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##### Original Articles

Vibration control of load for rotary crane system using neural network with GA-based training | |
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K. Nakazono, K. Ohnishi, H. Kinjo, T. Yamamoto | |

Suitability of using microcontrollers in implementing new P-system communications architectures | |

A. Gutiérrez, L. Fernández, F. Arroyo, S. Alonso | |

Main modules design for a HW implementation of massive parallelism in transition P- systems | |

S. Alonso, L. Fernández, F. Arroyo, J. Gil | |

Networked reinforcement learning | |

M. Oku, K. Aihara | |

An integrated circuit design of a silicon neuron and its measurement results | |

M. Sekikawa, T. Kohno, K. Aihara | |

Analysis and modeling of ants’ behavior from single to multi-body | |

Y. Hayashi, M. Yuki, K. Sugawara, T. Kikuchi, K. Tsuji | |

Fuzzy sliding mode control for a robot manipulator | |

H. Q. Thinh Ngo, J.-H. Shin, W.-H. Kim | |

Adaptive crossover, mutation and selection using fuzzy system for genetic algorithms | |

S.-M. Im, J.-J. Lee | |

Adaptive robust fuzzy control for path tracking of a wheeled mobile robot | |

N. H. Giap, J.-H. Shin, W.-H. Kim | |

Learning type PID control system using input dependence reinforcement scheme | |

H. Sawada, J.-S. Shin, F. Shoji, H.-H. Lee | |

A cooperative behavior learning control of multi-robot using trace information | |

T. Ohshita, J.-S. Shin, M. Miyazaki, H.-H. Lee | |

Stochastic model of production and inventory control using dynamic bayesian network | |

J.-S. Shin, T.-H. Lee, J.-I. Kim, H.-H. Lee | |

A fuzzy logic based approach to the SLAM problem using pseudolinear models with multiframe data association | |

C. D. Pathiranage, K. Watanabe, K. Izumi | |

A computational model of emotion through the perspective of benevolent agents for a cooperative task | |

S. C. Banik, K. Watanabe, K. Izumi | |

A probabilistic simulator for population dynamics of quasispecies | |

M. Fujisawa, Y. Ishida | |

Reverse engineering of spatial patterns in cellular automata | |

Y. Ichise, Y. Ishida | |

Synchrony in a self-repair network with a simple lattice | |

M. Tokumitsu, Y. Ishida | |

Antibody-based computing | |

K. Harada, Y. Ishida | |

The medical diagnostic support system using extended Rough Neural Network and Multiagent | |

D. Yamaguchi, F. Katayama, M. Takahashi, M. Arai, K. J. Mackin | |

Adaptive immunity based reinforcement learning | |

J. Ito, K. Nakano, K. Sakurama, S. Hosokawa | |

The diversification of proto-cells driven by membrane permselectivity | |

M. Hatakeyama, T. Hashimoto | |

2D artificial life system using network-type assembly-like language: influence of change in environment with costs of instructions | |

Y. Shiraishi, F. Takeda | |

Design of robotic behavior that imitates animal consciousness | |

E. Hayashi, M. Shimono | |

System of personal identification by using tactile stimuli | |

Y. I. Park, M. Uchida | |

Universality in globally coupled maps and flows | |

T. Moriya, T. Shimada, H. Fujigaki | |

Orbit systematics in anisotropic Kepler problem | |

K. Kubo, T. Shimada | |

Integration of PSO and GA for optimum design of fuzzy PID controllers in a pendubot system | |

Y.-Y. Fu, C.-J. Wu, T.-L. Chien, C.-N. Ko | |

Probabilistic models considering dependent relation in reasoning for decision-making | |

R. Azuma, H. Miyagi | |

Production layout design system by GA with one by one encoding method | |

H. Yamamoto, J. Abu Qudeiri, T. Yamada, R. Rizauddin | |

Barcode design by evolutionary computation | |

S. Ono, K. Morinaga, S. Nakayama | |

3D registration of human face using evolutionary computation and Kriging interpolation | |

Y.-Z. Chang, Z.-R. Tsai, S.-T. Lee | |

Using interactive evolutionary computation to generate creative building designs | |

A. Serag, S. Ono, S. Nakayama | |

A rescue robot designed for ease of use: development of exploration system using behavior of bombycid | |

