SICE Annual Conference 2007(SICE2007)

List of Organized Sessions(Apr. 23, 2007)

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No Session Title/Topics Organizer Session Theme and Objective
Ubiquitous Healthcare

System and Information-Biological and Physiological Engineering
Masayuki Nambu(Osaka Electro-Communication University)
The objective of this session is to study about application of ubiquitous computing system for home healthcare. Development of home healthcare system is important in Japan as aged society, and network system is necessary to provide continuous monitoring. We will discuss about home healthcare systems, using network, wearable computers and sensors, or RF-ID. In addition, we will discuss not only the structure of the system and the function but also an usability in the interface or concrete use in home. Finally, we hope to find the algorithms to automatic diagnosis of health condition of the elderly.
Sensing, Control and Safety Systems for Smart Vehicle Automation

System Integration-Robotic and Automation Systems
Masafumi Hashimoto(Doshisha University)
Minami Mamoru(University of Fukui)
Autonomous vehicles and mobile robots have been developing in various fields such as ITS world, factory, home and civil automation, and security and rescue systems. Intelligent sensing, control and communication are fundamental issues for achieving vehicle automation. Fault handling is also needed for assuring system reliability and safety. In this session various key technologies are discussed for smart vehicle automation.
Recent advances in mechanical metrology (1)

Measurement-Mass and Force Measurement
Hayashi Toshiyuki(AIST)
This session deals with the recent advances in the measurement technology of mass related quantities, that is mass, force, pressure and vacuum. It also deals with the standard technology and traceability system that ensure the precision, reliability and interchangeability of measurement results. The session is composed of a wide scope of presentations from the basic theory of measurements to the advanced application of measuring techniques in industry.
Recent advances in mechanical metrology (2)

Measurement-Mass and Force Measurement
Hayashi Toshiyuki(AIST)
This session deals with the recent advances in the measurement technology of mass related quantities, that is mass, force, pressure and vacuum. It also deals with the standard technology and traceability system that ensure the precision, reliability and interchangeability of measurement results. The session is composed of a wide scope of presentations from the basic theory of measurements to the advanced application of measuring techniques in industry.
Driver intent inference

System Integration-Human Interfaces
Itoh Makoto(University of Tsukuba)
In order to improve driver assistance systems, it is vital to understand whether a driver is what a driver intend to do. In this organized session, recent theoretical and empirical researches on inference of driver intent are presented.
Inverse Problems

Measurement-Identification and Estimation
Teramoto Kenbu(SagaUniversity)
This session aims to combine theoretical and mathematical studies on inverse problems with numerical and practical approaches to their solution. All inverse problems, inverse methods and data inversion methods are within the scope of the OS, including applications to tomography, systems identification, nondestructive evaluation and nonlinear evolution equations.
Vehicle Routing and Scheduling

System and Information-Systems Theory and Engineering
Tanaka Shunji(Kyoto University)
Recent advances in computer technologies, optimization methods and information science have been enabling more intelligent routing and scheduling of automated vehicles to transport passengers and commodities. This session is devoted to the recent theories and methodologies for routing and scheduling of automated vehicles including AGVs (automated guided vehicles), elevator cars, S/R (storage and retrieval) machines and so on.
Dependable System Design in Discrete Event Systems

System and Information-Discrete Event Systems
Suzuki Tatsuya(Nagoya University)
Since 1990's, various theoretical tools on modeling, analysis, and synthesis of discrete event systems have been developed. In particular, (a) Petri net based modeling and analysis (b) supervisory control (c) diagnosis for event driven systems, are promissing ones that are investigated by many researchers from viewpoints of both theory and applications. In this organized session, we would like to propose a session on dependable system design in discrete event systems which presents some theoretical and practical contributions of the discrete event system framework to the design of dependable system. The goal of this session is to discuss and figure out some essential contributions of discrete event system approach toward the realization of the dependable system together with further practical use of them.
Sound and Vibration Measurement

Measurement-Signal and/or Image Processing
Teramoto Kenbu(SagaUniversity)
This session aims to advance the science of acoustics and vibration by creating novel measurement method.
Safety and Cyber Security for Industrial Automation (1)

