AES&R Laboratory

Adaptive Embedded Systems and Robotics.

professor

Nobert Michel Mayer

Jane
Assoc. Prof.
email: nmmayer@gmail.com
Osaka Univ., Japan, 2004 - 2009
Freiburg Univ., Germany, 2004
GMD-JRL, 2002 - 2004
PhD: Göttingen Univ. & MPI for for Dynamics and Self-Organization, 1996 - 2000.

N.M.Mayer

March 14,2020.
Jane

Department of Electrical Engineering.

National Chung Cheng University, Taiwan.


Welcome to AES&R Lab

N. M.Mayer 2020-03-14 09:27
Jane

Welcome to the Adaptive Embedded Systems and Robotics Group. We are located at room 123. Feel free to stop over!

Meet The Team

We (2020 Batch) Welcome you to AES & R Lab, We are very glad to have you with us and look forward to a mutually beneficial relationship.


Jane

Billy(黃冠琨)

Mater's Student

zkbk013029@gmail.com

Mike

Frank(曹立群)

Mater's Student

lichiuntsao@gmail.com

Mike

James(李名杰)

Mater's Student

yomingjayism@gmail.com

Jane

Andy(李光耀)

Mater's Student

andy0988403119@gmail.com

Mike

Ken(江柏叡)

Mater's Student

g07415100@alum.ccu.edu.tw

Mike

Anil Kumar

Mater's Student

anil.kumarp0255@gmail.com

Jane

William(林軒億)

Mater's Student

billy90129@gmail.com

Mike

Navya Gunji(妮雅)

Mater's Student

navyagunji98@gmail.com

Mike

Tommy(顏志豪)

Mater's Student

gameto929@gmail.com

Jane

Jimmy(李昀達)

Mater's Student

hiop5155@gmail.com

Mike

Edward(黃亮程)

Master's Student

edwardhaung@hotmail.com

Mike

Ben(王浩綸)

Master's Student

ben574269@gmail.com

Previous Master's Students :

Master course start from

2009: 吳鴻 (Jason), 盧立偉 (Benson), 張育誠 (Mega), 洪郁閔 (Emmet);

2010: 鐘國豪 (Goro John), 詹鴻慶 (Hochi), 李昌訓 (Lee), 林瑋倫 (Wai);

2011: 鄭宇呈 (Cheng), 張銘嵐 (Lenny), 巫維德 (Wade);

2012: 劉賀至 (Hayden), 陳玟君 (Bella), 彭映樺 (Grace), 何冠逸 (Paul), 林鉦棋 (Edward);

2013: 陳宏宇 (Rain), 林政瑋 (Tyson);

2014: 林信宏 (Jimmy), 王俊棋 (Terry), 楊廷鴻 (Jason II), 蔡嘉峻 (Stanley), 林奕尊 (Eric), 李秉恩 (Kincaid);

2015: 吳育欣 (Denis), 盧立洋 (Leon), 林瑞原 (Peter), 高子皓 (Jeff), 李佳憲 (Charly);

2016: 彭郁棻 (Kris) .

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Publications

Publications in journals

[1] He-Zhi Liu, Chun-Chi Wang, and N. M. Mayer. Mechanical design of an egg-shaped robot with a gyro driven inertia actuator. 2018. (submitted).
[2] Peng Ying Hua, Wang Ming Liang, Norbert Michael Mayer, Yu-Fen Peng, and Joanna Kossewska. Music play using a vibraphone with a humanoid robot as interaction training for autistic children. International Journal of Automation and Smart Technology (AUSMT), 8(1):29–34, 2018.
[3] N. M. Mayer and Ying-Hao Yu. Orthogonal echo state networks and stochastic evaluations of likelihoods. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 9:379–390, 2017. Special issue: Advances in Biologically Inspired Reservoir Computing, S. Scardapane and JB. Butcher and FM. Bianchi and ZK. Malik (Editors), invited contribution.
[4] N. M. Mayer. Echo state condition at the critical point. Entropy, 19(1):3, 2017. Special issue Complexity, Criticality and Computation (C3), M. Prokopenko (academic editor), invited contribution.
[5] N. M. Mayer. Input-anticipating critical reservoirs show power law forgetting of unexpected input events. Neural Computation, MIT Press, 27:1102-1119, May 2015.
[6] Horng Wu, Wen-Chun Chen, and N.M. Mayer. A face recognition system that simulates perception impairments of autistic children. Neurocomputing, pages 770-776, 2015.
[7] Joschka Boedecker, Oliver Obst, Joseph Lizier, N.M. Mayer, and Minoru Asada. Information processing in echo state networks at the edge of chaos. Theory in Biosciences, 2012.
[8] Joschka Boedecker, Oliver Obst, N.M. Mayer, and Minoru Asada. Initialization and self-organized optimization of recurrent neural network connectivity. Human Frontier Science. Program (HFSP) Journal, October 2009.
[9] N. M. Mayer, Joschka Boedecker, and Minoru Asada. Robot motion description and real-time management with the harmonic motion description protocol. Robotics and Autonomous Systems, 57:870–876, July 2009.

