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The neck is the part of the body, on many terrestrial or secondarily aquatic vertebrates, that distinguishes the head from the torso or trunk. (Wikipedia.org)






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2014 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA)

Robotics and Automation


2013 13th IEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robots (Humanoids 2013)

Humanoids in the Real World: All related areas of humanoid robotics including locomotion, architectures, mechatronics, control, perception, planning, learning, neuroscience and interaction.

  • 2012 12th IEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robots (Humanoids 2012)

    The conference theme is 'Humanoids and Humans: Towards A New Frontier.' More than a decade has passed since the first Humanoids conference. Over that period, science and technology have advanced significantly. It is time to revisit the original conception of humanoids -- human-like robots -- and engage the next stage of humanoid research. What can we do with the current and emerging research across broad areas of science and technology to explore the next generation of humanoids and their new relationship to humans? Papers contributing to answering this question from any aspects are solicited.

  • 2011 11th IEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robots (Humanoids 2011)

    The creation of general-purpose service and companion humanoid robots is one of the greatest challenges in today s robotics research with a potentially huge impact. Papers are solicited in all related areas of humanoid robotics including mechatronics, control, perception, planning, learning, neuroscience, and human-robot interaction.

  • 2010 10th IEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robots (Humanoids 2010)

    Humanoid Robotics is an increasing research topic stimulated both by the perspective of highly challenging applications in servicing robotics and by renewing fundamental research topics in Robotics at large such as Mechatronics, Control, Decision Making and Human-Robot Interaction. More than that Humanoid Robotics opens synergetic researches towards Life and Human Science. Such openness will constitute the special theme of Humanoids2010.

  • 2009 9th IEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robots (Humanoids 2009)

    1. Design and control of humanoid robots 2. Motion planning 3. Cognition, perception and learning for humanoid robots 4. Manipulation by humanoid robots 5. Humanoid robot platforms for applications 6. Stability and dynamics for humanoid robots 7. Software and hardware architecture and system integration 8. Human-humanoid interaction 9. Planning, localization and navigation 10. Human body and behavior modeling 11. Neuro-robotics and humanoids

  • 2008 8th IEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robots (Humanoids 2008)

    1. Design and control of full-body 2. humanoid robots 3. Motion planning 4. Cognition, perception and learning for humanoid robots 5. Advanced components for humanoid robots 6. Sub-parts, e.g. hands, arms, legs and etc., for humanoid robots 7. Humanoid robot platforms for applications 8. Anthropomorphism in humanoid robotics 9. Software and hardware architecture and system integration 10. Human-humanoid interaction 11. Planning, localization and navigation 12. Development tools for hum

  • 2007 7th IEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robots (Humanoids 2007)

    To facilitate the exchange of ideas in the diverse fields of humanoid robot technology. The conference structure is single-track paper presentations over two days with ample space allocated (both at the conference and in the proceedings) for poster presentations with the first day of the conference devoted to tutorials and workshops.


2012 IEEE International Conference on Power System Technology - (POWERCON 2012)

The theme of this conference is Towards Smarter Resilient and Economic Power Systems . This is topical in the context of emerging trends of Smart Grids; resilience of electricity infrastructure to recent earthquakes, floods, nuclear-meltdown in the Asia-Pacifc region; and, trends towards Emission Trading Scheme and increased participation of private capital markets into electricity generation. A flavour of this theme in the context of New Zealand will be highlight to all our international participants.

  • 2010 International Conference on Power System Technology - (POWERCON 2010)

    distributed generation, renewables generation and its integration into power systems, UHV transmission, wide area interconnections, development of smart grid, energy storage, energy saving and emission reduction.


2011 IEEE 12th International Conference on Computer-Aided Industrial Design & Conceptual Design (CAID & CD)

The 12th (CAID&CD'2011) conference s theme is Industrial Design Service Platform and Equipment Manufacturing and it will be dedicated to exploring the enhancement of the core competitiveness of the equipment manufacturing industry needs, the full utilization of advanced manufacturing theories, the integration of creative design and basic technology and resources, building a creative design platform for equipment manufacturing and promoting the transformation and upgrading of industrial clusters.

  • 2010 IEEE 11th International Conference on Computer-Aided Industrial Design & Conceptual Design (CAID & CD)

    Theme of 2010--- "Industry Clusters Creative Design Crossover integration" .The rapid development of the computer sciences has brought an ultimate change to the methods of design. New theories, methods and technologies appeared successively in recent years, such as cooperative design, virtual design, intelligent design, Internet-based design, commercial design, innovative design, design management, design physiology, design symbol, culture construction, design psychology, human technology, conceptual de

  • 2009 IEEE 10th International Conference on Computer-Aided Industrial Design & Conceptual Design (CAID & CD)

    CAIDCD2009 will be dedicated to E-commerce, Creative Design and Manufacturing. also focus on new theories, methods and technologies appeared successively in recent years, such as cooperative design, virtual design, intelligent design, Internet-based design, innovative design, design management, design symbol, culture construction, design psychology, human technology, kansei engineering, conceptual design and design informatics.

