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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: 9, SJR: 1.073, h-index: 25)
AAPS J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20, SJR: 1.192, h-index: 74)
AAPS PharmSciTech     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, 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: 2, SJR: 0.447, h-index: 12)
Academic Psychiatry     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 22, SJR: 0.492, h-index: 32)
Academic Questions     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, 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: 5, SJR: 0.419, h-index: 25)
Acta Diabetologica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14, 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: 4)
Acta Geodaetica et Geophysica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, 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: 5, SJR: 0.406, h-index: 30)
Acta Mathematica Vietnamica     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 0.451, h-index: 5)
Acta Mathematicae Applicatae Sinica, English Series     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 0.22, h-index: 20)
Acta Mechanica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19, 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: 5, 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   (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: 9, 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: 20, SJR: 0.871, h-index: 15)
Adhesion Adhesives & Sealants     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
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: 34, SJR: 0.959, h-index: 44)
Advances in Computational Mathematics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15, 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: 9, SJR: 0.141, h-index: 3)
Advances in Health Sciences Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22, 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: 41, 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: 1, 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: 15, 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: 3, SJR: 0.529, h-index: 55)
Agricultural Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Agriculture and Human Values     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12, SJR: 1.197, h-index: 49)
Agroforestry Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20, SJR: 0.64, h-index: 56)
Agronomy for Sustainable Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 1.732, h-index: 59)
AI & Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, 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: 3, SJR: 0.706, h-index: 19)
Akupunktur & Aurikulomedizin     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Algebra and Logic     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, 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: 7, 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: 4, 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: 13, SJR: 0.864, h-index: 39)
American J. of Community Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23, SJR: 1.237, h-index: 83)
American J. of Criminal Justice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.634, h-index: 13)
American J. of Cultural Sociology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, 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: 2, SJR: 0.558, h-index: 35)
American J. of Psychoanalysis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21, SJR: 0.293, h-index: 13)
American Sociologist     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12, 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: 5, SJR: 0.21, h-index: 37)
Analysis and Mathematical Physics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, 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: 28, 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: 16, 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: 11, 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: 9)
Annals of Dyslexia     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, 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: 4, 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: 14, SJR: 1.117, h-index: 62)
Annals of Mathematics and Artificial Intelligence     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, 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: 5, SJR: 0.68, h-index: 45)
Annals of Operations Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 1.186, h-index: 78)
Annals of Ophthalmology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Annals of Regional Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.405, h-index: 42)
Annals of Software Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Annals of Solid and Structural Mechanics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.553, h-index: 8)
Annals of Surgical Oncology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13, SJR: 1.902, h-index: 127)
Annals of Telecommunications     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, 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: 44, SJR: 0.575, h-index: 80)
Applied Biochemistry and Microbiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17, 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: 2, SJR: 0.554, h-index: 34)
Applied Geomatics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.323, h-index: 9)
Applied Geophysics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.541, h-index: 13)
Applied Intelligence     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12, 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: 4, 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: 4, 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: 7, SJR: 0.535, h-index: 121)
Applied Physics B: Lasers and Optics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23, 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: 10, SJR: 0.288, h-index: 15)
Applied Solar Energy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17, SJR: 0.251, h-index: 6)
Applied Spatial Analysis and Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, 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: 30, SJR: 0.646, h-index: 44)
Aquatic Geochemistry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.764, h-index: 39)
Aquatic Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12, 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: 21, 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: 53, SJR: 0.804, h-index: 22)
Archive for History of Exact Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, 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: 4, SJR: 0.865, h-index: 40)
Archives and Museum Informatics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 124)
Archives of Computational Methods in Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 2.841, h-index: 40)
Archives of Dermatological Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.9, h-index: 65)
Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.846, h-index: 84)
Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17, 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: 9, 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: 13, 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: 1, SJR: 0.797, h-index: 17)
Arthroskopie     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.145, h-index: 8)
Artificial Intelligence and Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, 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: 4, SJR: 0.247, h-index: 9)
Asia Pacific Education Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.371, h-index: 17)
Asia Pacific J. of Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12, SJR: 1.676, h-index: 50)
Asia-Pacific Education Researcher     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, 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: 7, SJR: 0.41, h-index: 10)
Asian J. of Business Ethics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
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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Journal Cover Artificial Life and Robotics
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   ISSN (Print) 1614-7456 - ISSN (Online) 1433-5298
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  • A control law for vehicle merging inspired by dragonfly behavior
    • Authors: Kazuyuki Ito; Naoyuki Sakuraba; Kei Yamaguchi
      Pages: 153 - 162
      Abstract: Abstract Autonomous control of vehicles has recently attracted considerable attention. In this sense, vehicle merging has become an important topic in this field of research. However, in conventional studies, the controlled vehicle must calculate the movement of other surrounding vehicles to complete the merge, requiring high computational costs. In this paper, we focus on dragonfly behavior to solve this issue. Indeed, insects can behave adaptively in the complex real world in spite of the limited size of their brains. They reduce the computational requirements of their brain by relying on different properties of their surroundings, basing their intelligent behaviors on simple strategies. The behavior of a dragonfly when chasing a prey is an example of these strategies. In this study, we address the vehicle merging maneuver by applying dragonfly’s strategies to control the movement of the merging vehicle. We propose a simple control method inspired by the aforementioned strategies and, finally, we present simulation results that were conducted to demonstrate the effectiveness of this method.
      PubDate: 2017-06-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s10015-016-0342-1
      Issue No: Vol. 22, No. 2 (2017)
       
