Akihiko Ishida

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Food and water contamination cause safety and health concerns to both animals and humans. Conventional methods for monitoring food and water contamination are often laborious and require highly skilled technicians to perform the measurements, making the quest for developing simpler and cost-effective techniques for rapid monitoring incessant. Since the(More)
This paper proposes a physical user interface for a user to teach a robot to navigate a home environment. The user places small devices containing infrared based communication functionality as landmarks in the environment. The robot follows these landmarks to navigate to a goal landmark. Active landmarks communicate with each other to map their spatial(More)
Parkinson disease (PD) is a neurodegenerative disorder characterized by the loss of dopaminergic neurons. Current therapies provide symptomatic treatment only and thus fail to prevent the process of neurodegeneration. Recently, it has been reported that neurotrophic factors could support the survival and enhance the function of dopaminergic neurons. Thus,(More)
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