(Feb)

Regular papers

Regular Papers

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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2015.p0005
pp. 5-11
Study on Autonomous Intelligent Drive System Based on Potential Field with Hazard Anticipation
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Ryosuke Matsumi, Pongsathorn Raksincharoensak, and Masao Nagai
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2015.p0012
pp. 12-23
Real-Time Image Mosaicing System Using a High-Frame-Rate Video Sequence
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Qingyi Gu, Sushil Raut, Ken-ichi Okumura, Tadayoshi Aoyama, Takeshi Takaki, and Idaku Ishii
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2015.p0024
pp. 24-31
Key Image Processing Techniques Used in Laser Welding
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Liang Hua, Yujian Qiang, Ling Chen, Juan Yao, Feipeng Liu, and Juping Gu
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2015.p0032
pp. 32-40
Landing Motion of a Legged Robot with Minimization of Impact Force and Joint Torque
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Xianglong Wan, Takateru Urakubo, and Yukio Tada
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2015.p0041
pp. 41-48
New Urea-SCR Control System for Super Clean Diesel
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Hisao Haga, Eiji Hashimoto, Koichi Nakajima, Hideki Matsunaga, and Yuji Yasui
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2015.p0049
pp. 49-56
Nonlinear Perfect Tracking Control for a Robot Arm with Uncertainties Using Operator-Based Robust Right Coprime Factorization Approach
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Aihui Wang, Dongyun Wang, Haiquan Wang, Shengjun Wen, and Mingcong Deng
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2015.p0057
pp. 57-63
Self-Generation of Reward by Moderate-Based Index for Senor Inputsvspace
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Kentarou Kurashige and Kaoru Nikaido
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2015.p0064
pp. 64-73
Reduction of Distance Drift with Temperature in Uniaxial Laser Rangefinder by Using Multiecho Sensing
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Kouhei Ito, Akihisa Ohya, Naohiro Shimaji, and Takeshi Aoki
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2015.p0074
pp. 74-82
Fast Motion of Path Tracking Task with Constant Hand Speed Using Redundant Manipulator
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Kousuke Okabe and Yasumichi Aiyama
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2015.p0083
pp. 83-90
Operator-Based Sliding-Mode Nonlinear Control Design for a Process with Input Constraint
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Dongyun Wang, Fengguang Li, Shengjun Wen, Xiaomin Qi, Ping Liu, and Mingcong Deng
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2015.p0091
pp. 91-102
Restaurant Service Robots Development in Thailand and Their Real Environment Evaluation
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Akkharaphong Eksiri and Tetsuya Kimura
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2015.p0103
pp. 103-104
Unobtrusive Tremor Detection While Gesture Controlling a Robotic Arm
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Jörg Güttler, Dany Bassily, Christos Georgoulas, Thomas Linner, and Thomas Bock
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2015.p0105
pp. 105-106
GEWOS — A Mechatronic Personal Health & Fitness Assistance System
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Thomas Linner and Thorsten Schulz
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2015.p0107
pp. 107
LISA — A Mechatronic Wall for Assistance with ADLs
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Christos Georgoulas, Jörg Güttler, Thomas Linner, and Thomas Bock
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pp. 108
The Development of Intra-House Mobility, Logistics and Transfer Solutions in PASSAge
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Thomas Bock, Jörg Güttler, Christos Georgoulas, and Thomas Linner
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2015.p0109
pp. 109
USA² — Ubiquitous and Robot Assisted Cloud Manufacturing in an Ageing Society
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Thomas Linner, Jörg Güttler, Christos Georgoulas, and Thomas Bock
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pp. 110-111
Link Type Arm Support Equipment
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Kazuto Miyawaki

Vol.26 (2014)

No.6

(Dec)

Special Issue on Human Centric, Universal and Interactive Design for Robotics and Mechatronics

JRM’s 25 Years Anniversary of Publication Reviews

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pp. 673-684
NANBA Walking Robot (JIZAI Movement of Physical Body Using State Transition with Instability)
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Yoshihiko Kawazoe
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2014.p0685
pp. 685-690
Understanding of Falling Cat Phenomenon and Realization by Robot
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Takashi Kawamura

Special Issue on Human Centric, Universal and Interactive Design for Robotics and Mechatronics

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pp. 691
Human Centric, Universal and Interactive Design for Robotics and Mechatronics
Noriyuki Kawarazaki, Tadashi Yoshidome, Nobuto Matsuhira, and Takayuki Tanaka

According to the aged society in Japan, the expectation is high for the development of the human support robot or devices in daily life and in medical treatment and welfare. The human centered design and the universal design are very important concept for creating the useful human support devices. Human centric and universal designs are the designs of products and environments to be usable by all people, to the greatest extent possible, without the need for adaptation or specialized design. This special issue provides current researches and developments of human centric, universal and interactive design for robotics and mechatronics. Also, this special issue covers a broad range of research topics, such as human centric design, universal and interactive design, human machine interaction, transport system, housing environment system, rehabilitation devices, multi modal interface, evaluation of the usability, sensor/actuator technologies for assistive system, robotics and mechatronics to support elderly persons. We thank the authors for their fine contributions and the reviewers for their generous time and effort. In closing, we thank the Editorial Board of the Journal of Robotics and Mechatronics for helping make this issue possible.

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pp. 692-703
Development of Expanded Periodical Input Control for Periodic Motion with Multiple Frequency Components
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Takuto Yoshifuji, Takayuki Tanaka, and Takashi Kusaka
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pp. 704-717
Image-Projecting Desktop Arm Trainer for Hand-Eye Coordination Training
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Takafumi Matsumaru, Yang Liu, Yi Jiang, and Chuankai Dai
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pp. 718-734
Human Detecting and Following Mobile Robot Using a Laser Range Sensor
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Jianzhao Cai and Takafumi Matsumaru
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pp. 735-742
A Supporting System of Choral Singing for Visually Impaired Persons Using Depth Image Sensor
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Noriyuki Kawarazaki, Yuhei Kaneishi, Nobuyuki Saito, and Takashi Asakawa
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pp. 743-749
Estimation of Care Receiver’s Position Based on Tactile Information for Transfer Assist Using Dual Arm Robot
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Yuki Mori, Ryojun Ikeura, and Ming Ding
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pp. 750-757
Design and Control of a Human-Operated Biped Robot for Transportation of Objects
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Naoki Uchiyama, Dai Kurita, and Shigenori Sano
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pp. 758-771
Proposal of Framework Based on 4W1H and Properties of Robots and Objects for Development of Physical Service System
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Yukihiro Nakamura, Shin-yo Muto, Yoshio Maeda, Makoto Mizukawa, Manabu Motegi, and Youichi Takashima
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pp. 772-779
Communication Method of Time Synchronization and Strength Using Haptic Interface
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Takashi Asakawa and Noriyuki Kawarazaki
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pp. 780-789
Control Method for Power Assisted Cart Using Walking Effect Prediction Aimed at Improvement of Load Reduction Ratio
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Norihiro Kobayashi and Takayuki Tanaka

Regular Papers

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pp. 791-798
Analysis of Trunk Stabilization Effect by Passive Power-Assist Device
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Yumeko Imamura, Takayuki Tanaka, Yoshihito Suzuki, Kazuki Takizawa, and Masanori Yamanaka
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2014.p0799
pp. 799-808
One-Step Prediction for Improving Gear Changing Control of HEVs
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Mohammad Khodabakhshian, Lei Feng, and Jan Wikander
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pp. 809-810
Sushi Robot: Robotic Technology that Supports Food Culture – Suzumo Machinery Co., Ltd. –
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No.5

