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Highly contributed researchers

Since 2016: Masayuki Inaba (24)

Kei Okada (23) / Satoshi Tadokoro (16) / Gen Endo (16) / Koichi Suzumori (16)

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Benchmarking Structured Policies and Policy Optimization for Real-World Dexterous Object Manipulation

Authors: Niklas Funk, Charles B. Schaff, Rishabh Madan, Takuma Yoneda, Julen Urain De Jesus, Joe Watson, Ethan K. Gordon, Felix Widmaier, Stefan Bauer, Siddhartha S. Srinivasa, Tapomayukh Bhattacharjee, Matthew R. Walter, Jan Peters

Sample-Efficient Learning of Deformable Linear Object Manipulation in the Real World Through Self-Supervision

Authors: Robert Lee, Masashi Hamaya, Takayuki Murooka, Yoshihisa Ijiri, Peter Corke

Effect of Robot Embodiment on Satisfaction With Recommendations in Shopping Malls

Authors: Kazuki Sakai, Yutaka Nakamura, Yuichiro Yoshikawa, Hiroshi Ishiguro

A Robot That Encourages Self-Disclosure to Reduce Anger Mood

Authors: Takuto Akiyoshi, Junya Nakanishi, Hiroshi Ishiguro, Hidenobu Sumioka, Masahiro Shiomi

Tactile Scanning for Detecting Micro Bump by Strain-Sensitive Artificial Skin

Authors: Mitsuhito Ando, Ryusuke Tokumine, Toshinobu Takei, Hiromi Mochiyama

Wireless Powered Dielectric Elastomer Actuator

Authors: Lai Chen, Takuya Sasatani, Keung Or, Satoshi Nishikawa, Yoshihiro Kawahara, Ryuma Niiyama, Yasuo Kuniyoshi

A Millimeter-Scale Rolling Microrobot Driven by a Micro-Geared Ultrasonic Motor

Authors: Rudolf Yoga Hutama, Mohamed M. Khalil, Tomoaki Mashimo

Binarized P-Network: Deep Reinforcement Learning of Robot Control from Raw Images on FPGA

Authors: Yuki Kadokawa, Yoshihisa Tsurumine, Takamitsu Matsubara

Self-Sensing McKibben Artificial Muscles Embedded With Dielectric Elastomer Sensor

Authors: Ryo Kanno, Shuya Watanabe, Keita Shimizu, Jun Shintake

Self-Body Image Acquisition and Posture Generation With Redundancy Using Musculoskeletal Humanoid Shoulder Complex for Object Manipulation

Authors: Yuya Koga, Kento Kawaharazuka, Yasunori Toshimitsu, Manabu Nishiura, Yusuke Omura, Yuki Asano, Kei Okada, Koji Kawasaki, Masayuki Inaba

Globally Consistent 3D LiDAR Mapping With GPU-Accelerated GICP Matching Cost Factors

Authors: Kenji Koide, Masashi Yokozuka, Shuji Oishi, Atsuhiko Banno

Shape Recognition of a Tensegrity With Soft Sensor Threads and Artificial Muscles Using a Recurrent Neural Network

Authors: Wen-Yung Li, Atsushi Takata, Hiroyuki Nabae, Gen Endo, Koichi Suzumori

Enabling Robots to Distinguish Between Aggressive and Joking Attitudes

Authors: Kota Maehama, Jani Even, Carlos Toshinori Ishi, Takayuki Kanda

4D Attention: Comprehensive Framework for Spatio-Temporal Gaze Mapping

Authors: Shuji Oishi, Kenji Koide, Masashi Yokozuka, Atsuhiko Banno

Vertical Jumping by a Legged Robot With Upper and Lower Leg Bi-Articular Muscle-Tendon Complexes

Authors: Ryuki Sato, Shuma Hiasa, Lei Wang, Huaxin Liu, Fei Meng, Qiang Huang, Aiguo Ming

Two-Sheet Type Rotary-Driven Thin Bending Mechanism Realizing High Stiffness

Authors: Tomoya Takahashi, Masahiro Watanabe, Kenjiro Tadakuma, Eri Takane, Masashi Konyo, Satoshi Tadokoro

Designing Soft Pneumatic Actuators for Thumb Movements

Authors: Yuanyuan Wang, Shota Kokubu, Zhongchao Zhou, Xinyao Guo, Ya-Hsin Hsueh, Wenwei Yu

Leveraging Metadata in Representation Learning With Georeferenced Seafloor Imagery

Authors: Takaki Yamada, Miquel Massot-Campos, Adam Prgel-Bennett, Stefan B. Williams, Oscar Pizarro, Blair Thornton

EPM-MRE: Electropermanent Magnet-Magnetorheological Elastomer for Soft Actuation System and Its Application to Robotic Grasping

Authors: Peizhi Zhang, Mitsuhiro Kamezaki, Zhuoyi He, Hiroyuki Sakamoto, Shigeki Sugano

Control and Evaluation of Body Weight Support Walker for Overground Gait Training

Authors: Zonghao Dong, Jose Victorio Salazar Luces, Yasuhisa Hirata

CHORD: Distributed Data-Sharing via Hybrid ROS 1 and 2 for Multi-Robot Exploration of Large-Scale Complex Environments

Authors: Muhammad Fadhil Ginting, Kyohei Otsu, Jeffrey A. Edlund, Jay Gao, Ali-Akbar Agha-Mohammadi

Comparison of Three Feedback Modalities for Haptics Sensation in Remote Machine Manipulation

Authors: Masaki Haruna, Noboru Kawaguchi, Masaki Ogino, Toshiaki Koike-Akino

Micro Elastic Pouch Motors: Elastically Deformable and Miniaturized Soft Actuators Using Liquid-to-Gas Phase Change

Authors: Seiya Hirai, Tatsuho Nagatomo, Takefumi Hiraki, Hiroki Ishizuka, Yoshihiro Kawahara, Norihisa Miki

Imitation Learning With Additional Constraints on Motion Style Using Parametric Bias

Authors: Kento Kawaharazuka, Yoichiro Kawamura, Kei Okada, Masayuki Inaba

Tactile Perception Based on Injected Vibration in Soft Sensor

Authors: Naoto Komeno and Takamitsu Matsubara

A Soft Robotic Sleeve for Safer Colonoscopy Procedures

Authors: Max McCandless, Arincheyan Gerald, Ashlyn Carroll, Hiroyuki Aihara, Sheila Russo

Humanoid Loco-Manipulations Pattern Generation and Stabilization Control

Authors: Masaki Murooka, Kevin Chappellet, Arnaud Tanguy, Mehdi Benallegue, Iori Kumagai, Mitsuharu Morisawa, Fumio Kanehiro, Abderrahmane Kheddar

Passive Flow Control for Series Inflatable Actuators: Application on a Wearable Soft-Robot for Posture Assistance

Authors: Diego Paez-Granados, Takehiro Yamamoto, Hideki Kadone, Kenji Suzuki

2-DOF Spherical Parallel Mechanism Capable of Biaxial Swing Motion with Active Arc Sliders

Authors: Naoto Saiki, Kenjiro Tadakuma, Masahiro Watanabe, Eri Takane, Masashi Nobutoki, Shintaro Suzuki, Masashi Konyo, Satoshi Tadokoro

Internally-Balanced Displacement-Force Converter for Stepless Control of Spring Deformation Compensated by Cam With Variable Pressure Angle

Authors: Tori Shimizu, Kenjiro Tadakuma, Masahiro Watanabe, Eri Takane, Masashi Konyo, Satoshi Tadokoro

A Motion Estimation Filter for Inertial Measurement Unit With On-Board Ferromagnetic Materials

Authors: Seyed Amir Tafrishi, Mikhail M. Svinin, Motoji Yamamoto

Eversion Robotic Mechanism With Hydraulic Skeletonto Realize Steering Function

Authors: Tomoya Takahashi, Kenjiro Tadakuma, Masahiro Watanabe, Eri Takane, Natsumi Hookabe, Hiroshi Kajiahara, Takeshi Yamasaki, Masashi Konyo, Satoshi Tadokoro

