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2019 20th International Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems & Eurosensors XXXIII (TRANSDUCERS & EUROSENSORS XXXIII)

The world's premiere conference in MEMS sensors, actuators and integrated micro and nano systems welcomes you to attend this four-day event showcasing major technological, scientific and commercial breakthroughs in mechanical, optical, chemical and biological devices and systems using micro and nanotechnology.The major areas of activity in the development of Transducers solicited and expected at this conference include but are not limited to: Bio, Medical, Chemical, and Micro Total Analysis Systems Fabrication and Packaging Mechanical and Physical Sensors Materials and Characterization Design, Simulation and Theory Actuators Optical MEMS RF MEMS Nanotechnology Energy and Power

2019 41st Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine & Biology Society (EMBC)

The conference program will consist of plenary lectures, symposia, workshops andinvitedsessions of the latest significant findings and developments in all the major fields ofbiomedical engineering.Submitted papers will be peer reviewed. Accepted high quality paperswill be presented in oral and postersessions, will appear in the Conference Proceedings and willbe indexed in PubMed/MEDLINE & IEEE Xplore

2019 IEEE 28th International Symposium on Industrial Electronics (ISIE)

The conference will provide a forum for discussions and presentations of advancements inknowledge, new methods and technologies relevant to industrial electronics, along with their applications and future developments.

2019 IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition (APEC)

APEC focuses on the practical and applied aspects of the power electronics business. The conference addresses issues of immediate and long term importance to practicing power electronics engineer.

2019 IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP)

The International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP), sponsored by the IEEE SignalProcessing Society, is the premier forum for the presentation of technological advances andresearch results in the fields of theoretical, experimental, and applied image and videoprocessing. ICIP 2019, the 26th in the series that has been held annually since 1994, bringstogether leading engineers and scientists in image and video processing from around the world.

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Aerospace and Electronic Systems Magazine, IEEE

The IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Magazine publishes articles concerned with the various aspects of systems for space, air, ocean, or ground environments.

Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters, IEEE

IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters (AWP Letters) will be devoted to the rapid electronic publication of short manuscripts in the technical areas of Antennas and Wireless Propagation.

Audio, Speech, and Language Processing, IEEE Transactions on

Speech analysis, synthesis, coding speech recognition, speaker recognition, language modeling, speech production and perception, speech enhancement. In audio, transducers, room acoustics, active sound control, human audition, analysis/synthesis/coding of music, and consumer audio. (8) (IEEE Guide for Authors) The scope for the proposed transactions includes SPEECH PROCESSING - Transmission and storage of Speech signals; speech coding; speech enhancement and noise reduction; ...

Biomedical Circuits and Systems, IEEE Transactions on

The Transactions on Biomedical Circuits and Systems addresses areas at the crossroads of Circuits and Systems and Life Sciences. The main emphasis is on microelectronic issues in a wide range of applications found in life sciences, physical sciences and engineering. The primary goal of the journal is to bridge the unique scientific and technical activities of the Circuits and Systems ...

Biomedical Engineering, IEEE Transactions on

Broad coverage of concepts and methods of the physical and engineering sciences applied in biology and medicine, ranging from formalized mathematical theory through experimental science and technological development to practical clinical applications.

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Ecological Management of the Rhine Aquifer: The Upper Rhine and its Ecological Impacts

[{u'author_order': 1, u'affiliation': u'WWF Institute for Floodplains Ecology, Rastatt, Germany', u'full_name': u'P. Peterman'}] OCEANS '87, 1987


From Insect Sense Organs to Biomimetic Walking Robots [Exploratory DSP]

[{u'author_order': 1, u'authorUrl': u'', u'full_name': u'Fred Delcomyn', u'id': 37085927086}] IEEE Signal Processing Magazine, 2008

In this article, we have pointed out several features of the sensory systems of insects that help these animals control their extraordinarily adaptable and agile locomotion on land. These impressive but often counterintuitive features allow the effects of sensory input to be adjusted continually according to the activity in which the insect is actively engaged, in contrast with hardwired reflexes ...