(Oct)

Regular papers

JRM’s 25 Years Anniversary of Publication Reviews

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pp. 529-539
Current State of the Art of Multi-Axis Control Machine Tools and CAM System
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Yoshimi Takeuchi
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pp. 540-549
Development of Robotic Unicycles
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Hisanobu Suzuki, Shunji Moromugi, and Takeshi Okura

Regular Papers

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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2014.p0551
pp. 551-565
A Path-Following Feedback Control Law of a Five-Axle, Three-Steering Coupled-Vehicle System
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Hiroaki Yamaguchi, Ryota Kameyama, and Atsushi Kawakami
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pp. 566-572
3-1 Piecewise NCP Function for New Nonmonotone QP-Free Infeasible Method
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Ailan Liu and Dingguo Pu
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pp. 573-579
Reachability and Controllability Analysis of Periodic Switched Boolean Control Networks
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Zhiqiang Li, Jinli Song, and Huimin Xiao
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2014.p0580
pp. 580-591
Effects of Haptic and 3D Audio Feedback on Operator Performance and Workload for Quadrotor UAVs in Indoor Environments
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Robert M. Philbrick and Mark B. Colton
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pp. 592-599
Kinematics Analysis of Serial-Parallel Hybrid Humanoid Robot in Reaching Movement
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Li Qin, Fucai Liu, Tiantian Hou, and Lihuan Liang
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pp. 600-606
Development of Energy Management of Hybrid Electric Vehicle for Improving Fuel Consumption via Sequential Approximate Optimization
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Ryuhei Hagura and Satoshi Kitayama
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pp. 607-615
Network-Wide Optimization of Traffic Signals Using Mixed Integer Programming
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Md. Abdus Samad Kamal, Jun-ichi Imura, Tomohisa Hayakawa, Akira Ohata, and Kazuyuki Aihara
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pp. 616-621
Mobile Nodes Deployment Scheme Design Based on Perceived Probability Model in Heterogeneous Wireless Sensor Network
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Ningning Wu, Juwei Zhang, Qiangyi Li, Shiwei Li, Yachuang Liu, Yale Wang, and Zhumu Fu
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pp. 622-627
Analysis and Optimization for Balancing Mechanism of High-Speed & Heavy-Load Manipulators
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Yongfei Xiao, Shuhui Bi, Xuelin Wang, Xiangdong Li, and Xinjian Fan
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2014.p0628
pp. 628-637
Driver Speed Control Modeling for Predictive Braking Assistance System Based on Risk Potential in Intersections
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Pongsathorn Raksincharoensak, Yuta Akamatsu, Katsumi Moro, and Masao Nagai
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2014.p0638
pp. 638-648
Fluid-Structure Interaction Analysis of a Soft Robotic Fish Using Piezoelectric Fiber Composite
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Wenjing Zhao, Aiguo Ming, Makoto Shimojo, Yohei Inoue, and Hiroshi Maekawa

Grand Robots Museum

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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2014.p0649
pp. 649-655
Monitoring System for Elderly People Using Passive RFID Tags
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Yoshikazu Mori and Shinichiro Kido
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2014.p0657
pp. 657-658
Autonomous Mobile Robot MAUV – Mission Achievement on Tsukuba Challenge 2011, 12 and 13 –
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Naoki Akai, Kazumichi Inoue, Sam Ann Rahok, Masatoshi Shinohara, and Koichi Ozaki
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2014.p0659
pp. 659
Development of a Personal Mobility Robot “NENA”
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Kazumichi Inoue, Naoki Akai, and Koichi Ozaki
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2014.p0660
pp. 660-661
Satellite, Planetary or Terrestrial Subsurface Explorer Robot Based on Earthworm Locomotion
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Hayato Omori, Hiroyuki Kitamoto, Asuka Mizushina, Taro Nakamura, and Takashi Kubota
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2014.p0662
pp. 662-664
Manzai Robots: Entertainment Robots Based on Auto-Created Manzai Scripts from Web News Articles
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Tomohiro Umetani, Ryo Mashimo, Akiyo Nadamoto, Tatsuya Kitamura, and Hirotaka Nakayama

No.4

(Aug)

Special Issue on “What can We do for Developing Search and Rescue Robot?”

JRM’s 25 Years Anniversary of Publication Reviews

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pp. 403-417
Technology of Unmanned Construction System in Japan
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Kazuhiro Chayama, Akira Fujioka, Kenji Kawashima, Hiroshi Yamamoto,Yasushi Nitta, Chikao Ueki, Atsushi Yamashita, and Hajime Asama
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2014.p0418
pp. 418-425
Trends of Robot Therapy with Neurological Therapeutic Seal Robot, PARO
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Takanori Shibata and Joseph F. Coughlin
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pp. 426-433
Development of Flexible Manufacturing System
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Yasuhiko Yamazaki, Katsuhiko Sugito, and Sojiro Tsuc

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pp. 435
“What can We do for Developing Search and Rescue Robot?”
Koichi Osuka

As a disaster-prone country, Japan has endured many earthquake disasters. The latest cases include the 1995 Great Hanshin-Awaji earthquake disaster, the 2004 Niigata Chuetsu earthquake, and the 2011 Great East Japan earthquake. Since the 1995 Great Hanshin-Awaji earthquake in particular, many robot researchers have started undertaking the research and development of rescue robots. Their practical applications have a long way to go, so to continue ongoing robot research and development, we should also be aware that comparatively few researchers and engineers are actually engaged in such research and development. Great earthquakes (or tsunami) are both rare and unpredictable, which makes it very difficult to establish research policies for rescue robots intended for specialized use in disaster response. We should also realize that Japan is almost constantly hit by one or another every year – e.g., the typhoons that hit Japan directly every year and themselves triggering other disasters caused by landslides or avalanches due to heavy rainfall. The Japanese populace is so accustomed to such happenings but, nevertheless, few actions have been taken unlike those against large-scale earthquakes. It is often said that an effective disaster response system can only be developed after we have experienced many actual disasters. It then occurs to us that we must first construct disaster response systems – rescue robots, etc. – directly targeting daily natural disasters. Any large-scale disaster response system can be built on such constant efforts. On the other hand, any disaster response system against daily natural disasters could only be developed by locally domiciled researchers and engineers. This makes us feel that it is possible to increase the number of personnel who become involved in disaster response research and development. Based on the above context, this special issue provides a wide range of articles on region-specific disasters and disaster response actions, focusing on their localities and specialties. We sincerely hope that this special issue will help in promoting research and development on rescue robots and putting them to practical use.

