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Selected list of publications

  1. Fady Alnajjar, Tytus Wojtara, Hidenori Kimura, Shingo Shimoda (2013) Muscle synergy space: learning model to create an optimal muscle synergy, Frontiers in Computational Neurosciencedoi: 10.3389/fncom.2013.00136 <Abstract>
  2. Fady Alnajjar, Yuichi Yamashita, Jun Tani (2013) The Hierarchical and Functional Connectivity of Higher-order Cognitive Mechanisms: Neurorobotic Model to Investigate the Stability and Flexibility of Working Memory, Frontiers in Neurorobotics, 7:2. doi: 10.3389/fnbot.2013.00002. <Abstract>
  3. Tytus Wojtara, Makoto Sasaki, Hitoshi Konosu, Masashi Yamashita, Shingo Shimoda, Fady Alnajjar, Hidenori Kimura, (2011) Artificial balancer - Supporting device for postural reflexgait & posture, V.35(2), 316-321. <Abstract>
  4. Fady Alnajjar, Indra Bin Mohd Zin, Kazuyuki Murase (2009) A Hierarchical Autonomous Robot Controller for Learning and Memory: Adaptation in Dynamic Environment, Adaptive Behavior, Vol. 17, No. 3, pp.179-196. <Abstract>
  5. Fady Alnajjar, Kazuyuki Murase (2008) A simple Aplysia-like spiking neural network to generate adaptive behavior in autonomous robots, Adaptive Behavior Vol 14, Issue 5, pp306-324. <Abstract>


International Journals

  1. Fady Alnajjar, Matti Itkonen, Vincent Berenz, Maxime Tournier, Chikara Nagai, Shingo Shimoda (2014) Sensory Synergy as environmental input integration, Frontiers in Neuroscience, in press (Abstract)
  2. Tytus WojtaraFady AlnajjarShingo Shimoda and Hidenori Kimura (2014) Muscle synergy stability and human balance maintenance, Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation, 11:129 (Abstract).
  3. Fady Alnajjar, Tytus Wojtara, Hidenori Kimura, Shingo Shimoda (2013) Muscle synergy space: learning model to create an optimal muscle synergy, Frontiers in Computational Neurosciencedoi: 10.3389/fncom.2013.00136 <Abstract>
  4. Fady Alnajjar, Yuichi Yamashita, Jun Tani (2013) The Hierarchical and Functional Connectivity of Higher-order Cognitive Mechanisms: Neurorobotic Model to Investigate the Stability and Flexibility of Working Memory, Frontiers in Neurorobotics,  7:2. doi: 10.3389/fnbot.2013.00002. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3575058/
  5. Fady Alnajjar, Kazuyuki Murase (2013) A Tree-Type Memory Formation by sensorimotor feedback: A possible approach to the development of robotic cognition, Scientific Research, Intelligent Control and Automation, Vol. 4, No. 2, 2013.
  6. Tytus Wojtara, Makoto Sasaki, Hitoshi Konosu, Masashi Yamashita, Shingo Shimoda, Fady Alnajjar, Hidenori Kimura, (2011) Artificial balancer - Supporting device for postural reflex, gait & posture, Vol.35, No. 2, 316-321.
  7. Fady Alnajjar, Kazuyuki Murase (2011)  An Aplysia-like Spiking Neural Network Implementation of Sensory Fusion on an Autonomous Robot ,  Inventi Rapid, Robotics Vol. 2, No. 2, [ISSN 2230-8199].
  8. Abdul Rahman Hafiz, Fady Alnajjar, and Kazuyuki Murase (2011) A novel bio-inspired vision system: A step toward real-time human-robot interactions, Journal of Robotics, Hindawi Publishing Corporation, vol. 2011 Article ID 943137, 9 pages.
  9. Fady Alnajjar, Abdul Rahman Hafiz and Kazuyuki Murase (2010) HCBPM: An Idea toward a Social Learning Environment for Humanoid Robot, Journal of Robotics, Hindawi Publishing Corporation, vol. 2010, Article ID 241785, 13 pages, doi:10.1155/2010/241785. 