  • Recommendation from access logs with ensemble learning
    • Authors: Takashi Ayaki; Hidekazu Yanagimoto; Michifumi Yoshioka
      Pages: 163 - 167
      Abstract: Abstract Many recommendation systems find similar users based on a profile of a target user and recommend products that he/she may be interested in. The profile is constructed with his/her purchase histories. However, histories of new customers are not stored and it is difficult to recommend products to them in the same fashion. The problem is called a cold start problem. We propose a recommendation method using access logs instead of purchase histories, because the access logs are gathered more easily than purchase histories and the access logs include much information on their interests. In this study, we construct user’s profiles using product categories browsed by them from their access logs and predict products with Gradient Boosting Decision Tree. In addition, we carry out evaluation experiments using access logs in a real online shop and discuss performance of our proposed method comparing with conventional machine learning and Support Vector Machine (SVM). We confirmed that the proposed method achieved higher precision than SVM over 10 data sets. Especially, under unbalanced data sets, the proposed method is superior to SVM.
      PubDate: 2017-06-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s10015-016-0346-x
      Issue No: Vol. 22, No. 2 (2017)
       
  • Fabrication of micro-gelatin fiber utilizing coacervation method
    • Authors: Takafumi Arai; Ryuichiro Tanaka; Katsuhisa Sakaguchi; Shinjiro Umezu
      Pages: 197 - 202
      Abstract: Abstract Biotechnology has drastically been advanced by the development of iPS and ES cells, which are representative forms induced pluripotent stem cells. In the micro/nano bio field, the development of cells and Taylor-made medicine for a potential treatment of incurable diseases has been a center of attention. The melting point of gelatin is between 25 and 33 °C, and the sol–gel transition occurs in low temperature. This makes the deformation of this useful biomaterial easy. The examples of gelatin fiber applications are suture threads, blood vessel prosthesis, cell-growth-based materials, filter materials, and many others. Because the cell size differs depending on the species and applications, it is essential to fabricate gelatin fibers of different diameters. In this paper, we have developed a fabrication method for gelatin fibers the coacervation method. We fabricated narrow gelatin fibers having a diameter over 10 μm.
      PubDate: 2017-06-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s10015-016-0344-z
      Issue No: Vol. 22, No. 2 (2017)
       
  • Stacked convolutional auto-encoders for surface recognition based on 3d
           point cloud data
    • Authors: Maierdan Maimaitimin; Keigo Watanabe; Shoichi Maeyama
      Pages: 259 - 264
      Abstract: Abstract This paper addresses the problem of feature extraction for 3d point cloud data using a deep-structured auto-encoder. As one of the most focused research areas in human–robot interaction (HRI), the vision-based object recognition is very important. To recognize object using the most common geometry feature, surface condition that can be obtained from 3d point cloud data could decrease the error during the HRI. In this research, the surface normal vectors are used to convert 3D point cloud data to a surface-condition-feature map, and a sub-route stacked convolution auto-encoder (sCAE) is designed to classify the difference between the surfaces. The result of the trained filters and the classification of sCAE shows the surface-condition-feature and the specified sCAE are very effective in the variation of surface condition.
      PubDate: 2017-06-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s10015-017-0350-9
      Issue No: Vol. 22, No. 2 (2017)
       
