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MAIN PUBLICATIONS (peer reviewed papers)
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1.            F.H. Yao, and A. Sekmen: gFusion of the Airborne Optical and IR Images and Target Detection from Fused Images,h Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Volume 5359/2008, pp. 651-660. (4th International Symposium on Visual Computing, December 1-3, 2008, Las Vegas, Nevada).

2.            F.H. Yao, Guifeng Shao, A. Sekmen and M. Malkani: gReal-time Multiple Moving Targets Detection from Airborne IR Imagery by Dynamic Gabor Filter and Dynamic Gaussian Detector,h EURASIP Journal on Image and Video Processing, (in press).

3.            Sekmen, F.H. Yao, and M. Malkani: gSmart Video Surveillance for Airborne Platforms,h To appear in Robotica (in press).

4.            F.H. Yao, A. Sekmen, and M. Malkani: gA Novel Method for Real-time Multiple Moving Targets Detection from Moving IR Camera,h Proc. of the 19th International Conference on Pattern Recognition, December 8-11, 2008, Tampa, Florida, USA.

5.            G. F. Shao, F. H. Yao, and Malkani: gAerial Image Registration based on Joint Feature-Spatial Spaces, Curve and Template Matching,h IEEE International Conference on Information and Automation 2008, June 20-23, 2008, Zhangjiajie, China, pp.863-868.

6.            F.H. Yao, A. Sekmen, and M. Malkani: gMultiple Moving Target Detection, Tracking, and Recognition from a Moving Observer,h IEEE International Conference on Information and Automation 2008, June 20-23, 2008, Zhangjiajie, China, pp. 978-983.

7.            S. Watanabe, F.H. Yao, and R. Takaue: "Fundamental Study on Effects of Listening of Wind Band Music to the Changes of Blood Pressure and Heart Rate in Daily Living Environment," Biomedical Soft Computing and Human Science, Vol. 12, No. 1, pp.9-15, 2007.

8.            F.H. Yao, G. F. Shao, gModeling of Ancient-style Chinese Character and Its Application in CCC Robot,h 2006 IEEE International Conference On Networking, Sensing and Control, Florida, U.S.A. April 23-25, 2006.

9.            F.H. Yao, G.. F. Shao, gPainting brush control techniques in Chinese painting robot,h 2005 IEEE International Workshop on robotics and human interactive communication, Aug. 13 – 15, Nashville, Tennessee, USA, pp.462 – 467

10.        F.H. Yao, G. F. Shao, and J.Q. YI: gExtracting the trajectory of writing brush in Chinese character calligraphyh, Engineering Application of Artificial Intelligence, 17 (2004), PP.631- 644.

11.        F.H. Yao, G. F. Shao, and J.Q. YI: gTrajectory Generation of the Writing-brush for a Robot Arm to Inherit the Block-style Chinese Character Calligraphy Techniquesh, Advanced Robotics, the international journal of the Robotics Society of Japan, Volume 18, No. 3, PP.331 - 356, 2004.

12.        F.H. Yao, G. F. Shao: gDetection of 3-D Symmetry Axis from Fragments of a Broken Pottery Bowlh, 2003 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, Hong Kong, China, III-505-508, 2003.

13.        F.H. Yao, G. F. Shao, R. Takaue and A. Tamaki: gDevelopment of Chinese Character Calligraphy Roboth, Mechatronics and Machine Vision 2002: current practice, edited by R.S. Bradbeer and J. Billingsley, Research Studies Press Ltd., England, pp.315-322, 2002.

14.        F.H. Yao, G. F. Shao, R. Takaue and A. Tamaki: gQuadric Fitting over a Large-scale and Dense 3-D Datah, Proc. of Meeting on Image Recognition and Understanding 2002, Nagoya, Japan, Vol. II, pp. 467-472, July 31 – August 1, 2002.

15.        F.H. Yao, G.F. Shao, R. Takaue and A. Tamaki: gAutomatic Concrete-tunnel Inspection Robot Systemh, Advanced Robotics, the international journal of the Robotics Society of Japan, Vol.17 No.4, pp319-337, 2003.

