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Rotating electrical machine and robot device
According to one embodiment, a rotating electrical machine includes a shaft, an annular winding, a stator, a rotor, and a core supporter. The annular winding extends in a rotation direction of the shaft.
Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba


Voice interaction device, voice interaction method, voice interaction program, and robot
A topic providing device includes a candidate topic extractor, a provided topic determiner, a voice synthesizer, and a speaker. When a determination is made that a parent and child are conversing and that there is a need to provide a new topic to the parent and child, based on a conversation history database and a child activity database storing at least one activity name indicating an activity the child was engaged in for a first predetermined period of time, the candidate topic extractor extracts at least one candidate topic that corresponds to the at least one activity name in the child activity database and does not correspond to an activity name included in text data recorded in a first database.
Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.


Educational robot control device, student robot, teacher robot, learning support system, and robot control method
A robot control device (a communication terminal) is a robot control device controlling a student robot playing a role of a student learning with a user and includes acquirer (a learning performance acquirer) that acquires an indicator presenting academic ability of the user, determiner (a student robot operation controller) that determines an operation of the student robot based on the indicator presenting the academic ability of the user acquired by the acquirer, and executor (the student robot operation controller) that makes the student robot execute the operation determined by the determiner.. .
Casio Computer Co., Ltd.


Robot security inspection method based on environment map and robot thereof
The present disclosure provides a robot security inspection method based on an environment map and a robot thereof. The method includes: establishing a two-dimensional planar map of an entire monitored region, planning a monitoring route, determining the position of the robot at the current monitored region, and moving to perform inspection according to the planed monitoring route.
Nanjing Avatarmind Robot Technology Co., Ltd.


Emotion control system, system, and program
It is impossible to change tastes and preferences with a robot or artificial intelligence. Provided is an emotion control system comprising an information acquiring section that acquires network content acquired from a public network; a storage section that stores effect information indicating an effect exerted on an emotion of a control target by the network content; an updating section that updates the effect information stored in the storage section, based on sensor information detected by a sensor of the control target; and an emotion control section that controls the emotion of the control target based on the network content acquired by the information acquiring section and the effect information stored in the storage section..
Cocoro Sb Corp.


Method and representing a map element and locating a vehicle / robot
A method and an apparatus are provided for representing a map element and for locating a vehicle/robot based thereupon. The method for representing a map element includes: generating a gaussian mixture model for the map element; generating a signature for identifying the map element, wherein the signature includes properties of the map element; and generating a signatured gaussian mixture model for representing the map element, wherein the signatured gaussian mixture model includes the gaussian mixture model and the signature..
Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft


Object recognition tool
The subject matter of this specification generally relates to object recognition for robots. In some implementations, a method includes navigating a robot through an area to identify objects located in the area.
X Development Llc


Systems and methods for robotic garbage container delivery
A robotic garbage unit can include a garbage container, a robotic drive system, and sensors. The robotic garbage unit can determine a travel path and drive along the travel path to get to a garbage pickup location.

Remotely-controlled device control system, device and method
A system, device, and method for controlling a remotely-controlled device are disclosed. The remotely-controlled device control system could include one or more remotely-controlled devices; a controller comprised of a data collection module, at least one active module, at least one module description file (mdf), a robot description file (rdf) for each remotely-controlled device, and a processing unit (pu); at least one data source, and a marketplace.
Aatonomy, Inc.


Laser processing robot system and control laser processing robot system
A laser processing robot system including a laser irradiation device that carries out an irradiation point shifting operation, a robot that moves the laser irradiation device, a laser irradiation device controller that controls the irradiation point shifting operation, and a robot controller that controls the robot. When moving the laser irradiation device by the robot, the robot controller instructs the robot on a plurality of first interpolated positions at every first interpolation period, and outputs a command value associated with the irradiation point shifting operation to the laser irradiation device controller at every second interpolation period shorter than the first interpolation period..
Fanuc Corporation


Production system, controller, and control method

A production system includes a manufacturing apparatus, a post-processing apparatus, conveyors for transporting workpieces manufactured by the manufacturing apparatus to the post-processing apparatus, an image sensor arranged above a conveyor connected to the manufacturing apparatus to recognize workpieces traveling on the conveyor and measure the workpiece density on the conveyor, a robot that picks each workpiece on the conveyor connected to the manufacturing apparatus, and a controller. The controller performs a first task for identifying each workpiece position on the conveyor using a recognition result from the image sensor and causing the robot to pick a target workpiece, a second task for processing in the manufacturing apparatus, a third task for processing in the post-processing apparatus, and a fourth task for adjusting a processing capability of the manufacturing apparatus and/or the post-processing apparatus using the workpiece density measured by the image sensor..
Omron Corporation

Method, server, and program for providing real-time robot monitoring service

Provided is a method of providing a real-time robot monitoring service, in which robots in a factory are monitored in real-time by a service providing server, the method including steps of: (a) receiving state information of each axis of each of the robots from a robot controller; (b) generating preventive measure information which is related to a management state of the robot and predictive measure information which is related to a process capability of the robot and a state change pattern of the robot by analyzing the state information of each of the axes of the robot; and (c) transmitting the preventive measure information of each of the axes and the predictive measure information of each of the axes to a manager terminal of the factory.. .
Qnt Co., Ltd.

Robotic task system

A method for implementing machining tasks for an object. The method identifies location coordinates for a plurality of holes.
The Boeing Company

Robot controller having function that simplifies learning, and robot control method

A robot controller having a function that simplifies learning and a robot control method. The robot controller includes: a learning section configured to carry out learning of detecting a deviation between a commanded trajectory representing a position of the robot generated according to the command values and an operation trajectory representing an actual position where the robot has moved, and generate a corrected program by adjusting the commanded trajectory; a saving section configured to save the corrected program; and a relearning section configured to carry out relearning on a relearning location, the relearning location being a part of the operation trajectory designated by an operator..
Fanuc Corporation

Device for processing a surface

The invention relates to a device (1), in particular to a cleaning robot, for processing a surface (2), wherein the device (1) has an optical measuring device (3) for determining the type of surface (2). In order to create a surface processing device with an optical measuring device for determining the type of surface that makes it possible to reliably determine the type of surface with little technical outlay, it is proposed that the optical measuring device (3) has a light source (4) and at least two light sensors (5, 6), wherein the light source (4) and a first light sensor (5) are arranged in such a way that light emitted by the light source (4) hits a reflection point (7) of the surface (2) at an angle of incidence (α), and then is reflected to the first light sensor (5) at a corresponding angle of reflection (β), wherein the light source (4), the reflection point (7) and the first light sensor (5) span a plane of incidence (8), and wherein a secondary plane (9) that intersects the reflection point (7) and has a second light sensor (6) spans perpendicular to the surface (2), and exhibits an angle (σ) of between 80° and 100° relative to the plane of incidence (8), wherein a straight line running through the reflection point (7) and the second light sensor (6) has an angle (γ) relative to the surface (2) that is essentially as large as the angle of incidence (α) or angle of reflection (β)..
Vorwerk & Co. Lnterholding Gmbh

Robot collision detection method

Collision of a robot is detected by the following method. The robot includes a motor, a gear reducer connected to the motor, an encoder detecting a rotation of the motor, a temperature sensor installed to the encoder, and an object which is driven by the motor via the gear reducer.
Panasonic Intellectual Property Managememt Co., Ltd.

Systems and methods for making airfoils

A method of making a fan blade may include the steps of forming a core comprising fibrous material, and placing a first layer of dry fiber tows over the core using a robot. The first layer of dry fiber tows may be substantially un-crimped and may have a thermoplastic coating.
Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation

Autonomous pool cleaning robot

A kit that may include an interfacing device that includes pool sidewall interface, and a pool cleaning robot that includes a housing and a drive system. The drive system may include a drive motor system, a group of interfacing modules and a transmission system that is arranged to mechanically couple the drive motor system to the group of interfacing modules.
Maytronics

Method of applying rapid cure silicone lubricious coatings

A silicone coating process that improves the durability of silicone coatings on the surfaces of surgical needles and other medical devices. The silicone coated surgical needles or medical devices produced by this process have both superior lubricity and durability for ease of repeated and successive passes through tissue.
Ethicon, Inc.

Compact palletizer including a skeleton, subassembly, and stretch wrap system

A compact palletizer including a skeleton, stretch wrap system, and a subassembly. Components of the skeleton are constructed of aluminum, which provides advantages over the prior art in terms of strength, rigidity, weight, and cost.
Roi Industries Group, Inc. D/b/a Roi Machinery & Automation, Inc.

Brick layering system

A brick layering system includes an infeed conveyor that brings layers of bricks, one or more brick layer compacting systems that remove unwanted gaps in the layers of bricks, an outfeed carousel for receiving compacted piles of bricks and a robot arms that moves the brick layer between the infeed, outfeed and compacting systems. The brick layer compacting system includes a table top having a generally flat surface for receiving the brick layer; and two mechanical stops secured to the table top on the generally flat surface so as to define two straight edges on the table top that are perpendicular to each other.
Slab Innovation Inc.

Prebuck unit for vehicle body assembling system

A prebuck unit includes side hangers mounted on a handling robot at both sides of the transport path and restricting lower parts of side assemblies. A guide post is fixedly installed in a prebuck frame at both sides of the transport path in a vehicle body height direction.
Kia Motors Corporation

Whole body manipulation on a legged robot using dynamic balance

A robot system includes: an upper body section including one or more end-effectors; a lower body section including one or more legs; and an intermediate body section coupling the upper and lower body sections. An upper body control system operates at least one of the end-effectors.
Google Inc.

Flexural digital material construction and transduction

Flexural digital materials are discrete parts that can be assembled into a lattice structure to produce an actuatable structure capable of coordinated reversible spatially-distributed deformation. The structure comprises a set of discrete flexural digital material units assembled according to a lattice geometry, with a majority of the discrete units being connected, or adapted to be connected, to at least two other units according to the geometry.
Massachusetts Institute Of Technology

Machine for automatically manufacturing customized packaging items

A machine for automatically manufacturing customized packaging items (i) from continuous laminar material, comprising at least one cutting and creasing unit (2) to form sheets (f) of laminar material with a plurality of cuttings and/or bendinglines (c), at least one variable-geometry forming unit (5) for forming the sheet (f) so cut and creased into a package (i) of predetermined dimensions, a multifunctional robotized manipulator (24) for automatically picking up one sheet (f) at a time from the cutting and creasing unit (2) and feeding the forming unit (5), the manipulator (24) being designed to automatically adapt to the predetermined dimensions of the packaging (i) on the forming unit (5) and interact therewith to form the packaging (i).. .
International Boxes S.r.l.

Stabilizing highly articulated probes with link arrangement, methods of formation thereof, and methods of use thereof

An apparatus for driving an articulating probe comprises an elongate probe constructed and arranged to articulate in at least one predetermined degree of motion and to transition from a flexible state to a rigid state, and a force transfer mechanism constructed and arranged to apply a force to the probe. The force is selected from the group consisting of a force that causes probe to articulate in the at least one predetermined degree of motion and a force that causes the probe to transition from the flexible state to the rigid state.
Medrobotics Corporation

Robot, robot control device, and robot system

A robot includes two members that relatively rotate around a rotary shaft. The position of the rotary shaft for at least one of the two members is changed..
Seiko Epson Corporation

One-degree-of-freedom link device, a robot arm using the same and a surgical robot comprising the same

The present invention comprises: a fixed four-node link in which four links are joined together in a hinged fashion, comprising a fixed link of which the position is fixed, a connecting rod positioned on the opposite side of the first link, an input-side transmission link connecting the end on one side of the connecting rod and the first link, and an output-side transmission link positioned on the opposite side of the input-side transmission link; an input link part to which an actuator is attached, and which is joined in hinged fashion between the two ends of the input-side transmission link; and an output link part which is fixedly joined to the output-side transmission link and is rotated by means of the output-side transmission link, and the one-degree-of-freedom link device according to the present invention and the robot arm using the same can be used to allow easy attachment and detachment between link devices and achieve smooth action in a robot arm in accordance with what is desired.. .
Industry-university Cooperation Foundation Hanyang University Erica Campus

Apparatus, providing an end effector

The disclosure provides an apparatus, system and method for providing an end effector. The end effector may be capable of accommodating semiconductor wafers of varying sizes, and may include: a wafer support; a bearing arm capable of interfacing with at least one robotic element, and at least partially bearing the wafer support at one end thereof; a plurality of support pads on the wafer support for physically interfacing with a one of the semiconductor wafers; and a low friction moving clamp driven bi-directionally along a plane at least partially provided by the bearing arm, wherein the low friction moving clamp retractably applies force to a proximal edge of the semiconductor wafer..
Jabil Inc.

Robot system

To provide a robot system capable of reducing the burden of a setting operator regardless of conditions such as setting conditions of a robot and the complexity of a work space at the time of setting an operable-inoperable area of the robot. A robot system has a robot capable of detecting contact with an obstacle.
Fanuc Corporation

Programming of a robotic arm using a motion capture system

An example method includes receiving position data indicative of position of a demonstration tool. Based on the received position data, the method further includes determining a motion path of the demonstration tool, wherein the motion path comprises a sequence of positions of the demonstration tool.
X Development Llc

System and semantic simultaneous localization and mapping of static and dynamic objects

A system for semantic simultaneous tracking, object registration, and 3d mapping (storm) can maintain a world map made of static and dynamic objects rather than 3d clouds of points, and can learn in real time semantic properties of objects, such as their mobility in a certain environment. This semantic information can be used by a robot to improve its navigation and localization capabilities by relying more on static objects than on movable objects for estimating location and orientation..
The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory, Inc.

Control device, robot, and robot system

A control device, which controls a robot including a movable portion provided with a tool including a marker, includes: an obtaining portion which obtains a first captured image obtained by capturing an image of the marker by a movable first image capturing portion that captures an image of the marker; and a control portion which performs first corresponding between a coordinate system of the first image capturing portion and a coordinate system of the robot based on the first captured image obtained by the obtaining portion after the first image capturing portion has moved.. .
Seiko Epson Corporation

Control device, robot, and robot system

A control device, which controls a robot having a movable unit including an arm provided with an imaging unit, includes a processor that obtains a posture of the imaging unit by translating the arm. The processor obtains the posture of the imaging unit, based on a direction of translating the arm and a movement direction in a coordinate system of the imaging unit in response to the translation of the arm..
Seiko Epson Corporation

Control device, robot, and robot system

A control device, which controls a robot having a movable unit including a plurality of arms, includes a processor that performs calibration between a coordinate system of an imaging unit disposed in an arm different from an arm positioned on a most distal side of the movable unit and a coordinate system of the robot. The processor performs the calibration, based on a captured image obtained by causing the imaging unit to image a marker..
Seiko Epson Corporation

Robot fingerprint

Novel tools and techniques for the automated tracking of services performed on machines by service robots, technicians, and other devices are provided. A system includes a robot fingerprint reader, service tool, and robot fingerprint database.
Centurylink Intellectual Property Llc

Control and regulation of actuators of a robot by taking into consideration ambient contacts

A method and device for the control and regulation of actuators of a robot, taking environmental contacts into consideration, wherein the robot comprises at least two parts, which are connected by an articulated joint drivable by an actuator. The method comprises: by way of a sensor system, ascertaining and storing a time-dependent variable, as a function of the time, of one or more external contact forces and/or of one or more external moments on the parts, providing a condition for the variable, classifying the feature vector based on predefined categories, which each indicate a contact type between one of the parts or the articulated joint and an object in a surrounding environment, which are each imparted by corresponding external contact forces and/or external contact moments, to generate a classification result, and open-loop and/or closed-loop control of the actuator as a function of the classification result..
Cavos Bagatelle Verwaltungs Gmbh & Co. Kg

Methods and systems for billing robot use

Methods and systems for billing the use of a robot, including methods and systems for reducing a robot's functionality based on a user's account information. In some embodiments, the system comprises a computer readable memory comprising a database with a user's account information, a processor operably coupled to the computer readable memory and to a robot, a checking application stored on the computer readable memory and executable by the processor for determining if the user's account is active based on the account data and a functionality reducing application stored on the computer readable memory executable by the processor for reducing the robot's functionality to a reduced state if the checking application determines the user's account is not active and limiting the robot's functionality to the reduced state until the checking application determines that the user's account is active..
A&k Robotics Inc.

Robot system including a plurality of robots, robot controller and robot control method

A robot system, a robot controller and a robot control method, by which a coordinated control of a plurality of robots can be taught while appropriately considering a positional deviation of each robot into consideration. A gripping misalignment of a first workpiece in a leading robot is detected, and then a first amount of correction for correcting the misalignment is calculated.
Fanuc Corporation

Interference region setting mobile robot

An interference region setting apparatus capable of setting an interference region in a coordinate system of a mobile robot, with an inexpensive configuration and a little effort. The apparatus has: a shape model storage section configured to store a shape, a position, and an orientation of an obstruction present in a work region of the mobile robot as an obstruction shape model, in a reference coordinate system; a position and orientation calculation section configured to analyze an image, captured by the image capturing apparatus, of a shape feature in a fixed position within the work region, and calculate a position and orientation of the reference coordinate system represented in a robot coordinate system; and an interference region setting section configured to set an interference region based on the position and orientation of the reference coordinate system converted into the robot coordinate system and the stored obstruction shape model..
Fanuc Corporation

Deburring apparatus

A deburring apparatus including: a robot that uses a deburring tool to deburr an object supported by a support in a machine tool, a visual sensor, a relative movement mechanism for causing relative movement between the visual sensor and the object supported by the support; and a controller, wherein the controller is configured to conduct: an operation process that operates the relative movement mechanism based on a visual sensor relative movement program for controlling an operation of the relative movement mechanism so that a ridge of the object supported by the support is detected by the visual sensor during the relative movement; and a deburring operation program generation process which generates a deburring operation program by using the detected ridge obtained by the visual sensor when the relative movement mechanism is operated based on the visual sensor relative movement program.. .
Fanuc Corporation

Single-sided joining machine

A joining machine includes a robotic arm having a distal end, a tool configured for driving a fastener into a workpiece, and a compensation device mounted between the distal end of the robotic arm and a first end of the tool. The compensation device is configured to move the tool in at least one of a linear and a rotational direction to compensate for deflection of the robotic arm when the fastener is driven into the workpiece..
Gm Global Technology Operations Llc

System and applying sealer

A system for applying a sealer disclosure includes a supplying unit; a circulating unit; a temperature compensating unit; an applying gun; and a quantitative discharging unit. The supplying unit is configured to supply a sealer.
Kia Motors Corporation

Aid robot for transporting

The aid robot for transporting according to the present invention comprises a driving portion driven electrically by operating a switch; an elevating portion which is coupled to the driving portion and of which a height is adjustable; and a weight support portion which is coupled to the elevating portion so that a tilt of the weight support portion is adjustable, and formed so that its width become narrower and then wider reversely towards the bottom to piggyback the user, wherein the weight support portion comprises a support part at the bottom where the user's bottom is seated, and a wing part at the top for supporting the user's armpits. According to the aid robot for transporting, the weight support portion has a structure that the user can be easily piggybacked thereby reducing time to seat on..
Curexo, Inc.

Surgical tool and robotic surgical system interfaces

Various exemplary surgical tool and robotic surgical system interfaces are provided. In general, a sterile barrier can be positioned between a robotic surgical system and a surgical tool releasably coupled to the robotic surgical system.
Ethicon Endo-surgery, Llc

Methods, systems, and devices relating to force control surgical systems

The various embodiments herein relate to robotic surgical systems and devices that use force and/or torque sensors to measure forces applied at various components of the system or device. Certain implementations include robotic surgical devices having one or more force/torque sensors that detect or measure one or more forces applied at or on one or more arms.
Board Of Regents Of The University Of Nebraska

Surgical path setting device, surgical robot system comprising same and surgical path setting surgical robot

A surgical path setting method, for a surgical robot, comprises the steps of (a) the surgical robot's operating a first surgical path that has been preset with respect to a surgical site of a person to be operated on; (b) the surgical robot's confirming whether or not a surgical path reset command, transmitted from a surgical path setting device, has been received; (c) the surgical robot's stopping if the surgical path reset command has been received; (d) the surgical path setting device's receiving an input of surgical path form information; (e) the surgical path setting device's determining a second surgical path, which is a new surgical path, on the basis of the surgical path form information and then transmitting same to the surgical robot; and (f) the surgical robot's operating along the second surgical path.. .
Curexo, Inc.

Surgical tool and robotic surgical system interfaces

Various exemplary surgical tool and robotic surgical system interfaces are provided. In general, a sterile barrier can be positioned between a robotic surgical system and a surgical tool releasably coupled to the robotic surgical system.
Ethicon Endo-surgery, Inc.

Surgical tool and robotic surgical system interfaces

Various exemplary surgical tool and robotic surgical system interfaces are provided. In general, a sterile barrier can be positioned between a robotic surgical system and a surgical tool releasably coupled to the robotic surgical system.
Ethicon Endo-surgery, Inc.

Surgical tool and robotic surgical system interfaces

Various exemplary surgical tool and robotic surgical system interfaces are provided. In general, a sterile barrier can be positioned between a robotic surgical system and a surgical tool releasably coupled to the robotic surgical system.
Ethicon Endo-surgery, Inc.

User interface devices for use in robotic surgery

A handheld user interface device for controlling a robotic system may include a member, a housing at least partially disposed around the member and configured to be held in the hand of a user, and a tracking sensor system disposed on the member and configured to detect at least one of position and orientation of at least a portion of the device. At least one of the detected position of the portion of the device and detected orientation of the portion of the device is correlatable to a control of the robotic system..
Verb Surgical Inc.

Method and providing economical, portable deficit-adjusted adaptive assistance during movement phases of an impaired ankle

A method is described for providing deficit-adjusted adaptive assistance during movement phases of an impaired ankle. The method includes determining, on the processor, a value for a deficit parameter for each movement phase of a compound ankle function based on a difference between a parameter trace for a normal subject and the parameter trace for an impaired subject.
The United States Of America As Represented By The Department Of Veterans Affairs

Robotic agricultural system and method

A robotic orchard spraying system having an autonomous delivery vehicle (adv), autonomously delivering an amount of a premixed solution over path, the path identified by a forward-looking sensor. The adv uses gps to sense an area containing the path, and lidar as the forward-looking sensor.
Crinklaw Farm Services, Inc.

Milking box with robotic attacher

A system comprises a milking box, a robotic attacher, a sensor, and a controller. The milking box has a stall to accommodate a dairy livestock.
Technologies Holdings Corp.

Robot system for controlling a robot in a tele-operation

A robot system controls a robot in a tele-operation. The system includes a robot and a remote gaze-controlled camera (gcc) system.
Lc Technologies, Inc.

High-temperature non-stoichiometric oxide actuators

A piezoelectric actuator expands or deflects in response to an applied voltage. Unfortunately, the voltage required to actuate a piezoelectric device is usually on the order of mv/cm.

Mounting a smartphone to robotic accessor of automated data storage library

According to one embodiment, a method for mounting a wireless capture device to an accessor to capture images of an operation in a data storage library includes mounting a bracket to the accessor, where the accessor is configured to transport data storage cartridges in a library environment. Moreover, the bracket is configured to receive a wireless image capture device therein, and the bracket is mounted in a position to orient the wireless image capture device to capture images while the accessor is transporting data storage cartridges..
International Business Machines Corporation

Mounting a smartphone to robotic accessor of automated data storage library

According to one embodiment, a computer-implemented method for remotely controlling a capture of images of a data storage library during operation thereof with a bracket on an accessor includes pairing a remote controller to a wireless image capture device that is coupled to a bracket mounted on an accessor, instructing the wireless image capture device to start recording images of the data storage library during operation thereof, including movement of the accessor, thereafter, instructing the wireless image capture device to stop recording images of the data storage library during operation thereof, and instructing the wireless image capture device to save the recorded images to a file.. .
International Business Machines Corporation

Workflow management system integrating robots

A workflow management system (wms) coordinates, controls, and monitors item picking assets, item retrieval assets, and order packaging assets in performance of different workflows. The wms optimizes the different workflows by assigning tasks to the different assets in a manner that minimizes overall execution time, cost, and resource utilization.
Invia Robotics, Inc.

Method and device for a computerized mechanical device

A method for training a computerized mechanical device, comprising: receiving data documenting actions of an actuator performing a task in a plurality of iterations; calculating using the data a neural network dataset and used for performing the task; gathering in a plurality of reward iterations a plurality of scores given by an instructor to a plurality of states, each comprising at least one sensor value, while a robotic actuator performs the task according to the neural network; calculating using the plurality of scores a reward dataset used for computing a reward function; updating at least some of the neural network's plurality of parameters by receiving in each of a plurality of policy iterations a reward value computed by applying the reward function to another state comprising at least one sensor value, while the robotic actuator performs the task according to the neural network; and outputting the updated neural network.. .
Technion Research & Development Foundation Limited

Method and device for controlling floor cleaning robots

The present disclosure relates to a method and a device for controlling floor cleaning robots. The method includes obtaining cleaning task information that includes an overall cleaning task; determining cleaning control information for a plurality of floor cleaning robots based on the cleaning task information, wherein the cleaning control information includes control information for each one of the plurality of floor cleaning robots; and transmitting the cleaning control information to each one of the plurality of floor cleaning robots, so that each one of the floor cleaning robots performs a cleaning task based on the corresponding cleaning control information..
Beijing Xiaomi Mobile Software Co., Ltd.

Internal safety systems for robotic vehicles

Systems, apparatus and methods implemented in algorithms, hardware, software, firmware, logic, or circuitry may be configured to process data and sensory input to determine whether an object external to an autonomous vehicle (e.g., another vehicle, a pedestrian, road debris, a bicyclist, etc.) may be a potential collision threat to the autonomous vehicle. The autonomous vehicle may be configured to implement interior active safety systems to protect passengers of the autonomous vehicle during a collision with an object or during evasive maneuvers by the autonomous vehicle, for example.
Zoox, Inc.

Autonomous mobile robot and movement control method

A controller of a mobile object causes the mobile object to move by a first control amount corresponding to a first velocity absolute value and a first velocity direction. If the controller detects that first information indicating a first velocity of a first communication-partner mobile object is ceased to be received, the controller decides on a second control amount by which the mobile object is to be moved based on the first information that has already been received, the second control amount corresponding to a second velocity absolute value and a second velocity direction.
Panasonic Intellectual Property Corporation Of America

Apparatus for and setting boundary plane

A method of setting a boundary plane includes: obtaining pose data of a robot; calculating the boundary plane in a preset relationship with a reference part of the robot based on the obtained pose data; and displaying the calculated boundary plane.. .
Hanwha Techwin Co., Ltd.

Portable safety control device for industrial machines in particular robots

A portable safety control device for use with a portable electronic device to communicate with industrial machine. The control device includes a body having gripping portion for engagement by a human hand and a supporting portion for engagement with the portable electronic device.
Comau, S.p.a.

Torque sensor sawblade anti-skiving system

Systems and methods may use a sensor to detect a torque on or from a sawblade. A method may include detecting, using a sensor, a torque on a robotic arm, the torque caused by a sawblade received within a cut guide attached to the robotic arm, generating, in response to receiving a signal from the sensor indicative of the torque on the robotic arm, a visual representation of at least a portion of the torque, and displaying, using a display device, the visual representation of the torque..

Robot controller which automatically sets interference region for robot

A robot controller able to automatically set an motion range for a robot, in which the robot and an obstacle, such as a peripheral device, do not interfere with each other. The robot controller includes a depth acquisition section acquiring a group of depth data representing depths from a predetermined portion of the robot to points on the surface of an object around the robot, a robot position acquisition section acquiring three-dimensional position information of the predetermined portion, a depth map generator generating depth map information including three-dimensional position information of the points with using the group of depth data and the three-dimensional position information, and an interference region setting section estimating the range occupied by the object from the depth map information and setting the range as an interference region..
Fanuc Corporation

Method and robot system for autonomous control of a vehicle

B) providing a direction parameter indicating a primary working direction (6) along which the working area (1a) is to be worked on; c) providing an angle parameter indicating an angle (a) between a secondary working direction (8) and the primary working direction (6), wherein the secondary working direction (8) indicates a direction along which a plurality of working paths (10) are to be arranged within the inner boundary (4). The method further comprising the steps of d) calculating the plurality of working paths (10) within the inner boundary (4) based on the direction parameter and the angle parameter; and e) further calculating one or more connecting paths (16) between the outer boundary (2) and the inner boundary (4), each connecting path connecting two subsequent working paths (10)..

Shock absorbing disruptor mounting system

A shock absorbing disruptor mounting system for a robotic arm includes a rack comprised of a linear guide structure and a carriage which is configured to travel on the linear guide structure. The carriage is selectively movable between a retracted position and an extended position and includes a plurality of wheels along its length.
Harris Corporation

Lubricant injection system

A lubricant injection system is provided, which includes a pedestal, a robotic arm including a plurality of arm bodies sequentially coupled from pedestal, lubricant injecting hand having a discharge part configured to be sequentially coupled to each of a plurality of filler ports of a target machine, robot control device configured to control operation of robotic arm, a lubricant pumping device in which pumping of lubricant is controlled, a lubricant pumping channel configured to lead lubricant from the lubricant pumping device to the discharge part, and a flow rate sensor provided to the lubricant pumping channel and configured to send the detected flow rate information to the robot control device. Robot control device calculates an injection quantity based on the flow rate information sent from flow rate sensor, and when calculated injection quantity reaches target injection quantity, robot control device controls to stop pumping of lubricant..
Kawasaki Jukogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

System and methods for fabricating actuators and electrically actuated hydraulic solid materials

With applications such as soft robotics being severely hindered by the lack of strong soft actuators, the invention provides a new soft-actuator material—electrically actuated hydraulic solid (eahs) material—with a stress-density that outperforms any known electrically-actuatable material. One type of actuator is fabricated by making a closed cell that acts as highly paralyzed version of a standard paraffin actuator.
Cornell University

Filter for swimming pool cleaner

A filter for a self-propelled robotic pool cleaner includes a first chamber, a second chamber and a partition wall separating the first and second chambers to define first and second filter enclosures. A non-return device is placed in correspondence with the partition wall.
Aquatron Robotic Systems Ltd.

Docking station for a pool cleaner in a pool

A docking station which can releasably engage and hold a robotic pool cleaner, the docking station optionally including a pre-filter for coarse debris, the pool cleaner including an internal filter and a pump to suction in, filter and eject filtered water while the pool cleaner is coupled to the docking station. The pool cleaner's pump creates water jets to provide propulsion for the pool cleaner and to aid in decoupling the pool cleaner from the docking station..
Aqua Products, Inc.

Self-propelled robotic swimming pool cleaner with extendible arms for climbing out of a swiiming pool

A self-propelled robotic pool cleaner for cleaning a swimming pool having a bottom surface, and a vertical sidewall terminating at a deck. The cleaner includes an interior chamber with a water pump and a filter.
Aqua Products, Inc.

Integrated atomic layer deposition tool

Processing platforms having a central transfer station with a robot, a first batch processing chamber connected to a first side of the central transfer station and a first single wafer processing chamber connected to a second side of the central transfer station, where the first batch processing chamber configured to process x wafers at a time for a batch time and the first single wafer processing chamber configured to process a wafer for about 1/x of the batch time. Methods of using the processing platforms and processing a plurality of wafers are also described..
Applied Materials, Inc.

Automated loading system

Cable robots may be used to automatically load items onto one or more surfaces in any environment. An item may be received on a carrier that is connected to tensioning actuators of a cable robot by one or more cables in tension.
Amazon Technologies, Inc.

System for management of packing

A system for management of packing articles on one or more cargo units, each for loading on one of a plurality of cargo vehicles, is provided. The system comprises a registration station to identify and communicate freight data characterizing each of the articles, thereby facilitating registration thereof, wherein the freight data comprises physical attributes and shipping information, and wherein the registration station comprises one or more computer-controlled sensors to identify at least some of the physical attributes; a build-up station configured for packing the articles on the cargo units, the build-up station comprising a robotic arm for carrying an article while supporting it from below; and a controller to receive the freight data from the registration station, and to direct operation of the system..
Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd.

Delivery vehicle including an unmanned aerial vehicle loading robot

Systems and methods include uavs that serve to assist carrier personnel by reducing the physical demands of the transportation and delivery process. A uav generally includes a uav chassis including an upper portion, a plurality of propulsion members configured to provide lift to the uav chassis, and a parcel carrier configured for being selectively coupled to and removed from the uav chassis.
United Parcel Service Of America, Inc.

System and mounting tailgate

A system for automatically mounting a tailgate on a vehicle body includes: an x-direction regulation jig that measures an x-direction position of the tailgate and regulates the x-direction position; a y-direction regulation jig that measures a y-direction position of the tailgate and regulates the y-direction position; a tailgate loading and mounting robot that corrects the x-direction position and the y-direction position of the tailgate and mounts the tailgate on a side of a roof panel of the vehicle body; and a nut assembly robot that automatically assembles a nut to a hinge of the tailgate.. .
Kia Motors Corporation

Vehicle body flaw elimination method using virtual mark and system thereof

A vehicle body flaw elimination method using a virtual mark, includes: detecting, by a robotic visioner, a flaw formed on a vehicle body surface and outputting corresponding flaw data; forming, by a controller, a virtual marker corresponding to the flaw data on a 3d model corresponding to the vehicle body; transmitting, by the controller, data of the 3d model on which the virtual marker is formed to a wearable device; and detecting, by the controller, a position of the vehicle body and a position of the wearable device to identify the position of the vehicle body and a position of a worker wearing the wearable device, and modifying the 3d model of the wearable device in a direction in which the worker views the vehicle body.. .
Kia Motors Corporation

Robotic platform with wheeled legs and virtual differential transmission

A robotic vehicle is provided with a novel wheel design and a virtual differential transmission. The novel wheels are generally rounded with scallops along the outer periphery permitting secure engagement of irregular terrain structures, such as the rungs of an inclined ladder.
Cardinal Gibbons High School

Method for robotic vehicle communication with an external environment via acoustic beam forming

Systems and methods implemented in algorithms, software, firmware, logic, or circuitry may be configured to process data to determine whether an object external to an autonomous vehicle is a person (e.g., such as a pedestrian) or other classification (e.g., such as a vehicle), and may be further configured to determine a position of the person relative to the autonomous vehicle. Logic may be configured to direct acoustic energy (e.g., via vehicular acoustic beam-forming) to an object external to the autonomous vehicle as an audible acoustic alert.
Zoox, Inc.

Adjustable charging robot

A charging robot connects a contact-making device of an electric charging apparatus to an electric charging interface of a vehicle. The charging robot has a robot arm, which can be connected to the contact-making device.
Dr. Ing. H.c. F. Porsche Aktiengesellschaft

Failure diagnostic device and failure diagnostic method

A failure diagnostic device for performing a failure diagnosis on a multi-axis robot includes a position detector that detects a movement position of each of joint shafts included in the multi-axis robot, a torque detector that detects a disturbance torque applied to the joint shaft, a routine-operation determination circuit that determines whether or not the multi-axis robot is executing a predefined routine operation, from the movement position detected by the position detector, a reference-value calculation circuit that calculates a disturbance-torque reference value from the disturbance torque detected during execution of the routine operation, a torque correction circuit that corrects the disturbance torque detected while the multi-axis robot executes an operation different from the routine operation by using the disturbance-torque reference value, calculated by the reference-value calculation circuit, to thereby acquire a corrected disturbance torque, and a failure diagnostic circuit that performs a failure diagnosis.. .
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

Conduction path structure of robot

A conduction path structure of a robot in which a conduction path has a simplified structure is provided. A conduction path structure of a robot includes: a structural mechanism which functions as a support and has a conductor portion; an actuator that operates the structural mechanism; and a conduction path through which driving power and/or a control signal is supplied to the actuator, wherein the conduction path also serves as the conductor portion of the structural mechanism..
Fanuc Corporation

Elastic corrugated pipe single-acting cylinder-driven mechanical gripper with series-connection flexible hinge framework

Disclosed is an elastic corrugated pipe single-acting cylinder-driven mechanical gripper with a series-connection flexible hinge framework. The mechanical gripper consists of a palm and two flexible fingers or a palm and three flexible fingers.
Jiangnan University

Robot control device for controlling robot and estimating disturbance value applied to robot

A robot control device able to accurately estimate an external force applied from a workpiece to a robot in a time-dependently changing manner. The robot control device includes a support force data acquisition section which acquires measurement data of a workpiece support force by the environment, the workpiece support force varying while the robot lifts the workpiece; a disturbance estimation section which estimates a disturbance value applied to the robot using state information of the robot; and a correction section which corrects, using the measurement data acquired by the support force data acquisition section, the disturbance value estimated by the disturbance estimation section or the state information inputted to the disturbance estimation section..
Fanuc Corporation

Systems and methods for control of robotic manipulation

A robot system and method are provided that move an articulable arm relative to a target object. Perception information corresponding to a position of the arm relative to the target object is acquired.
General Electric Company

Apparatus and controlling robot arm

An apparatus for controlling a robot arm includes: the robot arm; a calibration board on which calibration marks for self-diagnosis are shown; a distance sensor mounted on the robot arm and configured to measure a distance; an image sensor mounted on the robot arm and configured to obtain an image; and a processor configured to move the robot arm to a position for the self-diagnosis, measure a distance from a predetermined part of the robot arm to the calibration board by using the distance sensor, obtain an image of the calibration board by using the image sensor, and output a signal indicating a malfunction of the robot arm in response to the measured distance being outside a distance error range, and an image measurement value of the obtained image being outside an image error range.. .
Hanwha Techwin Co., Ltd.

Robot system and robot

A robot system and a robot are capable of easily defining a position of a target object with respect to a robot. The robot system includes a first robot, a first cell which is provided with the first robot and is capable of moving, and a positioning unit which is provided in an inner portion of the first cell and positions a target object..
Seiko Epson Corporation

Robot manipulator system

Robotic manipulator arm has an end portion to which one or more end effector appliances can be operably mounted for performing one or more manipulator arm operations. A control system has access to a plurality of different end effector appliance parameter sets which are respectively associated with the plurality of different end effector appliances.
Harris Corporation

Control device, robot, and robot system

A control device that includes a processor that is configured to execute computer-executable instructions so as to control a robot having a force detector, wherein the processor is configured to: perform force control of the robot based on an output from the force detector; set a speed coefficient of the robot; and change setting of a virtual viscosity coefficient of the robot in the force control depending on the speed coefficient.. .
Seiko Epson Corporation

Robot teaching system and control method thereof

A robot teaching system and control method thereof are disclosed. In robot teaching system, a haptic device generates pieces of teaching data to a robot, so that the robot moves and rotates according to the pieces of teaching data, and a force sensor captures first feedback data corresponding to the motion and rotation of the robot and outputs a feedback signal, which corresponds to the first feedback data, to the haptic device.
National Taipei University Of Technology

User interface for a teleoperated robot

A teleoperated robotic system that utilizes a graphical user interface (gui) to perform work on a workpiece(s) using a robot. A coordinate system of the gui can be correlated to the tool center point (tcp) of the robot and the tcp or workspace of a teleoperated member, such as a haptic joystick.
Abb Schweiz Ag

Method of and managing behavior of robot

A method of controlling a robot includes: generating a plurality of behavior objects corresponding to a plurality of behaviors to be performed by the robot; calculating an expected time expected to be taken by the robot to perform each of the behaviors; mapping each of the behavior object to the expected time; adding the behavior objects to a behavior flow list; and displaying the behavior flow list.. .
Hanwha Techwin Co., Ltd.

Multi-axis robotic arm and adjusting method thereof

An adjusting method is implemented by a control system and is used to adjust a multi-axis robotic arm including a plurality of motors. The adjusting method includes following operations.
Institute For Information Industry

Hyper redundant robots

A hyper redundant robot comprising: a first disk; a second disk positioned adjacent to the first disk, the first disk and the second disk having a longitudinal axis; a first joint arrangement positioned between the first disk and the second disk, the first disk and/or the second disk being in sliding contact with the first joint arrangement to enable the first disk and the second disk to rotate relative to one another; and a second joint arrangement positioned between the first disk and the second disk, the second joint arrangement being less stiff than the first joint arrangement.. .
Rolls-royce Plc

Companion robot for personal interaction

A mobile robot guest for interacting with a human resident performs a room-traversing search procedure prior to interacting with the resident, and may verbally query whether the resident being sought is present. Upon finding the resident, the mobile robot may facilitate a teleconferencing session with a remote third party, or interact with the resident in a number of ways.
Irobot Corporation

Robot

A robot having a spherical casing, a control circuit and a communication circuit configured to connect to an external server is provided. The robot further includes a set of wheels included in the spherical casing, which comes into contact with an inner surface of the spherical casing and configured to rotate the spherical casing when the driving wheels are driven.
Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.

Arc welding robot system

To provide an arc welding robot system that displays a current waveform graphically during arc welding and realizes parameter adjustment on a display screen. An arc welding robot system comprises a robot controller and a teaching operation terminal.
Fanuc Corporation

Method and system for defining the position of a fastener with a peen mark

A method and system are provided to position and drill an opening for a fastener through one or more workpieces. In the context of a method, a peen mark is formed on a workpiece at a location at which the opening is to be drilled.
The Boeing Company

Systems and methods for forming perforations in a barrel structure

A drilling system includes a single robotic drilling unit having a drill end effector positioned inside a barrel section configured as a composite sandwich structure having an inner face sheet. The robotic drilling unit is operable to drill a plurality of perforations into the inner face sheet using the drill end effector.
The Boeing Compay

Systems, devices, articles and methods for the partition of items

Systems, devices, articles, and methods for the partition of a plurality of items. A system including at least one processor, a frame, an end-effector coupled to the frame, a conveyor, a buffer area proximate to the end-effector and overlying at least a part of the conveyor.
Kindred Systems Inc.

Robot

A robot having a spherical casing, a weight driving mechanism, and a rotating mechanism is provided. The robot further includes a control circuit that controls the weight driving mechanism and the rotating mechanism is also provided.
Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.

Virtual representation of physical agent

A robotic system is integrated with one or more mobile computing devices. Physical configurations of individual components of the system in physical space, or agents, under control of a user or users, are duplicated in a representation in virtual space.
Anki, Inc.

Method and apparatus to provide updated patient images during robotic surgery

In a method and an apparatus to provide updated images during a robotically-implemented surgical procedure, 3d data is obtained of a volume of a patient, which includes anatomy involved in the procedure. The anatomy is segmented from a reconstructed image of the volume.
Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.

Robotic surgical assemblies and adapter assemblies thereof

A torque transducer for mounting a motor includes a mounting flange, a motor flange, a body, and a strain gauge. The mounting flange is configured to secure the torque transducer to a fixed structure.
Covidien Lp

Multifunctional operational component for robotic devices

The various embodiments disclosed herein relate to modular medical devices, including various devices with detachable modular components and various devices with pivotally attached modular components. Additional embodiments relate to procedures in which various of the devices are used cooperatively.
Board Of Regents Of The University Of Nebraska

Surgical end effectors with mechanical advantage

A robotic surgical system includes a pair of movable members and a pair of jaw members. The movable members include drive and guide pins that are received within holes and slots defined by the jaw members.
Covidien Lp

Offset instrument drive unit

A surgical system for selective connection to a robotic arm includes an instrument drive unit and a surgical instrument detachably coupled to the instrument drive unit. The instrument drive unit includes a first actuator, a linkage member having opposing first and second portions, and a drive member.
Covidien Lp

Beef splitting method and system

A system for processing a suspended beef carcass as the carcass is moved along a defined path. A robotic arm is carried on a moveable table and has mounted thereon a servo motor-driven band saw capable of effecting a splitting operation on the beef carcass.
Jarvis Products Corporation

Milking arrangement, and a operating a milking arrangement

A milking arrangement includes robot milking stations connected to a milk conduit with an outlet end. A connection conduit connected to the outlet end includes an outlet member.
Delaval Holding Ab

Machine for automatically harvesting fruits cultivated in rows

Machine (1) for the automatic harvesting of fruits cultivated in rows, formed by a self-propelled and autonomous vehicle encompassing at least one crop row (13), including a pair of parallel rails (2), a fruit collector assembly formed by a carriage (3) movably mounted on the pair of parallel rails (2) and a collector robotic arm (4) movably mounted on the carriage (3) for moving transversely with respect to the carriage (3), a carriage motor (5) for moving the carriage (3), and a robotic arm motor (6) for moving the robotic arm (4), the carriage and the robotic arm motors (5, 6) attached to the carriage (3). The carriage is movable horizontally and the robotic arm is transversally movable with respect to the rails..
Agrobot Inc.

Systems and methods for recognizing, classifying, recalling and analyzing information utilizing ssm sequence models

A biologically-inspired model for sequence representation, method of construction and application of such models, and systems incorporating same are provided. The model captures the statistical nature of sequences and uses that for sequence encoding, recognition, and recall.
Suphatchatwong Innovation Co., Ltd.

Semiconductor tool with a shield

A method includes loading a wafer onto a robot arm, wherein a shield is disposed over the wafer, moving the wafer from a first location to a second location, and unloading the wafer from the robot arm.. .
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.

Automated electrostatic bonding/de-bonding apparatus

An automated electrostatic bonding/de-bonding apparatus is used to automate a mating or separating process between a semiconductive wafer and a mobile electrostatic carrier (mesc). The apparatus includes a transfer enclosure, a robot arm, a bonding/de-bonding station, input/output (i/o) ports, i/o cassettes, and a control unit.

Substrate transfer device

A substrate transfer device 1 includes a casing 8 and a substrate conveying robot 7. A size of the casing 8 in a second direction y is more than a size of the casing 8 in a first direction x.
Kawasaki Robotics (usa), Inc.

Access control system to interference area

An access control system configured to manage access of a worker to an interference area that the worker and a robot share, includes the indicating lamps which are disposed at least in four directions from a center of the interference area, a door which opens and closes a gate of the interference area, a lock device which locks and unlocks the door, and a control device which controls the indicating lamps and the lock device corresponding to the operation of the robot.. .
Kawasaki Jukogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

System for determining position of a robot

A method for recognizing the position of a mobile robot by comparing images has the steps of a mobile robot illuminating a shooting area to be photographed using a monochromatic lighting unit, the mobile robot photographing the position image corresponding to the shooting area and a narrow band filter passes only the light emitted by the monochromatic lighting unit with the light having same wavelength emitted from the monochromatic lighting unit, reflective or light absorbing material are randomly placed on the shooting area to increase the contrast ratio, and the mobile robot acquiring the reference image corresponding to the trajectory of the mobile robot from the known position image set, wherein the known position image set corresponds to a predetermined trajectory and the known position image set includes a plurality of reference images. A mobile robot may have monochrome lighting for illuminating a shooting area to be photographed..

Container and robot communication in inventory system

The invention is a system in which containers communicate their specifications to a robot, preferably a robotic arm, in order to teach the robot how to handle the individual contents of the containers. Each container has a controller that stores information about that container's contents.

Methods and systems for ranking messaging bots

Exemplary embodiments relate to techniques for identifying messaging robots, or bots, to surface in response to a request. For example, in order to facilitate increased interaction between a user and a bot, a list of candidate bots that the user is likely to be interested in may be surfaced to the user in response to a search for a bot or a request that a bot perform a particular task.
Facebook, Inc.

Data management device, data management method, and robot system

A data management device includes: a storage unit which saves data; a display unit which displays information based on data saved in the storage unit; an input unit for inputting an instruction on whether to save data in the storage unit or not, if a free space in the storage unit is less than a preset capacity lower limit value before data is saved in the storage unit; and a data management unit which manages whether to save data in the storage unit or not, based on the instruction.. .
Seiko Epson Corporation

System and offloading robotic functions to network edge augmented clouds

A system and method for offloading scalable robotic tasks in a mobile robotics framework. The system comprises a cluster of mobile robots and they are connected with a back-end cluster infrastructure.
Tata Consultancy Services Limited

Control robot system, and robot system

In a robot system, a data amount of operation information (log) to be transferred or recorded is reduced, thereby enabling the operation information (log) to be transferred or recorded with a low load. The system has a control unit for controlling the operation of a robot of a robot device and transfers a log regarding the robot operation to a managing terminal.
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

Cognitive mimo radar with multi-dimensional hopping spread spectrum and interference-free windows for autonomous vehicles

This invention is related to a cognitive multi-input multi-output (mimo) radio frequency (or laser) radar with large-area synchronized multi-dimensional hopping spread spectrum and interference-free windows (ifws) for autonomous vehicles comprising of (1) analog component; (2) digital baseband component; (3) multi-dimensional hopping code generator; (4) large-area time synchronization; (5) cooperative ifw; and (6) cognitive engine. The new mimo radar can provide interference-free environmental perception intelligently by the multi-dimensional ifws formulated by beat-frequency hopping, beat-time hopping, discrete sequence (ds), cooperative ifw, array processing, and image denoising and fusion, etc.