  • Markov chain analysis of Leading Ones problem
    • Authors: Yifei Du; Kenji Aoki; Makoto Sakamoto; Hiroshi Furutani; Kunihito Yamamori
      Abstract: Abstract Evolutionary algorithms (EAs) are randomized optimization search techniques, and the theoretical study of the first hitting time is very important in the practical applications of EA. We investigate the first hitting time of Leading Ones (LO) problem theoretically on Random Local Search (RLS) algorithm and (1 + 1)EA by absorbing Markov chain. This paper reports the calculation method of the first hitting time on LO problem with (1 + 1)EA and RLS. We found that the results only depend on the length of string, and the hitting times can be given approximately by the quadratic function. In the numerical experiments, we showed the agreement between the results of the practical calculation and the theoretical results. Our results give the good example to predict the running time of the practical EA calculations by Markov chain method.
      PubDate: 2017-07-31
      DOI: 10.1007/s10015-017-0381-2
       
  • Non-contact video-based estimation of heart rate variability spectrogram
           from hemoglobin composition
    • Authors: Munenori Fukunishi; Kouki Kurita; Shoji Yamamoto; Norimichi Tsumura
      Abstract: Abstract Non-contact HR measurement is becoming an active research area. Recently, remote photoplethysmography (rPPG) measurement based on simple skin optics model has been proposed and shown to be effective. In this paper, we propose an accurate remote observation of the heart rate (HR) and heart rate variability (HRV) based on hemoglobin component estimation which is based on a detailed skin optics model. We perform experiments to measure subjects at rest and under cognitive stress with the proposed method putting a polarized filter in front of the camera to evaluate the principle of the framework. From the results of the experiments, the proposed method shows a high correlation with the electrocardiograph (ECG) which is assumed as the ground truth. We also evaluate the proposed method without putting any polarized filter and confirm the usefulness for the remote observation of HRV which requires accurate detection of HR.
      PubDate: 2017-07-31
      DOI: 10.1007/s10015-017-0382-1
       
  • Development of an altitude-keeping system for underwater robots using
           laser beams
    • Authors: Fumiaki Takemura; Ryo Taba; Keita Hirayama; Suriyon Tansuriyavong; Kuniaki Kawabata; Shinichi Sagara; Kei Ogasawara
      Abstract: Abstract Distribution map of the degree of coral has been developing by Manta method to use coral conservation activities. The manta method is a survey method that divers investigate the degree of coral and whitening states while being towed to a boat. The manta method makes great physical burden. Therefore, the authors think that this task can substitute an underwater robot. This underwater robot is desirable to be able to keep altitude above the seabed. Hence, the authors have been developing the altitude (its distance above the sea floor) keeping system for an underwater robot. Visual recognition of distant underwater objects is possible in the water with high transparency, for example, in the coastal sea area of Okinawa Prefecture, Japan. Therefore, the authors have been adopting the image-processing-based distance measurement method using the two laser beams and a monocular camera. It realizes to keep altitude of an underwater robot using such devices. The evaluation experiments of the altitude-keeping system are carried out in the pool.
      PubDate: 2017-07-26
      DOI: 10.1007/s10015-017-0377-y
       
  • A control method of a center of a swarm on collective motion in
           three-dimensional space
    • Authors: Koji Makino
      Abstract: Abstract This paper describes a method that is extended to three-dimensional space newly, to organize and to control mobile agents only by employing simple virtual interactive forces. The point of the method is that two transfer functions (one from the command from supervising operator and the other from the influences of obstacles to the collective motion) can be designed independently. First, the difference of the response is investigated using various parameters in dynamics of the agent and the center of the swarm. Second, the simulations illustrate that a collective motion can be performed in the space with various obstacles successfully avoiding them. Third, the influence of the accidents is examined. As a consequence, it is clear that the extended method to three-dimensional space enables the swarm that consists of the agents keeping autonomy to be control.
      PubDate: 2017-07-21
      DOI: 10.1007/s10015-017-0380-3
       
