#### Number1

##### Original Articles

Investigation of efficient protection from an influenza pandemic using CARMS | |
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K. Tsunoda, K. Shinya, Y. Suzuki | 1 |

Path planning of a multiple mobile robot system | |

S.-V. Shiau, K.-L. Su, C.-C. Wang, J.-H. Guo | 5 |

Multilevel multisensory-based security system for an intelligent home | |

S.-H. Chia, K.-L. Su, S.-V. Shiau, T.-L. Chien | 10 |

Multisensor fusion-based gas detection module | |

J.-H. Guo, I.-C. Chien, K.-L. Su, C.-J. Wu | 16 |

Extraction of the minimum number of Gabor wavelet parameters for the recognition of natural facial expressions | |

R. Samad, H. Sawada | 21 |

Prediction of space weather by adaptive information processing | |

M. Tokumitsu, Y. Ishida, S. Watari, K. Kitamura | 32 |

An adaptive sensor network for home intrusion detection by human activity profiling | |

M. Tokumitsu, M. Murakami, Y. Ishida | 36 |

A network visualization of stable matching in the stable marriage problem | |

Y. Morizumi, T. Hayashi, Y. Ishida | 40 |

An artificial intelligence membrane to detect network intrusion | |

T. Okamoto | 44 |

Adaptive co-construction of state and action spaces in reinforcement learning | |

M. Nagayoshi, H. Murao, H. Tamaki | 48 |

Prime number generation using memetic programming | |

E. Mabrouk, J.C. Hernández-Castro, M. Fukushima | 53 |

Simple analog-digital motion detection circuit and its application to target tracking systems | |

K. Nishio, T. Yamamoto | 57 |

Analog circuit for motion detection using a CCD camera based on a biological vision system and its application to mobile robots. | |

K. Nishio, Y. Kondo, T. Yamasaki, T. Furukawa | 61 |

Regulated plus and minus power supply using approximately 2DOF robust digital control | |

A. Saitoh, Y. Tsuruhori, Y. Ohta, K. Higuchi, K. Nakano | 65 |

An efficient identification scheme for a nonlinear polynomial NARX model | |

Y. Cheng, L. Wang, M. Yu, J. Hu | 70 |

Developing a vision-based auto-recharging system for mobile robots | |

T.-L. Chien | 74 |

Social modification using implementation of partial agency toward objects | |

H. Osawa, S. Yamada | 78 |

Construction of the muscle fatigue evaluation model based on accuracy of power | |

A. Suzuki, N. Kato, Y. Nomura, H. Matsui | 82 |

Development and experimental study of a novel pruning robot | |

S. Ueki, H. Kawasaki, Y. Ishigure, K. Koganemaru, Y. Mori | 86 |

EMG control of a pneumatic 5-fingered hand using a Petri net | |

O. Fukuda, J. Kim, I. Nakai, Y. Ichikawa | 90 |

Swing-up and LQR stabilization of a rotary inverted pendulum | |

M. Park, Y.-J. Kim, J.-J. Lee | 94 |

Construction and basic performance tests of an underwater monitoring network | |

C. Liu, B. Fu, H. Zhang, L. Lian | 98 |

Basic position/force control of a single-axis arm designed with an ultrasonic motor | |

F. Nagata, K. Ogiwara, K. Watanabe | 102 |

Study on discrete adiabatic quantum computation in 3-SAT problems | |

M. El-fiky, S. Ono, S. Nakayama | 107 |

A control method with pheromone information for a transport system | |

Y. Imoto, Y. Tsuji, E. Kondo | 112 |

Cooperative swarm control for multiple mobile robots using only information from PSD sensors | |

F. Nagata, T. Yamashiro, K. Watanabe | 116 |

An adaptive resolution hybrid binary-real coded genetic algorithm | |

O.A. Abdul-Rahman, M. Munetomo, K. Akama | 121 |

#### Number2

##### Original Articles

The study of path error for an omnidirectional home care mobile robot | |
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J.-T. Zou, F.-C. Chiang, K.L. Su | 127 |

A* search algorithm applied to a Chinese chess game | |

K.-L. Su, C.-Y. Chung, J.-T. Zou, T.-Y. Hsu | 131 |

Multi-robot-based intelligent security system | |

Y.-L. Liao, K.-L. Su | 137 |

A playmate robot system for playing the rock-paper-scissors game with humans | |

H.S. Ahn, I.-K. Sa, D.-W. Lee, D. Choi | 142 |

Dynamic analysis of dorsal thermal images | |

A. Nozawa, Y. Takei | 147 |

Camera position estimation and feature extraction from an incomplete image of a landmark | |