Force sensor and robot

A force sensor includes a plurality of piezoelectric elements that output charge when subjected to an external force, each of the plurality of piezoelectric elements has two electrodes and a piezoelectric material provided between the two electrodes, and the piezoelectric elements are arranged without overlap with each other in a plan view as seen from a direction in which the two electrodes are arranged, and the piezoelectric elements are electrically series-connected. The piezoelectric materials of the plurality of piezoelectric elements are integrally formed..
Seiko Epson Corporation

Automated dosage-dispensing system for powdery substances, and ascertaining that the system is ready for operation

A system (1) dispenses dosages of a powdery substance. It has a robotic handler (2), a weighing module (8) with a weighing pan (9), at least one storage rack (4) for holding a plurality of dispensing heads (3) and at least one storage rack (6) for holding a plurality of vials (5), a dosage dispenser unit (11) with a dispensing head receiver (12), a vial handling tool (17) and a dispensing head handling tool (18), a tool-docking station (19) for the handling tools, and a controller terminal unit (20).
Mettler-toledo Gmbh

Internal dimension detection using contact direction sensitive probe

A robotic coordinate measurement machine (cmm) having a contact direction sensitive (cds) probe is usable to detect internal dimensions for an object of interest. A robot arm may contact a surface with the cds probe which may then detect a magnitude and direction of the resulting reaction force.
Amazon Technologies, Inc.

Robot, flexible gear, gearing, and manufacturing flexible gear

A robot includes a flexible gear formed by a ferrous material containing at least one or more kinds of elements of group 4 elements and group 5 elements in a range from 0.01 percent by mass to 0.5 percent by mass. The ferrous material contains at least one of nickel-chromium-molybdenum steel, maraging steel, and precipitation-hardened stainless steel..
Seiko Epson Corporation

Brake apparatus of external-rotor motor

A brake apparatus stops a rotor of an external-rotor motor that drives the head or a joint of a home robot. Frictional torque is generated when a friction pad presses a rotor surface even when a power source is switched off.
Nedec Co., Ltd.

Method and providing orientation related electrical signals from a robotic pool cleaner having an orientation sensor to a remote power supply via a two-wire cable

A robotic pool cleaner for cleaning surfaces of a pool including a housing having an upper portion disposed over a base to define an interior chamber. The base includes a water inlet and the upper portion has at least one water discharge port for discharging filtered water.
Aqua Products, Inc.

Substrate processing apparatus and manufacturing semiconductor device

Described herein is a technique capable of shortening the time required to reduce the oxygen concentration in a transfer chamber. According to the technique described herein, there is provided a substrate processing apparatus including: a transfer chamber wherein a substrate from a container is transported; a transfer robot configured to transfer the substrate through the transfer chamber; a purge gas supply mechanism configured to supply a purge gas into the transfer chamber; and a pressure control mechanism configured to control an inner pressure of the transfer chamber wherein the pressure control mechanism is provided at an exhaust channel wherethrough an inner atmosphere of the transfer chamber is exhausted, the pressure control mechanism including: an exhaust damper configured to fully open or fully close the exhaust channel; and an adjusting damper provided in the exhaust damper and configured to maintain the inner pressure of the transfer chamber at predetermined pressure..
Hitachi Kokusai Electric Inc.

Systems and methods for ion exchanging glass articles

Disclosed herein are systems and methods for ion exchanging glass articles. Methods for ion exchanging glass articles include receiving processing instructions from one or more user input devices, loading a cassette containing a plurality of glass articles into a molten salt bath of one or more ion exchange stations automatically with a robotic lift based on the processing instructions, removing the cassette from the molten salt bath automatically with the robotic lift after a predetermined time based on the processing instructions, and rotating the cassette automatically to drain fluid of the molten salt bath from the cassette..
Corning Incorporated

Automated truck unloader for unloading/unpacking product from trailers and containers

An automatic truck unloader for unloading/unpacking product, such as boxes or cases, from trailers and containers is disclosed. In one embodiment, a mobile base structure provides a support framework for a drive subassembly, conveyance subassembly, an industrial robot, a distance measurement subassembly, and a control subassembly.
Wynright Corporation

Storage and retrieval system

Bins or other storage units contained within a three-dimensional grid structure are arranged in cells, each of which has multiple storage units surrounding a central void or space on different sides thereof. This void space is slightly larger than each storage unit, enabling the unit to be pulled into the void by mechanical means, and allowing access to the bins on all sides of the void.
Attabotics Inc.

Chassis with linear and swiveling movements

The aim of the invention is to achieve a chassis for a robot, which has a low mass, is less susceptible to faults, allows for a continuous drive and an excellent steering capability, and which can overcome small obstacles and negative and positive bumps as well as develop an acceptable travel speed. The invention relates to a chassis (1) for a robot, a manipulator, a driving surface cleaning appliance and/or monitoring devices for navigating on surfaces which are suitable for adhesive modules (4) that can be subjected to a vacuum or electromagnetic force, said adhesive modules having adhesive feet (5) which are constantly facing the driving surface and can be lifted and lowered relative to the driving surface, wherein the adhesive modules (4) are arranged on an at least two-part base structure (1) and wherein a linear movement and a pivoting movement relative to the driving surface are possible.
Luzerner Werte Holding Ag

Connection structure

A connection structure in which a robot link member including a first wall, a second wall facing the first wall with an interval, and a connecting wall connecting the first wall and the second wall is connected with a member to be connected contacting a surface of the first wall of the link member, which does not face the second wall, the connection structure includes a bolt penetrating the first and second walls and including a head part contacting the second wall and a screw part screwed into the member to be connected, and a deformation preventing member sandwiched between the first and second walls by tightening the bolt to prevent or reduce deformation of the walls in a direction in which the walls become closer to each other.. .
Fanuc Corporation

Robot

A robot includes a movable part having a first internal space, a shock-absorbing section disposed outside the movable part, and having a second internal space, and a state switching section capable of switching between a first state of supplying a fluid from a fluid supply source to the first internal space and a second state of supplying the fluid from the fluid supply source to the second internal space. Further, the state switching section includes a first flow channel adapted to supply the fluid from the fluid supply source to the first internal space, a second flow channel adapted to supply the fluid from the fluid supply source to the second internal space, and a valve capable of adjusting opening/closing degrees of each of the first flow channel and the second flow channel..
Seiko Epson Corporation

Robot apparatus

The present invention provides a robot apparatus which can determine a contact state at a contact point without increasing the contact point, can be miniaturized, and also can decrease the cost. Contact points are provided in a hand device.
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

Workpiece conveying system

A workpiece conveying system is provided, which includes a workpiece including a workpiece main body, a cylindrical gripping part protruding from the workpiece main body, and an engaging plate attached to a tip-end surface of the gripping part, a chuck device including three jaws configured to grip the gripping part in radial directions of the gripping part, and a robot to which the chuck device is attached. The engaging plate includes an overhang part protruding from the gripping part along the tip-end surface of the gripping part, and an engaging slot, into which one of the three jaws fits, is formed in the overhang part..
Kawasaki Jukogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

Calculating a calibration parameter for a robot tool

A method calculates a calibration parameter for a robot tool. The method is based on the reception of an image dataset from medical imaging of an image volume via a first interface.
Siemens Healthcare Gmbh

Robot control apparatus and robot system

In order to set control with a high degree of freedom while taking into account a time response waveform, a robot control apparatus includes a control section that acquires a driving position of a driving section that drives a robot and a detection value of an operation force operating on the robot detected by a force detector, and controls the driving section based on the detection value, a first setting value, and a second setting value; a first display section that displays a detection waveform that is a time response waveform of the detection value; a second display section that displays a storage waveform that is a time response waveform of the operation force stored in a storage medium in advance; and a receiving section that receives setting of at least the second setting value.. .
Seiko Epson Corporation

Robot control device, a robot control method, and a picking device

According to one embodiment, a robot control device is used for a robot arm including a link and a motor for rotationally driving the link. The robot control device includes a derivation part.
Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

Deep machine learning methods and robotic grasping

Deep machine learning methods and apparatus related to manipulation of an object by an end effector of a robot. Some implementations relate to training a semantic grasping model to predict a measure that indicates whether motion data for an end effector of a robot will result in a successful grasp of an object; and to predict an additional measure that indicates whether the object has desired semantic feature(s).
Google Llc

Method and system for managing wireless networking of units inside robot

The present disclosure discloses a management method and system for wireless networking of units inside a robot. The system includes a control unit and a plurality of tributary units, wherein each tributary unit has a wireless transceiver module, and the units are in wireless communication with each other.
Nanjing Avatarmind Robot Technology Co., Ltd.

Systems and methods for remote operating and/or monitoring of a robot

Systems and methods for remote operating and/or monitoring of a robot are disclosed. In some exemplary implementations, a robot can be communicatively coupled to a remote network.
Brain Corporation

Robot and robot system

A robot includes: a base; a first arm which is provided on the base so as to be rotatable around a first rotation axis; and a second arm which is provided on the first arm so as to be rotatable around a second rotation axis having an axial direction different from the axial direction of the first rotation axis, an angle formed by the first arm and the second arm is set as 0°, when seen in the axial direction of the second rotation axis, and the second arm does not interfere with an attachment surface where the base is provided, when the angle is 0°.. .
Seiko Epson Corporation

Methods and systems for food preparation in a robotic cooking kitchen

The present disclosure is directed to methods, computer program products, and computer systems for instructing a robot to prepare a food dish by replacing the human chef's movements and actions. Monitoring a human chef is carried out in an instrumented application-specific setting, a standardized robotic kitchen in this instance, and involves using sensors and computers to watch, monitor, record and interpret the motions and actions of the human chef, in order to develop a robot-executable set of commands robust to variations and changes in the environment, capable of allowing a robotic or automated system in a robotic kitchen to prepare the same dish to the standards and quality as the dish prepared by the human chef..
Mbl Limited

Method and device for controlling robotic cleaner and electronic device

A method and a device are provided for controlling a robotic cleaner. According to an example of the method, an environment image of an area may be acquired, and a sub-area to be swept in the area may be determined based on the environment image.
Beijing Xiaomi Mobile Software Co., Ltd.

Machine learning device and robot system to learn processing order of laser processing robot and machine learning method thereof

A machine device for learning a processing order of a laser processing robot, includes a state observation unit that observes, as a state variable, one of a plasma light from a laser processing point of the laser processing robot and a processing sound from the laser processing point of the laser processing robot; a determination data obtaining unit that receives, as determination data, a cycle time in which the laser processing robot completes processing; and a learning unit that learns the processing order of the laser processing robot based on an output of the state observation unit and an output of the determination data obtaining unit.. .
Fanuc Corporation

Laser processing system

A laser processing system includes a laser oscillator, a laser beam emitting tool connected to the laser oscillator and supported by a first robot, the laser beam emitting tool emitting a laser beam supplied by the laser oscillator, and a laser processing tool which is supported by a second robot and which receives the laser beam emitted by the laser beam emitting tool and emits the laser beam toward a predetermined processing position.. .
Fanuc Corporation

Systems and methods for tracking tag management

Systems, methods and software products optimize installation and operation of an object tracking system. Performance of the athlete tracking system is continually monitored and optimized based upon one or more of: statically positioned tags, grouping tags within two or more tag sets to assign ping rates, selecting receiver configuration and aim dynamically based upon environmental and situational conditions.
Isolynx, Llc

Robotic capsule filling machine system

A robotic capsule filling machine system is disclosed. In particular, the system may include a robotic capsule filling machine that is controlled by a computing device, such as a tablet.
The Capsule Group, Inc.

Robotic surgical table adapter to reduce efficiency of energy transmission between attached robotic arms

Apparatus and methods for providing a surgical table base with sufficient stiffness and adjustable support members with force feedback are described herein. In some embodiments, a base for a surgical table includes a base body to which other components of a surgical table can be coupled.
Verb Surgical Inc.

Robotic surgical table with relatively high resonant frequency structure to reduce efficiency of energy transmission between attached robotic arms

Apparatus and methods for providing a surgical table base with sufficient stiffness and adjustable support members with force feedback are described herein. In some embodiments, a base for a surgical table includes a base body to which other components of a surgical table can be coupled.
Verb Surgical Inc.

Surgical robotic automation with tracking markers and controlled tool advancement

Devices, systems, and methods for aiding insertion of a surgical implant by providing a threaded guide tube configured to engage a threaded surgical instrument such that an end-effector of a robot may provide force to drive the surgical implant into a patient. In addition, devices, systems, and methods relating to a dilator system for use with a robotic system that allows independent and separate control of tools within the dilator system..
Globus Medical, Inc.

Surgical robot driving mechanism

A surgical robot comprising a surgical robot arm and a surgical instrument. The surgical robot arm terminates at its distal end in a drive assembly comprising a first drive interface element.
Cambridge Medical Robotics Limited

Power morcellation in a protected environment

A power morcellation system, apparatus, and methodology. Structurally, the device includes a sturdy, pliable (e.g., able to be inserted and retracted through a 10-15 mm morcellator port), distensible, waterproof/watertight retaining bag/pouch/carrier to be deployed into the pelvic cavity of the subject.
University Of South Florida

Operation table having robot arm

An embodiment of an operation table may include a table for loading a patient; a base buried or fixed to a floor; and a robot arm, a first end of the robot arm supported by the base and a second end of the robot arm supporting the table. The robot arm may include a vertical joint rotatable about a rotational axis extending in a horizontal direction; and a joint activation mechanism that activates the vertical joint.
Medicaroid Corporation

Systems and methods for autonomous intravenous needle insertion

Systems and methods for autonomous intravenous needle insertion are disclosed herein. In an embodiment, a system for autonomous intravenous insertion include a robot arm, one or more sensors pivotally attached to the robot arm for gathering information about potential insertion sites in a subject arm, a medical device pivotally attached to the robot arm, and a controller in communication with the sensors and the robot arm, wherein the controller receives the information from the sensors about potential insertion sites, and the controller selects a target insertion site and directs the robot arm to insert the medical device into the target insertion site..
Veebot Systems, Inc.

Wire-assembly invasive biosensors

In some aspects, an apparatus for a biosensor includes a sensor wire and a rigid member. The rigid member may be coupled to the sensor wire and include a contact surface.
Verily Life Sciences Llc

Robotic knee testing (rkt) device having decoupled drive capability and systems and methods providing the same

Various limb manipulation and evaluation devices are provided. The devices generally include three drives, namely a first drive configured to manipulate a first bone relative to a second bone in a first direction, a second drive configured to manipulate the first bone relative to the second bone in a second direction, a third drive configured to manipulate the first bone relative to the second bone in a second direction.
Ermi, Inc.

Robot system

A power-saving robot system includes at least one peripheral device and a mobile robot. The peripheral device includes a controller having an active mode and a hibernation mode, and a wireless communication component capable of activation in the hibernation mode.
Irobot Corporation

Fully-automatic intelligent multi-wok cooking method

The invention relates to the technical field of robotics, in particular to a fully-automatic intelligent multi-wok cooking method. The cooking method is characterized in that it includes at least the following steps: a driving mechanism drives the cooking woks to the food ingredient storage and supply system for ingredient fetching; after ingredient fetching action is completed, the cooking woks are heated while being rotated for wok tossing; wok moving, ingredient fetching, wok heating and tossing repeats until cooking completes, the cooking wok(s) is(are) then driven to the product delivery system for dishing.

Stem detector for crops in a high-wire cultivation system

A plant detection device is provided that includes a robotic arm having gripping element that includes first and second curved grippers with opposing concave surfaces that move between an open and closed states, and the arm moves and vibrates the gripping element, a proximity force sensor that is disposed on the gripper and outputs a measurement signal of a force between the gripping element and an outgrowth from a stem of a plant under test to a computer, a force and frequency sensor that is orthogonal to the proximity force sensor outputs a gripping force measurement and a frequency response measurement of the stem of the plant under test to the computer, where the computer moves the gripping and vibrating arm according to the sensor signal outputs.. .
Wageningen Universiteit

Harvesting robots for hydroponics

Robots for autonomous harvesting of hydroponically grown organic matter with different harvesters are disclosed. The autonomous harvesting involves using one or more robots to (1) navigate a hydroponics arrangement or environment to arrive at locations of harvestable organic matter, (2) identify mature organic matter for harvesting from under-ripe or over-ripe organic matter using the robot's sensors, (3) identify the irregular positions and the irregular extraction points at which the mature organic matter is to be correctly harvested using the robot's sensors, (4) harvest the organic matter at the identified positions using the robot harvester, and (5) place the extracted organic matter into a storage bay for delivery to a packaging or shipment station.
Invia Robotics, Inc.

Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute Of Science And Technology

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Card payment system test support apparatus and use

In some embodiments, apparatuses and methods are provided to support the testing of card interface systems. Some embodiments provide apparatuses to support a card payment system during robotic testing, comprising: a frame configured to cooperate with the separate card payment system; a card chip guide extending from the frame and comprising a first and second card contact surfaces extending from the frame at a first position such that interior ends of the first and second card contact surfaces are configured to align with a card slot of the card payment system; and a card strip guide extending from the frame and comprises third and fourth card contact surfaces that taper with an alignment slot separating the third and fourth card contact surfaces, wherein the alignment slot is configured to align with a card slide of the card payment system when the card payment system is cooperated with the frame..
Wal-mart Stores, Inc.

Cognitive robotics analyzer

Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for a cognitive robotics analyzer are disclosed. In one aspect, a method includes the actions of receiving, for each user characteristic of a plurality of user characteristics, first data that identifies one or more first actions that perform a first process and second data that identifies one or more second actions that perform a second process that is labeled as similar to the first process.
Accenture Global Solutions Limited

Communications system with smart agent robots for accessing message data

A communications system with smart agent robots includes a message interface, a first agent robot, a friend agent robot and a friend message interface. The message interface is used for inputting message data.
Gemtek Technology Co., Ltd.

System and workstation for the design, fabrication and assembly of bio-material constructs

A bioassembly system having a tissue/object modeling software component fully and seamlessly integrated with a robotic bioassembly workstation component for the computer-assisted design, fabrication and assembly of biological and non-biological constructs. The robotic bioassembly workstation includes a six-axis robot providing the capability for oblique-angle printing, printing by non-sequential planar layering, and printing on print substrates having variable surface topographies, enabling fabrication of more complex bio-constructs including tissues, organs and vascular trees..
Advanced Solutions Life Sciences, Llc

Robotic creature and operation

A robotic creature system includes an actuatable head defining eyes, an eyelid mechanism, a body, a drivetrain, and a set of sensors. A method for robotic creature operation includes: detecting an event associated with a technological imperfection and automatically performing a set of expressive actions associated with the event..
Robert Bosch Start-up Platform North America, Llc, Series 1

Following system for mobile robot to follow moving object

A following system according to an embodiment, in which a mobile robot follows a moving object, includes a first camera and a mobile robot. The first camera is worn by the moving object and is used to photograph a scene in front of the moving object.
Hanwha Land Systems Co., Ltd.

Autonomous path treatment systems and methods

An autonomous path treatment system and associated path treatment method uses a mobile path recording device having a locator, a processor and firmware to capture a sequence of coordinates and directions of travel of a path as the mobile device is moved along the path and generate a path program file. The system also has an autonomous path treatment robot having: a treatment mechanism for treating the path; a controller having a processor and memory storing firmware that when executed obeys steps of the path program file to control the motor and the treatment mechanism to treat the path; and a server configured to execute a path program to process the captured sequence of coordinates and directions into the path program file containing instructions for controlling the autonomous path treatment robot to treat the path based upon the coordinates..
Left Hand Robotics, Inc.

Silicon wafer transportation system

A wafer transfer system for use in a photolithography system including a wafer storage apparatus, a pre-alignment apparatus, a buffer stage and a wafer stage is disclosed, which includes: a dual-arm robot, configured to take a wafer to be exposed from the wafer storage apparatus and transfer it onto the pre-alignment apparatus and further configured to remove an exposed wafer from the buffer stage and place it back into the wafer storage apparatus; a wafer-loading linear robot, configured to transfer a pre-aligned wafer onto the wafer stage; and a wafer-unloading linear robot, configured to transfer the exposed wafer onto the buffer stage. The dual-arm robot, the wafer-loading linear robot and the wafer-unloading linear robot can operate in parallel so as to achieve time savings in the wafer transfers..
Shanghai Micro Electronics Equipment (group) Co. Ltd.

Leak check system and checking leak using the same

A leak check system is provided, which supplies air to inspection target space that an object to be inspected has and checks leak based on a pressure change of inspection target space. System includes pedestal, robotic arm including plurality of arm bodies serially coupled from pedestal, robot control device configured to control operation of robotic arm, air supply hand, having air discharge part connected to object to be inspected to discharge air into inspection target space, and attachably and detachably attached to a tip-end part of robotic arm, air supply source, air supply pipe configured to lead air from air supply source to air discharge part, pressure sensor, provided to air supply pipe, and configured to send detected pressure data to robot control device, and air supply mechanism of which supply of air from air supply source to air discharge part is controlled by robot control device..
Kawasaki Jukogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

Device and dismantling explosive devices

A device for dismantling explosive devices, the device may include a handle for carrying the robot; a camera; infrared illumination elements; a payload compartment that is configured to hold, in a releasable manner, an explosive device dismantling payload; laser markers that are configured to be at a predefined spatial relationship with an optical axis of the explosive device dismantling payload; a transceiver; a controller that is configured to control the robot, at least partially in response to commands that are received by the transceiver; a base; and a rotation and tilt assembly for moving the payload compartment in relation to the base. The device may be without a driving unit for driving the device from one location to the other..

Storage containers and bins

A container for use in a robotic storage and picking system is described. The container includes a base and four sides, at least two of the sides being provided with apertures therein to enable fluids to flow therethrough..
Ocado Innovation Limited

Self-propelled robotic pool cleaner and water skimmer

A robotic pool cleaner can operate while submerged to clean floor and side wall surface areas of the pool. A second embodiment of the pool cleaner can clean debris while skimming water along the top surface of the pool water.
Aqua Products, Inc.

Optical glass and optical component

Provided is an optical glass having a high refractive index, a low density, and good manufacturing properties. An optical glass having: a refractive index (nd) of 1.68 to 1.85; a density (d) of 4.0 g/cm3 or less; and a temperature where a viscosity of glass becomes log η=2 of 950 to 1200° c., and an optical component using the optical glass are provided.
Asahi Glass Company, Limited

Semiconductor wafer handling and transport

A substrate processing system including at least two vertically stacked transport chambers, each of the vertically stacked transport chambers including a plurality of openings arranged to form vertical stacks of openings configured for coupling to vertically stacked process modules, at least one of the vertically stacked transport chambers includes at least one transport chamber module arranged for coupling to another transport chamber module to form a linear transport chamber and another of the at least two stacked transport chambers including at least one transport chamber module arranged for coupling to another transport chamber module to form another linear transport chamber, and a transport robot disposed in each of the transport chamber modules, where a joint of the transport robot is locationally fixed along a linear path formed by the respective linear transport chamber.. .
Brooks Automation, Inc.

Workpiece supplying device, robot, and robot system

A workpiece supplying device includes a pallet that has a stepped portion and accommodates a workpiece, a vibration unit that applies vibration to the pallet, and a posture change unit that changes a posture of the workpiece.. .
Seiko Epson Corporation

Autonomous mobile picking

An order-picking method includes autonomously routing a plurality of mobile robotic units in an order fulfillment facility and picking articles to or putting articles from the robotic units in the order fulfillment facility. A material-handling robotic unit that is adapted for use in an order fulfillment facility includes an autonomous mobile vehicle base and a plurality of article receptacles positioned on the base.
Dematic Corp.

Vehicle based charging station robot arm control

A system that performs a method is disclosed. Whether a charging station is available to charge the vehicle is determined.
Faraday&future Inc.

Robot device comprising a driven unit, and application method

A robot device having a driven unit is proposed, wherein the driven unit is conceived for approaching surfaces. The driven unit according to the present invention is covered with a protective layer from a coating material which is electrically conductive and has a thickness of at least 4 millimeters..
Waelischmiller Engineering Gmbh

Robot apparatus, robot controlling method, program and recording medium

A joint driving unit driving a joint of a robot arm includes a motor, a speed reducer transmitting rotation of the motor in a variable speed, an input side encoder detecting a rotation angle of a rotation shaft of the motor, and an output side encoder detecting a rotation angle of an output shaft of the speed reducer. When positioning the end effector at a working start position at which predetermined work is started, operation of the robot is set to an output based control mode in which an angle of a joint is feedback controlled based on an angle detection value from the output side encoder.
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

Force detection sensor, force sensor, torque sensor, and robot

A force detection sensor includes a base member having a first surface subjected to an external force and a second surface having a normal direction different from the first surface, and electrode fingers placed on the second surface, wherein an arrangement direction of the electrode fingers is different from the normal direction of the first surface in a plan view of the second surface. Further, the second surface includes a surface of a piezoelectric material.
Seiko Epson Corporation

Robotic payment grip apparatus and use

In some embodiments, robotic payment card grip apparatuses are providing, comprising: a body comprising: an end base; a first extended wall extending from the end base to a distal end and a second extended wall extending from the end base; and a card gap defined between the first extended wall and the second extended wall wherein the first extended wall is separated from the second extended wall by the card gap; wherein each of the first and second extended walls comprises: an exterior robot end effector grip, and at least first and second alignment protrusions separated from each other by a grip area of the end effector grip and formed extending away from the grip area and away from the card gap and configured to guide an alignment of a robot end effector.. .
Wal-mart Stores, Inc.

Electric apparatus mounting device and method

This electric apparatus mounting device includes: a robot side contact jig which is provided to an end effector mounted to an arm of a robot and which has a robot side contact; and an electric apparatus side contact jig which is detachably provided to an electric apparatus and which has an electric apparatus side contact electrically connected with the electric apparatus. The robot side contact jig and the electric apparatus side contact jig are configured such that the robot side contact and the electric apparatus side contact are in a connection state in a state that the electric apparatus is held by the end effector.
Kawasaki Jukogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

Robotic user interface puck support apparatus and use

In some embodiments, apparatuses and methods are provided herein useful to test user interfaces of systems. Some embodiments provide a puck support apparatus comprising: a base; a first support and a second support both supported by the base and extending away from the base in generally a first direction; wherein the first support comprises a first channel formed at an angle relative to the first direction; and wherein the second support comprises a second channel formed at the angle relative to the first direction and mirroring the first channel; and wherein the first support at the first channel is separated from the second support by at least a robotic effector threshold distance..
Wal-mart Stores, Inc.

Anti-collision system and anti-collision method

An anti-collision system uses for preventing an object collide with automatic robotic arm. Wherein, the automatic robotic arm includes a controller.
Institute For Information Industry

Method of controlling robotic arm with human-computer interaction, and terminal and system for same

A method of controlling a robotic arm with human-computer interaction, and terminal and system for the same are provided. The method of controlling the robotic arm with human-computer interaction includes: virtualizing a robotic arm to provide a virtual robotic arm having at least two movable nodes on a screen, and designating a distal movable node of the at least two movable nodes as a target node; when the target node is triggered, responding to a drag-and-drop operation by a user and generating a moving path according to a path of the drag-and-drop operation on the target node; and generating a controlling signal for controlling a motion of the robotic arm based on the moving path, and controlling the robotic arm to move according to a motion of the virtual robotic arm based on control of the controlling signal..
Shenzhen Xiaor Geek Technology Co., Ltd

Robotic grasping of items in inventory system

Robotic arms or manipulators can be utilized to grasp inventory items within an inventory system. Information can be obtained about constraints relative to relevant elements of a process of transferring the item from place to place.
Amazon Technologies, Inc.

Robot and robot system

A robot includes a first control device; and one or more second control devices to be controlled by the first control device. The second control device controls a control target controlled by the second control device at a predetermined cycle.
Seiko Epson Corporation

Industrial robot

An industrial robot may include a plurality of hands structured to mount the transfer objects; an arm comprising a front end side and a base end side, the hands being rotatably joined with the front end side of the arm; and a main body portion to which the base end side of the arm is rotatably joined. The main body portion may include an elevating unit to which the base end side of the arm is rotatably joined on a top surface side thereof, a housing which holds the elevating unit to be raised/lowered and in which at least part of a bottom end of the elevating unit is housed, and an elevating mechanism structured to raise and lower the elevating unit.
Nidec Sankyo Corporation

Vertical accumulation in a treatment line

Disclosed is an accumulation device, for accumulating products conveyed within an industrial treatment line, including a set of horizontal trays, arranged in a tray zone as a vertical stack, further including a manipulator, such as a robot, for transferring products between a substantially horizontal closed belt type conveyor and the uppermost tray of the bottom portion of the stack. The trays are movable in the vertical direction, at least in order to bring at a predetermined height the tray to be loaded or unloaded.
Gebo Cermex Canada Inc.

A machining, and a robot system

The present invention discloses a method and system for machining a work piece by a machining tool, and a robot system using the same. The method comprises: defining a customized contact point on the machining tool by setting a contact point height of the machining tool; moving the machining tool against the work piece to apply predefined machining feeds.
Abb Schweiz Ag

Manufacturing machine

A manufacturing machine is capable of subtractive manufacturing and additive manufacturing for a workpiece. The manufacturing machine includes: a first headstock and a second headstock disposed in a first processing area and configured to hold a workpiece; a lower tool rest and a tool spindle disposed in the first processing area and configured to hold a tool to be used for subtractive manufacturing for the workpiece; an additive manufacturing head disposed in a second processing area; and a robot arm configured to hold a workpiece and transport the workpiece between the first processing area and the second processing area.
Dmg Mori Co., Ltd.

Nut runner system

Nut runner system which includes holder table having tightening point at one end and coupling part at other end, and configured to hold plurality of bits, and nut runner main body including carrier coupled to wrist part of robotic arm, spindle supported by carrier, and bit changer coupled to spindle and which one of plurality of bits is attached. Coupling part of each of plurality of bits has an engaging hole coaxial with tightening point, and annular protrusion that continues in circumferential directions is formed in inner circumferential surface of engaging hole.
Kawasaki Jukogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

Bending device

A bending device according to one aspect of the present invention includes a track device which linearly extends in a predetermined direction, first and second bases placed on the track device and movable on the track device, a first robot mounted on the first base, a second robot mounted on the second base, and a bending mechanism which is disposed at each end of the first and second robots and grips and bends the workpiece. The first robot is a multi-articulated robot including a joint rotatable around an axis vertical to the first base and a joint rotatable around an axis parallel to the axial direction of the workpiece.
Opton Co., Ltd.

Gross positioning device and related systems and methods

Disclosed herein are gross positioning systems for use with robotic surgical devices to provide gross positioning of the robotic surgical devices. The gross positioning systems have a base, a first arm link operably coupled to the base, a second arm link operably coupled to the first arm link, a third arm link operably coupled to the second arm link, and a slidable coupling component slidably coupled to the third arm link..
Board Of Regents Of The University Of Nebraska

A surgical drape for transferring drive

A surgical robotic drape for enveloping a surgical robotic arm that comprises a drive assembly for providing drive to an instrument, the drive assembly comprising an interface for coupling to a corresponding interface of the instrument, the drape comprising: a covering for enveloping the robotic arm to define a sterile boundary thereover; an interface element attached to the covering, the interface element being configured to engage the drive assembly interface and the instrument interface to couple the drive assembly to the instrument to thereby provide drive to the instrument through the drape; and a guiding structure attached to the covering for locating the interface element relative to the drive assembly interface, the guiding structure being deformable between a storage configuration for when the drape is to be stored, and an operative configuration in which the guiding structure is configured to attach to the robotic arm to position the interface element with respect to the interface of the drive assembly for engagement therewith.. .
Cambridge Medical Robotics Ltd

Methods, systems, and devices for control of surgical tools in a robotic surgical system

Techniques for a surgical system are provided that allow controlling a force applied by an electromechanical surgical tool coupled to an electromechanical surgical arm. A force limiter can be associated with at least one of the surgical arm and the tool and is used to limit the force applied by jaws of the tool to tissue when the tissue is engaged therebetween or when the tissue is otherwise manipulated.
Ethicon Endo-surgery, Llc

Robotic devices and systems for performing single incision procedures and natural orifice translumenal endoscopic surgical procedures, and methods of configuring robotic devices and systems

Example surgical systems include end-effector assembly, arm assembly, and elbow joint assembly. Arm assembly includes proximal and distal ends.
Bio-medical Engineering (hk) Limited

Controlling robotic surgical instruments with bidirectional coupling

A surgical system for connection to a robotic arm includes an instrument drive unit and a surgical instrument detachably coupled to the instrument drive unit. The instrument drive unit includes a motor assembly and an adapter assembly.
Covidien Lp

Grip force control in a robotic surgical instrument

Surgical assemblies, instruments, and related methods are disclosed that control tissue gripping force. A method for controlling grip force in a robotic surgical instrument includes actuating an input link of a spring assembly.
Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.

Robotic surgical system with patient support

A robotic surgery system for supporting a patient and a robotic surgical manipulator. The robotic surgery system includes a base, a pillar coupled to the base at a first end and extending vertically upwardly to an opposing second end, and an attachment structure coupled to the second end of the pillar.
Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.

Cleaning pad for a robot cleaner

A cleaning pad for a robot cleaner includes a back piece, an absorbent sheet, and a water permeable web. The water permeable web has a web body which is of such a dimension as to form a downward draping unit to shield the absorbent sheet.
Kang Na Hsiung Enterprise Co., Ltd.

Powered bait device and methods of use thereof

Provided herein are embodiments of a motion-generating apparatus capable of inducing tail deflection in a fish suitable for use as fishing bait when introduced therein. The device may be capable of being inserted into any number of fishing bait decoys either artificial or natural.
Magurobotics Llc

Robotic vehicle with adjustable operating area

A robotic vehicle may include one or more functional components configured to execute a lawn care function, a sensor network comprising one or more sensors configured to detect conditions proximate to the robotic vehicle, a positioning module configured to determine robotic vehicle position while the robotic vehicle traverses a parcel, and a boundary management module configured to enable the robotic vehicle to be operated within a bounded area. The bounded area may include a variable boundary, and the boundary management module may be configured to receive instructions from an operator to adjust the variable boundary..
Husqvarna Ab

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

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Smart and connected object view presentation system and apparatus

System and apparatus for providing service of view presentation focusing on automatically tracked object to service users, where each service user has individually specified target object of interest. The system comprises a field overviewing device to provide high resolution field overview image and to support object tracking and positioning; a telescopic mast device to support variable filed overviewing configurations and to provide a mobile system platform; and a computerized view presentation service center to provide individually specified target object view presentation to connected service users via a networked communication device.

Edge ring centering method using ring dynamic alignment data

A system for determining an alignment of an edge ring on a substrate support includes a robot control module configured to control a robot to place the edge ring onto the substrate support and retrieve the edge ring from the substrate support. An alignment module is configured to determine a plurality of first positions of the edge ring on the robot prior to being placed onto the substrate support and determine a plurality of second positions of the edge ring on the robot subsequent to being retrieved from the substrate support.
Lam Research Corporation

Electric cable

An electric cable includes at least one electric wire, and a plurality of string-shaped bodies each extending in a longitudinal direction of the electric cable and twisting with one another around the at least one electric wire being a core. The plurality of string-shaped bodies has connection parts twisting with one another excluding the at least one electric wire.
Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.

Method for operating a self-propelled cleaning device

A method for operating a self-propelled cleaning device, in particular a vacuuming and/or wiping robot, the cleaning device traveling in one or more rooms on the basis of a stored room map and, if necessary, carrying out cleaning jobs. The cleaning device furthermore receives information from a fire sensor, in particular initiates an emergency call in the event of a fire alarm.
Vorwerk & Co. Interholding Gmbh

Program generating apparatus

A program generating apparatus includes a machining program generating unit configured to generate a machining program for controlling a wire electrical discharge machine so as to machine a workpiece in accordance with a machining shape of the workpiece input by a user and so as to fix a core which is produced when the workpiece is machined, to the workpiece. In the program generating apparatus, a core handling program generating unit generates a core handling program for controlling a robot so as to remove the core from the workpiece by applying an impact to the core in accordance with the input machining shape of the workpiece..
Fanuc Corporation

Method for optimizing motion profiles, computer program product, control device and installation or robot

A method for optimizing at least one motion profile, a computer program product for performing the method and a related control device for this purpose, wherein commencing from a master motion profile, at least one slave motion profile describes a motion of an actuator, the respective slave motion profile being connected via a cam disk function and/or a kinematic transformation, where the motion profiles are divided into areas, based constraints of slave motion profiles, the maximum speed of the master motion profile is computed for each area, a difference between the highest and the lowest maximum speed is selected, the area having the highest maximum speed is subsequently reduced, and the area having the lowest maximum speed is enlarged, until the difference between the two maximum speeds is less than a tolerance.. .
Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

Behavior identification device, air conditioner, and robot control device

Wherein the basic distribution is calculated as a sensor value distribution that is a base when each sensor value distribution is assumed to be a vector based on a set of the sensor value distributions obtained in advance for each of a plurality of types of the behavior.. .

Concierge robot system, concierge service method, and concierge robot

A concierge robot system, a concierge service method, and a concierge robot are provided. The system provides an antificial intelligence type of concierge service, and includes: a user interface device that receives an external image and an external voice, and outputs the received image or voice on a screen or by voice; a storage device where a program that provides data through the user interface device based on learning data generated by using a neural network model is stored; and a processor that executes the program, wherein the program includes instructions for recognizing an emotion of a user, identified from the external image based on the learning data, outputting data that represents an emotion according to the emotion recognition to the screen, generating a conversation sentence that corresponds to natural language of web data externally collected through web scraping based on the learning data and outputting it by voice, generating user recommendation data for the identified user based on the learning data, and outputting the user recommendation data on the screen or processing it into natural language and outputting a corresponding conversation sentence by voice..
Roborus Co., Ltd.

Tube array type nitrogen canister

A tube-array-type liquid nitrogen container includes a container body having a mouth; a tube array component received in the container body; and a top cap sealing the mouth from above. The top cap is rotatable in the mouth.
Shanghai Origincell Medical Technology Co., Ltd.

Method and programmable robotic rotary mill cutting of multiple nested tubulars

A methodology and apparatus for cutting shape(s) or profile(s) through well tubular(s), or for completely circumferentially severing through multiple tubulars, including all tubing, pipe, casing, liners, cement, other material encountered in tubular annuli. This rigless apparatus utilizes a computer controlled, downhole robotic three-axis rotary mill to effectively generate a shape(s) or profile(s) through, or to completely sever in a 360 degree horizontal plane wells with multiple, nested strings of tubulars whether the tubulars are concentrically aligned or eccentrically aligned.
Tetra Applied Technologies, Inc.

Agv comb-type transfer robot

An agv comb-type transfer robot, comprising: a lifting frame (2), comb teeth being mounted on the lifting frame (2); and a traveling frame (1), a comb tooth lifting apparatus (15) being mounted on the traveling frame (1), and a traveling drive mechanism (13) and a central control system being mounted in the traveling frame (1). The comb tooth lifting apparatus (15) comprises a lifting drive motor (151) and a gear set (152) in transmission connection with the motor (151).
Shenzhen Yeefung Robotics & Dynamics Ltd.

Underwater station

An underwater station that may include a filter manipulator that is arranged to input, without human intervention, a filter into a pool cleaning robot that is located in a filter replacement position and to assist, without human intervention, in positioning the filter at a filtering position in which the filter is at least partially disposed within a fluid path formed between a first fluid opening and a second fluid opening of the housing thereby allowing the filter to apply a filtering operation on fluid that passes through the fluid path.. .
Maytronics Ltd.

Method and device for remotely controlling robotic pool cleaner

A method for remotely operating a robotic pool cleaner may include providing a robotic pool cleaner comprising a housing: a propulsion drive configured to propel the robotic pool cleaner along a surface of a pool; a pump for drawing liquid from the pool into the housing, so as to trap dirt and debris from the surface of the pool into a filter; a controller configured to communicate with a portable communication device, and control the propulsion drive in accordance with commands received from a the portable communication device; using the portable communication device, obtaining one or more characteristics of a surface of the pool; displaying a graphical representation of the pool on a display of the portable communication device; receiving a user input from a user via an input interface of the portable communication device; translating the user input into a command; and transmitting the command to a controller of the robotic pool cleaner, for execution by the robotic pool cleaner.. .
Aquatron Robotic Technology Ltd.

Automated-service retail system and method

A combination automated-service and self-service store for implementation at brick-and-mortar retail locations is provided. The store and corresponding method of implementation is an automated-service model in which robots, deployed at the brick-and-mortar location, fill orders for fungible goods placed by customers either online or in-store.
Alert Innovation Inc.

Device for wrapping products

A system for wrapping sets of products with a stretch film has a first conveyor belt with the incoming products, a second outgoing conveyor belt with the products wrapped in the stretch film, and one or more devices for wrapping the products with a stretch film, each device being provided with a handling robot with a handling end, to which a wrapping and gripping assembly is fixed that includes a wrapping head for wrapping the stretch film and gripping elements for gripping and rotating the products while the stretch film is wrapped.. .
Bema S.r.l.

Quadrant configuration of robotic vehicles cross-reference to related applications

Systems, apparatus and methods to implement sectional design (e.g., in quadrants) of an autonomous vehicle may include modular construction techniques to assemble an autonomous vehicle from multiple structural sections. The multiple structural sections may be configured to implement radial and bilateral symmetry.
Zoox, Inc.

System of configuring active lighting to indicate directionality of an autonomous vehicle

Systems, apparatus and methods may be configured to implement actively-controlled light emission from a robotic vehicle. A light emitter(s) of the robotic vehicle may be configurable to indicate a direction of travel of the robotic vehicle and/or display information (e.g., a greeting, a notice, a message, a graphic, passenger/customer/client content, vehicle livery, customized livery) using one or more colors of emitted light (e.g., orange for a first direction and purple for a second direction), one or more sequences of emitted light (e.g., a moving image/graphic), or positions of light emitter(s) on the robotic vehicle (e.g., symmetrically positioned light emitters).
Zoox, Inc.

Drilling apparatus and drilling method

Prior to lining a main pipe, a marker configured as a receiving coil 33 is disposed at the center 12b of a lateral pipe opening or at a position separated a predetermined distance s from the center thereof. An in-pipe robot 20 is loaded coaxially or separated by the predetermined distance with a rotatable drilling blade 31 for drilling a hole in a main pipe lining material 13 that blocks the lateral pipe opening and a transmitting coil 40 that detects a marker position.
Shonan Gosei-jushi Seisakusho K.k.

Clutched joint modules having a quasi-passive elastic actuator for a robotic assembly

A clutched joint module of a robotic system comprising an output member operable to couple to a first support member of a robotic system; an input member operable to couple to a second support member of the robotic system; a primary actuator operable to apply a primary torque to the output member to rotate the first and second support members relative to one another about an axis of rotation of the clutched joint module; a quasi-passive elastic actuator coupled to the input member and operable to apply an augmented torque to the output member that combines with the primary torque to rotate the output member about the axis of rotation: and a clutch mechanism operably coupled to the primary actuator and the quasi-passive elastic actuator operable in an engaged state or a disengaged state to actuate and deactivate the quasi-passive elastic actuator and to facilitate application or removal of the augmented torque.. .
Sarcos Corp.

Clutched joint modules for a robotic system

A clutched joint module comprising an output member and an input member rotatable relative to each other about an axis of rotation; a primary actuator operable to apply a primary torque to rotate the output member about the axis of rotation; and a clutch mechanism operable between an engaged state and a disengaged state to facilitate application of the primary torque. The clutch mechanism can comprise a plurality of plates and an actuator operable to compress the plurality of plates to cause the clutch mechanism to function in the engaged state.
Sarcos Corp.

Unpacking device for unpacking an additively manufactured three-dimensional object from the surrounding construction material

An unpacking device (4) for unpacking an additively manufactured three-dimensional object (2) from the unsolidified construction material (3) surrounding it after completion of an additive construction process, wherein the unpacking device (4) is formed as a robot (7) having at least three robot axes (a1-a6), especially an industrial robot, wherein at least one unpacking tool (10) is arranged or formed on a robot axis (a6), which is provided for unpacking an additively manufactured three-dimensional object (2) from the unsolidified construction material (3) surrounding it after completion of an additive construction process, or the unpacking device (4) comprises at least one such robot (7).. .
Cl Schutzrechtsverwaltungs Gmbh

Force detection device and robot

A force detection device with a structure able to improve the accuracy for force-detection. A force detection device with a deforming member to be deformed under an external force, the force detection device comprising a fixation part which is a part fixed to an attachment to which the force detection device is to be attached.
Fanuc Corporation

Embodied dialog and embodied speech authoring tools for use with an expressive social robot

A social robot provides more believable, spontaneous, and understandable expressive communication via embodied communication capabilities by which a robot can express one or more of: paralinguistic audio expressions, sound effects or audio/vocal filters, expressive synthetic speech or pre-recorded speech, body movements and expressive gestures, body postures, lighting effects, aromas, and on-screen content, such as graphics, animations, photos, videos. These are coordinated with produced speech to enhance the expressiveness of the communication and non-verbal communication apart from speech communication..
Jibo, Inc.

Robot device, controlling the same, computer program, and robot system

Provided is a robot device including an image input unit for inputting an image of surroundings, a target object detection unit for detecting an object from the input image, an object position detection unit for detecting a position of the object, an environment information acquisition unit for acquiring surrounding environment information of the position of the object, an optimum posture acquisition unit for acquiring an optimum posture corresponding to the surrounding environment information for the object, an object posture detection unit for detecting a current posture of the object from the input image, an object posture comparison unit for comparing the current posture of the object to the optimum posture of the object, and an object posture correction unit for correcting the posture of the object when the object posture comparison unit determines that there is a predetermined difference or more between the current posture and the optimum posture.. .
Sony Corporation

In-process calibration system for robot moving in one or more axes

The invention is an in-process calibration system. It is not an open loop system or a closed loop system, but a hybrid system that retains both the low propensity for error of the closed loop system and the simplicity of the open loop system.

Failure diagnostic device and failure diagnostic method

A failure diagnostic device includes a torque detector that detects disturbance torques applied to joint shafts included in a multi-axis robot, a torque grouping circuit that groups the disturbance torques according to a content of an operation executed by the multi-axis robot upon detection of each disturbance torque, a torque correction circuit that obtains a corrected disturbance torque standardized between a plurality of operations with different contents based on a representative value preliminarily set for each grouped disturbance torque and the disturbance torque detected by the torque detector, and a failure diagnostic circuit that performs a failure diagnosis on the multi-axis robot by comparing the corrected disturbance torque with a threshold.. .
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

Robot to human feedback

Example implementations may relate to a robotic system configured to provide feedback. In particular, the robotic system may determine a model of an environment in which the robotic system is operating.
X Development Llc

Mobile robot system, mobile robot, and controlling the mobile robot system

Disclosed herein are a mobile robot system and a mobile robot capable of receiving information about moving space received from another mobile robot from an external server, and then performing deep learning based on the information about the moving space so as to travel safely and flexibly in various environments.. .

Articulated robot actuator

The present invention relates to an articulated robot actuator capable of minimizing the volume and weight thereof, securing flexibility to avoid mechanical friction, and complexly actuating a plurality of joints of an articulated robot having a multi-joint muscle structure to enable a natural movement.. .
Sg Robotics Co., Ltd.

Sample treatment system

A sample treatment system includes a robot that includes a main body with a plurality of arms and a plurality of hand tools to be detachably attached to the plurality of arms, and a treatment instrument for treating a sample is disposed within the reach of the hand tools attached to the plurality of arms. The robot selects and puts on suitable hand tools according to a treatment to be performed on a sample to treat the sample..
The University Of Tokyo

Automated end effector component reloading system for use with a robotic system

A surgical instrument. The surgical instrument includes an end effector that comprises a staple channel and an anvil that is movably translatable relative to the staple channel.
Ethicon Llc

Coating surfaces by a dod application method

Provided is a method of coating at least an area of a surface by a drop-on-demand (dod) method, comprising the steps of providing a dod dispensing head (1) with at least two individually controllable nozzles (2) arranged in a row, which is moved by a robotic device, applying a movement to the dod dispensing head parallel while maintaining a distance between the nozzles (2) and the surface, wherein the movement comprises a rotation of the dispensing head around an axis perpendicular to the surface, dispensing discrete amounts of a the liquid coating material through the at least one nozzle onto the surface, wherein firing of the at least 2 nozzles is triggered non-synchronously by a control unit.. .

Object tracking system optimization and optimizers

Systems, methods and software products optimize installation and operation of an object tracking system. Performance of the athlete tracking system is continually monitored and optimized based upon one or more of: statically positioned tags, grouping tags within two or more tag sets to assign ping rates, selecting receiver configuration and aim dynamically based upon environmental and situational conditions.
Isolynx, Llc

Multi-posture lower limb rehabilitation robot

The application presents a multi-posture lower limb rehabilitation robot, which includes a robot base and a training bed. The training bed comprises two sets of leg mechanisms, a seat, a seat width adjustment mechanism, a mechanism for adjusting the gravity center of human body, a back cushion, a weight support system and a mechanism for adjusting the back cushion angle.
Institute Of Automation Chinese Academy Of Sciences

Lower limb rehabilitation training robot

A lower limb rehabilitation training robot includes a base bedstead. A vertical lifting module, a horizontal movement module and a steel cable are arranged on the base bedstead.
Jimho Robot (shanghai) Co., Ltd

Neurosurgical assistance robot

The disclosed subject matter relates to a neurosurgical assistance robot including a movable box the chassis of which is provided with a rigid support arm for connection to a headrest supporting the head of a patient lying on an operating table. Accore invention disclosed subject matter, the support arm is movable with respect to the chassis between a position retracted in the volume of the box and a plurality of extended positions, and a mechanism for locking the arm in any iled being provided for..
Medtech S.a.

