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  1. In this report, we propose a system to be used as a basis for the efficient gathering of information on sidewalk usage and services for the purpose of building a system to support social infrastructures throug...

    Authors: Shin-yo Muto, Yukihiro Nakamura, Hideaki Iwamoto, Tatsuaki Ito and Manabu Okamoto

    Citation: ROBOMECH Journal 2016 3:5

    Content type: Research Article

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  2. Increased attention has been focused on laparoscopic surgery because of its minimal invasiveness and improved cosmetic properties. However, the procedure of laparoscopic surgery is considerably difficult for s...

    Authors: Yang Cao, Satoshi Miura, Quanquan Liu, Yo Kobayashi, Kazuya Kawamura, Shigeki Sugano and Masakatsu G. Fujie

    Citation: ROBOMECH Journal 2016 3:3

    Content type: Research Article

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  3. Here we propose and verify the feasibility of a new keyboard structure for keyboard-mounted mouse. Reducing the distance that fingers move while typing within a three-dimensional (3-D) key arrangement that fit...

    Authors: Tomohiro Suzuki, Satoshi Miura, Yo Kobayashi and Masakatsu G. Fujie

    Citation: ROBOMECH Journal 2016 3:2

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  4. In neurosurgery, dissection and retraction are basic techniques for approaching the site of pathology. These techniques are carefully performed in order to avoid damage to nerve tissues or blood vessels. Howev...

    Authors: Kazuya Sase, Akira Fukuhara, Teppei Tsujita and Atsushi Konno

    Citation: ROBOMECH Journal 2015 2:17

    Content type: Research Article

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  5. Large debris created after natural disasters restrict access to inner parts of affected regions, and slows down disaster relief operations. Power shovels are often used to clear wreckage but the process can ta...

    Authors: Peshala G. Jayasekara and Hitoshi Arisumi

    Citation: ROBOMECH Journal 2015 2:15

    Content type: Research Article

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  6. The aim of this study was to obtain quantitative results about shoulder contact force during wheelchair lever propulsion when the gear ratio of the lever propulsion mechanism is changing. The effect of the gea...

    Authors: Makoto Sasaki, Dimitar Stefanov, Yuki Ota, Hiroki Miura and Atsushi Nakayama

    Citation: ROBOMECH Journal 2015 2:13

    Content type: Research Article

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  7. In this paper, we have proposed a low-cost self-localization method which uses 4 elements of microphones, wheel rotation and sound sources as beacons, whose absolute location and frequency bands are known. The...

    Authors: Satoki Ogiso, Takuji Kawagishi, Koichi Mizutani, Naoto Wakatsuki and Keiichi Zempo

    Citation: ROBOMECH Journal 2015 2:12

    Content type: Research Article

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  8. Robot navigation in a human environment is challenging because human moves according to many factors such as social rules and the way other moves. By introducing a robot to a human environment, many situations...

    Authors: Photchara Ratsamee, Yasushi Mae, Kazuto Kamiyama, Mitsuhiro Horade, Masaru Kojima and Tatsuo Arai

    Citation: ROBOMECH Journal 2015 2:11

    Content type: Research Article

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  9. Field robots are widely used to accomplish a variety of tasks in many different fields. However, setting of the locomotive ability of these robots at the design phase may prevent the traversal of unknown rough...

    Authors: Ryusuke Fujisawa, Naohisa Nagaya, Shinya Okazaki, Ryota Sato, Yusuke Ikemoto and Shigeto Dobata

    Citation: ROBOMECH Journal 2015 2:9

    Content type: Research Article

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  10. Small unmanned aerial vehicles (SUAVs) have recently attracted considerable research and development interest owing to their small size, portability, and limited operational risk. In SUAVs, the Reynolds number...

    Authors: Yasuyuki Yamada, Irina Vasilieva, Akimasa Takayama, Edwardo F Fukushima and Gen Endo

    Citation: ROBOMECH Journal 2015 2:8

    Content type: Research Article

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  11. In this study, a novel step climbing method for a five-wheeled wheelchair, composed of a manual wheelchair and an active-caster drive system, has been proposed. Because the active-caster has the same configura...

    Authors: Yu Munakata and Masayoshi Wada

    Citation: ROBOMECH Journal 2015 2:7

    Content type: Research Article

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  12. Home Oxygen Therapy (H.O.T.) is a medical treatment for severe lung diseases in which the patients are supplied concentrated oxygen. This paper investigates the use of a follower robot as a support device for ...

    Authors: Gen Endo, Ben Allan, Yu Iemura, Edwardo F Fukushima, Masatsugu Iribe, Toshio Takubo and Mineko Ohira

    Citation: ROBOMECH Journal 2015 2:6

    Content type: Research Article

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  13. We succeeded in developing a robot that can play a card magic for the first time in the world. The robot can complete a magic by quickly switching the first-card-dealing and the-second-card-dealing. This paper...

    Authors: Ryoma Koretake, Makoto Kaneko and Mitsuru Higashimori

    Citation: ROBOMECH Journal 2015 2:5

    Content type: Research Article

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  14. This paper aims to develop a prototype for a web-based wireless remote temperature monitoring device for patients. This device uses a patient and coordinator set design approach involving the measurement, tran...

    Authors: Cheng S Chin, William Atmodihardjo, Lok W Woo and Ehsan Mesbahi

    Citation: ROBOMECH Journal 2015 2:4

    Content type: Development Report

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  15. In this paper, we study a new method for robot programming: view-based teaching/playback. The motivation of its development is to achieve more robustness against changes of task conditions than conventional te...

    Authors: Yusuke Maeda and Takahito Nakamura

    Citation: ROBOMECH Journal 2015 2:2

    Content type: Research Article

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  16. This paper describes a remote control system for a crawler-type mobile robot with passive sub-crawlers. This system has a great advantage because it utilizes an essential compliant mechanism that allows the an...