Editorials :

[10] Thomas Röfer, N. M. Mayer, Jesus Savage, and Uluc Saranli (Editors). RoboCup 2011: Robot Soccer World Cup XV. Springer Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, 2012. Lecture Notes in Computer Science 7416, ISBN: 978-3-642-32059-0 (Print) 978-3-642-32060-6 (Online).

Book Chapters :

[11] N. M. Mayer. Critical echo state networks that anticipate input using morphable transfer functions. In Advances in Neural Networks – ISNN 2017 (14th International Symposium, Sapporo, Hakodate and Muroran, Hokkaido, Japan, June 21-26), volume 10261 of Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS), pages 413–420. Springer, June 2017. ISBN: 978-3-319-59071-4.
[12] N. M. Mayer. Adaptive critical reservoirs with algebraic forgetting of unexpected input sequences. In S. Wermter et al. (Eds.), Artificial Neural Networks and Machine Learning ICANN 2014, LNCS 8681, pages 49 – 56. 2014. arXiv preprint arXiv:1404.6334v1.

Publications in conference proceedings :

[13] N. M. Mayer. Arithmetic encoding, reservoir computing, criticality and biological implications. In Bernstein Conference, Göttingen, 2017.
[14] Yi-Tsun Lin, N. M. Mayer, Chia-Hsien Lee, and Tzu-Hao Kao. Development of a lightweight biped adult-size humanoid robot with connecting lever structure in RoboCup. In CACS International Automatic Control Conference, 2017.
[15] Chun-Chi Wang, N. M. Mayer, Rui-Yuan Lin, and Li-Yuan Lu. Mechanical and system design of egg shape robot. In CACS International Automatic Control Conference, 2017.
[16] Yu Sin Wu, Min-Liang Wang, and N. M. Mayer. A new type of eye-on-hand robotic arm system based on a low-cost recognition system. In International Conference on Advanced Robotics and Intelligent Systems (ARIS 2017), 2017.
[17] Kuan-Yi Ho and N. M. Mayer. Implementation of a mobile spherical robot with shape-changed inflatable structures. In International Conference on Advanced Robotics and Intelligent Systems (ARIS 2017), 2017.
[18] N. M. Mayer. Echo state networks as an alternative to granger causality for probability estimates. In C3S Conference, Cologne, 2017.
[19] Ying-Hao Yu, Yi-Siang Ting, Norbert Michael Mayer, Guan-Hong Wu, and Ngaiming Kwok. A new paradigm of ubiquitous home care robot using nao and choregraphe. In International Conference on Advanced Robotics and Intelligent Systems (ARIS 2016), September 2016. Taipei. MOST 104-2221-E-194-049-MY2.
[20] Min-Liang Wang, Cheng-Wei Lin, N. M. Mayer, Ming-Hsien Hu, and Pei-Yung Lee. An brain-computer interface for video content analysis system for perceive emotions by using EEG. In Consumer Electronics-Taiwan (ICCE-TW), 2016 IEEE International Conference on, pages 1–2. IEEE, 2016.
[21] Wen Chun Chen, Jia Jun Tsai, and N. M. Mayer. Implementation of acoustic communication in robocup SPL. In RoboCup Japan Open SIG Challenge (340 AI ), Fukui, Japan, 2015.
[22] N. M. Mayer. Critical connectivity, anticipation and memory inference. In Bernstein Conference, Göttingen, 2015. (Abstract).
[23] Ying-Hua Peng, N. M. Mayer, Min Liang Wang, and Cheng-Wei Lin. Using a humanoid robot for music therapy with autistic children. In International Automatic Control Conference CACS 2014, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, Nov. 26-28, 2014.
[24] Ming-Lan Chang and N. M. Mayer. Kicking device to improve kicks for humanoid soccer robots in SPL. In RoboCup Japan Open SIG Challenge (339 AI ), Kitakyushu, Japan, 2014. (received paper award from the AI society).
[25] N. M. Mayer Ying-Hua Peng, Min-Liang Wang. Autistic children and music playing with humanoid robot. In RoboCup Japan Open SIG Challenge (339 AI ), Kitakyushu, Japan, 2014.
[26] Yu-Cheng Cheng, N. M. Mayer, and Min Liang Wang. Scenario-play method for autistic children using humanoid robots. In International Automatic Control Conference CACS 2013, Sun Moon Lake, Taiwan, Dec. 2-4, 2013.
[27] Chung Kuo Hao and N. M. Mayer. Real-time SLAM using an RGB-D camera for mobile robots. In International Automatic Control Conference CACS 2013, Sun Moon Lake, Taiwan, Dec. 2-4, 2013.
