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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


2018 14th IEEE/ASME International Conference on Mechatronic and Embedded Systems and Applications (MESA)

The goal of the 14th ASME/IEEE MESA2018 is to bring together experts from the fields of mechatronic and embedded systems, disseminate the recent advances in the area, discuss future research directions, and exchange application experience. The main achievement of MESA2018 is to bring out and highlight the latest research results and developments in the IoT (Internet of Things) era in the field of mechatronics and embedded systems.


2018 15th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Video and Signal Based Surveillance (AVSS)

AVSS 2018 addresses underlying theory, methods, systems, and applications of video and signal based surveillance.


2018 25th IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP)

The International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP), sponsored by the IEEE Signal Processing Society, is the premier forum for the presentation of technological advances and research results in the fields of theoretical, experimental, and applied image and video processing. ICIP 2018, the 25th in the series that has been held annually since 1994, brings together leading engineers and scientists in image and video processing from around the world.


2018 40th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC)

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


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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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Microprobe microsystem platform inserted during early metamorphosis to actuate insect flight muscle

[{u'author_order': 1, u'affiliation': u'SonicMEMS Laboratory, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, 122 Phillips Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA', u'full_name': u'Alper Bozkurt'}, {u'author_order': 2, u'affiliation': u'Dept of Natural Resources, 122 Phillips Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA', u'full_name': u'Ayesa Paul'}, {u'author_order': 3, u'affiliation': u'SonicMEMS Laboratory, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, 122 Phillips Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA', u'full_name': u'Siva Pulla'}, {u'author_order': 4, u'affiliation': u'Dept of Biomedical Engineering, 122 Phillips Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA', u'full_name': u'Abhishek Ramkumar'}, {u'author_order': 5, u'affiliation': u'Dept of Natural Resources, 122 Phillips Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA', u'full_name': u'Bernd Blossey'}, {u'author_order': 6, u'affiliation': u'Dept of Entomology, 122 Phillips Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA', u'full_name': u'John Ewer'}, {u'author_order': 7, u'affiliation': u'Dept of Biomedical Sciences, 122 Phillips Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA', u'full_name': u'Robert Gilmour'}, {u'author_order': 8, u'affiliation': u'SonicMEMS Laboratory, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, 122 Phillips Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA', u'full_name': u'Amit Lal'}] 2007 IEEE 20th International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS), None

Following from early work demonstrating that early pupal- stage inserts are accepted by insects [9], a microprobe based microsystem platform was designed with respect to the position of the muscle bundles, and was inserted into the thorax at 4 days of the pupal stage. The platform is roughly 8times7times1.5 mm3 in size with probe thickness of 200 mum and weighs ...


Numerical Simulation of Coexist between Host and Parasitoid for Improved Modification of Nicholson-Bailey Model

[{u'author_order': 1, u'affiliation': u'Fac. of Eng., Electr. Eng. Dept., North-Chiang Mai Univ., Chiang Mai, Thailand', u'full_name': u'Rati Wongsathan'}] 2009 International Conference on Signal Processing Systems, None

The improved modification of Nicholson-Bailey model for a two species host- parasitoid system with discrete generations assumes random distributions of both hosts and parasitoids, randomly searching parasitoids, and random encounters between the individuals of the two species that improved from [1] is presented. The linearization stability analysis showed that this model is stable on some region for the parameter values ...


Antioxidant Responses of Transplastomic Tobacco Plants with Chloroplast omega-3 Desaturase Gene under Low Temperature Stress

[{u'author_order': 1, u'affiliation': u'Dept. of Biol., Harbin Normal Univ., Harbin, China', u'full_name': u'Changhong Guo'}, {u'author_order': 2, u'affiliation': u'Dept. of Biol., Harbin Normal Univ., Harbin, China', u'full_name': u'Yan Gao'}, {u'author_order': 3, u'affiliation': u'Dept. of Biol., Harbin Normal Univ., Harbin, China', u'full_name': u'Weiwei Li'}, {u'author_order': 4, u'affiliation': u'Dept. of Biol., Harbin Normal Univ., Harbin, China', u'full_name': u'Diansi Yu'}] 2010 4th International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedical Engineering, None

We studied the reaction to the oxidative component of low temperature stress in tobacco lines, transformed with gene coding for chloroplast ω-3 desaturase with their wild type. The levels of oxidative stress markers malondialdehyde as well as the activity of antioxidative enzymes catalase and peroxidase have been followed at acclimation, 3 and 6 days at 5°C treatment. Low temperature stress ...


