**Publications**

**Journal Papers**

#### Journal

- Y. Minami, T. Ikeda, M. Ishikawa: Design of Noise Shaping Quantizers for Data Compaction of Neural Networks,

Transactions of the Society of Instrument and Control Engineers Vol. 56, No. 9, pp. 425–431 (2020) (in Japanese) - Y. Masuda, Y. Minami. M. Ishikawa: Vibration-Based Motion Generation without Any Sensor or Microprocessor,

Asian Journal of Control (2020) Eary view - J. E. Rodriguez Ramirez, Y. Minami: Design of Neural Network Quantizers for Networked Control Systems,

electronics, Vol. 8, No. 3 (2019) doi: 10.3390/electronics8030318 - Y. Minami, T. Ikeda, M. Ishikawa: Data Compaction of Neural Networks by Error Diffusion Type Quantization,

Transactions of the Institute of Systems, Control and Information Engineers , Vol. 32, No. 3, pp. 133–135 (2019)(in Japanese) - Y. Hwang, Y. Minami, M. Ishikawa: Virtual torque sensor for low-cost RC servo motors based on dynamic system identification utilizing parametric constraints, Sensors, Vol. 18, No. 11 (2018) doi: 10.3390/s18113856 (2018)
- H. Okajima, Y. Minami, and N. Matsunaga: A Control Structure for Unilateral System with Communication Rate Constraint,

SICE Journal of Control, Measurement, and System Integration, Vol. 11, No. 6, pp. 510–516 (2018) - Y. Minami and Y. Takamoto: Development of a distributed lighting control system,

Artificial Life and Robotics (2018) doi: 10.1007/s10015-018-0453-y - J. E. Rodriguez Ramirez, Y. Minami, and K. Sugimoto: Synthesis of Event-triggered Dynamic Quantizers for Networked Control Systems, Expert Systems With Applications, Vol.109, No.1, pp.188–194 (2018) doi: 10.1016/j.eswa.2018.05.020
- Y. Minami, and Y. Iwai : Prediction Governors for Input-Affine Nonlinear Systems and Application to Automatic Driving Control,

Robotics, Vol. 7, No. 2 (2018) doi:10.3390/robotics7020016 - J. E. Rodriguez Ramirez, Y. Minami, and K. Sugimoto : Event-triggered Quantizers for Network Traffic Reduction,

Journal of Advanced Computational Intelligence & Intelligent Informatics, Vol. 21, No. 6, pp. 1111–1113 (2017) - T. Muromaki, Y. Minami, Y. Tokunaga: Distributed Lighting Angle Control for Robotic Lighting Systems,

IEEJ Transactions on Electronics, Information and Systems，Vol. 137, No. 1, pp. 120–126 (2017) (in Japanese) - H. Okajima, Y. Minami, N. Matsunaga: A Control Structure with High Design Degree of Freedom for Networked Control Systems,

Transactions of the Society of Instrument and Control Engineers, Vol. 52, No. 7, pp. 393–400 (2016) (in Japanese) - Y. Minami and T. Muromaki : Differential Evolution Based Synthesis of Dynamic Quantizers with Fixed-Structures,

International Journal of Computational Intelligence and Applications, Vol. 15, Issue 2, 1650008 (17 pages) (2016) - J. E. Rodriguez Ramirez, Y. Minami, and K. Sugimoto : Design of Finite-Level Dynamic Quantizers by using Covariance Matrix Adaptation Evolution Strategy,

International Journal of Innovative Computing, Information and Control, Vol. 12, No. 3, pp. 795–808 (2016) - Y. Minami : Design of Model Following Control Systems with Discrete-valued Signal Constraints,

International Journal of Control, Automation and Systems, Vol. 14, No. 1, pp. 331–339 (2016) - Takao Muromaki, Yuki Minami, and Yasunobu Tokunaga : Illuminance Pattern Control Experiment of Distributed LED Lighting System,