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pp. 436-441
Recent Trends and Issues of Volcanic Disaster Response with Mobile Robots
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Keiji Nagatani
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pp. 442-448
Desired Robot Technology in Consideration of the Records on Natural Disasters in Kyushu Region
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Ryota Hayashi
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pp. 449-453
The Application of Robot Technologies to Disasters from Torrential Rains on Japan’s Kii Peninsula
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Kenichi Tokuda
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pp. 454-459
Utilization of Robot Technology for Earthquake, Storm, and Flood Problems in the Tokai Region
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Masayuki Okugawa
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pp. 460-468
New Body Design for Flexible Mono-Tread Mobile Track: Layered Structure and Passive Retro-Flexion
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Takafumi Haji, Tetsuya Kinugasa, Shinichi Araki, Daiki Hanada, Koji Yoshida,Hisanori Amano, Ryota Hayashi, Kenichi Tokuda, and Masatsugu Iribe
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2014.p0469
pp. 469-476
Small Search Robot Consisting of Plural Driving Wheels Connected by Flexible Shafts
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Ryota Hayashi, Kenta Nicho, Yong Yu, Tetsuya Kinugasa, and Hisanori Amano
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2014.p0477
pp. 477-485
Deformable Anchor Ball for Thrown Referring to Octopus Suckers
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Hideyuki Tsukagoshi, Kazutaka Fuchigami, Eyri Watari, and Ato Kitagawa
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2014.p0486
pp. 486-495
A Basic Framework of Virtual Reality Simulator for Advancing Disaster Response Work Using Teleoperated Work Machines
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Mitsuhiro Kamezaki, Junjie Yang, Hiroyasu Iwata, and Shigeki Sugano
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pp. 496-504
Development of the Stretcher with the Vibration Isolator Using Nonlinear-Structure
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Yuki Iwano, Satoru Horai, Koichi Osuka, and Hisanori Amano

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pp. 505-512
A Control Method for a Swarm of Plant Pot Robots that Uses Artificial Potential Fields for Effective Utilization of Sunlight
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Masato Yuasa and Ikuo Mizuuchi

Grand Robots Museum

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pp. 513-514
Babyloid
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Masayoshi Kanoh
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pp. 515-517
pico-FCV: Small Single-Operator Electric-Vehicle Using 20 W Hydrogen Fuel Cell Developed for Mechatronics Education
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Yoshihiko Takahashi, Masayuki Tomike, and Takahiro Hirayama
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pp. 518
Impedance Control of Two d.o.f. CPM Device for Elbow Joint
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Nobutomo Matsunaga, Shota Miyaguchi, Hiroshi Okajima, and Shigeyasu Kawaji
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2014.p0519
pp. 519-521
Autonomous Underwater Vehicle “Tuna-Sand” for Image Observation of the Seafloor at a Low Altitude
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Yuya Nishida, Tamaki Ura, Takeshi Nakatani, Takashi Sakamaki, Junichi Kojima, Yuzuru Itoh, and Kangsoo Kim

No.3

(Jun)

Regular papers

JRM’s 25 Years Anniversary of Publication Reviews

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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2014.p0279
pp. 279-286
Development of Bottom-Reliant Type Underwater Robots
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Toshihisa Naruse
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2014.p0287
pp. 287-301
High-Speed Vision and its Application Systems
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Taku Senoo, Yuji Yamakawa, Yoshihiro Watanabe, Hiromasa Oku, and Masatoshi Ishikawa
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2014.p0302
pp. 302-309
Development of Rehabilitation Systems for the Limbs Using Functional Fluids
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Junji Furusho and Makoto Haraguchi

Regular Papers

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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2014.p0311
pp. 311-320
High-Frame-Rate Structured Light 3-D Vision for Fast Moving Objects
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Yongjiu Liu, Hao Gao, Qingyi Gu, Tadayoshi Aoyama, Takeshi Takaki, and Idaku Ishii
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2014.p0321
pp. 321-330
On-Line Collision Avoidance of Two Command-Based Industrial Robotic Arms Using Advanced Collision Map
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Ahmad Yasser Afaghani and Yasumichi Aiyama
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2014.p0331
pp. 331-340
Robust Hybrid Control for Two-Dimensional Handheld Micromanipulator
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Sungwan Boksuwan, Taworn Benjanarasuth, Chisato Kanamori, and Hisayuki Aoyama
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2014.p0341
pp. 341-348
Parameter Study of a Step-Climbing Machine for Heavy Load Carriers
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Shinji Kajiwara
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2014.p0349
pp. 349-357
Evaluation of Driving Method of the Flexible Body Moving in Narrow Flow Passage
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Akio Yamano, Atsuhiko Shintani, Tomohiro Ito, and Chihiro Nakagawa
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2014.p0358
pp. 358-368
Characteristics and Individual Differences of Human Actions for Avoiding Harm to Eyes from a Robot
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Takamasa Hattori, Yoji Yamada, Shogo Okamoto, Shuji Mori, and Shunsuke Yamada
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2014.p0369
pp. 369-376
A Discrete Adaptive Auction-Based Algorithm for Task Assignments of Multi-Robot Systems
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Xuefeng Dai, Zhifeng Yao, and Yan Zhao
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2014.p0377
pp. 377-387
Development of Robotic Defecation Simulator
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Koushi Tokoro, Takuya Hashimoto, and Hiroshi Kobayashi

Grand Robots Museum

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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2014.p0389
pp. 389-390
Development of Power-Assist Machine Using Linkage Mechanism
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Hiroyuki Inoue
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2014.p0391
pp. 391-393
Robotic Fish
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Yogo Takada, Keisuke Koyama, and Takahiro Usami
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2014.p0394
pp. 394-395
Aerial Cargo Robot (Cargo UAV)
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Kakuya Iwata and Osamu Matsum
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2014.p0396
pp. 396-397
Remote Ultrasound Diagnostic System (RUDS)
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Norihiro Koizumi, Takehiko Tsurumi, Takahiro Kato, Shin’ichi Warisawa, Mitsuru Nagoshi, Hiroyuki Hashizume, and Mamoru Mitsuishi

No.2

(Apr)

Special Issue on Real World Robot Challenge in Tsukuba – Technology for the Coexistence with Human Beings –

JRM’s 25 Years Anniversary of Publication Reviews

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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2014.p0127
pp. 127-133
Development and Applications of the SCARA Robot
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Yasunori Yamazaki
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2014.p0134
pp. 134-139
Development of Revolutionary Automation Line for Meter Gauge
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Koichi Fukaya, Sojiro Tsuchiya, and Yasuhiko Yamazaki
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2014.p0140
pp. 140-147
A Simple, Natural and Effective Framework of Nonlinear Systems Control and its Application to Aerial Robots
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Motoyasu Tanaka, Hiroshi Ohtake, and Kazuo Tanaka

Special Issue on Real World Robot Challenge in Tsukuba – Technology for the Coexistence with Human Beings –

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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2014.p0149
pp. 149-150
Real World Robot Challenge in Tsukuba – Technology for the Coexistence with Human Beings –
Yoshihiro Takita, Shin’ichi Yuta, Takashi Tsubouchi, and Koichi Ozaki