  • 2008 IEEE 9th International Conference on Computer-Aided Industrial Design & Conceptual Design (CAID & CD)

    Creativity and design of multi-cultural aiming at multi-discipline,multi-cultural industrial design and conceptive design research. With a multi-cultural background and combination of art and science. To share experiences and exchange to share experience and exchange latest findings and results in this area.



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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.


Information Technology in Biomedicine, IEEE Transactions on

Telemedicine, teleradiology, telepathology, telemonitoring, telediagnostics, 3D animations in health care, health information networks, clinical information systems, virtual reality applications in medicine, broadband technologies, and global information infrastructure design for health care.


Medical Imaging, IEEE Transactions on

Imaging methods applied to living organisms with emphasis on innovative approaches that use emerging technologies supported by rigorous physical and mathematical analysis and quantitative evaluation of performance.


Systems, Man and Cybernetics, Part A, IEEE Transactions on

Systems engineering, including efforts that involve issue formnaulations, issue analysis and modeling, and decision making and issue interpretation at any of the life-cycle phases associated with the definition, development, and implementation of large systems. It will also include efforts that relate to systems management, systems engineering processes and a variety of systems engineering methods such as optimization, modeling and simulation. ...




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Spatial representation of thoracic sounds

M. Kompis; H. Pasterkamp; Y. Motai; G. R. Wodicka Proceedings of the 20th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. Vol.20 Biomedical Engineering Towards the Year 2000 and Beyond (Cat. No.98CH36286), 1998

Simultaneous multi-microphone recordings of thoracic sounds on the chest wall contain spatial information of potential diagnostic value. To begin to access this information, an algorithm was developed to spatially represent these sounds. For every point within the thorax the algorithm tests the hypothesis that it contains the only relevant acoustic source. A hypothetical source signal is calculated by a least ...


A cathode-ray switch tube with 10 channels of electron multiplication

R. Kalibjian IRE Transactions on Electron Devices, 1962

First Page of the Article ![](/xploreAssets/images/absImages/01473150.png)


Improving congestion avoidance algorithms for asymmetric networks

O. Elloumi; H. Afifi; M. Hamdi Communications, 1997. ICC '97 Montreal, Towards the Knowledge Millennium. 1997 IEEE International Conference on, 1997

Congestion avoidance algorithms considering the network as a black-box model detect congestion through packet loss and variation in the throughput or in the round trip delay. In this paper we show, by means of analysis and simulation, an undesirable effect acting on delay and throughput based congestion avoidance algorithms. This effect is caused by congestion experienced by acknowledgements. We propose ...


Ambiguous Business Value Harms Software Products

Jeff Patton IEEE Software, 2008

Business value is something that delivers profit to the organization paying for the software in the form of an increase in revenue, an avoidance of costs, or an improvement in service. This is the dusty IRACIS (increase revenue, avoid costs, improve service) idea from Chris Gane and Trish Sarson's 1977 book Structured Systems Analysis (McDonnell Douglas Information).


Evidential reconstruction of vessel trees from rotational angiograms

K. M. Andress Proceedings 1998 International Conference on Image Processing. ICIP98 (Cat. No.98CB36269), 1998

The 3 dimensional reconstruction of vessel trees from rotational digital subtraction angiogram (DSA) sequences has many potential clinical applications. Unfortunately, due to physiological and machine limitations, it is impossible to keep the vessels saturated with contrast material over the time period needed to acquire the DSA sequence using conventional equipment. Thus, it is important that any reconstruction method be able ...


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Spatial representation of thoracic sounds

M. Kompis; H. Pasterkamp; Y. Motai; G. R. Wodicka Proceedings of the 20th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. Vol.20 Biomedical Engineering Towards the Year 2000 and Beyond (Cat. No.98CH36286), 1998

Simultaneous multi-microphone recordings of thoracic sounds on the chest wall contain spatial information of potential diagnostic value. To begin to access this information, an algorithm was developed to spatially represent these sounds. For every point within the thorax the algorithm tests the hypothesis that it contains the only relevant acoustic source. A hypothetical source signal is calculated by a least ...


A cathode-ray switch tube with 10 channels of electron multiplication

R. Kalibjian IRE Transactions on Electron Devices, 1962

First Page of the Article ![](/xploreAssets/images/absImages/01473150.png)


Improving congestion avoidance algorithms for asymmetric networks

O. Elloumi; H. Afifi; M. Hamdi Communications, 1997. ICC '97 Montreal, Towards the Knowledge Millennium. 1997 IEEE International Conference on, 1997

Congestion avoidance algorithms considering the network as a black-box model detect congestion through packet loss and variation in the throughput or in the round trip delay. In this paper we show, by means of analysis and simulation, an undesirable effect acting on delay and throughput based congestion avoidance algorithms. This effect is caused by congestion experienced by acknowledgements. We propose ...


