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. (Accepted).
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. (accepted)
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. (in print)
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, 2022, 65(6). (in print)
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. (in print)
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. (In print)
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. (in print)
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 7 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