Contact Feature Recognition Based on MFCC of Force Signals

Authors: Toshiaki Tsuji, Koyo Sato, Sho Sakaino

Tele-Operative Low-Cost Robotic Lung Ultrasound Scanning Platform for Triage of COVID-19 Patients

Authors: Ryosuke Tsumura, John W. Hardin, Keshav Bimbraw, Anne V. Grossestreuer, Olushola S. Odusanya, Yihao Zheng, Jeffrey C. Hill, Beatrice Hoffmann, Winston Soboyejo, Haichong K. Zhang

Variable-Grasping-Mode Gripper With Different Finger Structures For Grasping Small-Sized Items

Authors: Tetsuyou Watanabe, Kota Morino, Yoshitatsu Asama, Seiji Nishitani, Ryo Toshima

Snap Pump: A Snap-Through Mechanism for a Pulsatile Pump

Authors: Kazuki Arakawa, Francesco Giorgio Serchi, Hiromi Mochiyama

Microinjection System to Enable Real-Time 3D Image Presentation Through Focal Position Adjustment

Authors: Toshiki Fujishiro, Tadayoshi Aoyama, Kazuki Hano, Masaki Takasu, Masaru Takeuchi, Yasuhisa Hasegawa

Robotic Learning From Advisory and Adversarial Interactions Using a Soft Wrist

Authors: Masashi Hamaya, Kazutoshi Tanaka, Yoshiya Shibata, Felix von Drigalski, Chisato Nakashima, Yoshihisa Ijiri

Long-Term Pedestrian Trajectory Prediction Using Mutable Intention Filter and Warp LSTM

Authors: Zhe Huang, Aamir Hasan, Kazuki Shin, Ruohua Li, Katherine Rose Driggs-Campbell

A 500-Fps Pan-Tilt Tracking System With Deep-Learning-Based Object Detection

Authors: Mingjun Jiang, Kohei Shimasaki, Shaopeng Hu, Taku Senoo, Idaku Ishii

Automatic Grouping of Redundant Sensors and Actuators Using Functional and Spatial Connections: Application to Muscle Grouping for Musculoskeletal Humanoids

Authors: Kento Kawaharazuka, Manabu Nishiura, Yuya Koga, Yusuke Omura, Yasunori Toshimitsu, Yuki Asano, Kei Okada, Koji Kawasaki, Masayuki Inaba

Uncertainty-Aware Contact-Safe Model-Based Reinforcement Learning

Authors: Cheng-Yu Kuo, Andreas Schaarschmidt, Yunduan Cui, Tamim Asfour, Takamitsu Matsubara

Approximate Simulation for Template-Based Whole-Body Control

Authors: Vince Kurtz, Patrick M. Wensing, Hai Lin

In-Situ Bonding of Multi-Layer Microfluidic Devices Assisted by an Automated Alignment System

Authors: Pengyun Li, Xiaoming Liu, Dan Liu, Xiaoqing Tang, Masaru Kojima, Qiang Huang, Tatsuo Arai

Generation of Efficient Rectilinear Gait Based on Dynamic Morphological Computation and Its Theoretical Analysis

Authors: Longchuan Li, Shugen Ma, Isao T. Tokuda, Fumihiko Asano, Makoto Nokata, Yang Tian, Liang Du

Automated Fabrication of the High-Fidelity Cellular Micro-Scaffold Through Proportion-Corrective Control of the Photocuring Process

Authors: Xin Li, Huaping Wang, Qing Shi, Jiaxin Liu, Zhanhua Xin, Xinyi Dong, Qiang Huang, Toshio Fukuda

Development of a Humanoid Shoulder Based on 3-Motor 3 Degrees-of-Freedom Coupled Tendon-Driven Joint Module

Authors: Wenyang Li, Yiwei Wang, Shunta Togo, Hiroshi Yokoi, Yinlai Jiang

Minimal Exposure Dubins Orienteering Problem

Authors: Douglas G. Macharet, Armando Alves Neto, Daigo Shishika

VIODE: A Simulated Dataset to Address the Challenges of Visual-Inertial Odometry in Dynamic Environments

Authors: Koji Minoda, Fabian Schilling, Valentin West, Dario Floreano, Takehisa Yairi

Humanoid Loco-Manipulation Planning Based on Graph Search and Reachability Maps

Authors: Masaki Murooka, Iori Kumagai, Mitsuharu Morisawa, Fumio Kanehiro, Abderrahmane Kheddar

RAT iLQR: A Risk Auto-Tuning Controller to Optimally Account for Stochastic Model Mismatch

Authors: Haruki Nishimura, Negar Mehr, Adrien Gaidon, Mac Schwager

Reinforcement Learning for Robotic Assembly Using Non-Diagonal Stiffness Matrix

Authors: Masahide Oikawa, Tsukasa Kusakabe, Kyo Kutsuzawa, Sho Sakaino, Toshiaki Tsuji

Data-Efficient Learning for Complex and Real-Time Physical Problem Solving Using Augmented Simulation

Authors: Kei Ota, Devesh K. Jha, Diego Romeres, Jeroen van Baar, Kevin A. Smith, Takayuki Semitsu, Tomoaki Oiki, Alan Sullivan, Daniel Nikovski, Joshua B. Tenenbaum

R-Track: Separable Modular Climbing Robot Design for Wall-to-Wall Transition

Authors: Changmin Park, JangHo Bae, Sijun Ryu, Jiseok Lee, TaeWon Seo

Stiffness Modulation in a Humanoid Robotic Leg and Knee

Authors: Felix Russell, Yukio Takeda, Petar Kormushev, Ravi Vaidyanathan, Peter Ellison

How to Select and Use Tools? : Active Perception of Target Objects Using Multimodal Deep Learning

Authors: Namiko Saito, Tetsuya Ogata, Satoshi Funabashi, Hiroki Mori, Shigeki Sugano

Efficient Single-Cell Mechanical Measurement by Integrating a Cell Arraying Microfluidic Device With Magnetic Tweezer

Authors: Xiaoqing Tang, Xiaoming Liu, Pengyun Li, Dan Liu, Masaru Kojima, Qiang Huang, Tatsuo Arai

Embodying Pre-Trained Word Embeddings Through Robot Actions

Authors: Minori Toyoda, Kanata Suzuki, Hiroki Mori, Yoshihiko Hayashi, Tetsuya Ogata

Online Object Searching by a Humanoid Robot in an Unknown Environment

Authors: Masato Tsuru, Adrien Escande, Arnaud Tanguy, Kevin Chappellet, Kensuke Harada

A Soft Robotic Hand Based on Bellows Actuators for Dishwashing Automation

Authors: Zhongkui Wang, Takao Hirata, Takanori Sato, Tomoharu Mori, Masaru Kawakami, Hidemitsu Furukawa, Sadao Kawamura

Elevation Angle Estimation in 2D Acoustic Images Using Pseudo Front View

Authors: Yusheng Wang, Yonghoon Ji, Dingyu Liu, Hiroshi Tsuchiya, Atsushi Yamashita, Hajime Asama

Semantic Mapping of Construction Site From Multiple Daily Airborne LiDAR Data

Authors: Thomas Westfechtel, Kazunori Ohno, Tetsu Akegawa, Kento Yamada, Ranulfo Plutarco Bezerra Neto, Shotaro Kojima, Taro Suzuki, Tomohiro Komatsu, Yukinori Shibata, Kimitaka Asano, Keiji Nagatani, Naoto Miyamoto, Takahiro Suzuki, Tatsuya Harada, Satoshi Tadokoro

A Versatile End-Effector for Pick-and-Release of Fabric Parts

Authors: Kimitoshi Yamazaki and Taiki Abe

HRP-4 Walks on Soft Feet

Authors: Manuel G. Catalano, Irene Frizza, Cecilia Morandi, Giorgio Grioli, Ko Ayusawa, Takahiro Ito, Gentiane Venture

Range-Aided Pose-Graph-Based SLAM: Applications of Deployable Ranging Beacons for Unknown Environment Exploration

Authors: Nobuhiro Funabiki, Benjamin Morrell, Jeremy Nash, Ali-akbar Agha-mohammadi

