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3D Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19, SJR: 0.214, h-index: 10)
4OR: A Quarterly J. of Operations Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 1.073, h-index: 25)
AAPS J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22, SJR: 1.192, h-index: 74)
AAPS PharmSciTech     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.718, h-index: 54)
Abdominal Imaging     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14, SJR: 0.723, h-index: 60)
Abhandlungen aus dem Mathematischen Seminar der Universitat Hamburg     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.447, h-index: 12)
Academic Psychiatry     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 23, SJR: 0.492, h-index: 32)
Academic Questions     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.135, h-index: 6)
Accreditation and Quality Assurance: J. for Quality, Comparability and Reliability in Chemical Measurement     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26, SJR: 0.378, h-index: 30)
Acoustical Physics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.355, h-index: 20)
Acoustics Australia     Hybrid Journal  
Acta Analytica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.387, h-index: 6)
Acta Applicandae Mathematicae     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.624, h-index: 34)
Acta Biotheoretica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.419, h-index: 25)
Acta Diabetologica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16, SJR: 1.318, h-index: 46)
Acta Endoscopica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.113, h-index: 8)
acta ethologica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.465, h-index: 23)
Acta Geochimica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Acta Geodaetica et Geophysica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.294, h-index: 13)
Acta Geotechnica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 1.818, h-index: 22)
Acta Informatica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.524, h-index: 32)
Acta Mathematica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 8.021, h-index: 47)
Acta Mathematica Hungarica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.53, h-index: 29)
Acta Mathematica Sinica, English Series     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.406, h-index: 30)
Acta Mathematica Vietnamica     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 0.451, h-index: 5)
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Acta Mechanica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20, SJR: 0.898, h-index: 52)
Acta Mechanica Sinica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.426, h-index: 29)
Acta Metallurgica Sinica (English Letters)     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.525, h-index: 18)
Acta Meteorologica Sinica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.524, h-index: 14)
Acta Neurochirurgica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.833, h-index: 73)
Acta Neurologica Belgica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.348, h-index: 27)
Acta Neuropathologica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 6.61, h-index: 117)
Acta Oceanologica Sinica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.295, h-index: 17)
Acta Parasitologica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.581, h-index: 28)
Acta Physiologiae Plantarum     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.551, h-index: 39)
Acta Politica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13, SJR: 0.658, h-index: 20)
Activitas Nervosa Superior     Hybrid Journal  
adhäsion KLEBEN & DICHTEN     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.103, h-index: 4)
ADHD Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorders     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23, SJR: 0.871, h-index: 15)
Adhesion Adhesives & Sealants     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research     Partially Free   (Followers: 15, SJR: 0.795, h-index: 40)
Adsorption     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.774, h-index: 52)
Advances in Applied Clifford Algebras     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.319, h-index: 15)
Advances in Atmospheric Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 35, SJR: 0.959, h-index: 44)
Advances in Computational Mathematics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18, SJR: 1.255, h-index: 44)
Advances in Contraception     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Advances in Data Analysis and Classification     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 54, SJR: 1.113, h-index: 14)
Advances in Gerontology     Partially Free   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.141, h-index: 3)
Advances in Health Sciences Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25, SJR: 1.397, h-index: 42)
Advances in Manufacturing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.2, h-index: 4)
Advances in Polymer Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 43, SJR: 0.637, h-index: 89)
Advances in Therapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.79, h-index: 44)
Aegean Review of the Law of the Sea and Maritime Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Aequationes Mathematicae     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.882, h-index: 23)
Aerobiologia     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.511, h-index: 36)
Aesthetic Plastic Surgery     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.821, h-index: 49)
African Archaeological Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16, SJR: 0.612, h-index: 24)
Afrika Matematika     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.248, h-index: 6)
AGE     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 1.358, h-index: 33)
Ageing Intl.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.337, h-index: 10)
Aggiornamenti CIO     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Aging Clinical and Experimental Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.529, h-index: 55)
Agricultural Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Agriculture and Human Values     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14, SJR: 1.197, h-index: 49)
Agroforestry Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19, SJR: 0.64, h-index: 56)
Agronomy for Sustainable Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 1.732, h-index: 59)
AI & Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.171, h-index: 19)
AIDS and Behavior     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13, SJR: 2.006, h-index: 71)
Air Quality, Atmosphere & Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.706, h-index: 19)