Robotics researchers appear to have shifted their focus since the Great East Japan Earthquake. Despite a large-scale national R&D project on Advanced Robots for Hazardous Environments for 8 years from 1983, the technology has not been put to use effectively following the Great Hanshin Earthquake and researchers are starting to look more closely at applications enabling robots to replace human beings, e.g., by rescuing victims of earthquake and flood disasters. A good example is Quince and the remote-controlled heavy equipment used to handle the pyroclastic flow at Unzen volcano in 1991 and then mobilized at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant following the Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami in 2011. Robotics researchers of the past only used to describe their dream proposals when asked what robots could accomplish. Since the 2011 disaster event, however, it has become clear that the issues we should be looking at are those of developing robots that are practical and useful. If we are asked what role the real-world competition Tsukuba Challenge plays in this context, would first recommend that those who hope to take part visit the actual site and see for themselves what they must do to field a winning robot. The Tsukuba Challenge site includes public thoroughfares traversed by pedestrians and cyclists. Although there are no cars or motorcycles on these paths, almost anything can happen. From hot summer until cooler fall when the official run is held daily temperature, rain, wind and typhoons, and trees – all of which must be detected for navigation – undergo many changes. These changes require that robots navigate accurately in this real-world environment. In general, robotics research papers are accepted for publication if robots can navigate as planned in a restricted and fixed mobile environment even if they can do so only once. In the Tsukuba Challenge, however, many things can go wrong and robot maneuvers can become unstable or even nonmobile, regardless of successful navigation in laboratory settings. There is no space here to discuss all possible factors, but the established navigation method by one paper is not always successful and responsible in the actual Tsukuba Challenge environment. Robots historically came to be as devices operated by human beings, but those taking part in the Challenge must be controlled by computers instead of human operators. This means that it must be confirmed that robots can operate as required in experiments meeting various conditions. Teams may conduct ten or so trial runs a year on the actual route so that their systems can be adequately adjusted and modified. The total process that competing in the Tsukuba Challenge requires also has an educational effect in grooming new talent in robotics. The Challenge differs from the DARPA Grand Challenge and Urban Challenge, held from 2004 to 2007, in the size – robots must not be too big and must not appear threatening – and the need to take the presence of human beings into consideration. Although the task from 2007 to 2012 had been only to navigate a preset route and reach a final goal, still the percentage of successful runs has declined. From 2013 on, another task has been added – that of locating specific persons (search targets) within given areas – to encourage the use of advanced technology in realizing useful robots. Those interested may see the results on the Tsukuba Challenge website as follow: http://www.tsukubachallenge.jp/tc2013. The selection of articles for this special issue emphasized the following criteria: 1) For robots successfully completing required tasks, describing and discussing the superiority of the control technology and results. 2) For unsuccessful robots, clearly analyzing how the actual run differed from researchers’ expectations and pinpointing the underlying causes of failure. The submitted papers describe technologies that have enabled robots to navigate in spaces shared with human beings, and we hope that a study of these papers will spur readers to accelerate advances in autonomous mobile robots.

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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2014.p0151
pp. 151-157
Person Detection Method Based on Color Layout in Real World Robot Challenge 2013
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Kenji Yamauchi, Naoki Akai, Ryutaro Unai, Kazumichi Inoue, and Koichi Ozaki
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2014.p0158
pp. 158-165
Autonomous Navigation Based on Magnetic and Geometric Landmarks on Environmental Structure in Real World
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Naoki Akai, Kazumichi Inoue, and Koichi Ozaki
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2014.p0166
pp. 166-176
Development of the Autonomous Mobile Robot for Target-Searching in Urban Areas in the Tsukuba Challenge 2013
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Junji Eguchi and Koichi Ozaki
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2014.p0177
pp. 177-184
A Robust NavigationMethod for Mobile Robots in Real-World Environments
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Sam Ann Rahok, Hirohisa Oneda, Akio Tanaka, and Koichi Ozaki
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2014.p0185
pp. 185-195
Pre-Driving Needless System for Autonomous Mobile Robots Navigation in Real World Robot Challenge 2013
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Masanobu Saito, Kentaro Kiuchi, Shogo Shimizu, Takayuki Yokota, Yusuke Fujino, Takato Saito, and Yoji Kuroda
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2014.p0196
pp. 196-203
Three Tiered Self-Localization of Two Position Estimation Using Three Dimensional Environment Map and Gyro-Odometry
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Kazuya Okawa
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pp. 204-213
Development of Intelligent Mobile Cart in a Crowded Environment – Robust Localization Technique with Unknown Objects –
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Satoshi Muramatsu, Tetsuo Tomizawa, Shunsuke Kudoh, and Takashi Suehiro
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2014.p0214
pp. 214-224
Autonomous Navigation of a Mobile Robot Based on GNSS/DR Integration in Outdoor Environments
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Taro Suzuki, Mitsunori Kitamura, Yoshiharu Amano, and Nobuaki Kubo
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2014.p0225
pp. 225-235
Minimal Autonomous Mover – MG-11 for Tsukuba Challenge –
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Toshiaki Shioya, Kazushige Kogure, and Naoya Ohta
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2014.p0236
pp. 236-244
A Reasonable Path Planning via Path Energy Minimization
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Masashi Yokozuka and Osamu Matsumoto

Regular Papers

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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2014.p0245
pp. 245-252
Precision Improvement of Position Measurement Using Two Ultrasonic Land Markers
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Katsuhiko Tabata, Toshiaki Iwai, Shigeki Kudomi, Yoshimichi Endo, and Yoshifumi Nishida
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2014.p0253
pp. 253-260
Basic Study for New Assistive Technology Based on Brain Activity During Car Driving
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Shunji Shimizu, Hiroaki Inoue, Hiroyuki Nara, Takeshi Tsuruga, Fumikazu Miwakeichi, Nobuhide Hirai, Senichiro Kikuchi, Eiju Watanabe, and Satoshi Kato

Grand Robots Museum

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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2014.p0261
pp. 261
Performance of Wheel-Typed Vehicle with Crawlers in Between Front and Rear Wheels on Soft Ground
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Ryosuke Eto, Tomoaki Satomi, and Hiroshi Takahashi
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2014.p0262
pp. 262-263
A Cruising AUV r2D4: Intelligent Multirole Platform for Deep-Sea Survey
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Kangsoo Kim and Tamaki Ura
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2014.p0264
pp. 264
Force Masking Humanoid Robot System
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Chyon Hae Kim, Kenta Yonekura, and Shigeki Sugano
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2014.p0265
pp. 265-266
Swimming Humanoid Robot “SWUMANOID” as an Experimental Platform for Research of Human Swimming
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Changhyun Chung and Motomu Nakashima
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2014.p0267
pp. 267-268
Asparagus Harvesting Robot
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Naoki Irie and Nobuyoshi Taguchi
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2014.p0269
pp. 269-270
Human Symbiotic Assist Arm PAS-Arm
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Mineo Higuchi

No.1

(Feb)

Regular papers

Messages

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pp. 3
Message from JRM Editor-in-Chief
Yoshihiro Takita

Rapid advances in semiconductors over the last 4 decades has enabled the transition from analog to digital systems and CPU progress from an 0.5 MHz clock rate to 3.5 GHz or higher multi-core processors. Robot-controlled devices also switching from analog to digital has made possible control with a high degree of freedom.
Advances like these are expected to continue. On the other hand, an individual human is able to create new high-performance devices and systems by acquiring scientific and technological knowledge of the past generations through education and individual effort. The transmission of technology to next generations is seen as a critical issue in many fields. I believe, however, that one viable method for doing so is by publishing scientific and technological papers and building a knowledge base that is the common property of the human race — which I see this as one of our most important mission.
Since its start in 1989 as the worlds’ first journal covering the mechatronics field in addition to robotics, our mission at the Journal of Robotics and Mechatronics (JRM) has been to make the latest developments and information on Japan’s cutting-edge robotics and mechatronics discoveries widely available to readers overseas. Co-editing the JRM with the Robotics and Mechatronics Division, Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers(JSME) from April 1999 has ended at December 2013, and we now make a fresh return to the JRM’s founding principles as our top priority in this year.
I on behalf of the Editorial Board would therefore like to take this opportunity to express our deep gratitude to the past members of our editorial board, to those who contributed their papers to JRM, and to our many domestic and overseas readers.
It is our strong resolve to continue upholding the principles we set forth at the time of our founding and to continue disseminating the latest in robotics and mechatronics technologies, taking full advantage of the merits of a journal which does not depend on specific academic societies. In doing this, we are asking for your continuing support as contributors and readers.
In the last few years, the impact factor (IF) of the Science Citation Index (SCI) by Thomson Reuters, has been established as a set of evaluation criteria for academic journals that has been applied in some circles to the evaluation of academic papers. Even though there exists some controversy centering on the topic of scientific paper evaluation and the use of impact factors in European and American standards, it remains highly important that we maintain the highest standards of quality in those papers that are published in the JRM. This is done for the purpose of continuing to ensure that the JRM remains highly evaluated worldwide. We are asking for the ongoing support of our contributing researchers, engineers, and readers in this, our continued effort, towards inclusion in the Web of Science.
Rest assured that we will continue to provide interesting, intriguing and valuable scientific information as we have in the past.