A surgical drape for transferring drive

A surgical robotic drape for enveloping a portion of a surgical robot that comprises an instrument having at least one joint, and a robotic arm comprising a drive assembly configured to provide mechanical drive for selectively actuating the at least one joint, the instrument and drive assembly each having a plurality of interfaces for coupling mechanical drive from the drive assembly to the instrument, the drape comprising: a covering for enveloping the surgical robot drive assembly to define a sterile boundary thereover; and a plurality of interface elements each configured to engage with both a drive assembly interface and an instrument interface to couple the drive assembly to the instrument to thereby transfer mechanical drive provided by the drive assembly through the drape to selectively actuate the at least one joint of the instrument, the plurality of interface elements being attached to the covering in a spatial arrangement so that each of the plurality of interface elements is separated from each of the other plurality of interface elements by material of the covering.. .
Cambridge Medical Robotics Ltd

Instrument collision detection and feedback

A method of operating a robotic control system comprising a master apparatus in communication with a plurality of input devices having respective handles capable of translational and rotational movement and a slave system having a tool positioning device corresponding to each respective handle and holding a respective tool having an end effector whose position and orientation is determined in response to a position and orientation of a corresponding handle. The method involves producing desired new end effector positions and orientations of respective end effectors in response to current positions and current orientations of corresponding handles.
Titan Medical Inc.

Robotic surgical assemblies

A surgical assembly for use with and for selective connection to a robotic arm includes an electromechanical instrument and an instrument drive unit. The instrument drive unit includes a motor and a feedback assembly.
Covidien Lp

Robotically-controlled surgical instrument with selectively articulatable end effector

Devices and systems are provided for controlling movement of a working end of a surgical device by means of a robotic system. In one embodiment, systems and devices are provided for moving an end effector on a distal end of a surgical fastening device.
Ethicon Llc

Suspension system for remote catheter guidance

A robotic catheter system includes an arch-shaped suspension system comprising a first and second vertical span, a horizontal span between the pair of vertical spans, and at least one robotic catheter head coupled to the horizontal span. The arch-shaped suspension system can include a pair of linear guide blocks that can be attached to a patient bed and in some embodiments the linear guide blocks can be configured to slidably move along a rail.
St. Jude Medical, Cardiology Division, Inc.

Robotic catheter device cartridge

A robotic catheter device cartridge may include a finger or a slider block generally disposed in a channel and engaged with a steering wire. The steering wire may control movement of a component having the steering wire engaged thereto when the finger or the slider block is linearly driven in a predetermined direction.
St. Jude Medical, Atrial Fibrillation Division, Inc.

Soft tissue balancing in articular surgery

Systems and methods may be used to perform robot-aided surgery. A system may include a display device and a computing device including a memory device with instructions.

Systems and methods for harvesting, storing and implanting hair grafts

A system and method for harvesting, storing, and implanting biological units, in particular hair follicular units (fus). The system is particularly useful to facilitate hair transplant procedures.
Restoration Robotics, Inc.

Surgical robotic system with retractor

A surgical robot system includes a robot having a robot base and a robot arm coupled to the robot base, and a surgical retractor. The surgical retractor includes a retractor frame, a coupler, blades, a force and/or torque sensor, and a force and/or torque feedback determination unit.
Globus Medical, Inc.

Method of conducting a minimally invasive surgical procedure and rkh-i the implementation thereof

An automatic robotic apparatus for conducting a minimally invasive surgical procedure includes a robotic arm having a movable member made as the multilink active actuator. The end portion of the multilink active actuator is provided with the connector to which the hollow head for a needle biopsy is attached.

Imaging view steering using model-based segmentation

An imaging steering apparatus includes sensors and an imaging processor configured for: acquiring, via multiple ones of the sensors and from a current position (322), and current orientation (324), an image of an object of interest; based on a model, segmenting the acquired image; and determining, based on a result of the segmenting, a target position (318), and target orientation (320), with the target position and/or target orientation differing correspondingly from the current position and/or current orientation. An electronic steering parameter effective toward improving the current field of view may be computed, and a user may be provided instructional feedback (144) in navigating an imaging probe toward the improving.
Koninklijke Philips N.v,

Synthetic representation of a surgical robot

A synthetic representation of a robot tool for display on a user interface of a robotic system. The synthetic representation may be used to show the position of a view volume of an image capture device with respect to the robot.
Koppe Royalty B.v.

Conversation runtime

Examples are disclosed that relate to a conversation runtime for automating transitions of conversational user interfaces. One example provides a computing system comprising a logic subsystem and a data-holding subsystem.
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc

Battery assembly processes

A manufacturing process flow and accompanying methods for assembling a battery module are designed to increase efficiency, reduce a footprint of the manufacturing process, reduce manufacturing time, allow for increased flexibility, and reduce costs. The process flow takes advantage of robotic functionality to combine multiple manufacturing and quality assurance operations..
Faraday&future Inc.

Substrate conveyance robot and substrate detection method

A substrate conveyance robot is provided with a robot arm capable of elevating; a substrate holding device mounted to the robot arm; and a substrate detection unit for detecting a substrate held by the substrate holding device. The substrate detection unit has a substrate sensor for detecting the substrate and a sensor elevating unit for scanning a region including a position where the substrate is arranged by elevating the substrate sensor without elevating the robot arm.
Kawasaki Jukogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

Visual tracking method and robot based on monocular gesture recognition

The present disclosure discloses a visual tracking method based on gesture recognition and a robot thereof. By recognizing a feature gesture, an accurate offset angle between a robot and a tracking target is obtained in real time, accurate tracking is facilitated, and the tracking is more natural.
Nanjing Avatarmind Robot Technology Co., Ltd.

Navigation of mobile robots based on passenger following

Methods and systems for navigating a mobile robot through a crowded pedestrian environment by selecting and following a particular pedestrian are described herein. In one aspect, a navigation model directs a mobile robot to follow a pedestrian based on the position and velocity of nearby pedestrians and the current and desired positions of the mobile robot in the service environment.
East Japan Railway Company

Next generation autonomous structural health monitoring and management using unmanned aircraft systems

A structural health monitoring and management system and oil and gas monitoring system includes a ground station having a computer, a cloud storage and a plurality of unmanned aircraft systems (uas). Mounted to the uas is a robotic arm and an ultrasonic system.
Infradrone Llc

Error detection and resetting of a robotic work tool

A method of controlling a mobile communication device comprising a wireless communication interface and a display is disclosed. The method comprising: executing a mobile application for controlling a robotic work tool; receiving an error signal through said wireless communication interface from said robotic work tool; displaying an error status on the display; disabling functions relating to an operating state; receiving a reset signal through said wireless communication interface from said robotic work tool; and in response thereto enabling the functions relating to an operating state..
Husqvarna Ab

System and manufacturing and control thereof

Embodiments for performing manufacture processes are disclosed. In one embodiment, a system includes a tool to be used in a manufacture process on a workpiece.
Lincoln Global, Inc.

Control device, robot, and robot system

A control device includes a processor that is configured to execute computer-executable instructions so as to control a robot that includes a robot arm including a force detector, wherein the processor is configured to reset the force detector after moving the robot arm at a first speed, and subsequently moves the robot arm at a second speed faster than the first speed and performs force control based on an output from the force detection unit.. .
Seiko Epson Corporation

Distance-measuring apparatus, mobile object, robot, three-dimensional measuring device, surveillance camera, and distance-measuring method

A distance-measuring apparatus, a mobile object, a robot, a three-dimensional measuring device, a surveillance camera, and a distance-measuring method. The distance-measuring apparatus, a mobile object includes a light source to emit light, an imaging element to receive and photoelectrically convert the light into a plurality of electrical signals, and to obtain the electrical signals upon being sorted into a plurality of phase signals, and a computing unit to calculate distance to the object based on the phase signals.

Search/rescue system

Search and rescue system ascertain the existence of a lost article/person using an electrical signal transmitted from a signal transmitter carried by the lost article/person. The position of the lost article/person is transmitted through a network.
Skyrobot Inc.

Robot device, inspection device, inspection device of generator, and inspection method

According to one embodiment, a robot device includes a robot and a station part. The robot is inserted into a gap between an outer peripheral surface of a first part of a first member and a second member surrounding the outer peripheral surface.
Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

Hydraulically assisted deployed esp system

A system and method for providing artificial lift to production fluids within a subterranean well includes loading an electrical submersible pump assembly into an interior cavity of a pump launcher. The electrical submersible pump assembly has a motor and a pump.
Saudi Arabian Oil Company

Automatic device for culturing cell and operating method thereof

Provided herein is an automatic cell culture device including an incubator configured to contain at least one container for culturing cells, a microscope configured to observe a state of the cell in the container, a robot arm configured to move the container, a liquid handler configured to introduce liquid into or discharge liquid from the container, and a control device configured to control an operation of at least one of the incubator, the microscope, the robot arm, and the liquid handler.. .
Samsung Life Public Welfare Foundation

Hybrid modular storage fetching system

A hybrid modular storage fetching system with a robot execution system (rex) is described. In an example implementation, a rex may induct, into the hybrid modular storage fetching system, an order identifying items to be fulfilled by automated guided vehicles (agvs) at an order fulfillment facility.
Staples, Inc.

Item retrieval using a robotic drive unit

Disclosed are various embodiments that may facilitate transferring an item to a receptacle using a tiltable floor and a robotic drive unit. The robotic drive unit moves along a travel path to be proximate to a receptacle.
Amazon Technologies, Inc.

Tool for use in robotic case erecting

The disclosure describes techniques for erecting cases, and particularly example structures and example methods for use in a case erecting system using a robotic arm. A tool for use in robotic case erecting may be used in conjunction with a robotic arm.
R.a. Pearson Company

Three-dimensional product manufacturing robot for plastic formable materials

A three-dimensional product manufacturing robot using a material constituted by plastic formable materials may be provided that includes: a head supply unit which includes an inlet into which the material is introduced; a transformer unit which includes a plurality of rollers guiding a moving direction of the material transferred from the head supply unit; and a head unit which discharges outwardly the material transferred from the transformer unit. As a result, the tension of a tow, i.e., a raw material can be adaptively controlled and the tow moving within the three-dimensional product manufacturing robot can be prevented from being solidified, cured or degraded.
Qeestar Co., Ltd.

Machine tool

A machine tool which removal-machines a workpiece by a tool includes an in-machine robot provided in a machining chamber, and a cleaning mechanism that cleans the in-machine robot by removing an adhering substance adhering to the in-machine robot. When the in-machine robot is cleaned, the in-machine robot moves relative to the cleaning mechanism and positions in proximity to the cleaning mechanism..
Okuma Corporation

Fastener, splicing piece and fastener connecting member

The present invention relates to a fastener, and a fastener connecting member and a fastener slicing piece which are suited with this fastener. The fastener comprises a post, wherein outer bosses are provided in an upper portion of the post, with the outer bosses comprising a first outer boss and a second outer boss, the first outer boss being located under the second outer boss, the first outer boss and the second outer boss being located at different positions in a length direction of the post, and an upper surface of the first outer boss and a lower surface of the second outer boss being used for clamping a first inner flange on an inner wall of a first through hole of a connected splicing piece; and, an outer slab perpendicular to the post is provided in a lower portion of the post, and the outer slab, the first outer boss and the second outer boss are used for limiting the positions of a plurality of the connected splicing pieces along a height direction of the post.

Mechanical robot arm assembly

A mechanical arm assembly is generally presented. The mechanical arm assembly comprises a plurality of joints including a first joint, one or more intermediate joints, and a terminal joint connected in consecutive series and each configured to rotate with respect to any respective adjacent joints.

Robot system having cooperative operating region

A control device of a robot system includes a position recording section that records a stopping position of a robot when the robot has been stopped by a stopping section, and a position distribution generation section that generates a distribution of the stopping positions of the robot recorded by the position recording section. The control device further includes a speed changing section that automatically changes an operating speed of the robot in accordance with the generated stopping position distribution of the robot..
Fanuc Corporation

Generation device, control method, robot device, call system, and computer-readable recording medium

A non-transitory computer-readable recording medium stores a generation program that causes a computer to execute a process including: acquiring a character string recognized from a voice of a speaker, and data representing a movement of the speaker in a period corresponding to a period in which the voice is output; and generating information indicating a correspondence relationship between a character string and a movement based on the acquired character string and the acquired data representing the movement.. .
Fujitsu Limited

Method for industrial robot commissioning, industrial robot system and control system using the same

Disclosed are systems and methods to provide a method for calibrating a touchscreen coordinate system of a touchscreen with an industrial robot coordinate system of an industrial robot for industrial robot commissioning and industrial robot system and control system using the same. In one form the systems and methods include attaching an end effector to the industrial robot; (a) moving the industrial robot in a compliant way until a stylus of the end effector touches a point on the touchscreen; (b) recording a position of the stylus of the end effector in the industrial robot coordinate system when it touches the point of the touchscreen; (c) recording a position of the touch point on the touchscreen in the touchscreen coordinate system; and calculating a relation between the industrial robot coordinate system and the touchscreen coordinate system based on the at least three positions of the end effector stylus and the at least three positions of the touch points..
Abb Schweiz Ag

Remotely operated manual welding method and welding robot implementing such a method

A method to assist with the production of an assembly of two elements implemented by a remotely operated robot. The method includes an arm, hinged to the end of which is mounted a heat-supply member suitable for delivering heat to a heat-supply point; position sensors; guiding actuators; a video capture device; an interface; and a processing unit.
Commissariat A L'energie Atomique Et Aux Energies Alternatives

Apparatus, controlling apparatus, and storage medium

An apparatus comprises a holding unit configured to hold data related to a worker; an obtaining unit configured to obtain measurement data for recognizing the worker; a recognizing unit configured to recognize the worker based on the data related to the worker and the measurement data; a determination unit configured to determine work information about a work which the worker and a robot perform on a target object together, corresponding to the recognized worker, based on a physical feature of the recognized worker; and a controlling unit configured to control the robot based on the work information so that the worker and the robot perform a work on the target object together.. .
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

System and calibration, registration, and training methods

A method for manipulating a multi-link robotic arm includes: at a first time, recording a first optical image through an optical sensor arranged proximal a distal end of the robotic arm proximal an end effector; detecting a global reference feature in a first position in the first optical image; virtually locating a global reference frame based on the first position of the global reference feature in the first optical image; calculating a first pose of the end effector within the global reference frame at approximately the first time based on the first position of the global reference feature in the first optical image; and driving a set of actuators within the robotic arm to move the end effector from the first pose toward an object keypoint, the object keypoint defined within the global reference frame and representing an estimated location of a target object within range of the end effector.. .
Carbon Robotics, Inc.

Method of controlling holding apparatus, holding apparatus, and robot apparatus

A method of controlling a holding apparatus configured to hold plural kinds of target objects by plural fingers in plural relative postures includes calculating, on a basis of information about holding force of the fingers in a relative posture for a target object, an amount of positional deviation of the target object held by the fingers, and correcting, on a basis of the amount of positional deviation calculated in the calculating, a position of the target object held by the fingers.. .
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

Adaptive predictor apparatus and methods

Apparatus and methods for training and operating of robotic devices. Robotic controller may comprise a predictor apparatus configured to generate motor control output.
Brain Corporation

Method for setting device identification, main control circuit and robot

A method for setting device identification includes: a main control circuit sending a first identification to a first device coupled to the main control circuit to set the first identification on the first device. The main control circuit sends a second identification to a second device coupled to the main control circuit to set the second identification on the second device.
Ubtech Robotics Corp.

System and calibration, registration, and training methods

One variation of a method for manipulating a multi-link robotic arm includes: accessing a virtual model of the target object; extracting an object feature representing the target object from the virtual model; at the robotic arm, scanning a field of view of an optical sensor for the object feature, the optical sensor arranged on a distal end of the robotic arm proximal an end effector; in response to detecting the object feature in the field of view of the optical sensor, calculating a physical offset between the target object and the end effector based on a position of the object feature in the field of view of the optical sensor and a known offset between the optical sensor and the end effector; and driving a set of actuators in the robotic arm to reduce the physical offset.. .
Carbon Robotics, Inc.

Multi-motion-platform parallel robot construction method and parallel robots for same

The present application provides a multi-motion-platform parallel robot and a method of constructing the same. The parallel robot comprises a symmetrical basic parallel mechanism and one or more symmetrical branch parallel mechanism.

Device for machining surfaces

The invention relates to a device (100) for machining a surface of a workpiece (200a). According to one embodiment, the device (100) comprises a frame (160) and a roller carrier (401), on which a first roller (101) is rotatably supported and which is supported on the frame (160) in such a way that the roller carrier can be moved in a first direction (x).
Ferrobotics Compliant Robot Technology Gmbh

Automated end effector component reloading system for use with a robotic system

A surgical instrument. The surgical instrument includes an end effector that comprises a staple channel and an anvil that is movably translatable relative to the staple channel.
Ethicon Llc

Sterile boundary between a robot and a surgical field

Embodiments of a system and method for preparing a robot for use within a sterile surgical environment are generally described herein. A system may include a sterile robotic drape having a first sterile side and a second non-sterile side opposite the first sterile side, a robot interface embedded in the sterile robotic drape, the robot interface including a first face on the first sterile side and a second face on the second non-sterile side, and a plurality of anchors on the second face of the robot interface..

Manipulator device and therapeutic and diagnostic methods

Dexterous manipulation devices are provided having an end effector enabling large curvature with a diameter of 1 mm or less that can articulate about an axis in a working space of about or less than 4 mm by 4 mm. Preferred devices are robotically actuated and controlled and can be used for a variety of therapeutic and diagnostic applications..
The Johns Hopkins University

A shape-keeping deployable structure including a pair of robotic systems of the continuum type

A deployable structure is described including a first and a second robotic system (4, 6; 604, 606), each of which includes: a respective distal element (12;22); at least one respective shape-locking element (14;24); and a respective coupling structure (16;26) operable in a first and a second operating mode. When the coupling structure of the first robotic system operates in the first operating mode, it is elastically deformable and operable so as to move the first robotic system; when the coupling structure of the first robotic system operates in the second operating mode, it forms a guide for the movement of the second robotic system.
Fondazione Istituto Italiano Di Tecnologia

Method for navigating a robotic surgical catheter

Autonomous closed loop control of a flexible tendon-driven continuum manipulator having a sensor at a distal tip is performed by measuring spatial attributes of a sensor at the distal tip and estimating an orientation of a base of an articulating region of the flexible tendon-driven continuum manipulator from a kinematic model and the spatial attributes of the sensor. The manipulator control in a task space uses the estimated orientation, a desired trajectory in the task space, and the position of the sensor at the distal tip.
The Board Of Trustees Of The Leland Stanford Junior University

Variable drive force robotic catheter system

A robotic system includes a bedside system comprising an axial drive mechanism and a rotational drive mechanism. An engagement mechanism engages and disengages a percutaneous device from at least one of the axial drive mechanism and rotational drive mechanism.
Corindus, Inc.

Apparatus and methods for programming and training of robotic household appliances

Apparatus and methods for training and operating of robotic appliances. Robotic appliance may be operable to clean user premises.
Brain Corporation

Household robot and operating a household robot

The invention relates to a household robot, in particular an automatically movable cleaning robot for a floor area, having a housing, having running gear which is arranged on the underside of the housing, having a sensor system for detecting the area surrounding the housing and having a control for automatically controlling the running gear, in which the technical problem of preventing soiling by excrement from a living being is solved by providing detection element for detecting a sub-area of the floor area which has been soiled by excrement from a living being and by the control element changing the operating mode of the household robot dependent on an output signal from the detection element. The invention also relates to a method for operating a household robot..
Vorwerk & Co. Interholding Gmbh

Evacuation station system

A cleaning system includes a robotic cleaner and an evacuation station. The robotic cleaner can dock with the evacuation station to have debris evacuated by the evacuation station.
Irobot Corporation

Self-moving robot

The invention discloses a self-moving robot, comprising a light emitter, emitting light in a specific wavelength range to the ground; an image capturing device, matched with the light emitter to receive the light in a specific wavelength range to form an image based on the light in a specific wavelength range; and the controller comprises a ground type recognizing module, which extracts features in the image to recognize the ground type in the image. By disposing the light emitter and the image capturing device which are matched to emit and receive the light in a specific wavelength range, an influence of the ambient light on the image is reduced, such that the self-moving robot can accurately recognize the ground type at every moment and in every location, even at night when there is no light source..
Positec Technology (china) Co., Ltd.

Robotically controlled entertainment elements

A robotic mount is configured to move an entertainment element such as a video display, a video projector, a video projector screen or a staircase. The robotic mount is movable in multiple degrees of freedom, whereby the associated entertainment element is moveable in three-dimensional space.

Driving device, piezoelectric motor, robot, electronic-component conveying device, and printer

A driving device includes a plurality of vibrating bodies including transmitting sections configured to transmit vibration to a driven section and a control section configured to change vibration tracks of the transmitting sections of at least a pair of the vibrating bodies independently from one another. When a direction in which the driven section and the vibrating bodies are arranged is represented as a first direction and a direction orthogonal to the first direction is represented as a second direction, at least the two vibrating bodies have a plurality of vibration modes in which amplitudes in at least one of the first direction and the second direction of the transmitting sections are different, and the control section drives the at least two vibrating bodies in any one vibration mode among the plurality of vibration modes..
Seiko Epson Corporation

Electronic equipment assembly apparatus and electronic equipment assembly method

An electronic equipment assembly apparatus installs a mounted portion of a cable onto a connector of electronic equipment, the cable including a belt-shaped cable main body portion in which the mounted portion is formed in one end portion, and a reinforcing plate bonded to the one end portion side on one surface of the cable main body portion. The electronic equipment assembly apparatus includes: a cable holding tool which nips and holds the reinforcing plate by a blade and a chuck block; and a robot portion which moves the cable holding tool..
Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.

Wafer alignment overlay measurement

A substrate alignment device includes a plurality of state detection units, each of which is configured to move from a standby position to a detection position for detecting a positional state of a substrate and return back from the detection position back to the standby position, and a multidimensional robot arm configured to receive and support the substrate, transfer the substrate to a substrate detection site, and adjust the substrate in at least one orientation or position according to the detected positional state of the substrate to position the substrate to a target position for overlay mark measurements.. .
Semiconductor Manufacturing International (beijing) Corporation

High density stocker

A substrate stocker system includes a high-density storage chamber that comprises one or more stacks of one or more substrates in a closed position, one or more low density containers that are configured to store one or more substrates in an open position, one or more opener stations that are configured to receive one or more substrates and includes one or more separator modules for changing one or more distances between corresponding one or more adjacent substrates. The substrate stocker system further includes a first robot configured to move one or more stacks between the high-density storage chamber, and the one or more opener station, and a second robot configured to move the individual one or more substrates between the one or more opener stations and the one or more low density containers..
Tec-sem Ag

Substrate carrier transport, sorting and loading/unloading

A substrate stocker system includes a high-density storage chamber that comprises one or more stacks of one or more substrates in a closed position, one or more substrates being supported on a respective carrier, one or more low density containers, wherein each low density container being configured to store one or more substrates in an open position. The substrate stocker system further includes a first robot configured to move the one or more stacks between the high density storage chamber, and the one or more opener stations, and a second robot configured to move the individual one or more substrates between the one or more opener stations and the one or more low density containers..
Tec-sem Ag

Bonded permanent magnets produced by big area additive manufacturing

A method for producing a bonded permanent magnet by additive manufacturing, comprising: (i) incorporating components of a solid precursor material into at least one deposition head of at least one multi-axis robotic arm of a big area additive manufacturing (baam) system, the components of the solid precursor material comprising a thermoplastic polymer and hard magnetic powder; said deposition head performs melting, compounding, and extruding functions; and said baam system has an unbounded open-air build space; and (ii) depositing an extrudate of said solid precursor material layer-by-layer from said deposition head until an object constructed of said extrudate is formed, and allowing the extrudate to cool and harden after each deposition, to produce the bonded permanent magnet. The resulting bonded permanent magnet and articles made thereof are also described..
Magnet Applications Inc.

Method of correcting dictionary, program for correcting dictionary, voice processing apparatus, and robot

A method is provided for correcting a dictionary used in a voice processing apparatus. The method includes first extracting a speech of a target speaker from audio collected by a microphone, and estimating a speech phonemic sequence configuring the speech.
Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.

Method and device for straight line detection and image processing

The present disclosure discloses a method and device for straight line detection and image processing. The straight line detection method includes: dividing a horizontal axis and a vertical axis of a straight line parameter space equally, so as to divide the straight line parameter space into a plurality of parameter areas; voting for the plurality of parameter areas utilizing a coordinate of each sample pixel to obtain a vote amount of each of the parameter areas; extracting a straight line parameter and the vote amount of each of the parameter areas having the vote amount larger than a voting threshold, and grouping the straight line parameters into a group; and weighting and averaging the straight line parameter of each group and the vote amount respectively to obtain the straight line parameter of a detected straight line.
Shenzhen A&e Intelligent Technology Institute Co., Ltd.

Order processing systems using picking robots

According to one aspect, a system for transporting products that includes at least one picking robot including at least one robot processor, and at least one order-processing device including at least one order-processing processor in data communication with the at least one robot processor. At least one of the order-processing processor and the robot processor is configured to receive at least one order including at least one product to be picked, generate at least one picking itinerary based upon the at least one order and warehouse information, generate at least one travel path for the at least one robot based upon the picking itinerary, and direct the robot along the travel path..

Simulation device and simulation method that carry out simulation of operation of robot system, and recording medium that records computer program

A simulation device capable of easily constructing the layout of a three-dimensional model of a robot system in a virtual space. The simulation device includes a model arranging section that arranges a component model in a virtual space, the component model being a three-dimensional model of a component of the robot system; a reference setting section that sets a reference point, a reference axis, or a reference plane in the virtual space; a symmetric model generation section that generates a symmetric component model of the component model arranged in the virtual space, the symmetric component model being a three-dimensional model symmetric with respect to the reference point, the reference axis, or the reference plane; and a simulation section that executes a simulation to simulatively operate the component model and the symmetric component model in the virtual space..
Fanuc Corporation

Systems and methods for dynamic route planning in autonomous navigation

Systems and methods for dynamic route planning in autonomous navigation are disclosed. In some exemplary implementations, a robot can have one or more sensors configured to collect data about an environment including detected points on one or more objects in the environment.
Brain Corporation

Mobile robot and navigating mobile robot

A mobile robot which includes a processor module, and a distance sensor, an auxiliary obstacle avoiding module, and an interacting module is disclosed. The distance sensor is configured to scan an operating space of the mobile robot to build an environmental map.
Shenzhen Silver Star Intelligent Technology Co., Ltd.

Robotic golf caddy

A autonomous robotic golf caddy which is capable of following a portable receiver at a pre-determined distance, and which is capable of sensing a potential impending collision with an object in its path and stop prior to said potential impending collision.. .
Lemmings Llc

Robotic cleaning device and a controlling the robotic cleaning device

A robotic cleaning device having an inertia measurement unit and a controller. The inertia measurement unit is arranged to sense a displacement of the robotic cleaning device and the controller is arranged to determine a characteristic of the displacement of the robotic cleaning device, and to set the robotic cleaning device in an operational mode being associated with the determined characteristic of the displacement..
Aktiebolaget Electrolux

Unmanned aircraft systems (uas) robotic-platform (drone) management

An unmanned aircraft systems (uas), automated management method is invented for civilian unmanned aerial vehicle (uav) safe, controlled and accountable deployments. The method includes an attachable electronic module, use of a computerized networked enterprise (cloud), biometric operator authentication, all of which provides automated identification, gps tracking location data and recording of all relevant information.

Monitoring system, monitoring device, and monitoring method

A monitoring system, a monitoring device, and a monitoring method that can facilitate designing of a working environment are provided. Positions of a worker and a robot in a three-dimensional space are specified, at least one protection area to secure safe work of the worker and the robot is set, whether at least one of the worker and the robot intrudes into the protection area is determined, the motion of the robot is limited when at least one of the worker and the robot intrudes into the protection area, a protection area for executing the determination is being switched from multiple set protection areas, and it is possible to set the protection area when the worker works in a common area in which a work area of the worker and a work area of the robot overlap and set the protection area when the robot works in the common area..
Omron Corporation

Force detection sensor, force sensor, and robot

A force detection sensor includes a base member having a first surface subjected to an external force and a second surface having a normal direction different from the first surface, and an inter-digital electrode placed on the second surface. Further, the second surface deforms when the first surface is subjected to the force.
Seiko Epson Corporation

High speed robotic weighing system

This disclosure pertains to weighing a physical item while it is moving in a servo-driven conveyor system for e-commerce, logistics, manufacturing and other applications. The introduction of an unknown mass to an electro-mechanical feedback or filter network controlling a conveyance system will modify the steady state behavior of that system in such a way that measuring the phase or frequency shift of an input signal or oscillation will enable us to infer the magnitude of that mass..
Velox Robotics, Llc

Systems and methods for robotic mapping

Systems and methods for robotic mapping are disclosed. In some exemplary implementations, a robot can travel in an environment.
Brain Corporation

System for detecting a contrasted target

A method and a system for the optical detection, with hyperacuity, of a contrasted target, allowing the detection of the relative position of said target in relation to said detection system and therefore the acquisition and the pursuit of such a target. One or more embodiments is applicable to the field of autonomous robotic systems, especially for the positioning of drones or robots on a target..
UniversitÉ D'aix-marseille

Pipe-inspection device propelled by an archimedes screw

A robotic device for inspecting a pipe includes at least one pair of propulsion elements each including a rotary drum, an outer surface of which has a screw thread. The device also includes a body associated with at least one pair of propulsion elements and in which are inserted sensor, at least one pair of electric motors each capable of rotating a rotary drum, and at least one pair of electric power sources each capable of powering an electric motor.
Commissariat A L'energie Atomique Et Aux Energies Alternatives

Automated unloading and loading robot system

A system includes a robot configured to load and/or unload from a location, such as a cargo carrier or building. The robot includes a base unit that has a transport system to move the base unit.
Bastian Solutions, Llc

Pallet-conveyor system

Example pallet-conveyor systems may include a conveyor system configured with a delivery track arranged to move pallets to a delivery area, a recirculation loop, and a diverter mechanism. The system may include a computing system that selects an item for the recirculation loop based on future demand and causes a robotic device to maintain pallets of the selected item in the recirculation loop.
X Development Llc

Cleaning drone

A computer-implemented method for managing the flight of a drone comprising a physical treatment device, the method comprises the steps repeated over time of measuring the distance between the drone and an object present in the environment of the drone; adjusting the distance from the drone to the object according to predefined internal parameters; and performing a physical treatment on the object from the drone. Developments describe the management of distances to objects, surface tracking, object recognition, the installation of beacons in the environment, the use of on-board or remotely accessed sensors (e.g.

System and inducing motion in a rolling robot using a dual telescoping linear actuator

An embodiment is developed for a cylindrically shaped, elliptical rolling robot that has the ability to morph its outer surface as it rolls. The morphing actuation alters lengths of the major and minor axes, resulting in a torque imbalance that rolls the robot along faster or brakes its motion.
The Board Of Regents For Oklahoma State University

A covering arrangement for an animatronic or robotic arrangement

A covering arrangement for an animatronic arrangement, the covering arrangement having a laminated structure comprising: an outer stretchable polymer layer having a thickness of between 0.5 to 5 mm; and a foam layer configured to provide desired bulk and form to the covering arrangement, wherein the foam layer comprises a shaped foam preform formed from precast flexible foam sheets.. .
The Creature Technology Company Pty Ltd

Automated digit interchange

A robotic device is provided. The robotic device includes a first detachable digit, including a first connector piece.
X Development Llc

Robot end effectors that carry objects

Systems and methods are provided for facilitating the operations of an end effector that grasps objects such as baggage. One exemplary embodiment is a system that includes a finger of an end effector of a robot.
The Boeing Company

Compliant adaptive robot grasper

A compliant adaptive robot grasper comprises a multi-bar finger linkage, including a fingertip link, at least one base link, and front and rear links joining the base link via a first set of joints with the fingertip links via a second set of joints. The base link includes a mounting structure, allowing it to be mounted on a mounting block for rotary actuation.
President And Fellows Of Harvard College

Hand and robot

A hand includes a grasper that grasps a target object and a sensor section that detects force exerted on the grasper when the grasper grasps the target object, and the sensor section includes a pressure sensitive section including a resin and carbon nanotubes. The sensor section includes a first sensor section located between the target object and the grasper in a state in which the grasper grasps the target object..
Seiko Epson Corporation

Robotic systems and methods in prediction and presentation of resource availability

Systems and methods to predict and present availability and value of retail spaces in shopping malls. Robots are dispatched to temporary retail spaces to collect at least a portion of operation data stored in a database with leasing data of temporary retail spaces in a mall, tenant coordination data, and subscriber data.
Onemarket Network Llc

System, method and computer program product for controlling a mission-oriented robot based on a user's emotional state

A robot control method, system, and computer program product, include extracting robot data from the robot and user emotional state data of a user interacting with the robot, configuring a mission of a robot comprising a sequence of a plurality of tasks based on the robot data and the user emotional state data, and reconfiguring an order of the sequence of the plurality of tasks if a change in the user emotional state data is detected.. .
International Business Machines Corporation

Determining a calibration position of a robot joint

An arrangement for determining the calibration position of a robot joint where the joint has a moveable joint element and a stationary joint element, where one of the joint elements has a holding structure and the other a force providing protrusion, a robot controller, a motor connected between the robot controller and the moveable joint element and a force receiving element adapted to form a kinematic coupling with the holding structure and the force providing protrusion, where the kinematic coupling has at least two areas of contact between the structure and the force receiving element and one area of contact between the force providing protrusion and the force receiving element, the force receiving element being fastenable to the holding structure for stretching out across a gap between the two robot joint elements for receiving a force from the force providing protrusion.. .
Abb Schweiz Ag

Robot system

A robot system includes a supply section configured to supply an object, a first test section group including a plurality of first test sections configured to test the supplied object, a second test section group including a plurality of second test sections configured to test the supplied object, a collecting section configured to collect the tested object, and a robot including a robot arm and configured to hold, convey, and release the object. The robot is capable of collectively conveying a plurality of the objects.
Seiko Epson Corporation

Device, method, program and recording medium, for simulation of article arraying operation performed by robot

A simulation device for a robot rearranging articles in a random arrangement on a conveyor to a regular arrangement while tracking the conveyor. The simulation device includes a model locating section for locating a conveyor model, a plurality of article models, a sensor model and an arraying robot model in a virtual space; a conveying motion simulating section for making the conveyor model convey the article models in the random arrangement; a detecting motion simulating section for making the sensor model obtain position information of the article models; an arrangement pattern generating section for generating an arrangement pattern on the conveyor model; and an arraying motion simulating section for making the arraying robot model pick up the article models in the random arrangement and place the picked-up article models in accordance with the arrangement pattern, while tracking an article conveying motion..
Fanuc Corporation

Force control coordinate axis setting device, robot, and force control coordinate axis setting method

A force control coordinate axis setting device includes a processor that is configured to execute computer-executable instructions so as to set a force control coordinate axis, wherein the processor is configured to set a force direction axis parallel to a direction of a target force applied to a robot and two orthogonal axes orthogonal to the force direction axis and orthogonal to each other within a virtual space, and set the force direction axis and the orthogonal axes are set as the force control coordinate axes in the robot.. .
Seiko Epson Corporation

Robot system, robot system control method, and action command generation device

Provided is a robot system including: a robot including a hand; a unit job storage section configured to store a unit job; a linking job generation section configured to generate a linking job being a command to move the hand from an end position at which a first unit job has ended to a start position at which a second unit job to be executed subsequently after the first unit job is started; an action command generation section configured to generate an action command for the robot by connecting the unit jobs and the linking job in series, based on arrangement of a plurality of processing symbols; and a required time calculation section configured to calculate a required time of the action command by adding required times of the unit jobs and a required time of the linking job.. .
Kabushiki Kaisha Yaskawa Denki

Data exchange system

A data exchange system is disclosed herein for receiving motion and attribute data corresponding to user interactions via a robot animation application. The motion and attribute data can be associated with a virtual animation of a virtual character using the robot animation application on a computing device.
Sphero, Inc.

Apparatus and methods for controlling attention of a robot

A method includes receiving, from an imaging device associated with a robotic apparatus, an image signal; identifying an object of interest that is represented in the image signal, wherein the object of interest is identified by the robotic apparatus using the image signal based on irradiation of the object of interest by an external agent; receiving, by the robotic apparatus from the external agent, a task indication that is representative of a task to be performed by the robotic apparatus. Responsive to receipt of the task indication, the method further includes saving a robotic context including information associating the task to be performed with the object of interest, and causing the robotic apparatus to perform the task with respect to the object of interest..
Gopro, Inc.

Robotic sensing apparatus and methods of sensor planning

The present disclosure is directed to a computer-implemented method of sensor planning for acquiring samples via an apparatus including one or more sensors. The computer-implemented method includes defining, by one or more computing devices, an area of interest; identifying, by the one or more computing devices, one or more sensing parameters for the one or more sensors; determining, by the one or more computing devices, a sampling combination for acquiring a plurality of samples by the one or more sensors based at least in part on the one or more sensing parameters; and providing, by the one or more computing devices, one or more command control signals to the apparatus including the one or more sensors to acquire the plurality of samples of the area of interest using the one or more sensors based at least on the sampling combination..
General Electric Company

Conveying robot

Installation space is made compact, a speed at which a workpiece is conveyed is enhanced, and interference with peripheral equipment is easily avoided. Provided is a conveying robot including: a base; a turning base that is provided so as to be rotatable about a first axis which is substantially vertical (perpendicular) with respect to the base; a first arm that is provided so as to be pivotable about a second axis substantially horizontal with respect to the turning base; and a second arm that is provided on the first arm so as to be movable along a longitudinal direction of the first arm and that supports, at a distal end thereof, a wrist unit that can hold a workpiece to be conveyed..
Fanuc Corporation

Robot control device having learning control function

A robot control device includes a learning control unit for calculating a learning correction amount, a position storage unit for storing a position of a leading end of a robot mechanism part during the learning control, and a speed storage unit for storing a speed of the leading end of the robot mechanism part during the learning control. The robot control device determines, while the robot mechanism part is operated by a position command after the learning control, whether or not the position and the speed of the leading end are in an abnormal state based on errors with respect to the position and the speed of the leading end stored during the learning control.
Fanuc Corporation

Method and apparatus of identifying welding seams of a welding object

A method and an apparatus of identifying welding seams of a welding object. The method includes identifying intersection lines between geometrical bodies of the welding object in a three-dimensional model for the welding object, based on geometry of the geometrical bodies to form a collection of welding seams for the welding object.
Abb Schweiz Ag

Tendon device for suit type robot for assisting human with physical strength

Provided is a tendon device for a suit type robot which includes: a first wire and a second wire respectively fixed on a front portion and a rear portion of a joint of a user, and moving in a lengthwise direction thereof according to flexion-extension of the joint; a tendon driver including a first tendon module including a first pulley, and a second tendon module including a second pulley; a first pulley encoder measuring a rotary angle of the first pulley; a second pulley encoder for measuring a rotary angle of the second pulley; a controller configured to calculate tensions of the first wire and the second wire based on the rotary angle of the first and second pulleys in order to generate a control signal; and a driver configured to provide the first tendon module and the second tendon module with a driving power.. .
Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute Of Science And Technology

Positioning system for an imaging device

A positioning system for an imaging device, in particular a mr imaging device to position an insertion element on or in the body of a subject, in particular an animal, wherein the imaging device comprises a bore, in which the subject is received, wherein the positioning system comprises a robot which can be at least partially arranged in the bore of the imaging device and comprises a holding element to hold the insertion element; wherein the robot further comprises at least one actuator acting on the holding element, such that an end portion of the insertion element is movable, wherein said at least one actuator is arranged with a distance d from the bore to minimize magnetic and/or electromagnetic interferences between the imaging device and the at least one actuator and said first actuator is coupled to the holding element in a form-fit- and/or a force-fit-manner.. .
Max-planck-gesellschaft Zur Forderung Der Wissenschaften E.v.

System and configuring positions in a surgical positioning system

A medical navigation system is provided including a surgical positioning system for positioning a payload during a medical procedure. The medical navigation system has a robotic arm having a plurality of joints, the robotic arm forming part of the surgical positioning system and having an end effector for holding the payload, an input device for providing input, and a controller electrically coupled to the robotic arm and the input device.

Tool driver with reaction torque sensor for use in robotic surgery

A tool driver for use in robotic surgery includes a base configured to couple to a distal end of a robotic arm, and a tool carriage slidingly engaged with the base and configured to receive a surgical tool. In one variation, the tool carriage may include a plurality of linear axis drives configured to actuate one or more articulated movements of the surgical tool.
Verb Surgical Inc.

Robotic cutting workflow

Embodiments of a system and method for surgical tracking and control are generally described herein. A system may include a robotic arm configured to allow interactive movement and controlled autonomous movement of an end effector, a cut guide mounted to the end effector of the robotic arm, the cut guide configured to guide a surgical instrument within a plane, a tracking system to determine a position and an orientation of the cut guide, and a control system to permit or prevent interactive movement or autonomous movement of the end effector..

Robotic cutting workflow

Embodiments of a system and method for surgical tracking and control are generally described herein. A system may include a robotic arm configured to allow interactive movement and controlled autonomous movement of an end effector, a cut guide mounted to the end effector of the robotic arm, the cut guide configured to guide a surgical instrument within a plane, a tracking system to determine a position and an orientation of the cut guide, and a control system to permit or prevent interactive movement or autonomous movement of the end effector..

Tool driver with rotary drives for use in robotic surgery

A tool driver for use in robotic surgery includes a base configured to couple to a distal end of a robotic arm, and a tool carriage slidingly engaged with the base and configured to receive a surgical tool. In one variation, the tool carriage may include a plurality of linear axis drives configured to actuate one or more articulated movements of the surgical tool.
Verb Surgical Inc.

Tool driver with linear drives for use in robotic surgery

A tool driver for use in robotic surgery includes a base configured to couple to a distal end of a robotic arm, and a tool carriage slidingly engaged with the base and configured to receive a surgical tool. In one variation, the tool carriage may include a plurality of linear axis drives configured to actuate one or more articulated movements of the surgical tool.
Verb Surgical Inc.

Surgical robotic tools, data architecture, and use

Robotic surgical tools, systems, and methods for preparing for and performing robotic surgery include a memory mounted on the tool. The memory can perform a number of functions when the tool is loaded on the tool manipulator: first, the memory can provide a signal verifying that the tool is compatible with that particular robotic system.
Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.

Surgical robotic devices and systems for use in performing minimally invasive and natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgical actions

Example embodiments relate to surgical devices, systems, and methods. The system may include an end-effector assembly.
Bio-medical Engineering (hk) Limited

Height measurement method based on monocular machine vision

The present disclosure provides a height measurement method based on monocular machine vision. The method includes: picking up, by an rgb camera arranged on the head of a robot, a two-dimensional identifier from the head to feet of a person under measurement; calculating, by the robot, a homography matrix of a current visual field according to four corner points on the visual location identifier; acquiring a head image region by segmenting the image, and calculating pixel coordinates of a head vertex; and calculating a height of the person under measurement.
Nanjing Avatarmind Robot Technology Co., Ltd.

Autonomous coverage robot sensing

An autonomous coverage robot detection system includes an emitter configured to emit a directed beam, a detector configured to detect the directed beam and a controller configured to direct the robot in response to a signal detected by the detector. In some examples, the detection system detects a stasis condition of the robot.
Irobot Corporation

Mobile cleaning robot with a bin

This document describes a mobile cleaning robot including a chassis having a forward portion and an aft portion; a blower affixed to the chassis; a bin supported by the chassis and configured to receive airflow from the blower, the chassis enabling evacuation of the bin through a bottom of the robot. The bin includes a top, a bottom, a sidewall, and an internal barrier.
Irobot Corporation

Robot cleaner and driving the same

A robot cleaner includes a cleaner main body, a driver to move the cleaner main body, a sensor to sense an obstacle, and a sensor driver to rotate the sensor so that the sensor reciprocates in left and right directions within a predetermined angle range about a reference direction. In addition, a processor controls the driver to adjust a traveling direction of the cleaner main body based on the sensing result of the sensor, and to change the reference direction with a rotation direction if the cleaner main body is rotated..
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Beef splitting method and system

A system for processing a suspended beef carcass as the carcass is moved along a defined path. A robotic arm is carried on a moveable table and has mounted thereon a servo motor-driven band saw capable of effecting a splitting operation on the beef carcass.
Jarvis Products Corporation

Milking robot

Milking robot device for automatically milking a dairy animal, comprising a milking box having milking cups and a robot arm having an end effector for applying the milking cups to the teats of the dairy animal, on which milking box the robot arm is suspended above the dairy animal to be milked. The robot arm comprises a first arm part connected to the milking box by a first joint, and a second arm part connected to the first arm part by a second joint and provided with an end effector.
Lely Patent N.v.

Robotic mowing of separated lawn areas

A method of mowing multiple areas includes training a robotic mower to mow at least two areas separated by a space, including moving the robotic mower about the areas while storing data indicative of location of boundaries of each area relative to boundary markers, training the robotic mower to move across the space separating the areas, and initiating a mowing operation. Training the robotic mower to move across the space separating the areas includes moving the robotic mower to a traversal launch point of a first of the areas and moving the robotic mower to a traversal landing point of a second of the areas.
Irobot Corporation

Robot having arm with unequal link lengths

An apparatus including at least one drive; a first robot arm having a first upper arm, a first forearm and a first end effector. The first upper arm is connected to the at least one drive at a first axis of rotation.
Persimmon Technologies, Corp.

Substrate transport vacuum platform

A transport apparatus including a robot drive; an arm having a first end connected to the robot drive; and at least one end effector connected to a second end of the arm. The arm includes at least three links connected in series to, form the arm.
Persimmon Technologies, Corp.

Substrate transport vacuum platform

A transport apparatus including a robot drive; an arm having a first end connected to the robot drive; and at least one end effector connected to a second end of the arm. The arm includes at least three links connected in series to form the arm.
Persimmon Technologies, Corp.

Systems and methods for workpiece processing

Systems and methods for processing workpieces, such as semiconductor workpieces are provided. One example embodiment is directed to a processing system for processing a plurality of workpieces.
Mattson Technology, Inc.

Automated just a bunch of disks management

Embodiments of the present invention provide a drive storage system, method, and computer program process for automatically replacing drives. In one embodiment, one or more computer processors receive a request for a new drive.
International Business Machines Corporation

Personality-based chatbot and methods including non-text input

The methods, apparatus, and systems described herein assist a user with a request. The methods in part receive input from a user that includes a voice input, a gesture input, a text input, biometric information, or a combination thereof; retrieve or determine a personality type of the user based on the input; determine a distress level or an engagement level of the user; determine a set of outputs responsive to the received input; rank the outputs in the set based on the retrieved or determined personality type and the determined distress level or engagement level; deliver a ranked output to the input in a modality based on the retrieved or determined personality type and a type of device configured to deliver the ranked output to the user, wherein the device comprises a navigation system, a car, a robot, or a combination thereof; and weigh the ranked output for future interactions..
Mattersight Corporation

Robot interactive communication system

A robot interactive communication system includes a robot being configured to interact with a user, an environment sensor being configured to detect an environmental condition of the space. The robot includes a speech information-based interaction unit, a text information-based interaction unit, scenarios in which content lists are specified in advance, score information in which evaluation values for type of interaction included in the content lists are specified in advance and alternative action information in which alternative action to type of interaction included in the content lists are specified in advance.
Hitachi, Ltd.