Ambiguous Business Value Harms Software Products

Jeff Patton IEEE Software, 2008

Business value is something that delivers profit to the organization paying for the software in the form of an increase in revenue, an avoidance of costs, or an improvement in service. This is the dusty IRACIS (increase revenue, avoid costs, improve service) idea from Chris Gane and Trish Sarson's 1977 book Structured Systems Analysis (McDonnell Douglas Information).


Evidential reconstruction of vessel trees from rotational angiograms

K. M. Andress Proceedings 1998 International Conference on Image Processing. ICIP98 (Cat. No.98CB36269), 1998

The 3 dimensional reconstruction of vessel trees from rotational digital subtraction angiogram (DSA) sequences has many potential clinical applications. Unfortunately, due to physiological and machine limitations, it is impossible to keep the vessels saturated with contrast material over the time period needed to acquire the DSA sequence using conventional equipment. Thus, it is important that any reconstruction method be able ...


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  • A biological visuo-rnotor system: how dissimilar maps interact to produce behavior

    Results from electrophysiology, anatomy, and simulations show that the tectal sensori-motor system in salamanders can be understood as a system that preserves retinal coordinates on both tectal hemispheres and establishes a head-centered three-dimensional coordinate system by a combination of the bilateral visual maps. Thus, the outputs of the sensory maps are results of retinal inputs and intertectal signal transfer. The sensory maps are connected to respective motor maps organized in the coordinates of the neck muscles. The bilateral distribution of excitation in the whole system enables the animal to perform head saccades directed toward a stimulus at an arbitrary location within its egocentric frame of reference.

  • Applications in Musculoskeletal Physical Therapy

    Surface electromyography (sEMG) is typically applied in musculoskeletal physical therapy for the assessment of disturbed motor control and for monitoring change with rehabilitation. This chapter explores fundamental methods of EMG assessment as a means of evaluating neuromuscular impairment in patients with musculoskeletal disorders with a focus on two of the most common musculoskeletal complaints, namely, low back pain and neck pain. Distinct modifications of the sEMG signal can be identified during sustained voluntary or electrically elicited muscle contractions, and the analysis of myoelectric manifestations of muscle fatigue can provide important information about physiological changes evolving in the muscle. The amplitude of the surface EMG can be estimated by a scheme of demodulation, smoothing, and relinearization. An approach to monitoring the amplitude of activity of muscles with sEMG is to measure tuning curves. The chapter further reviews some of the most frequently applied analyses in musculoskeletal physical therapy research.

  • Déjà Vu—or, Whatever Are We Doing Here?...

    It is said that long ago, in primeval India, there was a kingdom of blind people. These were in all respect endowed with human traits save for sight. In particular, they were warriors. At one point, King Bat, the king of the Blind, thinking of expanding his kingdom's hegemony, sent out (blind) scouts to the neighboring (seeing) kingdom. That other kingdom was a powerful one. Its army disposed of a famed and formidable war unit of elephants. Elephants were unknown to the Blind and their king King Bat. The scouts soon came back, all excited with intriguing news "An elephant," said one, "is like a rough- textured wall!…" "Not so," said his neighbor, "an elephant is a snakelike beast that blows foul-smelling air and putrid water in and out of its maw!…" "Nay!" said another, "it is thinner than a snake, stringlike, and has a tuft of hair on top of its small head!…" The last, older, scout, snorted his scorn at his inexperienced younger comrades, and stated unequivocally, "May your Blindness forgive these three stooges for their poor senses! An elephant is in fact a bunch of trees that hammer the ground with their trunks in turn to frighten their enemies! They have long and sharp low-reaching branches that are sharpened to needlepoints by African elephant trainers…" The blind Bat blinked, then saw the light: "We shall ask Our Royal Cornputer Astrologer of Scient-O-Logic Programming, Holy Mole Ravi Olly, to advise Us. We shall blindly follow what she will tell Us--she shall query her oracle and let the Answer be Our Fate!…" Thus spake King Bat to Holy Mole Soon, the solemnly clad Scient-O-Logic Programmer performed a neck-cut and gutted a goat, executing her higher-order priestly functions in a monotone language. ȁ C;Aha! Let's see what we have in store," said Holy Mole, adjusting her multifocal stained-glass spectacles, "an elephant is simply an invention of our wicked neighbors to make us believe that they possess that which they do not--L'arme ultime!" Dixit Holy Mole Ravi Olly She paused to enjoy the effect, and as an aside, added, "I submitted a seminal Braille paper on the topic to the Bombay Symposium of Scient-O-Logzc Programming last year, but it was rejected. The referccs, silly bunch, did not decipher my Braille slates upside right!… And now, if you'll excuse me, I have to see to my sabbatical in Egypt…" Exit Holy Mole Ravi Olly Thereupon, everyone applauded, King Bat led the attack, and all but one of the Blind were blindly leveled to platitude by a stoic stampede of myopic elephants who did not even care to see them for it was night. The only survivor of the Blind was Frau Doktor Professor Ravi Olly, on sabbatical leave in Alexandria Indeed, Holy Mole Olly went to the Library of Alexandria where she taught at the Research Institute for FUEL Programming. Let us hope that her class' inheritance is not the object of this panel, for what happened to that Library of Science was but blaze and cinders History tells us to ask ourselves not to repeat it.… We, this panel's actors, should perhaps heed its message? What follows is an appendix. It is a Graduate Seminar proposal that I am thinking of teaching in Spring. Its contents might he both relevant and revealing. Where does the Logic start or end? I do not know… Do you? I include it here in this controversial position paper to illustrate that there is more that meets the eye in the logical functionality of computation and information