16.        F.H. Yao, G.F. Shao: gA shape and image merging technique to solve jigsaw puzzlesh, Pattern Recognition Letters, 24 (2003) 1819-1835.

17.        F.H. Yao, G.F. Shao, H. Yamada and K. Kato: gSolving the Jigsaw Puzzles by the Computer (Part I) \ Jigsaw Pieces Extraction, Corner Point Detection, and Piece Classification and Recognitionh, Trans. of Information Processing Society of Japan, Vol.43, No.5, pp.1492-1504, 2002.

18.        G.F. Shao, F.H. Yao, H. Yamada and K. Kato: gThe Computer Solution of Jigsaw Puzzles(Part I--Extraction, Corner Point Detection, and Piece Classification and Recognitionh, IPSJ SIG Notes: Computer Vision & Image Media (CVIM), 125-1, pp. 1-11, 2001.

19.        F.H. Yao, G.F. Shao, H. Yamada and K. Kato: g The Computer Solution of Jigsaw Puzzles(Part II)--Boundary Shape Matching, Image Merging, and Recovery of Connection Relationships", IPSJ SIG Notes: Computer Vision & Image Media (CVIM), 125-2, pp. 13-23, 2001.

20.        F.H. Yao, G.F. Shao, A. Tamaki, H. Yamada and K. Kato: gApplication of the Neural Network for the Automatic Extraction and Measurement of the Peritoneumh, Journal of Biomedical Fuzzy Systems Association, BMFSA, Vol.7, pp.7-11, October 2001.

21.        A. Tamaki, F.H. Yao and K. Kato:  gAnalysis of Point-Sequence in 3-Dimensional Space by Using Correlation with Projection to 2-Dimensional Spaceh, Proc. of 2nd International Symposium on Advanced Intelligent Systems, KAIST, Korea, pp.61-65, August 24-25, 2001.

22.        F.H. Yao, G.F. Shao, H. Yamada, K. Kato: gThe Sensor Fusion Strategies for an Outdoor Intelligent Powered Wheelchairh, Proc. of IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Machine Vision in Practice, 2001, M2VIP'2001, pp.79-84, Hong Kong, August 27-29, 2001.

23.        F.H. Yao, G.F. Shao, H. Yamada, K. Kato: gThe Computational Algorithm for Solving Jigsaw Puzzlesh, Proc. of 3rd International Conference on Advanced Concepts for Intellignet Vision Systems  --Theory and Applications, Baden-Baden, Germany, pp.67-74, July 30 – August 3, 2001.

24.        F.H. Yao, G.F. Shao, A. Tamaki, H. Yamada, K. Kato: gAutomatic Extraction and Measurement of the Peritoneumh, Proc. of 5th World Multiconference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics and 7th International Conference on Information Systems Analysis and Synthesis, Florida, USA, July 22-25, 2001.

25.        F.H. Yao, G.F. Shao, H. Yamada, K. Kato: gThe visual feedback system for an outdoor intelligent powered wheelchairh, Proc. of 32nd International Symposium on Robotics, Seoul, Korea, pp.592-596, April 19-21, 2001.

26.        A. Tamaki, F.H. Yao and K. Kato: gOn the Feature Detection for the Chaotic Figures Using Cross Correlation Functionh, International Journal of Chaos Theory and Applications, Vol.5, No. 3, pp.23-36, 2000.

27.        F.H. Yao, G.F. Shao, A. Tamaki, H. Yamada, K. Kato: gDevelopment of an Automatic Concrete-tunnel Inspection System by an Autonomous Mobile Roboth, Proc. of IEEE International Workshop on Robot-Human Interaction, Osaka, Japan, pp.74-79, September 27-29, 2000.

28.        F.H. Yao, G.F. Shao, A. Tamaki, H. Yamada, K. Kato: gIntelligent Control of Mobile Robot by Using the 3D-Ultrasonic-Sensor under the Environment Modelh, Proc. of IEEE International Workshop on Intelligent Signal Processing, Budapest, Hungary, pp.249-254, September 5-7, 1999.

