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Advanced Robotics and its Social Impacts, 2005. IEEE Workshop on

Date 12-15 June 2005

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  • Autonomous driving in a time-varying environment

    Publication Year: 2005 , Page(s): 53 - 58
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    Robot motion is a field of continuing and active research that has recorded a number of achievements in the last decade, but research appears to be becoming stagnant in key areas. Current researchers limit the success of their work by using sensors with limited features capable of operating in static environments with known static obstacles and not considering implementation on non-holonomic vehic... View full abstract»

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  • An intelligent nonverbal communication on networked robots

    Publication Year: 2005 , Page(s): 166 - 171
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    In this research, we show two experiments using non-verbal interaction based on 'humatronics' which constructs natural interaction between human and systems. We use various types of systems based on electronics. However, these systems are not useful and imposes burden. The electronics for solving these problems are called "humatronics". Advanced humatronics are mostly needed for natural communicat... View full abstract»

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  • Evolution of communication in a community of robots

    Publication Year: 2005 , Page(s): 2 - 7
    Cited by:  Papers (1)
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    In existing works on evolution of communication, communication signs refer to objects. This is a principled limitation. This paper formulates mathematically the human ability for the development of two parallel hierarchies, the hierarchy of language and the cognitive hierarchy of objects and relationships. So that learning objects and relationships in the world is supported by language communicati... View full abstract»

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  • Network-based new intelligent robot paradigm: ubiquitous robotic companion

    Publication Year: 2005
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    Summary form only given. A new program of intelligent service robot entitled as ubiquitous robotic companion (URC) project is introduced, where the project is funded by Ministry of Information and Communication, Republic of Korea from 2004 for 4 years. In the project, a new paradigm of intelligent robot, URC is newly defined by fusion of robot, network and information technologies, in which softwa... View full abstract»

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  • A stabilizing control technique for bilateral teleoperation system with time delay

    Publication Year: 2005 , Page(s): 103 - 108
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    In this paper, a hybrid stabilization approach involving both passivity observer/passivity controller and wave variables is addressed to stabilize a teleoperation system with fixed time delay. To guarantee the stability of master or slave side, passivity observer/passivity controller are applied. But, passivity observer/passivity controller cannot deal with communication delay, and thus even small... View full abstract»

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  • Human adaptive mechatronics

    Publication Year: 2005
    Cited by:  Papers (1)
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    Summary form only given. Mechatronics is known as the discipline integrated by mechanical, electrical and information technology and has been used to produce advanced artifacts used in modern society, which has been developed through the interdisciplinary studies of diverse engineering fields. Our modern life is surrounded and enhanced by gadgets and gimmicks of mechatronics products, and those wh... View full abstract»

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  • Robot technology (RT) trend and standardization

    Publication Year: 2005 , Page(s): 249 - 253
    Cited by:  Papers (4)
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    In the near future, the RT is embedded and distributed in the daily life environment and various equipments to provide not only information services but physical services such as physical assistance in our daily life. For this service integration, the development of the RT components and the middleware service are inevitable. In this paper, the RT (robot technology) application extension and the R... View full abstract»

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  • Chinese initiative in robotic development program

    Publication Year: 2005
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    Summary form only given. In the last few decades, a silent revolution is taking place. The exponential growth in microelectronic processing power has been achieved by ever decreasing the size of integrated circuits. These circuits which integrate electrical, mechanical and sometimes optical devices, have evolved from silicon revolution. It replaced big complex, costly systems with small, affordabl... View full abstract»

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  • Design, application, marketing, and social impact of non-contact impedance sensor

    Publication Year: 2005 , Page(s): 24 - 29
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    This paper discusses the design, application, marketing and social impact of non-contact impedance sensor that can measure the impedance of environment. The developed sensor is composed of a displacement sensor and air (or water) force supply nozzle. The applications of the developed sensor are human skin age, medical fields, foods, and industrial products. We show the design based on our patent (... View full abstract»

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  • Robots and RT systems in human environments

    Publication Year: 2005 , Page(s): 12 - 13
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    This article briefly introduces how robots and RT (robot technology) systems could be utilized in human environments for assisting daily life activities of the elderly. Existing systems developed for enhancing the quality of life are reviewed first. Then, how the service-oriented system integration plays an important role is discussed for bringing robots and/or RT systems into human environments f... View full abstract»

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  • Incremental learning in autonomous systems: evolving connectionist systems for on-line image and speech recognition

    Publication Year: 2005 , Page(s): 120 - 125
    Cited by:  Patents (1)
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    The paper presents an integrated approach to incremental learning in autonomous systems, that includes both pattern recognition and feature selection. The approach utilizes evolving connectionist systems (ECoS) and is applied on on-line image and speech pattern learning and recognition tasks. The experiments show that ECoS are a suitable paradigm for building autonomous systems for learning and na... View full abstract»

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  • Safety and security technology in life space with IRT service network

    Publication Year: 2005 , Page(s): 109 - 113
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    Robots are required to work instead of human. A dangerous task in extreme situation, complicated routine work and so on, are estimated. As one of them, information service for security and safety using Internet are expected. Furthermore, information and robot services bring us more suitable environment. It's called as IRT (information technology and robot technology). In this paper, we describe wh... View full abstract»

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  • Cultivate new industries for the "post-PC" period