[28] Chung Kuo Hao and N. M. Mayer. Toward dreaming robots. In 17th International Conference on Neural Systems (ICCNS), Boston, June 4-7, 2013. (accepted as abstract, available online).
[29] Yu-Cheng Cheng, Min-Liang Wang, and N. M. Mayer. Autonomous humanoid robot playing scenario for autistic children. In RoboCup Japan Open SIG Challenge (337 AI ), Tokyo, Japan, 2013.
[30] Wei-Lun Lin N. M. Mayer, Li-Wei Lu. Towards biological inspired methods of anticipation in service robots. In CACS International Automatic Control Conference, 2012.
[31] Horng Wu, Chen Wen-Chun, and N. M. Mayer. A face recognition system that simulates perception impairments of autistic children. In IEEE ICDL and Epirob Joint Conference, 2012. (accepted as abstract).
[32] Li-Wei Lu and N. M. Mayer. Combining deep believe networks with service robots. In Proceedings of the 43rd International Symposium on Robotics (ISR), 2012.
[33] Chang-Hsun Lee, Li-Wei Lu, and N. M. Mayer. Likelihood estimated by two types of neural networks. In RoboCup Japan Open SIG Challenge (35 AI ), Osaka, Japan, 2012.
[34] Li-Wei Lu, Jackie Baltes, Hong-Ching Jhan, Wei-Lun Lin, and N. M. Mayer. Building service robots using U-Bot. In Proceedings of the WCICA, 2011.
[35] Li-Wei Lu and N. M. Mayer. An efficient data sharing solution of multi-functional robotics design: QFlow. In RoboCup Japan Open SIG Challenge (2011-33 AI ), Osaka, Japan, 2011.
[36] N. M. Mayer, Horng Wu, Ian Fasel, and Minoru Asada. Analogies between the autistic brain and the state of the art artificial autonomous agent. In RoboCup Japan Open SIG Challenge (2011-33 AI ), Osaka, Japan, 2011.
[37] N. M. Mayer and Ian Fasel. Autism as an impairment in detecting invariants. In IEEE 9th International Conference on Development and Learning (ICDL’10), 2010.
[38] N. M. Mayer, Li-Wei Lu, Yu-Min Hung, Hong Wu, and Yu-Cheng Chang. Using U-Bot for RoboCup@home. In Proceedings of SICE (Annual Meeting), 2010.
[39] N. M. Mayer, Oliver Obst, and Yu-Cheng Chang. Time series causality inference using echo state networks. In Vincent Vigneron et al. (Eds.), Latent Variable Analysis and Signal Separation, LNCS 6365, pages 279 – 286. Springer, 2010.
[40] N. M. Mayer and Ian Fasel. A simple neural autism model based on sensory invariants. In Organization for Computational Neurosciences Annual Meeting (CNS), 2010. (abstract).
[41] N. M. Mayer, Matthew Browne, and Horng Jason Wu. ESNs with one dimensional topography. In Proceedings of the 17th international conference on Neural information processing: models and applications - Volume Part II, ICONIP’10, pages 209–216, Berlin, Heidelberg, 2010. Springer-Verlag.
[42] N. M. Mayer, Li-Wei Lu, Yu-Min Hung, Hong Wu, and Yu-Cheng Chang. Team CrudeScientists Team Description Paper. In RoboCup Proceedings CD-Rom, 2010.
[43] Proceedings of the aamas 2010 workshop on agents in real-time and dynamic environments. workshop on agents in real-time and dynamic environments (arde-2010). In Ubbo Visser, Sahar Asadi, Tim Laue, and N. M. Mayer, editors, AAMAS, Toronto,, Ontario, Canada. online, 2010.
[44] Jacky Baltes, Mayer N. M, John Anderson, Kuo-Yang Tu, and Alan Liu. The humanoid leagues in robot soccer competitions. In The IJCAI-09 workshop on Competitions in Artificial Intelligence and Robotic, 2009. available online.
[45] N. M. Mayer, Alan Liu, Chia-Hao Hsieh, Chun-Ming Chen, Hsien-Chang Lin, Jheng-You Lin, Jia-Heng Zou, Juris Klonovs, Meng-Xuan Jia, Pin-Chih Lin, Tsung-Lin Kuo, Wei-Lien Sung, Yu-Hua Xiao, and Joschka Boedecker. CrudeScientists Team Description. In RoboCup 2009 Proceedings CD-Rom, 2009.
[46] Joschka Boedecker, Joe Lizier, N. M. Mayer, Oliver Obst, and Minoru Asada. Information transfer in recurrent neural networks. In 2nd International Workshop on Guided Self-Organisation (GSO-2009) in Leipzig, 2009.
[47] Joschka Boedecker, Oliver Obst, N. M. Mayer, and Minoru Asada. Studies on reservoir initialization and dynamics shaping in echo state networks. In Proceedings of the 17th European Symposium On Artificial Neural Networks (ESANN’09), 2009.
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Research