D. Tamura, A. Fujino, K. Ito | |

Positioning and navigation of mobile robot | |

N. Mokhtar, M. Sugisaka, L. T. Lung, A. Hamzah, M. Mubin, N. Md Shah | |

Realization of flock behavior by using Tau-margin | |

A. Yokokawa, K. Ito | |

Broiler-house environment monitoring system using sensor network and mail delivery system | |

A. Niimi, M. Wada, K. Ito, M. Toda, K. Hatanaka, O. Konishi | |

SOM for classifying data sets with missing values: application to clinical data of bladder cancer patients | |

T. Yamaguchi, K. J. Mackin, K. Matsumoto, H. Okusa | |

Natural actor-critic with baseline adjustment for variance reduction | |

T. Morimura, E. Uchibe, K.Doya | |

A neural network model of the olfactory system of mice: simulated the tendency of attention behavior | |

Z. Soh, T Tsuji, N. Takiguchi, H. Ohtake | |

Remarks on tracking method of neural network weight change for adaptive type neural network feedforward feedback controller | |

T. Yamada | |

Real-time Measurement of pointing action by using DSP | |

T. Shiofuku, N. Abe, Y. Tabuchi, H. Taki, S. He | |

Effects of constructing fuzzy discretization from crisp discretization for rule-based classifiers | |

I. Kuwajima, Y. Nojima, H. Ishibuchi | |

Face recognition under varying illumination using Mahalanobis self-organizing map | |

S. Aly, N. Tsuruta, R. Taniguchi | |

Extracting mobile objects by sequential background detection on a video | |

Y. Sakai, M. Miyoshi, J. K. Tan, S. Ishikawa | |

Proposal of a method to extract straight line and circle using one-dimensional histogram | |

S. Nakashima, S. Serikawa | |

Motion capture employing an uncalibrated camera | |

J. K. Tan, S. Ishikawa, K. Kouno, H. Ohbuchi, H. Kim | |

Obtaining accurate classifiers with Pareto-optimal and near Pareto-optimal rules | |

I. Kuwajima, Y. Nojima, H. Ishibuchi | |

Three-dimensional object recognition using laser range sensor | |

E. Hayashi, T. Mochizuki | |

Human motions representation and recognition by directional motion history images | |

M. Fukumoto, T. Ogata, J. K. Tan, H. S. Kim, S. Ishikawa | |

Development of rescue manipulator to search narrow space for victims | |

A. Hirayama, K. Ito | |

Three-dimensional scanner of a pipe with tilt detection | |

K. Kawasue, S. Sakai, T. Wakiyama, S. Oyama, H. Senda | |

T. Kai, Y. Shimada, K. Ito | |

Timing control of the mobile robot using Tau-margin | |

Development of distance recognition using an ocellus camera for an autonomous personal robot | |

T. Kinoshita, E. Hayashi | |

A time-scaling method for near-time-optimal control of an omni-directional robot along specified paths | |

Y.-Y. Fu, C.-J. Wu, K.-L. Su, C.-N. Ko | |

Digital control of space robot manipulators with velocity type joint controller using transpose of generalized Jacobian matrix | |

S. Sagara, Y. Taira | |

Object tracking for mobile robot based on intelligent method | |

M.-J. Lee, G.-H. Hwang | |

Three-dimensional parallel Turing machines | |

T. Ito, M. Sakamoto, H. Furutani, M. Kono, S. Ikeda | |

Remarks on the Recognizability of topological componentes by three-dimensional automata | |

M. Sakamoto, T. Ito, H. Furutani, M. Kono, S. Ikeda | |

Tele-immersive collaborative virtual environment for intuitive interpretation | |

N. Kukimoto, Y. Ebara, K. Koyamada | |

Digital type disturbance compensation control of a floating underwater robot with 2 link manipulator | |

T. Yatoh, S. Sagara, M. Tamura | |

Human breeders for evolving robots | |

O. Miglino, O. Gigliotta, M. Ponticorvo, H. H. Lund | |

Modelling asymmetry in the peripheral auditory system of the lizard | |

L. Zhang, J. Hallam, J. Christensen-Dalsgaard | |

Stochastic determinism underlying life - systematic theory for assisting the synthesis of artificial cells and new medicines | |