    Authors: Soichiro Suzuki, Satoshi Hasegawa and Masayuki Okugawa

    Citation: ROBOMECH Journal 2014 1:20

    Content type: Research

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  17. In order for a robot to autonomously run in outdoor environments, a robust and stable navigation method is necessary. Especially, to run in real-world environments, robustness against moving objects is importa...

    Authors: Naoki Akai, Sam Ann Rahok, Kazumichi Inoue and Koichi Ozaki

    Citation: ROBOMECH Journal 2014 1:21

    Content type: Research Article

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  18. Central venous catheterization is associated with potential complications secondary to accidental puncture, including venous bleeding and pneumothorax. We developed a system that avoids these complications and...

    Authors: Yo Kobayashi, Ryutaro Hamano, Hiroki Watanabe, Takuma Koike, Jaesung Hong, Kazutaka Toyoda, Munenori Uemura, Satoshi Ieiri, Morimasa Tomikawa, Takeshi Ohdaira, Makoto Hashizume and Masakatsu G Fujie

    Citation: ROBOMECH Journal 2014 1:18

    Content type: Research Article

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  19. In this paper, we propose a realization method for a rearrangement task involving multiple movable objects and mobile robots. All of the objects are transported from their initial positions to goal positions. ...

    Authors: Norisuke Fujii, Taiki Ogata, Tatsunori Hara and Jun Ota

    Citation: ROBOMECH Journal 2014 1:16

    Content type: Research Article

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  20. The rovers, which some researchers and agencies are developing, have many functions to sense a lot of information from peculiar environments like the lunar surface for localization, path planning and so on. On...

    Authors: Kojiro Iizuka, Tatsuya Sasaki, Satoshi Suzuki, Takashi Kawamura and Takashi Kubota

    Citation: ROBOMECH Journal 2014 1:15

    Content type: Research Article

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  21. Target displacement cased by tissue deformation is a major technical challenge in ultrasound-guided needle insertion for breast tumor treatment or biopsy. We previously developed a preloading-based needle inse...

    Authors: Yo Kobayashi, Maya Hatano, Makiko Suzuki, Yasuyuki Shiraishi, Tomoyuki Yambe, Makoto Hashizume and Masakatsu G Fujie

    Citation: ROBOMECH Journal 2014 1:17

    Content type: Research Article

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  22. In this paper, we introduce 3D-viewer-based teleoperation system for manipulation task of Human Support Robot HSR. The system is integrated by three functions; 3D environment information visualization based on...

    Authors: Hiroaki Yaguchi, Kenji Sato, Mitsuharu Kojima, Kiyohiro Sogen, Yutaka Takaoka, Masayoshi Tsuchinaga, Takashi Yamamoto and Masayuki Inaba

    Citation: ROBOMECH Journal 2014 1:10

    Content type: Research Article

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  23. In neurosurgery, opening a brain fissure allows an operator to access to the basis cranii and to treat a disease part safely, but the operator is required highly sophisticated techniques. In order to develop a...

    Authors: Akira Fukuhara, Teppei Tsujita, Kazuya Sase, Atsushi Konno, Xin Jiang, Satoko Abiko and Masaru Uchiyama

    Citation: ROBOMECH Journal 2014 1:6

    Content type: Research Article

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  24. This paper presents a flexible microscaffold to facilitate the fabrication of different cellular constructs which could be used as the building units for the construction of a larger tissue with a complex stru...

    Authors: Puwanan Chumtong, Masaru Kojima, Mitsuhiro Horade, Kenichi Ohara, Kazuto Kamiyama, Yasushi Mae, Yoshikatsu Akiyama, Masayuki Yamato and Tatsuo Arai

    Citation: ROBOMECH Journal 2014 1:9

    Content type: Research Article

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  25. Needle insertion can be performed with the aid of an ultrasound (US) image. Detecting the position of a needle in a US image requires considerable technical expertise. To detect whether the needle has reached ...

    Authors: Yuta Fukushima and Kiyoshi Naemura

    Citation: ROBOMECH Journal 2014 1:14

    Content type: Research Article

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  26. We developed a paperclip-shaped motion-actuating system, named “Move-it”. With this system, users can add motions to sticky notes just by clipping it. This system is constructed by using clip-shaped devices th...

    Authors: Kentaro Yasu, Kathrin Probst, Maki Sugimoto, Michael Haller and Masahiko Inami

    Citation: ROBOMECH Journal 2014 1:12

    Content type: Research Article

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  27. Microfluidic chips are powerful tools for biochemical experiments. High speed and precise flow control can be achieved by using microvalves on a chip. Several types of microvalves that can be integrated into a...

    Authors: Keitaro Ito, Shinya Sakuma, Yoshiyuki Yokoyama and Fumihito Arai

    Citation: ROBOMECH Journal 2014 1:5

    Content type: Research Article

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  28. In this paper, we propose a system to assess the effect of footwear on the in-shoe plantar pressure and shear during gait. In our previous study, we developed a system for measuring the plantar pressure and sh...

    Authors: Manabu Takano, Hiroshi Noguchi, Makoto Oe, Hiromi Sanada and Taketoshi Mori

    Citation: ROBOMECH Journal 2014 1:4

    Content type: Research Article

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  29. Expensive kichiji rockfish is important catch for fishers and decreas significantly by over fishing. Common investigation method by the trawl for the fish is difficult to survey on rough terrain and need for b...

    Authors: Yuya Nishida, Tamaki Ura, Tomonori Hamatsu, Kenji Nagahashi, Shogo Inaba and Takeshi Nakatani

    Citation: ROBOMECH Journal 2014 1:2

    Content type: Development Report

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