#### Number1 - October 2012

##### Original Articles

Robust digital control of a DC-DC buck converter with low frequency samplings | |
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Y. Fukaishi*, Y. Ohta, K. Higuchi, E. Takegami, S. Tomioka, K. Chamnongthai | 1 |

The fulfillment of a three step-size models pedometer based on accelerometer and embedded system | |

Y.-Y. Lu*, W.-B. Lin, J.-J. Huang, K.-S. Cheng | 7 |

Individual recognition-free target enclosure model | |

M. Kubo*, T. Yoshimura, A. Yamaguchi, H. Sato | 11 |

Parallelization of genetic operations that takes building-block linkage into account | |

Y. Sato*, H. Inoue, M. Sato | 17 |

Development of the residual power prediction system for mobile robots | |

J.-H. Guo, J.-T. Zou, K.-L. Su* | 24 |

Soundspace partitioning to increase communication efficiency in bird communities | |

R. Suzuki*, C.E. Taylor, M.L. Cody | 30 |

Non-parametric identification of continuous-time Hammerstein systems using Gaussian process model and particle swarm optimization | |

T. Hachino*, S. Yamakawa | 35 |

Control of real-world complex robots using a biologically inspired algorithm | |

F. DallaLibera*, S. Ikemoto, H. Ishiguro, K. Hosoda | 42 |

Optimal base-stock policy of the assemble-to-order systems | |

S.-C. Horng*, F.-Y. Yang | 47 |

Bifurcation analysis in a silicon neuron | |

F. Grassia*, T. Lévi, S. Saïghi, T. Kohno | 53 |

BioCell print utilizing patterning with electrostatically injected droplet (PELID) method | |

S. Umezu* | 59 |

Advantages of flexible musculoskeletal robot structure in sensory acquisition | |

S. Ikemoto*, Y. Nishigori, K. Hosoda | 63 |

A centralized control system for ecological vehicle platooning using linear quadratic regulator theory | |

A. Kaku*, M. Mukai, T. Kawabe | 70 |

Dynamical coherence patterns in neural field model at criticality | |

T. Termsaithong*, M. Oku, K. Aihara | 75 |

A correction circuit of Hall-sensor-signal-based speed measurement for BLDC motors | |

C.-W. Hung*, J.-H. Chen, K.-C. Huang | 80 |

The modeling and implementation of tri-rotor flying robot | |

J.-T. Zou, K.-L. Su, H. Tso | 86 |

Emergence of autocatalytic reaction in a meme propagation model based on particle motion | |

K. Kobayashi, R. Suzuki, T. Arita | 92 |

Non-contact physical activity estimation method based on electrostatic induction technique | |

K. Kurita | 97 |

Arterial hemodynamic analysis on non-enhanced magnetic resonance angiogram using optical flow | |

A. Yamamoto, H. Kim, J.K. Tan, S. Ishikawa | 102 |

Bacterial memetic algorithm for simultaneous optimization of path planning and flow shop scheduling problems | |

J. Botzheim, Y. Toda, N. Kubota | 107 |

Multi-objective optimal path selection in electric vehicles | |

U.F. Siddiqi, Y. Shiraishi, S.M. Sait | 113 |

Adaptive control of underwater vehicle-manipulator systems using radial basis function networks | |

Y. Taira, M. Oya, S. Sagara | 123 |

Image-based fuzzy trajectory tracking control for four-wheel steered mobile robots | |

K. Kato, K. Watanabe, S. Maeyama | 130 |

Correlation and hierarchies in financial markets | |

Z. Zheng, N. Sakurai, T. Fujiwara, K. Yoshizawa, K. Yamasaki | 136 |

Systems of linear difference equations with bounded and robustly bounded solutions | |

N. Ito, R. Küstner, H.K. Wimmer | 140 |

A study of tipping stability for omnidirectional mobile robot with active dual-wheel caster assemblies | |

M.J.A. Safar, K. Watanabe, S. Maeyama, I. Nagai | 145 |

Activity-dependent competition regulated by nonlinear interspike interaction in STDP: a model for visual cortical plasticity | |