Ontology-based insect recognition

[{u'author_order': 1, u'affiliation': u'Computer & Information College, Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University, Fuzhou, 35002, China', u'authorUrl': u'', u'full_name': u'Huang Shiguo', u'id': 37317090800}, {u'author_order': 2, u'affiliation': u"Visualization Institute, Northwest University, Xi'an, 710069, China", u'authorUrl': u'', u'full_name': u'Zhou Mingquan', u'id': 37294201600}, {u'author_order': 3, u'affiliation': u'Computer & Information College, Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University, Fuzhou, 35002, China', u'authorUrl': u'', u'full_name': u'Geng Guohua', u'id': 37312122800}, {u'author_order': 4, u'affiliation': u'College of Information Science and Technology, Beijing Normal University, 100875, China', u'authorUrl': u'', u'full_name': u'Wang Xiuli', u'id': 37317088000}] 2009 International Conference on Image Analysis and Signal Processing, 2009

Ontology for insect recognition is a powerful tool to express semantics of insects and to share the knowledge of insects. In this paper, the framework of ontology based insect recognition is proposed. The framework includes training layer, ontology layer and recognition layer as well as methods for communicating between different layers. The training layer includes insect image samples database, feature ...

Synthesizing a predatory search strategy for VLSI layouts

[{u'author_order': 1, u'affiliation': u'Nat. Space Res. Inst., Brazilian Minist. of Sci. & Technol., Brazil', u'authorUrl': u'', u'full_name': u'A. Linhares', u'id': 37375398500}] IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation, 1999

When searching for prey, many predator species exhibit a remarkable behavior: after prey capture, the predators promptly engage in "area-restricted search", probing for consecutive captures nearby. Biologists have been surprised with the efficiency and adaptability of this search strategy to a great number of habitats and prey distributions. We propose to synthesize a similar search strategy for the massively multimodal ...

Study of insect-based flying microrobots

[{u'author_order': 1, u'affiliation': u'Dept. of Mech.-Inf., Tokyo Univ., Japan', u'authorUrl': u'', u'full_name': u'Y. Kubo', u'id': 37343348000}, {u'author_order': 2, u'affiliation': u'Dept. of Mech.-Inf., Tokyo Univ., Japan', u'authorUrl': u'', u'full_name': u'I. Shimoyama', u'id': 37265208800}, {u'author_order': 3, u'affiliation': u'Dept. of Mech.-Inf., Tokyo Univ., Japan', u'authorUrl': u'', u'full_name': u'H. Miura', u'id': 37282133100}] [1993] Proceedings IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, 1993

A rough analysis of the scale effect as applied to a flying insect shows that the wing flapping frequency is inversely proportional to the square root of the size. The first two of the areas is used to design three simple structures. Aerodynamic calculations are made on the simplest structure. It is found that with a 0.5-mm chord, a 1-mm ...

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  • Multi-Stage Micro Rockets for Robotic Insects

    One of the main challenges for sustained flight of current aerial micro robots is the low energy density available from common power sources. In this paper we propose solid rocket fuel powered micro thrusters as a high energy density actuation method for aerial micro robots. In a multi stage configuration these thrusters can be used for intermittent flight which can decrease the energetic cost of locomotion. In particular we focus on the fabrication method and characterization of multistage micro thrusters with a diameter of 3mm and 6.4mm. We demonstrate a sustained and repeatable thrust force of up to 35mN for a duration of up to 42s and a multi-stage designs with a time delay of up to 4.7s between the propulsion phases. Furthermore, we present a take-off trajectory of a 10cm rocket glider with an integrated micro thruster as propulsion mechanism showing that the technologies developed can be used to successfully power micro robots in flight. Future work will focus on control and flight dynamics of micro thruster powered gliders. Wider applications of similar thrusters can include other robotic applications where low weight and high force is important such as for jumping or running robots.1