Akupunktur & Aurikulomedizin     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Algebra and Logic     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.566, h-index: 18)
Algebra Universalis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.388, h-index: 22)
Algebras and Representation Theory     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.868, h-index: 20)
Algorithmica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.898, h-index: 56)
Allergo J.     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.183, h-index: 20)
Allergo J. Intl.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Alpine Botany     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.729, h-index: 20)
ALTEX : Alternatives to Animal Experimentation     Open Access   (Followers: 3, SJR: 1.392, h-index: 32)
AMBIO     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15, SJR: 1.094, h-index: 87)
American J. of Cardiovascular Drugs     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16, SJR: 0.864, h-index: 39)
American J. of Community Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26, SJR: 1.237, h-index: 83)
American J. of Criminal Justice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.634, h-index: 13)
American J. of Cultural Sociology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15, SJR: 0.283, h-index: 3)
American J. of Dance Therapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.175, h-index: 13)
American J. of Potato Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.558, h-index: 35)
American J. of Psychoanalysis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22, SJR: 0.293, h-index: 13)
American Sociologist     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14, SJR: 0.18, h-index: 13)
Amino Acids     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 1.362, h-index: 83)
AMS Review     Partially Free   (Followers: 4)
Analog Integrated Circuits and Signal Processing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.21, h-index: 37)
Analysis and Mathematical Physics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.665, h-index: 7)
Analysis in Theory and Applications     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Analysis of Verbal Behavior     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 31, SJR: 1.096, h-index: 123)
Anatomical Science Intl.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.301, h-index: 26)
Angewandte Schmerztherapie und Palliativmedizin     Hybrid Journal  
Angiogenesis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 2.212, h-index: 69)
Animal Cognition     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17, SJR: 1.122, h-index: 55)
Annales françaises de médecine d'urgence     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.156, h-index: 4)
Annales Henri Poincaré     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 1.377, h-index: 32)
Annales mathématiques du Québec     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Annali dell'Universita di Ferrara     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 0.504, h-index: 14)
Annali di Matematica Pura ed Applicata     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 1.167, h-index: 26)
Annals of Behavioral Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14, SJR: 2.112, h-index: 98)
Annals of Biomedical Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18, SJR: 1.182, h-index: 94)
Annals of Combinatorics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.849, h-index: 15)
Annals of Data Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Annals of Dyslexia     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.857, h-index: 40)
Annals of Finance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28, SJR: 0.686, h-index: 14)
Annals of Forest Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.929, h-index: 57)
Annals of Global Analysis and Geometry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 1.136, h-index: 23)
Annals of Hematology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16, SJR: 1.117, h-index: 62)
Annals of Mathematics and Artificial Intelligence     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.593, h-index: 42)
Annals of Microbiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.402, h-index: 26)
Annals of Nuclear Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.68, h-index: 45)
Annals of Operations Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 1.186, h-index: 78)
Annals of Ophthalmology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Annals of Regional Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.405, h-index: 42)
Annals of Software Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Annals of Solid and Structural Mechanics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.553, h-index: 8)
Annals of Surgical Oncology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14, SJR: 1.902, h-index: 127)
Annals of Telecommunications     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.315, h-index: 25)
Annals of the Institute of Statistical Mathematics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.931, h-index: 31)
Antonie van Leeuwenhoek     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.992, h-index: 87)
Apidologie     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 1.14, h-index: 57)
APOPTOSIS     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 1.554, h-index: 87)
Applicable Algebra in Engineering, Communication and Computing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.354, h-index: 27)
Applications of Mathematics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.274, h-index: 20)
Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 42, SJR: 0.575, h-index: 80)
Applied Biochemistry and Microbiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16, SJR: 0.267, h-index: 26)
Applied Cancer Research     Open Access  
Applied Categorical Structures     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.361, h-index: 21)
Applied Composite Materials     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 48, SJR: 0.705, h-index: 35)
Applied Entomology and Zoology     Partially Free   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.554, h-index: 34)
Applied Geomatics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.323, h-index: 9)
Applied Geophysics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.541, h-index: 13)
Applied Intelligence     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.777, h-index: 43)
Applied Magnetic Resonance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.358, h-index: 34)
Applied Mathematics & Optimization     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.955, h-index: 33)
Applied Mathematics - A J. of Chinese Universities     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 0.275, h-index: 8)
