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Volume 4, Issue 4 - Nov 2009
Volume 4, Issue 3 - Aug 2009
Volume 4, Issue 2 - May 2009
Volume 4, Issue 1 - Feb 2009
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Implementation of a Multi-Protocol Baseband Modem for RFID Reader
Moon, Jeon-Il ; Ki, Tae-Hun ; Bae, Gyu-Sung ; Kim, Jong-Bae ;
The Journal of Korea Robotics Society, volume 4, issue 1, 2009, Pages 1~9
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) is an automatic identification method. Information such as identification, logistics history, and specification of products are written and stored into the memory of RFID tags (that is, transponders), and retrieved through RF communication between RFID reader device and RFID tags. RFID systems have been applied to many fields of transportation, industry, logistics, environment, etc in order to improve business efficiency and reduce maintenance cost as well. Recently, some research results are announced in which RFID devices are combined with other sensors for mobile robot localization. In this paper, design of multi-protocol baseband for RFID reader device is proposed, and the baseband modem is implemented into SoC (System On a Chip). The baseband modem SoC for multi-protocol RFID reader is composed of several IP (Intellectual Property) blocks such as multi-protocol blocks, CPU, UART(Universal Asynchronous Receiver and Transmitter), memory, etc. As a result, the SoC implemented with FPGA(Field Programmable Gate Array) is applied to real product. It is shown that the size of RFID Reader module designed with the FPGA becomes smaller, and the SoC chip price for the same function becomes cheap. In addition, operation performance could be the same or better than that of the product with no SoC applied.
Korean Students' Attitudes Towards Robots: Two Survey Studies
Shin, Na-Min ; Kim, Sang-A ;
The Journal of Korea Robotics Society, volume 4, issue 1, 2009, Pages 10~16
This paper is concerned with Korean students' attitudes towards robots, presenting two survey studies. The first study was concerned with a group of college students, taking the perspective of international comparison. Data were collected by administering an online survey, where 106 volunteer students had participated. In the survey, the Negative Attitude towards Robot Scale(NARS) was adopted to compare the Korean students' scores with those of multi-national groups (U.S.A, Germany, Netherland, Japan, Mexico, and China) who responded to the same scale in Bartneck et al.'s research. The analysis of the data reveals that Korean students tend to be more concerned about social impacts that robots might bring to future society and are very conscious about the uncertain influences of robots on human life. The second study investigated factors that may affect K-12 students' attitudes towards robots, with survey data garnered from 298 elementary, middle, and high school students. The data were analyzed by the method of multiple regression analysis to test the hypothesis that a student's gender, age, the extent of interest in robots, and the extent of experiences with robots may influence his or her attitude towards robots. The hypothesis was partially supported in that variables of a student's gender, age, and the extent of interest in robots were statistically significant with regard to the attitude variable. Given the results, this paper suggests three points of discussions to better understand Korean students' attitudes towards robots: social and cultural context, individual differences, and theory of mind.
Walking of a Planar Biped with an Intuitive Method
Chung, Goo-Bong ;
The Journal of Korea Robotics Society, volume 4, issue 1, 2009, Pages 17~24
This work deals with an intuitive method for a planar biped to walk, which is named Relative Trajectory Control (RTC) method. A key feature of the proposed RTC method is that feet of the robot are controlled to track a given trajectory, which is specially designed relative to the base body of the robot. The trajectory of feet is presumed from analysis of the walking motion of a human being. A simple method to maintain a stable posture while the robot is walking is also introduced in RTC method. In this work, the biped is modeled as a free-floating robot, of which dynamic model is obtained in the Cartesian space. Using the obtained dynamic model, the robot is controlled by a model-based feedback control scheme. The author shows a preliminary experimental result to verify that the biped robot with RTC method can walk on the even or uneven surfaces.
Topological Localization of Mobile Robots in Real Indoor Environment
Park, Young-Bin ; Suh, Il-Hong ; Choi, Byung-Uk ;
The Journal of Korea Robotics Society, volume 4, issue 1, 2009, Pages 25~33
One of the main problems of topological localization in a real indoor environment is variations in the environment caused by dynamic objects and changes in illumination. Another problem arises from the sense of topological localization itself. Thus, a robot must be able to recognize observations at slightly different positions and angles within a certain topological location as identical in terms of topological localization. In this paper, a possible solution to these problems is addressed in the domain of global topological localization for mobile robots, in which environments are represented by their visual appearance. Our approach is formulated on the basis of a probabilistic model called the Bayes filter. Here, marginalization of dynamics in the environment, marginalization of viewpoint changes in a topological location, and fusion of multiple visual features are employed to measure observations reliably, and action-based view transition model and action-associated topological map are used to predict the next state. We performed experiments to demonstrate the validity of our proposed approach among several standard approaches in the field of topological localization. The results clearly demonstrated the value of our approach.
Microphone-Based Whisker Tactile Sensors Modeling Rodent Whiskers
Baek, Seung-Hun ; Kim, Dae-Eun ;
The Journal of Korea Robotics Society, volume 4, issue 1, 2009, Pages 34~42
Rodents, specially rats, can recognize distance and shape of an object and also pattern of the textures by using their whiskers. Mechanoreceptors surrounding the root of whisker in their follicle measure deflection of the whisker. Rats can move their whisker back and forth freely. This ability, called active whisking or active sensing, is one of characteristics of rat behaviours. Many researches based on the mechanism have been progressed. In this paper, we test a simple and accurate method based on deflection of the whisker: we designed biomimetic whiskers modeling after a structure of follicle using the microphone. The microphone sensor measures a mechanical vibration. Attaching an artificial whisker beam to the microphone membrane, we can detect a vibration of whisker and this can show the deflection amount of whisker indirectly.