S. Kubota | 152 |

Dealing with rounding error problems in evolutionary physical simulation | |

M.L. Pilat, R. Suzuki, T. Arita | 158 |

Properties of Hopfield model with the zero-order synaptic decay | |

R. Miyata, T. Aonishi, J. Tsuzurugi, K. Kurata | 163 |

Safety of ships' evacuation from tsunami: survey unit of the Great East Japan earthquake | |

S. Iwanaga, Y. Matsuura | 168 |

#### Number2 - December 2012

##### Original Articles

Modeling of the pharyngeal muscle in Caenorhabditis elegans based on FitzHugh-Nagumo equations | |
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Y. Hattori, M. Suzuki, Z. Soh, Y. Kobayashi, T. Tsuji | 173 |

Obstacle avoidance of snake robot by switching control constraint | |

Y. Hitaka, T. Yoshitake, M. Yokomichi | 180 |

Toward artificial Kansei based on Mental Image Directed Semantic Theory | |

T.-H. Huang, K. Sugita, M. Yokota | 186 |

Bioinspiration and emerging actuator technologies | |

M.K. Habib, K. Watanabe, F. Nagata | 191 |

A study on the use of tactile instructions for developing robot's motions | |

F. Basoeki, F. DallaLibera, T. Minato, H. Ishiguro | 197 |

Developing reinforcement learning for adaptive co-construction of continuous high-dimensional state and action spaces | |

M. Nagayoshi, H. Murao, H. Tamaki | 204 |

Analysis of manipulator in consideration of impact absorption between link and object | |

O. Sato, A. Sato, N. Takahashi, M. Yokomichi | 211 |

Path planning of fire-escaping system for intelligent building | |

H.-S. Su, K.-L. Su | 216 |

Model predictive control of a power-split hybrid electric vehicle system | |

K. Yu, M. Mukai, T. Kawabe | 221 |

Handwriting character classification using Freeman's olfactory KIII model | |

M. Obayashi, S. Koga, L.-B. Feng, T. Kuremoto, K. Kobayashi | 227 |

A faster path planner using accelerated particle swarm optimization | |

A.Z. Mohamed, S.H. Lee, H.Y. Hsu, N. Nath | 233 |

Ensembled neural networks applied to modeling survival rate for the patients with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest | |

Y.-J. Jiang, M.H.-M. Ma, W.-Z. Sun, K.-W. Chang, M.F. Abbod, J.-S. Shieh | 241 |

Fuzzy servo control of an inverted pendulum system | |

M.K.B.M. Nor, S. Okubo | 245 |

A generation alternation model for user-system cooperative evolutionary computation | |

S. Ono, K. Sakimoto, S. Nakayama | 251 |

Multimodal MSEPF for visual tracking | |

M. Yokomichi, Y. Nakagama | 257 |

A system for facial expression recognition of a speaker using front-view face judgment, vowel judgment, and thermal image processing | |

T. Asada, Y. Yoshitomi, M. Tabuse | 263 |

Measurement system for quartz crystal microbalance sensors | |

H. Araki, S. Omatu | 270 |

Hyper-gourd theory: solving simultaneously the mysteries in particle physics, biology, oncology, neurology, economics, and cosmology | |

K. Naitoh | 275 |

How do equity norms evolve? An evolutionary game theory approach to distributive justice | |

K. Kojima, T. Arita | 287 |

Reinforcement learning approach to multi-stage decision making problems with changes in action sets | |

T. Etoh, H. Takano, J. Murata | 293 |

Development of the electric wheelchair hands-free semi-automatic control system using the surface-electromyogram of facial muscles | |

H. Tamura, T. Murata, Y. Yamashita, K. Tanno, Y. Fuse | 300 |

Dynamics of rules internalized in dynamic cognitive agents playing a multi-game | |

T. Sato | 306 |

A hybrid evolutionary algorithm for the resource-constrained project scheduling problem | |

A. Thammano, A. Phu-ang | 312 |

Development of a position control scheme for rotating sensor unit attached to in-pipe robot | |