K.-H. Hsia, S.-F. Lien, J.-P. Su | 152 |

Autonomous acquisition of cooperative behavior based on a theory of mind using parallel genetic network programming | |

K. Minoya, T. Arita, T. Omori | 157 |

Geometrical analysis and design of a motion transmitting element for mobile vehicles | |

M. Komori, F. Takeoka, J. Kang, Y. Kimura | 162 |

Proposal for a new concept for a robot in which the constructing module can be exchanged seamlessly | |

S. Takahashi, K. Miyata, Y. Kitazono, L. Zhang, S. Serikawa | 165 |

Analysis of a manipulator in relation to collision between a link and an object | |

A. Sato, O. Sato, N. Takahashi, M. Yokomichi | 169 |

Fuzzy programming for mixed-integer optimization problems | |

Y.-C. Lin, Y.-C. Lin, K.-L. Su, W.-C. Lin, T.-H. Chen | 174 |

Neuro PID control of power generation using a low temperature gap | |

K.-Y. Han, H.-H. Lee | 178 |

Behavior emergence of a virtual creature living in complex environments | |

K. Iwadate, I. Suzuki, M. Yamamoto, M. Furukawa | 185 |

Development of a motion analysis system using acceleration sensors for tennis and its evaluations | |

K. Fuji, H. Tamura, T. Maeda, K. Tanno | 190 |

Digital-signal-waveform improvement on VLSI packaging including inductances | |

H. Shimada, S. Akita, M. Ishiguro, N. Aibe, I. Yoshihara, M. Yasunaga | 194 |

Improvement of early recognition of gesture patterns based on a self-organizing map | |

A. Shimada, M. Kawashima, R. Taniguchi | 198 |

A nonholonomic control method for stabilizing an X4-AUV | |

Z.M. Zain, K. Watanabe, K. Izumi, I. Nagai | 202 |

Toward the enhancement of biped locomotion and control techniques: walking pattern classification | |

B. Yuksel, K. Leblebicioğlu | 208 |

Parallelizing fuzzy rule generation using GPGPU | |

T. Uenishi, T. Nakashima, N. Fujimoto | 214 |

A visual debugger for developing RoboCup soccer 3D agents | |

Y. Nakamura, T. Nakashima | 219 |

User study of a life-supporting humanoid directed in a multimodal language | |

T. Oka, T. Abe, K. Sugita, M. Yokota | 224 |

Development of a pulse control-type MEMS microrobot with a hardware neural network | |

K. Okazaki, T. Ogiwara, D. Yang, K. Sakata, K. Saito, Y. Sekine, F. Uchikoba | 229 |

Observer-based control of a manipulator system with structured uncertainty | |

N. Takahashi, M. Yokomichi, O. Sato, M. Kono | 234 |

Properties of localized oscillatory excitation in a nonlinear oscillatory field | |

R. Miyata, K. Kurata | 239 |

Automatic detection of the topographical distribution of EEG rhythms based on an iterative adjustment of the averaged reference potential | |

B. Wang, X. Wang, A. Ikeda, T. Nagamine, H. Shibasaki, M. Nakamura | 243 |

An analysis of a firm's capacity in Mazda's Keiretsu | |

T. Ito, R. Takida, S. Matsuno, R. Mehta, Y. Ishida, M. Sakamoto | 248 |

Traffic signal control for a multi-forked road | |

C. Cui, M. Takamura, H. Lee | 253 |

Video object segmentation using color-component-selectable learning for a self-organizing maps | |

N. Kamiura, S. Umata, A. Saitoh, T. Isokawa, N. Matsui | 258 |

Crutch gait pattern for robotic orthoses by the use of feature extraction | |

I.H. Jang, J.-Y. Jung, D.Y. Lee, D.W. Lee, H.S. Park | 262 |

Quantitative evaluation of body-sway caused by tactile apparent movement | |

K. Mogi, M. Uchida | 266 |

A survey of genetic algorithm-based face recognition | |

F. Dai, N. Kushida, L. Shang, M. Sugisaka | 271 |

#### Number3

##### Original Articles

Motion planning for a landmine-detection robot | |
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K.-L. Su, H.-S. Su, S.-W. Shiao, J.-H. Guo | 277 |

Research on the velocity variation method for precise motion transmission | |

M. Komori, J. Kang, Y. Kimura, F. Takeoka | 281 |

A study of SVM using a combination of the online learning method and the midpoint-validation method | |

H. Tamura, T. Yoshimatsu, S. Yamashita, K. Tanno | 283 |

On the use of human instruction for improving the behavior of RoboCup soccer agents | |

