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3D Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18, 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: 3, 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: 5)
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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 52, 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: 19, 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: 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: 15, SJR: 0.864, h-index: 39)
American J. of Community Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24, 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: 12, 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: 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: 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: 30, 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: 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: 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: 11)
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: 15, 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: 3, 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 11, SJR: 0.288, h-index: 15)
Applied Solar Energy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16, 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: 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: 22, 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: 54, 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: 5, SJR: 0.865, h-index: 40)
Archives and Museum Informatics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 129)
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: 16, 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: 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: 10, SJR: 0.371, h-index: 17)
Asia Pacific J. of Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14, 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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  • Flexible manipulator inspired by octopus: development of soft arms using
           sponge and experiment for grasping various objects
    • Authors: Kazuyuki Ito; Shunsuke Hagimori
      Pages: 283 - 288
      Abstract: Abstract In this study, we focus on the intelligent behavior of an octopus and describe the development of a flexible manipulator. To realize the intelligent behavior, we employ sponges, rubbers and wires instead of electrical computers. The manipulator is controlled by the dynamics of the body such as the flexibility of the sponges, resilience of the rubbers and constraint by the wires. To demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed manipulator, we conducted experiment for grasping various objects. We confirmed that grasping behaviors similar to those of an octopus can be realized by the dynamics of the body without electrical computers.
      PubDate: 2017-09-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s10015-017-0360-7
      Issue No: Vol. 22, No. 3 (2017)
  • Simple observation sensor system and local community network model: Real
           society experiment on solitary death prevention for low-income single
           elderly residents in collective housing
    • Authors: Takeshi Morishita; Shinjiro Mochida
      Pages: 289 - 295
      Abstract: Abstract This paper proposes a sensor system for monitoring elderly residents living alone in low-income housing, and a local community network model to support these residents. This observation sensor system estimates living conditions by detecting entry point door movement, and safety information on the target residents is delivered to family and support staff via e-mail. In addition, the sensor unit is equipped with a networked flash-lighting and e-mail warning function to notify those in the community about accidents. Design and development costs were minimized by dispersing the flash light-emitting unit of the sensor unit on multiple units, making this a feasible option for low-income elderly residents. In addition, we implemented this sensor system and operated the local community network model at a collective housing to test its efficacy as a new system in real-world conditions. We present that this community network prevents the isolation of the elderly residents using the sensor system installed in their community, and improves communication between residents, their families, and their neighbors, thereby improving their safety. We also show that the community network prevents the isolation of elderly people by quietly keeping constant involvement with people in broader society, and is a social network system aimed at preventing solitary death.
      PubDate: 2017-09-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s10015-017-0363-4
      Issue No: Vol. 22, No. 3 (2017)
  • Platform design for large-scale artificial market simulation and
           preliminary evaluation on the K computer
    • Authors: Takuma Torii; Tomio Kamada; Kiyoshi Izumi; Kenta Yamada
      Pages: 301 - 307
      Abstract: Abstract Artificial market simulations have the potential to be a strong tool for studying rapid and large market fluctuations and designing financial regulations. High-frequency traders, that exchange multiple assets simultaneously within a millisecond, are said to be a cause of rapid and large market fluctuations. For such a large-scale problem, this paper proposes a software or computing platform for large-scale and high-frequency artificial market simulations (Plham: /pl \(\Lambda\) m). The computing platform, Plham, enables modeling financial markets composed of various brands of assets and a large number of agents trading on a short timescale. The design feature of Plham is the separation of artificial market models (simulation models) from their execution (execution models). This allows users to define their simulation models without parallel computing expertise and to choose one of the execution models they need. This computing platform provides a prototype execution model for parallel simulations, which exploits the variety in trading frequency among traders, that is, the fact that some traders do not require up-to-date information of markets changing in millisecond order. We evaluated a prototype implementation on the K computer using up to 256 computing nodes.