  10. Fady Alnajjar, Indra Bin Mohd Zin, Kazuyuki Murase (2009) A Hierarchical Autonomous Robot Controller for Learning and Memory: Adaptation in Dynamic Environment, Adaptive Behavior, Vol. 17, No. 3, pp.179-196.
  11. Indra Bin Mohd Zin, Fady Alnajjar and Kazuyuki Murase (2009) A New Mechanism to Adapt a Real Mobile Robot into a Complex Environment using Pattern Association Network Controller (PAN-C)Journal of Advanced Computational Intelligence and Intelligent Informatics, Vol. 13, No. 3, pp.312-319. 
  12. Fady Alnajjar, Kazuyuki Murase (2008) A simple Aplysia-like spiking neural network to generate adaptive behavior in autonomous robots, Adaptive Behavior Vol. 14, No. 5, pp306-324.
  13. Fady Alnajjar, Kazuyuki Murase (2006) Self organization of spiking neural network that generates autonomous behavior in a real mobile robot, International Journal of Neural Systems Vol. 16, No. 4, pp.229-239.


International Conference Proceedings, Book Chapter, Review Paper


  1. Fady Alnajjar, Vincent Berenz, Ken-Ichi Ozaki, Kensuke Ohno and Shingo Shimoda (2014) Muscle Synergy Features in Behavioral Adaptation and Recovery, The International Conference on NeuroRehabilitation (ICNR2014)Denmark.
  2. Vincent Berenz, Mitsuhiro Hayashibe, Fady Alnajjar, Shingo Shimoda (2014) Generalization of the Tacit Learning Controller Based on Periodic Tuning Functions,  IEEE International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics (BioRob2014), Brazil,  in press.
  3. Fady Alnajjar, Shingo Shimoda (2014) Neural synergy: The Future of Motor Function Development and Recovery, Japan neuroscience (JNS2014), Yokohama, In press.
  4. Katsuyuki Iwatsuki, Shintaro Oyama, Fady Alnajar, Shingo Shimoda, Michiro Yamamoto, Hitoshi Hirata (2014), A novel myoelectric prostheses with a tacit learning, program, 69th ASSH Annual Meeting, Boston, In press.
  5. V Berenz, Fady Alnajjar, M Hayashibe, S Shimoda, (2013) , "Tacit Learning for Dynamically Finsing Task-Space/Control-space Relations", The 31st Annual Conference of Robotics Society of Japan.
  6. V Berenz, Fady Alnajjar, M Hayashibe, S Shimoda, (2013) Tacit learning for emergence of task-related behavior through signal accumulationSymposium on Emergent Trends in Artificial Intelligence and Robotics.
  7. Fady Alnajjar, V Berenz, S Shimoda, (2013) "The functional role of automatic body response in shaping voluntary actions based on muscle synergy theory", 6th International IEEE/EMBS Conference on Neural Engineering (NER), pp. 1230-1233 (Link)
  8. Fady Alnajjar, Tytus Wojtara, Shingo Shimoda and Hidenori Kimura, (2012) "The rule of the Dependency Level of the Sensory Synergy in Recruiting Muscle Synergy",  International Conference on NeuroRehabilitation, Nov.14-16,2012, Spain.
  9. Tytus Wojtara, Fady Alnajjar, Shingo Shimoda and Hidenori Kimura, (2012) "Voluntary and Reflex Muscle Synergies in Upper Limbs", International Conference on NeuroRehabilitation, Nov.14-16,2012, Spain.
  10. Tytus Wojtara, Fady Alnajjar, Shingo Shimoda and Hidenori Kimura, (2012) "Lateral Balance Supporting Device for Postural Reflex Ambulatory Experiments", IEEE Int. Conf. on BioRob and BioMec, Rome Italy, pp.1765-1769, June 2012.