Industrial Applications-Manufacturing Systems
Demachi Koji(Yokogawa Electric Corporation)
Takayanagi Yoichi(TOSHIBA Corporation)
Takano Masatoshi(Toyota Motor Corporation)
Recently, our concern for the social responsibility in industrial automation fields has risen. Therefore the technologies for safety and security to prevent beforehand the damages to the employee and the surrounding residents have become especially important. The consolidation of the international standardization regarding functional safety and safety machinery is advanced in IEC and ISO. On the other hand, safety-instrumentation and safety-PLC have spread with acceleration in European and American countries. Considering such current circumstances, PA/FA Measurement and Control Committee in JEMIMA and Industrial Application division in SICE organize this session that make "Safety for Industrial Automation" its theme in order to promote the research and development of the technologies for safety and security in our country and to exchange technical information with relating users, researchers, and developers.
Observing Human

Measurement-Signal and/or Image Processing
Hidehiro Ohki(Oita University)
Kazuhiko Yamamoto(Gifu University)
This session will feature the most up-to-date topics developing/including observing human such as new physical sensor and camera, security, medical operation, human interactive interface, health care, sport game analysis and so on. The traditional approaches to observing human, for instance by computer vision, mostly based on the results of background subtraction, human extraction and tracking using monocular computer vision, are limited because it caused by some insufficient and unstable features of human in poor sensor environments. New spices are needed to advance this area dramatically. The purpose of this session is to offer a meeting opportunity for various researchers taking interest in observing human to interact and exchange ideas about closely related problems.
Visual 3-D Measurement

Measurement-Signal and/or Image Processing
Shunichi KANEKO(Hokkaido University)
Satoru Takahashi(Kagawa University)
This session covers a wide variety of three-dimensional image processing; three-dimensional feature-based gesture recognition, stereo image processing, three-dimensional modeling, interference image processing. Namely, it covers all typical three-dimensional computing in the area of multi-media systems. The purpose of this session is to provide a common discussion place for researchers, scientists, engineers throughout the world to present their latest research results, ideas, developments in the broader area of three-dimensional visual computing. We propose our session with five regular contributions. This session is intended to give new algorithm in the area of Visual 3-D Measurement.
Theory and Application of Histogram Frequency Image and Co-occurence Frequency Image

Measurement-Signal and/or Image Processing
Hiroyasu KOSHIMIZU(Chukyo Univ.)
Shunichiro Oe(University of Tokushima)
Session Title: Theory and Application of Histogram Frequency Image and Co-occurence Frequency Image Objective: Investigating and discussing on the new feature image of which pixel holds the number of frequency and/or co-occurrence frequency of the gray value is the objective of this OS.
AUN/Seed-Net Benchmark Problem on Control Engineering: robust control for twin-inverted pendula

Advanced Integration-Educational Systems/E-Learning
Yamakita Masaki(Tokyo Institute of Technology)
Hara Shinji(The University of Tokyo)
ASEAN University Network/Southeast Asia Engineering Education Development Network (AUN/SEED-Net) is a JICA project aiming the contribution for the human resource development in engineering filed in the region, and its core programs are masters' and doctoral degree programs by providing scholarships. Field Wise Seminar (FWS) is one of the supporting programs at AUN/SEED-Net to enhance the network among the related personnel in the region. At the FWS on control engineering, a benchmark problem about robust control of twin-inverted pendula was set up, and challengers from the network solved the problem. In the OS, the project and the benchmark problem will be introduced and then best and second best controllers for the problem will be reported.
Advanced Image-Based Measurement

Measurement-Signal and/or Image Processing
Nishida Hirobumi(Ricoh Co., Ltd.)
Sato Tomokazu(Nara Institute of Science and Technology)
SICE Technical Committee on Pattern Measurement organizes this special session, composed of five presentations by active researchers from both academia and industry. Image-based measurement is a powerful approach to extracting three dimensional or spatial information in a non-contact and non-destructive manner. There have been a variety of practical applications such as home security, intelligent transportation systems, industrial design and inspection, digital archiving, and KANSEI information processing. This session is intended to introduce recent achievements by some active members of TC Pattern Measurement, as well as an industrial research institution.
Intelligent Sensor System and Its Application

System and Information-Intelligent Systems
Satoru Takahashi(Kagawa University)
Recently, various visual feedback control systems have been reported in the field of vision and robotics. The methods for controlling robots can be classified into main two categories. One is a position-based control and the other is an image-based control. In the former method, images are utilized together with a well-known camera model to extract the pose of a target. On the other hand, in an image-based method, target tracking is performed by calculating the error on the image plane and asymptotically reducing the error to zero. The purpose of this session is to discuss new approaches how robots can make a trajectory planning, track the moving targets and assist the behavioral of human by using image information of camera mounted on robots or manipulators. This session shows new sensor fusion techniques to achieve the control based on sensors.
Networked Sensing Systems