Applied Mathematics and Mechanics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.37, h-index: 26)
Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 62, SJR: 1.262, h-index: 161)
Applied Physics A     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.535, h-index: 121)
Applied Physics B: Lasers and Optics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24, SJR: 0.983, h-index: 104)
Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.677, h-index: 47)
Applied Research in Quality of Life     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.288, h-index: 15)
Applied Solar Energy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18, SJR: 0.251, h-index: 6)
Applied Spatial Analysis and Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.351, h-index: 9)
Aquaculture Intl.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22, SJR: 0.613, h-index: 40)
Aquarium Sciences and Conservation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Aquatic Ecology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 32, SJR: 0.646, h-index: 44)
Aquatic Geochemistry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.764, h-index: 39)
Aquatic Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13, SJR: 1.172, h-index: 53)
Arabian J. for Science and Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.345, h-index: 20)
Arabian J. of Geosciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.417, h-index: 16)
Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23, SJR: 1.056, h-index: 15)
Archaeologies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.397, h-index: 13)
Archiv der Mathematik     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.597, h-index: 29)
Archival Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 56, SJR: 0.804, h-index: 22)
Archive for History of Exact Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.28, h-index: 15)
Archive for Mathematical Logic     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.946, h-index: 23)
Archive for Rational Mechanics and Analysis     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 4.091, h-index: 66)
Archive of Applied Mechanics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.865, h-index: 40)
Archives and Museum Informatics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 142)
Archives of Computational Methods in Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 2.841, h-index: 40)
Archives of Dermatological Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.9, h-index: 65)
Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13, SJR: 0.846, h-index: 84)
Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16, SJR: 0.695, h-index: 47)
Archives of Microbiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.702, h-index: 85)
Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 1.039, h-index: 56)
Archives of Osteoporosis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 1.092, h-index: 13)
Archives of Sexual Behavior     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 1.198, h-index: 74)
Archives of Toxicology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17, SJR: 1.595, h-index: 76)
Archives of Virology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 1.086, h-index: 90)
Archives of Women's Mental Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14, SJR: 1.264, h-index: 50)
Archivio di Ortopedia e Reumatologia     Hybrid Journal  
Archivum Immunologiae et Therapiae Experimentalis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 1.2, h-index: 42)
ArgoSpine News & J.     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 0.102, h-index: 3)
Argumentation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.295, h-index: 18)
Arid Ecosystems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Arkiv för Matematik     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.948, h-index: 22)
Arnold Mathematical J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Arthropod-Plant Interactions     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.797, h-index: 17)
Arthroskopie     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.145, h-index: 8)
Artificial Intelligence and Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.288, h-index: 25)
Artificial Intelligence Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14, SJR: 0.948, h-index: 48)
Artificial Life and Robotics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.231, h-index: 14)
Asia Europe J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.247, h-index: 9)
Asia Pacific Education Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.371, h-index: 17)
Asia Pacific J. of Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16, SJR: 1.676, h-index: 50)
Asia-Pacific Education Researcher     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.353, h-index: 13)
Asia-Pacific Financial Markets     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.19, h-index: 15)
Asia-Pacific J. of Atmospheric Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20, SJR: 1.006, h-index: 14)
Asian Business & Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.41, h-index: 10)
Asian J. of Business Ethics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Asian J. of Criminology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.263, h-index: 8)
AStA Advances in Statistical Analysis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.681, h-index: 15)
AStA Wirtschafts- und Sozialstatistisches Archiv     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.195, h-index: 5)
ästhetische dermatologie & kosmetologie     Full-text available via subscription  

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  • Robustness of linearly solvable Markov games employing inaccurate dynamics
    • Authors: Ken Kinjo; Eiji Uchibe; Kenji Doya
      Pages: 1 - 9
      Abstract: As a model-based reinforcement learning technique, linearly solvable Markov decision process (LMDP) gives an efficient way to find an optimal policy by making the Bellman equation linear under some assumptions. Since LMDP is regarded as model-based reinforcement learning, the performance of LMDP is sensitive to the accuracy of the environmental model. To overcome the problem of the sensitivity, linearly solvable Markov game (LMG) has been proposed, which is an extension of LMDP based on the game theory. This paper investigates the robustness of LMDP- and LMG-based controllers against modeling errors in both discrete and continuous state-action problems. When there is a discrepancy between the model used for building the control policy and dynamics of the tested environment, the LMG-based control policy maintained good performance while that of the LMDP-based control policy deteriorated drastically. Experimental results support the usefulness of LMG framework when acquiring an accurate model of the environment is difficult.