  • A study on the vibration suppression of the manipulator with flexible
           element
    • Authors: Osamu Sato; Asaji Sato; Toshiki Yagi; Nobuya Takahashi; Masahiro Yokomichi
      Abstract: Abstract For the rapid motion and the saving energy of transport by the manipulator, it requires a study for lighter mechanisms such as flexible link. In this report, a flexible link is modeled with rigid body connected by three springs. And, the equations of motion of manipulator driven by two motors are derived in consideration of the deflection of flexible element and the characteristics of driving source. For the case to transport the object from the initial position to the desired position by the manipulator, the energy-saving trajectory influenced by vibration is calculated by the iterative dynamic programming method, and the effectiveness of the control method is evaluated by the numerical simulation. Furthermore, the effectiveness of the numerical simulation is confirmed by the experiment of a flexible link which is driven by a single motor with energy-saving trajectory.
      PubDate: 2017-07-14
      DOI: 10.1007/s10015-017-0376-z
       
  • Integer inverse kinematics for arm control of a compact autonomous robot
    • Authors: Takeshi Morishita; Osamu Tojo
      Abstract: Abstract This paper proposes a new and simplified method of motion interpolation based on integer inverse kinematics to control the arm of a compact autonomous robot. The proposed method is based on fuzzy logic control, and hence, facilitates the construction of a joint control model and enables target point tracking control while interpolating fingertip coordinates on a two-dimensional plane. The validity of the proposed control model is verified by the target point tracking control of the fingertip with respect to the input coordinates through experiments. The proposed integer inverse kinematics method used in the experiments was confirmed to be applicable to a compact autonomous robot system. The experimental results indicated that the control error level between the input coordinates on the two-dimensional plane and the fingertip coordinates of the robotic arm was desirable. Moreover, the motions of the robotic arm were similar to those of humans.
      PubDate: 2017-07-14
      DOI: 10.1007/s10015-017-0379-9
       
  • Development of a small and lightweight myriapod robot using passive
           dynamics
    • Authors: Tetsuya Kinugasa; Koichi Osuka; Ryota Hayashi; Naoki Miyamoto; Koji Yoshida
      Abstract: Abstract Typical myriapod robots were originally large and heavy for actuating numerous joints. Therefore, it is difficult for these robots to synthesise aspects of intelligence, such as adaptability of Myriapoda. The aim of this study is to develop a light, simple, and adaptive myriapod robot by implementing passive dynamics. In the paper, we develop a prototype of the myriapod robot, the i-CentiPot P (implicit brain centipede robot prototype) based on passive dynamics to validate its fundamental mechanism. The i-CentiPot P is lightweight (weight of approximately 1.5 kg) and small (length, width, and height of 1.2 m, 20 cm, and 5 cm). The experimental results showed that the i-CentiPot P could climb over or avoid some obstacles autonomously. The i-CentiPot P did not have active torso joints. Nevertheless, we observed that torso undulation emerged. This result indicates that interaction between the legs, the flexible and passive torso, and the ground provides the spontaneous undulation.
      PubDate: 2017-07-14
      DOI: 10.1007/s10015-017-0378-x
       
  • Pedestrian simulator with flexible framework to enhance detailed behavior
           and environmental change
    • Authors: Itsuki Noda; Tomohisa Yamashita
      Abstract: Abstract We propose a new version of our pedestrian simulator, CrowdWalk, with a flexible framework to control and to enhance detailed behaviors of pedestrians and changes of conditions of environments. To provide a simulation framework of pedestrian dynamics to satisfy conflicting requests, scalability and flexibility, we add a new functionality to control simulation conditions by Ruby script inside of the simulation to CrowdWalk. The new functionality enables to change simulation environments and agent behaviors during the simulation. Using this facility, we can carry out various simulations uniformly without changes of source codes of the simulator itself.
      PubDate: 2017-07-05
      DOI: 10.1007/s10015-017-0371-4
       