Measurement-Networked Sensor System
Iwaoka Hideto(Kanazawa Institute of Technology)
The objective of this session is the symbiosis of networking and sensing technologies for Sensor Network. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to: Wireless sensor networks Operating systems and middleware for sensor networks RF-ID tags Nano/MEMS sensors and actuators Telemetry Ultra low power technologies for sensors and actuators Micro power source/supply sensors and actuators Ubiquitous and autonomic sensing Wearable sensing systems Distributed sensing systems Knowledge sharing in network environments Tag-based vision Human Interface using sensors and actuators IPv6 applications for sensing Sensing agents Networked robotics Sensor fusion Applications for networked sensing (production/management, social systems, logistic systems, security/safety systems, medical and care systems, transportation systems, building/environmental automation)
Safety and Cyber Security for Industrial Automation (2)

Industrial Applications-SCADA and Network Systems
Tsutomu Yamada(Hitachi, Ltd.)
Masami Hasegawa(Fuji Electric Systems Co.,Ltd.)
Takano Masatoshi(Toyota Motor Corporation)
In view of the impact on employees and surrounding environments, system designers should take care to develop strategy of cyber security especially in industrial automation systems. Some governments and organizations have realized the importance of the cyber security in critical infrastructures. However, there are not so much activities about the cyber security in major industrial automation fields so far. Considering these circumstances, the Industrial Application division of SICE and the committee of PA/FA Measurement and Control Committee in JEMIMA jointly propose the organized session of "Safety and Cyber Security for Industrial Automation(2. Cyber Security)." The objective of this session is to present current key technologies and to discuss future trends on cyber security in automation network systems. We will discuss not only the fundamental technologies, but also the users' requirement to introduce cyber security on automation systems.
Adaptive locomotion control under unstructured environments

System and Information-Biological and Physiological Engineering
Katsuyoshi Tsujita(Osaka Institute of Technology)
Locomotion is an important function of mobility such as bipedal, quadrupedal, hexapod walk like insects, snake-like mobility and so on. The strategy for locomotion allows creatures or robots to move over rough terrain. In the future, for example, a locomotion robot that can carry out various tasks on unstructured terrain will be required. And to clarify neuronal mechanism for adaptive locomotion are severely necessary in biological, medical, system engineering, and many other research fields. However, the mechanism from which the adaptive motion pattern emerges is not clear. The purpose of the organized session is to discuss the capability of adaptation of the locomotion in various situations or environment, which is not only from the viewpoint of robotics but also biology or biomimetic engineering.
Recent Advances in Automotive Control

System and Information-Systems Theory and Engineering
Tielong Shen(Sophia University)
Kawabe Taketoshi(Kyushu University)
The session covers recent research advances in control of automotive systems. The field of automotive control has been rapidly growing in recent years and the automotive control provides numerous challenges and opportunities for applications of control and estimation. The challenges include increasing system complexity and government requirements for performance, robustness and safety of the automotive systems. The organizers and the authors contributing to the proposed session come from leading industrial and academic, and they provide a diversity of viewpoints on several key research problems at the forefront of automotive control. The authors describe applications of control, estimation and identification to the challenging problems arising in automotive engineering, in which control plays a critical enabling role.
System Design of Durian Maturity Determination using Microstrip Patch Antennas

Control-Process Control
Kittiamornkul Navapadol(King Mongkut University of technology Th)
Design the system to control durian maturity determination using microstrip patch antennas.
Tactile Sensing

Measurement-Sensors and Transducers
Shinoda Hiroyuki(The University of Tokyo)
The session covers a wide range of topics related to tactile sensing, including tactile sensors, robot skins, tactile displays, human interfaces, and scientific researches on human tactile sensation.
Image Processing and Pattern Recognitions

Measurement-Signal and/or Image Processing
Fukumi Minoru(University of Tokushima)
MITSUKURA Yasue(Tokyo Univ. of Agriculture and Tech. )
The objective of the session is to discuss the role of recent pattern recognition applications by neural networks and evolutionary algorithms. Neural networks and evolutionary algorithms have been a major methodology to solve various engineering problems. Different models are developed and applied to different applications, such as pattern recognition, image processing, control, optimization, system identification and so on. Consequently, there has been much work by many researchers, in which neural networks and evolutionary algorithms were used in different styles and their effectiveness were presented in comparison with conventional methods as statistical pattern recognition methods. However it has been not enough to discuss their effectiveness and necessity to overcome conventional methods. In this session, therefore, different pattern recognition applications are presented and their effectiveness is discussed.