Interactive 3D Graph SLAM for Map Correction

Authors: Kenji Koide, Jun Miura, Masashi Yokozuka, Shuji Oishi, Atsuhiko Banno

Crowd Density Forecasting by Modeling Patch-Based Dynamics

Authors: Hiroaki Minoura, Ryo Yonetani, Mai Nishimura, Yoshitaka Ushiku

Modeling the Timing and Duration of Grip Behavior to Express Emotions for a Social Robot

Authors: Xiqian Zheng, Masahiro Shiomi, Takashi Minato, Hiroshi Ishiguro

Learning Force Control for Contact-Rich Manipulation Tasks With Rigid Position-Controlled Robots

Authors: Cristian Camilo Beltran-Hernandez, Damien Petit, Ixchel Georgina Ramirez-Alpizar, Takayuki Nishi, Shinichi Kikuchi, Takamitsu Matsubara, Kensuke Harada

Lyapunov-Stable Orientation Estimator for Humanoid Robots

Authors: Mehdi Benallegue, Rafael Cisneros, Abdelaziz Benallegue, Yacine Chitour, Mitsuharu Morisawa, Fumio Kanehiro

End-to-End Tactile Feedback Loop: From Soft Sensor Skin Over Deep GRU-Autoencoders to Tactile Stimulation

Authors: Andreas Geier, Rawleigh Tucker, Sophon Somlor, Hideyuki Sawada, Shigeki Sugano

Defensive Escort Teams for Navigation in Crowds via Multi-Agent Deep Reinforcement Learning

Authors: Yazied A. Hasan, Arpit Garg, Satomi Sugaya, Lydia Tapia

Bilateral Humanoid Teleoperation System Using Whole-Body Exoskeleton Cockpit TABLIS

Authors: Yasuhiro Ishiguro, Tasuku Makabe, Yuya Nagamatsu, Yuta Kojio, Kunio Kojima, Fumihito Sugai, Yohei Kakiuchi, Kei Okada, Masayuki Inaba

Virtual IR Sensing for Planetary Rovers: Improved Terrain Classification and Thermal Inertia Estimation

Authors: Yumi Iwashita, Kazuto Nakashima, Joseph Gatto, Shoya Higa, Adrian Stoica, Norris Khoo, Ryo Kurazume

Perceptive Locomotion in Rough Terrain - Online Foothold Optimization

Authors: Fabian Jenelten, Takahiro Miki, Aravind Elanjimattathil Vijayan, Marko Bjelonic, Marco Hutter

Stable Autonomous Spiral Stair Climbing of Tracked Vehicles Using Wall Reaction Force

Authors: Shotaro Kojima, Kazunori Ohno, Takahiro Suzuki, Yoshito Okada, Thomas Westfechtel, Satoshi Tadokoro

Multi-Contact Locomotion Planning for Humanoid Robot Based on Sustainable Contact Graph With Local Contact Modification

Authors: Iori Kumagai, Mitsuharu Morisawa, Shizuko Hattori, Mehdi Benallegue, Fumio Kanehiro

Human Navigation Using Phantom Tactile Sensation Based Vibrotactile Feedback

Authors: Zhenyu Liao, Jose V. Salazar Luces, Yasuhisa Hirata

Wide Area Exploration System Using Passive-Follower Robots Towed by Multiple Winches

Authors: Jose Victorio Salazar Luces, Manami Hoshi, Yasuhisa Hirata

RoVaLL: Design and Development of a Multi-Terrain Towed Robot With Variable Lug-Length Wheels

Authors: Jose Victorio Salazar Luces, Shin Matsuzaki, Yasuhisa Hirata

Radial-Layer Jamming Mechanism for String Configuration

Authors: Rio Mukaide, Masahiro Watanabe, Kenjiro Tadakuma, Yu Ozawa, Tomoya Takahashi, Masashi Konyo, Satoshi Tadokoro

Alleviating the Burden of Labeling: Sentence Generation by Attention Branch Encoder-Decoder Network

Authors: Tadashi Ogura, Aly Magassouba, Komei Sugiura, Tsubasa Hirakawa, Takayoshi Yamashita, Hironobu Fujiyoshi, Hisashi Kawai

C*: Cross-Modal Simultaneous Tracking and Rendering for 6-DoF Monocular Camera Localization Beyond Modalities

Authors: Shuji Oishi, Yasunori Kawamata, Masashi Yokozuka, Kenji Koide, Atsuhiko Banno, Jun Miura

Self-Propelled Colonoscopy Robot Using Flexible Paddles

Authors: Keisuke Osawa, Ryu Nakadate, Jumpei Arata, Yoshihiro Nagao, Tomohiko Akahoshi, Masatoshi Eto, Makoto Hashizume

A Routing Framework for Heterogeneous Multi-Robot Teams in Exploration Tasks

Authors: Takuma Sakamoto, Stphane Bonardi, Takashi Kubota

Imitation Learning Based on Bilateral Control for Human-Robot Cooperation

Authors: Ayumu Sasagawa, Kazuki Fujimoto, Sho Sakaino, Toshiaki Tsuji

The ARCHES Space-Analogue Demonstration Mission: Towards Heterogeneous Teams of Autonomous Robots for Collaborative Scientific Sampling in Planetary Exploration

Authors: Martin J. Schuster, Marcus Gerhard Mller, Sebastian G. Brunner, Hannah Lehner, Peter Lehner, Ryo Sakagami, Andreas Dmel, Lukas Meyer, Bernhard Vodermayer, Riccardo Giubilato, Mallikarjuna Vayugundla, Josef Reill, Florian Steidle, Ingo von Bargen, Kristin Bussmann, Rico Belder, Philipp Lutz, Wolfgang Strzl, Michal Smsek, Moritz Maier, Samantha Stoneman, Andre Fonseca Prince, Bernhard Rebele, Maximilian Durner, Emanuel Staudinger, Siwei Zhang, Robert Phlmann, Esther Bischoff, Christian Braun, Susanne Schrder, Enrico Dietz, Sven Frohmann, Anko Brner, Heinz-Wilhelm Hbers, Bernard Foing, Rudolph Triebel, Alin Olimpiu Albu-Schffer, Armin Wedler

Risk-Aware Motion Planning for a Limbed Robot with Stochastic Gripping Forces Using Nonlinear Programming

Authors: Yuki Shirai, Xuan Lin, Yusuke Tanaka, Ankur Mehta, Dennis W. Hong

Retraction Mechanism of Soft Torus Robot With a Hydrostatic Skeleton

Authors: Tomoya Takahashi, Masahiro Watanabe, Kenjiro Tadakuma, Masashi Konyo, Satoshi Tadokoro

Quaternion-Based Trajectory Optimization of Human Postures for Inducing Target Muscle Activation Patterns

Authors: Tatsuya Teramae, Takamitsu Matsubara, Tomoyuki Noda, Jun Morimoto

Detection and Control of Air Liquid Interface With an Open-Channel Microfluidic Chip for Circulating Tumor Cells Isolation From Human Whole Blood

Authors: Bilal Turan, Yusuke Tomori, Taisuke Masuda, Ruixuan Weng, Larina Tzu-Wei Shen, Satoshi Matsusaka, Fumihito Arai

ACMarker: Acoustic Camera-Based Fiducial Marker System in Underwater Environment

Authors: Yusheng Wang, Yonghoon Ji, Dingyu Liu, Yusuke Tamura, Hiroshi Tsuchiya, Atsushi Yamashita, Hajime Asama

Bundled Rotary Helix Drive Mechanism Capable of Smooth Peristaltic Movement

Authors: Masahiro Watanabe, Kenjiro Tadakuma, Masashi Konyo, Satoshi Tadokoro

Discontinuous and Smooth Depth Completion With Binary Anisotropic Diffusion Tensor

Authors: Yasuhiro Yao, Menandro Roxas, Ryoichi Ishikawa, Shingo Ando, Jun Shimamura, Takeshi Oishi

Development of a Δ-Type Mobile Robot Driven by Three Standing-Wave-Type Piezoelectric Ultrasonic Motors

Authors: Juntian Zhou, Masaki Suzuki, Ryoma Takahashi, Kengo Tanabe, Yuki Nishiyama, Hajime Sugiuchi, Yusuke Maeda, Ohmi Fuchiwaki