Store shelf imaging system and method using a vertical lidar

This disclosure provides a retail environment robotic system including a vertically oriented/scanning lidar (light detection and ranging) unit mounted to a mobile base which travels along the aisles of a retail environment such as a store. According to an exemplary embodiment, the lidar unit vertically scans product display units along the aisles to generate a depth map associated with detected objects which is further processed to detect missing products, product/shelving tags, shelves, etc..
Conduent Business Services, Llc

Automated warehouse management system

A warehouse management system (102), an autonomous mobile robot (amr) (106), and a handheld device (hhd) (108) consolidate orders at a warehouse received from users. A first percentage of orders may be consolidated from at least one regular zone of the warehouse within a predetermined time period.
The Hi-tech Robotic Systemz Ltd

Robotic generation of a marker data mapping for use in inventorying processes

Systems and methods for creating a data mapping to be used in a subsequent inventorying process to locate objects within an area. The methods comprise: identifying, by a robot, at least one first marker disposed within the area which should be re-programed; autonomously transforming, by the robot, a first programmed state of the at least one first marker to a second programmed state; and autonomously creating, by the robot, the data mapping specifying a current physical location of the at least one first marker which was re-programed and current physical locations of second markers also disposed within the area..
Tyco Fire & Security Gmbh

Improved lift/collison detection

A robotic work tool system (200) comprising a robotic work tool (100) comprising a lift/collision detection sensor (190), said lift/collision detection sensor (190) comprising a polarity element (191) and at least a first sensing element (192′) and a second sensing element (192″), wherein the polarity element (191) has a first and a second polarity and wherein the first and second sensing elements are configured to each sense a polarity of the first polarity element (191). The robotic work tool (100) is configured to detect a polarity change in the first sensing element (192′) and in the second sensing element (192″) and in response thereto determine that a lift has been detected, or detect a polarity change in the first sensing element (192′) but not in the second sensing element (192″) and in response thereto determine that a collision has been detected..
Husqvarna Ab

Ground plane detection to verify depth sensor status for robot navigation

An example method includes determining a target area of a ground plane in an environment of a mobile robotic device, where the target area of the ground plane is in front of the mobile robotic device in a direction of travel of the mobile robotic device. The method further includes receiving depth data from a depth sensor on the mobile robotic device.
X Development Llc

Mobile robot that emulates pedestrian walking behaviors

Methods and systems for navigating a mobile robot through a crowded pedestrian environment based on a trained navigation model are described herein. The trained navigation model receives measurement data identifying nearby pedestrians and the velocity of each nearby pedestrian relative to the mobile robot, and the current position and desired endpoint position of the mobile robot in the crowded pedestrian environment.
East Japan Railway Company

Computational design of robots from high-level task specifications

A robot design system, and associated method, that is particularly well-suited for legged robots (e.g., monopods, bipeds, and quadrupeds). The system implements three stages or modules: (a) a motion optimization module; (b) a morphology optimization module; and (c) a link length optimization module.
Disney Enterprises, Inc.

Human collaborative robot system having improved external force detection accuracy by machine learning

A human collaborative robot system having a function of detecting a force includes a human collaborative robot and a learning unit into which sensing data, internal data, and calculation data are input. The learning unit outputs a first force component applied to the human collaborative robot from outside, a second force component occurring in an operation of the human collaborative robot, and a third force component categorized as noise; and performs learning using supervised data in which inputs and correct labels obtained in advance are collected in pairs, wherein the correct labels of the supervised data are obtained by exerting a force on the human collaborative robot from outside, operating the human collaborative robot over a plurality of paths, and applying noise to the human collaborative robot, and the operation of the human collaborative robot is controlled based on the first force component output from the learning unit..
Fanuc Corporation

Systems and methods for tactile sensing

Achieving high spatial resolution in contact sensing for robotic manipulation often comes at the price of increased complexity in fabrication and integration. One traditional approach is to fabricate a large number of taxels, each delivering an individual, isolated response to a stimulus.
The Trustees Of Columbia University In The City Of New York

Distance-measuring apparatus, surveillance camera, three-dimensional measuring device, mobile object, robot, and distance-measuring method

A distance-measuring apparatus and a distance-measuring method. The distance-measuring apparatus and the distance-measuring method include emitting pulsed light, receiving and photoelectrically converting the pulsed light emitted and reflected by an object into a plurality of electrical signals, sorting the electrical signals into a plurality of phase signals, storing data including the phase signals or a value that is based on the phase signals, determining whether or not a dynamic change is present in the object, based on the data of a current frame and at least one past frame, and calculating distance to the object using the data, according to a result of determination made by the determining.

Robotic hydraulic system

A control system may receive sensor data indicative of respective fluid levels of two or more hydraulic accumulators configured to operate at respective target fluid levels within a hydraulic system. The control system may determine respective errors of the hydraulic accumulators based on the respective fluid levels and respective target fluid levels of the hydraulic accumulators.
Boston Dynamics, Inc.

Method and controlled or programmable cutting of multiple nested tubulars

A methodology and apparatus for cutting shape(s) or profile(s) through well tubular(s), or for completely circumferentially severing through multiple tubulars, including all tubing, pipe, casing, liners, cement, other material encountered in tubular annuli. This rigless apparatus utilizes a computer-controlled, downhole robotic three-axis rotary mill to effectively generate a shape(s) or profile(s) through, or to completely sever in a 360 degree horizontal plane wells with multiple, nested strings of tubulars whether the tubulars are concentrically aligned or eccentrically aligned.
Tetra Applied Technologies, Llc

Robotic item sortation and optimization along the vertical axis

Disclosed are various embodiments for robotic item sortation and optimization along the vertical axis in a conveyor-based system. A robotic system may be mounted above or adjacent to a conveyor system that moves items along a conveyor belt or similar device.
Amazon Technologies, Inc.

Movable power coupling and a robot with movable power coupling

An apparatus comprises a first induction section comprising a first core and a first coil on the first core. A second induction section comprises a second core and a second coil on the second core.
Persimmon Technologies, Corp.

Movable power coupling and a robot with movable power coupling

An apparatus comprises a first induction section comprising a first core and a first coil on the first core. A second induction section comprises a second core and a second coil on the second core.
Persimmon Technologies, Corp.

Robot and installing signal lamp in robot

A robot in which a signal lamp can be installed easily while maintaining the design property of the robot and a method of installing a signal lamp in the robot are provided. A robot includes: a panel that covers an opening of an upper arm; a side wall arranged so as to surround the opening to connect the panel and the upper arm and formed of a light transmitting member; and a signal lamp provided on an inner side of an enclosure formed by the side wall..
Fanuc Corporation

Robotic manipulator with supplementary damping

An apparatus including a plurality of robot arm links movably connected to one another, where a first one of the robot arm links includes a frame, where the frame has a first end movably connected onto a second one of the robot arm links; and at least one vibration damper arrangement on the frame of the first robot arm link, where the at least one vibration damper arrangement includes at least one viscoelastic element connected to the frame of the first robot arm link by a connection such that, as the frame of the first robot arm link experiences vibrations, the at least one viscoelastic element dampens the vibrations in the frame of the first robot arm link based upon viscoelasticity and the connection of the at least one viscoelastic element to the frame of the first robot arm link.. .
Persimmon Technologies, Corp.

Robot linear drive heat transfer

An apparatus including a movable arm; a robot drive connected to the movable arm; and a heat transfer system. The robot drive includes a first drive configured to extend and retract the movable arm and a second drive configured to move the movable arm and the first drive along a linear path.
Persimmon Technologies, Corp.

Robot linear drive heat transfer

An apparatus including a movable arm; a robot drive connected to the movable arm; and a heat transfer system. The robot drive includes a first drive configured to extend and retract the movable arm and a second drive configured to move the movable arm and the first drive along a linear path.
Persimmon Technologies, Corp.

Field replaceable battery pack and lift counterbalance for a mobile manipulation robot

Systems and methods for improved power supply and use in a battery powered device, such as a mobile manipulation robot, are disclosed. These systems include field replaceable batteries that may be hot-swapped with no robot downtime, methods for automating battery replacement messaging and robot operation when battery power is low, and improved mechanical systems having lower energy requirements, and thus extending the lifetime of the battery operated mobile manipulation robot..
Iam Robotics, Llc

High capacity robot arm

A robot arm includes a wrist, an end effector, and an adjustable joint coupling the end effector to the wrist. The adjustable joint includes a member received in a socket.
Persimmon Technologies, Corp.

Substrate transfer robot and end effector of substrate transfer robot

An end effector of a substrate transfer robot includes a plurality of blades, a blade support section which supports the plurality of blades in such a manner that a gap between the plurality of blades in a substrate perpendicular direction is variable, and a blade drive unit which moves at least one of the plurality of blades in the substrate perpendicular direction relative to another blade of the plurality blades. Each of the plurality of blades includes a first primary surface facing a first side in the substrate perpendicular direction, a second primary surface which is on an opposite side to the first primary surface, a first substrate retaining mechanism which retains the substrate on the first primary surface, and a second substrate retaining mechanism which retains the substrate on the second primary surface..
Kawasaki Jukogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

Automated work piece moment of inertia (moi) identification same

A method and system for identifying a moment of inertia (moi) of a work piece includes coupling the work piece to a manipulator assembly such as a 6-axis robotic arm or 3-axis gimbal. The manipulator assembly includes a force/torque sensor and a motion feedback sensor.
Raytheon Company

Robot apparatus, robot control method, program, and recording medium

A force detector provided between a robot arm and a robot hand detects forces fx, fy, and fz. A robot controller performs a filtering process for the forces fx and fy by a first low-pass filter of a cutoff frequency fc1, moves the robot hand so that the forces fx and fy become smaller, corrects a trajectory of the robot arm, performs a filtering process for the force fz by a second low-pass filter of a cutoff frequency fc2 having a frequency higher than the cutoff frequency fc1, performs a threshold value determination for the force fz, and stops the movement of the robot hand when the force fz exceeds a threshold value during a fitting operation..
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

Method and compliant robotic end-effector

A method and apparatus for performing an operation on a workpiece using a multi-axis compliant end-effector for attachment to a robotic device. The end-effector is positioned at a nominal location of a workpiece feature on which the operation is to be performed.
The Boeing Company

Mode architecture for general purpose robotics

An improved method, system, and apparatus is provided to implement a general architecture for robot systems. A mode execution module is provided to universally execute execution modes on different robotic system.
Magic Leap, Inc.

Method for controlling an industrial robot by touch

A robot and method for controlling an industrial robot, which has a first robot arm, a second robot arm, a joint defining a kinematic pair between the first and second robot arms, an actuator for generating relative movement between the first and second robot arms, and a robot controller for controlling the movements of the actuator. The method includes the steps of: determining a presence of a first torque indication at the actuator to be interpreted as a first command to the robot controller; repeatedly obtaining an external torque value (τext) to obtain an external torque behaviour; comparing the external torque behaviour with the first torque indication; and executing a robot function corresponding to the first command upon detecting that the external torque behaviour corresponds to the first torque indication.
Abb Schweiz Ag

Robot device and non-transitory computer readable medium

A robot device includes a detector and a controller. The detector detects a surrounding situation.
Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.

Robot system

A robot system includes a primary robot frame including a computerized control module providing control commands for the robot system, the primary robot frame including an outer perimeter. The robot system further includes a plurality of submodules, each submodule capable of being selectively docked with the primary robot frame, the submodules each providing different functionality to the robot system.

Metering robot and tool holder for same

The present invention relates to a metering robot for dispensing liquid and/or pasty media having three degrees of freedom of movement oriented perpendicular to one another, having a base having two first linear guides spaced apart in parallel from one another; a portal bridge that is supported in a travelable manner on the two linear guides and that has a second linear guide oriented perpendicular to the two first linear guides; and a third linear guide for the movable guiding of a cart for receiving a metering unit that is oriented perpendicular to the first and second linear guides and that is travelable along the second linear guide. The metering robot has a work space that extends in a region that is located in the longitudinal direction of the two first linear guides in a prolongation of the region that extends directly between the two first linear guides..
Marco Systemanalyse Und Entwicklung Gmbh

Wire electric discharge machine

To provide a wire electric discharge machine which suppresses the machining speed and machining precision from declining, as well as enabling flexible handling in relation to the shapes of various workpieces, and the generation of sludge and gases which varies accompanying the progression of wire electric discharge machining. A wire electric discharge machine that performs electric discharge machining on a workpiece by causing a wire electrode and the workpiece to relatively move, includes an articulated robot, and a suction mechanism provided to a wrist leading end of the articulated robot, and suctions machining waste and gas generated by wire electric discharge machining..
Fanuc Corporation

Device for applying fluids

A device (1) for applying fluids that is suitable for mounting as a tool on a robot arm and method therefor. The device (1) comprises a static element (3), a rotatable element (2) and a coupling point (8), wherein the coupling point (8) connects the static element (3) and the rotatable element (2) in such a way that the rotatability of the rotatable element (2) is effected.
Eftec Europe Holding Ag

System and robotic device and methods of using thereof

A robotic assembly control system is disclosed. The robotic assembly control system includes an exoskeleton apparatus adapted to be worn by a user, at least one robotic assembly, the at least one robotic assembly controlled by the user by way of the exoskeleton, and at least one mobile platform, the at least one mobile platform controlled by the user and wherein the at least one robotic assembly is attached to the at least one mobile platform..
Deka Products Limited Partnership

Robot vacuum cleaner

A robot vacuum cleaner that may increase cleaning efficiency around obstacles includes a main body having an intake to suck in dust and air while the main body is driven on a floor, a shutter installed in front of the intake to be able to move from the main body toward the floor, and a shutter driver configured to supply power to move the shutter.. .
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Automated system for applying disinfectant to the teats of dairy livestock

A method for applying disinfectant to the teats of a dairy livestock includes determining that a stall of a rotary milking platform housing a dairy livestock is located adjacent to a track that has a carriage carrying a robotic arm. The method continues by communicating a first signal that causes operation of a first actuator such that the carriage moves along the track in relation to the rotary milking platform and independent of any physical coupling between the carriage and the rotary milking platform and in a direction corresponding to a direction of rotation of the rotary milking platform.
Technologies Holdings Corp.

Robotic attacher and operation

A robotic attacher includes an arm that extends between the legs of a dairy livestock and a gripping portion coupled to the arm. The gripping portion is operable to rotate such that at a first time, a nozzle is positioned generally on the bottom of the gripping portion, and at a second time, the nozzle is positioned generally on the top of the gripping portion..
Technologies Holdings Corp.

Improved impact resistance for a robotic working tool

A tool (802) adapted to be carried by a tool holder (160) provided in a robotic work tool (100), the tool (802) comprising a slit (801; 901) arranged to receive a pin (804) for attaching said tool (802) to said tool holder (160), wherein said tool (802) is movable such that the pin (804) may be displaced within the slit (801; 901) and wherein the slit is symmetrically located within the tool (802) with respect to at least one of the length and the width of the tool.. .
Husqvarna Ab

Multi-sensor, autonomous robotic vehicle with lawn care function

A robotic vehicle may include one or more functional components configured to execute a lawn care function, a sensor network comprising one or more sensors configured to detect conditions proximate to the robotic vehicle, an object detection module configured to 5 detect objects proximate to the robotic vehicle using contact-less detection, a positioning module configured to determine robotic vehicle position, and a mapping module configured to generate map data regarding a parcel on which the robotic vehicle operates.. .
Husqvarna Ab

Autonomous truck loader and unloader

An autonomous device for loading and unloading trucks comprises a mobile body, a robot arm and a body conveyor system to convey cartons during loading and unloading. A manipulator attaches to a moveable end of the robot arm and is maneuverable within the tight confines of the truck.
State Of Israel, Ministry Of Agriculture & Rural Development, Agricultural Research Organization

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

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Robot having isolated stator and encoder

An apparatus including a housing; a motor having a stator and a rotor, where the stator is connected to the housing; an environment barrier extending between the stator and the rotor; and a sealing system connecting the environment barrier with the housing. The sealing system includes a first seal interface and a second seal interface.
Persimmon Technologies, Corp.

Spatio-temporal awareness engine for priority tree based region selection across multiple input cameras and multimodal sensor empowered awareness engine for target recovery and object path prediction

A spatio-temporal awareness engine combines a low-resolution tracking process and high resolution tracking process to employ an array of imaging sensors to track an object within the visual field. The system utilizes a low-resolution conversion through noise filtering and feature consolidation to load-balance the more computationally-intensive aspects of object tracking, allowing for a more robust system, while utilizing less computer resources.
Airspace Systems Inc.

Robotic programming and motion control

This disclosure describes systems, methods, and devices related to robotic programming and motion control. A robotic device may determine a connection with a controller device, the controller device comprising one or more buttons and a pointing device.
Sisu Devices Llc

Device for transporting objects and conveying and weighing device provided with such transporting devices

Disclosed is an object transporting device for objects such as fruits or vegetables including a receptacle suitable for receiving at least one object, a support and a connecting mechanism for connecting the receptacle to the support in order to interlock them in longitudinal translation, permit a lateral tilting of the receptacle for the purpose of laterally discharging each object carried by the receptacle, and allow a displacement of the receptacle in vertical translation for the weighing of the receptacle and of the object which it carries. The connecting mechanism includes at least one ball interposed and imprisoned between at least one vertical bearing surface of the receptacle and at least one vertical bearing surface of the support in order to be able to roll without sliding on at least one of these vertical bearing surfaces.
Maf Agrobotic

Depth and/or orientation tracker using division of focal plane polarization and/or color camera

An imager utilizes a division of focal plane polarization and color camera to measure motion, depth and orientation of objects in a scene in real-time. In various examples, structured light, polarization-controlled discrete reflectors, and/or spatially varying discrete light sources are used to provide light of controlled polarization and color from an object in a scene to a camera.
Arizona Board Of Regents On Behalf Of The University Of Arizona

Telerobotic shrinkage mining

Provided is a telerobotic mining device for underground mining, and specifically for stope mining, as well as a method of mining using such a device. The telerobitic mining device is capable of remotely moving about a mine and utilizing drill arms to drill a hole within a chosen rock bed.
Penguin Automated Systems Inc.

Pool cleaning robot having a filtering unit and a sensor

A pool cleaning robot that may include a filtering unit for filtering fluid that passes through the filtering unit; a calorimetric sensor for sensing a cleanliness related parameter of the filtering unit while the pool cleaning robot is submerged in the fluid; and a controller that is configured to at least assist in determining, based on the cleanliness related parameter of the filtering unit, a cleanliness of the filtering unit.. .
Maytronics Ltd.

Distribution method and distribution distributing glass substrates and related processing system

The present disclosure proposes a method for distributing glass substrates. The method includes: utilizing a first robot arm to pick up a first substrate and put the first substrate on a first conveyor belt; utilizing a second robot arm to pick up the first substrate and put the first substrate on a second production line; utilizing a third robot arm to pick up a second substrate and put the second substrate on a second conveyor belt; utilizing a fourth robot arm to pick up the second substrate and put the second substrate on a first production line.
Shenzhen China Star Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd.

Inventory item management system, transporting robots and the transporting inventory holder

The present invention discloses an inventory item management system, transporting robots and the method for transporting inventory holder, wherein the transporting robot comprises a lifting unit and a horizontal rotation unit, the lifting unit comprises a first power unit, a lifting shaft and a first supporting part, and the first power unit configured to drive the first supporting part to move along the lifting shaft; the horizontal rotation unit comprises a second supporting part and a second power unit which drives the second supporting part, and the second supporting part and the first supporting part are connected rotatably. The lifting unit has a hollow hole which is disposed in vertical direction internal to the lifting unit, and the lifting shaft is located on one side of the hollow hole.
Zhejiang Guozi Robot Technology Co., Ltd

Robots for transporting inventory holder

The present invention discloses a robot for transporting inventory holders, comprising a chassis, a drive unit, a follow unit and a lift unit. The lift unit comprises a fixing frame, a pallet, a lower connecting plate, a sliding module, a guided screw, a guided screw nut, a motor, an actuating mechanism, a position-limit module, and a positioning module.
Zhejiang Guozi Road Robot Technology Co., Ltd.

Predictively adjustable hydraulic pressure rails

A robotic device may traverse a path in a direction of locomotion. Sensor data indicative of one or more physical features of the environment in the direction of locomotion may be received.
Boston Dynamics, Inc.

Walking robot

A method and apparatus for a walking robot. A first end effector connected to a first end of a robotic arm is moved relative to a surface of a structure and away from a second end effector connected to a second end of the robotic arm.
The Boeing Company

System and a quick-change material turret in a robotic fabrication and assembly platform

Systems and methods for a robotic fabrication and assembly platform providing a plurality of printable materials for fabrication of a three-dimensional object are provided. A method includes activating a pneumatic actuator to extend a quick-change turret from a pneumatic seal.
Advanced Solutions Life Sciences, Llc

Robot device and motor control device

This invention comprehensively detects an operational abnormality caused by a disturbance factor such as contact of a robot arm. A robot device according to the present embodiment is equipped with an articulated arm mechanism, and includes: a plurality of links; a plurality of joints interconnecting the plurality of links; a plurality of motors that generate motive power for driving the plurality of joints; a transmission mechanism that transmits rotation of a drive shaft of a motor of at least one joint among the plurality of joints to a rotary shaft of the at least one joint; a first encoder that detects rotation of the drive shaft of the motor of the at least one joint; a second encoder that detects rotation of the rotary shaft of the at least one joint; and a determining section that determines an operational abnormality based on an encoder pulse that is output from the first encoder and an encoder pulse that is output from the second encoder..
Life Robotics Inc.

Displacement measurement device, robot, and robot arm

A displacement measurement device includes a first structure, a second structure, and a coupling portion configured to couple the first structure with the second structure. The first structure includes a first sensor configured to generate an electrical signal corresponding to displacement between a first attachment portion of the first structure and a second attachment portion of the second structure in the at least one first direction.
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

Machine tool

A machine tool includes: an exterior cover covering a machining area where a workpiece on a worktable is machined by a machining tool; an articulated robot arranged inside the exterior cover and configured to replace the workpiece on the worktable; a controller configured to control a posture of the articulated robot and a coordinate point at which a hand of the articulated robot is positioned; and an air nozzle arranged inside the exterior cover and configured to remove scattered matter that has been generated during machining of the workpiece and has adhered at least to the hand when the articulated robot is set at a predetermined posture or when the hand is moved to a predetermined coordinate point.. .
Fanuc Corporation

Machine tool

A machine tool includes: an exterior cover covering a machining area where a workpiece on a worktable is machined by a machining tool; an articulated robot arranged inside the exterior cover and configured to replace the workpiece; a controller configured to control the posture of the articulated robot and the coordinate point at which a hand of the articulated robot is positioned; and a protective cover arranged inside the exterior cover and configured to protect at least the hand from scattered matter arising due to machining of the workpiece when the articulated robot is set at a predetermined posture or when the hand is moved to a predetermined coordinate point.. .
Fanuc Corporation

Tendon systems for robots

A method of assembling a portion of a robot, including, providing a robot arm having an exterior surface and providing a tendon retaining element, having a first half having a first major surface, defining open channels and a second half having a second major surface. Then, placing a tendon in each of the open channels of the first half and placing the second major surface on the first major surface, thereby creating a set of closed channels each having a tendon passing therethrough and creating a finished tendon retaining element.

Biomimetic limb and robot using the same

The disclosure relates to a biomimetic limb and robot using the same. The biomimetic limb includes: an arm and a biomimetic hand connected to the arm and including at least one biomimetic finger.
Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.

Robot system and maintenance tracking information of module

A robot system and a maintenance method, capable of easily managing maintenance information and/or predicting a failure, with respect to each module constituting a robot. The robot system includes a plurality of robots each having an arm configured as an exchangeable module.
Fanuc Corporation

Social behavior rules for a medical telepresence robot

Devices, systems, and methods for social behavior of a telepresence robot are disclosed herein. A telepresence robot may include a drive system, a control system, an object detection system, and a social behaviors component.
Irobot Corporation

Robot behavior generation method

A robot behavior generation method includes: generating a human body model; generating a robot model; creating associations between the human body model and the robot model; acquiring first motion data indicating movement of a human body model; selectively choosing movement feature indices having first unknown motion data that indicates movement of the human body model, and setting an evaluation standard for a reproduction error with respect to the normative motion data; selecting a constraint necessary for a robot to move, included in second unknown motion data that indicates the movement of the robot model; calculating first unknown motion data and second unknown motion data the reproduction errors of which based on the evaluation standard are minimum under the association and the constraint; and using the second unknown motion data to control the robot.. .
National Institute Of Advanced Industrial Science And Technology

Robot control device having function for limiting speed and/or acceleration of robot

A robot control device includes: a robot tool tip position calculator configured to calculate a position of a tip part of a tool of a robot; an operation limited region setting unit provided for a user to set an operation limited region having a desired size; a determination unit configured to determine whether or not the position of the tip part of the tool is within the operation limited region; and an operation limiting unit configured to, in the case where the position of the tip part of the tool is within the operation limited region, limit at least one of a speed and an acceleration of the robot.. .
Fanuc Corporation

Apparatus and methods for control of robot actions based on corrective user inputs

Robots have the capacity to perform a broad range of useful tasks, such as factory automation, cleaning, delivery, assistive care, environmental monitoring and entertainment. Enabling a robot to perform a new task in a new environment typically requires a large amount of new software to be written, often by a team of experts.
Brain Corporation

Control device for controlling robot by learning action of person, robot system, and production system

A control device for a robot for performing an operation in cooperation with a person, the control device includes a machine learning device including a recognition unit for classifying an action of the person, and a learning unit for learning the action of the person, while the person performs an operation in cooperation with the robot; and an action control unit for controlling the action of the robot based on a result of the classification of the recognition unit.. .
Fanuc Corporation

Robot operation device and program

In order to make learning efficient for a robot, a robot operation device is provided with operation information input units for generating operation information specifying a state of a robot on the basis of an operation by an operator, a control unit for controlling the robot on the basis of the operation information, a non-operation information collecting unit for collecting non-operation information which is information that relates to the operator and does not affect the state of the robot, an action analysis unit for estimating the state of the operator on the basis of the non-operation information, and an action learning unit for learning the operation of the operator on the basis of the operation information and the estimation result of the action analysis unit.. .
Hitachi, Ltd.

Assembly equipment and assembly method

Assembly equipment comprises a base, a first holding hand provided in a first robot arm set on the base, a second holding hand provided in a second robot arm set on the base, and a control device configured to control the first and second robot arms and the first and second holding hands. The first holding hand comprises an attachment connected to the first robot arm and having a rotation shaft, and an aligning holding mechanism provided in a rotation mechanism having a rotation shaft located to intersect the rotation shaft of the attachment or located in a skewed positional relationship with the rotation shaft of the attachment.
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

Production process for stamped parts of high mechanical resistance, through controlled electric heating

A production process for stamped parts carried out from bales of sheets (1), a first moving robot (2), a heating device (3) with a liquid cooling unit (4), a second moving robot (4), a hydraulic press (5) with a specific molding tool, a third moving robot (6), and a conveyor belt (8), controlled by an electronic control unit. Said specific molding tool is provided with channels for cooling done through heat exchange, via water circulation, where the cooling rate is controlled by means of the liquid's flow and temperature control..
Aethra Sistemas Automotivos S/a

Methods and systems for plasma cleaning a container using a magnet

An example method for plasma cleaning a container includes generating plasma flowing within the container, applying a magnet to an exterior surface of the container causing the plasma within the container to be attracted to the magnet, and moving the magnet in a motion over the exterior surface to control movement of the plasma within the container and to clean one or more areas of the container with the plasma according to the motion. An example system for plasma cleaning a container includes a power source, a gas inlet on the container for dispersing a gas within the container, and based on current flowing, the gas converts to plasma.
The Boeing Company

Dealing robot device with dual card shoes

A dealing robot device with dual card shoes is provided in the present application. The dealing robot device comprises a machine robotic arm, an electric poker rack, a controller and dual card shoes.
Taiwan Intelligent Robotics Company Ltd.

Intelligent infusion system and infusion method using intelligent infusion system

An intelligent infusion system and an infusion method using an intelligent infusion system are disclosed. The system includes: a positioning device configured to determine a coordinate origin; an imaging device configured to capture a first image of an object in a first state and a second image of the object in a second state; a processing device configured to compare the first image and the second image to determine one or more objects to be processed and image data of each object to be processed; a calculation device configured to select a target object, select a first position on the target object, and determine coordinates of the first position based on the coordinate origin; and a control device configured to control a robotic arm to reach a liquid input region, and control the robotic arm to move a infusion needle to the coordinates of the first position for liquid infusion..
Beijing Boe Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd.

Medical system

The present invention can cope with both localized treatment and large-scale invasive surgery and reduces operating time. Provided is a medical system comprising: a first robot arm provided with a first manipulator including a first treatment section and with a first imaging unit having a field of view that includes a movable range of the first treatment section; a second imaging unit having a field of view that is wider than said field of view; a display unit that displays video from the first or second imaging unit; a switching unit that switches the video; an operation unit for inputting operation command for the first manipulator and the first robot arm; and a control unit that controls the first manipulator and the first robot arm on the basis of the operation command.
Olympus Corporation

Systems and methods for ligament balancing in robotic surgery

Systems and methods for ligament balancing during robotic surgery. One or more transducers are positioned within a knee joint to detect forces indicative of tension in ligaments and to provide output based on the detected forces.
Bonutti Skeletal Innovations Llc

Cleaning robot and controlling the same

An aspect of the present disclosure, there is provided a cleaning robot comprising a cleaning robot antenna unit configured to receive a radio frequency (rf) signal transmitted from a station; and a controller configured to extract a received signal strength indicator (rssi) value by processing the rf signal received by the cleaning robot antenna unit and control movement of the cleaning robot to dock to the station based on the extracted rssi value.. .

Robotic vacuum cleaner

The invention relates to a robotic vacuum cleaner comprising a base mounted on wheels, a dust collector, and a floor nozzle arranged on the base for taking in an air flow into the robotic vacuum cleaner, the floor nozzle being adjustable in height with respect to the base.. .
Eurofilters Holding N.v.

Tracking user activity for digital content

High conversion rate content can be displayed with primary content from one or more publishers in order to determine whether the content is being displayed to human users or provided to automated processes such as robots. Convertible content such as advertising will generally result in conversions or other actions within an expected range of occurrences.
Amazon Technologies, Inc.

Voice interaction device and control method therefor

Provided is a voice interaction device capable of turning lines of sight of eyes of an interactive robot to a conversation partner without inhibiting voice interaction. The voice interaction device is incorporated in the interactive robot.
Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

User interface with real time pictograph representation of parameter settings

Provided is an electric arc generation system comprising a robot, an electric arc torch attached to the robot, a power supply configured to provide an electrical power output to the torch, and a user interface for adjusting a plurality of power supply parameters. The user interface comprises a display.
Lincoln Global, Inc.

Detection method and detection detecting three-dimensional position of object

A detection apparatus for detecting a three-dimensional position of an object includes a feature point detecting unit that, with consecutive or at least alternately consecutive two images among multiple images sequentially imaged when a robot is moving being a first image and a second image, detects multiple feature points in the second image including one feature point detected in the first image; a distance calculating unit that calculates a distance between the one feature point of the first image and the multiple feature points of the second image; and a feature point determining unit that determines a feature point for which the distance is the shortest. With consecutive or at least alternately consecutive next two images being the first image and the second image, processing for determining a feature point for which the distance is the shortest is repeated, thereby tracking the feature points of the object..
Fanuc Corporation

Self-propelled surface treating device

A self-propelled surface treating device, in particular a cleaning robot, with a device housing and a collision detection device for detecting a collision between the surface treating device and an obstacle, wherein the collision detection device has at least one touch-sensitive contact sensor. In order to protect the surface treating device against impacts in the vertical direction, it is proposed that the touch-sensitive contact sensor be a vertical contact sensor, which is arranged on the device housing in such a way that its detection area is vertically aligned during a movement with the surface treating device conventionally oriented, so that the vertical contact sensor is configured to detect a force acting vertically on the surface treating device..
Vorwerk & Co. Lnterholding Gmbh

General purpose robotics operating system with unmanned and autonomous vehicle extensions

The present disclosure provides a general purpose operating system (gpros) that shows particular usefulness in the robotics and automation fields. The operating system provides individual services and the combination and interconnections of such services using built-in service extensions, built-in completely configurable generic services, and ways to plug in additional service extensions to yield a comprehensive and cohesive framework for developing, configuring, assembling, constructing, deploying, and managing robotics and/or automation applications.
Perrone Robotics, Inc.

Assisted roadmap generation

Systems and methods related to roadmaps for mobile robotic devices are provided. A computing device can receive a roadmap.
X Development Llc

Eccentricity calculating method, rotary encoder, robotic arm and robot apparatus

The present invention provides: a rotary encoder checking an eccentricity state of a scale by sensor units; and related matters. The scale moves, relatively to the sensor units, around a rotational axis line.
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

Piston linkage and axle drive assembly

A dual directional actuator may be linked to another actuator, device, object, or joint (e.g., a robotic limb or the like). A linkage mechanism may securely couple the actuator to the other actuator, device, object, or joint.
Quality Manufacturing Inc.

Method and honing a workpiece

A honing machine using a robot to load gears into a loadbox at a loadbox station. The loadbox moves downstream to a position over an empty pallet in a pallet load station where the gears are released into the empty pallet.
Gehring L.p.

Object handling system and method

An object handling system is described, the system having two substantially perpendicular sets of rails forming a grid above a workspace, the workspace having a plurality of stacked containers. The system includes a series of robotic load handling devices operating on the grid above the workspace, the load handling devices having a body mounted on wheels.
Ocado Innovation Limited

Self-assembling persistent space platform

A spacecraft includes a plurality of deployable module elements, at least one of the deployable module elements including a robotic manipulator, the spacecraft being reconfigurable from a launch configuration to an on-orbit configuration. In the launch configuration, the deployable module elements are disposed in a launch vehicle in a first arrangement.
Space Systems/loral, Llc

Legged mechanism, walking robot, controlling posture, and recording medium

A walking robot (1) includes a body (20) joined with an upper part of two legs (10) so that the body has a changeable posture relative to the legs; and a posture control unit (105, 106, 107) configured to control a posture of the body stably in accordance with states of the legs (10) and the body (20). The walking robot includes: a state calculation unit (101, 102, 103) configured to calculate periodically, from angular information on the legs (10) and the body (20), angular momentum p1 around a lower end of the leg in a stance phase and integral pi1 of the angular momentum; and a stabilization determination unit (104) configured to determine whether the calculated angular momentum p1 and integral pi1 are approaching or getting away from target values, and output a result of the determination to the posture control unit (105, 106, 107)..
Osaka University

Unmanned ground vehicle track systems

This specification describes unmanned ground vehicle track systems. In some examples, an unmanned ground vehicle includes a frame having right and left sides and right and left track assemblies, each track assembly being coupled to a corresponding side of the frame in parallel with the other track assembly.
Irobot Defense Holdings, Inc.

Electrical charging system for a robot

An electrical charging system including an electrical charger assembly with a charger base coupled to an electrical power source. There is a first male terminal member terminating in a first electrical contact with at least two curved external surfaces and one flat surface.
Locus Robotics Corporation

Robot arm mechanism

This invention designs durability among components in accordance with maintenance man-hours and maintenance cost. A robot arm mechanism according to the present embodiment includes an arm section capable of changing state between a rigid state and a bent state; a supporting section that supports the arm section in the rigid state; a housing section that houses the arm section in the bent state; and a conveying section that sends the arm section out forward from the supporting section, draws back the arm section rearward to the supporting section, and conveys the arm section between the supporting section and the housing section.
Life Robotics Inc.

Force detecting device, driving unit, and robot

A force detecting device includes a first member configuring a part of a driving device that performs at least one of generation and transmission of a driving force, a second member, and a piezoelectric element disposed between the first member and the second member and configured to output a signal according to an external force.. .
Seiko Epson Corporation

Voice interaction device and control method therefor

Provided is a voice interaction device capable of reducing a sense of unfriendliness given to a conversation partner. The voice interaction device is incorporated in an interactive robot.
Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

Robot system including robot supported by movable carriage

The robot system includes a carriage for supporting a robot. The robot system includes a camera, and a mark disposed in a workspace.
Fanuc Corporation

Robot control apparatus, robot, and robot system

A robot control apparatus includes a processor that is configured to execute computer-executable instruction so as to control a robot including a force detection section, wherein the processor is configured to reset the force detection section before a first target object is inserted into a second target object and after the first target object has been inserted into the second target object.. .
Seiko Epson Corporation

Production system for performing cooperative work by operator and robot

A production system includes a robot, a robot controller, and a person detection part. The controller includes first speed comparison unit that has the function of activating a power cutoff unit so as to stop an operation of the robot when a current speed exceeds a predetermined reference speed; and an external-force comparison unit that has the function of activating the power cutoff unit so as to stop the operation of the robot when a current force applied to the robot exceeds a predetermined reference force.
Fanuc Corporation

Horizontal articulated robot

A horizontal articulated robot includes a support unit, a movable unit provided in the support unit, from which an end effector is detachable, and a control unit that controls the movable unit, wherein the control unit is provided in the support unit and the end effector is connected to the control unit.. .
Seiko Epson Corporation

Vibrator, vibration-type driving device, image forming apparatus, robot, and pan head

A vibrator of a vibration-type driving device according to an aspect of the present invention includes a first vibrating member that includes first protrusions protruding in a first direction, a second vibrating member that includes second protrusions protruding in a direction that is opposite to the first direction, and an electric-mechanical energy conversion element that is fixed to the first vibrating member. The first protrusions and the second protrusions each have a hollow structure, and the first vibrating member and the second vibrating member are disposed in such a manner that a surface of the first vibrating member on which the first protrusions are not formed and a surface of the second vibrating member on which the second protrusions are not formed face each other..
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

Autonomous painting systems and related methods

An automated mobile paint robot, according to particular embodiments, comprises: (1) a wheeled base; (2) at least one paint sprayer; (3) at least one pump; (4) a vision system; (5) a gps navigation system; and (5) a computer controller configured to: (a) generate a room painting plan using one or more inputs from the gps navigation system, vision system, etc.; (b) control movement of the automated mobile paint robot across a support surface: (c) use the vision system to position the wheeled base in a suitable position from which to paint a desired area using the at least one paint sprayer; and (d) use the at least one pump to activate the at least one paint sprayer to paint a swath (e.g., swatch) of paint from the suitable position.. .
Integrated Construction Enterprises, Inc.

Object tracking system performance display

Systems, methods and software products optimize installation and operation of an object tracking system. Performance of the athlete tracking system is continually monitored and optimized based upon one or more of: statically positioned tags, grouping tags within two or more tag sets to assign ping rates, selecting receiver configuration and aim dynamically based upon environmental and situational conditions.
Isolynx, Llc

Robotic athletic training or sporting method, apparatus, system, and computer program product

According to one exemplary embodiment, a computer implemented personified sporting apparatus, system, method and/or computer program product may provide an electronically and programmably controlled sporting device. Certain embodiments include one or two or more robots with one two or more sporting devices coupled to each robot(s).

Immersive three-dimensional display for robotic surgery

An immersive display for use in a robotic surgical system includes a support arm, a housing mounted to the support arm and configured to engage with a face of the user, at least two eyepiece assemblies disposed in the housing and configured to provide a three-dimensional display, and at least one sensor, wherein the sensor enables operation of the robotic surgical system, and wherein the support arm is actuatable to move the housing for ergonomic positioning.. .
Verb Surgical Inc.

Methods of fusing a sacroiliac joint with an additively manufactured sacroiliac joint implant

A system for fixating a dysfunctional sacroiliac joint for si joint fusion, the system including a sacroiliac joint implant and a delivery tool configured for approaching a sacroiliac joint. The system may include an implant having a porous 3d matrix structure and may be manufactured by laser or electron beam additive manufacturing.
Jcbd, Llc

Intelligent orthopedic surgical system

An intelligent orthopedic surgical system comprises a switcher, a surgical location device, a surgical planning and monitoring device connected to the switcher, a c-arm x-ray apparatus and an orthopedic surgical robot. The orthopedic surgical robot comprises a robot body, a robot arm fixed to the robot body, an intelligent bone drill fixed to the robot arm, a communication module, a robot arm control module, an intelligent bone drill control module and a surgical robot electrical control module.
Shenzhen Xinjunte Smart Medical Equipment Co., Ltd

Automated calibration of endoscopes with pull wires

A surgical robotic system automatically calibrates tubular and flexible surgical tools such as endoscopes. By compensating for unideal behavior of an endoscope, the surgical robotic system can accurately model motions of the endoscope and navigate the endoscope while performing a surgical procedure on a patient.
Auris Surgical Robotics, Inc.

System and autonomous mopping of a floor surface

A mobile robot configured to travel across a residential floor or other surface while cleaning the surface with a cleaning pad and cleaning solvent is disclosed. The robot includes a controller for managing the movement of the robot as well as the treatment of the surface with a cleaning solvent.
Irobot Corporation

Systems and methods to command a robotic cleaning device to move to a dirty region of an area

In one aspect, a device includes a processor and storage accessible to the processor. The storage bears instructions executable by the processor to receive an image of an area from a camera, and to execute image recognition on the first image to identify a dirty region in the area.
Lenovo (singapore) Pte. Ltd.

Controller in wireless communication with operation panel, wireless module, and wireless repeater

A controller, a wireless module and a wireless repeater, by which a possibility of interruption of wireless communication between the controller and a wireless operation panel can be significantly reduced. The wireless system includes a robot and a controller for controlling the robot.
Fanuc Corporation

Piezoelectric element, piezoelectric actuator, piezoelectric motor, robot, electronic component transporting apparatus, printer, ultrasonic transducer, and manufacturing piezoelectric element

A piezoelectric element includes: a piezoelectric body; and a first electrode which is disposed on the piezoelectric body, and in which in a plan view viewed from a direction where the first electrode and the piezoelectric body are aligned, a region which is a surface of the piezoelectric body on which the first electrode is disposed, located at a vicinity of the first electrode, and within 10 μm from an outer edge of the first electrode has a crystal surface.. .
Seiko Epson Corporation

Radio frequency scanner

A radio frequency (rf) scanner system provided with a multi-axis articulated robot and a sensor suite positioned on a first end of the multi-axis articulated robot. The sensor suite is provided with a shield, an antenna array probe, and a surface sensor.
The Board Of Regents Of The University Of Oklahoma

Driving device, piezoelectric motor, electronic component conveyance apparatus, and robot

A driving device includes a plurality of motive power generators that receive electric power supply and generate motive power, the plurality of motive power generators form a plurality of sets of motive power generators in which two or more of the motive power generators are electrically parallel-connected, and the plurality of sets of motive power generators are electrically series-connected. A driving device includes a plurality of vibrators that receive electric power supply and vibrate and provide drive power for driving a driven member to the driven member, the plurality of vibrators form a plurality of sets of vibrators in which two or more of the vibrators are electrically parallel-connected, and the plurality of sets of vibrators are electrically series-connected..
Seiko Epson Corporation

Piezoelectric actuator, piezoelectric motor, robot, electronic component conveyance apparatus, printer, and manufacturing piezoelectric actuator

A piezoelectric actuator includes a vibrator having a vibrating part including a piezoelectric element and a transmitting portion provided in the vibrating part and transmitting drive power to a driven part, and an energizing part that may energize the vibrator toward the driven part, wherein the energizing part has a base portion connected to the vibrator and a pair of spring portions integrally formed with the base portion.. .
Seiko Epson Corporation

Robot system and incline detection method

A robot system includes: a robotic hand configured to load and unload a workpiece into and from a cassette in which a plurality of workpieces are aligned in a first direction; a sensor configured to detect the workpiece; a transporter configured to change a relative position of the sensor with respect to the cassette in the first direction and in a second direction; and circuitry configured to: control the transporter to arrange the sensor at a first position; command the sensor to scan in the first direction, to acquire first mapping data; control the transporter to arrange the sensor at a second position by changing the relative position of the sensor in the second direction; command the sensor to scan in the first direction, to acquire second mapping data; and determine that one or more of the workpieces are inclined based on the first and second mapping data.. .
Kabushiki Kaisha Yaskawa Denki

Vending profits

The portable snack vending apparatus comprises a display module with one or more cylindrical containers positioned in a multi-layered stacked configuration, wherein each container is configured to store the predefined snack and disperse the snack based on a user input to a mixer section via a dropping funnel. A control module comprising an electronic interface with a microcontroller to receive a payment from a user and one or more icons to allow the user to selectively choose the snack from one or more cylindrical containers positioned in the display module.

Virtual reality display of pipe inspection data

One aspect provides a method of projecting pipe data into a virtual reality system, including: obtaining, using a pipe inspection robot, pipe data relating to one or more pipe segments in a pipe network; processing, using a processor, the pipe data to format the pipe data for virtual panoramic display; providing, using the processor, the formatted pipe data to a virtual reality system. Other aspects are described and claimed..
Redzone Robotics, Inc.

Simultaneous kinematic and hand-eye calibration

Described are machine vision systems and methods for simultaneous kinematic and hand-eye calibration. A machine vision system includes a robot or motion stage and a camera in communication with a control system.
Cognex Corporation

Device, method, and computer-readable recording medium for editing and playing robot motion

A device for editing and playing a robot motion comprises: a storage configured to store a 3d image file of a robot and further store time-dependent stationary postures of the robot edited by a user input in units of key frames; and a robot motion viewer configured to display, as a video, motion units of the robot obtained by connecting the stationary postures stored in units of key frames using an interpolation technique.. .
Robotis Co., Ltd.

Path and load localization and operations supporting automated warehousing using robotic forklifts or other material handling vehicles

Automated inventory management and material (or container) handling removes the requirement to operate fully automatically or all-manual using conventional task dedicated vertical storage and retrieval (s&r) machines. Inventory requests automated vehicles plan their own movements to execute missions over a container yard, warehouse aisles or roadways, sharing this space with manually driven trucks.
Cybernet Systems Corp.

Machine learning device and machine learning learning optimal object grasp route

A machine learning device according to the present invention learns an operation condition of a robot that stores a plurality of objects disposed on a carrier device in a container using a hand for grasping the objects. The machine learning device includes a state observation unit for observing the positions and postures of the objects and a state variable including at least one of cycle time to store the objects in the container and torque and vibration occurring when the robot grasps the objects during operation of the robot; a determination data obtaining unit for obtaining determination data for determining a margin of each of the cycle time, the torque, and the vibration against an allowance value; and a learning unit for learning the operation condition of the robot in accordance with a training data set constituted of a combination of the state variable and the determination data..
Fanuc Corporation

Learning to schedule control fragments for physics-based character simulation and robots using deep q-learning

The disclosure provides an approach for learning to schedule control fragments for physics-based virtual character simulations and physical robot control. Given precomputed tracking controllers, a simulation application segments the controllers into control fragments and learns a scheduler that selects control fragments at runtime to accomplish a task.
Disney Enterprises, Inc.

Robot that diagnoses failure, failure diagnosis system, failure diagnosis method, and recording medium

A robot, failure diagnosis system, failure diagnosis method, and recording medium that enable easy diagnosis of a failure of a robot are provided. In a robot 100, a failure diagnosis unit 150 diagnoses a failure of the robot 100, based on a spontaneous self motion made by the robot 100 independently of a predetermined target without interaction with the predetermined target..
Casio Computer Co., Ltd.

Autonomous robotic airship inspection system for large-scale tank interiors

Designing intrinsically safe robotic inspection systems used for unmanned navigation and inspection of large tanks with hazardous and explosive atmosphere is challenging. The disclosed methods and devices provide solutions to overcome such challenge.
Chevron U.s.a. Inc.

Identification information for warehouse navigation

An example method includes receiving image data captured by a sensor on a robotic device. The robotic device is in a warehouse, including multiple inventory items stored at storage locations in the warehouse.
X Development Llc

Mobile robot area cleaning

A cleaning robot includes a chassis, a drive system connected to the chassis and configured to drive the robot, a signal generator and sensor carried by the chassis, and a controller in communication with the drive system and the sensor. The signal generator directs a signal toward the floor surface.
Irobot Corporation

Time-dependent navigation of telepresence robots

A telepresence robot may include a drive system, a control system, an imaging system, and a mapping module. The mapping module may access a map of an area and tags associated with the area.
Irobot Corporation

Off-line-programming jog assist device, jog assist method, and recording medium storing jog assist program

An off-line-programming jog assist device includes a teaching-point setting unit that sets a teaching point specified by a user on a surface of an object that is disposed in a virtual space and that has a ridgeline; a ridgeline searching unit that searches for a point on the ridgeline in the vicinity of the teaching point; a direction calculating unit that calculates a tangential direction, a principal-normal direction, and a binormal direction at the point on the ridgeline; and a target-coordinate-system calculating unit that calculates a target coordinate system on the basis of the position of the point on the ridgeline, the tangential direction, the principal-normal direction, the binormal direction, and predetermined parameters; and a move-command generating unit that generates a move command so as to cause a tool coordinate system that is set for a robot in the virtual space to coincide with the target coordinate system.. .
Fanuc Corporation

Robot assembly device

A robot assembling device is provided including a storage configured to store a 3-dimensional (3d) image file with respect to a plurality of components configuring a robot, an identification (id) with respect to each of a plurality of robot modules operating the plurality of components or related thereto, position information, characteristic information, required voltage information, information on an electrical connection between the plurality of robot modules, and information on an electrical connection the plurality of robot modules and a controller configured to control the plurality of robot modules, and a robot assembly viewer configured to display a 3d image with respect to each of the plurality of components, and display information regarding at least one among the plurality of robot modules, which is connectable to the controller, and information regarding robot modules connectable to each other on an assembly display window using information on an electrical connection.. .
Robotis Co., Ltd.