Measurement-Standard of Measurement
Kozo Ohtani(Hiroshima Institute of Technology)
In industrial, security and ubiquitous applications, it is important to acquire the spatial position of objects without contact. Rangefinders are one of the most suitable optical techniques for these applications. This organized session aims to find an effective and new approach on development of rangefinders or its application systems to contribute the coming ubiquitous society.
Computational Intelligence in Neural Networks

System and Information-Neural Networks
Kuroe Yasuaki(Kyoto Institute of Technology)
Nakanishi Hiroaki(Kyoto University)
The objective of this session is to discuss recent research trend on Computational Intelligence in Neural Networks. The topics are not limittetd to neural network, wide range of topics, from theory and application of neural network to computational intelligence, will be discussed.
Emerging Control Technologies

Advanced Integration-Emergent Technologies
Choi Jae Weon(Pusan National University)
Kim Jea Soo(Korea Maritime University)
Son Young-Ik(Myongji University)
Shim Duk-Sun(Chung-Ang University)
Choi Joon-Young(Pusan National University)
This session is organized for focusing on the new control technologies stemming from Open-Control Platform based control system design to networked control technologies.
Recent advances in Distributed Parameter Systems

Control-Multivariable Control
Jun Imai(Okayama University)
Hideki Sano(Kagoshima University)
The objective of this session is to discuss issues on modeling and control of linear and nonlinear distributed parameter systems from mathematical and engineering point of view. This session deals with topics concerning stabilization, reachability, observability, identifiablity, and other related issues.
A Study On Implementation Of Drowsy Driving Prevention System Using EEG

System Integration-Human Interfaces
This session deals with the recent advances in the drowsy driving prevention system. There has been much work by many researchers. We wil discuss implementation of drowsy driving prevention system using EEG. Even though using EEG analysis has a defect, we are able to clearly know the progress of drowsy driving.
Robust Nonlinear Control for Flexible-Joint Robot Manipulators

Control-Robust Control
Young Jae Lee(Hanyang University)
AUN/Seed-Net Benchmark Problem on Control Engineering: robust control for twin-inverted pendula
Medical Care and Welfare Engineering as a Man-Machine System

System Integration-Medical and Welfare Systems
Shoichiro Fujisawa(The University of Tokushima)
It is necessary to apply engineering technologies to the fields of medical care and welfare. To do so, man and machine must be considered as an integrated system. We must therefore conduct research and development or design that accounts for the synergy between man and machine as well as their interactions and conflicts. Many studies have already been conducted in this field, but this session seeks to explore what machines and systems should be studied or designed based on case studies and application studies that have clarified both the techniques for research and development and the design policies and methodologies. We would also like to discuss themes that include environmental assessments in addition to the man-machine system.
Recent progress in temperature measurement

Measurement-Temperature Measurement
Ito Tadashi(Gunma University)
Recent progress in technologies for temperature measurement standard (radiation thermometry, fixed point, thermocouple, resistance thermometer etc) and new techniques and sensors for industrial temperature measurement (semiconductor etc) will be introduced.
Supporting Technology for High Quality of Life

System Integration-Medical and Welfare Systems
Hiroshi Hashimoto(Tokyo University of Technology)
Supporting technology for high quality of life has became very imporatnt for not only elderly, handicapped person but also ones who want to spend intellectual daily life. There are many researches on the supporting technology from many points of view. The OS intends to gather these research activities and communicate to each other.
Frontline of BIX (BioInformation eXchange) Research

System Integration-Agricultural and Bio-Systems
Hiroaki Ishizawa(Shinshu University)
Atsushi Hashimoto(Mie University)
Many kinds of advanced sensing techniques are applied to agricultural sectors in order to grasp the bio/agricultural information, and the Sensors Network is used in various aspects in such fields. In addition, several types of distributed data sets are easily available on the Interne. The BIX (BioInformation eXchange) system integrating the above elements is projected for sustainable and high quality production of agricultural products. This organized session is planned to overview and to discuss the present status and perspective of BIX researches.
Advanced Systems for Safety of Industry

System Integration-Safety, Environment and Eco-Systems
Inoue Akira(Okayama University)
In this organized session, authors present research results on safety function and learning ability of information systems for industrial complex and also have discussions on the information systems.
Methods of Control Engineering in Systems Biology

