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  1. Research article

    Compound locomotion control system combining crawling and walking for multi-crawler multi-arm robot to adapt unstructured and unknown terrain

    How to improve task performance and how to control a robot in extreme environments when just a few sensors can be used to obtain environmental information are two of the problems for disaster response robots (...

    Kui Chen, Mitsuhiro Kamezaki, Takahiro Katano, Taisei Kaneko, Kohga Azuma, Tatsuzo Ishida, Masatoshi Seki, Ken Ichiryu and Shigeki Sugano

    ROBOMECH Journal 2018 5:2

    Published on: 15 January 2018

  2. Research article

    Modification of body schema by use of extra robotic thumb

    In recent years, there has been great interest in the possibility of using artificial limbs as an extension of the human body as well as replacement of lost limbs. In this paper, we develop a sixth finger syst...

    Noel Segura Meraz, Masafumi Sobajima, Tadayoshi Aoyama and Yasuhisa Hasegawa

    ROBOMECH Journal 2018 5:3

    Published on: 15 January 2018

  3. Research article

    A method of picking up a folded fabric product by a single-armed robot

    This paper describes a method to pick up a folded cloth product by a single-armed robot. We focus on a problem on picking up a folded cloth, and organize tasks to attack it. Then, we propose methods of grasp p...

    Yusuke Moriya, Daisuke Tanaka, Kimitoshi Yamazaki and Keisuke Takeshita

    ROBOMECH Journal 2018 5:1

    Published on: 4 January 2018

  4. Research article

    Slip-compensated odometry for tracked vehicle on loose and weak slope

    Odometry is widely used to localize wheeled and tracked vehicles because of its simplicity and continuity. Odometric calculations integrate the wheel or track’s rotation speed. The accuracy of position thus ca...

    Genki Yamauchi, Keiji Nagatani, Takeshi Hashimoto and Kenichi Fujino

    ROBOMECH Journal 2017 4:27

    Published on: 2 November 2017

  5. Development Report

    Development of an implicit method for directing weight shifting to the affected side in patients with stroke: a proof of concept study

    Weight-shift training during stroke rehabilitation requires patient effort, potentially causing leg spasticity and anxiety, which disturb motor learning. The purpose of this study was (1) to devise an implicit...

    Kazuhiro Yasuda, Kenta Saichi, Yu Kitaji, Hiroaki Harashima and Hiroyasu Iwata

    ROBOMECH Journal 2017 4:26

    Published on: 30 October 2017

  6. Development Report

    Contamination-free non-contact wettability assessment system

    Surface wettability is one of most important indexes for understanding the interfacial characteristics between a solid surface and a liquid, especially such physico-chemical properties as hydrophilicity and wa...

    Nobuyuki Tanaka, Yoshihide Haruzono, Hiromitsu Nasu, Yuki Nakanishi, Junko Takahara, Akane Awazu and Yo Tanaka

    ROBOMECH Journal 2017 4:21

    Published on: 19 September 2017

  7. Research article

    Remote radioactive seed-loading device for permanent brachytherapy of oral cancer with Au-198 grains

    This paper presents a remote radioactive seed-loading device for permanent brachytherapy of oral cancer with Au-198 grains to reduce the exposure dose to the doctors. Permanent brachytherapy is a treatment whi...

    Mukau Sato, Yukari Saito, Toshio Takayama, Toru Omata, Hiroshi Watanabe, Ryoichi Yoshimura and Masahiko Miura

    ROBOMECH Journal 2017 4:23

    Published on: 15 September 2017

  8. Research article

    Modeling and control of electroadhesion force in DC voltage

    In this paper, a new model for electroadhesion between two surface-insulated plates under DC electric field is presented and control of dynamic responses of electroadhesion force is discussed. Under DC electri...

    Taku Nakamura and Akio Yamamoto

    ROBOMECH Journal 2017 4:18

    Published on: 14 June 2017

  9. Research Article

    Algorithm to demodulate an electromyogram signal modulated by essential tremor

    Essential tremor is a disorder that causes involuntary oscillations in patients both while they are engaged in actions and when maintaining a posture. Such patients face serious difficulties in performing dail...

    Yuya Matsumoto, Masatoshi Seki, Yasutaka Nakashima, Takeshi Ando, Yo Kobayashi, Hiroshi Iijima, Masanori Nagaoka and Masakatsu G. Fujie

    ROBOMECH Journal 2017 4:15

    Published on: 31 May 2017

  10. Research article

    Friction perception resulting from laterally vibrotactile stimuli

    When a human rubs a contactor that is vibrating laterally at 3–10 Hz with an amplitude of ~1 mm, the friction is perceived as being greater than that sensed when touching a stationary contactor. This phenomeno...

    Akihiro Imaizumi, Shogo Okamoto and Yoji Yamada

    ROBOMECH Journal 2017 4:12

    Published on: 24 April 2017

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