JRM’s 25 Years Anniversary of Publication Reviews

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pp. 5-8
Development of the SCARA
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Hiroshi Makino
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2014.p0009
pp. 9-14
Parallel Bicycles and Their Applications
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Maria Q. Feng, Takashi Kawamura, and Takayuki Tanaka
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2014.p0015
pp. 15-16
Autonomous Walking Humanoid that Astonished the World – Honda’s ASIMO
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JRM staff writer

Regular Papers

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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2014.p0017
pp. 17-33
Telerobotic Control System to Enhance Rescue Operations for Arm-Equipped Tracked Vehicle HELIOS IX
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Ryuichi Hodoshima, Koji Ueda, Hiroaki Ishida, Michele Guarnieri, Edwardo F. Fukushima, and Shigeo Hirose
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2014.p0034
pp. 34-39
Simulation and Measurement of Fuel Injection Quantity Based on TB4P
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Dongmin Li, Jianzhong Zhang, Jianjun Yuan, FancanGuo, and Huiming Wang
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2014.p0040
pp. 40-50
Experimental Comparison of Two Ceiling Hanging Mobile Robots Through Real Prototypes Development
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Rui Fukui, Hiroshi Morishita, and Tomomasa Sato
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2014.p0051
pp. 51-58
Reconstruction of Human Skills by Using PCA and Transferring them to a Robot
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Masahiro Takeuchi, Jun Shimodaira, Yuki Amaoka, Shinsuke Hamatani, Hiroaki Hirai, and Fumio Miyazaki
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2014.p0059
pp. 59-67
Inside Vehicle Inspection System Utilizing a Mobile Robot with LRF Sensor
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Sanngoen Wanayuth, Akihisa Ohya, and Takashi Tsubouchi
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2014.p0068
pp. 68-77
Development of Mobile Robot System Equipped with Camera and Laser Range Finder Realizing HOG-Based Person Following and Autonomous Returning
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Masashi Awai, Atsushi Yamashita, Takahito Shimizu, Toru Kaneko, Yuichi Kobayashi, and HajimeAsama
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2014.p0078
pp. 78-84
Simple Virtual Reality Skill Training System for Manual Arc Welding
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Xin Liang, Hideo Kato, Nobuyoshi Hashimoto, and Kazuya Okawa
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2014.p0085
pp. 85-94
Development of Surface Wave Mechanism: Proposition of the Concept and Experiment of Prototypes
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Yu-Chun Fu, Edwardo F. Fukushima, and Shigeo Hirose

Grand Robots Museum

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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2014.p0096
pp. 96-97
Wireless Remote Controlled Electromagnet-Type Moving Microrobot
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Masahiro Isogai
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2014.p0098
pp. 98-99
Simple Legged Robots that Reveal Biomechanical and Neuromechanical Functions in Locomotion Dynamics
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Shinya Aoi
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2014.p0100
pp. 100
Myoelectric Prosthetic Hand with High Grasping Force
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Haruhisa Kawasaki and Tetsuya Mouri
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2014.p0101
pp. 101-102
Rope Turning Humanoid Robot System
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Chyon Hae Kim, Kenta Yonekura, and Shigeki Sugano
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2014.p0103
pp. 103-104
Hand Motion Assist Robot for Rehabilitation Therapy
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Haruhisa Kawasaki, Satoshi Ito, Yutaka Nishimoto, Satoshi Ueki, Yasutaka Ishigure, and Tetsuya Mouri
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2014.p0105
pp. 105-106
Pneumatically-Driven Active Cord Mechanism “Slim Slime Robot”
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Hidetaka Ohno and Shigeo Hirose
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2014.p0107
pp. 107-108
Android Robot SAYA
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Takuya Hashimoto and Hiroshi Kobayashi
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2014.p0109
pp. 109
A Plainly Designed Robot for the Experiments Regarding the Psychological Boundaries of Robots
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Chyon Hae Kim, Yumiko Yamazaki, Shunsuke Nagahama, and Shigeki Sugano
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2014.p0110
pp. 110-111
Development of a Teleoperation System for a Construction Robot
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Hironao Yamada, Takuya Kawamura, and Katsutoshi Ootsubo
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2014.p0112
pp. 112-114
Medical Round Robot – Terapio –
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Kuzuhiko Terashima, Seiichi Takenoshita, Jun Miura, Ryosuke Tasaki, Michiteru Kitazaki, Ryo Saegusa, Takanori Miyoshi, Naoki Uchiyama, Shigenori Sano, Junji Satake, Ren Ohmura, Toshihiko Fukushima, Kiyoaki Kakihara, Hirotoshi Kawamura, and Mikio Takahashi

Junior Letters

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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2014.p0116
pp. 116-119
Foot Pressure-Sensor System for Tracking Safety and Health
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Kenneth Shinozuka

Vol.25 (2013)

No.6

(Dec)

Special Issue on Assistive Technology Based on ICT/IRT for Aged Society

Special Issue on Assistive Technology Based on ICT/IRT for Aged Society

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Assistive Technology Based on ICT/IRT for Aged Society
Takayuki Tanaka, Yasuhisa Hasegawa, Takanori Miyoshi, Shunji Shimizu, and Toru Ifukube

Although Japan and many other countries are going to the super-aging society quickly prior to the world, according to the latest investigations, there are a lot of elderly persons who do not suffer instrumental activity of daily living (IADL). This special issue made a broad call for papers on research and development of assistive technologies to support and enhance their employment and daily-life activity based on information-communication technology (ICT) and information-robotics technology (IRT). The topics of the special issue include wearable assistive device, power/skill assist, mobility assist, locomotive assist, communication assist, kinesthetic feedback assist, sensor/actuator technologies for assistive system, robotics and mechatronics to support elderly persons. We finally believe that these assistive technologies greatly contribute to support many elderly persons and make their lives more worth living. We thank the authors for their fine contributions and the reviewers for their generous time and effort. In closing, we thank the Editorial Board of the Journal of Robotics and Mechatronics for helping make this issue possible.