    Publication Year: 2005 , Page(s): 83 - 84
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    In the pursuit of optimal intercommunications systems, personal computers have lost their dominance. What we had was two IT (information technology) industries: the physical manufacturing industry produced the hardware, and the intellectual industry that produced the software. The current to change from the computation-function principle to the communications-function principle enables communicati... View full abstract»

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  • Expanding practicability of ApriAlpha in cooperation with networked home appliances

    Publication Year: 2005 , Page(s): 254 - 259
    Cited by:  Papers (2)
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    In this paper, the information services of "ApriAlpha™" such as news reading, controlling home appliances, and question-answer system for recipes using network technologies are explained. ApriAlpha is a mobile home robot which can offer security and information services. The robot acts as a voice controlled human interface, thus you can use ApriAlpha™ anytime and anywhere even you are ... View full abstract»

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  • Internet based robots: applications, impacts, challenges and future directions

    Publication Year: 2005 , Page(s): 73 - 78
    Cited by:  Papers (10)
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    The Internet has ushered in the era of an exceedingly connected digital lifestyle. It has brought about a lot of changes in the social arena and has revolutionized the way we communicate with each other. Internet based teleoperation systems utilize the ubiquitous connectivity and low cost bandwidth offered by the Internet to send commands and receive supermedia feedback for teleoperating remote sy... View full abstract»

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  • Robot assisted activity at a health service facility for the aged for 17 months: an interim report of long-term experiment

    Publication Year: 2005 , Page(s): 127 - 132
    Cited by:  Papers (2)
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    A long-term experiment of robot assisted activity for elderly people has been conducted at a health service facility for the aged since Aug. 2003. Three therapeutic seal robots, Paro, were introduced there. This paper describes the results of the experiment for 17 months. Face scales that consist of illustrations of person's faces were used to evaluate person's moods. In addition, geriatric depres... View full abstract»

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  • Challenges for standards for consumer robotics

    Publication Year: 2005 , Page(s): 260 - 264
    Cited by:  Patents (63)
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    For many years, the robotics community has aimed at developing a standard control architecture for robotics. Is this a reasonable goal to pursue? In this paper we discuss this question and other related questions. We describe our philosophy for developing an architecture and describe the key elements of the evolution robotics software platform and architecture. View full abstract»

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  • Environment modeling by a mobile robot with a laser range finder and a monocular camera

    Publication Year: 2005 , Page(s): 133 - 138
    Cited by:  Papers (1)  |  Patents (1)
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    This paper presents a framework of building a 3-D environment model that consists of 3-D object models and their locational information. This kind of environment model is useful for the robot to achieve high level tasks including object manipulation and carrying. In the framework, we first build a 2-D map from laser scans, and detect objects by matching a scan template with the 2-D map. Then, we v... View full abstract»

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  • Intelligent interactive spaces - integration of IT and robotics

    Publication Year: 2005 , Page(s): 85 - 90
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    This paper introduces the recent research result of the intelligent space (iSpace), integrated with enhanced information technology and advanced robotics. The intelligent space project has been active since 1996, and expanding with more and more functions. The core of the intelligent space is an ubiquitous distributed sensory network, integrated in human living environments, what can track multipl... View full abstract»

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  • Comfortable environment for human by IRT based adaptive and intelligent interface

    Publication Year: 2005 , Page(s): 231 - 236
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    The purpose of this paper is to make an adaptive and intelligent human interface with wearable hardware. At first, we are trying to estimate human's state in sleep using wearable sensor device, with less physical movement than daytime. Next, we are trying to control human biological rhythm using the method to estimate human sleep state. We are considering about most simple way to control human's s... View full abstract»

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  • Situated perception of a partner robot based on neuro-fuzzy computing

    Publication Year: 2005 , Page(s): 172 - 177
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    This paper discusses the situated perception of a partner robot interacting with a human. The situated perception is based on the mutual cognitive environment discussed in relevance theory. It is very important to share actual environment in order to realize natural communication, because the meaning of natural language and gesture can be translated according to the surrounding environment. Next, ... View full abstract»

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  • IRT strategic initiative R&D funding strategy for a new technology area unifying RT and IT

    Publication Year: 2005
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    Summary form only given. In the course of last two decades, IT created a vast virtual space called cyberworld. IT researchers have been trying to unify the real world that we actually live in and the ever growing cyberworld. There seems to be an essential limit to their efforts to combine the two, as their efforts focus on developing interfaces between the two worlds based on exchange of informati... View full abstract»

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  • Economy and innovation of robots technology

    Publication Year: 2005
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    This summary form article deals with issues such as: 1) change of social economy 2) manufacturing 3) development of technologies and 4) economic power. View full abstract»

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  • Pen force emulating robotic writing device and its application

    Publication Year: 2005 , Page(s): 36 - 46
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    The paper describes our studies on the influence of physical and biomechanical processes on the ink trace and aims at providing a solid foundation for enhanced signature analysis procedures. By means of a writing robot, simulated human handwriting movements are considered to study the relation between writing process characteristics and ink deposit on paper. Since the robot is able to take up diff... View full abstract»

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  • Mechanisms and control of under-actuated 4-legged locomotion robot -proposal of walking model by under-actuated system

    Publication Year: 2005 , Page(s): 178 - 183
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    This paper discusses the possibility to realize both of walking and running at a single robot with the under-actuated legged system, which is made by the combination mechanism of linkages and actuators. The under-actuated system is driven by less numbers of actuator than the numbers of degree of freedom of a system, and therefore it enables to reduce the weight of the robot. This study aims at rea... View full abstract»

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