Published papers (2008 - Present)

 

 

2022
Hu, H., Kaizu, Y., Xu, Y., Huang, J., Zhang, H., Imou, K., Li, M., Dai, S.: Recognition and Localization of Strawberries from 3D Binocular Cameras for a Strawberry Picking Robot Using Coupled YOLO/Mask R-CNN, International Journal of Agricultural and Biological Engineering., 15(6), 175-179
Hasegawa, F., Yoshikawa, S., Furuhashi, K., Kaizu, Y., Imou, K.: Estimation of the plant height for energy crops using UAV-SfM method, Journal of the Japan Institute of Energy, 101, 265-269
Inoue, K., Kaizu, Y., Igarashi, S., Furuhashi, K., Imou, K.: Autonomous navigation and obstacle avoidance in an orchard using machine vision techniques for a robotic mower, Engineering in Agriculture, Environment and Food, 15(4), 87-99
Igarashi, S., Kaizu, Y., Tsutsumi, T., Furuhashi, K., Imou, K.: Autonomous Driving Control of a Robotic Mower on Slopes Using a Low-cost Two-Frequency GNSS Compass and an IMU, Journal of the ASABE,  65(6). 1179-1189
Kaizu, Y., Miyanishi, Y., Todoriki, Y., Furuhashi, K., Imou, K.: Detection of Persimmon Posture by a Convolutional Neural Network for Fully Automating the Peeling Process, Journal of the ASABE,  65(6), 1375-1386
Furuhashi, K., Hasegawa, F., Tanaka, A., Kuroda, K., Fukuju, N., Kaizu, Y., Imou, K.: Production and application of high-nitrogen compost extract as liquid fertilizer for leafy vegetable and microalgae, Journal of the Japan Institute of Energy, 101, 218-224
Hu, H., Kaizu, Y., Huang, J., Furuhashi, K., Zhang, H., Xu, X., Li, M., Imou, K.: Design and Performance Test of a Novel UAV's Air-assisted Electrostatic Centrifugal Spraying System, International Journal of Agricultural and Biological Engineering., 15(5), 34-40
Hu, H., Kaizu, Y., Huang, J., Furuhashi, K., Zhang, H., Li, M., Imou, K.: Research on Methods Decreasing Pesticide Waste Based on Plant Protection Unmanned Aerial Vehicles: A Review, Frontier in Plant Science, Volume 13, Published online, July 2022.
Furuhashi, K., Magota, A., Liu, Y., Hasegawa, F., Okada, S., Kaizu, Y., Imou, K. Thinning of Botryococcus braunii colony sheath by pretreatment enhances solvent-based hydrocarbon recovery. Phycology, 2(4), 363-373.
Kuroda, K., Tanaka, A., Furuhashi, K., Fukuju, N: Effect of waste cooking oil addition on ammonia emissions during the composting of dairy cattle manure, Animal Bioscience, 35(7), 1100-1108.
Miura, R., Furuhashi, K., Hasegawa, F., Kaizu, Y., Imou, K.: Calcium carbonate prevents Botryococcus braunii growth inhibition caused by medium acidification, Journal of Applied Phycology, 34(1), 177-183.
Zhu, Z., Kaizu, Y., Furuhashi, K., Imou, K.: Visual-Inertial RGB-D SLAM with Encoders for a Differential Wheeled Robot, IEEE Sensors Journal, 22(6), 5360-5371.

 

2021
Kaizu, Y., Shimada, T., Takahashi, Y., Igarashi, S., Yamada, H., Furuhashi, K., Imou, K.: Development of a Small Electric Robot Boat for Mowing Aquatic Weeds, Transactions of the ASABE 64(3), 1073-1082
Kuma, K., Kaizu, Y., Shimada, T., Takahashi, Y., Furuhashi, K., Imou, K.: Recognition of aquatic plants and lake surface environment using deep neural network for visual navigation of robot boat, Ecology and Civil Engineering, 23(2), 369-376, In Japanese

Hanagata, M., Kaizu, Y., Maruo, T., Imou, K.: Electric Energy Demand Analysis and Energy Management Indices of Solar Light Plant Factories, Journal of the Japanese Society of Agricultural Machinery and Food Engineerings 83(2), 105-118, In Japanese

 