Journal of Japan Society for Design Engineering, Vol. 51, No. 2, pp. 118-126 (2015) (in Japanese) - Y. Minami, K. Kashima: Dynamic Quantizer Design Based on Serial System Decomposition,

Transactions of the Society of Instrument and Control Engineers Vol. 52, No. 1, pp. 46–51 (2016) (in Japanese) - Y. Minami, Y. Shimizu, and K. Sugimoto : An Operation Mode Planning Algorithm for PV Generation Systems,

IEEJ Transactions on Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Vol. 10, No. 6, pp. 733–734 (2015) - Y. Minami and S. Azuma : Performance Analysis of Demand Data Modification Mechanism for Power Balancing Control,

IEICE Transactions on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences, Vol. E98-A, No. 7, pp. 1562–1564 (2015) - Y. Minami and T. Muromaki : PSO-based design of model-matching controllers for discrete-valued input systems,

ICIC Express Letters ，Vol. 8, No. 12, pp. 3331–3336 (2014) - Y. Minami and T. Muromaki: Synthesis of Fixed-Structure Dynamic Quantizers by using Evolutionary Algorithm，

Transactions of the Institute of Systems, Control and Information Engineers , Vol. 27, No. 1, pp. 20–27 (2014)(in Japanese) - Y. Minami: Lighting Pattern Control of Distributed LED Lighting System, Transactions of the Society of Instrument and Control Engineers Vol. 49, No. 10, pp. 982–984 (2013) (in Japanese)
- Y. Minami and R. Namikawa: Feedback Control Experiment of Double-Linked Trident Snake Robot，

Transactions of the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers Series C, Vol. 79, No. 804, pp. 201–205 (2013) (in Japanese) - Y. Minami and T. Muromaki: Dynamic Quantizer Synthesis Based on Particle Swarm Optimization, Transactions of the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers Series C, Vol. 79, No. 804, pp. 141–153 (2013) (in Japanese)
- Y. Minami, S. Azuma, and T. Sugie : Halftone Control of Distributed Generation Networks,

SICE Journal of Control, Measurement, and System Integration, Vol. 6, No. 1, pp. 14–21 (2013) - Y. Minami and Y. Morita : Visual Feedbakc Control of Robot Manipulator by using Super-resolution Image Processing,

Journal of the Japan Association for College of Technology, Vol. 17, No. 3, pp. 39–42 (2012) (in Japanese) - Y. Minami, S. Azuma, and T. Sugie : Optimal Decentralized Sigma-delta Modulators for Quantized Feedback Control,

Nonlinear Theory and Its Applications (NOLTA), IEICE Journal, Vol. 3, No. 3, pp. 386–404 (2012) - Y. Minami, S. Azuma, and T. Sugie : Inverse Halftoning Using Super-Resolution Image Processing,

IEEJ Transactions on Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Vol. 7, No. 2, pp. 208–213 (2012) - H. Okajima, K. Sawada, N. Matsunaga, and Y. Minami : Dynamic Quantizer Design for MIMO Systems Based on Communication Rate Constraint.

Transactions of the Institute of Electrical Engineers of Japan. C, A publication of Electronics, Information and Systems Society, Vol. 131, No. 10, pp. 1767-1174 (2011) (in Japanese) - R. Morita, S. Azuma, Y. Minami, and T. Sugie :

Graphical Design Software for Dynamic Quantizers in Control Systems,

SICE Journal of Control, Measurement, and System Integration, Vol. 4, No. 5, pp. 372–379 (2011) - S. Azuma, Y. Minami, and T. Sugie : Optimal Dynamic Quantizers for Feedback Control with Discrete-Level Actuators:

Unified Solution and Experimental Evaluation,

Transactions of the ASME, Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement and Control, Vol. 133, No. 2, Article 021005 (10 pages) (2011) - Y. Minami, S. Azuma, and T. Sugie : Optimal Feedback Quantizers for n-Dimensional Systems with Discrete-Valued Input,