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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2013.p0888
pp. 888-896
Enhancement of Plantar Tactile Sensitivity by Wearable Stabilization Device Based on Stochastic Resonance for Fall Prevention
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Satoshi Kudoh, Akira Obara, Yuu Satoh, Ming Ding, Hiroshi Mizoguchi, and Hiroshi Takemura
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2013.p0897
pp. 897-905
Force, Stiffness and Viscous Damping Control of a Stewart-Platform-Type Ankle-Foot Rehabilitation Assist Device with Pneumatic Actuator
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Takayuki Onodera, Eiji Suzuki, Ming Ding, Hiroshi Takemura, and Hiroshi Mizoguchi
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2013.p0906
pp. 906-914
A Survey Method for Identifying Real Support Needs of People with Early-Stage Dementia for Designing Assistive Technology
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Hirotoshi Yamamoto, Yasuyoshi Yokokohji, and Hajime Takechi
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2013.p0915
pp. 915-922
Power Assist Control Calculated by a Human Model and Joint Angles for Walking Motion Using Pneumatic Actuators
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Motonobu Sato, Eiichi Yagi, and Kazuo Sano
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2013.p0923
pp. 923-930
Development of a Wearable Assist Suit for Walking and Lifting-Up Motion Using Electric Motors
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Kazuo Sano, Eiichi Yagi, and Motonobu Sato
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2013.p0931
pp. 931-938
Development of Power Assist Crane Operated by Tensional Information of Dual Wire
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Naoyuki Takesue, Tomoyuki Mine, Rikiya Makino, Kousyun Fujiwara, and Hideo Fujimoto
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2013.p0939
pp. 939-948
Development of an Exercise Support System for the Elderly Which Uses a Small Humanoid Robot
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Masataka Hirano, Naohiko Hanajima, Keigo Urita, Satoru Muto, Yohei Muraoka, and Makoto Ohata
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2013.p0949
pp. 949-958
Development of an Exoskeleton to Support Eating Movements in Patients with Essential Tremor
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Yuya Matsumoto, Masatoshi Seki, Takeshi Ando, Yo Kobayashi, Yasutaka Nakashima, Hiroshi Iijima, Masanori Nagaoka, and Masakatsu G. Fujie
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2013.p0959
pp. 959-965
Investigation of User Load and Evaluation of Power Assistive Control on Cycling Wheelchair
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Aya Kaisumi, Yasuhisa Hirata, and Kazuhiro Kosuge
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2013.p0966
pp. 966-972
Development of Autonomous Intelligent Driving System to Enhance Safe and Secured Traffic Society for Elderly Drivers – Autonomous Collision Avoidance System with Hazard Anticipation Driver Characteristics –
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Ryosuke Matsumi, Pongsathorn Raksincharoensak, and Masao Nagai
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2013.p0973
pp. 973-982
Pneumatically Driven Prehension Orthosis with Force Control Function
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Shunji Moromugi, Takayuki Tanaka, Toshio Higashi, Maria Q. Feng, and Takakazu Ishimatsu
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2013.p0983
pp. 983-991
Quantitative Evaluation of Shoulder Joint Function to Reproduce Results of Clinical Tests by Therapist
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Noritaka Sato, Keita Kamada, Yuki Hiramatsu, Kazunori Yamazaki, Yoshifumi Morita, Hiroyuki Ukai, Kenji Komori, and Shinya Taguchi
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2013.p0992
pp. 992-999
Development of Transfer Assist Robot Based on the User Needs
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Mio Nakamura, YoheiKume, Jun Suzurikawa, Shohei Tsukada, Hideo Kawakami, Kaoru Inoue, and Takenobu Inoue
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2013.p1000
pp. 1000-1010
Design of Brain-Machine Interface Using Near-Infrared Spectroscopy
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Tomotaka Ito, Satoshi Ushii, Takafumi Sameshima, Yoshihiro Mitsui, Shohei Ohgi, and Chihiro Mizuike
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2013.p1011
pp. 1011-1019
Development of Danger Avoidance Assist System for Electric Cart
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Masanori Sato, Tetsuo Tomizawa, Shunsuke Kudoh, and Takashi Suehiro
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2013.p1020
pp. 1020-1028
Development of Sensor-Less Power-Assisted System with Disturbance Observer Considering High Friction
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Takanori Miyoshi, Ryosuke Imai, Kazuhiko Terashima, and Kanemitsu Ochiai
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2013.p1029
pp. 1029-1037
Kinetostatic Design of Ankle Rehabilitation Mechanism Capable of Adapting to Changes in Joint Axis
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Daisuke Matsuura, Tatsuya Koga, Shota Ishida, and Yukio Takeda
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2013.p1038
pp. 1038-1049
Muscle Synergy Analysis Between Young and Elderly People in Standing-Up Motion
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Qi An, Yusuke Ikemoto, and Hajime Asama
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2013.p1050
pp. 1050-1059
A Proposal for a Model of Change of Maximum Isometric Muscle Force in Step-Change Workload
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Shota Ando, Takayuki Tanaka, Hiroyuki Nara, and Kazuki Takizawa
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2013.p1060
pp. 1060-1069
Implementation Approach of Affective Interaction for Caregiver Support Robot
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Yutaka Miyaji and Ken Tomiyama
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2013.p1070
pp. 1070-1077
Optimized Motion Control of an Intelligent Cane Robot for Easing Muscular Fatigue in the Elderly During Walking
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Pei Di, Jian Huang, Shotaro Nakagawa, Kosuke Sekiyama, Qiang Huang, and Toshio Fukuda
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2013.p1079
pp. 1079-1087
Mechanism of Linear Load-Sensitive Continuously Variable Transmission with Spherical Driving Unit
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Kenjiro Tadakuma, Riichiro Tadakuma, Kazuki Terada, Aiguo Ming, and Makoto Shimojo
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2013.p1088
pp. 1088-1096
Construction Methodology for NIUTS – Bed Servoing System for Body Targets –
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Norihiro Koizumi, Joonho Seo, Takakazu Funamoto, Yutaro Itagaki, Akira Nomiya, Akira Ishikawa, Hiroyuki Tsukihara, Kiyoshi Yoshinaka, Naohiko Sugita, Yukio Homma, Yoichiro Matsumoto, and Mamoru Mitsuishi
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2013.p1097
pp. 1097-1104
Levitation Control of AEROTRAIN: The Design and System of Experimental Manned Wing-in-Ground Vehicle ART003R
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Yusuke Sugahara, Satoshi Kikuchi, Kazuhiro Kosuge, and Yasuaki Kohama
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2013.p1105
pp. 1105-1113
Measuring Particle Positions in Micro Channel with Multifiber Array
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Ichiro Okuda, Yasushi Mae, Kenichi Ohara, Tomohito Takubo, and Tatsuo Arai

No.5

(Oct)

Special Issue on Underwater Robotics and Mechatronics

Special Issue on Underwater Robotics and Mechatronics

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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2013.p0771
pp. 771
Underwater Robotics and Mechatronics
Kuniaki Kawabata, Fumiaki Takemura, Shinichi Sagara, Kazuo Ishii, and Teruo Fujii

With two-thirds of the earth covered by oceans, rivers, lakes, ponds, and glaciers – underwater work becomes specialized in often extreme environments that need unusual solutions. The unique techniques required are central to the major research and development fields of robotics and mechatronics. Research related to finding the resources and environmental observation makes underwater technology an attractive field for study. This issue covers advanced R&D in underwater robotics and mechatronics, their applications and uses. The 7 papers brought together introduce the latest in underwater robotics and mechatronics findings. Three are related to visual systems and image processing for underwater observation and inspection and visual survey. Three are related to designs for mechanisms enabling mobile manipulators, buoyancy control devices and deformable tensegrity structures for underwater vehicles. The last but not least paper implements control of underwater vehicles with passive thrusters. These cutting-edge presentations exploring underwater robotics and mechatronics are both innovative and interesting and may give you new ideas for your own work. We thank the authors for their fine contributions and the reviewers for their generous time and effort. In closing, we thank the Editorial Board of the Journal of Robotics and Mechatronics for helping make this issue possible.

