Hooman Samani

Hooman Samani
University of Plymouth | UoP

PhD

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As an important part of the manufacturing industry, redundant robots can undertake heavy and tough tasks, which human operators are difficult to sustain. Such onerous and repetitive industrial manipulations, that is, positioning and carrying, impose heavy burdens on the load bearing for redundancy robots’ joints. Under the circumstances of long-ter...
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During the COVID-19 pandemic, people were advised to keep a social distance from others. People's behaviors will also be noticed, such as lying down because of illness, regarded as abnormal conditions. This paper proposes a visual anomaly analysis system based on deep learning to identify individuals with various anomaly types. In the study, two ty...
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During the unstoppable COVID epidemic after nearly two years, people all over the world have realized the importance of wearing masks and strictly prohibited clusters. In view of this, this research proposes an object recognition visual system based on deep learning to monitor the wearing of masks in a certain space and the control of the number of...
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In identifying objects, understanding the world, analyzing time series and predicting future sequences, the recent developments in Artificial Intelligence (AI) have made human beings more inclined towards novel research goals. There is a growing interest in Recurrent Neural Networks (RNN) by AI researchers today, which includes major applications i...
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The locomotion of legged robot is often controlled by predefined gaits, and this approach works well when all joints and motors are operating normally. However, walking legged robots usually have high risk of being damaged during operation, causing the breakdown of the robotic joints. In this paper, we introduce a reinforcement learning based appro...
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The purpose of this paper is to illustrate the development process of a Wireless Charging Robot (WCR) according to scenario-based design approach. In the previous work, we have introduced the prototype design and its working functionality as a combination of state of the art in the field of wireless power transmission and mobile robotics. The proto...
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In this paper, we combine the machine learning and neural network to build some modules for the fire rescue robot application. In our research, we build the robot legs module with Q-learning. We also finish the face detection with color sensors and infrared sensors. It is usual that image fusion is done when we want to use two kinds of sensors. Kal...
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Recent advances in massive multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) communication show that equipping base stations (BSs) with large arrays of antenna can significantly improve the performance of cellular networks. Massive MIMO has the potential to mitigate the interference in the network and enhance the average throughput per user. On the other hand,...
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In this paper a comprehensive architecture for emotional and affective process in a virtual agent is presented. By fusing video, audio and text emotion of the users as affective sources to the system, the virtual agent can appraise the mood of clients. To emulate the influence of the human hormones in the virtual agent, the proposed system employs...
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As time goes by, our technology gets improve day by day. We can know that it gets better in robotic technology. Robots try to social with human beings immediately. For the input, image processing becomes more important because it can make sure the human's actions and reactions. It is unavoidable that get some noise when the camera takes photo as in...
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The aim of this paper is to share state of the art in the field of robotics and artificial intelligence from one side and gaming from other side. Inspired from affective computing in social robotics and in order to improve the learning factor of serious games, we introduce an affection layer which improves the emotional intelligence of a game chara...
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Purpose The purpose of this paper is to propose a novel method for evaluation of human-robot affection. The model is inspired by the scientific methods of human-human love evaluation. This paper would benefit the researchers in the field of developing new technologies where emotional interaction is involved. Design/methodology/approach Among the t...
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The aim of this paper is to develop a robotic system which can navigate in an indoor environment and charge several electrical devices. Several algorithms such as Travel Salesman Problem, Probabilistic Roadmap and Fuzzy C-means Clustering are used for development of such a system. The testbed is constructed by Arduino Uno, Arduino WIFI Shield, Go-b...
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This chapter describes our exploratory studies toward design and development of playful robotic interfaces for intimate telepresence. Our goal has been to create playful experience for couples in long-distance relationships (LDRs) through telepresence robots. Playfulness is becoming an increasingly important theme in human-computer interaction (HCI...
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Based on an IMU motion sensitive device, an activity detection system has preliminarily developed for the use of post mini-stroke healthcare. The electronically assistive device seeks a solution to identify specifically different motions of the post stroke patients. The development causally regards to a machine learning skill. To manage the input c...
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The aim of this paper is to explain the design and development of a futuristic robot which can act as a personal doctor. This robot aims to act with the user interactively while it is connected to the cloud as well as human doctors. The robot can be used for real-time health monitoring in addition to provide basic health instructions to the user. T...
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This chapter describes our exploratory studies toward design and development of playful robotic interfaces for intimate telepresence. Our goal has been to create playful experience for couples in long-distance relationships (LDRs) through telepresence robots. Playfulness is becoming an increasingly important theme in human-computer interaction (HCI...
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Smart cities essentially require the state-of-the-art technologies that can provide smart service in various aspects, and robotic systems are one of the key solutions for such requirements. Time is a critical issue when dealing with people who experience a sudden cardiac arrest that unfortunately could die due to inaccessibility of the emergency tr...
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The kimono-clad android robot that recently made its debut as the new greeter at the entrance of Tokyo's Mitsukoshi department store is just one example of the rapid advancements being made in the field of robotics. Cognitive robotics is an approach to creating artificial intelligence in robots by enabling them to learn from and respond to real-wo...
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The purpose of this paper is to illustrate the development process of a wireless charging robot according to scenario based design approach. The robot is designed and examined for various usage scenarios. This work is within our research on wireless charging robot (WCR) where we are attempting to develop an advanced WCR, considering the example of...
