#### Number1 - March 2016

##### Original Articles

Flow control for cell growth by movement of magnetic particles utilizing electromagnetic force | |
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S. Umezu* | 1 |

Physiological and psychological evaluations in low-and high-frequency noise using near-infrared spectroscopy | |

T. Osawa, H. Asano*, T. Mizuno, A. Nozawa, H. Tanaka, S. Nomura, T. Okazaki, H. Ide | 5 |

Reinforcement learning in dynamic environment: abstraction of state-action space utilizing properties of the robot body and environment | |

K. Ito*, Y. Takeuchi | 11 |

A new algorithm for flexible job-shop scheduling problem based on particle swarm optimization | |

W. Teekeng*, A. Thammano, P. Unkaw, J. Kiatwuthiamorn | 18 |

Control of biomimetic robots based on analysis of human arm trajectories in 3D movements | |

T. Kashima*, K. Hori | 24 |

Study on stiffness visualization and safety control based on will-consensus building for tele-palpation robot system | |

S. Ueki*, T. Mouri, T. Endo, H. Kawasaki | 31 |

Applying interpretive structure modeling on the interactive correlations on factor analysis in natural and cultural scenic area at Taiwan | |

Y.-C. Lee, Y.-C. Shiau, W.-L. Hsu* | 37 |

Analysis of the two-link manipulator in consideration of the horizontal motion about object | |

O. Sato, A. Sato*, N. Takahashi, M. Yokomichi | 43 |

The neural sliding mode controller design of fan-plate system | |

H.-K. Chiang, C.-C. Fang*, F.-J. Hsu | 49 |

Coordination control design of heterogeneous swarm robots by means of task-oriented optimization | |

N. Nishikawa*, R. Suzuki, T. Arita | 57 |

A brush coating skill training system for manufacturing education at Japanese elementary and junior high schools | |

S. Matsumoto*, N. Fujimoto, M. Teranishi, H. Takeno, T. Tokuyasu | 69 |

Proposal of resilience assessment by focusing on pliability | |

T. Otabe*, T. Kaneda, M. Yoshikai, T. Tokuyasu | 79 |

Evolving an emotion recognition module for an intelligent agent using genetic programming and a genetic algorithm | |

R. Yusuf*, D.G. Sharma, I. Tanev, K. Shimohara | 85 |

Emergence of adaptive behaviors for artificial creature using a combined artificial neural network | |

K. Nakamura* | 91 |

Set-based particle swarm optimization with status memory for knapsack problem | |

T. Hino, S. Ito, T. Liu, M. Maeda* | 98 |

Quaternionic multistate Hopfield neural network with extended projection rule | |

T. Minemoto*, T. Isokawa, H. Nishimura, N. Matsui | 106 |

A hybrid bat algorithm with natural-inspired algorithms for continuous optimization problem | |

S. Pravesjit* | 112 |

Parallelized fusion visualization system | |

H. Miyachi*, N. Sakamoto, K. Koyamada | 120 |

EM-based policy hyper parameter exploration: application to standing and balancing of a two-wheeled smartphone robot | |

J. Wang*, E. Uchibe, K. Doya | 125 |

A sleep model and an observer using the Lotka-Volsterra equation for real-time estimation of sleep | |

Y. Kurihara*, K. Watanabe, H. Tanaka | 132 |

#### Number2 - June 2016

##### Invited Article

ALife approach to eco-evo-devo using evolution of virtual creatures | |
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T. Arita*, M. Joachimczak, T. Ito, A. Asakura, R. Suzuki | 141 |

##### Original Articles

Point cloud matching using singular value decomposition | |
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S. Oomori*, T. Nishida, S. Kurogi | 149 |

LDA-based path model construction process for structure equation modeling | |

R. Saga*, R. Kunimoto | 155 |

Finding division points for a time series corpus based on structural change point detection | |

H. Kobayashi, R. Saga* | 160 |

A model of friendship networks based on social network analysis | |

A. Mutoh*, Y. Imura, R. Kato, T. Matsui, N. Inuzuka | 165 |

An evolutionary design methodology of printed circuit boards for high-speed VLSIs | |

