Vol 1, No 2 ( Published)


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by Zdenko Balaž 1*, Borna-Ivan Balaž 2
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This paper was inspired by the topics by Marshal McLuhan about cibernetisation media understanding, associated with new findings in intelligent systems that lead towards technological anthropomorphisation, and Larsen's model of cognitive controller mood. The results of research conducted from 1990 to the present day outlining the issues associated with captology are presented, and their transfer to specific areas in education outlined. The objective of the theory is to comprehend, interpret and describe the appearance of various disciplines in the natural and social sciences relating to cognitive cybernetics and Human Computer Interaction. In accordance with the unique principles, multidisciplinarity is replaced by pluriperspectivity, and an approach to integrating research methods with engineering design. The theory answers questions using cognitive cybernetics and its recognition and transformation of Descartes's saying: "cogito ergo sum", (I think, therefore I am). Work presents the relationship and correlation between man and technology as Human computer interaction with technological definitions Intelligent Systems and Captology. Special attention is focused on today's modern education with the use of virtual media and the cultural matrix within which the particular media is active. For intelligent educations systems to become more useful and acceptable, we need to consider the “system” as a synergistic composition of software behaviors, and the human interacting.  Human interaction must be dominant and having considered the ruling. This cannot be achieved with today's captological educational media. Captological educational media stifles people, casts their most important, (social), role in education and makes them unhappy? Human Computer Interaction, as a strategy and philosophy, is the future of education!


by Than Le, Dang Huynh
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by Tawanda Mushiri, Joseph Garikayi Kurebwa
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The study set out to determine the optimum architecture of a robotic arm link based on weight and payload and perform vibrational and stress analyses on the resultant shape. Findings showed the effectiveness of topology optimization in preliminary stages of structural design. The subsequent linear static analyses confirmed the degree of safety of the robotic arm links. It was also shown that that preload in the actuator wire incorporated in the links can be manipulated to tune the natural frequency of the structure. These findings contribute to the ongoing design of the entire robotic first aid system by providing data, which will be used for selection of components and inspire confidence to proceed with manufacture.


by Man-Ching YUEN
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Human computation is a technique that utilizes human abilities to perform computation tasks that are difficult for computers to process. Since the concept of human computation was introduced in 2003, many applications have been developed in an ad hoc manner and a large number of published works have focused on different aspects of human computation, such as computational techniques and performance analysis. To understand how to apply human computation to solve different problems today, it is important to understand how human computation evolves and why it happens. In light of the achievements of human computation so far, we consider what the future may hold for this relatively new field.


by Ademola James Adeyemi, Semiu Adedeji Yusuf, Abubakar Arzika Zaki, Emmanuel Akujieze
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Commercial activities are mostly centralized to main markets in many towns and cities of the Northern part of Nigeria. Such central markets constitute the noisiest part of the towns. Yet, there is no evidence that the workers and traders in such markets are aware of the challenges excessive noise pollution pose to their health. This problem serves as the basis for this research, which investigated the major source of noise pollution in Kebbi central market and make recommendation to improve the wellbeing of the people in the market.
The market was divided into thirteen sections based on activities. These sections were visited twice a day for two weeks to measure their sound levels. The sound level was measured with a CEM digital noise level meter with an accuracy of ±3.5dB@1KHz. Thereafter, an ergonomic observation assessment of the noisiest section was carried out. The assessment was carried out based on rapid entire body assessment (REBA) methodology.
The average sound intensity in all the sections exceeded the recommended safe sound level of 40dB. However, only the sound intensity at the grain and spice milling section (89.13 dB) exceeded the noise harmfulness level of 85dB. Operators were encouraged to use ear muffs or earplugs to minimise the exposure to harmful noise level. Proper electrification of the section was also recommended to minimise the use of internal combustion engines. The findings emphasised the need for government and relevant authorities to carry out occupational safety awareness among workers in the non-formal sector of the society.