      PubDate: 2018-03-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s10015-017-0401-2
      Issue No: Vol. 23, No. 1 (2018)
  • Digital implementation of Hodgkin–Huxley neuron model for
           neurological diseases studies
    • Authors: Timothée Levi; Farad Khoyratee; Sylvain Saïghi; Yoshiho Ikeuchi
      Pages: 10 - 14
      Abstract: Neurological disorders affect millions of people which influence their cognitive and/or motor capabilities. The realization of a prosthesis must consider the biological activity of the cells and the connection between machine and biological cells. Biomimetic neural network is one solution in front of neurological diseases. The neuron replacement should be processed by reproducing the timing and the shape of the spike. Several mathematical equations which model neural activities exist. The most biologically plausible one is the Hodgkin–Huxley (HH) model. The connection between electrical devices and living cells require a tunable real-time system. The field programmable gate array (FPGA) is a nice component including flexibility, speed and stability. Here, we propose an implementation of HH neurons in FPGA serving as a presage for a modulating network opening a large scale of possibilities such as damage cells replacement and the study of the effect of the cells disease on the neural network.
      PubDate: 2018-03-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s10015-017-0397-7
      Issue No: Vol. 23, No. 1 (2018)
  • Improvements in remote video based estimation of heart rate variability
           using the Welch FFT method
    • Authors: Munenori Fukunishi; Daniel Mcduff; Norimichi Tsumura
      Pages: 15 - 22
      Abstract: Non-contact heart rate and heart rate variability measurements have applications in healthcare and affective computing. Recently, a system utilizing a five-band camera (RGBCO: red, green, blue, cyan, orange) was proposed, and shown to improve both remote measurement of heart rate and heart rate variability over an RGB camera. In this paper, we propose an improved method for video-based estimation of heart rate variability. We introduce three advancements over previous work utilizing five-band cameras: (1) an adaptive non-rectangular region of interest identified using automatically detected facial feature points, (2) improved peak detection within the blood volume pulse (BVP) signal, and (3) improved HRV calculation using the Welch periodogram. We apply our method to a test dataset of subjects at rest and under cognitive stress and show qualitative improvements in the stability of HRV spectrogram estimation. Although we evaluate our method using a five-band camera, the method could be applied to video recorded with any camera.
      PubDate: 2018-03-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s10015-017-0393-y
      Issue No: Vol. 23, No. 1 (2018)
  • Enhancing cardiac parasympathetic nervous activity using a posture
           respiration ambient biofeedback system: a pilot study
    • Authors: Samith S. Herath; Akira Kusumi; Yosuke Note; Etsuhisa Nakamura; Akio Nozawa; Shusaku Nomura
      Pages: 23 - 27
      Abstract: A respiration–posture feedback system was developed to control breathing involuntarily. A small air chamber placed under a subject’s back deflates and inflates to make a subject’s upper body move vertically while lying on a bed. By regulating the deflation/inflation of the air chamber in synchronization with actual respiration, the subject’s respiration was successfully lengthened and deepened. The modulation of the respiration acted as a physiological sedative for the subject as the heart rate variability index suggested that the subject’s parasympathetic nervous system activity was enhanced.
      PubDate: 2018-03-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s10015-017-0402-1
      Issue No: Vol. 23, No. 1 (2018)
  • Geometric somersaults of helical chains through twist propagation
    • Authors: Shiori Uda; Mengyun Li; Tomohiro Yanao
      Pages: 28 - 33
      Abstract: This study is concerned with the rotary motions of helical chains that play essential roles in the functions of molecular motors in biological systems. While the standard pictures for the rotary motions of molecular motors may be more or less like the rotations of rigid bodies, this study explores a qualitatively different mechanism for the rotary motions. We take a simple model of a helical chain and highlight its geometric angle shifts induced by internal twist propagation. Such angle shifts, which we call geometric somersaults, can generally arise even under the conditions of zero total angular momentum, and are thereby analogous to the somersault of a falling cat. Helical chirality of the chain and the direction of twist propagation are the decisive factors that determine the direction of the resulting somersaults. As an application, we argue that the geometric somersaults of the helical chain may serve as a prototypical model for the rotary motions of the central shaft of ATP synthase.