Y. Nakamura, T. Nakashima | 288 |

A multimodal language to communicate with life-supporting robots through a touch screen and a speech interface | |

T. Oka, H. Matsumoto, R. Kibayashi | 292 |

Transactions and cross shareholdings in Mazda's Keiretsu: a centrality analysis | |

T. Ito, E. Niki, R. Takida, R. Mehta, K. Passerini, M. Sakamoto | 297 |

Medical image diagnosis of lung cancer by a revised GMDH-type neural network using various kinds of neuron | |

T. kondo, J. Ueno | 301 |

Super-twisting second-order sliding mode control for a synchronous reluctance motor | |

H.-K. Chiang, W.-B. Lin, Y.-C. Chang, C.-C. Fang | 307 |

Country domain governance: an analysis by data-mining of country domains | |

K.T. Nakahira, Y. Mikami, H. Namba, M. Takeshita, S. Kodama | 311 |

Design of an android robot head for stage performances | |

D. Choi, D.-W. Lee, D.Y. Lee, H.S. Ahn, H. Lee | 315 |

Facial expression recognition of a speaker using vowel judgment and thermal image processing | |

Y. Yoshitomi, T. Asada, K. Shimada, M. Tabuse | 318 |

Analysis of speech signals based on frequency distribution and intonation | |

A. Nozawa, N. Ohta | 324 |

A learning method for dynamic Bayesian network structures using a multi-objective particle swarm optimizer | |

K. Shibata, H. Nakano, A. Miyauchi | 329 |

Fault-tolerant image filter design using particle swarm optimization | |

Z. Bao, F. Wang, X. Zhao, T. Watanabe | 333 |

Trajectory control of biomimetic robots for demonstrating human arm movements | |

T. Kashima, M. Iwaseya | 338 |

A method to improve the stability of adaptive steering driver-vehicle systems | |

S. Tamaru, J. Zhuo, M. Oya, Q. Wang | 343 |

Digital adaptive control of a winged rocket applicable to abort flight | |

T. Shimozawa, S. Sagara | 348 |

An intelligent support system for presentation-based meta-learning | |

K. Seta, M. Ikeda | 352 |

Outdoor autonomous navigation using SURF features | |

M. Tabuse, T. Kitaoka, D. Nakai | 356 |

Localization algorithm using a virtual label for a mobile robot in indoor and outdoor environments | |

K.H. Yu, M.C. Lee, J.H. Heo, Y.G. Moon | 361 |

Visualizing language evolution as an emergent phenomenon based on biological evolution and learning | |

T. Azumagakito, R. Suzuki, T. Arita | 366 |

Implementation of a probabilistic model-building co-evolutionary algorithm | |

T. Otani, T. Arita | 373 |

A novel variable structure theory applied in design for wheeled mobile robots | |

C.-C. Wang | 378 |

A two-variable silicon neuron circuit based on the Izhikevich model | |

N. Mizoguchi, Y. Nagamatsu, K. Aihara, T. Kohno | 383 |

Prediction of the electron flux environment in geosynchronous orbit using a neural network technique | |

K. Kitamura, Y. Nakamura, M. Tokumitsu, Y. Ishida, S. Watari | 389 |

A vision-taste interference model and the EEG measurement | |

H. Tanaka, Y. Sato | 393 |

Blood flow velocity waveforms in the middle cerebral artery at rest and during exercise | |

T. Matsuo, S. Watanabe, M. Sorimachi, M. Kanda, Y. Ohta, T. Takahashi | 398 |

Evaluation of an optimal design method for a multilayer perceptron by using the design of experiments | |

E. Inohira, H. Yokoi | 403 |

The inevitability of the bio-molecules: five nitrogenous bases and twenty amino acids | |

K. Naitoh, K. Hashimoto, H. Inoue | 407 |

Facial expression recognition of a speaker using front-view face judgment, vowel judgment, and thermal image processing | |

T. Fujimura, Y. Yoshitomi, T. Asada, M. Tabuse | 411 |

Depth calculation by using face detection ASIC | |

S. Choi, J. Jeong, J. Cho | 418 |

Performance evaluation of immunity-based statistical en-route filtering in wireless sensor networks | |

Y. Watanabe | 422 |

Proposal of a recommender system simulator based on a small-world model | |

R. Saga, K. Okamoto, H. Tsuji, K. Matsumoto | 426 |

Developing a monitoring psychological stress index system via photoplethysmography | |