Performing antimicrobial susceptibility testing and related systems and methods

In some aspects, automated rapid antimicrobial susceptibility testing systems for performing a multi-assay testing sequence can include an automated incubation assembly having a nest assembly adapted to house at least one test panel having a plurality of wells for receiving a sample comprising microorganisms originating from a clinical sample, the incubation assembly facilitating incubation of one or more test panels in order to undergo the multi-assay testing sequence; a robotic handling assembly configured to accept one or more incoming test panels and move them to and from the incubation assembly for incubation between each assay of the multi-assay testing sequence; an automated liquid handling assembly configured to exchange one or more fluids in the plurality of wells of the test panels; and an optical assembly for interrogation and readout of each assay of the multi-assay testing sequence being performed in the plurality of wells.. .
Selux Diagnostics, Inc.

Method and robotic, in-pipe water quality testing

One embodiment provides a pipe inspection robot, including: a powered track system providing movement to the pipe inspection robot; a sensor component comprising a water quality probe; and a processor; said processor configured to: operate the water quality probe to collect water quality data related to a fluid contained within a pipe; and communicate the water quality data collected over a network connection. Other aspects are described and claimed..
Redzone Robotics, Inc.

Status determining robot, status determining system, status determining method, and non-transitory recording medium

Provided are a robot, a status determining system, a status determining method, and a non-transitory recording medium, capable of determining a status of the robot. This robot includes an image information obtainer that captures a mirror image of the robot on a mirror surface that reflects visible light, and a determiner that determines a status of the robot based on the mirror image of the robot captured by the image information obtainer..
Casio Computer Co., Ltd.

Method and pipe imaging with chemical analysis

One embodiment provides a method for identifying a target object of a pipe wall, including: positioning a pipe inspection robot within a pipe; emitting, using a terahertz (thz) beam source of the pipe inspection robot, a laser beam towards a target object; receiving, using a thz receiver of the pipe inspection robot, thz data related to the target object; analyzing, using a processor, the thz data; and determining, based on the analyzing, an identity of the object. Other aspects are described and claimed..
Redzone Robotics, Inc.

Direct high voltage water heater

A direct high voltage flow-through water heater system transmits high voltage power to a remote ice penetrating robot, converts the power to heat in a very small space, and then uses the heat to melt the ice, providing a path ahead of the robot allowing penetration deeper into a remote ice-covered location, such ice of substantial (e.g., kilometers) thickness, such as, for example, glacial ice caps. High voltage, low current, ac power is passed through a moving conducting fluid, inducing resistive heating in the fluid with 100% efficiency.

Robot and gear device

A robot includes a first member, a second member that is provided so as to be movable around the first member, and a gear device that transmits driving force from one of the first member and the second member to the other. The gear device includes a contact portion where two surfaces come into contact with each other and a lubricant, which is disposed on the contact portion and of which a change rate of worked penetration caused by a worked stability test is within a range of −16% to +16% inclusive..
Seiko Epson Corporation

Robot, robot system, and robot control apparatus

A robot includes a movable unit, a drive part that drives the movable unit, and a power supply part having an insulated power supply that supplies power to the drive part, wherein the drive part is provided in the movable unit.. .
Seiko Epson Corporation

Robotic carton unloader with integral extraction mechanism

A robotic carton unloader for unloading a carton pile resting on a floor includes a mobile body movable across the floor on more than one wheel. A conveyor system mounted on the mobile body conveys unloaded cartons thereon.
Intelligrated Headquarters, Llc

Robotic parking device and handling method

A robotic parking device is described. The device includes a number of stacks of containers as shown in fig.
Ocado Innovation Limited

Method, apparatus, and system for robotic article handling

A robotic handling apparatus includes a vertical motion mechanism and a first arm member connected to the vertical motion mechanism. The first arm member is movable in a vertical direction by the vertical motion mechanism.
Yaskawa America Inc.

Method of and producing vehicle body assembly

A vehicle body assembling apparatus includes a lower jig, an upper jig movable by an arm of a robot, and a joining device. The joining device performs joining operations for lower component parts (e.g., a temporary assembly of a rear floor frame) transported by the upper jig and positioned by the lower jig, upper component parts (e.g., a temporary assembly of a rear floor panel) held by the upper jig, and a temporary assembly of a vertical assembly (e.g., rear floor component) formed by overlapping the upper assembly with the lower assembly, above the lower jig at different timings..
Honda Motor Co., Ltd

Injection molding system, injection molding machine, and peripheral device

An injection molding system capable of easily calculating relative position information between a movable part of an injection molding machine and a movable part of a peripheral device is provided. A first control unit 110 of an injection molding machine 2 calculates first relative position information which is relative position information of a first movement position m1 set to a movable part 50 in relation to a first reference position k1 set to a first connection portion 80.
Fanuc Corporation

Robot, gear device, and manufacturing gear device

A robot includes a first member, a second member that is provided so as to be movable around the first member, and a gear device that transmits driving force from one of the first member and the second member to the other. The gear device includes an internal gear, a flexible external gear that has an external tooth portion, which partially meshes with the internal gear, and a body portion, which is linked to the external tooth portion in a direction of a rotation axis, and a wave generator that comes into contact with the external gear and moves a position where the internal gear and the external gear are meshed with each other in a circumferential direction.
Seiko Epson Corporation

Robot, robot control method, and robot system

A robot directly recognizes an emotion of a user and controls an operation in a conversation by exchanging messages in the conversation between the user and the robot is provided. The robot is able to communicate with a mobile terminal carried by the user and includes: a storage unit configured to store a plurality of applications to control motions of the robot in advance; a reception unit configured to receive a message for a conversation with the robot which is transmitted from the mobile terminal; a selection unit configured to select one application from the plurality of applications based on instruction information included in the message; and a control unit configured to control a mechanism to actuate the robot based on the selected application..
Vstone Co., Ltd.

Robot operating a teleoperative process

A system and a method for carrying out a teleoperative process, wherein an image recording device and a tool are used. The tool may be guided by a first manipulator, and a currently captured region of the image recording device is determined.
Kuka Roboter Gmbh

Robot control device, robot, and robot system

A robot control device calculates an evaluation value, based on a partial point cloud included in a plurality of areas corresponding to a gripping unit of a robot for gripping a target object, of a three-dimensional point cloud representing a three-dimensional shape of a surface of the target object. The robot control device calculates a position and an attitude of the gripping unit taken when the gripping unit is made to grip the target object, based on the calculated evaluation value.
Seiko Epson Corporation

Carrier device for taking out objects one by one by optimal route

A carrier device includes a conveyor configured to carry objects supplied continuously; an object detection unit configured to detect the positions and orientations of the objects disposed in a predetermined area on the conveyor; a combination calculation unit, when a robot grasps multiple objects, out of the objects, with a hand and places the grasped objects in a container, configured to calculate combinations of sequences to grasp the objects by the hand; an index calculation unit configured to calculate an index for each combination using the distances and rotation amounts between the objects to be grasped by the hand based on the positions and orientations of the objects; and a robot control unit configured to determine the sequences to grasp the objects by the hand based on the indexes, and grasping the objects and placing the objects in the containers in accordance with the determined sequences.. .
Fanuc Corporation

Robot control device, robot, and robot system

A robot control device includes a processor that is configured to execute computer-executable instruction so as to control a robot, wherein the processor is configured to determine that a control target of force control is achieved, based on two conditions made up of a range condition in the case where an output from a force detection unit provided in a robot is within a predetermined range and a continuation condition in the case where a state that satisfies the range condition is continued.. .
Seiko Epson Corporation

Robot control device, robot, and robot system

A robot control device moves an arm, which includes seven or more axes, included in a robot on the basis of usability information in which usable arm postures are determined among a plurality of arm postures that the arm can take when an arm position associated with the arm coincides with a target position serving as a target for changing the arm position.. .
Seiko Epson Corporation

Control device for robot

A control device controlling a robot including a driving unit, a moving unit that is slidable along a predetermined track and a predetermined shaft that is slidably supported by the moving unit includes an instruction value calculating unit calculating an instruction value that drives the driving unit such that the moving unit is moved to a target position, an accelerating-speed calculating unit calculating an angular accelerating speed of when the instruction value changes, a gravity-center distance calculating unit calculating a gravity center distance, a correction instruction-value calculating unit calculating a correction instruction value by correcting the instruction value such that a position of the gravity center which is projected on the predetermined track approaches the target position, and a driving control unit controlling the driving unit based on the correction instruction value.. .
Denso Wave Incorporated

Method for the automatic configuration of an external control system for the open-loop and/or closed-loop control of a robot system

A method is provided for automatic configuring of an external control system for open-loop and/or closed-loop control of a robot system. In the method, an external control system and a robot system, including at least one manipulator and a robot controller, are provided.
Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft

Hand device

A hand device includes: a first hand fixed to a robot arm; a second hand that has a workpiece stage on which a workpiece is placed and that is coupled to the first hand; a positioning mechanism that positions the second hand relative to the first hand when the second hand is to be coupled to the first hand; and a coupling mechanism that couples the second hand having been positioned by the positioning mechanism to the first hand, and uncouples the second hand from the first hand, wherein the hand device is configured to clamp the workpiece between the first hand and the second hand by moving at least a part of the first hand toward the second hand.. .
Fanuc Corporation

Systems and methods for allocating tasks to a plurality of robotic devices

Methods and systems for allocating tasks to robotic devices are provided. An example method includes receiving information associated with task logs for a plurality of robotic devices and in a computing system configured to access a processor and memory, determining information associated with a health level for the plurality of robotic devices based on the information associated with the task logs.
X Development Llc

Industrial robot

An industrial robot with parallel kinematics is proposed which is equipped with a robot base (1), a carrier element (2) for receiving a gripper, a tool or a machine element, at least two moveable actuating units (4), one of which ends is connected to actuating-unit drives (6) arranged on the robot base (1) and the other end is moveably connected to the carrier element (2), a telescope (13) that is moveably arranged between the robot base (1) and the carrier element (2), a first joint (17) with multiple degrees of freedom, by means of which joint the telescope (13) is moveably held on the robot base (1), a second joint (23) with multiple degrees of freedom, by means of which joint the telescope (13) is moveably held on the carrier element (2), whereby the position of the first joint (17) can be displaceably arranged relative to the robot base (1).. .
Majatronic Gmbh

Flexible and local laser shroud

Systems and methods according to one or more embodiments are provided for a flexible and local laser shroud that conforms to a contoured work surface and confines laser light energy from a laser end effector to the work surface. In one example, a system includes a laser end effector coupled to a robotic arm to provide laser light energy to a work surface.
The Boeing Company

Laser processing system

A laser processing system includes a laser processing apparatus having a laser oscillator, a processing apparatus main body, and a laser nozzle that is provided in the processing apparatus main body, a robot for transferring a workpiece to a machining position of the laser nozzle to perform predetermined machining for the workpiece, an output measurement instrument that is located at a standby position provided in the processing apparatus main body and that is capable of measuring output of the laser beam from the laser nozzle, and a robot controller for controlling operation of the robot, wherein the robot controller controls the robot to support the output measurement instrument located at the standby position and to move the output measurement instrument to an irradiation position of the laser beam of the laser nozzle for measurement of the output.. .
Fanuc Corporation

Method for loading blanks to a press and system

A method for loading blanks from a stack of blanks to a head press of a stamping press line is provided. The method may include: providing a loading robot; providing one or more separating robots configured to separate one blank at the top of a stack of blanks from the underlying blanks; providing a stack of blanks and applying separating robots to at least one side of the stack; recognizing the position of the stack of blanks using the position of the separating robots; picking up the blank located at the top of the stack of blanks with the loading robot, using the recognized position of the stack; loading the blank to the head press of the stamping press line using the loading robot.
Abb Schweiz Ag

Mobile jetter and pipe inspection robot

One embodiment provides an apparatus, including: a pipe inspection robot that traverses a pipe; a fetter comprising a water pump; and an intake hose that couples the pump of the jetter to a local water source proximate to the pipe inspection robot. Other aspects are described and claimed..
Redzone Robotics, Inc.

Robotic training systems and methods

A robotic athletic training system may include a mobile robotic platform, a sensor module associated with the mobile robotic platform and configured to obtain data from an environment. The system may include a drive system that propels the platform, as well as a steering system that steers the platform.
Adidas Ag

Apparatus for motor rehabilitation of upper and lower limbs

An apparatus for the motor rehabilitation of the upper and lower limbs is disclosed, which is compact, portable, lightweight, and easy to transport. The apparatus has an adapter for the distal end of the patient's limb, a robotic arm, a gear system, two motors, and virtual and/or augmented reality software to interact with the patient.

Base station, charging station, and/or server for robotic catheter systems and other uses, and improved articulated devices and systems

Articulation devices, systems, methods for articulation, and methods for fabricating articulation structures will often include simple balloon arrays, with inflation of the balloons interacting with elongate skeletal support structures so as to locally alter articulation of the skeleton. The skeleton may comprise a simple helical coil or interlocking helical channels, and the array can be used to locally deflect or elongate an axis of the coil under control of a processor.
Project Moray, Inc.

Robotic guide for brain biopsy

Various robotic guides for a biopsy surgical tool are disclosed, of which one includes a main shaft, an end-effector mounted on a distal end of the main shaft, a roll/yaw actuating mechanism, a translational actuating mechanism, and a pitch actuating mechanism. Optionally, the roll/yaw actuating mechanism includes a first actuating mechanism and a second actuating mechanism.
Parseh Intelligent Surgical System

Force sensor temperature compensation

A force sensor apparatus is provided including a tube portion having a plurality of radial ribs and at least one fiber optic strain gauge positioned over each rib of the plurality of radial ribs. A proximal end of the tube portion is operably couplable to a shaft of a surgical instrument that is operably couplable to a manipulator arm of a robotic surgical system, and a distal end of the tube portion is proximally couplable to a wrist joint coupled to an end effector.
Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.

Determining a configuration of a medical robotic arm

A computer implemented method for determining a configuration of a medical robotic arm, wherein the configuration comprises a pose of the robotic arm and a position of a base of the robotic arm, comprising the steps of: acquiring treatment information data representing information about the treatment to be performed by use of the robotic arm; acquiring patient position data representing the position of a patient to be treated; and calculating the configuration from the treatment information data and the patient position data.. .
Brainlab Ag

Robot providing health support with communication, robot control method, and non-transitory recording medium

Provided are a robot, a robot control method, and a non-transitory recording medium capable of causing a predetermined object to continuously have a health support without having a consciousness of a diagnosis. The robot includes an obtainer (a sensor set) obtaining biometric information of a predetermined object in accordance with a touch by the predetermined object to the robot without requesting the predetermined object to touch the robot, the biometric information being obtained by the touch of the predetermined object, a determiner determining the biometric information obtained by the obtainer, and a controller controlling the robot based on a determined result by the determiner..
Casio Computer Co., Ltd.

Suction nozzle and vacuum cleaner and robot cleaner having the same

A suction nozzle, and a vacuum cleaner, and a robot cleaner includes a housing having a suction port formed on a bottom surface thereof and a suction flow path formed on an inside thereof to communicate with the suction port, and a vibration cleaning unit arranged on the suction flow path to pass therethrough air including pollutants that flows in through the suction port, wherein the vibration cleaning unit includes a vibration source, a vibration transfer frame configured to accommodate the vibration source, and a vibration bar configured to receive vibration transferred from the vibration transfer frame to resonate.. .
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Method for assembling a cartridge for a smoking article

The present disclosure relates to systems, apparatuses, and methods for assembling cartridges for aerosol delivery devices. The cartridges may be assembled by transporting carriages between various substations at which parts are added to a base.
Rai Strategic Holdings, Inc.

Method for assembling a cartridge for a smoking article

The present disclosure relates to systems, apparatuses, and methods for assembling cartridges for aerosol delivery devices. The cartridges may be assembled by transporting carriages between various substations at which parts are added to a base.
Rai Strategic Holdings, Inc.

Method for assembling a cartridge for a smoking article

The present disclosure relates to systems, apparatuses, and methods for assembling cartridges for aerosol delivery devices. The cartridges may be assembled by transporting carriages between various substations at which parts are added to a base.
Rai Strategic Holdings, Inc.

Automated system for applying disinfectant to the teats of dairy livestock

A system for operating a robotic arm, comprises a controller and a robotic arm. The controller accesses an image of the rear of dairy livestock located in a stall of a rotary milking platform and, in conjunction with the stall of the rotary milking platform in which a dairy livestock is located moving into an area adjacent a robotic arm, determines whether a milking cluster is attached to the dairy livestock based at least in part upon the image.
Technologies Holdings Corp.

Occlusion traversal robotic catheter system

A robotic catheter procedure system for performing a procedure to treat a vascular lesion including a bedside system and a remote workstation is provided. The bedside system includes a first percutaneous device including an end section, the end section structured to allow the first percutaneous device to create a bore through the vascular lesion.
Wirrapunga Pty Ltd

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Substrate transfer apparatus and control method thereof

Provided are a substrate transfer apparatus and a control method thereof. The substrate transfer apparatus includes a body having a gate through which a substrate passes; a substrate transfer robot provided inside the body and including an end effector that includes a first seating portion and a second seating portion horizontally spaced apart from each other; a sensing portion including a light emitting portion and a light receiving portion spaced apart from each other in a diagonal direction with respect to a longitudinal direction of the first and second seating portions with reference to the end effector, and detecting the position of at least one of the first seating portion and the second seating portion when the end effector moves; and a control unit for determining whether the end effector is misaligned or sagged by using a measured value measured by the sensing portion and a predetermined reference value..
Wonik Ips Co., Ltd.

Cluster tool apparatus and a controlling a cluster tool apparatus

A system and method for a cluster tool apparatus for processing a semiconductor product including processing modules located adjacent each other and configured to process a semiconductor module, loadlocks configured to retain and dispense unprocessed semiconductor products and each positioned adjacent one of the processing modules, a robot configured to load, transfer and unload a semiconductor product to and from the processing modules, a hardware controller in communication with the robot and executing a method to close down the cluster tool apparatus to an idle state, the method including determining a status of the processing modules, determining if a close down process is required based on the status or based on a close down signal, and, if required, determining a schedule for a close down process based on a semiconductor product residency parameter, and controlling the operation of the robot based on the schedule to perform the close down process.. .
Macau University Of Science And Technology

Universal load port for ultraviolet radiation semiconductor wafer processing machine

A semiconductor cassette universal load port. The universal load port comprises a frame, three pins coupled to the frame forming a first portion of a kinematic coupling system configured to locate a 12-inch semiconductor wafer cassette for access by a robot arm of an ultraviolet (uv) radiation (rad) machine, a first bracket coupled to the frame, a second bracket coupled to the frame, and a chuck coupled to the frame, wherein the first and second bracket and the chuck are configured to locate an 8-inch semiconductor wafer cassette for access by the robot arm of the rad uv machine..
Texas Instruments Incorporated

Robotic dispensary system and methods

Embodiments of the inventive technology may relate to a robotic pill dispensing system, whether puck-based or puck-free, configured to avoid delay during the filling of orders and achieve high, perhaps even maximal, order fill rates and associated processing efficiency. Additional embodiments of the inventive technology may relate to, inter alia, a bottle placement site that is different from a bottle pick-up site, a device configured to apply lodged pill clearance forces to counted pill reserve containers; counted pill reserve containers that are large enough to contain pills required by substantially all orders to be handled by a robotic dispensary; a method of dynamically repositioning medication-dedicated pill counters to increase processing speed and a system configured to facilitate the same; a robotic dispensary configured to allow manual operation when a robot is off-line; and a robotic dispensary configured to cover open, filled vials during transport thereof to prevent pill spillage..
R/x Automation Solutions, Inc.

Wearable electronic, multi-sensory, human/machine, human/human interfaces

A wearable haptic humaxi/machine interface (hhmi) receives electrical activity from muscles and nerves of a user. An electrical signal is determined having characteristics based on the received electrical activity.

Using planar sensors for pallet detection

Example implementations may relate to a mobile robotic device that is operable to detect pallets using a distance sensor. According to these implementations, the robotic device causes the distance sensor to scan a horizontal coverage plane in an environment of the robotic device.
X Development Llc

Method and system for automatically charging robot

The present disclosure discloses a method and system for automatically charging a robot. The method includes: detecting, by the robot, a battery level, and communicating with a charging mount in a wireless manner if the battery level is less than a predetermined threshold; calculating, by the robot, a distance and angle of the robot relative to the charging mount according to a process that the robot communicates with the charging mount in the wireless manner; controlling, by a motion control system of the robot, the robot to approach the charging mount according to the distance and angle; and interconnecting, by the robot, with the charging mount for charging when the robot moves to the front of the charging mount or the distance and angle are less than predetermined thresholds..
Nanjing Avatarmind Robot Technology Co., Ltd.

Self-moving robot system

A self-moving robot system may comprise a signal generating device configured to generate a preset signal; a signal detecting device, configured to detect the preset signal and generate a detection result; a signal line configured to radiate or/and receive the preset signal; and a control unit disposed on a self-moving robot, wherein the control unit receives the detection result and controls the self-moving robot to move according to the detection result; one end of the signal line is connected to the signal generating device or/and the signal detecting device; the signal line unidirectionally extends from the end, and the signal line does not constitute a circuitry loop. The system can realize judging a working area and/or guiding returning of the self-moving robot by a non-closed signal line, to thereby simplify arrangement of the border line or guide line, and improve the user experience..
Positec Power Tools (suzhou) Co., Ltd.

Controlling and/or regulating motors of a robot

The invention relates to a method and device for controlling and regulating motors, motm, of a robot, with m=1, 2, . .
Kastanienbaum Gmbh

Multi cluster tool system and a controlling a multi tool cluster system

A system and method of controlling a multi cluster tool system configured to process a semiconductor product includes a plurality of cluster tools arranged adjacent each other, a buffer module positioned between a pair of cluster tools, each cluster tool including a plurality of processing modules and a robot, the method of controlling a multi cluster tool system including receiving a plurality of system parameters from a user interface, wherein the system parameters correspond to one or more processing steps in a system cycle, wherein the system cycle is a cycle of processing the semiconductor product, determining a system schedule for defining the system cycle for processing a semiconductor product, the system schedule providing robot waiting times for each robot of each cluster tool, controlling, via a controller, the operation of each robot of each cluster tool based on the determined schedule.. .
Macau University Of Science And Technology

Monitoring and alert system for industrial cables

The present invention refers to the field of industrial automation, with particular reference to industrial robotics and handling in general. In this field, in the present case, cable chains or sheaths for transporting and containing cables, cable bundles or flexible hoses are particularly relevant, said cables or hoses being led to the robotic or handling systems in which they are used.
Tecnikabel S.p.a.

Method and system for automated data collection and part validation

An inspection system comprises a crane system, a six axis, one hundred and fifty degree articulating robotic arm, a laser inspection system, and a communications system. The robotic arm is connected to a base of the crane system.
The Boeing Company

Mobile hazgas/fire detection system

A system includes a gas turbine enclosure and a robotic mobile hazardous gas detection device disposed within the gas turbine enclosure. The robotic mobile hazardous gas detection device includes one or more sensors configured to detect one or more parameters related to hazardous gas leakage within the gas turbine enclosure.
General Electric Company

Robot, gear device, and manufacturing gear device

A robot includes a gear device that has a first surface and a second surface which are in a tubular shape around an axis, are disposed inside and outside of each other, and repeatedly come into contact with and separate away from each other with operation of the gear device. The first surface has a first recessed portion and a first projection portion, which extend in a direction having a circumferential direction component around the axis and configure a first uneven pattern, by being alternately arranged in a direction along the axis.
Seiko Epson Corporation

Automated device for drilling a hole in the vault and walls of a tunnel and for installing an anchoring element into said hole

A control unit suitable for communicating with a controller of the robot and comprising a processor configured to determine in real time the position of the robot in a three-dimensional reference frame of the tunnel and a man-machine interface.. .

Coordinated water environment mobile robots

A two-part, selectively dockable robotic system having counterbalanced stabilization during performance of an operation on an underwater target structure is provided. The robotic system includes a first underwater robotic vehicle that is sized and shaped to at least partially surround the underwater target structure.
Saudi Arabian Oil Company

Sewing system

A sewing system comprises a sewing machine, a camera that captures an image of a reference position for sewing, a robot arm that holds the sewing machine and the camera, and a controller. The controller controls operations of forming a first stitch position that results from stitching of the sewing machine, and forming a second stitch position that results from stitching of the sewing machine after rotating the sewing machine at a prescribed angle about a rotation axis that passes through a needle center position stored by the controller.
Juki Corporation

Robotic enabled vertical lift

Robotic enabled lift concepts are described. In one embodiment, a vertical lift includes a vertically directed track assembly and linear actuator that extend between first and second levels.
Amazon Technologies, Inc.

Underwater vehicles and inspection methods

A method for performing operations using a water environment robotic system on a target section of pipeline located in an underwater environment is provided. The method includes the steps of deploying the underwater robotic vehicle into the water and visually inspecting the underwater environment to locate the pipeline and its plurality of weld joints.
Saudi Arabian Oil Company

Reusable buoyancy modules for buoyancy control of underwater vehicles

A water environment robotic system and method has a buoyancy configuration which can be selectively altered. The system includes an underwater robotic vehicle and a buoyancy module that is configured to be selectively buoyantly engaged and buoyantly disengaged with the underwater robotic vehicle.
Saudi Arabian Oil Company

Assembly apparatus

An assembly apparatus is constituted to include positioning mechanisms for aligning the positions of side panels and a roof panel. For example, a front positioning mechanism includes a first base portion disposed on a first distal end arm of a front side robot, roof positioning members and side panel positioning members supported displaceably by the first base portion, a right front beam member and a left front beam member extending along a vehicle widthwise direction from the first base portion, a first left marking member and a first right marking member disposed at respective distal ends of the beam members, and a left visual sensor and a right visual sensor for detecting positions of each of the first left marking member and the first right marking member..
Honda Motor Co., Ltd

Robotic arms

A robotic surgical system includes a robotic arm comprising a first segment having a first plurality of links and a first plurality of actuated joint modules providing the robotic arm with at least five degrees of freedom, and a second segment having a proximal end coupled to a distal end of the first segment, and comprising a second plurality of links and a second plurality of actuated joint modules providing the robotic arm with at least two degrees or freedom. The robotic surgical system further comprises an instrument driver coupled to the second segment and configured to hold a surgical instrument.
Verb Surgical Inc.

Mapping method, localization method, robot system, and robot

A mapping method includes: acquiring first map information created in advance, including information about a surrounding area of a mobile robot; acquiring second map information including information about the surrounding area by a sensor of the mobile robot; receiving third map information including information about the surrounding area from an environmental sensor node; (i) in the third map information, if a place exists in which an amount of change over time is equal to or greater than a certain threshold value, removing information about the place in each of the first and the second map information corresponding to that place, or alternatively, increasing the variance of information about the place in each of the first and the second map information corresponding to that place; and (ii) creating map information using the first and the second map information subjected to the removal or the variance increase.. .
Panasonic Intellectual Property Corporation Of America

Joint actuator, and joint structure of leg-supporting robot comprising same

The present invention relates to a joint actuator, and a joint structure of a leg-supporting robot using the joint actuator. The joint actuator can reduce or control mechanical friction which a user can feel during use thereof, and is designed so as to be able to be flexibly driven since selective engagement of a gear part is possible..
Sg Robotics Co., Ltd.

Pharmacy automation using autonomous robot

A pharmacy automation system having a robot having a hardware device and a software for internal mapping to perform simultaneous localization and mapping (slam) is disclosed herein. The robot is configured to use the slam technique to carry out at least the following different interactions: the robot communicates autonomously with a physician or an assistant directly or via an intermediary; the robot interacts with an inventory of goods and browses the inventory of goods to determine if a prescribed medication is available in the pharmacy; if the prescribed medication is available in the pharmacy, the robot interacts with a medication dispenser, using the internal mapping to fill a container with the prescribed medication, and store the container; when a patient or a proxy arrives to pick up the prescribed medication, the robot checks and approves an identification of the patient or the proxy; and when the patient or proxy presents a prescription containing the prescribed medication, the robot retrieves the container with the prescribed medication and hands the container with the prescribed medication over to the patient or proxy..

Robot hand device and carrier apparatus using the robot hand device

A robot hand device according to an embodiment includes extensible arms which can be extended and shortened, a drive motor, and at least one clutch. The extensible arms support an object to be carried and are capable of being extended and shortened.
Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

Inventory robot

A robot includes a camera for detecting image data in an area, a memory for storing an object location of objects, an input device for receiving user input, and a robot controller. The robot controller can determine that an object is a desired object to track based on user input or previously detected image data indicating that the desired object has been previously manipulated.
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.

Part support apparatus, control method, and manufacturing method

A part support apparatus for supporting a plurality of parts which form a product by being connected to each other includes a plurality of support robots arranged in a work space and supporting the plurality of parts, a control unit controlling the plurality of support robots, and a storage unit storing a form pattern of each support robot corresponding to a type of a product. Each of the plurality of support robots includes a support unit supporting a part, and a multiaxial robot to which the support unit is attached, and which changes the posture and position of the support unit.
Hirata Corporation

Mobile robot with collision anticipation

The invention relates to a mobile robot having running gear and at least one robot arm mounted on the running gear, a sensor system for sensing obstacles in the surroundings of the robot and a navigation unit for laying down a route along which the running gear can be moved while avoiding the obstacles, and a control unit for the robot arm which is adapted to lay down a permissible position for the robot arm by reference to the obstacles sensed and the route.. .
Abb Gomtec Gmbh

Robot simulation device

A robot simulation device includes a robot-information acquiring unit that performs communication with control units of a plurality of robots included in a robot system and acquires hardware information and software information on the plurality of robots, a change determining unit that determines, on the basis of the acquired software information, whether an operation program is changed, and an evaluating unit that, when the change determining unit determines that the operation program is changed, performs a simulation of operations of the plurality of robots using the hardware information and the software information acquired by the robot-information acquiring unit and evaluates the operation program.. .
Fanuc Corporation

Robot device and stepping motor control device

Based on the premise that a step-out will occur in a stepping motor, this invention provides a suitable countermeasure for when a step-out occurs. A robot device includes: a robot arm mechanism having a joint; a stepping motor that generates motive power that actuates the joint; a motor driver that drives the stepping motor; a trajectory calculating section that calculates a trajectory along which an attention point of the robot arm mechanism moves from a current position to a final target position; a command value outputting section that outputs a command value in accordance with the trajectory calculated by the trajectory calculating section to the motor driver; and a step-out detecting section that detects a step-out of the stepping motor.
Life Robotics Inc.

Machine learning device, robot system, and machine learning learning operation program of robot

A machine learning device, which learns an operation program of a robot, includes a state observation unit which observes as a state variable at least one of a shaking of an arm of the robot and a length of an operation trajectory of the arm of the robot; a determination data obtaining unit which obtains as determination data a cycle time in which the robot performs processing; and a learning unit which learns the operation program of the robot based on an output of the state observation unit and an output of the determination data obtaining unit.. .
Fanuc Corporation

Kinetic and dimensional optimization for a tendon-driven gripper

A tendon-driven robotic gripper is disclosed for performing fingertip and enveloping grasps. One embodiment comprises two fingers, each with two links, and is actuated using a single active tendon.
Willow Garage, Inc.

Belt termination and tensioning in a pulley arrangement for a robotic arm

In one variation, a pulley arrangement includes a base pulley portion rotatable within a driving plane, an adjustable pulley portion coupled to the base pulley portion wherein the adjustable pulley portion is rotatable relative to the base pulley portion within the driving plane, and a driving member including an end coupled to the adjustable pulley portion wherein at least a portion of the driving member is wrapped at least partially around the adjustable pulley portion. In another variation, a pulley arrangement includes a base pulley portion rotatable around an axis, an adjustable pulley portion coupled to the base pulley portion and movable in a first direction parallel to the axis, and a sliding block engaged with the adjustable pulley portion, wherein the sliding block moves in a second direction different from the first direction, in response to compression of the adjustable pulley portion against the base pulley portion..
Verb Surgical Inc.

Remotely controlled packable robot

A remotely controlled packable robot features a chassis, right and left main tracks for maneuvering the chassis, and right and left tracked rotatable flipper arms for maneuvering the chassis. An integrated drive assembly is provided for each main track and flipper pair and includes a motor in a housing attached to the chassis for rotating the flipper and a stator and rotor disposed about the motor housing for driving the main track and the flipper track..
Foster-miller, Inc.

Movement transmission device, in particular a robot arm

The device comprises a shaft 4, a notched mobile member—for example a wheel 1—and at least three arms 2.1, 2.2, 2.3 that together transmit movement between the shaft 4 and the mobile member. Each arm is hinged to two eccentric bearings 3, 3′ that hold same parallel to said arm, regardless of the rotational angle of the shaft 4 with which they rotate synchronously.
Mip Robotics

Remotely controlled packable robot

A remotely controlled packable robot features a chassis with a top surface and a bottom surface, a pair of main tracks for maneuvering the chassis, and an open channel under the robot defined by the bottom surface of the chassis and the main tracks. A robot arm is foldable from a stored position in the open channel underneath the robot chassis to a deployed position extending upwards from the top surface of the chassis.
Foster-miller, Inc.

Systems for automated production, application and evaluation of coating compositions

Systems for producing, applying and evaluating coating compositions are disclosed. An automatic color matching system includes an automatic coating component dispenser, a container, a mixer for mixing the components of the coating composition and a solvent, an automatic pressurization station to apply pressure to the mixed coating composition, and a robotic arm to transport the container to and from the mixer.
Ppg Industries Ohio, Inc.

Transformer toy with rolling vehicle integrated into command center

A transformer toy in a first and untransformed configuration receives a toy vehicle therein. The vehicle entering the first toy triggers the toy to transform into a robot, airplane, or other figure or structure capable of movement.
Mga Entertainment, Inc.

Rehabilitation robot integrated with patient mobility and transfer

A rehabilitation robot integrated with patient mobility and transfer includes a moving carrier, a posture adjustment assembly, and an exercise assembly. The moving carrier includes a main frame.
National Cheng Kung University

Autonomously controllable pull wire injection catheter, robotic system comprising said catheter and operating the same

An autonomously controllable pull wire injection 5 catheter 1 and a method for operating the same are provided. The catheter 1 includes an outer catheter guide 2, 33 having an outer catheter guide casing 39 and an inner operating catheter 3, 31 having an inner operating catheter casing 16, wherein the inner operating catheter 3, 31 includes a catheter handle 30, a catheter tip 10, at least one needle 5 that is connected to at least one source of medicinal solution via at least one needle 10 channel 4, 26, at least one contact force sensor 9a-f, 25, at least one electrode 7, 24, at least four actuator driven pull wires 12-15, 20-23 for moving the tip 10 of the inner operating catheter 3, 31..

Linkage mechanisms for mounting robotic arms to a surgical table

In some embodiments, an apparatus can include a surgical table and an adapter coupled thereto. The adapter includes an interface structure, a first link member coupled to a second link member, and a third link member coupled to a fourth link member.
Sri International

Table adapters for mounting robotic arms to a surgical table

In some embodiments, an apparatus can include a surgical table and an adapter coupled thereto. The adapter includes an interface structure, a first link member pivotally coupled to the interface structure at a first joint, and coupled to a second link member of the adapter at a second joint.
Verb Surgical Inc.

Tracking and guidance arrangement for a surgical robot system and related method

A tracking and guidance arrangement for a surgical robot system and related method are provided. The arrangement includes a patient-interacting device including an instrument engaged a distal end of a guide arm and a fiducial marker coupled to maxillofacial anatomy of the patient.
Neocis, Inc.

Input device assemblies for robotic surgical systems

Methods and devices for controlling a robotic system includes receiving a signal in response to movement of an input device through an input distance, determining the position of a repositioning control disposed on the input device, and moving the tool of the robotic system in response to movement of the input device the input distance. The input device is coupled to an input shaft of an input arm.
Covidien Lp

User arm support for use in a robotic surgical system

A user system for a robotic surgical system, the user system including a handheld groundless user interface device configured to control the robotic surgical system, and a user console. The user console includes a seat and a first adjustable, ergonomic arm support linkage coupled to the seat, in which the first arm support linkage is movable between a folded storage configuration and at least one unfolded use configuration corresponding to at least one of a user characteristic and a surgical task characteristic.
Verb Surgical Inc.

User console system for robotic surgery

A user console for controlling a remote surgical robotic instrument may include an adjustable ergonomic seat assembly comprising a seat pan, where the seat assembly is configurable between a seated configuration and an elevated configuration, and where the seat pan has a higher anteverted position in the elevated configuration than in the seated configuration. The user console may further include a display configured to receive real time surgical information, and one or more controls for remotely controlling the robotic instrument.
Verb Surgical Inc.

Method for assembling a cartridge for a smoking article

The present disclosure relates to systems, apparatuses, and methods for assembling cartridges for aerosol delivery devices. The cartridges may be assembled by transporting carriages between various substations at which parts are added to a base.
Rai Strategic Holdings, Inc.

Robotic gardening device and controlling the same

The invention regards a robotic gardening device comprising driving means for propelling the robotic gardening device, a working tool for performing dedicated gardening work and a controlling unit for controlling said driving means and the working tool and a method for controlling the same. The robotic gardening device further comprises at least one environment sensor generating a signal indicative of objects in the environment of the robotic gardening device, a computing unit for classifying these objects, wherein the classes comprise at least two different classes for objects being determined to be humans.
Honda Research Institute Europe Gmbh

Method for producing piezoelectric element, piezoelectric element, piezoelectric drive device, robot, and pump

A method for producing a piezoelectric element includes a step of forming a first electrode layer, a step of forming a piezoelectric body layer on the first electrode layer, a step of forming a second electrode layer on the piezoelectric body layer, a step of patterning the second electrode layer, a step of patterning the piezoelectric body layer by wet etching, and a step of forming an organic insulating layer on a side surface of the patterned piezoelectric body layer.. .
Seiko Epson Corporation

Cover member for a robot used in a painting process having absorptive properties

A cover member for a robot used in a painting process includes an inner knitted substructure, an outer knitted substructure and a spacer yarn positioned between and secured to the inner and outer knitted substructures. The cover member has stretchability, compressibility and resiliency similar to conventional resilient foam materials while at the same time providing characteristics for absorbing paint to substantially reduce paint dripping..
Td Industrial Coverings, Inc.

Air blow for semiconductor wafers in a vacuum semiconductor wafer laminator system

A vacuum semiconductor wafer laminator system. The system comprises a fan, a first outer air duct coupled to the fan and configured to direct air blown by the fan towards a first side of a semiconductor wafer box, a second outer air duct coupled to the fan and configured to direct air blown by the fan towards a second opposing side of the wafer box, a first inner air duct coupled to the fan and configured to direct air blown by the fan towards the first side of the wafer box, a second inner air duct coupled to the fan an configured to direct air blown by the fan towards the second side of the wafer box, and a robot arm configured to pick up a semiconductor wafer from the wafer box and place the semiconductor wafer on a dicing tape..
Texas Instruments Incorporated

Cluster tool apparatus and a controlling a cluster tool apparatus

A system and method of controlling a cluster tool apparatus, wherein the cluster tool includes one or more processing modules and a robot that is configured to move a semiconductor product to and from the one or more processing modules, the cluster tool configured for processing semiconductor products. The method of controlling the cluster tool apparatus to perform a processing cycle includes receiving a plurality of system parameters from a user interface, wherein the system parameters relate to one or more processing steps of the processing cycle, determining a schedule for performing the processing cycle utilizing the one or more processing modules, wherein the schedule being determined based on a semiconductor product residency parameter..
Macau University Of Science And Technology

Mounting a smartphone to robotic accessor of automated data storage library

In one embodiment, an apparatus includes an accessor configured to transport data storage cartridges in a library environment, and a bracket configured to receive a wireless image capture device therein where the bracket is positioned to orient the wireless image capture device to capture images while the accessor is transporting data storage cartridges. In another embodiment, a method for mounting a wireless capture device to an accessor to capture images of an operation in a data storage library includes mounting a bracket to the accessor, where the accessor is configured to transport data storage cartridges in a library environment, where the bracket is configured to receive a wireless image capture device therein.
International Business Machines Corporation

Apparatus for inspecting driver assistance system of vehicle and controlling the same

Disclosed herein is an apparatus for inspecting driver assistance systems provided in a vehicle, including: a multi-joint robot; a first inspection unit mounted on the multi-joint robot and inspecting some of the driver assistance systems inside the vehicle; and a second inspection unit separably mounted from the multi-joint robot or the first inspection unit and inspecting other some of the driver assistance systems from an outside of the vehicle.. .
Kia Motors Corporation

Intelligent service robot and related systems and methods

A robot for providing intelligent service within a facility includes a locomotion platform, an upper sensor for detecting objects within an upper field of view of the robot, a lower sensor for detecting objects within a lower field of view of the robot, a display and a robot computer in communication with the locomotion platform, the upper sensor and the lower sensor. The robot computer is configured to inventory products within the commercial facility and provide inventory discrepancy data to a user at a computing station..
Fellow, Inc.

Systems and methods for synchronizing nodes of a robotic system

A robotic system is provided. The robotic system includes a publishing node including at least one first synchronization database that includes a plurality of attributes, each of the attributes including a tag identifying the attribute and data, a flag associated with each of the attributes, and a subscriber list.
Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.

Method and synchronizing data in a robot operating system

This present application discloses a method and apparatus for synchronizing data in a robot operating system. A specific implementation of the method includes: detecting an operation on data being transmitted between communication processes, wherein the operation includes at least one of updating the data, deleting the data, and storing the data; determining whether the data are persistent data, in response to positively detecting an operation on the data being transmitted between the communication processes; and transmitting a change message of the data to communication processes other than the communication processes in response to positively determining that the data are persistent data.
Beijing Baidu Netcom Science And Technology Co., Ltd.

Method and monitoring robot operating system

This disclosure discloses a method and apparatus for monitoring a robot operating system. The method in an embodiment includes: obtaining process identities of to-be-monitored nodes in a group of to-be-monitored nodes; inquiring about state information of processes corresponding to the process identities; determining whether the to-be-monitored nodes are operating normally, based on the state information of the processes; and outputting information that the group of to-be-monitored nodes is abnormal, in response to a number of normally operating to-be-monitored nodes in the group of to-be-monitored nodes being below a predetermined threshold.
Beijing Baidu Netcom Science And Technology Co., Ltd.

Method and acquiring data in a robot operating system

This disclosures discloses a method and apparatus for acquiring data in a robot operating system. A specific implementation of the method includes: monitoring in real time a data storage area of an information acquirer, the information acquirer configured to acquire location state data of a driverless vehicle; obtaining updated data if the updated data are present in the data storage area; and storing the updated data into a data buffer corresponding to the information acquirer.
Beijing Baidu Netcom Science And Technology Co., Ltd.

Server connectivity control for a tele-presence robot

A robot system with a robot that has a camera and a remote control station that can connect to the robot. The connection can include a plurality of privileges.
Intouch Technologies, Inc.

Systems and methods for configurable operation of a robot based on area classification

A method of operating a mobile robot includes generating a segmentation map defining respective regions of a surface based on occupancy data that is collected by a mobile robot responsive to navigation of the surface, identifying sub-regions of at least one of the respective regions as non-clutter and clutter areas, and computing a coverage pattern based on identification of the sub-regions. The coverage pattern indicates a sequence for navigation of the non-clutter and clutter areas, and is provided to the mobile robot.
Irobot Corporation

Integrated obstacle detection and payload centering sensor system

Disclosed are various embodiments for an integrated obstacle detection and payload centering sensor system. A robotic drive unit (rdu) captures, with a downward facing camera mounted to itself, an image of fiducial located on the ground.
Amazon Technologies, Inc.

Robot device and controlling movement of robot device

The robot device includes a spatial information recording unit where first spatial information about an area in which the movement of a robot device to be self-propelled with respect to a structure is supposed and which is associated with the structure is recorded, a spatial information acquisition section that is mounted on the robot device and acquires second spatial information about a peripheral area of the robot device with the movement of the robot device, and a spatial information updating unit that updates the first spatial information recorded in the spatial information recording unit with the second spatial information acquired by the spatial information acquisition section. The first spatial information recorded in the spatial information recording unit is used in a case in which the robot device is moved with respect to the structure..
Fujifilm Corporation

Equipment for assisting underwater exploration and underwater robot for the equipment

The invention relates to equipment comprising an underwater robot (1) and a device (2) for the remote control of the robot, which can communicate with each other, wherein: the robot comprises means for underwater movement and an image-capturing device; and the control device comprises 3d glasses designed so that a user wearing the glasses views the underwater environment of the robot in three dimensions on the basis of the images captured by the robot, and means for remotely guiding the movement of the robot on the basis of the three-dimensional underwater environment viewed.. .
Hublot Sa Geneve

Method and system for positioning sound source by robot

Disclosed are a method and system for positioning a sound source by a robot. With a combination of delay estimation and power spectrum intensity, the approximate direction of the sound source is estimated according to the power spectrum intensities received by the sound source acquisition apparatuses and the spatial directions of the sound source acquisition apparatuses.
Nanjing Avatarmind Robot Technology Co., Ltd.

Nanorobot

A nanorobot, comprising: a load part, configured to load a labeling reagent; a power part, configured to generate power according to an environmental condition, a direction of the power being a direction away from the load part; and a connecting part, respectively connected with the load part and the power part, so that the power part seals the load part, wherein, the connecting part is configured to be disconnected when the power is greater than a preset value.. .
Boe Technology Group Co., Ltd.

Integrated ultrasonic testing and cathodic protection measurement probe

This application discloses integrated probes and probe systems, which can be attached to the robotic arms of a remotely operated vehicle to perform both cathodic protection (cp) voltage measurements and ultrasonic testing (ut) thickness measurements at an underwater surface. In some embodiments, the integrated probe system couples an inner and outer gimbal together such that one or more electrically conductive legs pass from the outer gimbal through the inner gimbal.
Saudi Arabian Oil Company

Magnetically coupled integrated ultrasonic testing and cathodic protection measurement probe

This application discloses magnetically coupled integrated probes and probe systems, attachable to the robotic arms of a remotely operated vehicle to perform both cathodic protection (cp) voltage measurements and ultrasonic testing (ut) thickness measurements at an underwater surface. The integrated probe system can include a spring for coupling to an rov end effector.
Saudi Arabian Oil Company

Robot arm launching system

An effector launching system and method may be used on a moving ship deck. The launching system includes a plurality of effectors and a robot that is arranged on the moving platform.
Raytheon Company

Robotic arm and wrist mechanisms

A robot includes a support, a movable member coupled to the support to permit gimbal rotation about a pitch axis and a yaw axis, and first and second linear actuators connected to each of the support and the movable member and operable to rotate the movable member about the pitch axis and the yaw axis. The first linear actuator is pivotally attached to the movable member at a first pivot point.
Irobot Corporation

Cleaning different regions of a pool

A set of pool cleaning robots for cleaning a pool, wherein a first pool cleaning robot of the set and a second pool cleaning robot of the set are configured to clean different regions of the pool.. .
Maytronics Ltd.

Set of pool cleaning robots

A method and a set of pool cleaning robots for cleaning a pool. The set includes a first pool cleaning robot and a second pool cleaning robot that differ from each other by at least one unit out of a propulsion unit and a cleaning unit.
Maytronics Ltd.

Self-propelled robotic swimming pool cleaner with power-wash assembly for lifting debris from a surface beneath the pool cleaner

A robotic pool cleaner includes a housing having an inlet and a discharge port, and an interior chamber with a filter therein. Rotatably-mounted supports guide the cleaner along a pool surface.
Aqua Products, Inc.

Apparatus to produce cultured cell products and producing cultured cell products

Provided is an apparatus to produce cultured cell products including: an isolator configured to maintain its inside in aseptic conditions and process cell culture vessels therein; and at least one robot arm located within the isolator, wherein a taking-out step of taking out cells cultured in the cell culture vessels, a cell density-adjusting step of adjusting density of the cells in a cell-containing liquid containing the taken-out cells, and a subdividing step of subdividing and placing the cell-containing liquid with its density adjusted into a plurality of product containers are performed within the isolator by the at least one robot arm.. .
Rohto Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.

Robot for transporting storage bins

The present invention concerns a remotely operated vehicle or robot for picking up storage bins from a storage system. The inventive vehicle or robot comprises a vehicle body, which vehicle body further comprises a first section for storing vehicle driving means and a second section for receiving any storage bin stored in a storage column within the storage system, a vehicle lifting device which is at least indirectly connected to the vehicle body in order to lift the storage bin into the second section, a first set of vehicle rolling means connected to the vehicle body in order to allow movement of the vehicle along a first direction (x) within the storage system during use and a second set of vehicle rolling means connected to the vehicle body in order to allow movement of the vehicle along a second direction (y) in the storage system during use.
Autostore Technology As

Robotic manipulation using reusable, independent tags

A system for robotic manipulation of objects having various shapes and sizes. The system includes a robot having an end effector, and an independent tag.
Dishcraft Robotics, Inc.