H. Wada, M. Oya, K. Okumura | 317 |

A lightweight sensing method of tooth-touch sound for disabled person using remote controller | |

A. Yamawaki, S. Serikawa | 322 |

#### Number3-4 - February 2013

##### Original Articles

System development of an artificial assistant suit | |
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H. Zhao, L. Wang, B, Wang, M. Sugisaka | |

A high-sensitivity 3D shape measurement method using a microscope | |

X. Zhang, K. Tsujino, C. Lu | |

Robust facial expression recognition of a speaker using thermal image processing and updating of fundamental training data | |

Y. Nakanishi, Y. Yoshitomi, T. Asada, M. Tabuse | |

Two-dimensional merging path generation using model predictive control | |

W. Cao, M. Mukai, T. Kawabe | |

Measurement system for metal-oxide gas sensors | |

H. Araki, S. Omatu | |

EMG analysis accompanied by tactile apparent movement | |

A. Mokhtari, M. Uchida | |

Speech-based formation control of the multi-robot system | |

K.-L. Su, Y.-C. Lin, B.-Y. Li, J.-H. Guo | |

Development of game-based learning features in programming learning support system | |

E. Nunohiro, K. Matsushita, K.J. Mackin, M. Ohshiro | |

A proposal of experimental education system of mechatronics | |

F. Nagata, N. Kitahara, A. Otsuka, K. Sakakibara, K. Watanabe, M.K. Habib | |

Control of water flow to avoid twining of artificial seaweed | |

J. Ogawa, I. Suzuki, M. Yamamoto, M. Furukawa | |

Experimental evaluation of teleoperation system with force-free control and visual servo control by human operator perception | |

A. Pallegedara, Y. Matsuba, N. Egashira, T. Sugi, S. Goto | |

Stochastic analysis of OneMax problem using Markov chain | |

Q. Ma, Y. Zhang, K. Koga, K. Yamamori, M. Sakamoto, H. Furutani | |

Study on mobile mechanism of a climbing robot for stair cleaning: a translational locomotion mechanism and turning motion | |

T. Kakudou, K. Watanabe, I. Nagai | |

A detection method for intronic snoRNA genes using extended-weight-updating SOM with appearance probability of bases | |

K. Yamamori, T. Matsuo, J. Iwakiri, N. Kenmochi, I. Yoshihara | |

Automatic generation of tourism quiz using blogs | |

J. Zeng, T. Sakai, C. Yin, T. Suzuki, S. Hirokawa | |

Microscopic image restoration based on tensor factorization of rotated patches | |

M. Kouno, K. Nakae, S. Oba, S. Ishii | |

Synaptic redistribution and variability of signal release probability of Hebbian neurons at low-firing frequencies in a dynamic stochastic neural network | |

S. Fernando, K. Yamada | |

Design of a user-support system for vision information using a smart phone | |

H. Nishiyama, F. Mizoguchi | |

A control method to suppress the rotational oscillation of a magnetic levitating system | |

T. Nishino, Y. Fujitani, N. Kato, N. Tsuda, Y. Nomura, H. Matsui | |

The evaluation of the emotion by near-infrared spectroscopy | |

H. Asano, T. Sagami, H. Ide | |

Evaluation of some user interfaces for elderly persons | |

S. Inenaga, K. Sugita, M. Yokota | |

A discontinuous exponential stabilization law for an underactuated X4-AUV | |

Z. Md. Zain, K. Watanabe, K. Izumi, I. Nagai | |

Study on evolution of the artificial flying creature controlled by neuro-evolution | |

R. Ooe, I. Suzuki, M. Yamamoto, M. Furukawa | |

Hash-based early recognition of gesture patterns | |

Y. Ko, A. Shimada, H. Nagahara, R. Taniguchi | |

Tele-immersive environment with tiled display wall for intuitive remote collaborative work | |

Y. Ebara | |

Medical image diagnosis of liver cancer by feedback GMDH-type neural network using knowledge base | |

T. Kondo, J. Ueno, S. Takao |