  11. Fady Alnajjar,  Tytus Wojtara, Shingo Shimoda, Hidenori Kimura, (2012) “A bio-inspired neuromuscular model to simulate the neuro-sensorimotor basis for postural-reflex-response in Humans,” IEEE Int. Conf. on BioRob and BioMec, Rome Italy, pp.980-985, June 2012.
  12. Fady Alnajjar, Yuichi Yamashita, Jun Tan (2012) Static and Dynamic Memory to Simulate Higher-Order Cognitive Tasks,  IJCNN2012, June, Brisbane, Australia. 10.1109/IJCNN.2012.6252749.
  13. Fady Alnajjar, Yuichi Yamashita, Jun Tan (2011) Formulating a Cognitive Branching Task by MTRNN:A Robotic Neuroscience Experiments to Simulate the PFC and its Neighboring Regions, Advances in Cognitive Neurodynamics (III), Proc. of the 3rd International Conference on Cognitive Neurodynamic, Hokkaido, Japan. ISBN 978-94-007-4791-3 
  14. Abdul Rahman Hafiz, Fady Alnajjar, Kazuyuki Murase (2010) A Bio-Inspired Dynamic Edge Detection toward Natural Human-Robot Interaction, International Symposium on Intelligent Systems (iFAN 2010), Tokyo, Japan, Sept. 25-26, 2010, ID503, 4 pages. 
  15. Fady Alnajjar, Abdul Rahman Hafiz, Kazuyuki Murase (2010) HCBPM: An Idea toward a Social Learning Environment for Humanoid, 12th International Symposium on Robotics and Applications (ISORA2010), World Automation Congress (WAC2010), Kobe, Japan, Sept 19-23, 2010, ISOLA 69, 7 pages. 
  16. Abdul Rahman Hafiz, Fady Alnajjar, Kazuyuki Murase (2010) A Novel Dynamic Edge Detection Inspired from Mammalian Retina toward Better Robot Vision, 12th International Symposium on Robotics and Applications (ISORA2010), World Automation Congress (WAC2010), Kobe, Japan, Sept 19-23, 2010, ISOLA 301, 6 pages. 
  17. F. Alnajjar, K. Murase (2010), Aplysia-like SNN model: An idea toward a compact adaptive controller for a physical robot. The 33th anual meeting of the Japan Neuroscience Society (NEURO2010), Kobe, P3-I10. 
  18. Fady Alnajjar, Abdul Rahman Hafiz, Indra Bin Mohd. Zin, and Kazuyuki Murase (2009) Vision-Motor Abstraction toward Robot Cognition, 16th International Conference on Neural Information Processing (ICONIP2009), Bangkok, Thailand, December 1-5, 2009, C.S. Leung, M. Lee, and J.H. Chan (Eds.): ICONIP 2009, Part II, Lecture Notes in Computer Science Vol. 5864, pp. 65-74. 
  19. Fady Alnajjar, Abdul Rahman Hafiz, and Kazuyuki Murase (2009) A Novel Hierarchical Constructive BackPropagation with Memory for Teaching a Robot the Names of Things, 16th International Conference on Neural Information Processing (ICONIP2009), Bangkok, Thailand, December 1-5, 2009, C.S. Leung, M. Lee, and J.H. Chan (Eds.): ICONIP 2009, Part I, Lecture Notes in Computer Science Vol. 5863, pp. 451-459 Winner of travel grant given to upper 15% of submission.
  20. Abdul Rahman Hafiz, Fady Alnajjar, and Kazuyuki Murase (2009) A New Dynamic Edge Detection toward Better Human-Robot Interaction, Proceedings of the 12th FIRA Robot World Congess (FIRA'09), Inchon, Korea, August 16-18, 2009, Advances in Robotics (JH Kim, SS Ge, P Vadakkepat, N Jesse et al, eds) Lecture Notes in Computer Science Vol. 5744, Springer, pp.44-52. 
  21. Indra Bin Mohd Zin, Fady Alnajjar, Kazuyuki Murase (2008) Adaptation of Real Autonomous Mobile Robot in Complex Environment using Pattern Association Network Controller (PAN-C), Proceedings of Joint 4th International Conference on Soft Computing and Intelligent Systems and 9th International Symposium on Advanced Intelligent Systems, (SCIS&ISIS2008) Nagoya, Japan, Sept 17-21, 2008. 
