■ [Best Non-Student Presentation Award ] “Vegee Brain Automata: Ultradiscretization of essential chaos transversal in neural and ecosystem dynamics” (Masatoshi Funabashi)
■“Modeling ecosystem management based on the integration of image analysis and human subjective evaluation – Case studies with synecological farming” （Shuntaro Aotake, Atsuo Takanishi, Masatoshi Funabashi）
Both papers have been accepted for publication in Springer Lecture Notes in Computation Science.
A group of researchers led by Takuya Otani, an Assistant Professor at Waseda University, in collaboration with Sustainergy Company and Sony CSL, have designed a new robot that can perform Synecoculture effectively. It manages a variety of mixed plants grown in the shade of solar panels, an otherwise unutilized space. An article describing their research was published in Volume 13, Issue 1 of Agriculture, on 21 December 2022. The press release on this article was published on AAAS EurekAlert! and Waseda University websites:
Takuya Otani, Akira Itoh, Shuntaro Aotake, Masatoshi Funabashi and Atsuo Takanishi. Development of the Agricultural Robot in SynecocultureTM Environment (3rd Report, Evaluation of Controllability in Weed Pruning, Seed Planting, and Harvesting) Proceedings of the 40th Annual Conference of the Robotic Society of Japan, No.3H2-01, 2022
Mitani Kento, Sugiyama Soma, Osawa Kurumi, Itoh Akira, Kondo Takahisa, Morita Manata, Aotake Shuntaro, Funabashi Masatoshi, Otani Takuya and Takanishi Atsuo. Development of the Agricultural Robot in SynecocultureTM Environment (6th Report, Linear motion mechanism with high expansion and contraction ratio using convex) Proceedings of the 40th Annual Conference of the Robotic Society of Japan, No.3H2-04, 2022