Proceedings of the 41st SICE Annual Conference. SICE 2002.

5-7 Aug. 2002

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  • Proceedings of the 41st SICE Annual Conference [front matter]

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):i - xxxvi
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    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):3265 - 3274
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  • A study on development of electronic blood pressure depressor using Chinese Medicine Theorem

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):2845 - 2848 vol.5
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    Recently, high blood pressure has appeared as the most frequent symptom of human sickness. But, to treat this disease is uncertain and produces an adverse reaction due to the medical therapy. Also, patients are burdened by the high price of the doctor's fee. Therefore, we studied effectively and financially to execute the treatment of the high blood pressure using the Chinese Medicine Theorem that... View full abstract»

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  • Performance evaluation of bilateral micro-teleoperation systems based on man-machine dynamic characteristics

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):2706 - 2711 vol.5
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    In micro-teleoperation, where the master and the slave physical characteristics differ from each other, how to scale up and down the contact force and the motion command is a crucial problem. Some scaling methods have been proposed but how they affect the human operator is still an unsolved problem. The evaluation of the scaling gains should consider also the dynamic characteristics of the human o... View full abstract»

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  • Transient response of human brain

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):2839 - 2844 vol.5
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    The aim or this study is the improvement of the relationship between the operators and robotics in CIM room, teaching room and students. It is said that we human beings are controlled by the left brain for the intelligent quality (IQ) and by the right brain for the emotional quality (EQ). The blood pressure and frequency. the face temperature and 1/f music taste and odor of several music pieces ar... View full abstract»

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  • Proposal of a new mouse with realtime Mickey Ratio adjuster controlled by grasping force

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):2702 - 2705 vol.5
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    According to Fitts' law, pointing tasks are easier when the target is larger and the distance is shorter. A large Mickey Ratio provides a short distance but a small target, whereas a small Mickey Ratio means a large target but a long distance. This paper proposes a realtime adaptive Mickey Ratio adjustment for a solution to this dilemma. View full abstract»

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  • Passive walking of Emu with attitude control of body

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):2833 - 2838 vol.5
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    The purpose of this paper is to show the realization of semi-passive walking of a biped robot, Emu, that is composed of one body and two legs. Semi-passive walking means that the biped robot walks passively on a gentle descent accompanied by attitude control of the body. First, we outline the formulation for passive and semi-passive walking. Next, we analyze the stability of semi-passive walking r... View full abstract»

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  • Dynamics of the duality model in two agents system

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):2696 - 2701 vol.5
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    We have already proposed the duality model before, however, there are still remaining some problems: such as the validity verification of co-emergence process, parameters analysis and so on. We established a two agents system to investigate them. As a result, the co-emergence process was observed. We also showed the limits of some parameters, and gave them effective range. View full abstract»

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  • New I/O architecture in process control systems

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):3251 - 3254 vol.5
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    To integrate today's field communication, it is very important to gather data as efficiently as possible. Therefore, the communication bandwidth between the controller CPU and the field communication interface must be wide enough to exchange data at high speed. This paper proposes a two-layer I/O architecture, that will integrate high speed communication and conventional analog/digital I/O into on... View full abstract»

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  • Fuzzy emotion interpolation system for emotional autonomous agents

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):3157 - 3162 vol.5
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    The paper presents a model that simulates emotional internal states for autonomous agents. The model connects simulated touch-sensor inputs to an emotion-labeling output and includes the perception, motivational and emotional systems. As part of the model, a Fuzzy Emotion Interpolation System (FEIS) is proposed and described in detail. The experimental results obtained using FEIS for emotional sta... View full abstract»

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  • A simple derivation of interactor matrix for non-square transfer matrices

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):3041 - 3045 vol.5
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    The interactor matrix plays an important role in control system analysis and synthesis. Recently, a simple derivation of the interactor matrix using a pseudoinverse approach was proposed. Unfortunately, this method is limited to square systems. In this paper, we present a simple derivation of an interactor matrix for non-square transfer function matrices. View full abstract»

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  • Numerical simulation using Runge-Kutta method for the system with uncertain discontinuous change

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):2749 - 2753 vol.5
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    In the Runge-Kutta method, the action of the system at the change time is not strictly taken into consideration. We propose a simulation method in which discontinuous change is considered strictly by improving the Runge-Kutta method. View full abstract»

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  • A hopping robot with impulsive actuator

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):2831 - 2832 vol.5
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    In this paper, a hopping robot with a small actuator is presented. The hopping robot is modeled as 2 masses and a spring, and is analyzed on the optimal timing of impulsive input. We proposed a mechanism of generating impulsive input by a motor, and developed a hopping robot using it. View full abstract»

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  • Network based in-vehicle device speech interfaces

