Kenneth J. Mackin

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Tokyo University of Information Sciences (TUIS) receives moderate resolution imaging spectroradiometer (MODIS) data, and provides the processed data to universities and research institutes as part of the academic frontier project. One of the major fields of research using MODIS data is the analysis of changes in the environment. We are currently developing(More)
ABSTRACT Army ants perform the altruism behavior that an ant sacrifices its own well-being for the benefit of another ants. They build bridges using their own bodies along the path from a food to the nest. We developed the army ant inspired social evolutionary system by using Swarm library. The system has 2 kinds of ant agents, 'Major ant' and 'Minor ant'.(More)
In this paper, a new puzzle based e-learning system for programming training is introduced, which provides a simple game-like user interface, and features management of learning history for each user. The proposed system applies genetic algorithm to the programming problem generation algorithm, so that the system can automatically generate many different(More)
Terra and Aqua, 2 satellites launched by the NASA-centered international Earth Observing System project, house MODIS (Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer) sensors. Moderate resolution remote sensing allows the quantifying of land surface type and extent, which can be used to monitor changes in land cover and land use for extended periods of time.(More)
Remote sensing using satellite monitored sensor data is one of the most important methods for global environmental monitoring. Similar image search is an important problem in the satellite image data analysis. The similar image search extracts local area images from a given global image. The similar image search using shape features can be used to analyze(More)
In this research, a programming learning support system incorporating game-based learning is proposed. The aim of the game-based learning approach is to stimulate and sustain the motivation of the learner during programming training. In the developed system, a puzzle-solving interface to programming training and a competitive scoring system was implemented(More)
Gyroscopic sensors are frequently used in automotive navigation systems in order to improve location estimation by using the angle information to supplement other sensors such as GPS location data. Gyroscopic sensors can become a major sensor for location estimation for automobiles or autonomous robots for situations where GPS data are inaccurate or cannot(More)