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Journal Papers and Book Chapters

Hiroshi Yokoi and Kojiro Matsushita, “Self-regulatory Hardware: Evolutionary Design for Mechanical Passivity on a Pseudo Passive Dynamic Walker”, Artificial Life Models in Hardware (Ed. Andrew Adamatzky and Maciej Komosinski), Springer-Verlag, 2008. (Accepted).

Kojiro Matsushita and Hiroshi Yokoi, "Embodiment of Legged Robots Emerged in Evolutionary Design: Pseudo Passive Dynamic Walker", Frontiers in Evolutionary Robotics (Ed. Aleksandar Lazinica), I-Tech Education and Publishing, pp.311-326, 2008, ISBN 978-3-902613-19-6.

Kojiro Matsushita, Akihiro Yamakawa, Hiroshi Yokoi, and Tamio Arai, “A Case Study Approach: Walking Assist Scheme Exploiting Somatic Reflex of a Leg-Paralysis Patient”, Journal of Robotics and Mechatronics, Vol.19, No.6, pp. 629-636, 2007.

Kojiro Matsushita, Hiroshi Yokoi, and Tamio Arai, “Plastic-Bottle-Based Robots in Educational Robotics Courses -Understanding Embodied Artificial Intelligence-”, Journal of Robotics and Mechatronics, Vol.19, No.2, pp.212-222, 2007.

Kojiro Matsushita, Hiroshi Yokoi, Tamio Arai , “Pseudo-Passive Dynamic Walkers Designed by Coupled Evolution of Controller and Morphology”, Robotics and Autonomous Systems, Vol. 54, Issue 8, pp.674-685, 2006.
Books (Written in Japanese)

横井浩史, 松下光次郎:メカトロニクス・ロボティクス総論:実習編ーPETボトルを使ったロボット製作,制御の実践的テキストー,経済産業省 中小企業産学連携製造中核人材育成事業 メカトロニクスロボット分野,2007年度版,社団法人 日本機械学会.

横井浩史, 松下光次郎 共著: 電子工作シリーズぼくらのマイコン・ロボット工作 ペットボトルとH8Tinyで作ろう, CQ出版, 2006, ISBN 4-7898-4160-X.
International Conference with Review

[Oral Presentation]

○Kojiro Matsushita, Hiroshi Yokoi, and Tamio Arai: Investigation of Reality Constraints: Morphology and Controller of Two-Link Legged Locomotors for Dynamically Stable Locomotion, LNCS4095: From Animals to Animats 9 (ISBN 978-3-540-38608-7), Springer, pp.101-112, Roma Italia, September 2006.
○Kojiro Matsushita, Hiroshi Yokoi, and Tamio Arai: Robotics in Education: Plastic Bottle Based Robots for Understanding Morph-Functionality, The 15th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN06), pp.62-667, London UK, August 2006.

○Ryuichi Ueda, Tamio Arai, and Kojiro Matsushita: Creation and Compression of Global Control Policy for Swinging up Control of the Acrobot, 2006 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), pp.2557-2562, 2006.

○Kojiro Matsushita, Hiroshi Yokoi, and Tamio Arai: Analysis of Dynamical Locomotion of Two-Link Locomotors, The 9th International Conference on Intelligent Autonomous Systems 9 (IAS-9), IOS Press, pp.574-581, 2006, ISBN 1-58603-595-9.

○Chee Siong Loh, Kojiro Matsushita, Hiroshi Yokoi, and Tamio Arai: A New Heating Method for the Actuation of the Shape Memory Alloy (SMA) Actuator, The 9th International Conference on Intelligent Autonomous Systems 9 (IAS-9), IOS Press, ISBN 1-58603-595-9, pp.839-846, 2006.

○Kojiro Matsushita, Max Lungarella, Chandana Paul, and Hiroshi Yokoi: Locomoting with less computation but more morphology, the 20th International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), pp.2020-2025, 2005.

○Yuuki Mizoguchi, Chee Siong Loh, Kojiro Matsushita, Hiroshi Yokoi, Tamio Arai: Development of Interference Driven Link of Prosthetic Hand, Proceedings of International Workshop on Man-Machine Symbiotic Systems, pp.421-427, 2004.

○Gabriel Gomez, Max Lungarella, Peter Eggenberger-Hotz, Kojiro Matsushita, and Rolf Pfeifer: Simulating development in a real robot: on the concurrent increase of sensory, motor, and neural complexity, Proceedings of the 4th International Workshop on Epigenetic Robotics, pp.119-122, 2004.