  • Prognostic medication: for predicting premonition and recovery
    • Authors: Remi Konagaya; Ken Naitoh; Keisuke Suzuki; Hiroshi Takashima
      Abstract: Abstract A nonlinear ordinary differential equation model of time-dependent features of six macroscopic molecular groups on information and function interacting in living beings (Naitoh in Jpn J Ind Appl Math 28:15–26, 2011; Naitoh and Inoue in J Artif Life Robot 18:127–132, 2013) brings a possibility for predicting the morphogenetic process and sustainment of human beings. In this report, along with the number theory, we derive mathematical conditions for predicting the premonition just before sickness, which are logically derived from the differential equation model, and also agree with computational results of death and apparent death obtained by numerically solving the equation model. The mathematical conditions derived agree with an important knowledge revealed by Chen (Proceedings of the international symposium on artificial life and robotics (AROB20th), Beppu, Oita Japan, pp 127–132, 2015), i.e., a critical condition on densities of healthy molecules just before sickness. This agreement is an evidence for significance of our nonlinear equation model and the linear analysis done by Chen et al. Furthermore, we also derive a two-step mathematical condition for classifying death and apparent death. These conditions lead to a method for acquiring premonition of illness and a method for recovering from illness. Finally, we show a possibility that this equation model, extended with random noise from environmental disturbance, may predict life pattern concerning periods of sickness, while also considering polymorphism.
      PubDate: 2017-07-04
      DOI: 10.1007/s10015-017-0375-0
       
  • Black cattle body shape and temperature measurement using thermography and
           KINECT sensor
    • Authors: Kikuhito Kawasue; Khin Dagon Win; Kumiko Yoshida; Tadaaki Tokunaga
      Abstract: Abstract Black cattle body shape and temperature measurement system is introduced. It is important to evaluate the quality of Japanese black cattle periodically during their growth process. Not only the weight and size of cattle, but also the posture, shape, and temperature need to be tracked as primary evaluation criteria. In the present study, KINECT sensor and thermal camera obtains the body shape and its temperature. The whole system is calibrated to operate in a common coordinate system. Point cloud data are obtained from different angles and reconstructed in a computer. The thermal data are captured too. Both point cloud data and thermal information are combined by considering the orientation of the cow. The collected information is used to evaluate and estimate cattle conditions.
      PubDate: 2017-06-28
      DOI: 10.1007/s10015-017-0373-2
       
  • Hardware neural network models of CPG and PWM for controlling servomotor
           system in quadruped robot
    • Authors: Mizuki Abe; Kanji Iwama; Minami Takato; Ken Saito; Fumio Uchikoba
      Abstract: Abstract This paper discusses the pulse-type hardware neural networks (P-HNNs) that contain a central pattern generator (CPG) and a pulsewidth modulation (PWM) servomotor controller and the application to quadruped robots. The purpose of our study is mimicking the biological neural networks and reproducing the similar motion of the living organisms in the robot. The CPG of the living organism generates the walking rhythms. We mimicked this CPG by modeling the cell body and the synapse of the living organism. The developed CPG composed of the P-HNN output four pulse signal sequences and the four outputs are introduced to each leg of the quadruped robot. On the other hand, the angle of the servomotor is controlled by the PWM. The PWM is obtained by modeling the axon of the living organism. The CPG and the PWM servo control system perform the walking motion of the quadruped robot. Moreover, the gate pattern change of quadruped animals is reproduced by these P-HNNs.
      PubDate: 2017-06-22
      DOI: 10.1007/s10015-017-0370-5
       
  • Teleoperation system for a mobile robot with visual servo mechanism based
           on automatic template generation
    • Authors: Yoshitaka Matsuda; Takenao Sugi; Satoru Goto; Naruto Egashira
      Abstract: Abstract In this paper, a teleoperation system for a mobile robot with visual servo mechanism is developed. The teleoperation system has two kinds of motions: rough motion and accurate motion. In the rough motion, the mobile robot is controlled manually. In the accurate motion, it is done autonomously by visual servoing, where the template matching technique is used to realize the visual servoing. The template image is automatically generated by only assigning one pixel of the target object. The usefulness of the developed teleoperation system is evaluated by experimental result for the automatic template generation and the teleoperation.
      PubDate: 2017-06-20
      DOI: 10.1007/s10015-017-0374-1
       