Semantic Localization Considering Uncertainty of Object Recognition

Authors: Naoki Akai, Takatsugu Hirayama, Hiroshi Murase

Soft Inductive Tactile Sensor Using Flow-Channel Enclosing Liquid Metal

Authors: Shota Hamaguchi, Takumi Kawasetsu, Takato Horii, Hisashi Ishihara, Ryuma Niiyama, Koh Hosoda, Minoru Asada

Laser Pouch Motors: Selective and Wireless Activation of Soft Actuators by Laser-Powered Liquid-to-Gas Phase Change

Authors: Takefumi Hiraki, Kenichi Nakahara, Koya Narumi, Ryuma Niiyama, Noriaki Kida, Naoki Takamura, Hiroshi Okamoto, Yoshihiro Kawahara

PF-IPMC: Paper/Fabric Assisted IPMC Actuators for 3D Crafts

Authors: Asuka Ishiki, Hiroyuki Nabae, Akio Kodaira, Koichi Suzumori

Estimation and Control of Motor Core Temperature With Online Learning of Thermal Model Parameters: Application to Musculoskeletal Humanoids

Authors: Kento Kawaharazuka, Naoki Hiraoka, Kei Tsuzuki, Moritaka Onitsuka, Yuki Asano, Kei Okada, Koji Kawasaki, Masayuki Inaba

Object Recognition, Dynamic Contact Simulation, Detection, and Control of the Flexible Musculoskeletal Hand Using a Recurrent Neural Network With Parametric Bias

Authors: Kento Kawaharazuka, Kei Tsuzuki, Moritaka Onitsuka, Yuki Asano, Kei Okada, Koji Kawasaki, Masayuki Inaba

Footstep Modification Including Step Time and Angular Momentum Under Disturbances on Sparse Footholds

Authors: Yuta Kojio, Yuki Omori, Kunio Kojima, Fumihito Sugai, Yohei Kakiuchi, Kei Okada, Masayuki Inaba

CorsNet: 3D Point Cloud Registration by Deep Neural Network

Authors: Akiyoshi Kurobe, Yusuke Sekikawa, Kohta Ishikawa, Hideo Saito

New Soft Robot Hand Configuration With Combined Biotensegrity and Thin Artificial Muscle

Authors: Wen-Yung Li, Hiroyuki Nabae, Gen Endo, Koichi Suzumori

Deep Learning of Neuromuscular and Visuomotor Control of a Biomimetic Simulated Humanoid

Authors: Masaki Nakada, Tao Zhou, Honglin Chen, Arjun Lakshmipathy, Demetri Terzopoulos

Liquid Pouch Motors: Printable Planar Actuators Driven by Liquid-to-Gas Phase Change for Shape-Changing Interfaces

Authors: Koya Narumi, Hiroki Sato, Kenichi Nakahara, Young Ah Seong, Kunihiko Morinaga, Yasuaki Kakehi, Ryuma Niiyama, Yoshihiro Kawahara

Ramus: A Frequency-Multiplexed Power Bus for Powering, Sensing and Controlling Robots

Authors: Yuki Nishizawa, Takuya Sasatani, Matthew Ishige, Yoshiaki Narusue, Takuya Umedachi, Yoshihiro Kawahara

3D-Aware Scene Change Captioning From Multiview Images

Authors: Yue Qiu, Yutaka Satoh, Ryota Suzuki, Kenji Iwata, Hirokatsu Kataoka

Bayesian Policy Optimization for Waste Crane With Garbage Inhomogeneity

Authors: Hikaru Sasaki, Terushi Hirabayashi, Kaoru Kawabata, Yukio Onuki, Takamitsu Matsubara

Pneumatic Soft Actuator Using Self-Excitation Based on Automatic-Jet-Switching-Structure

Authors: Kosuke Tani, Hiroyuki Nabae, Gen Endo, Koichi Suzumori

Development and Examination of Fog Computing-Based Encrypted Control System

Authors: Kaoru Teranishi, Naoki Shimada, Kiminao Kogiso

Development of Hiryu-II: A Long-Reach Articulated Modular Manipulator Driven by Thrusters

Authors: Yusuke Ueno, Tetsuo Hagiwara, Hiroyuki Nabae, Koichi Suzumori, Gen Endo

Segmentation and Averaging of sEMG Muscle Activations Prior to Synergy Extraction

Authors: lvaro Costa-Garca, Eduardo Iez, Moeka Sonoo, Shotaro Okajima, Hiroshi Yamasaki, Sayako Ueda, Shingo Shimoda

Visual Object Search by Learning Spatial Context

Authors: Raphael Druon, Yusuke Yoshiyasu, Asako Kanezaki, Alassane Watt

mROBerTO 2.0 - An Autonomous Millirobot With Enhanced Locomotion for Swarm Robotics

Authors: Kasra Eshaghi, Yuchen Li, Zendai Kashino, Goldie Nejat, Beno Benhabib

Stretchable Kirigami Components for Composite Meso-Scale Robots

Authors: Amir Firouzeh, Tatsuya Higashisaka, Keisuke Nagato, Kyu-Jin Cho, Jamie Paik

Benchmarking Bimanual Cloth Manipulation

Authors: Irene Garcia-Camacho, Guillem Aleny, Danica Kragic, Martina Lippi, Michael C. Welle, Hang Yin, Rika Antonova, Anastasiia Varava, Jlia Borrs Sol, Carme Torras, Alessandro Marino

Optimization-Based Distributed Flocking Control for Multiple Rigid Bodies

Authors: Tatsuya Ibuki, Sean Wilson, Junya Yamauchi, Masayuki Fujita, Magnus Egerstedt

Robust Path Planning for Slope Traversing Under Uncertainty in Slip Prediction

Authors: Hiroaki Inotsume, Takashi Kubota, David Wettergreen

Detachable Body: The Impact of Binocular Disparity and Vibrotactile Feedback in Co-Presence Tasks

Authors: Yukiko Iwasaki, Kozo Ando, Shuhei Iizuka, Michiteru Kitazaki, Hiroyasu Iwata

Autonomous and Reversible Adhesion Using Elastomeric Suction Cups for In-Vivo Medical Treatments

Authors: Haruna Iwasaki, Flavien Lefevre, Dana D. Damian, Eiji Iwase, Shuhei Miyashita

Hierarchical Stochastic Optimization With Application to Parameter Tuning for Electronically Controlled Transmissions

Authors: Hiroyuki Karasawa, Tomohiro Kanemaki, Kei Oomae, Rui Fukui, Masayuki Nakao, Takayuki Osa

Musculoskeletal AutoEncoder: A Unified Online Acquisition Method of Intersensory Networks for State Estimation, Control, and Simulation of Musculoskeletal Humanoids

Authors: Kento Kawaharazuka, Kei Tsuzuki, Moritaka Onitsuka, Yuki Asano, Kei Okada, Koji Kawasaki, Masayuki Inaba

Benchmarking Protocols for Evaluating Small Parts Robotic Assembly Systems

Authors: Kenneth Kimble, Karl Van Wyk, Joe Falco, Elena Messina, Yu Sun, Mizuho Shibata, Wataru Uemura, Yasuyoshi Yokokohji

Wall Deadlock Evasion Control Based on Rotation Radius Adjustment

Authors: Shotaro Kojima, Kazunori Ohno, Takahiro Suzuki, Yoshito Okada, Thomas Westfechtel, Satoshi Tadokoro

Virtual Fixture Assistance for Suturing in Robot-Aided Pediatric Endoscopic Surgery

Authors: Murilo M. Marinho, Hisashi Ishida, Kanako Harada, Kyoichi Deie, Mamoru Mitsuishi

Improving Visual Feature Extraction in Glacial Environments

Authors: Steven D. Morad, Jeremy Nash, Shoya Higa, Russell Smith, Aaron Parness, Kobus Barnard

Sheet-Based Gripper Featuring Passive Pull-In Functionality for Bin Picking and for Picking Up Thin Flexible Objects

Authors: Kota Morino, Shiro Kikuchi, Shinichi Chikagawa, Masakazu Izumi, Tetsuyou Watanabe

Plucking Motions for Tea Harvesting Robots Using Probabilistic Movement Primitives