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):2863 - 2866 vol.5
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    The paper presents a speech interface system that can access in-vehicle devices with in-vehicle networks. Through the interface, the driver can control the in-vehicle devices with voice commands and can obtain information from the devices in audio form. The system is designed as an in-vehicle network node. The structure, the command process strategy and the network interfaces of the system are int... View full abstract»

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  • Two modes of anticipation in sensori-motor synchronization

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):2690 - 2695 vol.5
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    We investigated the anticipation mechanism of timing control in sensori-motor synchronization. This was studied by using synchronized finger tapping between tap onset and periodic tone onset. As a result, we clarified that there were two modes of anticipatory timing control, one is anticipation with attention and the other is anticipation without attention. These facts indicate that anticipation o... View full abstract»

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  • Development of on-line diagnosis system using intelligent devices for semiconductor equipment

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):3246 - 3250 vol.5
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    To enable safe, profitable LSI manufacture, semiconductor equipment must be reliable. Equipment failure can cause serious problems, such as an explosion in the chamber, which can stop the fabrication line for a long time. Such problems arise because potential equipment failure cannot be detected in advance. To remedy this, we have developed an on-line detection system that incorporates intelligent... View full abstract»

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  • Swarming robots - collective behavior of interacting robots

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):3214 - 3215 vol.5
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    Many living things form groups that we consider as collective systems. Their collective behaviors are a good model for the development of useful distributed systems. We discuss the group of motile elements that is described by a simple model. The dynamics of each element is described by simple kinematics, but the group shows various types of motion. In addition, we found that the formation of the ... View full abstract»

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  • Statistical learning method of discontinuous functions using simultaneous recurrent networks

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):3110 - 3115 vol.5
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    A statistical approximation learning (SAL) method is proposed for a new type of neural network: simultaneous recurrent networks (SRNs). SRNs have the ability to approximate non-smooth functions which cannot be approximated by using conventional multi-layer perceptrons (MLPs). However, most of the learning methods for SRNs are computationally expensive due to their inherent recursive calculations. ... View full abstract»

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  • Fuzzy rules acquisition using interactive genetic algorithms

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):2887 - 2892 vol.5
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    This paper discusses fuzzy rules acquisition and their linguistic expressions using the interactive GA. The number of fuzzy rules is also determined by the presented approach. A fuzzy rule is represented by a chromosome, and individuals with various numbers of chromosomes are considered by the GA operations. Fuzzy sets in the acquired fuzzy rules are expressed using plain linguistic labels. We att... View full abstract»

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  • Identification of radial basis function networks by using revised GMDH-type neural networks with a feedback loop

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):2672 - 2677 vol.5
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    Radial basis function networks are identified by using a revised GMDH-type neural network with a feedback loop. Conventional radial basis function networks have one hidden layer which makes their architecture simple. Nevertheless, it is difficult to learn the parameters of the hidden layer. Therefore, good approximation of very complex nonlinear systems cannot be achieved by using the conventional... View full abstract»

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  • Intelligent buildings and intelligent agents - a human-centered framework for building controls

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):3151 - 3156 vol.5
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    There has been increasing interest in applying agent technology to intelligent building controls. Scenarios in current research do not fit commercial buildings, in which both building operators and occupants can participate in operation decisions. Although personal control systems have been available to commercial buildings, individual differences in comfort requirements have not been fully addres... View full abstract»

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  • Reduction of parameters for all stabilizing controllers without coprime factorizability

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):3035 - 3040 vol.5
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    This paper give a parameterization method of stabilizing controllers that does not require the existence of the coprime factorizability of plants. The number of parameters for the parameterization is smaller than that in previous methods. View full abstract»

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  • Alleviation of design loads by synthesizing evaluation function

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):2745 - 2748 vol.5
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    In the early phase of a design process, conceptualization and preliminary refinement are important processes in deciding the quality of a product; however, their implementation in computer systems is difficult. Interactive evolutionary computation (IEC) has provided us a solution to this problem by ignoring the designer's load of interacting with the system frequently. In this study, we extend the... View full abstract»

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  • Following control of hard disk drives using multi-rate H control -experimental study

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):3006 - 3011 vol.5
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    In the head-positioning control of hard disk drives, the measurement sampling period cannot be changed. However, it is possible to select control period arbitrarily. Therefore, multi-rate control can improve the control performance without changing the measurement sampling period. Thus, this paper proposes a design method of multi-rate head-positioning controller for hard disk drives using H&... View full abstract»

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  • Teaching of locomotion for a multi-legged robot based on sound perception

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):2829 - 2830 vol.5
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    The sound perception function and vector field control are effectively combined for a multi-legged robot system to realize simple and elegant locomotion in a complex environment. The high level controller of the robot determines the desired body movement based on sound perception and sends a set of resultant weight parameters to all local controllers of the homogenous leg modules. The local contro... View full abstract»

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