  • iOS application for quadrotor remote control
    • Authors: Zeming Lu; Fusaomi Nagata; Keigo Watanabe; Maki K. Habib
      Abstract: Abstract With the progress of electronics technology, the development of civilian UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) applications becomes possible. In addition, smartphones have rapidly gained popularity and become very important due to the simple operability and mobility. Hence, there is a need to have an easy and flexible way to control a UAV using such technology. In this study, a remote controller using an iOS device is developed for a quadrotor to enable remote control with easy operations. Four basic programs for obtaining compass information, controlling a gimbal, autopilot function for return, and video preview function are developed and implemented for an iOS device. The basic functionalities of the programs are evaluated and confirmed through experiments using a quadrotor and an iOS device.
      PubDate: 2017-06-20
      DOI: 10.1007/s10015-017-0372-3
       
  • Implementation of a decision support system using an interactive
           large-scale high-resolution display
    • Authors: Tomoyuki Ishida; Yusuke Hirohara; Nobuyuki Kukimoto; Yoshitaka Shibata
      Abstract: Abstract In this research, we propose and evaluate a decision support system using an interactive large-scale high-resolution display. This decision support system supports the summarization and decision-making of a large amount of disaster information during the occurrence of a large-scale natural disaster. Municipal employees at the disaster control headquarters can display disaster information on the large-scale display with a touch or flick on a laptop or tablet. To evaluate the operability, readability, functionality, and necessity of the decision support system, we surveyed 23 municipal employees in the disaster prevention division using a questionnaire. The system received a great evaluation in all the evaluation items.
      PubDate: 2017-06-12
      DOI: 10.1007/s10015-017-0369-y
       
  • Development of an automatic flocculation tester for highly-efficient data
           acquisition
    • Authors: Y. Hitaka; N. Nishio; K. Fujisaki
      Abstract: Abstract A new flocculation tester which automates mixing/stopping the suspended solution for flocculation processes and monitoring the turbidity of the supernatant or settling velocity of the flocculated particles on a real-time basis is developed to conduct the flocculation test with highly efficient data acquisition. To achieve the automatic mixing/stopping or monitoring, the Arduino microcontrollers are installed in our tester. For mixing/stopping, the DC motor is controlled by the sequence control. Moreover, PI control is implemented to control the motor speed accurately and robustly. For monitoring, the transmission photo sensor is installed to measure the turbidity or settling velocity. In this paper, the details of our proposed tester are presented. Also, the preparation of the calibration curve by using the spline interpolation method is presented and the validity of the calibration curve is investigated by experiments.
      PubDate: 2017-03-17
      DOI: 10.1007/s10015-017-0352-7
       
  • Psychophysiological assessment of an adaptive asynchronous human–machine
           system with the dual-task method
    • Authors: Shizuka Bando; Kosuke Oiwa; Akio Nozawa
      Abstract: Abstract Human error is one of the leading causes of industrial accidents at modern manufacturing production sites. An adaptive asynchronous human–machine system (Async-HMS) was previously proposed as a new mechanism for preventing the reduction of cognitive level by controlling the actual operation period of machines that lead to monotonous behavior. The objective of this paper is to assess Async-HMS from the aspects of person’s current capacity for performing processing resources. A dual-task method consisting of a synchronization task with three periodic fluctuations and four levels of difficulties of mental arithmetic tasks was conducted with Async-HMS on a PC. The three periodic fluctuations are constant periodic fluctuation (Cnst), perceptible periodic fluctuation (Supraliminal), and imperceptible periodic fluctuation (Subliminal). The task performance and the psychophysiological state were assessed through the dual-task method. In an ANOVA analysis, the time shared fraction, which is an index of processing resources devoted to an arithmetic task, had no significant effect on the synchronization task. The mean blood pressure in Subliminal had a significant increase compared with that in Cnst and Supraliminal. These results indicate that subliminal fluctuation evokes sympathetic hyperactivity without affecting processing resources. Implementation of subliminal operation period into industrial machines performing periodic behavior might inhibit monotony and, therefore, prevent human error.
      PubDate: 2017-03-08
      DOI: 10.1007/s10015-017-0353-6
       
 
 
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