○Chandana Paul, Hiroshi Yokoi, Kojiro Matsushita: Design and Control of Humanoid Robot Locomotion with Passive Legs and Upper Body Actuation, 35th International Symposium on Robotics, 2004.

○Kojiro Matsushita, Hiroshi Yokoi, and Rolf Pfeifer: Morphology and Material Property of a Biped Robot, The IEEE International Symposium on Computational Intelligence in Robotics and Automation (CIRA), pp.1227-1232, Kobe Japan, July 2003.

[Poster Presentation]

○Kojiro Matsushita, Hiroshi Yokoi, Tamio Arai: Designing Dynamical Stable Locomotors Across the Reality Gap, Proceedings of the 50th Anniversary Summit of Artificial Intelligence, pp.203-204, Monteverita Switzerland, August 2006.

○Ryu Kato, Alejandro Hernandez Arieta, Kojiro Matsushita, Hiroshi Yokoi: Acquirement of Body Schema using Intelligent EMG Prosthetic Hand, Proceedings of the 50th Anniversary Summit of Artificial Intelligence, pp. pp.187-188, Monteverita Switzerland, August 2006.
International Conference without Review

[Poster Presentation]

○Kojiro Matsushita, “Embodiment of Legged Robots”,2008 ESF-JSPS Frontier Science Conference Series for Young Researchers, Kanagawa Japan, March 2008.

○Kojiro Matsushita, “Pseudo-Passive Dynamic Walkers Designed by Coupled Evolution of Controller and Morphology”, International Workshop on Legged Locomotion for Young Researchers, Massachusetts USA, April 2007.

○Kojiro Matsushita, “Plastic-Bottle-Based Robots in Educational Robotics Courses”, International Workshop on Legged Locomotion for Young Researchers, Massachusetts USA, April 2007.

○Kojiro Matsushita: Development of a Biped Walker Using Neural Oscillators, 1st Workshop on Embodied Artificial Intelligence, Zurich Switzerland, March 2002.
Conference in Japan (Written in Japanese)

[Poster Presentation]


○松下光次郎, 横井浩史, 新井民夫: リアリティギャップを克服する移動体の進化設計システムの提案, 日本機械学会ロボティクス・メカトロニクス講演会講演論文集, 2A1-M03, 秋田, 2007年5月.

○松下光次郎:次世代に向けた『ものづくり教育』〜ペットボトルを使った創造的なロボット製作〜,The 3rd IEEE Tokyo Young Researchers Workshop,M-4, 東京,2006年12月.

○竹中慎吾, 松下光次郎, 横井浩史, 新井民夫: 歩行特性を考慮した歩行補助機構と制御法の構築, 第16回インテリジェント・システム・シンポジウム(FAN'06), pp.319-320,千葉,2006年7月.

○山川明浩, 加藤龍, 松下光次郎, 横井浩史, 新井民夫: 下肢麻痺者の歩行補助のための個性適応型歩行状態識別法に関する研究, 第16回インテリジェント・システム・シンポジウム(FAN'06), pp.321-322, 千葉,2006年7月.

○松下光次郎, 横井浩史, 新井民夫: ものづくりから学ぶロボットの身体性機能, 日本機械学会ロボティクス・メカトロニクス講演会講演論文集, 2A1-B35, 東京, 2006年5月.

○松下光次郎, 横井浩史, 新井民夫: 形態と制御の同時進化による動的安定二脚移動の獲得, 日本機械学会ロボティクス・メカトロニクス講演会講演論文集, 1A1-D08, 東京, 2006年5月.

○松下光次郎, 横井浩史, 新井民夫: 二足歩行ロボットの形態と移動機能, 日本ロボット学会学術講演会予稿集, 3G33, 東京, 2005年9月.

○宝田恵太郎, 秋元俊成, 松元明弘, 松下光次郎, 横井浩史, 新井民夫: 上半身駆動型準受動歩行ロボットの登坂実験, 日本機械学会ロボティクス・メカトロニクス講演会講演論文集, 2P1-S-045, 神戸, 2005年5月.

○溝口勇貴, 横井浩史, 新井民夫, 松下光次郎: 干渉駆動方式を用いたロボットハンドのための3自由度関節機構の構築, 精密工学会第12回学生会員卒業研究発表講演会講演論文集, O-08, 東京, 2005年3月.