      PubDate: 2018-03-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s10015-017-0388-8
      Issue No: Vol. 23, No. 1 (2018)
  • Moment stability analysis of linear stochastic human controller model in
           visuomotor tracking task
    • Authors: Shigeki Matsumoto; Masayori Maruya; Katsutoshi Yoshida
      Pages: 34 - 40
      Abstract: We investigate the stability limits of linear stochastic human controller model. In our previous study, we had proposed a model by which the probability distributions of human visuomotor tracking data can be accurately reproduced. In this study, we conduct a stochastic analysis on our model by deriving a system of moment differential equations with respect to random state variables of this model. We evaluate the stability limits of our model by detecting zero-eigenvalue conditions of the Jacobian matrix of the moment differential equations. The resulting stability limits make it possible to characterize the human parameter values that were experimentally identified from the human participants in our previous study; this shows that during the visuomotor tracking experiments, the human participants generated huge fluctuations far from the stability limits while applying almost neutrally stable proportional gain.
      PubDate: 2018-03-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s10015-017-0405-y
      Issue No: Vol. 23, No. 1 (2018)
  • Kinematic properties of human arm reaching movements in a
           three-dimensional space
    • Authors: Tadashi Kashima; Keita Sugawara; Ayumi Mitoh
      Pages: 41 - 47
      Abstract: In this study, kinematic properties of human arm reaching movements have been analyzed by use of experimental results of arm trajectories observed in a three-dimensional (3D) space. In the beginning, hand paths obtained by the experiments are kinematically analyzed to pursue their linearity, and we successfully specify a plane on which a hand moves. In the next place, the hand speed profile is calculated by use of position data observed by the experiment in a 3D space. Besides, the hand speed profile is also analytically produced under the minimum jerk criterion with respect to the displacement along the hand path. These observed and produced trajectories are compared, and the similarity of two trajectories has been demonstrated. As a result of the analyses for path and the speed profile of a hand, kinematic properties of human arm trajectories have been identified.
      PubDate: 2018-03-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s10015-017-0395-9
      Issue No: Vol. 23, No. 1 (2018)
  • Deep multi-layered GMDH-type neural network using revised heuristic
           self-organization and its application to medical image diagnosis of liver
    • Authors: Shoichiro Takao; Sayaka Kondo; Junji Ueno; Tadashi Kondo
      Pages: 48 - 59
      Abstract: In this study, the deep multi-layered group method of data handling (GMDH)-type neural network algorithm using revised heuristic self-organization method is proposed and applied to medical image diagnosis of liver cancer. The deep GMDH-type neural network can automatically organize the deep neural network architecture which has many hidden layers. The structural parameters such as the number of hidden layers, the number of neurons in hidden layers and useful input variables are automatically selected to minimize prediction error criterion defined as Akaike’s information criterion (AIC) or prediction sum of squares (PSS). The architecture of the deep neural network is automatically organized using the revised heuristic self-organization method which is a type of the evolutionary computation. This new neural network algorithm is applied to the medical image diagnosis of the liver cancer and the recognition results are compared with the conventional 3-layered sigmoid function neural network.
      PubDate: 2018-03-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s10015-017-0392-z
      Issue No: Vol. 23, No. 1 (2018)
  • Development of the visible light communication device for swarm using
           nonlinear synchronization
    • Authors: Taichi Ito; Junichiro Tahara; Masakazu Koike; Feifei Zhang
      Pages: 60 - 66
      Abstract: This paper describes development of a visible light 4 Pulse position modulation (4PPM) data communication device for underwater swarms using a nonlinear synchronizing system. SWARM—a group robot that uses intelligence as a group—do as ants and bees, is expected to be useful for marine resource exploration. Specifically, numerous SWARMs will be grouped to explore marine resources efficiently. An important difficulty is the change in electronic circuit characteristics because of high water pressure in the deep sea. Development of small and simple underwater SWARM communication devices must eliminate this problem without using large pressure-proof containers. As described herein, we considered nonlinear synchronizing systems as effective because they can be synchronized even if system time constants differ. Such systems resemble the glow mechanism used by fireflies. They have individuality, but they flash synchronously when in a group. We developed a visible light communication device using this nonlinear synchronization system based on the firefly concept. Test results confirmed that they are synchronized even if a time constant difference exists between them. Furthermore, we achieved 4PPM data communication using the nonlinear synchronization signal as a communication clock.