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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2013.p0772
pp. 772-777
On-Line Image Gathering Utilizing an Operated Underwater Movable Sensor Node
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Kuniaki Kawabata, Fumiaki Takemura, Shota Futenma, and Tsuyoshi Suzuki
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2013.p0778
pp. 778-784
Development of Easy-Removable Underwater Manipulator Unit with Built-in Controller
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Fumiaki Takemura, Reyes Tatsuru Shiroku, Kuniaki Kawabata, and Shinichi Sagara
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2013.p0785
pp. 785-794
A Stereo Vision System for Underwater Vehicle-Manipulator Systems – Proposal of a Novel Concept Using Pan-Tilt-Slide Cameras –
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Shinichi Sagara, Radzi Bin Ambar, and Fumiaki Takemura
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2013.p0795
pp. 795-803
Depth Control of Underwater Robot with Metal Bellows Mechanism for Buoyancy Control Device Utilizing Phase Transition
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Koji Shibuya, Yukihiro Kishimoto, and Sho Yoshii
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pp. 804-811
Use of a Deformable Tensegrity Structure as an Underwater Robot Body
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Mizuho Shibata, Takahiro Miyamura, Norimitsu Sakagami, and Shigeharu Miyata
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2013.p0812
pp. 812-819
Experimental Verification of Lifting Force of Underwater Robot with Thrusters Using Passive Posture Maintenance
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Fumiaki Takemura, Shota Futenma, Kuniaki Kawabata, and Shinichi Sagara
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2013.p0820
pp. 820-829
Method of Dynamic Image Processing for Ecology Observation of Marine Life
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Yasutake Okuda, Hiroki Kamada, Satoru Takahashi, Shun’ichi Kaneko, Kuniaki Kawabata, and Fumiaki Takemura

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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2013.p0831
pp. 831-839
Switching Control Method for Stable Landing by Legged Robot Based on Zero Moment Point
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Naoki Motoi, Kenta Sasahara, and Atsuo Kawamura
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2013.p0840
pp. 840-847
Spherical Spaces for Illumination Invariant Face Relighting
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Amr Almaddah, Sadi Vural, Yasushi Mae, Kenichi Ohara, and Tatsuo Arai
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2013.p0848
pp. 848-854
Evaluation of Microgap Control of Needle-Type Dispenser for Precise Microdroplet Dispensation
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Shinnosuke Hirata, Kazuki Hirose, Yuuka Irie, and Hisayuki Aoyama
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2013.p0855
pp. 855-862
Impression Difference Between Intelligent Medicine Case and Small Service Robot in Self-Medication Support Situations
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Takuo Suzuki, Yuta Jose, and Yasushi Nakauchi
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2013.p0863
pp. 863-870
Assemblable Hand for Laparoscopic Surgery with Phased Array and Single-Element Ultrasound Probes
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Mikio Osaki, Toru Omata, and Toshio Takayama
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2013.p0871
pp. 871-876
Generating Situation-Dependent Behavior: Decentralized Control of Multi-Functional Intestine-Like Robot that can Transport and Mix Contents
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Takeshi Kano, Toshihiro Kawakatsu, and Akio Ishiguro

No.4

(Aug)

Special Issue on Bio Assembler

Special Issue on Bio Assembler

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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2013.p0585
pp. 585
Bio Assembler
Tatsuo Arai, Fumihito Arai, Masayuki Yamato, and Yasushi Mae

Research in a new field, the Hyper Bio Assembler for 3D Cellular Innovation, or Bio Assembler for short, started in July 2011 thanks to support from grants-in-aid for scientific research on innovative areas from the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan. The Bio Assembler’s eventual objectives include creating innovative methodologies for building cellular 3D systems that function in vitro – an entirely new area not yet explored. The Bio Assembler is expected to measure and separate target cells at high speed to help in making possible the construction of cellular 3D systems in vitro and the clarification of the principles of ultrahigh-speed measurement and manipulation together with tissue function expression. Understanding the different aspects of cellular 3D systems and establishing technologies and techniques will enable these systems to be constructed, which will, in turn, enable breakthroughs in tissue engineering and biology, thereby establishing new technical areas in high-speed micro-nano robotics. This special issue on Bio Assembler reports the latest achievements in new research through 15 exciting papers and a letter selected based on a thorough-going peer review. We thank the authors for their invaluable perseverance and expertise and the reviewers for their insightful and timely comments. We also thank the Journal of Robotics and Mechatronics editorial board for providing this opportunity to take part in making this special issue possible.

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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2013.p0586
pp. 586-595
A Real-Time Microscopic PIV System Using Frame Straddling High-Frame-Rate Vision
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Motofumi Kobatake, Tadayoshi Aoyama, Takeshi Takaki, and Idaku Ishii
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2013.p0596
pp. 596-602
Fluorescent-Based Temperature Measurement with Simple Compensation of Photo-Degradation Using Hydrogel-Tool and Color Space Conversion
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Hisataka Maruyama, Taisuke Masuda, and Fumihito Arai
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2013.p0603
pp. 603-610
Measuring Mechanical Properties of Cell Sheets by a Tensile Test Using a Self-Attachable Fixture
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Kaoru Uesugi, Yoshitake Akiyama, Takayuki Hoshino, Yoshikatsu Akiyama, Masayuki Yamato, Teruo Okano, and Keisuke Morishima
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2013.p0611
pp. 611-618
A Bio-Manipulation Method Based on the Hydrodynamic Force of Multiple Microfluidic Streams
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Yaxiaer Yalikun, Yoshitake Akiyama, Takayuki Hoshino, and Keisuke Morishima
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2013.p0619
pp. 619-622
Pneumatic Micro Dispenser System for Ubiquitous Microchemical Devices
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Tadahiro Hasegawa, Fumiyuki Omatsu, and Koji Ikuta
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2013.p0623
pp. 623-630
A High-Throughput Device for Patterned Differentiation of Embryoid Bodies
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Xiaoming He, Hiroshi Kimura, and Teruo Fujii
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2013.p0631
pp. 631-636
Preparation of Poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) Grafted Polydimethylsiloxane by Using Electron Beam Irradiation
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Yoshikatsu Akiyama, Masayuki Yamato, and Teruo Okano
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2013.p0637
pp. 637-643
Selective Cell Adhesion and Detachment on Antibody-Immobilized Thermoresponsive Surfaces by Temperature Changes
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Jun Kobayashi, Masanori Nishi, Yoshikatsu Akiyama, Masayuki Yamato, Hirofumi Yajima, and Teruo Okano
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2013.p0644
pp. 644-649
Size Regulation of Chondrocyte Spheroids Using a PDMS-Based Cell Culture Chip
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Takahisa Anada and Osamu Suzuki
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2013.p0650
pp. 650-656
Line Patterning with Microparticles at Different Positions in a Single Device Based on Negative Dielectrophoresis
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Tomoyuki Yasukawa, Yusuke Yoshida, Hironobu Hatanaka, and Fumio Mizutani
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2013.p0657
pp. 657-664
Design and Fabrication of Changeable Cell Culture Mold
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Puwanan Chumtong, Masaru Kojima, Kenichi Ohara, Yasushi Mae, Mitsuhiro Horade, Yoshikatsu Akiyama, Masayuki Yamato, and Tatsuo Arai
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2013.p0665
pp. 665-672
Automated Construction System for 3D Lattice Structure Based on Alginate Gel Fiber Containing Living Cells
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Kenichi Ohara, Masaru Kojima, Akira Fukushima, Shun Onozaki, Mitsuhiro Horade, Masumi Yamada, Minoru Seki, Yasushi Mae, and Tatsuo Arai
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2013.p0673
pp. 673-681
Fabrication of 3D Photoresist Structure for Artificial Capillary Blood Vessel
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Azrena Abu Bakar, Masahiro Nakajima, Chengzhi Hu, Hirotaka Tajima, Shoichi Maruyama, and Toshio Fukuda
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2013.p0682
pp. 682-689
Formation of Cell Aggregates Using Microfabricated Hydrogel Chambers for Assembly into Larger Tissues
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Masaki Iwase, Masumi Yamada, Emi Yamada, and Minoru Seki
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2013.p0690
pp. 690-697
Three-Dimensional Assembly of Multilayered Tissues Using Water Transfer Printing
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Taisuke Masuda, Yuka Yamagishi, Natsuki Takei, Hirofumi Owaki, Michiya Matsusaki, Mitsuru Akashi, and Fumihito Arai
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2013.p0698
pp. 698-704
Control of Liver Tissue Reconstitution in Mesenteric Leaves: The Effect of Preculture on Mouse Hepatic Progenitor Cells Prior to Transplantation
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Nobuhiko Kojima and Yasuyuki Sakai