Development of Swimming Mechanism and Algorithm for Fish-Type Underwater Robot(1)
Ryuh, Young-Sun ;
The Journal of Korea Robotics Society, volume 4, issue 1, 2009, Pages 43~48
Generally, underwater vehicle type of propeller shows low efficiency about 50%-55%. However, the efficiency of swimming mechanism of a fish is 60%-70%, more efficient about 20% than screw propellers. Recently, research of underwater vehicle type of fish increase due to its good efficiency and is regarded as a typical bio-mimical robot. In this research, a new algorithm and mechanism that show low energy consumption imitating swimming mechanism of fish proposed increasing speed and running time in field trial.
Development of Conversational Interface Platform Based on MS Robotics Studio for Integrated Service Robots
Lim, Sung-Soo ; Cho, Sung-Bae ;
The Journal of Korea Robotics Society, volume 4, issue 1, 2009, Pages 49~55
The development of IT technology makes the functions and services of robots be integrated, and thus the robots become more intelligent and useful. As sophisticated usage of robots has evolved, direct communication by human language is necessary to increase the efficiency of their usage. In this paper, we propose a conversational interface platform for integrated service robots using MS Robotics Studio. The proposed platform consists of three types of components: a conversation manager to control the flows of the integrated service robots, a user interface to interact with users, and multiple service robots to perform actions or services. For a test-bed of the proposed platform, we build a schedule manager system and confirm the usability through SUS subject test by comparing the schedule manager system with MS Outlook.
Probability-Based Context-Generation Model with Situation Propagation Network
Cheon, Seong-Pyo ; Kim, Sung-Shin ;
The Journal of Korea Robotics Society, volume 4, issue 1, 2009, Pages 56~61
A probability-based data generation is a typical context-generation method that is a not only simple and strong data generation method but also easy to update generation conditions. However, the probability-based context-generation method has been found its natural-born ambiguousness and confliction problems in generated context data. In order to compensate for the disadvantages of the probabilistic random data generation method, a situation propagation network is proposed in this paper. The situation propagating network is designed to update parameters of probability functions are included in probability-based data generation model. The proposed probability-based context-generation model generates two kinds of contexts: one is related to independent contexts, and the other is related to conditional contexts. The results of the proposed model are compared with the results of the probabilitybased model with respect to performance, reduction of ambiguity, and confliction.
Locomotive Microrobot for Capsule Endoscopes
Yang, Sun-Wook ; Park, Ki-Tae ; Lee, Seung-Seok ; Na, Kyong-Hwan ; Kim, Jin-Seok ; Choi, Jong-Ho ; Park, Suk-Ho ; Park, Jong-Oh ; Yoon, Eui-Sung ;
The Journal of Korea Robotics Society, volume 4, issue 1, 2009, Pages 62~67
For diagnoses of digestive organs, capsule endoscopes are widely used and offer valuable information without patient's discomfort. A general capsule endoscope which consists of image sensing module, telemetry module and battery is able to move along gastro-intestinal tracts passively only through peristaltic waves. Thus, it is likely to have some limitations for doctor to acquire images from the desired organs and to diagnose them effectively. As solutions to these problems, a locomotive function of capsule endoscopes has being developed. We have proposed a capsule-type microrobot with synchronized multiple legs. However, the proposed capsular microrobot also has some limitations, such as low speed in advancement, inconvenience to controlling the microrobot, lack of an image module, and deficiency in a steering module. In this paper, we will describe the limitations of the locomotive microrobot and propose solutions to the drawbacks. The solutions are applied to the capsular microrobot and evaluated by in-vitro tests. Based on the experimental results, we conclude that the proposed solutions are effective and appropriate for the locomotive microrobot to explore inside intestinal tracts.
Efficient Data Transmission Method for UPnP Based Robot Middleware
Kim, Kyung-San ; Ahn, Sang-Chul ; Kwon, Yong-Moo ; Ko, Hee-Dong ; Kim, Hyoung-Gon ;
The Journal of Korea Robotics Society, volume 4, issue 1, 2009, Pages 68~73
The UPnP is middleware architecture that supports dynamic distributed computing environment. It has many good features for possible use as middleware in robot system integration. There is a need for bulky binary data transmission between distributed robot S/W components. Since the UPnP utilizes SOAP protocol for message transmission, however, it is not efficient to send bulky binary data. In order to overcome this weak point, this paper proposes UPnP-MTOM, MTOM (Message Transmission Optimization Mechanism) implementation over UPnP, as an efficient way for bulky binary data transmission with UPnP messages. This paper presents our implementation method and experimental results of the UPnP-MTOM implementation.
Remote Monitoring System for a Building Cleaning Mobile Robot
Yi, Soo-Yeong ; Cho, Won-Ho ; Choi, Byoung-Wook ;
The Journal of Korea Robotics Society, volume 4, issue 1, 2009, Pages 74~80
This paper presents a remote monitoring and simulation system for a building cleaning mobile robot. It provides a tool of convenient 3D graphical map construction including network camera image viewer and status information of the robot. The 3D map is reconstructed from existing 2D building CAD data with DXF format using OpenGL graphic API. Through this system, it is possible to monitor and control the cleaning mobile robot from remote place. A practical experiment is performed to show the reliability and convenience of the monitoring system. The proposed system is expected to give efficient way of control and monitoring to building cleaning mobile robot.