      PubDate: 2018-03-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s10015-017-0396-8
      Issue No: Vol. 23, No. 1 (2018)
  • A study of robust controller and observer design method for a rolling
           object and beam system
    • Authors: N. Takahashi; O. Sato; A. Sato; M. Yokomichi
      Pages: 67 - 72
      Abstract: This paper deals with a robust control problem for a ball and beam system with an uncertainty. At first, we clarify the effect of a measurement error in the beam rotational angle and its differential value. It is expressed as additional terms in the state and input matrix of the state equation, which is called as a structured uncertainty. For this system, a robust tracking controller and a robust state observer are applied. Both components are designed based on a robust control, which is called guaranteed cost control. This is a kind of cost minimization method for designing problem of a linear feedback system. The controller is obtained as the solution of the matrix algebraic Riccati like equation, which is referred to as stochastic algebraic Riccati equation. The nominal system performance is degraded due to the influence of the uncertainty, but it is able to design a system with robustness for disturbance. Next, we consider the design problem of a state observer to estimate all state variables form the output signal easy to measure, like rotation angle of the beam. For the design problem of the state observer, we consider dual problem of the original system. Consequently, our proposed system estimates the whole state vector, and using estimated state values, it controls the ball to the desired position. Both components have robustness for the uncertainty. Numerical result shows the validity of our proposed method.
      PubDate: 2018-03-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s10015-017-0390-1
      Issue No: Vol. 23, No. 1 (2018)
  • An evaluation of an olfactory sensor and recognition system using
           metal-oxide semiconductor gas sensor with variable heater controller
    • Authors: Hideo Araki; Mahiro Oura; Sigeru Omatu
      Pages: 73 - 79
      Abstract: An artificial olfactory, which is called an electronic nose system (e-nose), is studied for realizing new human–machine interface. The system consists of sensor unit and a signal processing unit. There are some types of sensors for the sensor unit, metal oxide semiconductor gas sensors (MOGS) and quartz crystal microbalance gas sensors are useful in our study. Our system in this paper has MOGS. Many of MOGS utilize an effect of an oxidation–reduction reaction on the surface of the sensors. One of the features of the sensor, the character of the sensor is changed by temperature of the sensors. In this paper, we build a extend output sensor unit using this feature, and show experimental result of classification applying multilayer perceptron. In the experiment, we choose soy sauce as classification targets because we are considering applying the system for management of cooked foods.
      PubDate: 2018-03-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s10015-017-0403-0
      Issue No: Vol. 23, No. 1 (2018)
  • Path planning for collision avoidance using a glid-like space
    • Authors: Takeshi Ikeda; Yoshiki Hirao; Seiji Furuno; Fusaomi Nagata
      Pages: 80 - 86
      Abstract: Many remote-control robots are being developed. And they are hoped to work in extreme environmental conditions such as lifesaving or rescue. These robots required complicate movement and precise works. Almost remote controller are often discussed for the position control on the end effector under camera images. However, it is difficult to control a robot arm using limited information in the monitor, as it is difficult for personnel to perform sensitive work while controlling a robot with the limited view information. This results in high stress for the driver and can cause operational mistakes. Therefore, it is important to use robot easily under a limited view. In this report, we propose a simplification method for a beginner user. We present a computed support system to control the robot arm easily with increased sensitivity, combined with grid-like space and a joystick.
      PubDate: 2018-03-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s10015-017-0398-6
      Issue No: Vol. 23, No. 1 (2018)
  • On applying support vector machines to a user authentication method using
           surface electromyogram signals
    • Authors: Hisaaki Yamaba; Tokiyoshi Kurogi; Kentaro Aburada; Shin-Ichiro Kubota; Tetsuro Katayama; Mirang Park; Naonobu Okazaki
      Pages: 87 - 93
      Abstract: At present, mobile devices such as tablet-type PCs and smart phones have widely penetrated into our daily lives. Therefore, an authentication method that prevents shoulder surfing is needed. We are investigating a new user authentication method for mobile devices that uses surface electromyogram (s-EMG) signals, not screen touching. The s-EMG signals, which are detected over the skin surface, are generated by the electrical activity of muscle fibers during contraction. Muscle movement can be differentiated by analyzing the s-EMG. Taking advantage of the characteristics, we proposed a method that uses a list of gestures as a password in the previous study. In this paper, we introduced support vector machines (SVM) for improvement of the method of identifying gestures. A series of experiments was carried out to evaluate the performance of the SVM based method as a gesture classifier and we also discussed its security.