29.        F.H. Yao, G.F. Shao, A. Tamaki, H. Yamada, K. Kato: gDevelopment of 3D-Ultrasonic-Sensor and Its application to the Construction of Large-Scale Environment Modelh, Proc. of 30th International Symposium on Robotics, Tokyo, Japan, pp.305-310, October 27-29, 1999.

30.        F.H. Yao, G.F. Shao, A. Tamaki, H. Yamada, K. Kato: gContour Extraction of Objects with Complicated Texturesh, Proc. of 4th Japan-France / 2nd Asia-Europe Congress on Mechatronics, Kitakyushu, Japan, pp628-633, October 6-8, 1998.

31.        F.H. Yao, G.F. Shao, A. Tamaki and K. Kato: gRecovery of Connection Relationships among Two-dimensional Objectsh, Trans. of Information Processing Society of Japan, Vol. 38, No.4, pp. 746-761, April 1997.

32.        A. Tamaki, M. Iwane, F.H. Yao and K. Kato: gOn the Analysis of Contour Sequence by using Cross Correlation,h Proc. of SICE '97, July 29-31, Tokushima, pp.931-936.

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33.        A. Tamaki, M. Taruki, F.H. Yao and K. Kato: gOn the Generation of Drawing by Using Neural Network ¾ A Method of Feature Detectionh, Journal of Biomedical Fuzzy Systems Association, BMFSA, Vol.2, pp.55-61, August 1996.

34.        F.H. Yao, G.F. Shao, A. Tamaki, K. Kato: gPartial Curve Identification in 2-D Space and its Application to Robot Assemblyh, Proc. of 3rd International Workshop on Image and Signal Processing, Manchester, U.K., pp.161-164, November 4-7, 1996.

35.        F.H. Yao, G.F. Shao, A. Tamaki, K. Kato: gRecovery of the Connection Relationship among Planar Objectsh, f96 Proc. of the 11-th Korea Automatic Control Conference, Pohang, Korea, pp.430-433, October 24-26, 1996.

36.        F.H. Yao, G.F. Shao, A. Tamaki, K. Kato: gLayout Understanding of Japanese Business Card Based on the Destination of Character Center Lineh, Proc. of Second Asian Conference on Computer Vision, Singapore, Vol.1, pp.417-421, December 5-8, 1995.

37.        F.H. Yao, A. Tamaki, K. Kato: gLayout Recognition of Japanese Business Cardh, Proc. of the International Conference on Signal Processing, Application and Technology, Boston, Vol.2, pp.1112-1116, October 24-26, 1995.

38.        F.H. Yao, A. Tamaki, K. Kato: gHIGIPS Machine: A High-speed General-purpose Image Processing Systemh, Proc. of International Conference on Engineering and Industrial Application of Microcomputers, Long Beach, CA, U.S.A, pp.138-141, December 16-18, 1991.

39.        F.H. Yao, A. Tamaki, K. Kato: gAn Application of HIGIPS to Recognition  of Pendulum Like Motionh, Proc. of 1991 Industrial Electronics, Control and Instrumentation, Kobe, Japan, pp.2025-2030, October 28 - November 1,  1991.

40.        F.H. Yao, A. Tamaki, K. Kato: gRecognition of the 3-D Motion of a Human Arm with HIGIPSh, Proc. of '91 Korean Automatic Control Conference, Seoul, Korea, pp.1724-1729, October 22-24, 1991.

41.        F.H. Yao, A. Tamaki, K. Kato: gImage Processing on HIGIPSh, Proc. of International Conference on Information and System, AMSE, China, pp.1350-1353, October 9-11, 1991.

42.        F.H. Yao, A. Tamaki, K. Kato: gThe Development of HIGIPS ¾ the High-speed General-purpose Image Processing Systemh, Proc. of International Computer Symposium 1990, Hsinchu, Taiwan, pp.278-283, December 17-19, 1990.