The Emergent Patterns of Artificial Ant Colony's Collective Behavior in Gray-Scale Images for Feature Extraction

[{u'author_order': 1, u'affiliation': u'Electronics & Engineering Dept., Automation & Engineering College, Qingdao University, China. phone: 86-532-85953711; fax: 86-532-85953711; e-mail: windok01@163.com', u'full_name': u'Xiaodong Zhuang'}, {u'author_order': 2, u'full_name': u'Guowei Yang'}, {u'author_order': 3, u'affiliation': u'Control & Engineering Dept., Automation & Engineering College, Qingdao University, China. e-mail: dqwang64@163.com', u'full_name': u'Dongqing Wang'}, {u'author_order': 4, u'full_name': u'Liyan Xu'}] 2008 IEEE International Conference on Networking, Sensing and Control, None

In this paper, the emergent behavior of artificial ant colony in gray-scale images is studied. The perceptual graph is proposed to represent the emergent behavior pattern of the evolving ant colony in images. Based on the perceptual graph, image edge feature is efficiently extracted with the emergent behavior pattern of the ant colony. The experimental results indicate the effective and ...


Trajectory recognition with a time-delay neural network

[{u'author_order': 1, u'affiliation': u'Maryland Univ., College Park, MD, USA', u'full_name': u'D. -T. Lin'}, {u'author_order': 2, u'affiliation': u'Maryland Univ., College Park, MD, USA', u'full_name': u'J. E. Dayhoff'}, {u'author_order': 3, u'affiliation': u'Maryland Univ., College Park, MD, USA', u'full_name': u'P. A. Ligomenides'}] [Proceedings 1992] IJCNN International Joint Conference on Neural Networks, None

A time-delay neural network (TDNN) was used to classify object trajectories with varying positions, shapes, and directions and with different percentages of straight versus wavy segments. Dynamic recognition of these trajectories was accomplished so that as soon as a segment of sufficient length is available to the network, the type of target is identified by the output layer. The entire ...


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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.

  • 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 Rene 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 theori s 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Coming of Age at SAE

    President of Earth Sciences Associates in Palo Alto and a consulting professor at Stanford University, Richard Meehan's career has taken him from MIT to the Andes of central Chile and to northeast Thailand, where "there were insects that laid eggs in your skin as you slept."

  • A Freshman Retrospective

    President of Earth Sciences Associates in Palo Alto and a consulting professor at Stanford University, Richard Meehan's career has taken him from MIT to the Andes of central Chile and to northeast Thailand, where "there were insects that laid eggs in your skin as you slept."

  • The Man Who Bought Route 128

    President of Earth Sciences Associates in Palo Alto and a consulting professor at Stanford University, Richard Meehan's career has taken him from MIT to the Andes of central Chile and to northeast Thailand, where "there were insects that laid eggs in your skin as you slept."

  • Look Before You Leap: Peering Behavior for Depth Perception

    When presented with a water or an air gap barrier, animals often engage in peering, or side-to-sided head movements, before leaping across the barrier. This strategy is used instead of depth recovery using stereopsis, and likely gives a much better estimate of distance. In this article we present a neurocomputational model of peering, hosted on a small robot, that explains the essential characteristics of peering reported in the literature. The model builds on recent evidence for non-direction selective movement detectors in insects. Through non-linear transformation of the retinal image, the model produces a 'leap' command without intermediate reconstruction of the external space of the animal.

  • Snowbound on the Rio Pangal

    President of Earth Sciences Associates in Palo Alto and a consulting professor at Stanford University, Richard Meehan's career has taken him from MIT to the Andes of central Chile and to northeast Thailand, where "there were insects that laid eggs in your skin as you slept."



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