  22. Fady Alnajjar, Kazuyuki Murase (2008) A Novel Sensor Fusion of Aplysia-like Spiking Neural Network for Autonomous Mobile Robot, Proceedings of Joint 4th International Conference on Soft Computing and Intelligent Systems and 9th International Symposium on Advanced Intelligent Systems, (SCIS&ISIS2008) Nagoya, Japan, Sept 17-21, 2008.
  23. Fady Alnajjar, Indra Bin Mohd Zin, Kazuyuki Murase (2008) A Novel Hierarchical Adaptive Controller with Dynamic Memory for an Autonomous Robot, Proceedings of Joint 4th International Conference on Soft Computing and Intelligent Systems and 9th International Symposium on Advanced Intelligent Systems, (SCIS&ISIS2008) Nagoya, Japan, Sept 17-21, 2008. 
  24. Fady Alnajjar, Abdul Rahman Hafiz, Indra Bin Mohammad Zin, K. Murase (2008), Visiomotor Internal Memory Representation towards Robot’s Cognition, SAB08, special poster session (Last-Minute-Results), Osaka, Japan. 
  25. Fady Alnajjar, K. Murase (2008) Sensor-fusion in Spiking Neural Network That Generates Autonomous Behavior in Real Mobile Robot, Proc IJCNN2008, LNCS, pp. 2201-2207,  Hong-Kong (WCCI 2008 Proceedings - CD-Rom).
  26. Fady Alnajjar, Indra Bin Mohammad Zin, K. Murase (2008) A Spiking Neural Network with Dynamic Memory for a Real Autonomous Mobile Robot in Dynamic Environment, Proc IJCNN2008, LNCS, pp. 2208-2214, Hong-Kong (WCCI 2008 Proceedings - CD-Rom). 
  27. Fady Alnajjar, Abdul Rahman Hafiz, Indra Bin Mohammad Zin, K. Murase (2008) Vision-sensorimotor Abstraction and Imagination Towards Exploring Robots Inner World, Proc IJCNN2008, LNCS, pp. 2419-2425, Hong-Kong (WCCI 2008 Proceedings - CD-Rom). 
  28. Alnajjar F, Murase K (2006) An Autonomous Mobile Robot Controlled by a Spike Neuron Network with one Hidden-Layer neuron having spike timing-dependent plasticity, Proceedings of Joint 3nd International Conference on Soft Computing and Intelligent Systems and 7th International Symposium on Advanced Intelligent Systems, (SCIS&ISIS2006) Tokyo, Japan, Sept. 20-24, 2006, pp.207-212,The winner of the Second Prize in the Best Student Paper Award Competition. 
  29. Alnajjar F, Murase K (2006) Use-dependent synaptic connection modification in SNN generating autonomous behavior in a Khepera mobile robot, Proceedings of IEEE 2nd International Conference on Robotics, Automation and Mechatronics, Bangkok, Thailand, June 7-9, 2006, (CIS/RAM2006), pp.34-39. 
  30. Alnajjar F, Murase K (2006) Self-Organization of Spiking Neural Network Generating Autonomous Behavior in a Real Mobile Robot, Proceedings of International Conference on Computational Intelligence for Modelling, Control and Automation (CIMCA2005), Vol.1,(Ed. M. Mohammadian), IEEE Computer Society, Vienna, Austria, November 28-30, 2005, pp1134-1139. 
  31. Fady Alnajjar, K. Murase (2005) Self-organization of spiking neural network generating autonomous behavior in a miniature mobile robot, Proceedings of the 3rd International Symposium on Autonomous Minirobots for Research and Edutainment (AMiRE2005), Fukui, Japan, Sept 20-22, 2005 (K. Murase, K. Sekiyama, N. Kubota, T. Naniwa, and J. Sitte Eds) Springer, Berlin, Germany, pp255-260.