Robotic carton unloader

A robotic carton unloader for unloading cartons in a carton pile has a mobile body and a movable robotic arm attached to the mobile body that has an end effector at a movable end thereof to unload cartons from the carton pile. A conveyor system is attached to the mobile body and extends from front to rear of the carton unloader to convey cartons received thereon by the moveable robotic arm.
1ntelligrated Headquarters, Llc

Coil packaging system

Disclosed is a coil packaging system. The system comprises a first robot arm having a grappling portion adapted to grip a wrapping material, a second robot arm having a grappling portion adapted to grip the wrapping material, and a coil rotating means adapted to carry and rotate a coil about a coil axis.
Lamiflex Ab

Method and device for conveying polymeric oblates to casting machines and application

A method for conveying pre-printed in-mould labels (iml) in a roller to a casting machine that moulds items such as cups or lids, where the in-mould labels must be integrated in items by being partially punched such that they remain fixed to the roller in points or bridges, after which the roller with the semi-punched in-mould labels is placed on a device from which the roller is rolled out in stages, such that the in-mould labels pass through a tool with holes which are shaped to fit the circumference of the in-mould labels. The in-mould labels are then removed with a device such as a robot with vacuum suction that tears over the river bridges that fix the in-mould labels to the roller and transfers them to the injection casting tool.
Rpc Superfos A/s

Direct drive brushless motor for robotic finger

A direct drive brushless motor including a plurality of rotational components and a plurality of non-rotational components. Ones of the pluralities of rotational and non-rotational components form a dual magnetic circuit.
Systems, Machines, Automation Components Corporation

Device and releasing an operation of a machine

A safety control device for releasing an operation of a machine, in particular a robot, includes an input device for detecting a manual contact, in particular a finger contact. The safety control device has a retaining device for securing the input device to a finger, in particular a fingertip, of an operator, in particular in a frictional manner, and/or a signaling means for outputting a signal, in particular an optical, acoustic, tactile, thermal, and/or electric signal, if a contact force detected by the input device is smaller than a specified upper minimum value and/or for outputting a signal, in particular the same signal or a different signal, in particular an optical, acoustic, tactile, thermal, and/or electric signal, if a contact force detected by the input device is greater than a specified lower maximum value..
Kuka Roboter Gmbh

Mobile robot providing environmental mapping for household environmental control

A mobile robot includes a processor connected to a memory and a wireless network circuit, for executing routines stored in the memory and commands generated by the routines and received via the wireless network circuit. The processor drives the mobile robot to a multiplicity of accessible two dimensional locations within a household, and commands an end effector, including at least one motorized actuator, to perform mechanical work in the household.
Irobot Corporation

Medical tele-robotic system with a master remote station with an arbitrator

A robotic system that includes a mobile robot linked to a plurality of remote stations. One of the remote stations includes an arbitrator that controls access to the robot.
Intouch Technologies, Inc.

Robot system having teach pendant communicating with robot controller

A robot system having a communication established between a robot controller and a teach pendant. The robot system includes a robot; a detecting section for detecting a sign received by the robot; a robot controller for controlling the robot; a teach pendant capable of communicating with the robot controller and inputting an operational instruction for the robot into the robot controller; and an input permission section for permitting input of the operational instruction from the teach pendant into the robot controller when the sign is detected by the detecting section..
Fanuc Corporation

Rotary supplemental axis for robot

A robotic system and method that includes a robot having one or more axes of movement and which can be coupled to a supplemental axis unit that is structured to rotatably displace the robot about a supplemental axis. The robot can be coupled to a rotatable wheel portion of a table unit of the supplemental axis unit.
Abb Schweiz Ag

Controller, robot and robot system

A controller includes a processor that is configured to execute computer-executable instruction so as to control a robot including a movable section and a force detecting section provided in the movable section, wherein the processor is configured to sense that a first portion of a first target object has come into contact with a second target object and then sense that a second portion of the first target object has come into contact with the second target object based on an output from the force detecting section, cause the movable section to move in a first direction, sense that a third portion of the first target object has come into contact with the second target object, store first information in a storage section, and generate data on teaching to the movable section based on the first information.. .
Seiko Epson Corporation

Multimodal dynamic robotic systems

Robotic systems include a frame or body with two or more wheels rotatably mounted on the frame or body and a motor for independently driving each wheel. A system controller generates a signal for actuating each motor based on information provided by one or more sensors in communication with the system controller for generating feedback signals for providing reactive actuation of the motors for generating one or more functions selected from the group consisting of forward motion, backward motion, hopping, climbing, and balancing.
The Regents Of The University Of California

Master and slave pool cleaning robots

A set of pool cleaning robots for cleaning a pool, wherein the set includes a master pool cleaning robot and a slave pool cleaning robot.. .
Maytronics Ltd.

Two table sliding rotating robotic positioning system

A positioning system includes a centrally mounted robot within a work area. Workpiece holders are independently moveable relative to the robot between working positions on opposite sides of the robot and a shared loading and unloading position.
Genesis Systems Group, Llc

Compound prismatic platforms for use in robotic systems

An apparatus for use with a robot may couple to or form part of an appendage, for example a wrist. The apparatus can include a base, a first platform, a second platform, a first set of linear actuators that moveably couple the first platform to the base and a second set of linear actuators that moveably couple the second platform to the first platform.
Kindred Systems Inc.

Friction stir welding device and friction stir welding method

A friction stir welding device includes: a control device which causes a pin part to be inserted into members to be joined while causing a joining tool to rotate and which causes a joining head to move along a joint line via a robot main body; and an image pickup device which detects a junction deviation that is a deviation between the joining head and a direction along the joint line. Also, when a junction deviation is generated, this control device causes the joining head to move in a direction toward the joint line and thus resolves the junction deviation..
Hitachi Power Solutions Co., Ltd.

Device for supplying coolant, control system for such a device, and a operating such a coolant supply system

The invention relates to a coolant supply device of a machining device to be supplied with a fluid coolant, particularly with water, for example a welding arrangement (2) or a welding robot etc., the region or tool to be cooled, for example a welding cap, being incorporated into an open or closed coolant circuit which has an inflow (4) and an outflow (5), and said device comprising a conveyor device that operates in the coolant circuit and conveys the coolant within said coolant circuit, and a control device (8) for deactivating said conveyor device and/or closing the inflow (4) and/or outflow (5) and evacuating said inflow (4) and/or outflow (5) such that, in the region of the tool being cooled, an at least negligible level of negative pressure prevails in the inflow line (9) and/or in the outflow line (12).. .

A stacking line system, and a stacking blanks which are outputted from a blanking shear or press

Included are a transfer unit for receiving blanks outputted from the blanking shear or press; at least one stacking support for stacking blanks thereon; one or more stacking robots to pick blanks from the transfer unit and place them on the stacking support, and at least one handling robot configured to position one or more centering pins for assisting the placement of the blanks on the stacking support.. .
Abb Schweiz Ag

Multi-station continuous hot stamping production line and method

A production line sequentially includes a feeding platform, a feeding robot, a pressing unit, a conveying robot, a quenching device, a discharging robot, and a conveyor belt. The pressing unit includes a heating device, a die device, and at least one press used for mounting the die device.
Wuhan University Of Technology

Device for the synthesis of a radiotracer, facility comprising such a device, and producing a radiotracer by means of such a device

Disclosed is a device for the synthesis of a radiotracer, including a universal confined enclosure designed for the insertion of a specific synthesis cassette of the radiotracer and the removal of same. The synthesis cassette includes a synthesis module designed to receive reagents and a radioisotope for the synthesis of the radiotracer.
P M B

Wirelessly communicative cuddly toy

A wirelessly communicative cuddly toy including a stuffed animal toy having a motorized, articulated robotic interior member disposed therein surrounded by flocculent stuffing material. The robotic interior member includes a transceiver wirelessly communicable by nfc protocol with any appropriate peripheral device.

Systems and methods for incorporating pneumatic robotic systems into amusement park attractions

A system may include an inflatable assembly having a plurality of members. The system may also include a plurality of sensors disposed at a plurality of positions inside or around the inflatable assembly, such that the plurality of sensors may acquire data related to a shape of the inflatable assembly.
Universal City Studios Llc

Systems and methods for customizing amusement park attraction experiences using pneumatic robotic systems

A system may include a housing that may hold a body of water, an inflatable assembly disposed within the body of water, and a processor. The processor may receive an indication related to a speed of a flow of the body of water and send a signal to at least one valve coupled between the inflatable assembly and a fluid source in response to the indication.
Universal City Studios Llc

Systems and methods for incorporating pneumatic robotic systems into structures

A system may include a virtual reality system configured to present one or more virtual objects via an electronic display. The system may also include one or more inflatable objects that correspond to the one or more virtual objects, such that the one or more inflatable objects matches one or more shapes of the one or more virtual objects.
Universal City Studios Llc

Systems and methods for incorporating pneumatic robotic systems into inflatable objects

An inflatable assembly may include a housing that has a plurality of adjustment inflatables that may form a range of shapes at different levels of inflation. The inflatable may also include one or more sensors disposed on the housing and one or more valves disposed in the housing.
Universal City Studios Llc

Fluid-actuated sheath displacement and articulation behavior improving systems, devices, and methods for catheters, continuum manipulators, and other uses

Catheter-supported therapeutic and diagnostic tools can be introduced into a patient body with a sheath slidably disposed over the tool. Once the tool is aligned with a target tissue, a fluid-driven actuator can move the sheath axially from over the tool, for example, to allow a stent, stent-graft, prosthetic valve, or the like to expand radially within the cardiovascular system, without having to transmit large deployment forces along the catheter shaft and sheath from outside the patient.

Method and rapid sterilization of a room

Methods and systems for sterilizing a room are disclosed, including using a laser to generate a pulsed laser beam; using a robotic arm to direct the pulsed laser beam to a scattering optical element and to change the position of the scattering optical element; and using the scattering optical element to substantially isotropically scatter the radiation of the pulsed laser beam to sterilize the room. The scattering optical element comprises a hollow fused silica bulb filled with solid fused silica spheres or a fiber optic bundle and in some embodiments the scattering optical element is rotated.

Off-axis motion-based analysis of joints

A method includes obtaining test data for a joint, the test data being indicative of motion of the joint during joint testing implemented by a robotic testing apparatus applied to the joint to impart force oriented in a first degree of freedom for the joint, generating first data indicative of movement of the joint in the first degree of freedom based on the test data, generating second data indicative of concomitant movement of the joint in a second degree of freedom for the joint based on the test data, the concomitant movement arising from the imparted force, and determining a condition of the joint based on an analysis of the first data and the second data.. .
Ermi, Inc.

Rfid medical device control interface

A medical navigation system is provided for controlling medical equipment during a medical procedure. The medical navigation system includes a passive radio frequency identification (rfid) tag, an rfid sensor for detecting the passive rfid tag, a controller coupled to the rfid sensor, and a robotic arm having an end effector and controlled by the controller.

Robotic devices and systems for performing single incision procedures and natural orifice translumenal endoscopic surgical procedures, and methods of configuring robotic devices and systems

Example embodiments relate to surgical systems comprising an end-effector assembly and arm assembly. The end-effector assembly may include a first instrument assembly having a first instrument and first instrument driven portion configurable to be driven to move the first instrument relative to a first axis.
Bio-medical Engineering (hk) Limited

Instrument drive unit including lead screw rails

A surgical system for selective connection to a robotic arm includes an instrument drive unit and a surgical instrument detachably coupled to the instrument drive unit. The instrument drive unit includes first and second actuators and a first translatable member operatively coupled with the first actuator.
Covidien Lp

Robotic devices with on board control & related systems & devices

The embodiments disclosed herein relate to various medical device components, including components that can be incorporated into robotic and/or in vivo medical devices. Certain embodiments include various modular medical devices for in vivo medical procedures..
Board Of Regents Of The University Of Nebraska

Load cells in an instrument drive

A drive unit for providing drive from a robot arm to an instrument, the drive unit comprising: a plurality of drive elements for engaging corresponding elements of the instrument, each drive element being movable along a drive axis and the drive axes of each of the drive elements being substantially parallel to each other; and a load cell structure comprising a plurality of deflectable bodies coupled to the drive elements for sensing load on the drive elements parallel to their drive axes, and a frame comprising an integral member supporting the deflectable bodies in such a way as to isolate each deflectable body from load applied to the or each other deflectable body.. .
Cambridge Medical Robotics Ltd

Multiple test knee joint analysis

A method includes obtaining test data during a plurality of joint tests, the test data being indicative of respective motion during each test, each test being implemented by a robotic testing apparatus that applies, during each test, a respective force oriented in a respective plane. Respective primary data indicative of respective movement in a respective degree of freedom disposed within the respective plane for each test is generated based on the test data.
Ermi, Inc.

Surgical robotic access system for irregularly shaped robotic actuators and associated robotic surgical instruments

The surgical robotic access system provides access for robotic instruments and/or actuators including the introduction, operation and withdrawal of such robotic manipulators into a body cavity without permitting the escape of pressurized fluid or gas. The surgical robotic access system also provides a multi-faceted range of movement without touching or effecting pressure on the opening in the patient's body cavity..
Applied Medical Resources Corporation

System and automated preparation of food-based materials

Disclosed is an invention in the field of automated food preparation. The present invention particularly relates to a system and method to prepare food items by automatically placing food items on a food preparation surface utilizing a multi-axis robot.

Beverage preparation system

A beverage preparation machine permits automated preparation of a variety of beverages. A plurality of stations add ingredients to a beverage container and process the contents directly in the container in some embodiments.
Kerry Inc.

Method and system for automatically charging robot based on ultrasonic wave

In a method and system for automatically charging a robot based on ultrasonic wave according to the present disclosure, by configuring an ultrasonic transmitting module and a wireless communication module on a charging mount, and configuring two ultrasonic receiving modules and a wireless communication module on the robot, the robot calculates a distance and deflection of the robot relative to the charging mount according to signal strengths of received ultrasonic signals and a strength difference therebetween, and completes automatic tracing of the robot in combination with a motion control system and a posture adjustment strategy to automatically charge the robot. The method and system according to the present disclosure have a low cost, are suitable for a complicated application environment, and improve intelligence of the robots..
Nanjing Avatarmind Robot Technology Co., Ltd.

Intelligent scheduling vending robots

The present application provides an intelligent scheduling system for vending robots and a corresponding method. The system comprises: at least one video monitor, configured to acquire a population image of a plurality of regions and obtain population density information of the plurality of regions by performing image processing on the population image; and a scheduling control server configured to allocate at least one vending robot to the plurality of regions according to the population density information of the plurality of regions and transmit, to the allocated at least one vending robot, a scheduling instruction which specifies a position of a region to which it is allocated, wherein the at least one vending robot is configured to autonomously move to the position of the region to which it is allocated for selling goods according to the scheduling instruction which specifies the position of the region from the scheduling control background server..
Boe Technology Group Co., Ltd.

Optimization of warehouse layout based on customizable goals

Example methods and systems enable rearrangement of a warehouse to an optimal layout determined according to customizable goals. An example method includes receiving, at a warehouse management system (wms), information of a warehouse and items of the warehouse, identifying an item shipment expectation including new items expected to be received at the warehouse at a future date and items present at the warehouse marked for delivery at the future date, determining an optimal layout of the items of the warehouse at a present date based on the item shipment expectation, determining an amount of time to rearrange the items, by one or more of robotic devices rearranging the items, to the optimal layout based on a time measurement for robotic devices to perform tasks, and determining to rearrange the items of the warehouse based on the amount of time to rearrange the items being less than a threshold amount of time..
X Development Llc

System and robotic delivery

An improved method for the delivery of an ordered item to a locked storage containers comprising determining the availability of the container to receive a delivery; identifying a time interval during which the delivery can be made; sending a signal to the storage container allowing access by a delivery agent, the improvement wherein delivery is achieved with a robotic positioner and a driverless vehicle.. .

Method and monitoring a message transmission frequency in a robot operating system

This discloure discloses a method and apparatus for monitoring a message transmission frequency in a robot operating system. A specific implementation of the method includes: writing to-be-transmitted messages, into a pre-allocated memory; obtaining time points when the to-be-transmitted messages are written into the memory, and recording the time points in a preset time point list; determining a message transmission frequency within a preset time interval based on the time points in the time point list; and comparing the message transmission frequency with a preset message transmission frequency threshold, and generating monitoring information based on a comparing result.
Beijing Baidu Netcom Science And Technology Co., Ltd.

Method and transmitting data in a robot operating system

This disclosure discloses a method and apparatus for transmitting data in a robot operating system. The robot operating system includes a transmitting node, a receiving node, and a shared memory as a transmission medium between the transmitting and receiving nodes.
Beijing Baidu Netcom Science And Technology Co., Ltd.

Machining system and robot system

There is provided a machining system including: a machine tool that moves a table on which a plurality of works are fixed, in a two-dimensional manner, to machine the one work by driving a blade shaft in a direction orthogonal to a moving direction of the table; a robot that is disposed at a position accessible to the table of the machine tool to apply processing to the other one work fixed to the table; and a robot control unit that controls the robot so as to follow movement of the table on the basis of position information on the table.. .
Fanuc Corporation

Modular swimming pool cleaner

A modular pool cleaning robot is disclosed. The pool cleaning robot includes easily replaceable and/or interchangeable parts and allows for various end-user selectable configurations without the use of tools and without complex and time-consuming large-scale disassembly.
Aqua Products, Inc.

Apparatus to produce cultured cell products

Provided is an apparatus to produce cultured cell products including: an incubator configured to house cell culture vessels; an isolator configured to process the cell culture vessels conveyed from the incubator; and a pass box capable of carrying, into the isolator, articles and reagents, wherein the isolator includes: an observation section including first robot arms configured to move the cell culture vessels to an observation position so as to check the degree of growth of the cells in the cell culture vessels taken out of the incubator; a processing section including second robot arms configured to perform various processes to transfer the cells in the cell culture vessels that have a specified number of cells into product containers; and an outlet configured to allow a large number of product containers into which the cells have been transferred to be taken out therethrough.. .
Rohto Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.

Pallet-conveyor system

Example pallet-conveyor systems may include a conveyor system configured with a delivery track arranged to move pallets to a delivery area, a recirculation loop, and a diverter mechanism. The system may include a computing system that selects an item for the recirculation loop based on future demand and causes a robotic device to maintain pallets of the selected item in the recirculation loop.
X Development Llc

Main buck unit for vehicle body assembling system and control the same

A vehicle body assembling system forms a pre-buck section and a main buck section set along a transfer path of a floor assembly. A main buck unit is set at opposite sides of the transfer path in the main buck section, controls an upper portion of a side assembly in a state that a lower portion of each side assembly is pre-assembled to the floor assembly the pre-buck section, and assembles the upper portion of the side assembly and vehicle body parts using a second welding robot..
Kia Motors Corporation

Pre-buck vehicle body assembling system

A pre-buck apparatus for a vehicle body assembling system comprises a pre-buck section and a main buck section that are set along a transfer path of a floor assembly. The pre-buck apparatus is formed in the pre-buck section, and while the side assembly is disposed in each of opposite sides of the transfer path in the pre-buck section, the pre-buck apparatus controls a lower portion of the side assembly, and the lower portion of the side assembly is pre-assembled to the floor assembly using a first welding robot..
Hyundai Motor Company

Electric pole-type automatic warehouse robot

An electric pole-type automatic warehouse robot comprises a frame; mecanum wheels and drive wheels provided at a bottom of the frame, with the mecanum wheels being located at four corners thereof and the drive wheels being located at the middle of tow opposite sides thereof; a drive motor provided on the frame and connected to the drive wheels; a barrier module provided at a head of the frame; a rotating pallet module provided at an upper portion of the frame; a rotating motor provided within the rotating pallet module; electric poles provided on the frame and located at a bottom of the rotating pallet module; a hole provided in the frame; a first camera arranged above the hole; a second camera arranged below the hole. The robot provides an automatic operation mode with simplified mechanism design of robot, so as to increase the reliability, load-bearing capacity, running speed and security of the robot..
Zhuineng Robotics (shanghai) Co., Ltd

Human-collaborative robot

A human-collaborative robot, by which the robot is unlikely to be accidentally operated despite the intention of the human, even if a relatively simple action pattern is determined as a command to the robot. When an external force by a human is applied to the robot, the force is detected by a force sensor.
Fanuc Corporation

Robot system

A robot system includes a robot and a motion control unit. The robot includes a bottom, a swiveling base, first to third arms.
Kabushiki Kaisha Yaskawa Denki

Restricting movement of a mobile robot

A robot includes a body that is movable relative to a surface one or more measurement devices within the body to output information based on an orientation of the body at an initial location on the surface, and a controller within the body to determine an orientation of the body based on the information and to restrict movement of the body to an area by preventing movement of the body beyond a barrier that is based on the orientation of the body and the initial location.. .
Irobot Corporation

Robotic system with intuitive motion control

A robotic system includes a base with a manipulator is attached to the base. At least one sensor is associated with the manipulator.
Think Surgical, Inc.

Robot

A robot includes a base, a first arm that rotates around a first rotation axis, a second arm that rotates around a second rotation axis extending in a direction different than the first rotation axis, a third arm that rotates around a third rotation axis extending in a direction parallel to the second rotation axis, a first inertia sensor at the first arm, a second (a) inertia sensor at the third arm, a first angle sensor at a first drive source, a third angle sensor at a third drive source, and the drive sources rotate the respective arms. Angular velocities from the first inertia sensor and the first angle sensor are fed back to a first drive source control unit.
Seiko Epson Corporation

Laser welding system

To provide a laser welding system that can correct divergence of a laser beam irradiation position with higher precision, and is capable of higher precision laser welding. A remote laser welding system (1) includes: a multi-axis robot (3); a laser head (5) provided to a leading end of an arm (31) of the multi-axis robot (3); a control unit (7) that controls operations of the multi-axis (3) and the laser head (5); and a laser light source (53), in which the laser head (5) includes: two galvano mirrors (51, 52) configured to be rotatable about rotational axes (x1, x2), respectively, and reflect a laser beam; and galvano motors (54) that rotationally drive the galvano mirrors (51, 52), and in which the control unit (7) includes an acceleration sensor (73) that acquires the acceleration of the vibration; and a command correction section (74) that corrects a control command to the galvano motors (54) which rotationally drive the galvano mirrors (51, 52), based on the acceleration of the vibration acquired by the acceleration sensor (73), so as to suppress divergence of the laser beam irradiation position due to vibration..
Fanuc Corporation

Robot simulation apparatus

A robot simulation apparatus includes an information setting unit that sets a type of one or more hands provided on the tool; a storage unit that stores types of the hands in association with three-dimensional models and tool coordinate systems of the hands; a hand position and posture setting unit that sets a position and a posture of each of the hands of the tool attached to an attachment surface of a robot; and a generation unit that generates a three-dimensional model of the robot, in which the three-dimensional model of the hands read based on the set type of the hand is attached to the attachment surface based on the set positions and postures, and that sets a tool coordinate system. The generated three-dimensional model and tool coordinate system are used to perform a simulation of the robot provided with the tool attached to the attachment surface..
Fanuc Corporation

Configuring a robotic camera to mimic cinematographic styles

A control engine is trained to operate a robotic camera according to a variety of different cinematographic techniques. The control engine may reconfigure the robotic camera to respond to a set of cues, to enforce a set of constraints, or to apply one or more characteristic styles.
Autodesk, Inc.

System for cooperation between a human and a robotic device

A robot control system has a monitoring mechanism wearable on a portion of human anatomy, proximal a specific human joint, the monitoring mechanism comprising sensors monitoring relative positions of portions of the human anatomy to either side of the specific joint, circuitry associated with the mechanism, transmitting data concerning the relative positions to a computerized robot control platform, and a robot mechanism having a robotic joint simulating the specific human joint, and further comprising remotely-controllable actuators manipulating robot elements to either side of the robotic joint. The computerized robot control platform controls the remotely-controllable actuators according to the data concerning the relative positions, causing the robot mechanism to emulate the movement of the specific human joint in near real time..

Robot arm

A robot arm according to the present invention includes: a shoulder joint assembly which is connected to an upper arm portion, and includes a drive unit for generating driving power; an elbow joint assembly which is provided between the upper arm portion and a forearm portion, and operates by being supplied with driving power from the drive unit; and a wrist joint assembly which is provided between the forearm portion and a hand portion, and operates by being supplied with driving power from the drive unit.. .
Korea University Of Technology And Education Industry-university Cooperation Foundation

Robot system

A robot system including a plurality of robots that are arranged at intervals and that each perform machining on a work; and a tool storage unit that stores a tool used when each of the robots performs machining on the work and that is disposed at a position allowing at least one of the robot to take out the tool, wherein the respective robots are provided with hands with which the tool stored in the tool storage unit can be handled; and, when one of the robots needs to exchange the tool.. .
Fanuc Corporation

Manufacturing machine

A manufacturing machine is capable of subtractive manufacturing and additive manufacturing for a workpiece. The manufacturing machine includes: a first headstock and a second headstock disposed in a machining area and configured to hold a workpiece; a tool spindle and a lower tool rest disposed in the machining area and configured to hold a tool to be used for subtractive manufacturing for the workpiece: an additive manufacturing head configured to discharge a material during additive manufacturing for the workpiece a workpiece gripper configured to grip the workpiece during transportation of the workpiece into and out of the machining area; and a robot arm on which the additive manufacturing head and the workpiece gripper are mountable.
Dmg Mori Co., Ltd.

Welding process

A method and apparatus for welding a first component to a second component. A scanning head is positionally calibrated within a localised work envelope including the components, the positional calibration being referenced to at least one datum feature within the work envelope.
Rolls-royce Plc

Measuring health of a connector member of a robotic surgical system

A robotic surgical system includes a controller, a surgical instrument supporting an end effector, and one or more connector members coupled to the end effector and movable to operate the end effector. Memory is operably coupled to the controller and is configured to maintain reference data of the one or more connector members.
Covidien Lp

Surgical robotic automation with tracking markers

Devices, systems, and methods for detecting a 3-dimensional position of an object, and surgical automation involving the same. The surgical robot system may include a robot having a robot base, a robot arm coupled to the robot base, and an end-effector coupled to the robot arm.
Globus Medical, Inc.

Neural monitor-based dynamic boundaries

A computer-assisted surgery system may have a robotic arm including a surgical tool and a processor communicatively connected to the robotic aim. The processor may be configured to receive, from a neural monitor, a signal indicative of a distance between the surgical tool and a portion of a patient's anatomy including nervous tissue.
Mako Surgical Corp.

Autonomous floor cleaning with a removable pad

An autonomous floor cleaning robot includes a robot body defining a forward drive direction, a controller supported by the robot body, a drive supporting the robot body and configured to maneuver the robot across a surface in response to commands from the controller, a pad holder disposed on an underside of the robot body and configured to retain a removable cleaning pad during operation of the cleaning robot; and a pad sensor arranged to sense a feature of a cleaning pad held by the pad holder and generate a corresponding signal. The controller is responsive to the signal generated by the pad sensor, and configured to control the robot according to a cleaning mode selected from a set of multiple robot cleaning modes as a function of the signal generated by the pad sensor..
Irobot Corporation

Arrangement of milking box stalls

A system includes an equipment portion and a plurality of milking box stalls arranged adjacent to the equipment portion. Each of the milking box stalls is of a size sufficient to accommodate a dairy livestock.
Technologies Holdings Corp.

Auto mowing system

A robotic mowing system that includes a station and a robotic mower. The robotic mower has a controller and a memorizer, the memorizer stores a working procedure, and after receiving a start command input by a user, the controller executes the working procedure, so as to control the robotic mower to automatically and repeatedly mow and return to the station to be charged until the controller receives a stop command.
Positec Power Tools (suzhou) Co., Ltd

Moving robot and control method thereof

A lawn mowing robot includes a body, a driving unit driven such that the body moves within an operation region, and a controller setting first information related to at least one reference line using coordinate information corresponding to vertices included in a polygon forming an operation region and setting second information related to a plurality of regions such that the operation region is divided into the plurality of regions using the first information, wherein the controller controls the driving unit such that the body moves according to a preset movement pattern by the plurality of divided regions using the second information.. .
Lg Electronics Inc.

Charging device of moving robot and control method thereof

A charging device of a robotic lawn mower includes a bottom part installed in a partial region of an operation region of the robot, a support part coupled to the bottom part and positioned on a side of a main body of the robot when the robot is being charged, and a terminal part coupled to the support part and positioned above the main body of the robot when the robot is being charged, wherein the bottom part is formed such that only any one of a plurality of wheels of the robot is mounted thereon when the robot is being charged.. .
Lg Electronics Inc.

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Servus Intralogistics Gmbh

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System and automatic robotic cable connector assembly using a cartridge

An automatic-robotic-system-for-cable assembly system and method is provided. The method and system are configured to use a cartridge which holds one or both ends of the cable.
Frisimos, Ltd.

Vibrator, piezoelectric actuator, piezoelectric motor, robot, electronic component conveyance apparatus, and manufacturing vibrator

A vibrator includes a vibrating part including a pair of vibrating plates and a piezoelectric material provided between the pair of vibrating plates, a supporting part including a pair of supporting plates and an interplate portion provided between the pair of supporting plates, and a wire provided in the vibrating part and the supporting part, wherein the wire is exposed from the supporting part.. .
Seiko Epson Corporation

Piezoelectric element, piezoelectric actuator, piezoelectric motor, robot, electronic component transporting apparatus, and printer

A piezoelectric element includes: a substrate; a first electrode which is disposed on the substrate; a piezoelectric body layer which is disposed on the first electrode, which has a plurality of layers configured to contain a piezoelectric body material, and in which the total thickness of the plurality of layers is within a range of 1.6 μm to 10 μm; and an intermediate layer which is disposed on an interlayer of the piezoelectric body layer, and which is configured to contain titanium.. .
Seiko Epson Corporation

Apparatus and treating substrate

Disclosed is an apparatus for treating a substrate. The apparatus includes a process executing module and a controller.
Semes Co., Ltd.

Mobile terminal and operating thereof

A mobile terminal includes a camera, a display configured to display a real image projected by the camera, and a controller configured to recognize the real image to request a traveling path corresponding to the real image from a robot cleaner, to generate an augmented reality (ar) image of the traveling path based on the traveling path received from the robot cleaner, and to display the ar image to be superimposed on the real image.. .
Lg Electronics Inc.

System and digitizing samples under a microscope

The embodiments herein provides a system and method for capturing images or videos observed through a microscope by focusing the image and selecting the appropriate field of view using a smart computing device or any device with a camera capable of capturing images or videos, being programmed and configured to communicate with at least one of the short range communication protocols. The smart computing device is attached to the eyepiece of the microscope.
Sigtuple Technologies Private Limited

Autonomous condensing of pallets of items in a warehouse

Examples described may enable consolidating pallets of items in a warehouse. An example method includes receiving real-time item information including pallet locations in a warehouse and inventory of items arranged on the pallets; based on the real-time item information, identifying a set of pallets of which at least one pallet includes less than a threshold quantity of a type of item; receiving real-time robotics information and determining, based on the real-time item and robotics information, an amount of time to condense the items on the set of pallets into a single pallet and a quantity of pallets that will become empty as a result of condensing the items; and, based on the amount of time being less than a threshold time and the quantity of pallets exceeding a threshold quantity of pallets, causing robotic devices to condense the items into the single pallet..
X Development Llc

Autonomous shuffling of pallets of items in a warehouse

Examples described may enable rearrangement of pallets of items in a warehouse to an optimal layout. An example method includes receiving real-time item information including pallet locations in a warehouse and real-time inventory of items arranged on the pallets; determining a likelihood of demand for future access to the pallets based on a pallet relocation history and item receiving/shipment expectations; based on the real-time item information and the likelihood of demand, determining an optimal controlled-access dense grid layout in which distances of the pallets from a center of the layout are related to the likelihood of demand; receiving real-time robotics information and using the real-time robotics information to determine an amount of time to rearrange the pallets to the optimal layout; and, based on the amount of time to rearrange the pallets being less than a threshold, causing the robotic devices to rearrange the pallets to the optimal layout..
X Development Llc

Systems for second-order predictive data analytics, and related methods and apparatus

A predictive modeling method may include obtaining a fitted, first-order predictive model configured to predict values of output variables based on values of first input variables; and performing a second-order modeling procedure on the fitted, first-order model, which may include: generating input data including observations including observed values of second input variables and predicted values of the output variables; generating training data and testing data from the input data; generating a fitted second-order model of the fitted first-order model by fitting a second-order model to the training data; and testing the fitted, second-order model of the first-order model on the testing data. Each observation of the input data may be generated by (1) obtaining observed values of the second input variables, and (2) applying the first-order predictive model to corresponding observed values of the first input variables to generate the predicted values of the output variables..
Datarobot, Inc.

Systems and techniques for determining the predictive value of a feature

A method for determining the predictive value of a feature may include: (a) performing predictive modeling procedures associated with respective predictive models, wherein performing each modeling procedure includes fitting the associated model to an initial dataset representing an initial prediction problem; (b) determining a first accuracy score of each of the fitted models, representing an accuracy with which the fitted model predicts an outcome of the initial prediction problem; (c) shuffling values of a feature across observations included in the initial dataset, thereby generating a modified dataset representing a modified prediction problem; (d) determining a second accuracy score of each of the fitted models, representing an accuracy with which the fitted model predicts an outcome of the modified prediction problem; and (e) determining a model-specific predictive value of the feature for each of the fitted models based on the first and second accuracy scores of the fitted model.. .
Datarobot, Inc.

System and game theory-based design of robotic systems

A method, computer program product, and computer system for configuring a stochastic simulation scenario, wherein the stochastic simulation scenario may include one or more variables, wherein at least a portion of the one or more variables may include agent behavior, and wherein the stochastic simulation scenario may be randomized and digital. The stochastic simulation scenario may be executed to generate one or more results of the stochastic simulation scenario.
Energid Technologies Corporation

Gps-free robots

A two-hop cooperative virtual force robot deployment (two-hop cover) technique is described. An improved virtual force vf approach considers the mission requirements such as the number of required robots in each locality.
King Fahd University Of Petroleum And Minerals

Autonomous mobile robot

An autonomous mobile robot includes: a sensor that acquire sensing information by sensing at least one of a situation around the autonomous mobile robot and a state of the autonomous mobile robot; storage that stores a first condition; a transmitter; and a processor that, in operation, performs operations including: judging whether the sensing information satisfies the first condition; and controlling the transmitter to output a collision preventing signal to a predetermined range outside of the autonomous mobile robot when it is judged that the sensing information satisfies the first condition. The collision preventing signal is a signal that inhibits a different autonomous mobile robot from entering the predetermined range..
Panasonic Intellectual Property Corporation Of America

Manufacturing management system for changing abnormality detection condition according to manufacturing period-of-time information

A manufacturing management system includes a manufacturing management device and a machine control device. The machine control device includes an abnormality detection unit that changes a predetermined abnormality detection condition in response to an instruction from the manufacturing management device, and a control unit that transmits manufacturing period-of-time information of a robot to the manufacturing management device.
Fanuc Corporation

Robot, robot system, and robot control device

A robot includes a robot arm, a force sensor, and a control unit configured to control the operation of the robot art. The control unit initializes the force sensor while the robot arm is moving at uniform speed.
Seiko Epson Corporation

Item storage array for mobile base in robot assisted order-fulfillment operations

A method for executing orders by at least one robot on a plurality of items stored at locations throughout a warehouse including reading a bar code affixed to an item storage array disposed on said at least one robot. The item storage array includes a plurality of interconnected containers each for storing items associated with an order.
Locus Robotics Corporation

Positional measurement system, positional measurement method, and mobile robot

A positional measurement system includes: a mobile robot including a global navigation satellite system (gnss) signal reception unit that receives gnss signals and calculates a position of the mobile robot based on the gnss signals, a gnss signal precision evaluation unit that evaluates positional measurement precision by the received gnss signals, and a position control unit that moves the mobile robot to a high-precision reception position, where gnss signals yielding positional measurement precision higher than a first threshold precision can be received; a relative position detection unit that detects a relative position of a target as to the mobile robot situated at the high-precision reception position; and a target position calculation unit that calculates a position of the target based on the calculated position of the mobile robot based on the gnss signals received at the high-precision reception position, and the relative position.. .
Panasonic Intellectual Property Corporation Of America

Versatile testing system

A chip package assembly testing system and method for testing a chip package assembly are provided herein. In one example, an ic test system is provide that includes a robot, an input queuing station, an output queuing station, and a test station.
Xilinx, Inc.

Hybrid chassis breaching system

A robotic amphibious mine breaching system including a hybrid chassis with deployable mat modules provides a detection and navigation grid with breaching mechanisms to range from underwater to edge of shore, the beach and continue inland. A computer-controlled transmitter and receiver unit integrates signals from different spatial locations establishing a grid.

Joint structure and robot

An object is to exhibit a higher sealing performance against an external pressure, to more reliably prevent breakage of a sealed state established by an inner seal member, and to maintain the soundness of inner mechanical components. Provided is a joint structure including two joint members, a driving mechanism that rotationally drives the two joint members about a predetermined axis relative to each other, two seal members forming a seal between the joint members at positions doubly surrounding the outside of a lubricant storing part in the driving mechanism, and a pressure-applying means that makes the air pressure in a space provided between the two seal members, higher than the pressure of the outside air..
Fanuc Corporation

Downhole robotic arm

An apparatus for manipulating an object in a borehole in an earthen formation includes a body configured to be conveyed along the borehole and a plurality of linear actuators disposed in the body and operatively connected to the object. The plurality of linear actuators applies a translational and rotational movement to the object.
Baker Hughes Incorporated

Electromagnetic well bore robot conveyance system

A well bore robot is configured to travel along an magnetic track element. The magnetic track element includes a plurality of track magnets.
General Electric Company

Autonomous robot and methods for lifting and stacking packages

An autonomous robot and methods are provided for lifting and stacking packages, such as on a shelf in a warehouse. The robot comprises a base, an elevator assembly that raises and lowers an elevator platform, an engagement mechanism for attaching the robot to a shelf, and steerable drive mechanisms for driving the robot in any direction (e.g.

End effector

An end effector for the packaging industry comprises has a frame, a bridge on top of the frame, a rack and pinion assembly, actuation rods, carrier assemblies, and vacuum ports. The rack and pinion assembly is configured to be operatively connected to a robot's rotatable shaft, and to the actuation rods.
Propack Processing And Packaging Systems, Inc.

Optimizing movement of robotic drive units

Techniques for optimizing movement of robotic drive units (rdus) in a warehouse are described. The optimization involves assignment of a task of delivery of plurality of products to a destination location a first rdu of a plurality of rdus in the warehouse.

Robotic put wall

A material handling system automatically each picking orders using a put wall. A controller determines whether any of more than one removable intermediate holders in a put wall that are within the reach of a first robotic arm contain one or more articles that are ready for transporting away from the put wall.
Intelligrated Headquarters, Llc

Rail-bound transport robot for picking goods in a storage rack, and the operation therof

C.) in a third method step, the object (25, 59, 60, 61) stored in the working plane (53) is separated into the destination container (6, 6a) by means of the second loading means (22, 46, 47, 48, 50, 51) on the robot.. .

Robotic charger alignment

A system and method for robotic charger alignment comprises receiving at a robotic charger, a device identification of a receiving device; retrieving a reference object (ro) of the receiving device from a database indexed by the device identification; imaging the receiving device to form at least two images having an angle therebetween with respect to a common location on the receiving device; calculating, by an alignment processing device, a stereo disparity depth map from the at least two images; acquiring an acquired point cloud (apc) from the stereo disparity depth map; generating, by the alignment processing device, rotation and translation data by aligning the ro to the apc; inferring an inlet port location from the ro; and moving the robotic charger proximal to the inlet port using the ro, rot and t data.. .
Powerhydrant Llc

Adaptable surface treatment repair system

A surface treatment repair assembly for applying a surface treatment to a contoured surface includes an attachment device configured to removably attach to the contoured surface and a robotic unit is coupled to the attachment device. Furthermore, a treating unit is operably mounted on the robotic unit and including a plurality of applicator heads forming a treatment array and each applicator head is configured to apply a surface repair treatment.
The Boeing Company

Robotic processing system

A robotic transport system including a drive section connected to a frame, an articulated arm operably coupled to the drive section providing the articulated arm with arm motion in at least one axis of motion moving at least a portion of the articulated arm in a collaborative space, corresponding to the frame, from a first location to another different location in the collaborative space, the articulated arm having an end effector with a workpiece grip having workpiece engagement members engaging and holding a workpiece during workpiece transport, by the arm motion in the at least one axis of motion, wherein at least one of the workpiece engagement members is frangible compliant, having a frangible compliant coupling between a distal portion of the at least one of the workpiece engagement members and a base portion of the end effector from which the at least one of the workpiece engagement members depends.. .
Highres Biosolutions, Inc.

Robotic actuator

A robotic actuator comprises a mass manufactured bellows, wherein the mass manufactured bellows allows a volume change by localized bending, and wherein the mass manufactured bellows is formed from a material that has a higher strength in at least two axes relative to at most one other axis, and an end effector, wherein the end effector is coupled to the manufactured bellows.. .
Other Lab, Llc

Automatic magnetic gripper for non-magnetic objects

A system for automatically magnetically gripping non-magnetic objects. The system includes a robotic arm, a magnetic actuator, and a free magnetic element.
Dishcraft Robotics, Inc.

Robot control device, robot, and robot system

On the basis of received first region information indicating a first region, which is a region designated for an acquired picked-up image of a plurality of target objects, and second region information indicating a second region different from the first region, a robot control device causes a robot to grip the target object for which the second region not overlapping the first region of another of the target objects is designated and does not cause the robot to grip the target object, the second region for which overlaps the first region of the other target object.. .
Seiko Epson Corporation

Control apparatus, robot and robot system

A control apparatus that controls a robot having a force detection part and a movable unit including an injection part that can inject an injected material to an object, includes a processor that is configured to generate teaching data in a position of the movable unit when the movable unit is moved from the object by a first distance after sensing of contact between the movable unit and the object based on output from the force detection part.. .
Seiko Epson Corporation

Machine learning device, robot system, and machine learning learning motion of robot engaged in task performed by human and robot in cooperate with each other

A machine learning device for learning a motion of a robot engaged in a task performed by a human and a robot in cooperation with each other, including a state observation unit that observes a state variable indicating a state of the robot when the human and the robot cooperate with each other and perform a task; a reward calculation unit that calculates a reward based on control data and the state variable for controlling the robot and on an action of the human; and a value function update unit that updates an action value function for controlling a motion of the robot, based on the reward and the state variable.. .
Fanuc Corporation

Spherical robot having a driving mechanism for indicating amount of stored electric power

A robot includes a main casing, a first spherical cap and a second spherical cap, and a shaft linking the spherical caps. The robot further includes a display, a first driving mechanism causing the first and second spherical caps to be rotated by the shaft, and a second driving mechanism that causes the main casing to be rotated.
Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.

Spherical robot having a driving mechanism for indicating amount of stored electric power

A robot includes a spherical housing, a frame disposed in the housing, and a display that displays at least a facial feature of the robot. The robot further includes a set of driving wheels that are in contact with an inner surface of the housing to rotate the housing, and a weight driving mechanism that causes a weight to move along a predetermined axis.
Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.

Robot, robot control device, and robot system

A robot includes an arm. A predetermined region in an image pickup region where an image pickup section provided in the arm is capable of picking up an image coincides with, among image regions of a picked-up image picked up by the image pickup section when the arm is moved to a position for picking up an image of each of a plurality of target objects, the image region including the target object or a region smaller than the image region.
Seiko Epson Corporation

Robot, robot control device, and robot system

The robot that is configured to display a third image related to a second image when a first operation is accepted and a first image is picked up and the second image included in the first image is selected, to set a condition for a process on an object whose image is picked up when an information of the third image is accepted, and to carry out the process based on the set condition.. .
Seiko Epson Corporation

3d segmentation for robotic applications

A robotic system includes a robot having an associated workspace; a vision sensor constructed to obtain a 3d image of a robot scene including a workpiece located in the workspace; and a control system communicatively coupled to the vision sensor and to the robot. The control system is configured to execute program instructions to filter the image by segmenting the image into a first image portion containing substantially only a region of interest within the robot scene, and a second image portion containing the balance of the robot scene outside the region of interest; and by storing image data associated with the first image portion.
Abb Schweiz Ag

Workpiece picking system

A workpiece picking system is provided, including: a conveyor that transfers multiple workpieces in one transfer direction; a position detection unit that detects transfer positions of the workpieces transferred by the conveyor; a distributing robot that sorts the workpieces transferred by the conveyor in a single row into two rows by a predetermined rule following the movement of the conveyor by performing line tracking based on the detected transfer positions; and a pair of picking robots that pick-up the workpieces, following the movement of the conveyor by performing line tracking based on the transfer positions detected by the position detection unit, and disposing only the workpieces in one of the rows sorted by the distributing robot, in an operating range of the picking robots. The pair of picking robots are arranged in a direction orthogonal to the transfer direction of the conveyor..
Fanuc Corporation

Trajectory planning with droppable objects

Example implementations may relate to methods and systems for determining a safe trajectory for movement of an object by a robotic system. According to these various implementations, the robotic system may determine at least first and second candidate trajectories for moving the object.
X Development Llc

Movement control for tracked robot assemblies that manufacture aircraft

Systems and methods are provided for controlling the motion of a tracked robot assembly. An exemplary method comprises disposing a mobile robot assembly proximate to a fuselage of an aircraft that is being assembled, aligning a left ranging sensor of the assembly with a left target, and aligning a right ranging sensor of the assembly with a right target.
The Boeing Company

Robot having arm with unequal link lengths

A transport apparatus including a drive; a first arm connected to the drive, where the first arm includes a first link, a second link and an end effector connected in series with the drive, where the first link and the second link have different effective lengths; and a system for limiting rotation of the end effector relative to the second link to provide substantially only straight movement of the end effector relative to the drive when the first arm is extended or retracted.. .
Persimmon Technologies, Corp.

Motor unit and robot

A motor unit includes a first motor and a first amplifier section including a driving circuit for driving the first motor. The first motor includes a first section configured to enable the first amplifier section to be attached to and detached from a first position and a second section configured to enable the first amplifier section to be attached to and detached from a second position different from the first position..
Seiko Epson Corporation

Robot

A robot includes an arm that includes an arm main body and a motor and rotates about a rotation axis, and an amplifier unit that is provided in the arm and includes a drive circuit which drives the motor, in which at least a portion of the amplifier unit or the motor is positioned on the outside of the arm main body as seen from an axial direction that is parallel to the rotation axis.. .
Seiko Epson Corporation

Robot

A robot includes an arm that rotates about a rotation axis, a motor that is provided in the arm, and an amplifier unit that includes an amplifier substrate which drives the motor and that is provided in the motor, in which, when a longitudinal direction of the arm as seen from an axial direction that is parallel to the rotation axis is a first direction and a direction orthogonal to the first direction is a second direction, the amplifier unit and the motor are arranged in a direction different from the second direction.. .
Seiko Epson Corporation

Methods and systems for generating instructions for a robotic system to carry out a task

Example embodiments may relate to robot-cloud interaction. In particular, a cloud-based service may receive a query from a first robotic system including sensor data, a request for instructions to carry out a task, and information associated with a configuration of the first robotic system.
X Development Llc

Robot for machine tool and machine tool

There is provided a robot for machine tool which can work with a large power and torque when necessary while not attaching a large-size motor to the robot and while having a thin arm, as well as a machine tool having the robot. An in-machine robot of a machine tool includes an input shaft, a transfer shaft, a bevel gear, and an end effector.
Okuma Corporation

Robot mounting

A robot bearing according to the invention for the pivotable mounting of a robot has a base (10) and a support (20) mounted thereon for the, in particular releasable, fastening of a foot (30) of the robot, the support being pivotably mounted relative to the base between an operating position and a stowage position.. .
Kuka Roboter Gmbh

Attitude-supporting apparatus of wearable robot and attitude-supporting method using the same

An attitude-supporting apparatus of a wearable robot includes an actuator for generating a hydraulic pressure by a worker's direct manipulation, and a driving unit including, the driving unit including: an inner component and an outer component capable of relatively rotating, and control components for controlling the relative rotations of the inner component and the outer component, wherein a motion of the control components is controlled by receiving the hydraulic pressure generated from the actuator.. .
Hyundai Motor Company

Chemical mechanical polishing tool with robot access to cassettes

A semiconductor fabrication system includes a chemical mechanical polishing system, a cassette holding area enclosed by a wall and having a door openable by an operator to place one or more cassettes into the cassette holding area, a robot configured to transfer substrates between a cassette in the cassette holding area to the chemical mechanical polishing system, a computer controller configured to cause the robot to move to a home position, a circuit breaker in a power supply line to the robot, a door sensor to detect whether the door is open, a robot presence sensor to detect whether the robot is in the home position, and control circuitry configured to receive signals from the door sensor and the robot presence sensor and cause the circuit breaker to cut power to the robot if the door is open and the robot is not in the home position.. .
Applied Materials, Inc.

