Vol. 4, No. 3, Sep. 2008
Jonghong Choi, Jongyun Lee, Jeonghye Han
Vol. 4, No. 3, pp. 97-102, Sep. 2008
Keywords: Cultural Acceptability, Educational Robot, identification, Robot Contents
Show / Hide AbstractEuropeans are much more rigid in their thinking on robots and especially have a negative view on robots as peers since they regard robots as labor machines. Recently, Korea invented several educational robots as peer tutors. Therefore, study was needed to determine the difference in cultural acceptability for educational robots between Korea and Europe (Spain). We found that Europe seems to be much more rigid in its thinking on robots and especially has a negative view on educational robots. Korean parents have a strong tendency to see robots as 'the friend of children,' while on the other hand, European parents tend to see educational robots as 'machines or electronics'. Meanwhile, the expectation of children on educational robots showing identification content was higher in Europe than in Korea since European children are familiar with costume parties. This result implied that we may find a Korean market for educational robots earlier than a European market, but European children will be eager to play with educational robots even though their parents have a negative view of them.
Policy Adjuster-driven Grid Workflow Management for Collaborative Heart Disease Identification SystemShengzhong Deng, Chan-Hyun Youn, Qi Liu, Hoe Young Kim, Taoran Yu, Young Hun Kim
Vol. 4, No. 3, pp. 103-112, Sep. 2008
Keywords: Grid Worfklow, Collaborative Healthcare Platform, SLA, Policy Adjuster
Show / Hide AbstractThis paper proposes a policy adjuster-driven Grid workflow management system for collaborative healthcare platform, which supports collaborative heart disease diagnosis applications. To select policies according to service level agreement of users and dynamic resource status, we devised a policy adjuster to handle workflow management polices and resource management policies using policy decision scheme. We implemented this new architecture with workflow management functions based on policy quorum based resource management system for providing poincare geometrycharacterized ECG analysis and virtual heart simulation service. To evaluate our proposed system, we executed a heart disease identification application in our system and compared the performance to that of the general workflow system and PQRM system under different types of SLA.
Sang-Hyun Lee, Sang-joon Lee, Kyung-li Moon, Byung-Ki Kim
Vol. 4, No. 3, pp. 113-120, Sep. 2008
Keywords: Claim, Production, Abnormal Quality, Decision Support
Show / Hide AbstractMost enterprises have controlled claim data related to marketing, production, trade and delivery. They can extract the engineering information needed to the reliability of unit from the claim data, and also detect critical and latent reliability problems. Existing method which could detect abnormal quality unit lists in early stage from claim database has three problems: the exclusion of fallacy probability in claim, the false occurrence of claim fallacy alarm caused by not reflecting inventory information and too many excessive considerations of claim change factors. In this paper, we propose a process and methods extracting abnormal quality unit lists to solve three problems of existing method. Proposed one includes data extraction process for reliability measurement, the calculation method of claim fallacy alarm probability, the method for reflecting inventory time in calculating claim reliability and the method for identification of abnormal quality unit lists. This paper also shows that proposed mechanism could be effectively used after analyzing improved effects taken from automotive company's claim data adaptation for two years.
Tester Structure Expression Language and Its Application to the Environment for VLSI Tester Program DevelopmentMasayuki Sato, Hiroki Wakamatsu, Masayuki Arai, Kenichi Ichino, Kazuhiko Iwasaki, Takeshi Asakawa
Vol. 4, No. 3, pp. 121-132, Sep. 2008
Keywords: VLST test, VLSI tester, ATE, tester language, GTL, Tester selection tool
Show / Hide AbstractVLSI chips have been tested using various automatic test equipment (ATE). Although each ATE has a similar structure, the language for ATE is proprietary and it is not easy to convert a test program for use among different ATE vendors. To address this difficulty we propose a tester structure expression language, a tester language with a novel format. The developed language is called the general tester language (GTL). Developing an interpreter for each tester, the GTL program can be directly applied to the ATE without conversion. It is also possible to select a cost-effective ATE from the test program, because the program expresses the required ATE resources, such as pin counts, measurement accuracy, and memory capacity. We describe the prototype environment for the GTL and the tester selection tool. The software size of the prototype is approximately 27,800 steps and 15 manmonths were required. Using the tester selection tool, the number of man-hours required in order to select an ATE could be reduced to 1/10. A GTL program was successfully executed on actual ATE.