2020
Igarashi, S., Kaizu, Y., TsuTsumi, T., Imou, K.: Development of an Autonomous Driving Control System for a Robotic Mower Using a Low-Cost Single-Frequency GNSS Compass, Journal of the Japanese Society of Agricultural Machinery and Food Engineerings 82(6), 609-616
Furuhashi, K., Hasegawa, F., Yamauchi, M., Kaizu, Y., imou, K.: Improving energy balance of hydrocarbon production using an inclined solid-liquid separator with a wedge-wire screen and easy ydrocarbon recovery from Botryococcus braunii, Energies, 13(6)
Furuhashi, K., Tanaka, A., Kuroda, K., Fukuju,. N.: Composting Characteristics of Semi-solid Dairy Manure after Solid-liquid Separation in Two-line Treatment System of Anaerobic Digestion and Composting, Journal of the Society of Agricultural Structures, Japan 51(2), 21-29, In Japanese

 Kosuke Inoue, K., Kaizu, Y., Imou, K.: Development of a Distance Sensor System for Robotic Mower Using Machine Vision, Journal of the Japanese Society of Agricultural Machinery and Food Engineerings 82(2), 162-168, In Japanese

 

2019

 Makoto Yokoyama, M., Yamada, H., Kizuka, T., Kaizu, Y., Aizu, T., Yusa, T., Ushiyama, K.: Effect of agricultural activity on the spatio-temporal variation of water chemistry in Miyajima-numa, a Ramsar site in Japan, Wetland Research Vol.9, 3-16, In Japanese

Zhang, L., Zhang, H., Chen, Y., Dai, S., Li, X., Imou, K., Liu, Z., Li, M.: Real-time monitoring of optimum timing for harvesting fresh tea leaves based on machine vision, International Journal of Agricultural and Biological Engineering 12(1), 6-9

 

2018

Kaizu, Y., Tsutsumi, T., Igarashi, S., Imou, K.: Development of an Autonomous Driving Control System for a Robot Mower Using a 16 Low-Cost Single-Frequency GNSS and a Low-Cost IMU, Journal of the Japanese Society of Agricultural Machinery and Food Engineerings 80(3), 271-279, In Japanese

Osaka, N., Hasegawa, F., Kaizu, Y., Imou, K..: Development of Digestion Technology for Oil Extract Residue from Microalgaee, Journal of the Japan Institute of Energy 97(5), 105-113, In Japanese

 

2016
Hasegawa, F., Inoue, H., Yano, S., Yokoyama, S., Imou, K.: Evaluation of Cellulase Activity in Enzymatic Hydrolysis Residues for Efficient Enzyme Reuse, Journal of the Japan Institute of Energy 95(10), 930-936
Furuhashi, K., Hasegawa, F., Saga, K., Kudou, S., Okada, S., Kaizu, Y., Imou, K.: Effects of culture medium salinity on the hydrocarbon extractability, growth and morphology of Botryococcus braunii, Biomass and Bioenergy 91, 83-90
Furuhashi, K., Noguchi, T., Okada, S., Hasegawa, F., Kaizu, Y., Imou, K.:The surface structure of Botryococcus braunii colony prevents the entry of extraction solvents into the colony interior, Algal Research 16, 160-16
Yu, M., Saga, K., Imou, K., Hasegawa, F., Kaizu, Y., Tosa, K., Kato, S.: Solid fuel production from Jatropha oil cake by heat-press treatment, Engineering in Agriculture, Environment and Food 9 (2016), 15-20

 

2015
Atobe, S., Saga, K., Hasegawa, F., Furuhashi, K., Tashiro, Y., Suzuki, T., Okada, S., Imou, K.: Effect of amphiphilic polysaccharides released from Botryococcus braunii Showa on hydrocarbon recovery, Algal Research 10, 172-176
Kitagawa, T., Saga, K., Hasegawa, F., Kaizu, Y., Imou, K.: Hot-press Pretreatment of Rice Straw for Enzymatic Hydrolysis and Volume Reduction, Journal of the Japan Institute of Energy 94(10), 1105-1109

Kaizu, Y., Tokuda, H., Yamada, H., Imou, K..,: Development of an Electric-Powered, Unmanned Airboat for Lake 17 Environment Monitoring. Journal of Japanese Society of Agricultural and Food Engineering, 77(6), 477-484, In Japanese

Uchida, H., Sumimoto, K., Ferriols, V. M. E., Imou, K., Saga, K., Furuhashi, K., Matsunaga, S., Okada, S.: Isolation and Characterization of Two Squalene Epoxidase Genes from Botryococcus braunii, Race B, PLOS ONE 10(4)
Hasegawa, F., Saga, K., Kaizu, Y., Imou, K. : Compression-grinding Treatment of Wet Rice Straw for Bioethanol Production, Journal of the Japan Institute of Energy 94(3), 321-326
Saga, K., Hasegawa, F., Miyagi, S., Atobe, S., Okada, S., Imou, K., Osaka, N., Yamagishi, T.: Comparative Evaluation of Wet and Dry Processes for Recovering Hydrocarbon from Botryococcus Braunii, Applied Energy 141(1), 90-95
Atobe, S., Saga, K., Hasegawa, F., Magota, A., Furuhashi, K., Okada, S., Suzuki, T., Imou, K.: The effect of the water-soluble polymer released from Botryococcus braunii Showa strain on solvent extraction of hydrocarbons, Journal of Applied Phycology 27, 755-761

