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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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