M. Abbod, Y.-R. Chiou, S.-H. Yang, S.-Z. Fan, J.-S. Shieh | 430 |

#### Number4

##### Invited Talks

Social playware for mediating tele-play interaction over distance | |
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H.H. Lund, T. Thorsteinsson | 435 |

An educational tool for interactive parallel and distributed processing | |

L. Pagliarini, H.H. Lund | 441 |

##### Original Articles

Simultaneous cognitive origin of life and information | |
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K. Ohnishi | 448 |

Organizational structure of Mazda's Keiretsu a graph theoretic analysis | |

S. Tagawa, T. Ito, R. Mehta, K. Passerini, K. Voges, M. Sakamoto | 455 |

Some considerations on user interface switching functions for those weaker at IT | |

S. Inenaga, K. Sugita, T. Oka, M. Yokota | 460 |

A master-slave control system for a semi-autonomous underwater vehicle-manipulator system | |

K. Kawano, T. Shimozawa, S. Sagara | 465 |

Development of under water-use humanoid robot | |

Y. Li, E. Shimizu, M. Ito | 469 |

A comparison of learning performance in two-dimensional Q-learning by the difference of Q-values alignment | |

K.T. Aung, T. Fuchida | 473 |

Subsurface imaging for anti-personal mine detection by Bayesian super-resolution with a smooth-gap prior | |

S. Kozawa, T. Takenouchi, K. Ikeda | 478 |

Engine for brain development: similarity between engine and brain | |

K. Naitoh, H. Kawanobe | 482 |

A human-machine cooperative system for generating sign language animation using thermal image processing, a fuzzy algorithm, and simulated annealing | |

T. Asada, Y. Yoshitomi | 486 |

Effect of interaction between rules on rule dynamics in a multi-group minority game | |

T. Sato | 493 |

Application of neural network swarm optimization for paddy-field classification from remote sensing data | |

K. Mori, T. Yamaguchi, J.G. Park, K.J. Mackin | 497 |

Mutual learning of multi-consciousness agents, including an ego for an autonomous vehicle | |

H. Matsui, A. Mori, J. Tsuzuku | 502 |

A new method for mobile robots to avoid collision with moving obstacle | |

Y. Zhu, T. Zhang, J. Song, X. Li, M. Nakamura | 507 |

Development and evaluation of satellite image data analysis infrastructure | |

A. Nakamura, J.G. Park, K. Matsushita, K.J. Mackin, E. Nunohiro | 511 |

Path planning for an autonomous mobile robot considering a region with a velocity constraint in a real environment | |

T.H. Kim, K. Goto, H. Igarashi, K. Kon, N. Sato, F. Matsuno | 514 |

Color influences on human beings evaluated by nasal skin temperature | |

T. Mizuno, N. Nakategawa, Y. Kume | 519 |

Self-organizing stability of the food web that emerges from the evolution of restrictions on speciation | |

H. Ochiai, R. Suzuki, T. Arita | 523 |

A high-speed 3-D image measurement method | |

K. Sun, C. Lu | 526 |

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

Y. Uchida, T. Ito, M. Sakamoto, T. Ide, K. Uchida, R. Katamune, H. Furutani, M. Kono, S. Ikeda, T. Yoshinaga | 529 |

Asynchronous migration for parallel genetic programming on a computer cluster with multi-core processors | |

S. Kurose, K. Yamamori, M. Aikawa, I. Yoshihara | 533 |

Implementation of real-time distributed control for discrete event robotic systems using Petri nets | |

G. Yasuda | 537 |

New acoustic positioning system for an underwater robot using multiple frequencies | |

X. Gao, F. Zhang, M. Ito | 542 |

A model-adaptive evolutionary algorithm for optimization | |

Y. Tenne, K. Izui, S. Nishiwaki | 546 |

3-D face recognition method based on optimum 3-D image measurement technology | |

H. Kamitomo, C. Lu | 551 |

Cooperating systems of four-dimensional finite automata | |

Y. Uchida, T. Ito, M. Sakamoto, K. Uchida, T. Ide, R. Katamune, H. Furutani, M. Kono, T. Yoshinaga | 555 |

Emergence of observable rules in a spatial game system | |

K. Harada, Y. Ishida | 559 |

A systemic payoff in a self-repairing network | |

M. Tokumitsu, Y. Ishida | 563 |

Effects of a membrane formation in the spatial prisoner's dilemma | |

Y. Katsumata, Y. Ishida | 567 |

A dynamic Houjin (square) and a symmetric Houjin | |

Y. Tsuzuki, Y. Ishida | 571 |

A diagrammatic classification in a combinatorial problem: the case of the stable marriage problem | |

T. Hayashi, Y. Hata, Y. Ishida | 575 |