Authors: Kurena Motokura, Masaki Takahashi, Marco Ewerton, Jan Peters

Variational Fisheye Stereo

Authors: Menandro Roxas and Takeshi Oishi

Tethered Tool Manipulation Planning With Cable Maneuvering

Authors: Daniel Snchez, Weiwei Wan, Kensuke Harada

Where to Map? Iterative Rover-Copter Path Planning for Mars Exploration

Authors: Takahiro Sasaki, Kyohei Otsu, Rohan Thakker, Sofie Haesaert, Ali-akbar Agha-mohammadi

Cooperative Team Strategies for Multi-Player Perimeter-Defense Games

Authors: Daigo Shishika, James Paulos, Vijay Kumar

Strategy for Roller Chain Assembly With Parallel Jaw Gripper

Authors: Keiki Tatemura and Hiroki Dobashi

A Compact McKibben Muscle Based Bending Actuator for Close-to-Body Application in Assistive Wearable Robots

Authors: Martin Tschiersky, Edsko E. G. Hekman, Dannis M. Brouwer, Just L. Herder, Koichi Suzumori

Smartphone Zombie Detection From LiDAR Point Cloud for Mobile Robot Safety

Authors: Jiaxu Wu, Yusuke Tamura, Yusheng Wang, Hanwool Woo, Alessandro Moro, Atsushi Yamashita, Hajime Asama

Temporal Muscle Synergy Features Estimate Effects of Short-Term Rehabilitation in Sit-to-Stand of Post-Stroke Patients

Authors: Ningjia Yang, Matti Itkonen, Fady Shibata-Alnajjar, Noriaki Hattori, Makoto Kinomoto, Kouji Takahashi, Takanori Fujii, Hironori Otomune, Ichiro Miyai, Atsushi Yamashita, Hajime Asama, Qi An, Hiroki Kogami, Kazunori Yoshida, Hiroshi Yamakawa, Yusuke Tamura, Shingo Shimoda, Hiroshi Yamasaki, Moeka Sonoo

Learning Natural Locomotion Behaviors for Humanoid Robots Using Human Bias

Authors: Chuanyu Yang, Kai Yuan, Shuai Heng, Taku Komura, Zhibin Li

Soft Tactile Fingertip to Estimate Orientation and the Contact State of Thin Rectangular Objects

Authors: Muhammad Hisyam Rosle, Ryo Kojima, Keung Or, Zhongkui Wang, Shinichi Hirai

What Kinds of Robot's Touch Will Match Expressed Emotions?

Authors: Xiqian Zheng, Masahiro Shiomi, Takashi Minato, Hiroshi Ishiguro

How Can Robot's Gaze Ratio and Body Direction Show an Awareness of Priority to the People With Whom it is Interacting?

Authors: Honoka Arai, Mitsuhiko Kimoto, Takamasa Iio, Katsunori Shimohara, Reo Matsumura, Masahiro Shiomi

Capillary Force Gripper for Complex-Shaped Micro-Objects With Fast Droplet Forming by On-Off Control of a Piston Slider

Authors: Wataru Hagiwara, Takatoshi Ito, Kenta Tanaka, Ryota Tokui, Ohmi Fuchiwaki

Vision-Based Estimation of Driving Energy for Planetary Rovers Using Deep Learning and Terramechanics

Authors: Shoya Higa, Yumi Iwashita, Kyohei Otsu, Masahiro Ono, Olivier Lamarre, Annie Didier, Mark Hoffmann

Real-Time Dense Depth Estimation Using Semantically-Guided LIDAR Data Propagation and Motion Stereo

Authors: Atsuki Hirata, Ryoichi Ishikawa, Menandro Roxas, Takeshi Oishi

Deep Visual MPC-Policy Learning for Navigation

Authors: Noriaki Hirose, Fei Xia, Roberto Martn-Martn, Amir Sadeghian, Silvio Savarese

Whole-Body Locomotion and Posture Control on a Torque-Controlled Hydraulic Rover

Authors: Sang-Ho Hyon, Yusuke Ida, Junichi Ishikawa, Minoru Hiraoka

Predictive Optimization of Assistive Force in Admittance Control-Based Physical Interaction for Robotic Gait Assistance

Authors: Shunki Itadera, Emmanuel C. Dean-Leon, Jun Nakanishi, Yasuhisa Hasegawa, Gordon Cheng

High-Speed Humanoid Robot Arm for Badminton Using Pneumatic-Electric Hybrid Actuators

Authors: Shotaro Mori, Kazutoshi Tanaka, Satoshi Nishikawa, Ryuma Niiyama, Yasuo Kuniyoshi

The VRP Generalized Inverse and Its Application in DCM/VRP-Based Walking Control

Authors: Dragomir N. Nenchev, Akinori Miyata, Sho Miyahara, Takehide Hamano

Evaluation of Hopping Robot Performance With Novel Foot Pad Design on Natural Terrain for Hopper Development

Authors: Kosuke Sakamoto, Masatsugu Otsuki, Takao Maeda, Kent Yoshikawa, Takashi Kubota

Computational Design of Statically Balanced Planar Spring Mechanisms

Authors: Takuto Takahashi, Jonas Zehnder, Hiroshi G. Okuno, Shigeki Sugano, Stelian Coros, Bernhard Thomaszewski

Acoustic Length Sensor for Soft Extensible Pneumatic Actuators With a Frequency Characteristics Model

Authors: Ken Takaki, Yoshitaka Taguchi, Satoshi Nishikawa, Ryuma Niiyama, Yoshihiro Kawahara

Autonomous 3-D Reconstruction, Mapping, and Exploration of Indoor Environments With a Robotic Arm

Authors: Yiming Wang, Stuart James, Elisavet Konstantina Stathopoulou, Carlos Beltrn-Gonzlez, Yoshinori Konishi, Alessio Del Bue

A Mechanical Approach to Suppress the Oscillation of a Long Continuum Robot Flying With Water Jets

Authors: Tomoka Yamaguchi, Yuichi Ambe, Hisato Ando, Masashi Konyo, Kenjiro Tadakuma, Shigenao Maruyama, Satoshi Tadokoro

Fabrication of "18 Weave" Muscles and Their Application to Soft Power Support Suit for Upper Limbs Using Thin McKibben Muscle

Authors: Tomoki Abe, Shoichiro Koizumi, Hiroyuki Nabae, Gen Endo, Koichi Suzumori, Nao Sato, Michiko Adachi, Fumi Takamizawa

Rotational Angle Trajectory Tracking of a Twisted Polymeric Fiber Actuator by the Combination of a Model-Based Feed-Forward and Estimated Temperature Feedback

Authors: Ryo Hayashi, Ken Masuya, Kentaro Takagi, Toshihira Irisawa, Rui Fujino, Takuma Yamauchi, Eitaro Tanaka, Kenji Tahara

Long-Time Self-Body Image Acquisition and Its Application to the Control of Musculoskeletal Structures

Authors: Kento Kawaharazuka, Kei Tsuzuki, Shogo Makino, Moritaka Onitsuka, Yuki Asano, Kei Okada, Koji Kawasaki, Masayuki Inaba

Straight-Fiber-Type Artificial Muscle Deformation Under Pressurization

Authors: Akihiro Kojima, Manabu Okui, Itsuki Hisamichi, Tomoaki Tsuji, Taro Nakamura

Long-Reach Aerial Manipulation Employing Wire-Suspended Hand With Swing-Suppression Device

Authors: Ryo Miyazaki, Rui Jiang, Hannibal Paul, Yanzhao Huang, Kazuhiro Shimonomura

Optimal Stochastic Vehicle Path Planning Using Covariance Steering

Authors: Kazuhide Okamoto and Panagiotis Tsiotras

Development and Experimental Validation of Aerial Vehicle With Passive Rotating Shell on Each Rotor

Authors: Carl John Salaan, Kenjiro Tadakuma, Yoshito Okada, Yusuke Sakai, Kazunori Ohno, Satoshi Tadokoro

Experimental Analysis of the Influence of Olfactory Property on Chemical Plume Tracing Performance

Authors: Shunsuke Shigaki, Kei Okajima, Kazushi Sanada, Daisuke Kurabayashi

Rotational Angle Control of a Twisted Polymeric Fiber Actuator by an Estimated Temperature Feedback