Nonlinear Analysis: Hybrid Systems, Volume 4, Issue 2, Pages 345-356 (2010) - M. Ishikawa, Y. Minami, and T. Sugie : Development and Control Experiment of the Trident Snake Robot,

IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, Vol. 15, No. 1, pp. 9–16 (2010) - Y. Minami, S. Azuma, and T. Sugie : Multirate-Sampling Dynamic Quantizers for Non-minimum Phase Linear Control Systems,

SICE Journal of Control, Measurement, and System Integration, Vol. 2, No. 4, pp. 229–235 (2009) - S. Azuma, R. Morita, Y. Minami, and T. Sugie : A Software Tool for Control-Oriented Dynamic Quantizer Design and Experimental Evaluation,

ISCIE Vol. 21, No. 12, pp. 408–416（2008） (in Japanese) - Y. Minami, S. Azuma, T. Sugie : An Optimal Dynamic Quantizer for 2D Systems with Discrete-Valued Input

and Its Application to Generation of Binary Halftone Images,

Transactions of the Society of Instrument and Control Engineers Vol. 44, No.1, pp. 52–60 (2008) (in Japanese) - Y. Minami, S. Azuma, T. Sugie : Optimal Dynamic Quantizers in Discrete-Valued Inpute Feedback Control Systems,

Transactions of the Society of Instrument and Control Engineers Vol. 43, No. 3, pp. 227–233 (2007) (in Japanese) - M. Ishikawa, Y. Minami, and T. Sugie: Point-to-Point Feedback Control of a Trident Snake Robot，

Transactions of the Institute of Systems, Control and Information Engineers , Vol. 20, No. 2, pp. 69–75 (2007)(in Japanese)

#### Survey, Book

- T. Sugie, S. Azuma, and Y. Minami : Dynamic Quantization for Control,

Perspectives in Mathematical System Theory, Control, and Signal Processing,

Lecture Notes in Control and Information Sciences 398, J.C. Willems, S. Hara, Y. Ohta, H. Fujioka (Eds.),

pp. 115–124, Springer (2010)

**Proceedings**

- T. Okuda, Y. Minami, M. Ishikawa: Spatiotemporal Light Navigation System for Tracking Control of Mobile Robots,

1st Virtual IFAC World Congress (2020/7) - M. Kageyama, Y. Minami, and M. Ishikawa: Modeling and control of dynamical systems with neural ordinary differential equations,

25th International Symposium on Artificial Life and Robotics, pp. 431–434, (2020/1), Beppu - H. Okajima, Y. Hosoe, T. Hagiwara, and Y. Minami: Basic Idea of Periodically Time-Varying Dynamic Quantizer in Networked Control Systems, SICE Annual Conference 2019, pp. 883–889, (2019/9), Hiroshima
- T. Okuda, Y. Minami and M. Ishikawa: Tracking Control of Mobile Robots by Spatiotemporal Light Navigation,

SICE Annual Conference 2019, pp. 268–270, (2019/9), Hiroshima - T. Kusui, Y. Minami, and M. Ishikawa: Stable Dynamic Quantizer Design for MIMO Non-Minimum Phase Systems based on Serial System Decomposition, 2019 18th European Control Conference (ECC), pp. 3704–3709, (2019.6) Napoli, Italy
- T. Aoki, M. Ishikawa, and Y. Minami: Dynamic feedback control of nonholonomic cross-chained systems using transverse function approach,

24th International Symposium on Artificial Life and Robotics, pp. 468–471, (2019/1), Beppu - Y. Minami and T. Muromaki: Development of a Three-Dimensional Distributed Lighting Control System,

SICE Annual Conference 2018, pp. 336–337, (2018/9), Nara - J. E. Rodriguez Ramirez, Y. Minami, and K. Sugimoto: Design of Quantizers with Neural Networks: Classification Based Approach,