K. Naitoh | |

Engine for cerebral development | |

K. Naitoh | |

Biologically inspired decision-making in the robot platform MAMoRo | |

J. Al-Eryani | |

Some accepting powers of three-dimensional parallel Turing machines | |

M. Sakamoto, T. Ito, H. Furutani, M. Kono | |

A study of manipulator with passive revolute joint | |

A. Sato, O. Sato, N. Takahashi, M. Kono | |

A human-machine cooperative system for generating sign language animation using thermal image | |

T. Asada, Y. Yoshitomi, R. Hayashi | |

Design of nonlinear controllers for active vehicle suspension with state constraints | |

G. Makihara, M. Yokomichi, M. Kono | |

Development of a new underwater positioning system based on sensor network | |

B. Fu, F. Zhang, M. Ito, Y. Watanabe, T. Aoki | |

Nonlinear adaptive control system design and experiment for a 3-DOF model helicopter | |

M. Nishi, M. Ishitobi, K. Nakasaki | |

Path-bounded three-dimensional finite automata | |

M. Sakamoto, M. Fukuda, S. Okatani, T, Ito, H. Furutani, M. Kono | |

A relationship between Turing machines and finite automata on four-dimensional input tapes | |

M. Sakamoto, S. Okatani, M. Fukuda, T. Ito, H. Furutani, M. Kono | |

Bottom-up pyramid cellular acceptors with three-dimensional layers | |

M. Sakamoto, K. Kajisa, N. Tomozoe, T. Ito, H. Furutani, M. Koko, S. Ikeda | |

Marker versus inkdot over three-dimensional patterns | |

T. Ito, M. Sakamoto, H. Okabe, H. Furutani, M. Kono, S. Ikeda | |

Three dimensional measurement of fish movement using stereo vision | |

Y. Oya, K. Kawasue | |

Real-world applications on the reconfigurable-VLSI-based double-lens tracking-camera | |

M. Yasunaga, N. Aibe, Y. Yamaguchi, Y. Yamamoto, T. Awano, I. Yoshihara | |

Inevitability of spiral-shape in DNA | |

K. Naitoh, M. Yahiro | |

Inevitability of nTP: Information-energy carriers | |

K. Naitoh | |

Natural language understanding based on mental image description language Lmd and its application to language-centered robot manipulation | |

M. Yokota, K. Sugita, T. Oka | |

Backward movement control with two-trailer truck system using genetic programming | |

T. Ogawa, N. Oshiro, H. Kinjo | |

Rushing out detection system for safe driving using foveated image processing | |

M. Maeshiro, N. Oshiro, H. Kinjo |

#### Number2

##### Plenary Talks

Haptics for medical applications | |
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K. Ohnishi, T. Shimono, K. Natori | |

Membrane computing and brain modelling | |

M. Oswald |

##### Invited Talks

Modular robotic tiles: experiments for children with autism | |
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H.H. Lund, M.D. Pedersen, R. Beck | |

The development of robot art | |

L. Pagliarini, H.H. Lund | |

Artificial life and embodied robotics: current issues and future challenges | |

M. Eaton, J.J. Collins |

##### Original Articles

A multi-objective strategy in genetic algorithms for gene selection of gene expression data | |
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M.S. Mohamad, S. Omatu, S. Deris, M.F. Misman, M. Yoshioka | |

Selecting informative genes from microarray data by using hybrid methods for cancer classification | |

M.S. Mohamad, S. Omatu, S. Deris, M.F. Misman, M. Yoshioka | |

Applying a path planner based on RRT to cooperative multirobot box-pushing | |

T. Otani, M. Koshino | |

Intelligent desktop NC machine tool with compliant motion capability | |

F. Nagata, T. Hase, Z. Haga, M. Omoto, K. Watanabe | |

Automatic detection of blood vessels from CTA images employing morphological operation | |

Y. Itai, A. Yamamoto, H. Kim, J.K. Tan, S. Ishikawa | |

Effects of nongeometric binary crossover on multiobjective 0/1 knapsack problems | |