Authors: Kenji Tahara, Ryo Hayashi, Ken Masuya, Kentaro Takagi, Toshihira Irisawa, Takuma Yamauchi, Eitaro Tanaka

Super Dragon: A 10-m-Long-Coupled Tendon-Driven Articulated Manipulator

Authors: Gen Endo, Atsushi Horigome, Atsushi Takata

Capacitive Sensing for a Gripper With Gecko-Inspired Adhesive Film

Authors: Jiro Hashizume, Tae Myung Huh, Srinivasan A. Suresh, Mark R. Cutkosky

A Wearable Skin-Stretching Tactile Interface for Human-Robot and Human-Human Communication

Authors: Alice Haynes, Melanie Florine Simons, Tim Helps, Yuichi Nakamura, Jonathan Rossiter

VUNet: Dynamic Scene View Synthesis for Traversability Estimation Using an RGB Camera

Authors: Noriaki Hirose, Amir Sadeghian, Fei Xia, Roberto Martn-Martn, Silvio Savarese

Overpressure Compensation for Hydraulic Hybrid Servo Booster Applied to Hydraulic Manipulator

Authors: Sang-Ho Hyon, Yuuki Taniai, Kazuyuki Hiranuma, Kazutoshi Yasunaga

Humanoid Robot HRP-5P: An Electrically Actuated Humanoid Robot With High-Power and Wide-Range Joints

Authors: Kenji Kaneko, Hiroshi Kaminaga, Takeshi Sakaguchi, Shuuji Kajita, Mitsuharu Morisawa, Iori Kumagai, Fumio Kanehiro

Two-View Monocular Depth Estimation by Optic-Flow-Weighted Fusion

Authors: Alex Masuo Kaneko and Kenjiro Yamamoto

Fully Automated Annotation With Noise-Masked Visual Markers for Deep-Learning-Based Object Detection

Authors: Takuya Kiyokawa, Keita Tomochika, Jun Takamatsu, Tsukasa Ogasawara

IPMC Monolithic Thin Film Robots Fabricated Using a Multi-Layer Casting Process

Authors: Akio Kodaira, Kinji Asaka, Tetsuya Horiuchi, Gen Endo, Hiroyuki Nabae, Koichi Suzumori

High-Speed, Small-Deformation Catching of Soft Objects Based on Active Vision and Proximity Sensing

Authors: Keisuke Koyama, Kenichi Murakami, Taku Senoo, Makoto Shimojo, Masatoshi Ishikawa

Development of Performance System With Musical Dynamics Expression on Humanoid Saxophonist Robot

Authors: Jia-Yeu Lin, Mao Kawai, Yuya Nishio, Sarah Cosentino, Atsuo Takanishi

A Compact Dental Robotic System Using Soft Bracing Technique

Authors: Jing Li, Zhong Shen, Wen Yu Tian Xu, Walter Yu Hang Lam, Richard Tai Chiu Hsung, Edmond Ho Nang Pow, Kazuhiro Kosuge, Zheng Wang

Adaptive Update of Reference Capacitances in Conductive Fabric Based Robotic Skin

Authors: Takahiro Matsuno, Zhongkui Wang, Kaspar Althoefer, Shinichi Hirai

Data Information Fusion From Multiple Access Points for WiFi-Based Self-localization

Authors: Renato Miyagusuku, Atsushi Yamashita, Hajime Asama

Low-Cost, Continuously Variable, Strain Wave Transmission Using Gecko-Inspired Adhesives

Authors: Nicholas D. Naclerio, Capella F. Kerst, David A. Haggerty, Srinivasan A. Suresh, Sonali Singh, Kenichi Ogawa, Susumu Miyazaki, Mark R. Cutkosky, Elliot Wright Hawkes

Effects of Different Hand-Grounding Locations on Haptic Performance With a Wearable Kinesthetic Haptic Device

Authors: Sajid Nisar, Melisa Orta Martinez, Takahiro Endo, Fumitoshi Matsuno, Allison M. Okamura

Wrinkled Soft Sensor With Variable Afferent Morphology

Authors: Qiukai Qi, Shinichi Hirai, Van Anh Ho

Caterpillar-Inspired Crawling Robot Using Both Compression and Bending Deformations

Authors: Takuya Umedachi, Masahiro Shimizu, Yoshihiro Kawahara

New Automated Guided Vehicle System Using Real-Time Holonic Scheduling for Warehouse Picking

Authors: Hiroshi Yoshitake, Ryota Kamoshida, Yoshikazu Nagashima

Three-Dimensional Manipulation of a Spherical Object Using Ultrasound Plane Waves

Authors: Takuro Furumoto, Keisuke Hasegawa, Yasutoshi Makino, Hiroyuki Shinoda

Longitudinal Rollover Strategy as Effective Intervention to Reduce Wrist Injuries During Forward Fall

Authors: Saeed Abdolshah, Nader Rajaei, Yasuhiro Akiyama, Yoji Yamada, Shogo Okamoto

Frequency-Based Temperature Compensation for a Tactile Sensor Using Acoustic Reflection

Authors: Shun Akita, Tomohiro Fukuda, Yoshihiro Tanaka, Michitaka Fujiwara, Akihito Sano

Learning to Segment Generic Handheld Objects Using Class-Agnostic Deep Comparison and Segmentation Network

Authors: Krishneel Chaudhary, Kentaro Wada, Xiangyu Chen, Kohei Kimura, Kei Okada, Masayuki Inaba

Reliable Planar Object Pose Estimation in Light Fields From Best Subaperture Camera Pairs

Authors: Nathan Crombez, Guillaume Caron, Takuya Funatomi, Yasuhiro Mukaigawa

Development of New Terminal Fixation Method for Synthetic Fiber Ropes

Authors: Atsushi Horigome, Gen Endo, Atsushi Takata, Youki Wakabayashi

Active Sensing for Measuring Contact of Thin Film Gecko-Inspired Adhesives

Authors: Tae Myung Huh, Cheng Liu, Jiro Hashizume, Tony G. Chen, Srinivasan A. Suresh, Fu-Kuo Chang, Mark R. Cutkosky

A Speech-Driven Hand Gesture Generation Method and Evaluation in Android Robots

Authors: Carlos Toshinori Ishi, Daichi Machiyashiki, Ryusuke Mikata, Hiroshi Ishiguro

Body Flexibility Effects on Foot Loading in Quadruped Bounding Based on a Simple Analytical Model

Authors: Tomoya Kamimura, Shinya Aoi, Kazuo Tsuchiya, Fumitoshi Matsuno

Braiding Thin McKibben Muscles to Enhance Their Contracting Abilities

Authors: Shoichiro Koizumi, Shunichi Kurumaya, Hiroyuki Nabae, Gen Endo, Koichi Suzumori

High-Speed High-Precision Proximity Sensor for Detection of Tilt, Distance, and Contact

Authors: Keisuke Koyama, Makoto Shimojo, Taku Senoo, Masatoshi Ishikawa

A Wearable Three-Axis Tactile Sensor for Human Fingertips

Authors: Harris Kristanto, Prathamesh Sathe, Alexander Schmitz, Tito Pradhono Tomo, Sophon Somlor, Shigeki Sugano

Omnidirectional DSO: Direct Sparse Odometry With Fisheye Cameras

Authors: Hidenobu Matsuki, Lukas von Stumberg, Vladyslav Usenko, Jrg Stckler, Daniel Cremers

Automation of Train Cab Front Cleaning With a Robot Manipulator

Authors: Joo Moura, William McColl, Gerard Taykaldiranian, Tetsuo Tomiyama, Mustafa Suphi Erden

The Seednoid Robot Platform: Designing a Multipurpose Compact Robot From Continuous Evaluation and Lessons From Competitions

Authors: Kazuhiro Sasabuchi, Hiroaki Yaguchi, Kotaro Nagahama, Shintaro Hori, Hiroto Mizohana, Masayuki Inaba

How Should a Robot React Before People's Touch?: Modeling a Pre-Touch Reaction Distance for a Robot's Face