New Mechanical Designs of Robots


See our rorot Zoo for full details.
Autism research :
In the field of Autism research we worked in two areas:
1. Designing computational models that can explain Autism.
2. Providing technical equipment to help ASD children with robots and music therapy.
Here a demo video if the robot imitating a human who plays a song :
Recent results can be read in
[1]. Peng Ying Hua, Wang Ming Liang, Norbert Michael Mayer, Yu-Fen Peng, and Joanna Kossewska, Music play using a vibraphone with a humonoid robot as interaction training for autism children. international journal of Automation and Smart Technology (AUSMT). 8(1):29_34, 2018.
[2]. Horng Wu, Wen-Chun Chen, and N. M.Mayer. A face recognition system that simulates perception impairments of autistic children. Neurocomputing, pages 770_776, 2015.
Shift-twist Symmetry :
We investigate models of brain development. This film shows a model from the year 2000 where N.M. Mayer investigated the development of point singularities in the maps of orientation preference in the visual cortex V1.
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Our Robot Zoo

Service Robot, built on the bases of ITRI U-bot


AES&R Robot #1 (2009-2013)


Students: Wu Hong; Lu Liwei; Zhang,Yu Cheng; Hong Yumin and Henri.


Here is a demo video

AES&R Robot #2 (2012)


Student: Zhong Guohao.


Real-time SLAM
Obstacles Avoiding for Autonomous

AES&R Robot #3 (2012)


Student: Wang Junqi.


Robot build with 3D printer parts

AES&R Robot #4 (2011-2017) & New Actuator


Students: Liu Hezhi; Wang Junqi and Lin Ruiyuan.


Novel gyro actuator inside toy ball
Novel egg robot with gyro actuater

AES&R Robot #5 (2016)


Students: Cai Jiajun and Chen Tinghan.


AES&R Robot #6 (2016-2017)


Student: Lu Liyang.


Here is a demo video

AES&R Robot #7 (2017)


Student: He Guanyi.


Ball Robot
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Achievements

Team CrudeScientists


Team Leaders :

2009: N.M. Mayer; 2010: Benson; 2011 + 2012: Goro John; 2013: Lenny; 2014 + 2015: Bella; 2016: Jeff.

Year Competition Location League Result
2009 RoboCup WC Graz SocSim Dev 2nd
2010 RoboCup WC Singapore RoboCup @ home Participation
2011 FIRA WC Kaohsiung HuroCup PK 2nd
2012 RoboCup Japan Open Osaka SPL Champion (1st)
2013 RoboCup Japan Open Tokyo SPL Champion (1st)
2014 RoboCup Japan Open Lizuka SPL 2nd + Paper Award
2015 RoboCup Japan Open Fukui SPL Participation
2016 RoboCup WC Leipzig SPL Tech. Challenge Participation
RoboCup Japan Open 2012 SPL Final Winning Video in Osaka
RoboCup Japan Open 2012 SPL Final Highlights

RoboCup Japan Open 2013 SPL Final in Tokyo

TV and News paper Appearances:

Taiwan Tv:

FTv:
CTS:
CCU News Paper:
News Paper Articles:

Click here for Article 1

Click here for Article 2

Click here for Article 3

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