2018 International Symposium on Nonlinear Theory and Its Applications (NOLTA2018), pp. 312–315 (2018/9), Tarragona - Y. Takamoto, Y. Minami, and K. Sugimoto: Development and control of distributed lighting control system,

23rd International Symposium on Artificial Life and Robotics, pp. 291–294, (2018/1), Beppu - Y. Minami: Design of Prediction Governors for Linear Systems with Input Saturation,

The 2017 Asian Control Conference, pp. 2464–2468, (2017/12), Gold Cost - J. E. Rodriguez Ramirez, Y. Minami, and K. Sugimoto: Neural Network Quantizers for Discrete-valued Input Control,

The 2017 Asian Control Conference, pp. 2019–2024, (2017/12), Gold Cost - Y. Masuda, Y. Minami, and M. Ishikawa: Actuator Synchronization for Adaptive Motion Generation without Any Sensor or Microprocessor,

The 2017 Asian Control Conference, pp. 43–48, (2017/12), Gold Cost - Y. Iwai, Y. Minami, and K. Sugimoto: Prediction Governor for Nonlinear Affine Systems and Its Application to Automatic Cruise Control,

SICE Annual Conference 2017, pp. 1336–1339, (2017/9), Kanazawa - J. E. Rodriguez Ramirez, Y. Minami, and K. Sugimoto : Event-triggered Dynamic Quantizers for Networked Control Systems,

20th IFAC World Congress, pp. 5357–5362 (2017) - S. Tachibana, Y. Minami, and K. Sugimoto: Tracking Control of Ball and Beam Systems by Prediction Governors,

SICE Annual Conference 2016, pp. 1293–1295, (2016/9), Tsukuba - W. Fukumi, Y. Minami, T. Matsubara, and K. Sugimoto: Reinforcement-learning-based Quantizer Design for Discrete-valued Input Control,

SICE Annual Conference 2016, pp. 609–611, (2016/9), Tsukuba - Y. Minami, Y. Shimizu, and K. Sugimoto: Distributed Cooperative ON/OFF Control of Photovoltaic Generation Systems,

6th IFAC Workshop on Distributed Estimation and Control in Networked Systems (2016/9), Tokyo - H. Okajima, Y. Minami, and N. Matsunaga: Unilateral Control Structure Under Communication Rate Constraint,

6th IFAC Workshop on Distributed Estimation and Control in Networked Systems (2016/9), Tokyo - Y. Minami and K. Kashima : Dynamic Quantizer Design based on Serial System Decomposition,

22nd International Symposium on Mathematical Theory of Networks and Systems, pp. 577–579 (2016/7), Minneapolis - T. Muromaki, Y. Minami, A. Suda, and K. Hanahara : An Improvement of Stress-Ratio Method by Using Excess and Deficiency Information on the Stress,

Asian Congress of Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization 2016, p. 65 (2016/5), Nagasaki - Y. Minami and S. Azuma : Feedback Modification of Predicted Demand Information for Power Balancing Control,

SICE Annual Conference 2015, pp. 1059–1062, (2015/7), Hangzhou, China - Rodriguez Ramirez Juan, Y. Minami, and K. Sugimoto : Design of Finite-level Dynamic Quantizers by Using Differential Evolution Algorithm,

SICE Annual Conference 2015, pp. 841–844, (2015/7), Hangzhou, China - C. Nitschke, Y. Minami, M. Hiromoto, H. Ohshima, and T. Sato : A Quadrocopter Automatic Control Contest as an Example of Interdisciplinary Design Education, 14th International Conference on Control, Automation and Systems (ICCAS2014), pp. 678–685 (2014/10), Seoul
- Y. Minami and T. Muromaki : Differential Evolution Algorithm Based Design of Discrete-Valued Input Systems,

SICE Annual Conference, pp. 333–336, (2014/9), Sapporo - R. Yoshino, H. Okajima, N. Matsunaga, and Y. Minami :