      PubDate: 2017-09-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s10015-017-0368-z
      Issue No: Vol. 22, No. 3 (2017)
  • Fundamental characteristics of printed gelatin utilizing micro 3D printer
    • Authors: Ryu-ichiro Tanaka; Katsuhisa Sakaguchi; Shinjiro Umezu
      Pages: 316 - 320
      Abstract: Abstract Gelatin is useful for biofabrication, because it can be used for cell scaffolds and it has unique properties. Therefore, we attempted to fabricate biodevices of gelatin utilizing micro 3D printer which is able to print with high precision. However, it has been difficult to fabricate 3D structure of gelatin utilizing 3D printer, because a printed gelatin droplet on the metal plate electrode would spread before solidification. To clear this problem, we developed a new experimental set-up with a peltier device that can control temperature of the impact point. At an impact point temperature of 80 °C, the spreading of printed gelatin droplets was prevented. Therefore, we were able to print a ball gelatin. In addition, we were able to print a narrower gelatin line than at an impact point temperature of 20 °C.
      PubDate: 2017-09-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s10015-016-0348-8
      Issue No: Vol. 22, No. 3 (2017)
  • Remarks on folding behavior and plant Jacobian of neural network direct
           controller for its stability
    • Authors: Takayuki Yamada
      Pages: 321 - 326
      Abstract: Abstract Simulation results of our previous papers show a neural network direct controller which performs well by the use of folding behavior. This paper presents an analytical approach for the questions related to the folding behavior. The intermediate value theorem answers these questions. There is the suitable plant input for any plant output, although the plant is nonlinear. The same sign of the plant Jacobian can be selected for any plant output. We can use the same sign of the neural network parameter η, although the plant is nonlinear. This paper also presents how we tune the neural network parameter η based on the above analytical approach. The approach of this paper deals with the static continuous nonlinear plant. However, I believe that it is helpful to understand the neural network performance for the dynamical plant. This paper also presents future works based on this analytical approach.
      PubDate: 2017-09-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s10015-017-0358-1
      Issue No: Vol. 22, No. 3 (2017)
  • Validity of decision mode analysis on an ROI determination problem in
           multichannel fNIRS data
    • Authors: Satoru Hiwa; Mitsunori Miki; Tomoyuki Hiroyasu
      Pages: 336 - 345
      Abstract: Abstract Region of interest (ROI) determination is necessary when using functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) data to detect brain activity. To extract ROIs from multiple fNIRS channels, we investigated the validity of applying decision mode analysis to the fNIRS dataset. This classifies a dataset into clusters with similar features. For each cluster, the dataset is decomposed into a mean vector and a linear combination of eigenvectors. Applying this to fNIRS signals, the mean vector can be used to represent change in hemoglobin (Hb), and the eigenvectors interpreted as a signal component constructing the arbitrary signal. Characterizing these vectors by correlating them with a theoretical model of brain function aids our understanding of where Hb changes occur and what type of Hb changes reflect brain activity in fNIRS data. Decision mode analysis of fNIRS data measured during viewing stereoscopic images identified ROIs around the right inferior frontal gyrus associated with attentional control, and frontal association area associated with decision on action and prediction. Our experimental results showed that information obtained from decision mode analysis can aid quantitative and qualitative ROI determination.
      PubDate: 2017-09-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s10015-017-0362-5
      Issue No: Vol. 22, No. 3 (2017)
  • Four-leg independent mechanism for MEMS microrobot
    • Authors: Daisuke Tanaka; Yuto Uchiumi; Satoshi Kawamura; Minami Takato; Ken Saito; Fumio Uchikoba
      Pages: 380 - 384
      Abstract: Abstract In this paper, the development of a quadruped micro-electro mechanical system (MEMS) microrobot with a four-leg independent mechanism is described. As the actuator mechanism inside small robot bodies is difficult to realize, many microrobots use external field forces such as magnetism and vibration. In this paper, artificial muscle wires that are family of shape memory alloy are used for the force of the actuator. The artificial muscle wire shows the large displacement by passing the electrical current through the material itself. The double four-link mechanism is adopted for the leg system. The link mechanism transforms the linear motion of the artificial muscle wire to the foot step-like pedaling motion. The location of the backward swing motion is lower than that of forward swing motion. This motion generates the locomotion force. As a result, the total length of the constructed quadruped MEMS microrobot was 6 mm. The microrobot could perform similar gait pattern changes as the quadruped animal.