Fluid ejection device

A fluid ejection device is equipped with a robot hand, which is attached to a distal end of an arm of an articulated robot, and having ejection holes therein for ejecting a cutting fluid toward a tool holder or a tool, and a controller adapted to control joints of the articulated robot, in such a manner that the robot hand moves along an axial direction (z-direction) of a spindle in synchronism with a feeding operation by which the spindle is moved along the axial direction (z-direction) of the spindle.. .
Fanuc Corporation

Transfer robot

A transfer robot includes a supporting part, a moving part, a magnet unit, and a coil. The moving part is supported by the supporting part and movable along a predetermined travel path.
Daihen Corporation

Workpiece sorting system and method

Provided is a sort workpiece sorting system including: a conveyor; a conveying position detection part for workpieces; a camera configured to photograph the workpieces; robots provided with a hand disposed along a conveying direction and capable of ejecting workpieces on the conveyor, and a weight measurement part; a control part configured to control each robot; and a large group classifying part configured to classify the workpieces into large groups allocated to the robots based on an image of the workpieces. The control part includes a visual tracking part configured to cause the robots to handle the workpieces while following an operation of the conveyor based on the image of the workpieces and a conveying position.
Fanuc Corporation

Installation for separating and singulating non-uniform postal articles with a vision system having laser sources

An installation for separating and singulating non-uniform postal articles of the small parcel or packet type is characterized in that it comprises a platform for storing a pile of loosely placed postal articles, a vision system adapted to form digital images of the pile of loose postal articles, which pile is static on the platform, and a pneumatic pickup head of a robotized arm. The vision system comprises at least one laser source that projects a beam of fanned-out laser lines onto the pile of articles, thereby making it possible, on the basis of images including the laser lines on the pile of articles, to compute accurately a map of depths, and to perform digital silhouetting so as to singulate an article from the pile of loose articles..
Solystic

Robotic batting tee system

A batting tee system includes a housing, a ball holder for holding a ball, a neck coupled between the housing and the ball holder, an actuator, and a control system. The actuator may be positioned in the housing and operable to actuate the neck along the axis to extend and retract the neck from the housing thereby increasing and decreasing a distance between the ball holder and the housing.
Robosport Technologies, Llc

Grip force control for robotic surgical instrument end effector

A method of controlling an end effector of a robotically-controlled surgical instrument may include receiving a first input signal indicative of a high grip level input at a master grip input mechanism that controls a slave gripping force of the end effector; receiving a second input signal indicative of a user's readiness to operate the surgical instrument to perform a first surgical procedure; and outputting a locking signal in response to receiving the first input signal and the second input signal together to lock one or more degrees of freedom of the surgical instrument during the first surgical procedure.. .
Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.

Endoscopy-guided deployment of vessel punch

A robotic punch system employs a robot unit and a control unit. The robot unit includes a robot and an endoscopic punch mounted to the robot.
Koninklijke Philips N.v.

Robotic device with compact joint design and an additional degree of freedom and related systems and methods

The embodiments disclosed herein relate to various robotic and/or in vivo medical devices having compact joint configurations and at least three degrees of freedom. Other embodiments relate to various medical device components, including forearms having grasper or cautery end effectors, that can be incorporated into certain robotic and/or in vivo medical devices..
Board Of Regents Of The University Of Nebraska

Motion execution of a robotic system

A method of surgical robot operation includes moving a surgical instrument through a medium using the surgical robot, where the surgical robot attempts to move the surgical instrument to a desired position. The method further includes measuring an actual position of the surgical instrument, and calculating a difference between the actual position and the desired position.
Verily Life Sciences Llc

System and robotic surgery

A robotic surgery method includes tracking a position of a surgical tool as it is manually manipulated to perform a procedure. The tool is coupled to a handheld manipulator assembly, and the handheld manipulator assembly includes a handheld portion configured to be manually supported and moved by a user and a tool drive assembly supported by the handheld portion.
Mako Surgical Corp.

Robot cleaner and a system including the same

A robot cleaner includes a camera, a display unit configured to display a cleaning region projected by the camera, a communication unit configured to perform communication with a mobile terminal to receive an image including the cleaning region captured by the mobile terminal, and a control unit configured to search a cleaning region based on a traveling path of the robot cleaner, to predict an estimated traveling path of the robot cleaner based on the cleaning region and the image including the cleaning region, to generate an augmented reality (ar) image of the estimated traveling path, and to display the ar image to be superimposed on the image including the cleaning region.. .
Lg Electronics Inc.

Robot cleaner

A robot cleaner includes a housing a sensor assembly disposed in the housing, wherein the sensor assembly comprises a light source configured to emit light toward an area in front of the housing; a camera unit comprising a lens; a reflector configured to reflect light incident on a front of the housing toward a front region of the lens; and a guide member hollow inside configured to guide light incident on a top of the housing toward a rear region of the lens. The robot cleaner estimates a current position of the robot cleaner more accurately by correcting the current position of the robot cleaner estimated by using odometry information based on images acquired by the camera unit..
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Robot cleaner, operating the same, and augmented reality system

A robot cleaner includes a display unit, a camera unit configured to capture an image of a cleaning region when cleaning starts, a dust sensor configured to output a sensed signal corresponding to an amount of dust sucked in the cleaning region, and a control unit configured to calculate the amount of dust based on the sensed signal, to start an augmented reality (ar) mode when cleaning ends, to generate an ar image corresponding to the amount of dust, and to control the display module to superimpose the ar image on the image.. .
Lg Electronics Inc.

Tool for removal of meat pieces such as tenderloin from a carcass

The invention relates to a tool for manual or especially automatic removal of tenderloins from half-carcasses of slaughtered animals. The tool comprises a circular knife blade, a blade housing supporting the knife blade, and a movable knife blade protector.
Teknologisk Institut

Robotic arm and preparation cup system

A system comprising a robotic arm, a plurality of grabbers, a sensor, and a preparation cup. The robotic arm has a first end and a recessed portion.
Technologies Holdings Corp.

Robot and milking a cow by this robot

A milking robot comprises a movable arm having a length in a longitudinal direction, and at least one gripper swivably mounted to the movable arm such that it moves between a first position parallel to the movable arm's longitudinal direction and a second position at which the gripper extends sideways in a horizontal plane away from the movable arm's longitudinal direction.. .
Technologies Holdings Corp.

Blade guard for a robot lawnmower

An autonomous robot lawnmower includes a chassis, a drive supporting the chassis above a lawn and configured to maneuver the robot lawnmower about the lawn, and a motorized lawn cutting assembly including one or more blades. The robot lawnmower further includes a first blade guard movably mounted to a first lateral side of the chassis and extending from the chassis toward the lawn, and a second blade guard movably mounted to a second lateral side of the chassis and extending from the chassis toward the lawn..
Irobot Corporation

Radio frequency shielded robotic telecommunication device testing platform

An rf shield for enclosing a robotic tester unit while testing mobile devices. In some embodiments, the rf shield includes at least two conductive rf shield layers separated by an insulator material.
T-mobile Usa, Inc.

Substrate conveying robot and substrate processing system

A control device is configured to make a robot arm and a substrate holding device execute a blade member advancing operation for advancing a pair of blade members into a substrate placing structure, a substrate receiving operation for receiving a substrate placed on an upper stage of the substrate placing structure by the blade member in a substrate non-holding state, and a substrate placing operation for placing the substrate on the blade member in a substrate holding state onto a lower stage. A timing of receiving a substrate by the substrate receiving operation is shifted from a timing of placing a substrate by the substrate placing operation.
Kawasaki Jukogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

Object detection using autonomous robot devices

Described in detail herein are methods and systems for detecting absent physical objects using autonomous robot devices. In exemplary embodiments, the system includes shelving units disposed throughout a facility storing sets of physical objects.
Wal-mart Stores, Inc.

Item delivery management systems and methods

Disclosed herein is a system for managing item delivery. The system includes an order management system comprising an order terminal for receiving an order, a transmitter for receiving the order from the order terminal and sending the order to one or more product providers, a verification terminal by which a recipient can verify completion of delivery of items associated with the order, and a scheduler.
Mastercard Asia/pacific Pte. Ltd.

Inventory handling by anisotropically adhesive gripping

Inventory handlers can include one or more gripping elements connected with a gripping assembly. The gripping element or elements can be subjected to shear force when in contact with inventory items such that the anisotropically adhesive surface engages an inventory item with an adhesive force.
Amazon Technologies, Inc.

Robotically controlled convertible display

A convertible display includes a number of video display panels which are movable between a first position in which the panels extend in the same plane to define a unified display and a configuration in which one or more of the panels are moved into other planes which allow them to form steps. Multiple of the rotated panels may form a sequence of steps, e.g.

Moving robot and controlling method thereof

Disclosed are a moving robot and a controlling method thereof. The moving robot which selectively moves an area based on a stored map to search a charging station within a short time when there is a need for charging due to consumption of a battery.
Lg Electronics Inc.

Real-time navigating mobile robot

A real-time navigating method for mobile robot is provided. The method comprises the following steps of: retrieving a target position at a mobile robot; receiving a position signal from an external beacon device by an ultra-wideband communication module and calculating a current position of the mobile robot; calculating a moving direction according to the target position and the current position; calibrating the moving direction when detecting any obstacle by a laser range sensing module and moving towards the calibrated moving direction for dodging the obstacle; and, repeatedly executing above detection, calibration and movement until arriving the target position.
Kinpo Electronics, Inc.

System and sensing distance and/or movement

A method (e.g., a method for measuring a separation distance to a target object) includes transmitting an electromagnetic first transmitted signal from a transmitting antenna toward a target object that is a separated from the transmitting antenna by a separation distance. The first transmitted signal includes a first transmit pattern representative of a first sequence of digital bits.
Transrobotics, Inc.

Detection device and assistant robot

A detection device which detects a state of a moving member such as an origin position of the moving member in a short time, is provided with a dog which includes the multiple slits, in which at least one of a separation distance between adjacent slits and a width of the slits themselves is formed in multiple kinds, a sensor which detects the presence or absence of the slits, a count position acquisition section which acquires a count start position and a count end position corresponding to the separation distance between the adjacent slits or the width of the slits themselves based on detection results of the sensor, and a state detection section which acquires a count value increase or decrease number from the count start position to the count end position and detects a state of the moving member based on the acquired count value increase or decrease number.. .
Fuji Machine Mfg. Co., Ltd.

Robotics tool bailouts

Various surgical tools with bailout mechanisms are provided that allow direct engagement with one or more actuators to provide rapid and effective bailout (such as release, reversal, and/or retraction) of surgical tools while minimizing the amount of force and/or time to complete the bailout. Robotic surgical tools generally have a housing and an elongate tool shaft extending from the housing and having an end effector on a distal end thereof.
Ethicon Endo-surgery, Llc

System and configuration of buildings or storage

A modular building system or storage system is disclosed with a number of stacks of containers as shown in fig. 2, the stacks being positioned within a frame structure having uprights and a horizontal grid disposed above the stacks, the grid having substantially perpendicular rails on which load handling devices can run.
Ocado Innovation Limited

Robotic container handling device and method

A system and method for handling shipping containers is described. The container handling system includes a crane, the crane having crane load handling devices.
Ocado Innovation Limited

Automated machining and welding of railway car parts

A system and method for manufacturing and/or reconditioning side frames and bolsters for railway cars includes at least one robot adapted to access positions along the length of the part. A map of the part dimensions, which may be obtained by a probe or scanner on the robot(s), allows a processor to determine where welding and machining are required to meet certain dimensional tolerances, leveraging novel reference surfaces on the part which cannot be leveraged using conventional gauges.
Strato, Inc.

Light indicator system for an autonomous mobile robot

An autonomous mobile robot includes a body, a drive supporting the body above a floor surface, a light-propagating plate positioned on the body and having a periphery defining a continuous loop, light sources each being positioned to direct light through a portion of the plate to a portion of the continuous loop, and a controller to selectively operate the light sources to provide a visual indicator of a status or service condition of the autonomous mobile robot. The drive is configured to maneuver the mobile robot about the floor surface..
Irobot Corporation

Proximity-based binding

Example implementations may relate to a computing device configured to operate a robotic system. In particular, the device receives input data that is generated by a hand-holdable controller including a knob, where the knob includes touch sensors arranged to detect touch on surfaces of the knob.
X Development Llc

Fixture manipulation systems and methods

Example systems and methods are described that are capable of manipulating fixtures and objects. In one implementation, a system includes a robotic actuator and a processing system configured to generate commands for positioning the robotic actuator.
Dishcraft Robotics, Inc.

Robot control device

A robot control device includes a feature-point detecting unit that detects, from an image of an object acquired by a visual sensor, the positions of a plurality of feature points on the object in a predetermined cycle; a position/orientation calculating unit that updates, in the predetermined cycle, respective equations of motion of the plurality of feature points on the basis of the detected positions of the plurality of feature points and that calculates the position or orientation of the object on the basis of the detected positions of the plurality of feature points calculated from the updated equations of motion; and a robot-arm-movement control unit that controls the movement of a robot arm so as to follow the object, on the basis of the calculated position or orientation of the object.. .
Fanuc Corporation

Picking controlling picking robot

A picking system includes a picking robot, a shape obtainer, and circuitry. The picking robot is configured to hold an object.
Kabushiki Kaisha Yaskawa Denki

Systems and methods for configuring field devices using a configuration device

A system and method is disclosed for configuring a group of mobile field devices using a configuration device (an hmi) is provided. In particular, the hmi is programmed to configure identically programmed field devices that are arbitrarily arranged in an application-dependent formation by defining and providing configuration parameters to the devices via wired and/or wireless communication.
Saudi Arabian Oil Company

Live working robot

The invention relates to the electric power field, in particular to a live working robot used for running and operating along wires of high-voltage transmission lines, which can realize obstacle surmounting of the live working robots along the wires safely and conveniently, comprising: a main body; a walking mechanism, wherein the walking mechanism comprises three walking arms installed on the main body and spaced apart from one another, a rolling wheel is arranged at an end of each walking arm and is in an online state when being located on an upper surface of a wire or in an offline state when being separated from the wire; the rolling wheels of at least two walking arms are in the online state; at least one part of the walking arm can extend and retract in the vertical direction to change the vertical position of the rolling wheel relative to the wire, and at least one walking arm has a rotatable portion which can rotate to change the position of the rolling wheel relative to the wire; a mounting mechanism, comprising a hook and a sling connecting the hook to the main body; and a working arm, installed on the main body and provided at its end with a tool interface.. .
Hunan Peace Prosperity Electric Limited

Machine tool

A machine tool which removal-machines a workpiece by means of a tool includes a retaining device (a workpiece spindle and a tailstock) that retains the workpiece, a support device (an in-machine robot) that supports the workpiece, in order to suppress deflection of the workpiece retained by the retaining device, and a control device that controls driving of the support device by force control having a force as a control target. Specifically, a supporting force by the support device and a machining force by a tool are measured, and the driving of the support device is controlled so that the supporting force is equal to the machining force..
Okuma Corporation

Smart active control roller hemming device and system

A smart active control hemming device is provided. The device includes a robot arm and a hemming roller unit that is disposed at a front end portion of the robot arm.
Hyundai Wia Corporation

Bending apparatus

A bending apparatus in one aspect of the present disclosure comprises a robot, a chuck mechanism, and a plurality of bending mechanisms. The plurality of bending mechanisms are each provided as a separate component from the robot and the chuck mechanism, and are arranged in a space reachable by a workpiece held by the chuck mechanism..
Opton Co., Ltd.

Motorized exercise device and methods of exercise learning

The present invention concerns exercise robot suitable for rehabilitation and methods of its operation. The invention concerns in particular a method in which the exercise robot learns an exercise movement on the basis of movements conducted by the aid of a human assistant holding the leg of a patient and moving said leg with muscular form to conduct an exercise movement.
Lambda Health System Sa

Surgical robot system for stereotactic surgery and controlling stereotactic surgery robot

A surgical robot system for stereotactic surgery, according to the present disclosure, may include: a stereotactic surgery unit to move and rotate a surgical instrument; a controller to receive the first imaging data that represents a three-dimensional image of a surgical portion that includes a surgical target; one or more markers to be attached to, or disposed near, the surgical portion; an imaging unit to create the second imaging data that represents a three-dimensional external image of the surgical portion; and a tracking unit to track the positions and postures of the imaging unit and the markers. The controller may create the coordinate conversion relationships for converting a coordinate from the first coordinate system of the first imaging data into the fourth coordinate system of the stereotactic surgery unit and control the stereotactic surgery unit by using the coordinate conversion relationships above..
Koh Young Technology Inc.

Robotics tool bailouts

Methods and devices are provided for robotic surgery, and in particular for retracting and/or bailing out robotic tools. For example, surgical tools, methods, and systems are provided having bailout assemblies for selectively bailing out one or more functions of an end effector of a surgical tool.
Ethicon Endo-surgery, Llc

Robotics tool bailouts

Methods and devices are provided for robotic surgery, and in particular for retracting and/or bailing out robotic tools. For example, surgical tools, methods, and systems are provided having bailout assemblies for selectively bailing out one or more functions of an end effector of a surgical tool.
Ethicon Endo-surgery, Llc

Sterile barrier for robotic surgical system

A sterile barrier is provided for use with a surgical robotic system. The sterile barrier can include a housing configured to mate with a tool driver mated to a robotic arm and to removably receive a surgical tool.
Ethicon Endo-surgery, Llc

Robotic visualization and collision avoidance

Methods and devices are provided for robotic surgery, and in particular for controlling various motions of a tool based on visual indicators. In general, a surgical tool can include an elongate shaft and an end effector coupled to a distal end of the elongate shaft and including first and second jaws.
Ethicon Endo-surgery, Llc

Robotic visualization and collision avoidance

Methods and devices are provided for robotic surgery, and in particular for controlling various motions of a tool based on visual indicators. In general, a surgical tool can include an elongate shaft and an end effector coupled to a distal end of the elongate shaft and including first and second jaws.
Ethicon Endo-surgery, Llc

Adaptable integrated energy control system for electrosurgical tools in robotic surgical systems

A user interface for a surgical system can include a display configured to output video images of a remote surgical site at which one or more electrosurgical instruments of the surgical system are deployed; and a graphical user interface configured to be output on the display with the video images. The graphical user interface may comprise a visual indication of a state of the one or more electrosurgical instruments that indicates a state of the one or more electrosurgical instruments being ready for activation to deliver energy or actively delivering energy..
Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.

System and robotic surgical intervention in a magnetic resonance imager

A system and method for image guided assisted medical procedures using modular units, such that a controller, under the direction of a computer and imaging device, can be utilized to drive and track low cost, purpose specific manipulators. The system utilizes modular actuators, self tracking, and linkages.
University Of Massachusetts

Surgical robot for stereotactic surgery and controlling stereotactic surgery robot

A stereotactic surgery robot according to the present disclosure may include: a rotating unit that is configured to have a surgical instrument that is able to be attached thereto, and is configured to rotate the surgical instrument on at least one of two rotational axes according to an entry posture of the surgical instrument; a moving unit that is configured to move the rotating unit in the direction of at least one of three linear axes according to the position of a surgical target; and a surgical portion support unit that is configured to be connected to the moving unit, and is configured to be detachable with respect to an operating table, wherein the moving unit may move the rotating unit such that an intersection point of the two rotational axes matches the surgical target.. .
Koh Young Technology Inc.

Robotics tool exchange

An electromechanical robotic arm is provided having a distal end with a tool engaging member configured to mate with an electromechanical tool and a trocar holding member configured to mate with a trocar. The trocar holding member can have at least one engagement mechanism configured to engage and orient a trocar to mate the trocar to the trocar holding member in a desired orientation..
Ethicon Endo-surgery, Llc

Robotics communication and control

A robotic surgical system having a master controller configured to control a set of basic functions of the components of the robotic surgical system. The components including at least an electromechanical tool, an electromechanical arm, an instrument shaft, and an end effector.
Ethicon Endo-surgery, Llc

Control of advancement rate and application force based on measured forces

A robotic surgical system including a control system that controls the movement of a robotic arm is described. The robotic arm can be coupled to a tool assembly that includes an end effector positioned at a distal end of a shaft.
Ethicon Endo-surgery, Llc

Control of jaw or clamp arm closure in concert with advancement of device

A robotic surgical system including a control system that controls the movement of a robotic arm is described. The robotic arm can be coupled to a tool assembly that includes an end effector positioned at a distal end of a shaft.
Ethicon Endo-surgery, Llc

Control of robotic arm motion based on sensed load on cutting tool

A robotic surgical system including a control system that controls the movement of a robotic arm is described. The robotic arm can be coupled to a tool assembly that includes an end effector positioned at a distal end of a shaft.
Ethicon Endo-surgery, Llc

Surgical tool with a display

A surgical tool assembly is provided that is configured to be removably and replaceably attached to an electromechanical arm of a surgical robotic system that is capable of supplying electrical power to the surgical tool assembly. The tool assembly has a housing and an elongate shaft extending distally from the housing and having an end effector at a distal end thereof.
Ethicon Endo-surgery, Llc

Control of the rate of actuation of tool mechanism based on inherent parameters

A robotic surgical system including a control system that controls the movement of a robotic arm coupled to a tool assembly having an end effector is described. The control system can also assist with controlling either the articulation or rotation of the end effector.
Ethicon Endo-surgery, Llc

Robotic surgical system with energy application controls

A robotic surgical system is provided that includes an electromechanical tool coupled to a surgical instrument such as an end effector of the tool is adapted to apply ultrasound and/or radiofrequency (rf) energy to tissue when the end effector is in contact with the tissue. The end effector is configured to measure force exerted by the tissue on the end effector, which corresponds to tension at the tissue engaged by the end effector.
Ethicon Endo-surgery, Llc

Methods, systems, and devices for limiting torque in robotic surgical tools

Various exemplary methods, systems, and devices for limiting torque in robotic surgical tools are provided. In general, a surgical tool can be configured to releasably and removably couple to a robotic surgical system.
Ethicon Endo-surgery, Llc

Methods, systems, and devices for controlling a motor of a robotic surgical system

Various exemplary methods, systems, and devices for controlling a motor of a robotic surgical system are provided.. .
Ethicon Endo-surgery, Llc

Methods, systems, and devices for controlling a motor of a robotic surgical system

Various exemplary methods, systems, and devices for controlling a motor of a robotic surgical system are provided.. .
Ethicon Endo-surgery, Llc

Methods, systems, and devices for controlling a motor of a robotic surgical system

Various exemplary methods, systems, and devices for controlling a motor of a robotic surgical system are provided.. .
Ethicon Endo-surgery, Llc

Methods, systems, and devices for causing end effector motion with a robotic surgical system

Various exemplary methods, systems, and devices for causing end effector motion with a robotic surgical system are provided. In general, a surgical tool can be configured to releasably and removably couple to a robotic surgical system.
Ethicon Endo-surgery, Llc

Robotic surgical system with tool lift control

A robotic surgical system is provided that includes an electromechanical tool coupled to a surgical instrument such as an end effector adapted to apply ultrasound energy to tissue when the end effector holds the tissue. The electromechanical tool is mounted on an electromechanical arm and configured to move relative to the arm.
Ethicon Endo-surgery, Llc

Modular surgical robotic tool

A robotic surgical arm can include a puck containing motors to drive an end effector. A tool assembly attached to the puck generates ultrasonic and/or radio frequency energy to apply between the jaws of the end effector.
Ethicon Endo-surgery, Llc

Modular surgical robotic tool

A robotic surgical arm includes a puck containing motors to drive an end effector. A tool assembly attached to the puck generates ultrasonic and/or radio frequency energy to apply to tissue disposed between the jaws of the end effector.
Ethicon Endo-surgery, Llc

Surgical tool with manual control of end effector jaws

A surgical tool of a robotic surgical device is provided that is configured to be removably and replaceably attached to an electromechanical arm of a surgical robotic system that is capable of supplying electrical power to the surgical tool when the tool is attached to the arm. The tool has an elongate shaft with an end effector having opposed jaws movable between open and closed positions.
Ethicon Endo-surgery, Llc

Method for assembling a cartridge for a smoking article

The present disclosure relates to systems, apparatuses, and methods for assembling cartridges for aerosol delivery devices. The cartridges may be assembled by transporting carriages between various substations at which parts are added to a base.
Rai Strategic Holdings, Inc.

Vision system for teat detection

A system includes a robotic arm, a laser, and a processor. The processor is configured to determine whether a first teat of a diary livestock is found in a first scan of the dairy livestock by the laser, and if so, command the robotic arm to move to a location corresponding to the location of the first teat.
Technologies Holdings Corp.

Vision system for teat detection

A system includes a robotic arm, a laser, and a processor. The processor is configured to determine that a teat cup is to be attached to a front teat of a dairy livestock, and in response, determine an amount of separation between the front teat and a rear teat.
Technologies Holdings Corp.

Vision system for teat detection

A system includes a robotic arm, a laser, and a processor. The processor is configured to command the robotic arm to move to a location of an expected teat position of a dairy livestock and to command the laser to perform two scans of the dairy livestock.
Technologies Holdings Corp.

Vision system for teat detection

A system includes a robotic arm, memory, and a processor. The processor is configured to access first and second success counters stored in the memory.
Technologies Holdings Corp.

Vision system for teat detection

A system includes a robotic arm, a laser, and a processor. The processor is configured to command the robotic arm to move to a first location corresponding to an expected teat position of a first teat.
Technologies Holdings Corp.

Vision system for teat detection

A system includes a robotic arm, a laser, and a processor. The processor is configured to determine whether a distance between a left and right teat of a dairy livestock is less than or equal to a predetermined distance, and if so, command the robotic arm to move to a scan location that is between the left and right teats.
Technologies Holdings Corp.

Vision system with tail positioner

A system includes a robotic arm, an imaging device coupled to the robotic arm, a tail positioner coupled to the robotic arm, and a processor. The imaging device captures imaging data of a rearview of a dairy livestock through a field of view of the imaging device.
Technologies Holdings Corp.

Fuji Yusoki Kogyo Co., Ltd.

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Video capture system control using virtual cameras for augmented reality

There is provided a system and method for integrating a virtual rendering system and a video capture system using flexible camera control to provide an augmented reality. There is provided a method for integrating a virtual rendering system and a video capture system for outputting a composite render to a display, the method comprising obtaining, from the virtual rendering system, a virtual camera configuration of a virtual camera in a virtual environment, programming the video capture system using the virtual camera configuration to correspondingly control a robotic camera in a real environment, capturing a video capture feed using the robotic camera, obtaining a virtually rendered feed using the virtual camera, rendering the composite render by processing the feeds, and outputting the composite render to the display..
Disney Enterprises Inc.

Information transmitting method and apparatus in robot operating system

The present disclosure provides an information transmitting method and apparatus for use in a robot operating system. A specific implementation mode of the method comprises: acquiring to-be-transmitted information; determining a network relationship between a current node and an information receiving node receiving the to-be-transmitted information, the network relationship comprising a remote relationship and a local relationship; determining a transmission approach of the to-be-transmitted information according to a message transmission parameter, a configuration parameter and the network relationship; transmitting the to-be-transmitted information in the transmission approach.
Beijing Baidu Netcom Science And Technology Co., Ltd.

Routing systems and methods

Example routing systems and methods are disclosed. In one realization, a first routing system and a second routing system are disposed within a vehicle.
Vm-robot, Inc.

Transfer chamber

The transfer chamber transfers a wafer (w) as a transferred object to or from a processing device (6) by using a transfer robot (2) provided thereinside, and includes a circulation path (cl) formed inside of a transfer chamber (1) to circulate gas, a chemical filter unit (7) as a chemical filter provided in the midstream of the circulation path (cl), a humidity detector (hg2) as a humidity detection means which detects internal humidity, a gas supply means (ns) which supplies gas to the inside of the transfer chamber (1), and a moisture supply means (hs) which supplies moisture content to the inside of the transfer chamber (1). The moisture supply means (hs) is made to operate in accordance with a humidity detection value by the humidity detection means..
Sinfonia Technology Co., Ltd.

Systems and methods for using robots to monitor environmental conditions in an environment

Methods and devices are disclosed for monitoring environmental conditions in one or more environments. In one embodiment, the method includes maintaining a plurality of environmental-condition thresholds, each of which corresponds to an environmental condition and is predetermined based on data corresponding to the environmental condition that is received from a plurality of robots.
X Development Llc

Determination of relative positions

A workcell has a camera module with two optical systems and a memory containing information about the arrangement of the optical systems, a robot module with a first coordinate system, a first set of fiducials, and a memory containing information about the 3d positions of the first set of fiducials defined within the first coordinate system, and a fixture with a second coordinate system, a second set of fiducials, and a memory containing information about the 3d positions of the second set of fiducials defined within the second coordinate system. A processor is communicatively coupled to the camera module, the robot module, and the fixture.

Line balancing apparatus, line balancing method, and computer-readable recording medium

A line balancing apparatus that executes a process includes receiving input of positioning details of a person and a robot positioned in processes in an assembly line, jobs representing targets for assignment to the processes, a line balancing condition including takt time for the assembly line, and job information containing possibility of automation and job time of each of the jobs; calculating, based on the line balancing condition and the job information, an evaluation value which, in case in which the jobs are assigned to a person and a robot, indicates difference between cycle time in a process in which a person is positioned and the takt time; searching that includes solving optimization problem on condition of minimizing the calculated evaluation value and searching for line balancing of a combination of assignment of the jobs to the processes; and outputting the line balancing which has been retrieved.. .
Fujitsu Limited

Systems for time-series predictive data analytics, and related methods and apparatus

A predictive modeling method may include determining a time interval of time-series data; identifying one or more variables of the data as targets; determining a forecast range and a skip range associated with a prediction problem represented by the data; generating training data and testing data from the time-series data; fitting a predictive model to the training data; and testing the fitted model on the testing data. The forecast range may indicate a duration of a period for which values of the targets are to be predicted.
Datarobot, Inc.

Method of constructing navigation map by robot using mouse hippocampal place cell model

A robot constructs a navigation map based on the cognitive mechanism of rat hippocampus. The robot collects current self-motion cues and color depth map information through exploring the environment; self-motion cues form spatial environment codes gradually through path integral and feature extraction of spatial cells in hippocampus, place field of place cells is gradually formed during exploring the process and covers the whole environment to form a cognitive map.
Beijing University Of Technology

Teaching device and control information generation method

A teaching device capable of teaching not only movement work but also more detailed working content. The teaching device is provided with input section for inputting work information such as work of pinching workpieces which is carried out by a robot arm at a working position.
Fuji Machine Mfg. Co., Ltd.

Robot/drone multi-projectile launcher

A multi-projectile launcher capable of firing less-lethal 40 mm rounds or high explosive 40 mm rounds (i.e., he grenades) can be attached to robots, drones, vehicles and stationary structures. The robot/drone multi-projectile launcher is remote controlled and capable of 360 degree horizontal rotation as well as vertical panning, and is able to quickly turn and acquire targets.

Concurrent operation of multiple robotic pool cleaners

A robotic pool cleaner includes a housing, a propulsion mechanism configured to propel the robotic pool cleaner along an interior surface of a pool, and a suction mechanism for drawing liquid from the pool into the housing. A transceiver is configured to receive a signal that is indicative of a relative location of another robotic pool cleaner.
Aquatron Robotic Technology Ltd.

Adjustment device

A movable member 12 is provided to base members 11a, 11b so as to be movable in a stacking direction of the workpieces stacked by the robot. Adjustment members 13a, 13b are stretching in a direction of a stacking area a11 of the workpieces and are provided to the movable member 12 so as to be movable in a direction in which both members are opposing to each other.

Spherical mobile robot with shifting weight steering

A mobile, spherical robot includes a spheroid shell, an internal assembly secured to the shell, and a head disposed atop the shell. The internal assembly is disposed within the shell for propelling the mobile robot.
Spin Master Ltd.

Spherical mobile robot with pivoting head

A mobile, spherical robot includes a spheroid shell, an internal assembly secured to the shell, and a head disposed atop the shell. The internal assembly is disposed within the shell for propelling the mobile robot.
Spin Master, Ltd.

Container forming system and method

A bulk bin forming system configured as a container forming cell includes a multi-axis robot to which is attached a multifunction tool. One or more collapsed card board boxes are located at a first station of the container forming cell adjacent the robot.
Dematic Corp.

Robot arm control device and robot arm operation method

A robot arm control device includes a pressure sensing module, a workspace defining module and a control module. The pressure sensing module, arranged on a robot arm, detects whether an object hits or touches the robot arm to switch the operating mode of the robot arm.
Industrial Technology Research Institute

Rotary coupling device for a multi-axis manipulator

A multi-axis manipulator in the form of a robotic arm includes a safety disc (41) and safety collar (42) at one or more of the pivoting joints (14, 17, 19, 21, 23) thereof. The disc and collar define a small running clearance in normal use, but make contact in the event of excessive wear or failure of the rotary bearing at the respective joint.
Robocoasrer Limited

Collaborative inventory monitoring

An example method is carried out in a warehouse environment having a plurality of inventory items located therein, each having a corresponding on-item identifier. The method involves determining a target inventory item having a target on-item identifier.
X Development Llc

Robotic camera system

A robotics camera system includes a camera robot that is in wireless communication with a robot cloud server through a cloud network such as the internet. A user having a mobile device desires to utilize a particular camera robot.
Accel Robotics Corporation

Customer service robot and related systems and methods

A robot for providing customer service within a facility includes a locomotion platform, an upper sensor for detecting objects within an upper field of view of the robot, a lower sensor for detecting objects within a lower field of view of the robot, a display and a robot computer in communication with the locomotion platform, the upper sensor and the lower sensor. The robot computer is configured to detect the presence of a customer within the facility based on information received from at least one of the upper sensor and lower sensor, and the robot computer is further configured to access one or more databases storing information associated with products available to customers within the facility and to provide customer service to the customer based on the accessed information..
Fellow, Inc.

Robot control unit for assembly robot

A robot control unit for an assembly robot includes a force detecting device configured to detect forces applied to first and second works and, when the first work is fitted to the second work by a first robotic arm, a storage device stores a deflection amount table associating a force applied when fitting with the deflection amount of the robotic arm in a direction of the fitting, a deflection-amount acquiring process configured to calculate the deflection amount of the robotic arm in the direction of the fitting by using a value detected by the force detecting device and the deflection amount table, a work-position acquiring process configured to calculate a work position as the position of the first work relative to the second work in the direction of the fitting based on operation information about the robotic arm, and a real-fitting-amount acquiring process configured to correct the work position based on the calculated deflection amount.. .
Fanuc Corporation

Robot, controlling the robot, and assembling workpiece, and conveying workpiece

A robot is provided, includes a hand configured to hold a workpiece, a floating unit having a tip-end part and a base-end part and having a joint configured to operate within a given operating range, the hand being attached to the tip-end part, and the tip-end part being movable with the base-end part, a robot arm is attached to the base-end part of the floating unit and configured to move the hand and the floating unit, and a control device having a robot arm controller configured to control operation of the robot arm. The robot arm controller moves the hand and the floating unit so that the hand is located at a temporary target position.
Kawasaki Jukogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

Cleaning robot for recycling equipment

A self-cleaning apparatus for sorting a mixture of materials is disclosed that comprises a material sorter and a gantry positioning system elevated above the material sorter. The gantry positioning system includes a longitudinal travel rail with a longitudinal travel rail carriage, a traverse travel rail connected to the longitudinal travel rail carriage running perpendicular to the longitudinal travel rail, with a traverse travel rail carriage, and a vertical travel rail connected to the vertical travel rail carriage running perpendicular to the traverse travel rail.
Cp Manufacturing, Inc.

Cleaning robot for recycling equipment

A self-cleaning apparatus for sorting a mixture of materials is disclosed that comprises a material sorter and a gantry positioning system elevated above the material sorter. The gantry positioning system includes a longitudinal travel rail with a longitudinal travel rail carriage, a traverse travel rail connected to the longitudinal travel rail carriage running perpendicular to the longitudinal travel rail, with a traverse travel rail carriage, and a vertical travel rail connected to the vertical travel rail carriage running perpendicular to the traverse travel rail.
Cp Manufacturing, Inc.

Random-access robotic inventory dispensary: replenishment and purge operation prioritization

The present application is directed to a robotic system for maintaining product inventory and dispensing products upon request from a customer or other user. Product items are stored in an inventory storage unit (isu), one item per bin.
Bby Solutions, Inc.

Method and planning and/or control of a robot application

A method for planning and/or controlling a robot application on the basis of system and/or process parameters includes storing parameter values and managing the parameter values using a graph structure that includes one or more nodes and injective, surjective, or bijective relations between the nodes. Managing the parameter values in the graph structure includes managing the values in clusters whereby two or more parameters are combined into a node..
Kuka Roboter Gmbh

Robot queuing in order fulfillment operations

A method for queuing robots destined for one or more target locations in an environment, includes determining if a plurality of robots destined for the one or more target locations have entered a predefined target zone proximate the one or more target locations. The method also includes assigning each of the robots to either its target location or one of a plurality of queue locations based on an assigned priority.
Locus Robotics Corporation

Assigning tasks to a robot device for execution

Embodiments for assigning tasks to a robot device by a processor. A target region may be selected from a displayed image of an image capturing device.
International Business Machines Corporation

Modular mobile robot

A modular mobile robot for use in association with a control unit includes a chassis, a pair of drive traction modules, a pair of drive transmission modules, a self-contained head module, a self-contained power module and a self-contained core module. The drive traction modules are operably attachable to the chassis.
Engineering Services Inc.

Multiaxial robot

A multiaxial robot includes a first rotation module, a second rotation module, and an elevator member. The first rotation module includes a base and a plurality of arms.
Inventec Appliances Corp.

Robot system

A robot system includes a conveying device, a robot, a control unit for controlling operation of the robot by transmitting a drive signal to a motor of the robot, and for outputting a driving speed control signal to the conveying device, and an encoder for detecting a conveying speed of the conveying device in a regular operation mode, where, when the robot is to be operated in a teach mode and a test mode, the control unit transmits a drive signal to the robot such that an operation speed is reduced by a received override value, and outputs the driving speed control signal such that the conveying speed of the conveying device is reduced by the override value.. .
Fanuc Corporation

Methods and systems for food preparation in a robotic cooking kitchen

The present disclosure is directed to methods, computer program products, and computer systems for instructing a robot to prepare a food dish by replacing the human chef's movements and actions. Monitoring a human chef is carried out in an instrumented application-specific setting, a standardized robotic kitchen in this instance, and involves using sensors and computers to watch, monitor, record and interpret the motions and actions of the human chef, in order to develop a robot-executable set of commands robust to variations and changes in the environment, capable of allowing a robotic or automated system in a robotic kitchen to prepare the same dish to the standards and quality as the dish prepared by the human chef..
Mbl Limited

Control device of robot arm and teaching system and method using the same

A control device of robot arm including a pressure sensing module and a control module is provided. The pressure sensing module, disposed on an operating portion of a robot arm, has a touch-sensing surface for detecting an operation command applied to the touch-sensing surface.
Industrial Technology Research Institute

Cell for inserting components into a workpiece

A cell for mounting components in a workpiece includes a pressing device for inserting at least two different components into a workpiece using pressure. The device includes: a press, a plurality of pushers and a striking plate.
Gaindu, S.l.

Vehicle body assembly system

A vehicle body assembly system defines a preset pre-buck section and a preset main-buck section along a conveying route of a floor assembly, and may include: i) pre-buck units which are installed at both sides of the conveying route in the pre-buck section, respectively, restrict lower portions of side assemblies, which vary in accordance with a type of vehicle, with respect to both sides of the floor assembly, and preassemble the lower portions of the side assemblies to the floor assembly by a first welding robot; and ii) main-buck units which are installed at both sides of the conveying route in the main-buck section, respectively, restrict upper portions of the side assemblies preassembled by the pre-buck unit, and post-assemble vehicle body components to the upper portions of the side assemblies by a second welding robot.. .
Kia Motors Corporation

Laser processing robot system and laser processing method

A laser processing robot system and a laser processing method, by which the motion accuracy of a robot in the system can be improved and laser processing with high accuracy can be carried out. The robot system is configured to: execute a first robot motion for moving an laser irradiation device to a predetermined command position; measure an actual three-dimensional position of the irradiation device in the first robot motion; calculate a deviation between the command position and the measured actual three-dimensional position of the irradiation device in the first robot motion; store the calculated deviation as a time series of deviation data; and execute a second robot motion in which a robot motion similar to the first robot motion is executed while correcting the laser irradiation position so that the laser irradiation position coincides with a desired position, based on the stored deviation data..
Fanuc Corporation

Weld gun part clamp device and method

A combination component handling and connecting device connectable to a multi-axis robot for use in moving and connecting components and subassemblies includes a housing and an actuator fixedly connected to the housing. The actuator includes an actuating link movable from a first position to a second position.
Comau Llc

Games played with robots

A robotic gaming system is provided that includes a playing surface, a ceiling above the playing surface and a subfloor below the playing surface. At least one robot is controlled by a player to navigate on the playing surface, above the subfloor, or below the ceiling to interact with a plurality of scoring elements.

Cable tensioning in a robotic surgical system

A termination assembly of a cabling system in a robotic surgical manipulator comprises a block including first and second cable pathways sized for receipt of a first cable. The first cable pathway includes a first retainer sized to prevent passage of a first fitting coupled to the first cable.
Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.

Software center and highly configurable robotic systems for surgery and other uses

Telerobotic, telesurgical, and/or surgical robotic devices, systems, and methods employ surgical robotic linkages that may have more degrees of freedom than an associated surgical end effector in space. A processor can calculate a tool motion that includes pivoting of the tool about an aperture site.
Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.

Robotically controlling remote center of motion with software and guide tube

A robotic surgical system includes a surgical robot and a guide tube. The surgical robot includes a robot arm and a controller.
Covidien Lp

Robotic spinal and other surgeries

The present invention relates to a method, such as a surgical method for assisting a surgeon for placing screws in the spine using a robot attached to a passive structure. The present invention also related to a method, such as a surgical method for assisting a surgeon for removing volumes in the body of a patient using a robot attached to a passive structure and to a device to carry out said methods.
Globus Medical, Inc.

Surgical robotic cart immobilizer

A mobile surgical robotic cart assembly used for minimally invasive surgery includes a vertical column supporting a robotic arm thereon and a base portion having at least three casters adapted to allow the surgical robotic assembly to move. The surgical robotic cart assembly further includes an immobilization assembly coupled to the base portion, the immobilization assembly being configured to move between an unlocked position and a locked position.
Covidien Lp

Automated aquaculture harvesting system

A system and method for automatically harvesting fish from an aquaculture cage is provided. Underwater robotic rovers draw out a large net from a protective enclosure.
Forever Oceans Corporation

System and 3d projection mapping with robotically controlled objects

A system for motion control is presented. In one embodiment, a motion control 3d projection system includes a projector; and a projection surface coupled to a robotic arm, where the robotic arm moves the projection surface through a set of spatial coordinates, and a 3d projection from the projector is projected onto a set of coordinates of the projection surface and matches the 3d projection to the set of coordinates of the projection surface as the projection surface moves through the set of spatial coordinates.
X Development Llc

Transfer chamber

To provide a transfer chamber capable of replacing a chemical filter without affecting an internal atmosphere, and shortening or eliminating stop time of a transfer process of a wafer (w) associated with replacement of the chemical filter. The transfer chamber transfers the wafer (w) to or from a processing device (6) by using a transfer robot (2) provided thereinside, and includes a circulation path (cl1) formed inside of a transfer chamber (1) to circulate gas, a chemical filter unit (7) provided in the midstream of the circulation path (cl1), and a connecting and disconnecting means (8) which switches connection and disconnection of the chemical filter unit (7) to and from the circulation path (cl1)..
Sinfonia Technology Co., Ltd.

Generating a model for an object encountered by a robot

Methods and apparatus related to generating a model for an object encountered by a robot in its environment, where the object is one that the robot is unable to recognize utilizing existing models associated with the robot. The model is generated based on vision sensor data that captures the object from multiple vantages and that is captured by a vision sensor associated with the robot, such as a vision sensor coupled to the robot.
X Development Llc

Selectively downloading targeted object recognition modules

Methods, apparatus, systems, and computer-readable media are provided for downloading targeted object recognition modules that are selected from a library of candidate targeted object recognition modules based on various signals. In some implementations, an object recognition client may be operated to facilitate object recognition for a robot.
X Development Llc

Touch assisting structure and device thereof

In a touch assisting structure and its device, the touch assisting structure is integrated with a projected capacitive touch device to achieve the effect of telecommunicatively triggering an action by a touch control after any insulator or non-insulator is touched actively or passively, and the structure and device may be applied to any moving object or a robot with a touch function. The touch assisting structure includes a main body and an electrically conductive medium, and the main body is a flexible body in a solid state, and the solid main body produces a deformation after the solid main body is compressed by a force and resumes its original solid state after the force is released.

Moving robot and controlling the same

A autonomous robot includes a main body, a driving unit to move the main body within an operation region, a battery to supply power to the driving unit, and a controller to control the driving unit in a manner that the main body travels along a wall of the operation region to move to a charging stand when a remaining power level of the battery drops below a reference power level, wherein the controller controls the driving unit in a manner that the main body escape from one region corresponding to a closed curve when a movement path of the main body forms the closed curve while the driving unit performs wall following.. .
Lg Electronics Inc.

Subsurface robotic mapping system and method

A robotic mapping system for charting or mapping a path through an underground cavity, and/or mapping a surface of the underground cavity. The robotic mapping system may comprise a mobile control center located on the surface in wireless communications with one or more mapping robots located within the underground cavity.
Penguin Automated Systems Inc.

Mobile robot group for moving an item

Techniques for improving the efficiency and flexibility of inventory systems are described. In an example, multiple robots may be operated to move an item.
Amazon Technologies, Inc.

Path calculation program, processing apparatus, path calculation method, tool, and processed article

Provided is a program of calculating a tool path that processes a workpiece having a complicated shape with use of an apparatus enabling multiaxial control in a program including a robot or the like with simple information input. A path calculation program for calculating a tool path for processing a curved processed part formed by a hole provided in a curved-surface-shaped workpiece functions as a workpiece shape information inputter configured to input workpiece shape information about a shape of the workpiece and a shape of the curve, a tool shape information inputter configured to input tool shape information about a shape of the tool, and a tool position calculator configured to calculate a tool position enabling a specified point on the curve to be processed by the tool based on the input workpiece shape information and tool shape information..
National University Corporation Yokohama National University

Mask transmission device and transmission method

A reticle transfer apparatus includes a reticle, a reticle stage (4) and a robot (2). The robot (2) is configured to support, transport and transfer the reticle onto the reticle stage (4).
Shanghai Micro Electronics Equipment (group) Co., Ltd.

Weather collection and aggregation via robotic vehicle

A robotic vehicle may be configured to incorporate multiple sensors to make the robotic vehicle capable of collecting, feeding, and uploading weather data into an aggregation agent to form a geospatial map or weather service. In this regard, in some cases, the robotic vehicle may include an onboard vehicle positioning module and sensor network to give the robotic vehicle a collective understanding of its environment, and enable it to autonomously collect and upload weather data to an aggregation agent for corresponding locations..
Husqvarna Ab

Rotary axis module and articulated robot

A rotary axis module includes: an input shaft connected to a drive motor; an output shaft, an output shaft flange connected to the output shaft; parallel gears coupled to the output shaft flange; at least two double gears; and a transfer gear that transmits the power of the drive motor to the double gears. The at least two double gears and the transfer gear are disposed so as to surround the output shaft..
Fanuc Corporation

Surface coatings and methods

Provided herein include methods and compositions pertaining to coatings, such as paints, for covering a substrate. In some aspects and embodiments the coatings may include a heat reflective metal oxide pigment that, applied to an external surface of a building (or is applied on a substrate used for an external surface of a building such as an architectural metal panel, eifs, as a stucco top coat or as a top coat for roofing tiles) reduces the energy consumption in the building.
Textured Coatings Of America, Inc.

Robotic picking system device and method

A bin is described for use on a robotic picking system grid. The bin is capable of removing liquids from beneath a robotic picking system following spillages or sprinkler deployments..
Ocado Innovation Limited

Simultaneous pivoting and translation of robot arm of storage library

Utilities (e.g., systems, apparatuses, methods) that reduce robotic assembly contention in media element storage libraries by translating (e.g., displacing) a robot arm of a first robotic assembly mounted over a first storage array of a storage library away from a central reference plane as the robot arm is being pivoted into a first position adjacent the first storage array to allow a robot arm of a second robotic assembly to slide or otherwise move past the robot arm of the first robotic assembly, even when the robot arms of the first and second robot arms are disposed at the same height (e.g., along a z-axis) within the storage library. For instance, a pivot member of the robot arm may be mounted on a carriage that is configured to translate between the first and second storage arrays in response to the pivot member being pivoted about a pivot axis..
Oracle International Corporation

Apparatus and asepticaly filling pharmaceutical containers with a pharmaceutical fluid using rotary stage

Systems and methods for aseptically filling pharmaceutical containers with pharmaceutical fluid are disclosed. In one general aspect, these are based on an aseptically sealable chamber that includes a transfer wall to which pre-sealed pharmaceutical source and receiving containers are mounted aseptically.