N. Tsukamoto, Y. Nojima, H. Ishibuchi | |

Data fusion for skin detection | |

J.A. Dargham, A. Chekima, S. Omatu, C.A. Doukim | |

A study of a jumping one-leg robot with two degrees of freedom | |

S.M. Najib, S. Yusoh, S. Yamashita, N. Kokubo, Y. Nomura | |

Prowling autonomous mobile robot with a network camera | |

R. Mizokami, Y. Tabuchi, N. Abe, H. Taki, S. He | |

A numerical solution of the stochastic discrete algebraic Riccati equation | |

N. Takahashi, M. Kono, T. Suzuki, O. Sato | |

RUNA: a multimodal command language for home robot users | |

T. Oka, T. Abe, K. Sugita, M. Yokota | |

Phase diagram and stability of ecosystems | |

Y. Murase, T. Shimada, N. Ito | |

Neurocontroller with a genetic algorithm for nonholonomic systems: flying robot and four-wheel vehicle examples | |

H. Kinjo, S.C. Duong, E. Uezato, T. Yamamoto | |

Trial-to-trial variability and its influence on higher-order statistics | |

K. Fujiwara, K. Aihara | |

Nonequilibrium dynamics of a reacting network system | |

A. Kamimura, T. Shimada, N. Ito | |

A dynamic associative memory system by adopting an amygdala model | |

T. Kuremoto, T. Ohata, K. Kobayashi, M. Obayashi | |

Online learning method using support vector machine for surface-electromyogram recognition | |

S. Kawano, D. Okumura, H. Tamura, H. Tanaka, K. Tanno | |

Robust object recognition using a color co-occurrence histogram and the spatial relations of image patches | |

H. Bang, S. Lee, D. Yu, I.H. Suh | |

An indoor localization system in a multiblock workspace | |

Y.F. Zu, M.G. Choi, J.M. Lee | |

Minimum Nomic: a tool for studying rule dynamics | |

M. Hatakeyama, T. Hashimoto | |

Cooperative control of multiple neural networks for an indoor blimp robot | |

H. Kawamura, H. Iizuka, T. Takaya, A. Ohuchi | |

Parts closure in a kinematic self-replicating programmable constructor | |

W.M. Stevens | |

VR interactive dialog system with verbal and nonverbal communication | |

S. Uchino, N. Abe, Y. Tabuchi, H. Taki, S. He | |

On the distribution of posterior probability in Bayesian inference with a large number of observations | |

A. Date | |

Adaptive particle allocation for multifocal visual attention based on particle filtering | |

N. Yano, T. Shibata, S. Ishii | |

A robust reinforcement learning using the concept of sliding mode control | |

M. Obayashi, N. Nakahara, T. Kuremoto, K. Kobayashi | |

Regression analysis of amino acid substitutions and factor IX activity in hemophilia B | |

M. Utsunomiya, M. Sakamoto, H. Furutani | |

Haplotype estimation from genotypical data by genetic algorithm | |

R. Azuma, M. Sakamoto, H. Furutani | |

A reinforcement learning method based on an immune network adapted to a semi-Markov decision process | |

N. Kogawa, M. Obayashi, K. Kobayashi, T. Kuremoto | |

Feature extraction of protein expression levels based on classification of functional foods with SOM | |

T. Fukushima, K. Yamamori, I. Yoshihara, K. Nagahama | |

Continuous fatigue level estimation for the classification of fatigued bills based on an acoustic signal feature by a supervised SOM | |

M. Teranishi, S. Omatu, T. Kosaka | |

Simulation of the oregonator model by using deterministic ARMS | |

M. Umeki, Y. Suzuki | |

Artificial living beings and robots: one robot, variety of influences | |

J. Horáková, J. Kelemen | |

A dynamic simulator for humanoid robots | |

T. Reichenbach | |

A simple method for simulating biochemical reaction networks. | |

M. Umeki, Y. Suzuki | |

Artificial neural network ensemble-based land-cover classifiers using MODIS data | |

T. Yamaguchi, K.J. Machin, E. Nunohiro, J.G. Park, K. Hara, K. Matsushita, M. Ohshiro, K. Yamasaki | |

Designing an algorithm for swarm behavior using the concept of Umwelt | |

R. Fujisawa, T. Hashimoto | |

An artificial life approach to dense stereo disparity | |

G. Olague, C.B. Pérez, F. Fernández, E. Lutton |