Dynamic Quantizers Design under Data Rate Constraints by Using PSO Method,

SICE Annual Conference, pp. 1041–1046, (2014/9), Sapporo - T. Muromaki and Y. Minami : Dynamic Quantizer Synthesis Based on Multi-Objective Optimization,

ISCIE/ASME 2014 International Symposium on Flexible Automation (ISFA2014), 2014-18S, (2014/7), Awaji - K. Sawada, H. Okajima, N. Matsunaga, and Y. Minami : Dynamic Quantizer Design for MIMO Systems Based on Communication Rate Constraint,

The 36th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society (IECON2011), pp. 2497–2502 (2011/11), Melbourne - Y. Minami, S. Azuma, and T. Sugie : Halftone Control of Distributed Generation Networks,

2011 International Symposium on Nonlinear Theory and its Applications, pp. 128–131 (2011/9), Kobe - R. Morita, Y. Minami, S. Azuma, and T. Sugie :

ODQLab: A Graphical Software Tool to Design Dynamic Quantizers for Discrete-Valued Input Control,

19th IEEE Conference on Control Applications (as part of 2010 IEEE Multi-conference on Systems and Control),

pp. 1356–1361 (2010/9), Yokohama - Y. Minami, S. Azuma, and T. Sugie : An Inverse Halftoning Algorithm Based on Super-Resolution Image Reconstruction,

SICE Annual Control Conference 2010, pp. 1110–1113 (2010/8), Taipei –> Best Presentation Award - Y. Minami, S. Azuma, and T. Sugie : Dynamic Quantizers for SIMO Control Systems with Unstable Zeros:

A Multirate-Sampling Based Approach,

ICROS-SICE International Joint Conference 2009 (ICCAS-SICE 2009), pp. 4388–4392 (2009/8), Fukuoka - Y. Minami, S. Azuma, and T. Sugie : Optimal Decentralized Dynamic Quantizers for Discrete-Valued Input Control:

A Closed form solution and Experimental Evaluation,

The 2009 American Control Conference (ACC09), pp. 4367–4372 (2009/6), St.Louis –> Best Presentation Award - Y. Minami, S. Azuma, and T. Sugie : Optimal Dynamic Quantizers for 2D Systems with Discrete-Valued Input

and Its Application to Generation of Binary Halftone Images,

17th IFAC World Congress, pp. 12498–12503 (2008/7), Seoul - Y. Minami, S. Azuma, and T. Sugie : Optimal Design of Decentralized Dynamic Quantizers for Control with Discrete-Valued Signals,

International Conference on Informatics Education and Research for Knowledge-Circulating Society (ICKS2008),

poster reception, pp. 165–168 (2008/1), Kyoto - Y. Minami, S. Azuma, and T. Sugie : An Optimal Dynamic Quantizer for Feedback Control with Discrete-Valued Signal Constraints，

46th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, pp. 2259–2264 (2007/12), New Orleans - Y. Minami, S. Azuma, and T. Sugie : Discrete-Valued Input Control of Crane Systems Using Optimal Dynamic Quantizers,

SICE Annual Conference 2007, pp. 1228–1235 (2007/9), Takamatsu - M. Ishikawa, Y. Minami, and T. Sugie : Development and Control Experiment of the Trident Snake Robot，

45th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, pp.6450–6455 (2006/12), San Diego

### Award

- ACC2009 Best Presentation Award (2009.6): 2009 American Control Conference, pp. 4367–4372
- SICE Annual Conference Young Author’s Award (2010.8): SICE Annual Conference 2010, pp. 1110–1113
- Finalist of SICE Annual Conference International Award (2010.8): SICE Annual Conference 2010, pp. 1110–1113
- ICCAS 2014 Outstanding Paper Award (2014.10): International Conference on Control, Automation and Systems (ICCAS2014), pp. 678–685