Tire-gripping head, and tire-mounting/removing robot and tire-mounting/removing system which include same

There is provided a tire-mounting/removing robot capable of automatically grasping a spent or used tire in which a tire wheel is mounted, a tire-mounting/removing system in which the tire wheel can be automatically removed from and mounted in the spent or used tire in which the tire wheel is mounted by using this tire-mounting/removing robot, and a tire-gripping head used in the tire-mounting/removing robot and the tire-mounting/removing system. Hand portions that grasp a tire or a tire wheel, and mechanisms that open and close the hand portions are provided.
Seaparts Co. Ltd.

End effector assembly and operation to grasp non-planar articles

An end effector is configured to grasp articles that have deviated from their original shape. The end effector can return the article to its expected condition.
Mgs Machine Corp.

Multi-jointed robot deviation under load determination

Determining deviation of a multi jointed robot under load using a tribological contact between an end of the robot and any available hard constraint near the robot, involves pressing the end against the constraint, and then soliciting a movement of the end relative to the constraint in a tribologically resisted direction to apply a force that does not overbear the resistance. By measuring the force and a position encoded by the robot, a deviation of the robot under the corresponding load is determined.
National Research Council Of Canada

Autonomous inspection system

Systems, methods and computer readable media for autonomous robotic inspection are described. A system can include a robot having one or more processors, a memory device, one or more sensors, a communications interface and a locomotion subsystem.

Dish manipulation systems and methods

Example dish manipulation systems and methods are described. In one implementation, a robotic actuator includes at least one magnet.
Dishcraft Robotics, Inc.

Method of marking outline of large scale graphic element and robot for such method

An exemplary method of marking an outline of a graphic element on a surface site such as a roof, floor, road, airfield or sports ground or similar large scale surface, includes preparing outline data representing the outline of the graphic element; and feeding the outline data to a robot. The robot marks the outline of the graphic element on the surface site based on the fed outline data..
Sika Technology Ag

Robot expressing emotions thereof

Disclosed are a robot apparatus and a method for expressing emotions thereof, the method including determining motor movement information to drive a motor according to the emotional state to be expressed by the electronic device, determining the display position of the image object on the display according to the movement information of the motor, controlling an operation to drive the at least one motor according to the movement information of the motor, and changing the position of the image object displayed on the display in response to the movement of the electronic device driven by the at least one motor based on the determined display position information.. .
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Robotic device tester

A system, method, and device may include software and hardware which simplify and quicken configuration of the system for testing a device, enhance testing procedures which may be performed, and provide data via which to easily discern a cause and nature of an error which may result during testing. A camera may capture still images of a display screen of a tested device and another camera may capture video images of the tested device and a partner device.
T-mobile Usa, Inc.

Operating room safety zone

Methods and devices for identifying and defining a safety zone for restricting movement of a robotic arm in an operating room during a medical procedure are disclosed. The disclosed method utilizes medical navigation system, which receives an initiation input indicating initiation of defining of the safety zone.
Synaptive Medical (barbados) Inc.

Simulation apparatus, robot control apparatus and robot

A simulation apparatus that performs an operation of a virtual robot as a virtualization of a robot, includes a processor that is configured to specify a plurality of line segments of an outer shape of a virtual object as a virtualization of a work object of the robot, wherein data of the virtual object is converted from a first format into a second format having a data volume compressed to one tenth or less of that of the first format, and the processor is configured to operate the virtual robot based on selected line segments of the plurality of line segments.. .
Seiko Epson Corporation

Layout setting method and layout setting apparatus

It becomes possible to optimize setting of a layout of a robot and a peripheral device efficiently and at high speed in a robot workspace. A teaching point acquiring unit acquires a teaching point which corresponds to a specific operation that a robot arm accesses the peripheral device, and through which it allows a reference region of the robot arm to pass.
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

Environment replicator for proxy robot handlers

A method for replicating the terrain of a remote environment by a terrain replicator with a plurality of extendable elements is disclosed. The method includes mounting the plurality of extendable elements in close proximity on the surface of a flat stage to form a matrix of extendable elements; connecting each extendable element in the matrix to a control node in an array of control nodes, wherein each control node in the array is assigned to control one extendable element in the matrix of extendable elements; sending data of an actual physical terrain in the remote environment to a terrain analysis computer in the terrain replicator; converting the remote terrain data by the terrain analysis computer into a terrain-generating data stream for driver electronics; producing by the driver electronics a plurality of control signals from the terrain-generating data stream, wherein each signal in the plurality of control signals addresses a control node in the array of control nodes to extend or retract each extendable element in the matrix of extendable elements; and generating by the matrix of extendable elements a topography precisely corresponding to the topography of the actual physical terrain at the remote environment..

Robotic camera system

A robot for capturing image frames of subjects in response to a request includes a base, a robot head, a camera, an angular positioning mechanism, a vertical positioning mechanism, and a control system. The base has a transport mechanism for controllably positioning the robot along a lateral surface.
Accel Robotics Corporation

On-demand robot virtualization

Robots may be instantiated on-demand and may be adaptive in response to an environment, application, or event change. The adapted robot may switch functions in order to perform selective operations within medicine, agriculture, military, entertainment, or manufacturing, among other things.
At&t Intellectual Property I, L.p.

Multimodal dynamic robotic systems

Robotic systems include a frame or body with two or more wheels rotatably mounted on the frame or body and a motor for driving each wheel. A system controller generates a signal for actuating each motor based on information provided by one or more sensors in communication with the system controller for generating feedback signals for providing reactive actuation of the motors for generating one or more functions selected from the group consisting of forward motion, backward motion, hopping, climbing, and balancing.
The Regents Of The University Of California

Soldering system

Provided is a soldering system that can raise the work efficiency related to the supply of a soldering target and soldering work, while decreasing the oxygen concentration by maintaining high airtightness in a space surrounding the soldering target. A soldering system includes a soldering device and a robot related to the soldering device, in which the soldering device is equipped with a container having an openable lid and accommodating a soldering target, and the robot performs conveying of the soldering target to the soldering device and opening/closing of the lid.
Fanuc Corporation

Method and an separating at least one object from a plurality of objects

Feedback information is an important aspect in all machine learning systems. In robot systems that are picking objects from a plurality of objects this has been arranged by acquiring images of objects that have been picked.
Zenrobotics Oy

Electronic wheelchair having voice-recognition operating system

The present invention relates to an electric wheelchair having a voice recognition drive system comprising: a traveling apparatus main body unit which has a plurality of wheels in a lower end thereof; a seating unit which is installed in an upper end of the traveling apparatus main body unit so as to be able to be lifted; an auxiliary robot leg unit which is able to be inserted into and protrude from the traveling apparatus main body unit, and which includes multi-joint driven by an external force; and a voice recognition drive unit which extracts a preset command from an externally input voice, and which drives the plurality of wheels, lifts the seating unit, and drives the auxiliary robot leg unit.. .

Supply line for a robotic arm instrument

A surgical robotic arm drape, the drape comprising: a sheet defining a cavity for housing a robotic arm; and a set of guiding elements attached to the sheet configured to retain a supply line threaded there through for use in a surgical procedure.. .
Cambridge Medical Robotics Ltd

Hyperdexterous system user interface

Systems and methods for embodiments of a hyperdexterous robotic system using groundless user input devices (uids). In some embodiments, the hyperdexterous system allows for the slave control to follow the master control even when the two are misaligned.
Sri International

Novel robotic surgical device

A robotic surgical device configured to subcutaneously cut a bone of a vertebrate from a first location to a second location, wherein the robotic surgical device is introduced within the vertebrate through an incision made into the vertebrate.. .

Methods for robotic surgery using a cannula

Methods for preparing a bone in surgery using an imaging system, a navigation system having a locating device, and a robotic system having a cutting tool. A cannula is guided into an incision to expand the incision and provide access to the bone so that the cutting tool is insertable through the cannula to remove material from the bone.
Bonutti Skeletal Innovations Llc

Robotic assisted clip applier

A medical instrument comprising an end effector comprising a first jaw configured to be repositionable with respect to a second jaw, the first and second jaws removably mounted to an open-ended occlusion clip, the end effector configured to configured to be removably coupled to an open-ended occlusion clip with a pair of terminal ends and first and second robotic arms, and wherein the end effector includes at least one of a cavity and a projection configured to be engaged by at least one of the first and second robotic arms.. .
Atricure, Inc.

Robot cleaner and controlling the same

Provided herein is a robot cleaner. The robot cleaner includes a main body, a driving unit provided in the main body and supplying power for traveling of the robot cleaner, first and second rotary members respectively rotating about first and second rotational axes based on power from the driving unit to provide a movement power source for traveling of the robot cleaner and allowing cleaners for wet cleaning to be fixed thereto, a push stick sensing unit sensing whether a push stick for manual cleaning is coupled to the main body of the robot cleaner, and a controller setting a manual cleaning mode, among cleaning modes of the robot cleaner, when coupling of the push stick is sensed..
Everybot Inc.

Harvester for leafy plants

An example apparatus embodiment includes a support frame; a cut and lift mechanism coupled to the support frame; a tool carrying platform coupled to the cut and lift mechanism; an outer leaf removal device coupled to the tool carrying platform; a cutting tool coupled to the tool carrying platform; a controller in data communication with the cut and lift robot; and a plant center locator in data communication with the controller.. .
D'arrigo Bros Co. Of California

Smart interactive and autonomous robotic property maintenance apparatus, system, and method

The present invention relates to an intelligent interactive apparatus, system and method that aligns with property trimming and cutting tools such as pole saws, lawnmowers or unmanned aerial drones. More particularly, the present invention relates to a pole saw or autonomous lawnmower with attached functional accessories such as autonomously operated line trimmer or lawn edging devices operating on a 360 degree axis obtaining power and motion on a electro magnetic levitation system and having an attached imaging apparatus assembly that is linked to a display output device allowing for more intelligent and consistent tree, grass, and hedge views and overall control.

Staubli Faverges

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Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.

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Icerobotics Ltd.

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Interconnecting device and iot system using the same

The disclosure relates to an interconnecting device and system of iot (internet of things). The interconnecting device is configured to interconnect different iot platforms or interconnect a iot platform with a robot.
Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.

Piezoelectric actuator, piezoelectric motor, robot, and electronic component conveyance apparatus

A piezoelectric actuator includes a vibrating plate having a piezoelectric material, and a contact part provided in an end portion of the vibrating plate in contact with a driven part, wherein the contact part has a first portion in contact with the driven part and a second portion provided between the first portion and the vibrating plate and having lower rigidity than the first portion. Further, a width of the second portion in a direction crossing an arrangement direction of the first portion and the second portion is smaller than a width of the first portion in the crossing direction..
Seiko Epson Corporation

Substrate treating system

Disclosed is a substrate treating system. The substrate treating system includes an index unit having a port, on which a container containing a substrate is positioned, and an index robot, a process executing unit having substrate treating apparatuses for treating the substrate and a main transferring robot for transferring the substrate, and a buffer unit disposed between the process executing unit and the index unit and in which the substrate fed between the process executing unit and the index unit temporarily stays.
Semes Co., Ltd.

Using human motion sensors to detect movement when in the vicinity of hydraulic robots

The advantageous embodiments include a system for operating machinery in a manufacturing environment. The system includes a sensor system and a computer.
The Boeing Company

Systems and methods to predict resource availability

Systems and methods to predict availability of retail spaces in shopping malls. Robots are dispatched to temporary retail spaces to collect at least a portion of operation data stored in a database with leasing data of temporary retail spaces in a mall, tenant coordination data, and subscriber data.
Westfield Retail Solutions, Inc.

System and piece picking or put-away with a mobile manipulation robot

A method and system for piece-picking or piece put-away within a logistics facility. The system includes a central server and at least one mobile manipulation robot.
Iam Robotics, Llc

Face detecting and tracking and controlling rotation of robot head

A face detecting and tracking method includes: acquiring an image and performing a depth detection for the image to obtain a depth value of each pixel of the image; determining one or more face candidate areas based on depth value of each pixel of the image of current frame; performing a face detection to the one or more face candidate areas to determine one or more face boxes of the image of current frame; and determining a tracking box of the image of current frame based on the one or more face boxes and a tracked face box, and tracking the face in the tracking box of the image of current frame.. .
Ubtech Robotics Corp.

Hmi-based pattern modification for robotic palletizing

A controller of a material handling system performs a method of creating a multidrop pattern of articles for robotic placement in layers on a pallet. A pattern is presented on a user interface of any currently positioned representations of articles on a pallet.
Intelligrated Headquarters, Llc

Method for commanding an industrial robot

During step b), a sound excitation signal is superimposed with the input signal of one of the regulators to form a composite signal, the supply voltages being generated as a function of the composite signal.. .

Robot control device, robot, and robot system

A robot control device includes a processor that is configured to execute computer-executable instruction so as to control a robot that is capable of displacing a control target of a robot in a plurality of directions, wherein the processor is configured to cause the robot to perform displacement actuation of displacing the control target in a direction different from a direction of the external force among the plurality of directions in a case where a force detector detects external force.. .
Seiko Epson Corporation

Power transmitting apparatus, robot, and printer

A power transmitting apparatus includes a power transmitting section that includes an input shaft section and an output shaft section and transmits drive force from the input shaft section to the output shaft section, a first detection section including a polarizing section that rotates when one of the input shaft section and the output shaft section rotates and has a polarization characteristic, a light source section that irradiates the polarizing section with light, and a light detection section that outputs a signal according to the intensity of the light from the polarizing section, a second detection section that outputs a signal according to the rotational state of the other one of the input shaft section and the output shaft section, and a determination section that determines the rotational state of the polarizing section based on the signal from the light detection section and the signal from the second detection section.. .
Seiko Epson Corporation

Optical connection device, optical communication device, displacement detection device, and robot

An optical connection device includes a light source section configured to emit light, a light guide section configured to guide the light emitted from the light source section and including an emitting section configured to emit the guided light to the outside, and a light receiving section configured to receive the light emitted from the emitting section. At least one of the light source section and the light receiving section turns around a turning axis.
Seiko Epson Corporation

Robot, gear device, and manufacturing gear device

A robot includes a first member, a second member provided to be capable of turning with respect to the first member, and a gear device configured to transmit a driving force from one side to the other side of the first member and the second member. The gear device includes an internal gear, an external gear having flexibility and configured to partially mesh with the internal gear, a wave generator configured to be in contact with the external gear and move a meshing position of the internal gear and the external gear in a circumferential direction, and lubricant disposed in at least one of a meshing section of the internal gear and the external gear and a portion where the external gear and the wave generator are in contact with each other.
Seiko Epson Corporation

Robot and gear device

A robot includes a first member, a second member provided to be capable of turning with respect to the first member, and a gear device configured to transmit a driving force from one side to the other side of the first member and the second member. The gear device includes internal teeth and external teeth provided halfway in a transmission path of the driving force and configured to mesh with each other and lubricant disposed between the internal teeth and the external teeth.
Seiko Epson Corporation

Robot cleaner, refrigerator, container transfer system, and transferring and retrieving container using the robot cleaner

Disclosed are a robot cleaner, a refrigerator, a container transfer system, and a method of transferring and retrieving a container using the robot cleaner. The method of transferring a container include returning a robot cleaner to a position guide device installed at a refrigerator, mounting the robot cleaner on the position guide device, transferring, by the refrigerator, a container built in the refrigerator to mount the container on the robot cleaner, and moving the robot cleaner on which the container is mounted to a target position..
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Inventory management

An example system includes a robotic device deployed in a warehouse environment including a plurality of inventory items. The system also includes a camera coupled to the robotic device, configured to capture image data.
X Development Llc

Landing and charging system for drones

A system for homing and recharging an unmanned vehicle comprises a plurality of homing layers operative along the radius of an imaginary circle that has the homing target at its center, each homing layer consisting of a sub-system provided with location means of increasing accuracy relative to that of a sub-system that operates along said radius farther away, from the center of said circle.. .
Airobotics Ltd.

Vehicle docking and control systems for robots

A vehicle for transporting and communicating with a robot includes a vehicle body and a robot dock mechanically coupled to the vehicle body and configured to mechanically couple the robot to the vehicle body. The vehicle also includes an input/output port configured to be electrically coupled to the robot.
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.

Robot system

The invention relates to a robot system comprising (i) a robot (100) for guiding an application part (300). The robot (100) has the following: (a) a robot arm (110) with a base (112), a region (114) which is proximal to the base (112), a region (116) which is distal to the base (112), and a securing device (130) for securing the application part (300), in particular in a removable manner, said securing device (130) being arranged in the distal region (116); b) a grounding (180); and (c) a cable (200) for connecting to the application part (300) and to a control device (500), in particular in a removable manner, comprising at least one signal line (250) and/or at least one energy supply line (240), a protection conductor (230), a distal connection means (140) for electrically connecting the application part (300) to the cable (200), in particular in a removable manner, and a proximal connection means (150) for electrically connecting the control device (500) to the cable (200), in particular in a removable manner; and (ii) an adapter (400) which has an electric line for (410) for electrically connecting the protection conductor (230) of the cable (200) to the grounding (180) of the robot (100), in particular in a removable manner.
Kuka Roboter Gmbh

Tool holders for robotic systems having collision detection

An example robotic tool holder includes an actuator that is disposed within a housing and configured to hold a tool. The housing and the actuator are in contact via dowels to limit movement of the actuator toward a distal end of the housing.
Illinois Tool Works Inc.

Substrate conveying robot and operation method therefor

A substrate conveying robot has a robot arm including an end effector having a substrate holding unit holding a substrate, arm drive unit for driving the robot arm, an elevating drive unit for elevatingly driving the end effector, a robot control unit controlling the arm drive unit, the elevating drive unit, and the substrate holding unit, and a substrate detection unit having a substrate detection unit which detects a vertical position of the substrate and elevates coordinately with an elevating operation of the end effector. By this configuration, a vertical position of a substrate to be conveyed is detected with high accuracy so that a robot operation can be controlled based on the detection result..
Kawasaki Jukogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

Methods and systems for adjusting operation of a robotic device based on detected sounds

An example method includes determining an expected sound profile corresponding to a given task for a robotic device. The method further includes detecting a sound profile during execution of the given task by the robotic device.
X Development Llc

Error accrual and mitigation during robotic process

A robotic system includes end-effector(s) that combine a plurality of objects in a production process. The system includes sensor(s) that obtain measurement(s) relating to a combination of a first object and one or more other objects during the production process.
X Development Llc

Control device, robot, and robot system

A control device which controls a robot having a moving part includes: a processor which is configured to cause an end effector provided on the moving part to move an insertion object, bring the insertion object into contact with an insertion hole provided in an insertion target object in the state where the insertion object is tilted from a center axis of the insertion hole, and subsequently insert the insertion object into the insertion hole.. .
Seiko Epson Corporation

Method for avoiding collisions between two robots

A method for avoiding collisions between two robots providing first movement information related to a first robot movement; determining for a plurality of second robot movements whether they involve a risk for collision between the first and second robots; and executing one of the second robot movements. Information about a movement of one robot enables a robot controller of another robot with an overlapping work area to select among available robot movements an appropriate one that does not involve a risk for collision between the two robots..
Abb Schweiz Ag

Control apparatus and robot

A control apparatus includes a processor that is configured to execute computer-executable instructions so as to control a robot, wherein the processor is configured to cause a display unite to display an operational screen, on which task information indicating each of a plurality of tasks performed by a robot provided with a force detecting unit is displayed, receive a parameter according to a task of the robot, which is indicated by selected task information once the processor receives the selection of the task information, and cause the display unite to display information indicating operation of the robot based on the received parameter.. .
Seiko Epson Corporation

System and determining a work offset

Example systems and methods are disclosed for determining work offset data for a robot in a work environment. A robot operating in a work environment may receive an indication to determine a work offset.
X Development Llc

Safety management method and safety management system

A safety management method sets a third space that both a worker and a robot can enter between a first space in which the worker is present and a second space in which the robot is disposed; sets, between the first space and the third space and between the second space and the third space, respectively, boundaries for monitoring crossing thereof; monitors the presence/absence of the robot or the worker in the third space; when a state of crossing of one boundary and a state of the worker or the robot in the third space are simultaneously switched to “detection”, restricts the operation of the robot, when crossing of another boundary is detected; and not restricts the operation of the robot when the state of crossing of the one boundary and the state of the worker or the robot in the third space are simultaneously switched to “non-detection”.. .
Fanuc Corporation

Robot control device and controlling same

A control device for a robot, includes a speed calculator that calculates the speed of at least one target point of the robot operating according to an operation program, on the basis of a speed command value written in the operation program; a limitation direction specifier that specifies a direction in which the speed of the at least one target point is limited; a speed limit component calculator that calculates, out of the speed of the at least one target point calculated by the speed calculator, a speed component in the direction specified by the limitation direction specifier; and a speed limiter that limits, only upon motion exceeding a prespecified speed limit, a motion speed of the robot such that the speed component calculated by the speed limit component calculator is equal to or less than the prespecified speed limit.. .
Fanuc Corporation

Device and performing open-loop and closed-loop to control of a robot manipulator

The invention relates to a device and method for performing open-loop and closed-loop control of a robot manipulator which is driven by a number m of actuators actm and has an end effector. The invention comprises a first unit which registers and/or makes available an external force winder {right arrow over (f)}ext(t)={{right arrow over (f)}ext(t),{right arrow over (m)}ext(t)} acting on the end effector, a regulator which is connected to the first unit and to the actuators actm and which comprises a first regulator r1, which is a force regulator, and a second regulator r2 which is connected thereto and which is an impedance regulator, an admittance regulator, a position regulator or a cruise controller, wherein the regulator determines manipulated variables um(t) with which the actuators actm can be actuated in such way that when contact occurs with the surface of an object, the end effector acts on said object with a predefined force winder {right arrow over (f)}d(t)={{right arrow over (f)}d(t),{right arrow over (m)}d(t)}; where um(t)=um,r1(t)+um,r2(t), wherein the first regulator r1 is embodied and configured in such a way that the manipulated variable um,r1(t) is determined as a product of a manipulated variable um,r1(t)* and a function s(v(t)) or as a function s*(v(t), um,r1(t)*), where: um,r1(t)=s(v(t)) um,r1(t)* or um,r1(t)=s*(v*(t), um,r1(t)*); v(t)=v({right arrow over (f)}d(t), {right arrow over (r)}(t)); vε[va, ve], v*(t)=v*({right arrow over (f)}d(t), {right arrow over (r)}(t))=[v1*({right arrow over (f)}d(t), {right arrow over (r)}(t)), .
Kastanienbaum Gmbh

Customized robotic installation based on measurements collected on site

A robotic system includes one or more end-effectors that combine, according to a production process, at least one object and structure(s) at a production site. Sensor(s) generate, from the production site, sensor data relating to the production process.
X Development Llc

Skill transfer from a person to a robot

A computer-implemented method includes recording one or more demonstrations of a task performed by a user. Movements of one or more joints of the user are determined from the one or more demonstrations.
University Of Connecticut

Cable-driven system with magnetorheological fluid clutch apparatuses

A tensioning set comprises an output member. A magnetorheological fluid clutch apparatus is configured to receive a degree of actuation (doa) and connected to the output member, the magnetorheological fluid clutch apparatus being actuatable to selectively transmit the received doa through the output member by controlled slippage.
Societe De Commercialisation Des Products De La Recherche AppliquÉe Socpra Sciences Et GÉnie S.e.c

Mobile robot with a flexible deployable tail

A mobile robot includes a deployment mechanism and a flexible tail. The flexible tail is attached to the deployment mechanism and extends outwardly from the mobile robot in a deployment direction.
Engineering Services Inc.

Industrial robot

An arm unit of a robot has a lower arm mechanism including a parallel link structure and an upper arm mechanism. The lower arm mechanism has a front link and a rear link including respective lower ends rotatably connected to the base portion.
Kawasaki Jukogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

Methods and systems for food preparation in a robotic cooking kitchen

The present disclosure is directed to methods, computer program products, and computer systems for instructing a robot to prepare a food dish by replacing the human chef's movements and actions. Monitoring a human chef is carried out in an instrumented application-specific setting, a standardized robotic kitchen in this instance, and involves using sensors and computers to watch, monitor, record and interpret the motions and actions of the human chef, in order to develop a robot-executable set of commands robust to variations and changes in the environment, capable of allowing a robotic or automated system in a robotic kitchen to prepare the same dish to the standards and quality as the dish prepared by the human chef..
Mbl Limited

Robot and robot system

A robot includes a manipulator, in which a handle for moving the manipulator can be attached and detached in a plurality of positions of the manipulator.. .
Seiko Epson Corporation

Robot cleaner, robot cleaner system and control the same

The robot cleaner includes a case, a suction device provided in the case, a suction nozzle for sucking dust from a floor by driving of the suction device, a dust collection device for collecting foreign substances contained in the air sucked via the suction nozzle, a wheel unit to allow movement, a main controller for controlling the driving of the suction device and the wheel unit, a wi-fi module provided in the case to provide access point (ap), and a nfc module provided in the case to provide an external terminal with ap information for accessing to the ap through nfc communication.. .
Lg Electronics Inc.

Sensorless pressure change detection for servo gun

A method and an apparatus detects pressure changes at servo gun tips of a robotic welding system having a servo gun with a movable tip and an opposed fixed tip configured to weld a part. The method and apparatus observe a tip deflection value and convert the value to a current pressure value using a pressure estimator.
Fanuc America Corporation

Robotic painting

A robotic apparatus for painting a workpiece includes a redundant axis robot for use in a robotic painting system. The redundant axis of rotation provides the robot arm additional flexibility in avoiding obstacles and reaching an interior of the workpiece to apply paint thereto.
Fanuc America Corporation

Robotic catheter system with variable speed control

A robotic catheter procedure system includes a bedside system that has a percutaneous device, and an actuating mechanism configured to engage and to impart movement to the percutaneous device. The system also includes a workstation coupled to the bedside system.
Corindus, Inc.

Robotic surgical systems, instrument drive units, and drive assemblies

A drive assembly of an instrument drive unit, is provided. The drive assembly includes a drive screw, a drive nut, a follower, a biasing element, and a drive element.
Covidien Lp

Software center and highly configurable robotic systems for surgery and other uses

Telerobotic, telesurgical, and/or surgical robotic devices, systems, and methods employ surgical robotic linkages that may have more degrees of freedom than an associated surgical end effector in space. A processor can calculate a tool motion that includes pivoting of the tool about an aperture site.
Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.

Auto finger joint detection for robotic hand ultrasound scanner

Methods of determining a location of a desired joint in a scanning assembly are provided. The method comprises acquiring a digital image of an extremity against a background within the scanning assembly.
General Electric Company

Image-guided closed-loop robotic system for automated whole-cell patch clamping electrophysiology of neurons in vivo

In an automated methodology for in vivo image-guided cell patch clamping, a cell patch clamping device is moved into position and targeted to a specific cell using automated image-guided techniques. Cell contact is determined by analyzing the temporal series of measured resistance levels at the clamping device as it is moved.
Georgia Tech Research Corporation

Display monitor control of a telesurgical tool

Translating the sensed motion of the monitor into motion of the robotic surgical tool.. .

Robot cleaner

A robot cleaner enables a wet cleaning, has a replaceable cleaning unit, and ensures a sufficient friction force for doing a wet cleaning of a floor. The robot cleaner includes a frame including a wheel for driving, a replaceable cleaning unit formed at a lower part of the frame to clean a bottom surface and disposed in front of the wheel, a tank disposed at an upper part of the wheel and configured to supply fluid to the cleaning unit, a pump configured to pump the fluid contained in the tank such that the fluid contained in the tank is supplied to the cleaning unit, a hose configured to extend to the pump and the upper part of the cleaning unit and through which the fluid pumped by the pump flows, and a bumper formed on a side of the frame..
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Robot cleaner and controlling the same

Provided herein is a robot cleaner. The robot cleaner includes a main body, a driving unit provided in the main body and supplying power for traveling of the robot cleaner, first and second rotary members respectively rotating about first and second rotational axes based on power from the driving unit and allowing cleaners for wet cleaning to be fixed thereto, a sensing unit sensing whether a traveling position of the robot cleaner is below an obstacle, and a controller controlling, when it is determined that the traveling position of the robot cleaner is below the obstacle on the basis of a sensing signal from the sensing unit, the driving unit such that the robot cleaner avoids a lower side of the obstacle..
Everybot Inc.

Eurofilters Holding N.v.

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Robotically serviceable computing rack and sleds

Examples may include racks for a data center and sleds for the racks, the sleds arranged to house physical resources for the data center. The sleds and racks can be arranged to be autonomously manipulated, such as, by a robot.
Intel Corporation

Storage sled for a data center

Examples may include a sled for a rack of a data center including physical storage resources. The sled comprises mounting flanges to enable robotic insertion and removal from a rack and storage device mounting slots to enable robotic insertion and removal of storage devices into the sled.
Intel Corporation

System with emulator movement tracking for controlling medical devices

The systems and methods disclosed herein are directed to robotically controlling a medical device to utilize manual skills and techniques developed by surgeons. The system may comprise an emulator representing a medical device.
Auris Surgical Robotics, Inc.

Robot and localizing a robot

According to various embodiments, there is provided a robot including: a spherical shell; a cart in the spherical shell, the cart including a plurality of wheels rotatable to move the cart along an inner surface of the spherical shell; a sensor coupled to the cart, the sensor configured to provide an inertial measurement of the cart; a motion encoder configured to measure an angular velocity of each wheel of the plurality of wheels; and a localizer configured to determine a location of the robot, based on the angular velocities of the plurality of wheels and the inertial measurement of the cart.. .
Singapore University Of Technology And Design

Two wheel in-line robots

A novel robotic platform is presented with the characteristics of only two wheels establishing a stable and unstable axis. Stability of the unstable axis is provided by controlling the steering while driving in the direction of the stable axis.

Remotely controlled robot

A battery powered remotely controlled robot is equipped with a drive subsystem for ground travel, a flight subsystem for flight operations, and an obstacle detection subsystem. The robot is configured so that during a mission the drive subsystem is energized to maneuver the robot on the ground for a majority of the mission.
Foster-miller, Inc.

Robot selection method and robot selection device

After selecting a robot for carrying out a welding operation at a given welding spot, the cross-section of a welding gun with which that robot is provided and the cross-section of a workpiece at the welding spot are compared. Furthermore, a determination is made as to whether or not welding is possible without the welding gun and the workpiece coming into contact.
Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

Control device, robot, and robot system

A control device includes: a control portion and a receiving portion, in which the control portion is capable of allowing a robot to perform two or more works selected from first work of performing calibration between a coordinate system of a first imaging portion having an imaging function and a coordinate system of a robot, second work of performing calibration between a coordinate system of a second imaging portion having an imaging function and a coordinate system of the robot, third work of calculating a posture of a virtual standard surface that corresponds to a work surface on which the robot works, fourth work of calculating a distance between the first imaging portion and a standard point of the robot, and fifth work of calculating a distance between an end-effector and the standard point, based on one input command received by the receiving portion.. .
Seiko Epson Corporation

Method and system for determining precise robotic position and orientation using near-simultaneous radio frequency measurements

A method and system for determining position and/or pose of an object. A robotic device moves throughout an environment and includes a master transceiver tag and, optionally, additional tags.
Discovery Robotics

System and testing or calibrating in a pressurized and/or wet environment

A system for testing or calibrating a part, the system including: a plurality of test stations, each test station including a container and a clamping mechanism, wherein the clamping mechanism includes: a clamp frame including: two clamp plates; a plurality of clamp bars configured to securely hold the clamp plates at a distance relative to each other; a seal manifold provided on one of the two clamp plates; and a clamping module, located opposite the seal manifold on another of the two clamp plates, wherein the clamping module includes: a plurality of pistons to hold the part against the seal manifold for the test operation; and at least one cleaning station comprising a spin mechanism for spinning the part to remove excess fluid; and a robotic system for moving individual parts to and from the plurality of test stations and to and from the at least one cleaning station.. .
Ats Automation Tooling Systems Inc.

Laser gauge for robotic calibration and monitoring

A contactless, and accurate device and methods of use thereof are provided to calibrate and verify the calibration of a robotic arm and associated attachments. The device uses a laser gauge for calibrating and subsequently verifying the calibration of the robotic arm, digitizer, or robotic tools.
Think Surgical, Inc.

Photoelastic polyurethane resin, detection member, robot, and producing photoelastic polyurethane resin

The photoelastic polyurethane resin has a young's modulus at 25° c. Of 2 to 5 mpa, a photoelastic constant at 25° c.
A School Corporation Kansai University

Palletizing system for loading articles on pallet

A palletizing system capable of conserving space in an area for buffer conveyors. The palletizing system includes a supply conveyor for conveying a first type of article and a second type of article, a type detection sensor for detecting the type of the article, a first buffer conveyor for conveying the first type of article, a second buffer conveyor for conveying the second type of article, which is disposed above the first buffer conveyor, a sorting robot which places the first type of article on the first buffer conveyor and which places the second type of article on the second buffer conveyor, and a loading robot which removes articles from the first buffer conveyor and the second buffer conveyor, to load the articles on a pallet..
Fanuc Corporation

Automated smart storage of temperature sensitive products

Automated cold storage unit and systems for storing, monitoring, and maintaining a supply of temperature sensitive pharmaceutical and/or other products in compliance with regulatory requirements are provided. Such units contain an array of independently addressable holding locations for containers with product in one or more controlled temperature zones fitted with temperature sensors.
Trumed Systems, Inc.

Robotic vehicle with integrated mobility enhancement and mast deployment

An unmanned ground vehicle (ugv) includes a mast attached to a ugv body at a base end. The mast extends a predetermined distance to a mast head which can include a mast-head device.
Harris Corporation

Statically stable robot using wheel with inner system

The invention relates to a vehicle including a chassis and a pair of wheels supported in spaced apart relationship by the chassis for rotation about a common axis. A pair of drive modules is associated with the respective wheels.
The University Of Sydney

Ball-balancing robot and drive assembly therefor

A ball-balancing drive assembly includes a ball having a ball surface and a reference axis extending through a centroid of the ball. Three omniwheel assemblies, each having a motor with a motor axle and an omniwheel configured to rotate around the motor axle are mounted on a chassis configured for supporting the three omniwheel assemblies at radially symmetric spacings with the motor axles oriented at an angle relative to the reference axis and the omniwheels oriented in mutually-orthogonal planes.
The Regents Of The University Of California

Conveying robot

The installation space is made compact, the conveying speed of a workpiece is increased, and interference with peripheral devices is readily avoided. Provided is a conveying robot including: a pedestal; a rotating base provided in a rotatable manner about a first axis, which is substantially horizontal, relative to the pedestal; a first arm provided on the rotating base in a swivelable manner about a second axis that is orthogonal to an axis parallel to the first axis; and a second arm that is provided on the first arm in a movable manner in a longitudinal direction of the first arm and whose distal end supports a wrist unit, which is capable of holding a workpiece to be conveyed..
Fanuc Corporation

Gear packaging for robotic joints

A robot arm comprising a first arm segment and a second arm segment coupled to each other by a first revolute joint having a first rotation axis and a second revolute joint having a second rotation axis non-parallel to the first rotation axis, and a joint mechanism for articulating the first arm segment relative to the second arm segment about the first and second rotation axes, the joint mechanism comprising: a first driven gear disposed about an axle coincident with the first rotation axis, the axle being fast with a first arm segment of the robot arm; a second driven gear disposed about the second rotation axis and fast with a second arm segment of the robot arm and fast with the first driven gear about the first rotation axis; a first drive gear configured to drive the first driven gear to rotate about the axle, the first drive gear being arranged to engage the first driven gear; a second drive gear for driving the second driven gear to rotate about the second rotation axis; and an intermediary gear arrangement arranged to engage the second drive gear and the second driven gear and being disposed about the first rotation axis, whereby rotation of the intermediary gear arrangement relative to the first arm segment about the first rotation axis can be driven.. .
Cambridge Medical Robotics Limited

Robot tool for setting sealing plugs having an angled motor

A robot tool for placing sealing plugs in openings in a vehicle body component includes a placing installation, in which a plug magazine having a plurality of plugs is accommodated, which plugs can be set into the respective openings in direct succession by the placing installation without reloading. A method is provided for securely setting the plugs, wherein the plugs can be pushed out of the plug magazine accommodated in the placing installation in predefined steps by a drive unit, wherein the plug magazine extends axially in a first direction and the drive unit is arranged on the plug magazine at an angle of 90-150° to the first direction..
Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft

Displacement detecting apparatus, torque detecting apparatus, robot apparatus and displacement detecting method

The displacement detecting apparatus acquires a quantity of a relative rotational displacement between a scale and a detecting head, based on a change of outputs of the light-receiving elements. The displacement detecting apparatus acquires the quantity of the relative rotational displacement between the scale and the detecting head, by combining a quantity of a rough relative rotational displacement between the scale and the detecting head, which has been acquired from an output of the total of light quantities that are output from each of the light-receiving elements in the detecting head, with a quantity of a fine relative rotational displacement between the scale and the detecting head, which has been acquired from an incremental displacement signal that is output from each of the light-receiving elements in the detecting head..
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

Robotic camera control via motion capture

A motion capture setup records the movements of an operator, and a control engine then translates those movements into control signals for controlling a robot. The control engine may directly translate the operator movements into analogous movements to be performed by the robot, or the control engine may compute robot dynamics that cause a portion of the robot to mimic a corresponding portion of the operator..
Autodesk, Inc.

Robot zero-point calibration device and method

A robot zero-point calibration device includes an axial position recording unit configured to record positional data of each axis of a robot in each of a plurality of postures when a first positioning point and a second positioning point are made to coincide with each other, the first positioning point being disposed at a predetermined coordinate on a base coordinate system of the robot, and the second positioning point being disposed at a predetermined coordinate on a flange coordinate system of the robot. The device also includes a positional offset calculating unit configured to calculate an offset amount of a zero point of each axis of the robot from a true zero point of the axis based on a plurality of sets of the positional data stored in the axial position recording unit..
Fanuc Corporation

Reorienting a distance sensor using an adjustable leveler

Example implementations may relate to a mobile robotic device that is operable to reorient a distance sensor using an adjustable leveler. According to these implementations, the robotic device may determine a height map indicating surface elevation data for a ground surface on which the robotic device is travelling within an environment.
X Development Llc

Robot tool for setting sealing plugs

A robot tool is provided for setting sealing plugs in openings in a vehicle body component by way of a placing installation, in which a plug magazine having a plurality of plugs is accommodated, which can be set into the respective openings in direct succession by the placing installation without reloading. A method is provided for securely setting the plugs, wherein a peripheral elastic lip is provided at an outlet of the setting device, which lip retains the plugs in the plug magazine and can be elastically bent by an axial motion of the plugs in the axial direction of the robot tool..
Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft

Teaching device, teaching method, and robot system

A teaching device constructs, in a virtual space, a virtual robot system in which a virtual 3d model of a robot and a virtual 3d model of a peripheral structure of the robot are arranged, and teaches a moving path of the robot. The teaching device includes an acquisition unit configured to acquire information about a geometric error between the virtual 3d models, and a correction unit configured to correct the moving path of the robot in accordance with the information acquired by the acquisition unit..
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

Display control device, display control method, computer program product, and communication system

A control system, method and computer program product cooperate to assist control for an autonomous robot. An interface receives recognition information from an autonomous robot, said recognition information including candidate target objects to interact with the autonomous robot.
Sony Corporation

Robot control apparatus, robot and robot system

A robot control apparatus that controls a robot having a movable part provided with a force detection unit includes a robot control part that performs force control on the movable part based on output of the force detection unit, wherein, when an insertion job of moving at least one of a first object and a second object having an insertion portion and inserting the first object into the insertion portion is performed by the movable part, the robot control part performs the force control on the movable part at least in a part of the insertion job, and a first target force of the force control for the movable part to position the first object in a first position and a second target force of the force control for the movable part to position the first object in a second position different from the first position are different.. .
Seiko Epson Corporation

Robot apparatus, robot controlling method, program, and recording medium

Such a situation that excessive loads repetitively act on a force sensor and a robot arm and an excessive load acts on each work piece is suppressed, and even if there is a variation in a mass of a first work piece gripped by a robot hand, a high-precise fitting operation can be executed. A control unit for impedance-controlling the operation of a robot arm so that one work piece is come into contact with another work piece moves a robot hand for gripping the one work piece, and sets a value acquired before the start of the impedance control to a first target value.
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

Endless track

An endless track is for use with a mobile robot and includes a belt, a plurality of chamfered cleats, a plurality of holes and a dual v-guide. The belt has an inner surface and an outer surface.
Engineering Services Inc.

Underwater manipulator arm robot

An underwater manipulator arm robot comprises: a plurality of links that are connected to one another by joint modules for generating a flexural motion of the robot; multiple thrust devices located at different points along the length of the robot for applying thrust to the robot for propulsion and/or guidance; and at least one tool, or at least one connection point for a tool, attached to the robot; wherein the flexural motion and/or thrust devices enable movement of the robot and control of the orientation and/or location of the tool.. .
Eelume As

Robot cleaner, remote control system including the same, and control method thereof

A robot cleaner includes an environment information detecting unit configured to obtain environment information regarding at least a portion of a cleaning area, a first communication unit configured to transmit and receive data to and from a different device positioned within the cleaning area, and a control unit configured to generate a control command regarding the different device in order to adjust the obtained environment information.. .
Lg Electronics Inc.

Humanoid robotics system and methods

Systems and methods related to construction, configuration, and utilization of humanoid robotic systems and aspects thereof are described. A system may include a mobile base, a spine structure, a body structure, and at least one robotic arm, each of which is movably configured to have significant human-scale capabilities in prescribed environments.
Willow Garage, Inc.

Automatic screw tightening module and robot manipulator employing same

An automatic screw tightening module includes a plate assembly, an input module, a screwdriver module, a transmission module, a movable module, an elastic element and a position sensor. The screwdriver module includes a screwdriver and a screwdriver sleeve.
Delta Electronics, Inc.

Forging machine with robotic handler

A progressive cold forming machine and a robot for automatically changing a cutoff cassette, tooling cassettes, a transfer slide and transfer cam. A loading area adjacent the machine and robot has provisions for supporting a tooling cassette pallet and a transfer slide and camshaft pallet and a holding area for temporarily receiving some of the componentry being exchanged..
National Machinery Llc

Press-molded article manufacturing changing press molds and grippers

The present invention relates to an automatic press-molded article manufacturing system using a double robot line for a tandem press line and, more specifically, to an automatic press-molded article manufacturing system using a double robot line for a tandem press line, wherein a plurality of destackers and positioners are disposed, each group having two robots is separately disposed and moves alternately, so as to continuously and rapidly transfer and supply the raw material in proportion to a press working time, in a raw material transfer process, a material supply process, an article supply process, and a product withdrawal process.. .
Miwon Precision Ind. Co., Ltd.

Augmented reality catheter interface

In the present invention, a haptic feedback module for use with a medical computer system employed in non-robotic interventional medical procedure is provided for placement on a catheter control handle. The haptic feedback module includes transducers that are operably connected to the computer system in order to enable the feedback module to provide haptic feedback to a user in response to sensor data and other information supplied to the computer system.
General Electric Company

Apparatus, systems, and methods for precise guidance of surgical tools

Described herein are systems, apparatus, and methods for precise placement and guidance of tools during a surgical procedure, particularly a spinal surgical procedure. The system features a portable robot arm with end effector for precise positioning of a surgical tool.
Kb Medical, Sa

Introduction devices for highly articulated robotic probes and methods of production and use of such probes

In an introduction assembly for an articulated probe, a feeding mechanism has actuators for controlling the articulated probe. The introduction device is fixed in a positional relationship to the feeding mechanism.
Medrobotics Corporation

Surgical tool positioning system

Described is a tool positioning system comprising an introduction device, a first tool support and a second tool support. The introduction device is constructed and arranged to slidingly receive an articulating probe.
Medrobotics Corporation

Sensorizing robotic surgical system access ports

A robotic surgical system includes an access port having a plurality of sensors incorporated therein and a surgical instrument having an end effector for use with, and connection to a robot arm. The sensors measure a loading parameter between tissue and the access port when the shaft is inserted through the access port.
Covidien Lp

Vacuum cleaner robot

Where said power supply device is via a power supply cable connected to said suction device for supplying said suction device with power.. .

Cleaning robot and control method therefor

Disclosed is a cleaning robot for creating a 3dimensional (3d) obstacle map including information about a height of an object existing on an area to be cleaned, and cleaning the area to be cleaned based on the 3d obstacle map, and a method of controlling the cleaning robot. In accordance with an aspect of the present disclosure, there is provided.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

3d-print system with integrated cnc robot and automatic self-cleaning mechanism

The print system includes a 3d-printer system having a housing, a cnc robot having food silos for storing toppings, an electronic device may be coupled to the 3d-printer system and the cnc robot and receive input via a user interface. The print system also includes a cart that may include a plurality of wheels to facilitate movement of the print system.
Beehex, Llc

Modular sample store

A modular sample store including a storage area; a service area; a transfer area; a motorized robot with a lifting device and at least one platform; and a controller. The sample store service area includes one integrally formed cubic vat module and the sample store storage area includes at least one integrally formed cubic vat module.
Brooks Automation, Inc.

Field robot

Autonomous mobile field robots may be used to maintain fields. An autonomous mobile field robot may perform soil mechanics with environment sensors at a sub-region and store the soil mechanics.
Veritas Fc Llc

Systems and methods for programming, controlling and monitoring wireless networks

A system for programming, controlling and monitoring wireless networks enabling a wireless device (dev) being utilized and integrated into car electronic control module or home (or business) alarm/security system. This system also presents a general control (robotic) device, which controls general input and output functions, where plurality of cellular handsets, internet devices can co-control, monitor, share and exchange information through the cellular, the internet networks and other wire/wireless network..

Method and obtaining panoramic and rectilinear images using rotationally symmetric wide-angle lens

The present invention provides mathematically accurate image processing algorithms for extracting natural looking panoramic images and distortion-free rectilinear images from images acquired using a camera equipped with a wide-angle lens which is rotationally symmetric about an optical axis and devices implementing such algorithms. Imaging systems using this method can be used not only in security•surveillance applications for indoor and outdoor environments, but also in diverse areas such as video phone for apartment entrance door, rear view camera for vehicles, visual sensor for unmanned aerial vehicles and robots, camera phone, pc camera, and broadcasting camera.

Drive apparatus and robot device

A drive apparatus includes a motor having a drive part that rotates a first shaft member; a transmission part that transmits rotation of the first shaft member to a second shaft member which is different from the first shaft member; a first detection device provided at the first shaft member to detect information regarding rotation of the drive part; a second detection device provided at the second shaft member to detect information regarding rotation of the transmission part; and a prevention part that prevents movement of foreign substance toward a detection part which includes at least one of the first detection device and the second detection device.. .
Nikon Corporation

Substrate transfer robot and substrate transfer method

This substrate transfer robot includes: a robot arm to which a substrate holding portion for holding a substrate is movably provided; a robot control unit for controlling each operation of the robot arm and the substrate holding portion; and a substrate detection unit provided to the robot arm and for detecting an edge portion of the substrate held by the substrate holding portion. The substrate detection unit detects at least two parts of the edge portion of the substrate when the substrate holding portion is moved with respect to the robot arm.
Kawasaki Jukogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

Delegation of object and pose detection

Methods, apparatus, systems, and computer-readable media are provided for delegating object type and/or pose detection to a plurality of “targeted object recognition modules.” in some implementations, a method may be provided that includes: operating an object recognition client to facilitate object recognition for a robot; receiving, by the object recognition client, sensor data indicative of an observed object in an environment; providing, by the object recognition client, to each of a plurality of remotely-hosted targeted object recognition modules, data indicative of the observed object; receiving, by the object recognition client, from one or more of the plurality of targeted object recognition modules, one or more inferences about an object type or pose of the observed object; and determining, by the object recognition client, information about the observed object, such as its object type and/or pose, based on the one or more inferences.. .
X Development Llc

Mobile robot with a head-based movement mapping scheme

A robotic system that includes a mobile robot and a remote input device. The input device may be a joystick that is used to move a camera and a mobile platform of the robot.
Intouch Technologies, Inc.

Agricultural robot

An agricultural robot for monitoring plants in a growing site, the robot comprising: a sensor module comprising: a speaker operable to transmit a directional acoustic signal at an object; and a microphone operable to register a reflection of the acoustic signal; a sound analyzer operable to time-index the reflection received by the microphone and maps a location of the object that reflected the received acoustic signal; and an autonomous mobile platform onto which the sensor module is mounted.. .
The State Of Israel, Ministry Of Agriculture & Rural Development, Agricultural Research Organizat

Modular testing system with versatile robot

A chip package assembly testing system and method for testing a chip package assembly are provided herein. In one example, the testing system includes a robot disposed in an enclosure and having a range of motion operable to transfer a chip package assembly between any of a first queuing station, a second queuing station and a plurality of test stations.