 

2014
Yamamoto, S, Hayashi, S., Saitoh, S., Ochiai, Y., Tsubota, S., Takeshima, Y., Imou, K., Saga, K.: Basic study on non-destructive growth measurement of strawberry plants using a machine-vision system, Acta Horticulturae 1037, 651-656

Atobe, S., Saga, K., Maeyama, H., Fujiwara, K., Okada, S., Imou, K.: Culture of the green microalga Botryococcus braunii Showa with LED irradiation eliminating violet light enhances hydrocarbon production and recovery, Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Biochemistry 78(10), 1765-71

Saga, K., Kawahara, T., Sekino, H., Imou, K.: LCA of Small-scale Ethanol Production System from High-yield Rice,@Journal of the Japan Institute of Energy 93(3), 278-291
Seto,T., Hasegawa, F., Yamazaki, Y., Saga, K.., Kaizu, Y., Imou, K.: Pelletization of Rice Straw for Ethanol Production, Journal of the Japanese Society of Agricultural Machinery 76(1), 47-54, In Japanese
Tsuchida, Y., Goda, M., Imou, K.: Energy Balance for Management of Jatropha Plantations based on Field Cultivation Experiment in Palawan, the Philippines, Tropical Agriculture and Development 57(2), 54-60

 

2013
Li, M., Liu, Z., K., Imou: Calibration for Agricultural Vehicle Omni-Vision Localization System, Advanced Science Letters 19( 12), 3491-3495
Saga, K., Magota, A., Atobe, S., Okada, S., Imou, K.: Hydrocarbon recovery from concentrated algae slurry via thermal pretreatment, Journal of the Japan Institute of Energy 92(12), 1212-1217
Furuhashi, K., Saga, K., Okadab, S., Imou, K.: Seawater-cultured Botryococcus braunii for efficient hydrocarbon extraction, PLoS ONE 8(6)
Xu, Y., Imou, K., Kaizu, Y., Saga. K., Takeshita, D., Hayashi, S., Yamamoto, S., Saito, S.:A Binocular Stereovision System for the Strawberry Harvesting Robot, Information 16(11), 8069-8092
Xu, Y., Imou, K., Kaizu, Y., Saga. K.: Two-stage approach for detecting slightly overlapping strawberries using HOG descriptor, Biosystems Engineering 115(2),144-153
Wakabayashi, K., Imou, K., Li, M., Sumida, N., Inoue, H., Ibuki, T.: Positional Measurement of an Agricultural Vehicle at Different Speeds Using Omnidirectional Vision, Applied Engineering in Agriculture 29(2), 289-294

Hayashi, S., Takeshita, D., Yamamoto, S., Saito, S., Saga, K., Imou, K.: Collision-free control of a strawberry-harvesting robot by recognition of immature fruits, Journal of the Japanese Society of Agricultural, Biological and Environmental Engineering and Scientists 25(1), 29-37, In Japanese

Li, M., Imou, K.,Liu, Z., Wu, W., Li, J., W, B.: Positioning algorithm for agricultural machinery omnidirectional vision positioning system, Transactions of the Chinese Society of Agricultural Engineering 2013(2), 60-67, In Chinese
Tsuchida, Y., Goda, M., Imou, K.: Energy Balance for Management of Jatropha Plantations based on Field Cultivation Experiment in Palawan, the Philippines, Tropical Agriculture and Development 57(2), 54-60

 

2012

Magota, A., Saga, K., Okada, S., Atobe, S., Imou, K.: Effect of Thermal Pretreatments on Hydrocarbon Recovery from Botryococcus braunii, Bioresource Technology 123, 195-198

Li, Ming., Imou, K., Liu, Z., Mo, Y., Wu, B.: Landmark Deirection Angle for Omnidirectional Vision System, Transactions of the Chinese Society for Agricultural Machinery 43(12), 181-186, In Chinese

 

2011

Shimoyama, M., Kaneko, M., Yoshida, K., Imou, K., Osaki, A.: Long-term Field Storage Examination of Rice Straw for Bio-ethanol Production, Journal of Japan Institute of Energy 90 (2),182-186, In Japanese

 

2010

Hasegawa, F., Yokoyama, S., Imou, K.: Methanol or Ethanol Produced from Woody Biomass: Which is More Advantageous?, Bioresource Technology 101(1) S109-S111