System and Information-Biological and Physiological Engineering
Sawodny Oliver(University of Stuttgart)
Systems Biology is a very actual research field, investigating biological systems under the view of engineers in close cooperation with biologists. As the research field of microbiology and cell biology develops further on more and more, detailed models motivated out of biochemistry lead to deterministic models based on differential equations describing the quantitative behaviour of proteins in cells. From the control engineers view, tasks arise in modelling techniques for the reaction kinetics e.g., identification tasks to validate the models based on quantitative data out of biological experiments and systems theory methods to investigate the dynamic behaviour of the considered biological system. To present an overview of these approaches, this session try to contribute to the actual research in this field.
Web-based technologies in exploratory learning and monitoring cognition

Advanced Integration-Educational Systems/E-Learning
Imai Yoshiro(Kagawa University)
Good Web-based technologies undergo a continuous evolution and adapt to the changing engineering, communities, and world. The nature of these technologies can be corporate, scientific, social or educational. The mission of this session is to publish and integrate scientific and educational results and act catalytically to the fast development and application of Web-based technologies. The session invites original papers, review papers, technical reports and case studies on exploratory learning and monitoring cognition by means of Web-based technologies such as simulations, virtual reality and multi-agents systems and so on.
Biomimetic Approach in Robotics and Machines

System Integration-Mechatronics Systems
Yutaka Maeda(Kansai University)
Watanabe Keigo(Saga University)
The main aim of this session is to introduce ideas of biomimetic approach in Robotics and Machines. Nowadays, biomimetic systems are intriguing research targets to take advantages of actual biological systems. In this session, we show some applications based on the biomimetic approach. The session covers a wide range of topics including biomimetic robot control and biomimetic systems.
New Trends in Reinforcement Learning

System and Information-Intelligent Systems
TAKADAMA Keiki(The University of Electro-Communication)
Recently, reinforcement learning (RL) has attracted a lot of attention and its basic techniques have been explored so far. However, the important issues still remain to improve an effectiveness and applicability of RL. To tackle these issues, this organized session aims at addressing the following important issues as the new trends in RL and exploring their solutions through discussions among RL researchers: (1) a multi-dimensional continuous state-action space, (2) a probabilistic state transition problem, (3) multiple penalties as negative rewards, (4) parallel reinforcement learning for exploitation and exploration tradeoff, (5) particle swarm optimization in multiagent reinforcement learning, (6) multiple time-scales in multiagent reinforcement learning, and (7) real-time learning for situation change.
Evolutionary and Distributed Systems Towards Real-world Applications

System and Information-Intelligent Systems
TAKADAMA Keiki(The University of Electro-Communication)
Both evolutionary and distributed systems have explored effective interactions among multiple entities (e.g., individuals in a population and nodes in a network) to find optimal and/or better solutions/design. Such works mainly were done in simple and toy problems, but few works succeeded in real-world problems. To increase an applicability of both evolutionary and distributed systems, this organized session aims at tackling the following important real-world problems to show a potential of both evolutionary and distributed systems: (1) space and ocean application, (2) biological application, (3) sensor or radio network application, and (4) future application.
Unconventional Computation and Communication

System and Information-Autonomous Decentralized Systems
Suzuki Hideaki(NICT)
One promising way to the implementation of an artificial computational system that have desirable features in common with biological systems is to devise a model of bio-molecular processes that have been revealed by the modern molecular biology. Here we focus on the self-assembled/morphological phenomena and signal propagation in the bio-molecular systems and discuss the possibility of modeling them and applying it for computational/communication purposes.
Human Factors in Vehicle Operation

Industrial Applications-Transportation Systems
Suzuki Tatsuya(Nagoya University)
Takahiro Wada(Kagawa University)
Understanding of human factors is one of the significant problems to realize a preventive safety and comfortability in the vehicle system operated by human driver. Mechanical, psychological, and physiological characteristics of the driver strongly affect on the performance of the closed-loop behavior, which consists of driver and vehicle control system. This organized session presents an opportunity to discuss the methodologies in various fileds to understand human factors in vehicle operation together with further practical use of them.
International Share of Information on Measurement Science and Sensing Technologies

Measurement-Remote Sensing
Toshiro Ono(Okayama University of Science)
To our regret, it seems that the recent young members of SICE are not so familer with the name of International Measurement Confederation; IMEKO and its activities, though the SICE has continuously been served as one of MOs of the IMEKO since 1970. The aim and fundamental objectives of the IMEKO is to promote the international interchange of scientific and technical information in the field of measurement science. Accordingly, the purpose of this organized session is to support the activities of measurement division of SICE by extending the overviews and topical session reports during the IMEKO XVIII World Congress held in Rio de Janeiro, September17-22 in 2006.