M. Yasunaga*, I. Yoshihara | 171 |

Information transfer in a swarm of soldier crabs | |

T. Tomaru*, H. Murakami, T. Niizato, Y. Nishiyama, K. Sonoda, T. Moriyama, Y.-P. Gunji | 177 |

Graphical and scalable multi-agent simulator for real-time pricing in electric power grid | |

M. Miura*, Y. Tokunaga, K. Sakurama | 181 |

Human gait analysis based on biological motion and evolutionary computing | |

D.G. Sharma*, R. Yusuf, I. Tanev, K. Shimohara | 188 |

A power law in the exploratory behavior of the Physarum plasmodium | |

T. Shirakawa*, H. Sato, M. Nishida | 195 |

IC design of driving circuit of MEMS microrobot using pulse-type hardware neuron model | |

Y. Ishihara, Y. Naito, K. Maezumi, Y. Okane, H. Oku, M. Tatani, M. Takato, K. Saito*, F. Uchikoba | 201 |

Effect of symmetry bias on linguistic evolution | |

H. Sudo*, R. Matoba, T. Cooper, A. Tsukada | 207 |

Agent-based modeling of collaborative interaction in ubiquitous learning environment using local dynamic behavior | |

P. Temdee* | 215 |

On a bio-inspired hybrid pheromone signalling for efficient map exploration of multiple mobile service robots | |

A. Ravankar*, A.A. Ravankar, Y. Kobayashi, T. Emaru | 221 |

Study on the application of unity software in emergency evacuation simulation for elder | |

Y.-P. Chiu, Y.-C. Shiau* | 232 |

#### Number3 - September 2016

##### Special Feature: Original Articles

Infiltrating the zebrafish swarm: design, implementation and experimental tests of a miniature robotic fish lure for fish-robot interaction studies | |
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F. Bonnet, Y. Kato, J. Halloy, F. Mondada | 239 |

Visual image of neighbors to elicit wandering behavior in the soldier crab | |

T. Moriyama, J. Mashiko, T. Matsui, K. Enomoto, T. Matsui, K. Iizuka, M. Toda, Y.P. Gunji | 247 |

Moderated pattern formations on trail-laying foraging | |

T. Sakiyama, Y.-P. Gunji | 253 |

Transition to an optimal periodic gait by simultaneous input and parameter optimization method of Hamiltonian systems | |

S. Satoh, K. Fujimoto, M. Saeki | 258 |

Distributed sensor swarms for monitoring bird behavior: an integrated system using wildlife acoustics recorders | |

C.E. Taylor, Y. Huang, K. Yao | 268 |

A robot leg with compliant tarsus and its neural control for efficient and adaptive locomotion on complex terrains | |

G.D. Canio, S. Stoyanov, J.C. Larsen, J. Hallam, A. Kovalev, T. Kleinteich, S.N. Gorb, P. Manoonpong | 274 |

Formation control of underactuated bio-inspired snake robots | |

E. Rezapour, K.Y. Pettersen, J.T. Gravdahl, A. Hofmann | 282 |

Swarm robotic network using Lévy flight in target detection problem | |

Y. Katada, A. Nishiguchi, K. Moriwaki, R. Watakabe | 295 |

Leader-based versus soft control of multi-agent swarms | |

G. Sartoretti | 302 |

Extension of a ground control interface for swarms of Small Drones | |

N. Dousse, G. Heitz, D. Floreano | 308 |

Critical mass in the emergence of collective intelligence: a parallelized simulation of swarms in noisy environments | |

A. Drozd, O. Witkowski, S. Matsuoka, T. Ikegami | 317 |

##### Original Articles

Study on constraint time construction model for replacement of air handling unit in department stores | |
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Y.-C. Shiau*, H.-W. Chuang, C.-C. Liu, P.-H. Yu | 324 |

Viewer, converter and preprocessor for smart machining process using an industrial robot | |

F. Nagata*, K. Takeshita, S. Yoshimoto, A. Yoshinaga, S. Kurita, A. Otsuka, K. Watanabe, M.K. Habib | 332 |

Extension of cellular automata via the introduction of an algorithm for the recursive estimation of neighbors | |