  • How insects learn about the sun's course: alternative modeling approaches

    One of the major puzzles in animal behavior, arid a major problem to be solved in the design of robots, concerns how spatial patterns in the environment can be encoded internally and used for navigation in a complex natural environment. Most work on this issue has concerned landmark learning. This paper deals with a phenomenon of spatial learning that is at least as widespread in the animal world as landmark learning, but has received comparatively little attention. The phenomenon is the ability to learn the course of the sun relative to earth-bound features, and thus to use the sun as a true compass. After reviewing behavioral evidence from bees and ants, two particularly well studied species, we evaluate the applicability of symbolic and connectionist approaches to modeling the internal representation of this environmental pattern.

  • A Stigmergic Cooperative Multi-Robot Control Architecture

    In nature, there are numerous examples of complex architectures constructed by relatively simple insects, such as termites and wasps, which cooperatively assemble their nests. A prototype cooperative multi-robot control architecture which may be suitable for the eventual construction of large space structures has been developed which emulates this biological model. Actions of each of the autonomous robotic construction agents are only indirectly coordinated, thus mimicking the distributed construction processes of various social insects. The robotic construction agents perform their primary duties srigmergically, i.e., without direct inter-agent communication and without a preprogrammed global blueprint of the final design. Communication and coordination between individual agents occurs indirectly through the sensed modifications that each agent makes to the structure. The global stigmergic building algorithm prototyped during the initial research assumes that the robotic builders only perceive the current state of the structure under construction. Simulation studies have established that an idealized form of the proposed architecture was indeed capable of producing representative large space structures with autonomous robots. This paper will explore the construction simulations in order to illustrate the multi-robot control architecture.

  • The Taxobook: History, Theories and Concepts of Knowledge Organization (Part 1 of a 3-Part Series): History, Theories, and Concepts of Knowledge Organization

    This is the first volume in a series about creating and maintaining taxonomies and their practical applications, especially in search functions. In Book 1 (The Taxobook: History, Theories, and Concepts of Knowledge Organization), the author introduces the very foundations of classification, starting with the ancient Greek philosophers Plato and Aristotle, as well as Theophrastus and the Roman Pliny the Elder. They were first in a line of distinguished thinkers and philosophers to ponder the organization of the world around them and attempt to apply a structure or framework to that world. The author continues by discussing the works and theories of several other philosophers from Medieval and Renaissance times, including Saints Aquinas and Augustine, William of Occam, Andrea Cesalpino, Carl Linnaeus, and René Descartes. In the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries, John Locke, Immanuel Kant, James Frederick Ferrier, Charles Ammi Cutter, and Melvil Dewey contributed greatly to the theories of classification systems and knowledge organization. Cutter and Dewey, especially, created systems that are still in use today. Chapter 8 covers the contributions of Shiyali Ramamrita Ranganathan, who is considered by many to be the “father of modern library science.” He created the concept of faceted vocabularies, which are widely used—even if they are not well understood—on many e-commerce websites. Following the discussions and historical review, the author has included a glossary that covers all three books of this series so that it can be referenced as you work your way through the second and third volumes. The author believes that it is important to understand the history of knowledge organization and the differing viewpoints of various philosophers—even if that understanding is only that the differing viewpoints simply exist. Knowing the differing viewpoints will help answer the fundamental questions: Why do we want to build taxonomies? How do we build them to serve multiple points of view? Table of Contents: List of Figures / Preface / Acknowledgments / Origins of Knowledge Organization Theory: Early Philosophy of Knowledge / Saints and Traits: Realism and Nominalism / Arranging the glowers… and the Birds, and the Insects, and Everything Else: Early Naturalists and Taxonomies / The Age of Enlightenment Impacts Knowledge Theory / 18th-Century Developments: Knowledge Theory Coming to the Foreground / High Resolution: Classification Sharpens in the 19th and 20th Centuries / Outlining the World and Its Parts / Facets: An Indian Mathematician and Children’s Toys at Selfridge’s / Points of Knowledge / Glossary / End Notes / Author Biography

