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This paper presents a proximity sensor for recognizing an object in 360 degrees all around with response time only 1[ms]. The sensor applies an unique design of analog net-structure circuit, which enables all-face mounting on various peripheries and fast-response/simplification of information processing. Thus, the sensor is especially available for avoiding… (More)
To achieve the skillful task like the human, many researchers have been working on robot hand. An interaction with vision and tactile information are indispensable for realization of skillful tasks. In the existing research, the method using a camera to get the vision information is often found. But, in the boundary area of a non-contact phase and a contact… (More)
N-acyl homoserine lactone (AHL) is required by Erwinia carotovora subspecies for the expression of various traits, including extracellular enzyme and protein production and pathogenicity. Previous studies with E. carotovora subsp. carotovora have shown that AHL deficiency causes the production of high levels of RsmA, an RNA binding protein that functions as… (More)
Vibrio tubiashii is a recently reemerging pathogen of larval bivalve mollusks, causing both toxigenic and invasive disease. Marine Vibrio spp. produce an array of extracellular products as potential pathogenicity factors. Culture supernatants of V. tubiashii have been shown to be toxic to oyster larvae and were reported to contain a metalloprotease and a… (More)
In this paper, we demonstrate a preliminary motion before grasping by a robot hand, for adjusting the object-fingertip distance and 2-axis postures simultaneously, using a Resistor Network Structure Proximity sensor (RNSP sensor). Through this motion (called “pre-shaping”) and the grasping of an object, the surface of each fingertip is brought… (More)
Telemedicine is the practice of medicine over communication links. The physician being consulted and the patient are in two different locations. A first telepathology system has been developed by Corabi Telemetries. It allows a pathologist to render a diagnosis by examining tissue samples or body fluids under a remotely l~ated microscope.
Dynamic telepathology uses a remotely controlled microscope to allow a pathologist to view samples at a remote location. However, time delays introduced by remote operation have made use of a commercial dynamic telepathology system difficult and frustrating. This paper describes experiments to evaluate and redesign the user interface. We also make… (More)