Y. Kayama* | 338 |

A cyber attack-resilient server inspired by biological diversity | |

F. Sano, T. Okamoto*, I. Winarno, Y. Hata, Y. Ishida | 345 |

Toward an artificial immune server against cyber attacks | |

T. Okamoto*, M. Tarao | 351 |

Sentiment analysis of Thai children stories | |

K. Pasupa*, P. Netisopakul, R. Lertsuksakda | 357 |

Development of remotely operated unmanned boat with long-range Wi-Fi | |

K. Takahata, E. Shimizu, A. Umeda, T. Oode, T. Tsuchiya, Y. Tamura | 365 |

A random-forests-based classifier using class association rules and its application to an intrusion detection system | |

S. Mabu*, S. Gotoh, M. Obayashi, T. Kuremoto | 371 |

#### Number4 - December 2016

##### Special Feature: Original Articles

Field of safe travel in swarm | |
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K. Sonoda, H. Murakami, T. Niizato, Y.-P. Gunji | 379 |

Quadrupedal running with a flexible torso: control and speed transitions with sums-of-squares verification | |

Q. Cao, I. Poulakakis | 384 |

Information seeking and model predictive control of a cooperative multi-robot system | |

S. Emoto, I. Akkaya, E.A. Lee | 393 |

Gradual learning for behavior acquisition by evolving artificial neural network | |

R. Ooe, T. Kawakami | 399 |

Adaptive role assignment for self-organized flocking of a real robotic swarm | |

Y. Toshiyuki, S. Nakatani, A. Adachi, M. Kadota, K. Ohkura | 405 |

Multi-objective optimization for efficient motion of underwater snake robots | |

E. Kelasidi, M. Jesmani, K.Y. Pettersen, J.T. Gravdahl | 411 |

Particle swarm optimization with mutation operations controlled by landscape modality estimation using hill-valley detection | |

T. Takahama, S. Sakai, J. Kushida, A. Hara | 423 |

Deployment of wireless mesh network using RSSI-based swarm robots・Passing narrow corridor by movement function along walls | |

K. Hattori, N. Tatebe, T. Kagawa, Y. Owada, L. Shan, K. Temma, K. Hamaguchi, K. Takadama | 434 |

Aggregation in robot swarms using odometry | |

A. Vardy | 443 |

Generalized measuring-worm algorithm: high-accuracy mapping and movement via cooperating swarm robots | |

K. Hattori, E. Homma, T. Kagawa, M. Otani, N. Tatebe, Y. Owada, L. Shan, K. Temma, K. Hamaguchi | 451 |

Robophysical study of excavation in confined environments | |

V. Linevich, D. Monaenkova, D.I. Goldman | 460 |

##### Original Articles

An enhanced incremental association rule discovery with a lower minimum support | |
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A. Ariya*, W. Kreesuradej | 466 |

Teleoperation of robot arm with position measurement via angle-pixel characteristic and visual supporting function | |

Y. Matsuda*, T. Sugi, S. Goto, N. Egashira | 478 |

Development of an embedded sensor system for pneumatic artificial muscle proprioceptors | |

H. Shin, H. Saitoh, T. Kawakami, S. Yamanishi, S. Ikemoto, K. Hosoda | 486 |

Multi-body dynamics simulation and gait pattern analysis of a bio-inspired quadruped robot for unstructured terrains using adaptive stroke length | |

D. Vishal*, P.V. Manivannan | 493 |

A trajectory generation method for mobile robot based on iterative extension-like process | |

K. Kawabata* | 500 |

Computer simulation of human-robot interaction through natural language | |

R. Khummongkol, M. Yokota* | 510 |

Guaranteed cost control of robot manipulator with prescribed degree of stability | |

N. Takahashi*, O. Sato | 520 |

A study of real-time and 100 billion agents simulation using the Boids model | |

Y. Hirokawa*, N. Nishikawa, T. Asano, M. Terai, T. Matsuzawa | 525 |

A construction of five-state real-time Fibonacci sequence generator | |

N. Kamikawa*, H. Umeo | 531 |

A study about control for rolling objects and beam system | |

N. Takahashi, O. Sato, A. Sato*, Y. Yamashita | 540 |