      PubDate: 2018-03-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s10015-017-0404-z
      Issue No: Vol. 23, No. 1 (2018)
  • Behavioristic image-based pose control of mobile manipulators using an
           uncalibrated eye-in-hand vision system
    • Authors: Tsing-Iuan James Tsay; Pei-Jiun Hung
      Pages: 94 - 102
      Abstract: In the execution of material handling, the mobile manipulator is controlled to reach a station by its mobile base. This study adopts an uncalibrated eye-in-hand vision system to provide visual information for the manipulator to pick up a workpiece on the station. A novel vision-guided control strategy with a behavior-based look-and-move structure is proposed. This strategy is based on six image features, predefined by image moment method. In the designed neural-fuzzy controllers with varying learning rate, each image feature error is taken to generate intuitively one DOF motion command relative to the camera coordinate frame using fuzzy rules, which define a particular visual behavior. These behaviors are then fused to produce a final command action to perform grasping tasks using the proposed behavior fusion scheme. Finally, the proposed control strategy is experimentally applied to control the end-effector to approach and grasp a workpiece in various locations on a station.
      PubDate: 2018-03-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s10015-017-0399-5
      Issue No: Vol. 23, No. 1 (2018)
  • Motion and force control with a nonlinear force error filter for
           underwater vehicle-manipulator systems
    • Authors: Yuichiro Taira; Shinichi Sagara; Masahiro Oya
      Pages: 103 - 117
      Abstract: This paper deals with a control scheme for autonomous underwater robots equipped with manipulators. Several motion and force controllers have been developed. Most of them were designed in disregard of the dynamics of marine thrusters to develop a controller with a simple structure. However, the robot body propelled by thrusters generally has a considerably slower time response than the manipulator driven by electrical motors. Therefore, it may be difficult to construct a high-gain feedback control system to achieve a good control performance, because the high gain may excite the slow thruster dynamics ignored in the controller design, and the excitation will degrade the control performance. In this paper, we develop a motion and force controller for mathematical models with the dynamics of thrusters. It includes a nonlinear force error filter which allows us to construct a stable motion and force control system. To investigate its control performance, we conducted numerical simulations for comparing the proposed control scheme with an existing control scheme designed in disregard of the thruster dynamics. Simulation results demonstrate the usefulness of the proposed controller.
      PubDate: 2018-03-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s10015-017-0400-3
      Issue No: Vol. 23, No. 1 (2018)
  • Verification of illumination tolerance for photo-model-based cloth
    • Authors: Khaing Win Phyu; Ryuki Funakubo; Ryota Hagiwara; Hongzhi Tian; Mamoru Minami
      Pages: 118 - 130
      Abstract: Globally, robots are being used in garment factories according to their advantages such as high precision, flexibility, and productivity. However, it is difficult for robots to deal with deformable objects such as cloths and strings automatically. The main tasks of such robots are to recognize a deformable object and to pick up and place it at a designated position automatically. The deformable character of cloths seems a main hindrance for automatic handling by robots, especially if the cloth is unique. In this paper, a cloth handling robotic system for unique cloths is proposed with consideration of verification of illumination tolerance. This robotic system comprises two main portions: the first portion generates a model of cloths using an image taken by a single camera, and the second portion estimates the relative pose of cloth appeared in the view of two cameras using the generated model. In our cloths’ pose estimation, the photo-model projected from 3D to 2D is used, where this system does not need defining the object’s size, shape, design, color, and weight. The illumination tolerance of the proposed system under different light conditions of different light sources was verified experimentally for evaluating the proposed system from the view point of practicality. The fluorescent light and the light-emitting diode (LED) light are used in this experiment, having confirmed that the proposed system can recognize cloths in condition that the light environments have varieties.
      PubDate: 2018-03-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s10015-017-0391-0
      Issue No: Vol. 23, No. 1 (2018)
  • Improved eye-vergence visual servoing system in longitudinal direction
           with RM-GA
    • Authors: Yejun Kou; Hongzhi Tian; Mamoru Minami; Takayuki Matsuno
      Pages: 131 - 139
      Abstract: Visual servoing is a control method to manipulate the motion of the robot using visual information, which aims to realize “working while watching.” However, the visual servoing towards moving target with hand–eye cameras fixed at hand is inevitably affected by hand dynamical oscillation. To overcome this defect of the hand–eye fixed camera system, an eye-vergence system has been put forward, where the pose of the cameras could be rotated to observe the target object. The visual servoing controllers of hand and eye-vergence are installed independently, so that it can observe the target object at the center of camera images through eye-vergence function. In this research, genetic algorithm (GA) is used as a pose tracking method, which is called “Real-Time Multi-step GA(RM-GA),” solves on-line optimization problems for 3D visual servoing. The performances of real-time object tracking using eye-vergence system and “RM-GA” method have been examined, and also the pose tracking accuracy has been verified.