Measurement-Flow Measurement and Control
Satoshi HONDA(Keio University)
This session has been annually organized as the domestic parts of the triennial international symposium FLUCOME on fluid control and measurement. The topics covers wide area related to fluid mechanics, flow control and measurement, and flo w visualization. The fluid control, fluid measurement and fluid visualization ha ve been the traditional technologies in various engineering fields.
SICE city

System and Information-Intelligent Systems
Junji Nomura(Matsushita Electric Works, Ltd.)
Kubota Naoyuki(Tokyo Metropolitan University)
This organized session discusses the applicability of main technologies of measurement, control, and system in SICE and the future technologies to design safe and secure cities. Specific topics of interest in this OS include but not limited to: Sensor Network, Security Systems, Network Infrastructure, Systems for Prevention of Crimes and Diseases, Observation Systems, Identification Technologies, Simulation and Gaming, Prediction and Recognition, and Network Robotics.
Robust Robot Vision

System Integration-Robotic and Automation Systems
Yoshinori Kuno(Saitama University)
Robots need vision to achieve various tasks. However, even slight changes of environments may often degrade performance of robot vision. We need robot vision robust against various changes of environments. In this session, we discuss techniques to improve the robustness of robot vision.
Interaction and Intelligence

System and Information-Intelligent Systems
Masaya Takasaki(Saitama Univ.)
The aim of this session is to discuss the emergence of intelligence interaction. And the topics of this session includes evolutionary robotics, multiple robotics, distributed autonomous robotics, adaptive robotics, human-friendly robotics, and others. The session includes not only robots, but also computer agents or virtual agents.
Navigation, Guidance, and Control in Aerospace Systems

Control-Guidance and Flight Control
Ichikawa Tsutomu(Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency)
Ochi Yoshimasa(National Defense Academy)
This organized session provides presentations on advanced navigation, guidance, and control techniques for vehicles. These technique is a forum providing the latest developments in Navigation,guidance, and control (NGC) technology, with a unique focus on theory and applications in aeronautics and astronautics. And also, this organized session include aircraft NGC; Helicopter NGC; guidance, navigation, and tracking theory and analysis; missile NGC; multidisciplinary control; multisensor data fusion, tracking, and attitude control; GPS navigation; spacecraft NGC; and formation flight NGC.
System Integration and elemental technology on Mechatronics Education

Advanced Integration-Educational Systems/E-Learning
Takashi Kawamura(Shinshu University)
This session aims to discuss system integration and elemental technology on mechatronics education. All issues about mechatronics education are availabe for this OS.
Micrormechatronics for Biomedical Applications

System Integration-Mechatronics Systems
Guo Shuxiang(Kagawa University)
This session presents the directions of research, development and technological evolution for Biomedical Mechatronics Systems and Robotics, and in particular microsystem. The development of MEMS devices has generally followed a bottom up methodology, reaching now a stage where the capabilities of the devices could be used much more effectively in systems designed from the top down to include them. Welcome to submit the paper about device development of Biomedical Mechatronics and Robotics to the session.
System analysis and intelligent design of multiple interactive systems

System and Information-Intelligent Systems
Lian Kuang-Yow(Chung-Yuan Christian University)
The feature of multiple interactive systems is that control system components are connected to a network as nodes, and information is exchanged among the components through the network. Hence, the network-induced delay occurs while the exchanging data are retrieved from the shared network. In this organized session, both the time-delay effect and the intelligent design are emphasized. Some new results on the stability criterion for time-delay control systems are to be presented. On the other hand, the implementation using the intelligent design method is demonstrated using a patrol robot for home security, location prediction of moving objects, a remote control for multiple power converters, and actuation design of 2D rotational modular robots.
System integration and control design for autonomous mobile robots

System Integration-Robotic and Automation Systems
Tzuu-Hseng S. Li(National Cheng Kung University)
The main motivation and goal of this session is to address the system integration and control design for autonomous robots. It is well known that cameras are excellent sensors for robots in unstructured environment such as human living space. The first topic analyzes the influence of camera images as the light varies. The second topic applies the Hough transform method to the real-time image to fetch features and edge links of lane marks such that real vehicle can autonomously drive on the road. The following three topics pay attention to sensors, which include RFID, laser scanner, intelligent power detector, force and accelerometer sensors, and their applications to robots. The last topic focuses on the design and implementation of an interactive nurse robot.