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The aim of this paper is to illustrate the design process and development of a novel model for cause - effect artificial intelligence system, which is based on the digital endocrine model in human computer interaction. The model is inspired by the architecture of the endocrine system, which is the system of glands that each of them secretes differe...
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In this paper we present a longitudinal field study of “kiss messaging interface” designed and developed for people in long distance relationships (LDRs). Mediators of intimacy are a novel class of telecommunication systems that enable people in LDR to express affection and intimacy despite being non co-located. To better understand how people expe...
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In this paper a novel system is introduced as combination of state of the art in the field of wireless power transmission and mobile robotics. A mobile robot is equipped with wireless charger and navigates in the environment of various battery nodes in order to charge the network in an efficient way. The presented research in this paper illustrates...
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In this paper a novel system is introduced as combination of state of the art in the field of wireless power transmission and mobile robotics. A mobile robot is equipped with wireless charger and navigates in the environment of various battery nodes in order to charge the network in an efficient way. The presented research in this paper illustrates...
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A novel system is introduced as a combination of state of the art in the field of wireless power transmission and mobile robotics. A mobile robot is equipped with a wireless charger and navigates in the environment of various battery nodes in order to charge the network in an efficient way. The presented research in this paper illustrates the desig...
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Cognitive wireless sensor network (CWSN) is a combination of cognitive radio and wireless sensor networks (WSNs), which can effectively solve spectrum resource scarcity problem in WSNs. As one of the key technologies in CWSNs, spectrum sensing enables sensors to detect and opportunistic access underutilized idle licensed bands, which remarkably imp...
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In cognitive radio sensor networks (CRSNs), the frequency used by second users will be terminated unexpectedly as the preemption of primary user or reinitialized route discovery process in data transmission process, which will lead to unreliable communication and degrade the network performance greatly. In this paper, an efficient backup routing al...
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It's common to use various software for the purpose of language translation these days whoever the hardware for this usage is very limited. Apart from computer and smart phone applications only limited systems such as wearable devices in the form of glasses have been tried to be used for the purpose of language translation. In this work we have equ...
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This study describes anthropologically inspired methodology in creative design for intimate telepresence. Anthropology is the study of humanity and among the experiences of human this study has focused on intimate interactions. Inspired by the concept of intimacy in human, and applying tinkering and iterative multilevel modeling, creative ideas for...
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A novel robot with the purpose of translation is presented in this paper. The proposed system consists of a mobile robot which carries a smart phone that language translation APP, including audio, text and audio, is running on it. It also equipped with extra touch and voice sensors for input, micro controller for process and speaker and wheels for...
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Intimate interactions between remotely located individuals are not well supported by conventional communication tools, mainly due to the lack of physical contact. Also, haptic research has not focused on the use of a kiss as a mode of interaction that maintains intimacy in long distance relationships. In this study, we designed and developed a hapt...
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As the development of Internet-of-Things is moving towards large scale industry, such as logistic and manifacturing, there is a need for end-users to get involved in the process of creating IoT easily. In this paper, we introduce PaperIO, a paper-based 3D I/O interface, in which a single piece of paper can be sensed and actuated at the same time in...
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This paper introduces an Artificial Intelligence (AI) model of a virtual companion system on smartphone. The proposed AI model is composed of two modules of Probabilistic Mood Estimation (PME) and Behavior Network. The PME is designed for the purpose of automatic estimation of the mood, under uncertain and dynamic smartphone context. The model comb...
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This paper investigates the optimal scheduling of cog-nitive radio network links under an interference temperature (IT) model. A link layer model based on the IT model has been devel-oped. A mathematical cross-layered model for the cognitive radio network link scheduling problem under the IT model is presented. The proposed cross-layered model opti...
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Wireless power transmission (WPT) has been attracting a wide range of subjects in various fields and also become a highly active research area because of their potential in providing high technology to our daily lives. The wireless power transmission will be mandatory to use in the near future because this technology enables the transmission of ele...
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The purpose of this paper is to introduce a novel robot in order to overcome some difficulties in providing an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) device at the nearest location of victim suffering from sudden cardiac arrest in the shortest possible time before the advent of the ambulance. We designed and developed an ambulance robot, called it...
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Emerging field of intimate computing relates to the technologies that aim to mediate affective communication across distance. Conventional telecommunication media are originally designed for collaborations and task oriented goals with the poor support of intimate experiences. Contemporary lifestyle changes leaded to design and adoption of technolog...
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In this paper, we have investigated the concept of "Cultural Robotics" with regard to the evolution of social into cultural robots in the 21st Century. By defining the concept of culture, the potential development of a culture between humans and robots is explored. Based on the cultural values of the robotics developers, and the learning ability of...
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An applicable paradigm motivated by the powerful computational capability in the emerging hardware for embedded lens calibration is proposed in this paper. The proposed new paradigm for the relationship between the image provider and the image processor shows functional and economical merits. The paper first focuses on the development of the embedd...
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In this study we have explored the concept of "Cultural Robotics" for the evolution of social to cultural Robots for contemporary society. By defining the concept of culture in computing, the potential creation of a culture between humans and robots is explored. Based on the cultural values of the robots creators and learning ability of the robots,...