      PubDate: 2018-03-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s10015-017-0408-8
      Issue No: Vol. 23, No. 1 (2018)
  • Changes in brain activation associated with backlash magnitude: a step
           toward quantitative evaluation of maneuverability
    • Authors: Kazue Sugiura; Toru Tsumugiwa; Ryuichi Yokogawa
      Pages: 140 - 145
      Abstract: In recent years, there have been many studies on human–machine cooperative systems. Studies evaluating human maneuverability by questionnaire and operating performance have been reported; however, quantitative analyses of human perception when operating a machine have not been conducted. The present study focuses on mechanical backlash to evaluate maneuverability quantitatively. The purpose of this study is to propose a method to quantitatively evaluate the perception of mechanical backlash. To evaluate the degree of backlash perception, biological information of subjects was measured while they used the fingertips of their right hand to rotate a mechanism under different magnitudes of backlash: 1.3, 1.0, 0.7, and 0.4 mm. Biological information including higher brain functions and surface potential signals were measured using near-infrared spectroscopy and surface electromyography, respectively. On a questionnaire after each trial, the subjects reported if they could perceive the mechanical backlash using a four-point scale (1: hardly; 2: a little; 3: somewhat; 4: clearly). The results of the questionnaire on the magnitude of the backlash indicated that subjects were able to perceive all of the backlash conditions at nearly the same level. We confirmed that changing the magnitude of the backlash changed the brain activation state.
      PubDate: 2018-03-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s10015-017-0406-x
      Issue No: Vol. 23, No. 1 (2018)
  • Respirometer by a piezo device and its application to triage
    • Authors: Tomoya Yoshida; Kazuyuki Kobayashi; Kajiro Watanabe
      Pages: 146 - 151
      Abstract: In this paper, we present a novel respirometer using the effect of piezo devices and show its application to triage. We found that blowing on the piezo device generated several 100 mV voltage and also synchronizes with the respiration. Our detailed investigations of the phenomena showed that it was caused by the pyroelectric effect. In general, the piezo device when used as a sensing device generates output voltage in a batteryless manner and also functions as a buzzer, which can lead to a compact, simple and low-power respirometer. Here, the piezo device was used as a base of respirometer and not only as a respirometer, but also as an alarm sound generator. Thus, the proposed respirometer was realized only by one piezo device and a low-powered microprocessor driven by a small battery. We applied the respirometer to triage and realized a triage sensing system. In the system, we employed the triage priority determination procedure defined as an international standard. The triage sensing system set in a mask detects respiration and displays its condition by turning an LED on and off, synchronizing the respiration and also generating the alarm sound when the respiration falls into the pre-specified ill conditions.
      PubDate: 2018-03-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s10015-017-0394-x
      Issue No: Vol. 23, No. 1 (2018)
  • Monitoring system to detect fall/non-fall event utilizing frequency
           feature from a microwave Doppler sensor: validation of relationship
           between the number of template datasets and classification performance
    • Authors: K. Shiba; T. Kaburagi; Y. Kurihara
      Pages: 152 - 159
      Abstract: A fall event is a serious issue for the elderly because it may cause critical aftereffects. To reduce the risk of these aftereffects, early detection of the fall event is essential. However, it is difficult for caregivers to detect fall events early themselves, because they are required to constantly monitor the elderly to confirm their safety. Therefore, an automatic monitoring system which could detect fall events early is helpful in the healthcare field. We have proposed a fall event detection system utilizing a microwave Doppler sensor. The frequency feature is calculated, and compared with known fall or non-fall event data. However, for real-time detection, the number of template datasets must be as low as possible while maintaining high performance of the classification. In this paper, we attempt to identify the relationship between the number of template datasets and the performance of the proposed system.
      PubDate: 2018-03-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s10015-017-0409-7
      Issue No: Vol. 23, No. 1 (2018)
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