  • Learning Ant Foraging Behaviors

    Insects are good at cooperatively solving many complex tasks. For example, foraging for food far away from a nest can be solved through relatively simple behaviors in combination with pheromones. As task complexity increases, however, it may become difficult to find individual agent rules which yield a desired emergent cooperative behavior, or to know if any such rules exist at all. For such tasks, machine learning techniques like evolutionary computation (EC) may prove a valuable approach to searching the space of possible rule combinations. This paper presents an application of genetic programming to search for foraging behaviors. The learned foraging behaviors use only pheromone information to find the path to the nest and to the food source.

  • Evolving Insect Locomotion using Non-uniform Cellular Automata

    This article presents a model for the evolution of locomotion behavior in a simulated insect. In our model, locomotion is defined over a discrete state space using non-uniform cellular automata. The architecture of the model is inspired from the distributed model for leg coordination proposed by Cruse. We apply a genetic algorithm to a population of non-uniform cellular automata to evolve locomotion behaviors. We demostrate that this model can be used to evolve several commonly observed gaits of insects. Additionally, we show that the evolutionary process yielded periodic attractors which are invariant from the initial conditions

  • Complex hardware morphologies: Walking machines

    This chapter contains sections titled: Introduction, Evolving simulated insects, Evolution of walking machines, From swimming to walking, Dynamic gait for a quadruped robot, Conclusions

  • Processes: A Dynamical Integration of Computer Science into Mathematical Education

    This chapter contains sections titled: Introduction, The Hunting Of The Hidden Treasure: An Interactive Game And An Introduction To Processes And Strategies, The Rich Realm Of Processes, Change, And Chance: A Survey Of Possible Projects, Population Growth And Dynamical Equilibrium Among Populations: An Introduction To Ecological Thinking, Cellular Growth And Morphogenesis: Order Out Of The Iteration Of Arbitrary Rules, Trees, Insects, And Biomorphs: An Exploration Into The Spaces Of Algorithms And Evolution, Enter Chance: Picking Up White And Black Balls, Conclusion, Appendix: Skeleton Programs In IBM-PC LCSI Logo

  • Adaptive locomotion in a complex environment: simulation of stick insect gap crossing behaviour

    In a complex three dimensional environment, the ability to climb across large gaps and obstacles is fundamental for a stick insect. The same ability is desired for a walking animat that operates in a similar habitat, In this study, the neural network simulation WALKNET that has been modelled on stick insect walking behaviour is used as a basis for the introduction of new behaviours that enable it to climb over large gaps. Gap crossing behaviour of stick insects has been studied to show which behaviours are most crucial for reaching the far edge. As slowing down of forward movement and searching movements of the front legs in the gap have been considered most important, these two behaviours have been analysed. Subsequently, new modules for velocity control, adaptation of swing amplitudes and generation of searching movements have been implemented into the WALKNET controller. With these innovations, the animat is able to climb across gaps of more than twice its normal step length, using similar strategies as the biological model. The new behaviours improve its adaptability and performance under challenging environmental conditions. Further results of experimental gap crossing studies are discussed with respect to their value for the walking simulation and robotic applications.

  • Attracting Similar Shapes Towards Each Other

    This paper draws an analogy between the way insects use vision to move themselves with respect to local landmarks, and the problem of moving objects relative to each other in vision-guided robotic assembly. In particular, an algorithm is presented for attracting similar shapes together which was directly inspired by a model of navigation in honeybees, and which shares the same characteristics of robustness and immunity to noise. In particular, the algorithm can rotate, translate and scale one 2D shape to align it with another despite the presence of significant distortion and missing or extraneous features.

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