      PubDate: 2017-09-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s10015-017-0365-2
      Issue No: Vol. 22, No. 3 (2017)
  • Motion and force control with a nonlinear force error filter for
           underwater vehicle-manipulator systems
    • Authors: Yuichiro Taira; Shinichi Sagara; Masahiro Oya
      Abstract: 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: 2017-10-10
      DOI: 10.1007/s10015-017-0400-3
  • Path planning for collision avoidance using a glid-like space
    • Authors: Takeshi Ikeda; Yoshiki Hirao; Seiji Furuno; Fusaomi Nagata
      Abstract: 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: 2017-10-04
      DOI: 10.1007/s10015-017-0398-6
  • Digital implementation of Hodgkin–Huxley neuron model for
           neurological diseases studies
    • Authors: Timothée Levi; Farad Khoyratee; Sylvain Saïghi; Yoshiho Ikeuchi
      Abstract: 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: 2017-09-20
      DOI: 10.1007/s10015-017-0397-7
  • Kinematic properties of human arm reaching movements in a
           three-dimensional space
    • Authors: Tadashi Kashima; Keita Sugawara; Ayumi Mitoh
      Abstract: 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: 2017-09-20
      DOI: 10.1007/s10015-017-0395-9
  • Development of the visible light communication device for swarm using
           nonlinear synchronization
    • Authors: Taichi Ito; Junichiro Tahara; Masakazu Koike; Feifei Zhang
      Abstract: 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: 2017-09-19
      DOI: 10.1007/s10015-017-0396-8
  • Improvements in remote video based estimation of heart rate variability
           using the Welch FFT method
    • Authors: Munenori Fukunishi; Daniel Mcduff; Norimichi Tsumura
      Abstract: 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: 2017-09-16
      DOI: 10.1007/s10015-017-0393-y
  • The emergence of executive functions by the evolution of second-order
    • Authors: Keisuke Daimon; Solvi Arnold; Reiji Suzuki; Takaya Arita
      Abstract: Abstract Mental representation (MR) is regarded as part of sophisticated cognitive processes. It has been argued that under selection pressure for second-order learning (learning how to learn), first-order learning evolves to facilitate second-order learning within lifetime by capturing inherent structures of changing environment as MR. Two hypotheses derive from this theory: (1) solving MR-dependent tasks should involve second-order plasticity at the neural level. (2) Solving MR-dependent tasks should involve internalization of structural features of environment into corresponding features of the cognitive system. In this paper, constructive approach was taken and the result was analyzed from the viewpoint of these two hypotheses. Executive functions, a collection of cognitive processes necessary for good performance on complex tasks, are the theme of our model. They are considered to be related to theory of mind, which is a typical example of MR. We conducted an evolutionary simulation where agents with recurrent neural networks tackled the Wisconsin card sorting test (WCST), a widely used task to measure abilities of executive functions. The results showed some agents were successfully able to achieve ideal scores in the WCST, hence the emergence of executive functions. In addition, we also discussed the hypotheses based on one of the evolved neural networks.
      PubDate: 2017-09-14
      DOI: 10.1007/s10015-017-0389-7
  • Respirometer by a piezo device and its application to triage
    • Authors: Tomoya Yoshida; Kazuyuki Kobayashi; Kajiro Watanabe
      Abstract: 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: 2017-09-09
      DOI: 10.1007/s10015-017-0394-x
  • Verification of illumination tolerance for photo-model-based cloth
    • Authors: Khaing Win Phyu; Ryuki Funakubo; Ryota Hagiwara; Hongzhi Tian; Mamoru Minami
      Abstract: 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: 2017-09-09
      DOI: 10.1007/s10015-017-0391-0
  • Deep multi-layered GMDH-type neural network using revised heuristic
           self-organization and its application to medical image diagnosis of liver
    • Abstract: 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: 2017-09-08
      DOI: 10.1007/s10015-017-0392-z
  • 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
  • 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
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