Authors: Masahiro Shiomi, Kodai Shatani, Takashi Minato, Hiroshi Ishiguro

Motion Modeling and Localization of Skid-Steering Wheeled Rover on Loose Terrain

Authors: Masataku Sutoh, Yutaro Iijima, Yuta Sakakieda, Sachiko Wakabayashi

Development and Testing of Force-Sensing Forceps Using FBG for Bilateral Micro-Operation System

Authors: Hiroyuki Suzuki, Hiromasa Masuda, Kazuo Hongo, Ryuta Horie, Shunsuke Yajima, Yuki Itotani, Masahiro Fujita, Ken'ichiro Nagasaka

State Estimation Using the CoG Candidates for Sit-to-Stand Support System User

Authors: Mizuki Takeda, Yasuhisa Hirata, Takahiro Katayama, Yasuhide Mizuta, Atsushi Koujina

Real-Time Fully Incremental Scene Understanding on Mobile Platforms

Authors: Johanna Wald, Keisuke Tateno, Jrgen Sturm, Nassir Navab, Federico Tombari

Parking Spot Estimation and Mapping Method for Mobile Robots

Authors: Thomas Westfechtel, Kazunori Ohno, Naoki Mizuno, Ryunosuke Hamada, Shotaro Kojima, Satoshi Tadokoro

A Novel Approach to the Segmentation of sEMG Data Based on the Activation and Deactivation of Muscle Synergies During Movement

Authors: lvaro Costa-Garca, Matti Itkonen, Hiroshi Yamasaki, Fady Shibata-Alnajjar, Shingo Shimoda

ForceHand Glove: A Wearable Force-Feedback Glove With Pneumatic Artificial Muscles (PAMs)

Authors: Swagata Das, Yusuke Kishishita, Toshio Tsuji, Cassie Lowell, Kazunori Ogawa, Yuichi Kurita

Fuzzy Clustering of Spatially Relevant Acoustic Data for Defect Detection

Authors: Jun Younes Louhi Kasahara, Hiromitsu Fujii, Atsushi Yamashita, Hajime Asama

Effect of Physical Therapy on Muscle Synergy Structure During Standing-Up Motion of Hemiplegic Patients

Authors: Hiroki Kogami, Qi An, Ningjia Yang, Hiroshi Yamakawa, Yusuke Tamura, Atsushi Yamashita, Hajime Asama, Shingo Shimoda, Hiroshi Yamasaki, Matti Itkonen, Fady Shibata-Alnajjar, Noriaki Hattori, Makoto Kinomoto, Kouji Takahashi, Takanori Fujii, Hironori Otomune, Ichiro Miyai

High-Speed and Lightweight Humanoid Robot Arm for a Skillful Badminton Robot

Authors: Shotaro Mori, Kazutoshi Tanaka, Satoshi Nishikawa, Ryuma Niiyama, Yasuo Kuniyoshi

Standard Performance Test of Wearable Robots for Lumbar Support

Authors: Cota Nabeshima, Ko Ayusawa, Conrad Hochberg, Eiichi Yoshida

Passive Spine Gripper for Free-Climbing Robot in Extreme Terrain

Authors: Kenji Nagaoka, Hayato Minote, Kyohei Maruya, Yuki Shirai, Kazuya Yoshida, Takeshi Hakamada, Hirotaka Sawada, Takashi Kubota

Modeling of Synthetic Fiber Ropes and Frequency Response of Long-Distance Cable-Pulley System

Authors: Atsushi Takata, Gen Endo, Koichi Suzumori, Hiroyuki Nabae, Yoshihiro Mizutani, Yoshiro Suzuki

EMD Net: An Encode-Manipulate-Decode Network for Cloth Manipulation

Authors: Daisuke Tanaka, Solvi Arnold, Kimitoshi Yamazaki

A New Silicone Structure for uSkin - A Soft, Distributed, Digital 3-Axis Skin Sensor and Its Integration on the Humanoid Robot iCub

Authors: Tito Pradhono Tomo, Massimo Regoli, Alexander Schmitz, Lorenzo Natale, Harris Kristanto, Sophon Somlor, Lorenzo Jamone, Giorgio Metta, Shigeki Sugano

Preoperative Needle Insertion Path Planning for Minimizing Deflection in Multilayered Tissues

Authors: Ryosuke Tsumura, Jin Seob Kim, Hiroyasu Iwata, Iulian Iordachita

Aerial Hose Type Robot by Water Jet for Fire Fighting

Authors: Hisato Ando, Yuichi Ambe, Akihiro Ishii, Masashi Konyo, Kenjiro Tadakuma, Shigenao Maruyama, Satoshi Tadokoro

The Exchange of Knowledge Using Cloud Robotics

Authors: Asil Kaan Bozcuoglu, Gayane Kazhoyan, Yuki Furuta, Simon Stelter, Michael Beetz, Kei Okada, Masayuki Inaba

Online Learning of Joint-Muscle Mapping Using Vision in Tendon-Driven Musculoskeletal Humanoids

Authors: Kento Kawaharazuka, Shogo Makino, Masaya Kawamura, Yuki Asano, Kei Okada, Masayuki Inaba

Coordinated Use of Structure-Integrated Bistable Actuation Modules for Agile Locomotion

Authors: Satoshi Nishikawa, Yusuke Arai, Ryuma Niiyama, Yasuo Kuniyoshi

Hybrid Pneumatic Source Based on Evaluation of Air Compression Methods for Portability

Authors: Manabu Okui, Yuki Nagura, Yasuyuki Yamada, Taro Nakamura

Where to Look? Predictive Perception With Applications to Planetary Exploration

Authors: Kyohei Otsu, Ali-Akbar Agha-Mohammadi, Michael Paton

A Loop-Shaped Flexible Mechanism for Robotic Needle Steering

Authors: Atsushi Yamada, Shigeyuki Naka, Norihisa Nitta, Shigehiro Morikawa, Tohru Tani

Long-Legged Hexapod Giacometti Robot Using Thin Soft McKibben Actuator

Authors: Ahmad Athif Mohd Faudzi, Gen Endo, Shunichi Kurumaya, Koichi Suzumori

Index Finger of a Human-Like Robotic Hand Using Thin Soft Muscles

Authors: Ahmad Athif Mohd Faudzi, Jun'ichiro Ooga, Tatsuhiko Goto, Masashi Takeichi, Koichi Suzumori

Distal Proprioceptive Sensor for Motion Feedback in Endoscope-Based Modular Robotic Systems

Authors: Joshua B. Gafford, Hiroyuki Aihara, Christopher Thompson, Robert J. Wood, Conor J. Walsh

A Phantom-Sensation Based Paradigm for Continuous Vibrotactile Wrist Guidance in Two-Dimensional Space

Authors: Jose V. Salazar Luces, Keisuke Okabe, Yoshiki Murao, Yasuhisa Hirata

Eliminating Scale Drift in Monocular SLAM Using Depth From Defocus

Authors: Tomoyuki Shiozaki and Gamini Dissanayake

Time-Varying Moth-Inspired Algorithm for Chemical Plume Tracing in Turbulent Environment

Authors: Shigaki Shunsuke, Takeshi Sakurai, Noriyasu Ando, Daisuke Kurabayashi, Ryohei Kanzaki

Landing Behavior Analysis of Lunar Probe Based on Drop Tests and RFT in a Vacuum

Authors: Masataku Sutoh, Sachiko Wakabayashi, Takeshi Hoshino

Planar Omnidirectional Crawler Mobile Mechanism - Development of Actual Mechanical Prototype and Basic Experiments

Authors: Kenjiro Tadakuma, Eri Takane, Masahiro Fujita, Akito Nomura, Hirone Komatsu, Masashi Konyo, Satoshi Tadokoro

Covering a Robot Fingertip With uSkin: A Soft Electronic Skin With Distributed 3-Axis Force Sensitive Elements for Robot Hands

Authors: Tito Pradhono Tomo, Alexander Schmitz, Wai Keat Wong, Harris Kristanto, Sophon Somlor, Jinsun Hwang, Lorenzo Jamone, Shigeki Sugano

Evaluation of Series Clutch Actuators With a High Torque-to-Weight Ratio for Open-Loop Torque Control and Collision Safety