Saga, K., Imou, K., Yokoyama, S., Minowa, T.: Net Energy Analysis of Bioethanol Production System from High-yield Rice Plant in Japan, Applied Energy 87(7), 2164-2168
Kita, K., Okada, S., Sekino, H., Imou, K., Yokoyama, S., Amano: Thermal Pre-treatment of Wet Microalgae Harvest for Efficient Hydrocarbon Recovery, Applied Energy, 87(7), 2420-2423
Li, M., Imou, K., Wakabayashi, K., Tani, S., Yokoyama, S.: Position Estimation Method Using Artificial Landmarks and Omnidirectional Vision, Transacions of the ASABE 53(1), 297-303
Li, M., Imou, K., Wakabayashi K., Yokoyama, S.: Artificial Landmark Self-localization for Agricultural Vehicle Field Road Navigation Using Omnidirectional Vision, Intelligent Automation & Soft Computing 16(6), 1033-1042
Shirakawa, Y., Yokoyama, S., Imou, K.,: Impact of Direct Land Use Change Process on Lifecycle Greenhouse Gas Emission of Palm Oil Derived Biodiesel, Journal of Japan Institute of Energy 89(7), 649-657, In Japanese

 

2009
Tajima, M., Yokoyama, S., Imou, K..: Potential study for creation of hydrogen stations with various biomass resources in Japan ,Journal of Japan Solar Energy Society 35(5), 63-69, In Japanese
Shirakawa, Y., Kobayashi, S., Fukuda, A., Masutomo, R., Koike, I., Yokoyama, S., Imou, K.: Emissions from In-use Buses and Light Duty Trucks Operating on Palm Methyl Ester and Coconut Methyl Ester in Thailand, International Energy Journal 10(3), 145-156
Yano, S., Murakami, K., Sawayama, S., Imou, K., Yokoyama, S.: Ethanol Production Potential from Oil Palm Empty fruit Bunches in Southeast Asian Countries considering Xylose, Journal of the Japan Institute of Energy 88(10), 923-926
Yano, S., Inoue, H., Fujimoto, S., Sawayama, S., Minowa, T., Imou, K., Yokoyama, S.:Ethanol production potential from rice straw and bagasse in China, India, and ASEAN countries, Journal of the Japan Institute of Energy 35(6), 39-44, In Japanese
Yano, S., Inoue, H., Tanapongpipat, S., Fujimoto, S., Minowa, T., Sawayama, S., Imou, K., Yokoyama, S.: Potential of Ethanol production from major agricutural residues in Southeast Asia, International Energy Journal 10(4), 209-214
Yano, S., Kitao, C., Inoue, H., Sawayama, S., Imou, K., Yokoyama, S.: A newly isolated hemicellulase-producing fungus for second-generation ethanol production, Aspergillus aculeatus KIF 78, Journal of Environmental Biotechnology 9(2), 81-87, In Japanese

 

2008
Saga, K., Yokoyama, S., Imou, K.: Net Energy Analysis of Bioethanol Production System from Rice Cropping, Journal of Japan Society of Energy and Resources 29(1), 30-35, In Japanese
Saga, K., Yokoyama, S., Imou, K., Kaizu, Y.: A Comparative Study of the Effect of CO2 Emission Reduction by Several Bioenergy Production Systems, International Energy Journal, 9, Special Issue on Biofuels, 53-60
Imou, K., Kaizu, Y., Yokoyama, S., Nakamura, T.: Ultrasonic Doppler Speed Sensor for Agricultural Vehicles: Effects of Pitch Angle and Measurements of Velocity, CIGR Journal of Scientific Research and Development Vol.X,(43), 1-16
Kaizu, Y., Imou, K.: A Dual-spectral Camera System for Paddy Rice Seedling Row Detection, Computers and Electronics in Agriculture 63, 49-56
Sagawa, T., Yokoyama, S., Imou, K.: Bagasse Cogeneration in Tanzania: Utilization of Fibrous Sugarcane Waste, International Energy Journal 9(3), 175-179, In Japanese
Saga, K., Imou, K., Yokoyama, S., Fujimoto, S., Yanagida, T., Minowa, T.: Study on Rice Straw Collection System for Bioethanol Production, Journal of Japan Society of Energy and Resources 29(6), 8-13, In Japanese
Tajima, M., Yokoyama, S., Imou, K.: Estimation for the Creation of Hydrogen Stations with Various Biomass Resources in the Tokyo Metropolitan Area, Journal of the Japan Institute of Energy 34(6), 87-94, In Japanese
Tajima, M., Imou, K., Yokoyama, S.: Estimation Method for the Creation of Hydrogen Stations with Woody Biomass and Livestock Excreta in Japan, International Energy Journal 9(4), 243-250