Regular Papers

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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2013.p0705
pp. 705-717
Design, Modeling and Performance Testing of End-Effector for Sweet Pepper Harvesting Robot Hand
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Shivaji Bachche and Koichi Oka
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2013.p0718
pp. 718-725
Development of an Air Balancer Applying Passive Dynamic Control
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Yasuhiro Minamiyama, Yuki Gomi, Takanori Kiyota, and Noboru Sugimoto
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2013.p0726
pp. 726-736
Design Methodology for Human Symbiotic Machines Based on the Description of User’s Mental Model
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Rui Fukui, Shuhei Kousaka, Tomomasa Sato, and Masamichi Shimosaka
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2013.p0737
pp. 737-747
Experimental Verification of Adaptive Dominant Type Hybrid Adaptive and Learning Controller for Trajectory Tracking of Robot Manipulators
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Munadi and Tomohide Naniwa
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2013.p0748
pp. 748-754
Development of Bellows-Type Artificial Rubber Muscle and Application to Peristaltic Crawling Endoscopic Robot
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Takaichi Yanagida, Kazunori Adachi, and Taro Nakamura
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2013.p0755
pp. 755-761
Development of Minimally Invasive Microneedle Made of Tungsten – Sharpening Through Electrochemical Etching and Hole Processing for Drawing up Liquid Using Excimer Laser –
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Takahiro Tanaka, Tomokazu Takahashi, Masato Suzuki, and Seiji Aoyagi
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2013.p0762
pp. 762-766
Integration of Ultrasonic Sensors and Kinect Sensors for People Distinction and 3D Localization
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Takayuki Adachi, Masafumi Goseki, Hiroshi Takemura, Hiroshi Mizoguchi, Fusako Kusunoki, Masanori Sugimoto, Etsuji Yamaguchi, Shigenori Inagaki, and Yoshiaki Takeda

No.3

(Jun)

Regular papers

Regular Papers

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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2013.p0439
pp. 439-448
Contacting Surface-Transfer Control for Reconfigurable Wall-Climbing Robot Gunryu III
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Woosub Lee and Shigeo Hirose
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2013.p0449
pp. 449-457
Applicability of Equilibrium Theory of Intimacy to Non-Verbal Interaction with Robots: Multi-Channel Approach Using Duration of Gazing and Distance Between a Human Subject and Robot
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Hiroko Kamide, Koji Kawabe, Satoshi Shigemi, and Tatsuo Arai
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2013.p0458
pp. 458-465
Human-Scale Motion Capture with an Accelerometer-Based Gaming Controller
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Sagar N. Purkayastha, Michael D. Byrne, and Marcia K. O’Malley
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2013.p0466
pp. 466-475
Propulsion Mechanism for a Lunar Subterranean Excavator Using Peristaltic Crawling
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Hiroyuki Kitamoto, Hayato Omori, Hiroaki Nagai, Taro Nakamura, Hisashi Osumi, and Takashi Kubota
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2013.p0476
pp. 476-483
Local Ablation of a Single Cell Using Micro/Nano Bubbles
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Hiroki Kuriki, Yoko Yamanishi, Shinya Sakuma, Satoshi Akagi, and Fumihito Arai
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2013.p0484
pp. 484-496
Autonomous Pedestrian Push Button Activation by Outdoor Mobile Robot in Outdoor Environments
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Aneesh N. Chand and Shin’ichi Yuta
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2013.p0497
pp. 497-505
Presentation of Rapid Temperature Change Using Spatially Divided Hot and Cold Stimuli
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Katsunari Sato and Takashi Maeno
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2013.p0506
pp. 506-514
Development of Method Using a Combination of DGPS and Scan Matching for the Making of Occupancy Grid Maps for Localization
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Junji Eguchi and Koichi Ozaki
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2013.p0515
pp. 515-520
A Robot Measuring Upper Limb Range of Motion for Rehabilitation Database
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Toshiaki Tsuji, Mitsuyuki Yamada, and Yasuyoshi Kaneko
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2013.p0521
pp. 521-528
An Approach to Rescue Robot Workshops for Kindergarten and Primary School Children
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Kazuo Kawada, Masayasu Nagamatsu, and Toru Yamamoto
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2013.p0529
pp. 529-537
TouchMe: An Augmented Reality Interface for Remote Robot Control
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Sunao Hashimoto, Akihiko Ishida, Masahiko Inami, and Takeo Igarashi
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2013.p0538
pp. 538-544
Grasp Motion Planning with Redundant DOF of Grasping Pose
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Kazuyuki Nagase and Yasumichi Aiyama
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2013.p0545
pp. 545-552
Path Planning for Mobile Mapping System Considering the Geometry of the GPS Satellite
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Kiichiro Ishikawa, Yoshiharu Amano, and Takumi Hashizume
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2013.p0553
pp. 553-558
Basic Study of Touchless Human Interface Using Net Structure Proximity Sensors
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Ichiro Miyamoto, Yosuke Suzuki, Aiguo Ming, Masatoshi Ishikawa, and Makoto Shimojo
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2013.p0559
pp. 559-566
Development of Active-Joint Active-Wheel High Traversability Snake-Like Robot ACM-R4.2
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Kentarou Kouno, Hiroya Yamada, and Shigeo Hirose
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2013.p0567
pp. 567-574
Development of Rescue Support Stretcher System with Stair-Climbing
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Yuki Iwano, Koichi Osuka, and Hisanori Amano

No.2

(Apr)

Regular papers

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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2013.p0277
pp. 277-284
Cellular Force Measurement Using a Nanometric-Probe-Integrated Microfluidic Chip with a Displacement Reduction Mechanism
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Shinya Sakuma and Fumihito Arai
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2013.p0285
pp. 285-293
Development of a Human Symbiotic Assist Arm “PAS-Arm” (Experimental System and Creation of Virtual Guiding Surfaces)
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Mineo Higuchi and Tsukasa Ogasawara
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doi: 10.20965/jrm.2013.p0294
pp. 294-305