Authors: Yushi Wang, Alexander Schmitz, Kento Kobayashi, Javier Alejandro Alvarez Lopez, Wei Wang, Yuki Matsuo, Yoshihiro Sakamoto, Shigeki Sugano

Large Range Impedance Shaping for Physical Human Robot Interaction Through Light Quantity Measurement Based Torque Regulation

Authors: Wei Wang, Chang Wei, Yuki Suga, Chiahao Kuo, Alexander Schmitz, Shigeki Sugano

Rotational Sliding Motion Generation for Humanoid Robot by Force Distribution in Each Contact Face

Authors: Kunio Kojima, Yasuhiro Ishiguro, Fumihito Sugai, Shunichi Nozawa, Yohei Kakiuchi, Kei Okada, Masayuki Inaba

Step Sequence and Direction Detection of Four Square Step Test

Authors: Weisheng Kong, Lauren Wanning, Salvatore Sessa, Massimiliano Zecca, Daniele Magistro, Hikaru Takeuchi, Ryuta Kawashima, Atsuo Takanishi

Surface Texture of Deformable Robotic Fingertips for a Stable Grasp Under Both Dry and Wet Conditions

Authors: Kaori Mizushima, Toshihiro Nishimura, Yosuke Suzuki, Tokuo Tsuji, Tetsuyou Watanabe

Large Indentation Method to Measure Elasticity of Cell in Robot-Integrated Microfluidic Chip

Authors: Hirotaka Sugiura, Shinya Sakuma, Makoto Kaneko, Fumihito Arai

Spatio-Temporal Video Completion in Spherical Image Sequences

Authors: Binbin Xu, Sarthak Pathak, Hiromitsu Fujii, Atsushi Yamashita, Hajime Asama

Dance Teaching by a Robot: Combining Cognitive and Physical Human-Robot Interaction for Supporting the Skill Learning Process

Authors: Diego Felipe Paez Granados, Breno A. Yamamoto, Hiroko Kamide, Jun Kinugawa, Kazuhiro Kosuge

Utilizing Elasticity of Cable-Driven Surgical Robot to Estimate Cable Tension and External Force

Authors: Mohammad Haghighipanah, Muneaki Miyasaka, Blake Hannaford

Motion Analysis in Vocalized Surprise Expressions and Motion Generation in Android Robots

Authors: Carlos Toshinori Ishi, Takashi Minato, Hiroshi Ishiguro

Design of a Compact Actuation and Control System for Flexible Medical Robots

Authors: Tania K. Morimoto, Elliot Wright Hawkes, Allison M. Okamura

Comparative Study of Serial-Parallel Delta Robots With Full Orientation Capabilities

Authors: Jan Brinker, Nils Funk, Philipp Ingenlath, Yukio Takeda, Burkhard Corves

Variable-Grasping-Mode Underactuated Soft Gripper With Environmental Contact-Based Operation

Authors: Toshihiro Nishimura, Kaori Mizushima, Yosuke Suzuki, Tokuo Tsuji, Tetsuyou Watanabe

Guiding Trajectory Optimization by Demonstrated Distributions

Authors: Takayuki Osa, Amir Masoud Ghalamzan Esfahani, Rustam Stolkin, Rudolf Lioutikov, Jan Peters, Gerhard Neumann

Predicting Task Intent From Surface Electromyography Using Layered Hidden Markov Models

Authors: Yosef Razin, Kevin Pluckter, Jun Ueda, Karen M. Feigh

Printed Paper Robot Driven by Electrostatic Actuator

Authors: Hiroki Shigemune, Shingo Maeda, Vito Cacucciolo, Yoshitaka Iwata, Eiji Iwase, Shuji Hashimoto, Shigeki Sugano

Development of Giacometti Arm With Balloon Body

Authors: Masashi Takeichi, Koichi Suzumori, Gen Endo, Hiroyuki Nabae

Multi-Layered Channel Patterning by Local Heating of Hydrogels

Authors: Masaru Takeuchi, Tomoyuki Oya, Akihiko Ichikawa, Akiyuki Hasegawa, Masahiro Nakajima, Yasuhisa Hasegawa, Toshio Fukuda

Lane-Change Detection Based on Vehicle-Trajectory Prediction

Authors: Hanwool Woo, Yonghoon Ji, Hitoshi Kono, Yusuke Tamura, Yasuhide Kuroda, Takashi Sugano, Yasunori Yamamoto, Atsushi Yamashita, Hajime Asama

Repeatable Folding Task by Humanoid Robot Worker Using Deep Learning

Authors: Pin-Chu Yang, Kazuma Sasaki, Kanata Suzuki, Kei Kase, Shigeki Sugano, Tetsuya Ogata

Impedance Control Design Based on Plastic Deformation for a Robotic Arm

Authors: Taku Senoo, Masanori Koike, Kenichi Murakami, Masatoshi Ishikawa

Motion Behaviors of Landing Gear for Lunar Probes in Atmosphere and Vacuum Tests

Authors: Masataku Sutoh, Sachiko Wakabayashi, Takeshi Hoshino

Timing Analysis of Robotic Neuromodulatory Rehabilitation System for Paired Associative Stimulation

Authors: Euisun Kim, Ilya Kovalenko, Lauren Lacey, Minoru Shinohara, Jun Ueda

Development of a Humorous Humanoid Robot Capable of Quick-and-Wide Arm Motion

Authors: Tatsuhiro Kishi, Soichiro Shimomura, Hajime Futaki, Hiroshi Yanagino, Masaaki Yahara, Sarah Cosentino, Takashi Nozawa, Kenji Hashimoto, Atsuo Takanishi

Design Principles of a High-Speed Omni-Scannable Gaze Controller

Authors: Koseki J. Kobayashi-Kirschvink and Hiromasa Oku

Stiffness Display by Muscle Contraction Via Electric Muscle Stimulation

Authors: Yuichi Kurita, Takaaki Ishikawa, Toshio Tsuji

Microbubbles for High-Speed Assembly of Cell-Laden Vascular-Like Microtube

Authors: Xiaoming Liu, Qing Shi, Huaping Wang, Tao Sun, Ning Yu, Qiang Huang, Toshio Fukuda

Design and Characterization of a Lightweight and Fully Portable Remote Actuation System for Use With a Hand Exoskeleton

Authors: Christopher J. Nycz, Tobias L. Btzer, Olivier Lambercy, Jumpei Arata, Gregory S. Fischer, Roger Gassert

Autonomous Terrain Classification With Co- and Self-Training Approach

Authors: Kyohei Otsu, Masahiro Ono, Thomas J. Fuchs, Ian Baldwin, Takashi Kubota

Micromanipulation for Coiling Microfluidic Spun Alginate Microfibers by Magnetically Guided System

Authors: Tao Sun, Huaping Wang, Qing Shi, Masaru Takeuchi, Masahiro Nakajima, Qiang Huang, Toshio Fukuda

High-Speed Bioassembly of Cellular Microstructures With Force Characterization for Repeating Single-Step Contact Manipulation

Authors: Huaping Wang, Qing Shi, Tao Sun, Xiaoming Liu, Masahiro Nakajima, Qiang Huang, Paolo Dario, Toshio Fukuda

Pupil Variation Applied to the Eye Tracking Control of an Endoscopic Manipulator

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

Bent Sheet Grasping Stability for Sheet Manipulation

Authors: Yoshinori Fujihira, Toshihiro Nishimura, Tetsuyou Watanabe

Batch Fabrication of Microscale Gear-Like Tissue by Alginate-Poly-L-lysine (PLL) Microcapsules System

Authors: Zeyang Liu, Masaru Takeuchi, Masahiro Nakajima, Toshio Fukuda, Yasuhisa Hasegawa, Qiang Huang

A Novel Approach to Increase the Locomotion Performance of Mobile Robots in Fields With Tall Grasses

Authors: Katsuaki Tanaka, Hiroyuki Ishii, Daisuke Kuroiwa, Yuya Okamoto, Eric Mossor, Hikaru Sugita, Qing Shi, Satoshi Okabayashi, Yusuke Sugahara, Atsuo Takanishi

Developing and Comparing Single-Arm and Dual-Arm Regrasp

Authors: Weiwei Wan and Kensuke Harada