  • Applications in Rehabilitation Medicine and Related Fields

    This chapter contains sections titled: Introduction Electromyography as a Tool in Back and Neck Pain EMG of the Pelvic Floor: A New Challenge in Neurological Rehabilitation Age-Related Effects on EMG Assessment of Muscle Physiology Surface EMG and Hypobaric Hipoxia Microgravity Effects on Neuromuscular System References

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    Disorders related to the intervertebral disc (IVD) are common causes of morbidity and of severe life quality deterioration. IVD degeneration, although in many cases asymptomatic, is often the origin of painful neck and back diseases. In Western societies IVD related pain and disability account for enormous health care costs as a result of work absenteeism and thus lost production, disability benefits, medical and insurance expenses. Although only a small percentage of patients with disc disorders finally will undergo surgery, spinal surgery has been one of the fastest growing disciplines in the musculoskeletal field in recent years. Nevertheless, current treatment options are still a matter of controversial discussion. In particular, they hardly can restore normal spine biomechanics and prevent degeneration of adjacent tissues. While degeneration affects all areas of the IVD, the most constant and noticeable changes occur in the gel-like central part, the nucleus pulposus (NP). Recent emphasis has therefore been put in biological ways to regenerate the NP; however, there are a number of obstacles to overcome, considering the exceptional biological and biomechanical environment of this tissue. Different biological approaches such as molecular, gene, and cell based therapies have been investigated and have shown promising results in both in vitro and in vivo studies. Nonetheless, considerable hurdles still exist in their application for IVD regeneration in human patients. The choice of the cells and the choice of the cell carrier suitable for implantation pose major challenges for research and development activities. This lecture recapitulates the basics of IVD structure, function, and degeneration mechanisms. The first part reviews the recent progress in the field of disc and stem cell based regenerative approaches. In the second part, most appropriate biomaterials that have been evaluated as cell or molecule carrier to cope with degenerative disc disease are outlin d. The potential and limitations of cell- and biomaterial-based treatment strategies and perspectives for future clinical applications are discussed. Table of Contents: Cell Therapy for Nucleus Pulposus Regeneration / Recent Advances in Biomaterial Based Tissue Engineering for Intervertebral Disc Regeneration

  • Adaptive Object Tracking with an Anthropomorphic Robot Head

    We present a system for model-free, adaptive object tracking with a redundant anthropomorphic robot head. The visual tracking system is based on the idea of "Democratic Integration" to fuse information from several cues in a biologically plausible, self-organized fashion. The motor control system utilizes the idea of "controller partitioning" to exploit complementary capabilities of redundant degrees of freedom in the neck and eyes. A biologically inspired vergence control mechanism ensures coordination of the robot's two eyes. We demonstrate the performance of the overall system in different active tracking scenarios.

  • Orientation Behavior Using Registered Topographic Maps

    The ability to orient toward visual, auditory, or tactile stimuli is an important skill for systems intended to interact with and explore their environment. In the brain of mammalian vertebrates, the Superior Colliculus is specialized for integrating multi-modal sensory information, and for using this information to orient the animal to the source sensory stimuli, such as noisy, moving objects. Within the Superior Colliculus, this ability appears to be implemented using layers of registered, multi-modal, topographic maps. Inspired by the structure, function, and plasticity of the Superior Colliculus, we are in the process of implementing multi-modal orientation behaviors on our humanoid robot using registered topographic maps.In this paper, we explore integrating visual motion and oculomotor maps to study experiencebased map registration mechanisms. Continuing work includes incorporating self-organizing feature maps, including more sensory modalities such as auditory and somatorsensory maps, and extending the motor repertoire to include the neck and body degrees of freedom for full-body orientation.



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