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new patent 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.


new patent 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.


new patent 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.


new patent 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


new patent 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.

new patent 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


new patent 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


new patent 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.


new patent 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.

new patent 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.


new patent

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.

new patent

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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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

new patent

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

new patent

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

new patent

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.

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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

new patent

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

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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.

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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.

new patent

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.

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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

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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

new patent

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

new patent

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.

new patent

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.

new patent

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

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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

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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

new patent

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.

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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

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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

new patent

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

new patent

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.

new patent

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.

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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.

new patent

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

new patent

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.

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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

new patent

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.

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

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.

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

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.
Xilinx, Inc.

Real-time inspection of automated ribbon placement

A technique for automated online inspection of manufacture of a fibre reinforced polymer composite part during automated ribbon placement (e.g. Atl or afp) uses interferometric inspection (e.g.
National Research Council Of Canada

Robot center-of-gravity display device, robot control device, and robot simulation device

Provided is a robot center-of-gravity display device including: a specification setting unit that sets specifications including the weights, center-of-gravity positions, and dimensions of components of respective shafts; a posture setting unit that sets position information of the respective shafts; a robot-image generating unit that generates a three-dimensional model image of the robot in a state where the respective shafts are located at the positions indicated by the position information, based on the set position information of the respective shafts and the specifications of the components; a center-of-gravity-position calculation unit that calculates the center-of-gravity position of the overall robot, based on the set position information of the respective shafts and the specifications of the components; an image combining unit that superimposes an indication showing the center of gravity of the overall robot on the three-dimensional model image at the calculated center-of-gravity position; and a display unit that displays the generated image.. .
Fanuc Corporation

Engagement confirmation method performed by robot

A robot performs an appropriate operation in accordance with a position control, whereby an operation is carried out to pass a hook as a second engagement member through a hooking hole as a first engagement member. Thereafter, the robot is switched to a servo float control, and receives a command to raise the hook relatively with respect to the hooking hole.
Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

Gliding robotic fish navigation and propulsion

A robotic submersible includes a housing having a body and a tail. In another aspect, a pump and a pump tank adjust the buoyancy of a submersible housing.
Board Of Trustees Of Michigan State University

Method and mounting front end module

Sensing units, nut runners, and position adjusting members are provided for respective front end arms of a first position adjusting robot and a second position adjusting robot. First, the position of a vehicle body is determined by the sensing units of the first position adjusting robot and the second position adjusting robot.
Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

Robotic personal assistant

A robot assembly includes a drive system attached to a frame. The robot drive system includes a base platform, a driver motor base assembly attached to the platform and an adjustment device that adjustably attaches the base platform to the drive motor assembly.
Inf Robotics Incorporated

System for automatically connecting a parked vehicle to a power source, using intersecting lines of contacts

Owning an electrically-powered vehicle or plug-in hybrid requires the owner to plug the vehicle into an electrical outlet every so often in order to re-charge the battery. Present methods to eliminate this chore have shortcomings.

Robot system and detecting deformation of end effector

A robot system includes a robotic arm having a wrist in a tip-end part thereof, the wrist being rotatable on a rotational axis extending in a given direction, an end effector attached to the wrist, and a deformation detecting device configured to detect deformation of the end effector by using a target pin having a target part where a given detection part of the end effector reaches. The target part has an indicate function to indicate that the detection part reaches the target part.
Kawasaki Jukogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

Bending robot and detecting workpiece

A bending robot takes out a workpiece stored on a stacker while contacting its end face with a storage reference flat plane of the stacker, and then supplies it to a bending machine. The bending robot includes a main body movable parallel to the storage reference flat plane, an arm portion supported by the main body and capable of positioning above the stacker, and a distance sensor provided in the arm portion for measuring a distance to the workpiece stored on the stacker in a contactless manner.
Amada Holdings Co., Ltd.

Robot device, controlling robot device, computer program, and program storage medium

Provided is an excellent robot device capable of preferably detecting difference between dirt and a scratch on a lens of a camera and difference between dirt and a scratch on a hand. A robot device detects a site in which there is the dirt or the scratch using an image of the hand taken by a camera as a reference image.
Sony Corporation

Robot-defective-part diagnosing device and method

A robot-defective-part diagnostic device includes a position measuring unit with a target and a sensor for capturing an image of the target. One of the target and the sensor is attached to the robot and the other is disposed outside the robot.
Fanuc Corporation

Method and controlling a robot movement of a robot on the basis of a second trajectory

A method for controlling a robot movement of a robot on the basis of a second trajectory is provided, wherein the second trajectory is calculated on the basis of a viscosity volume model.. .
Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

Robot shakes automatically adjusting device and automatically adjusting shakes of robot

A robot shakes automatically adjusting device includes a parameter optimizing part configured to newly set any one of a plurality of control parameters to a control parameter setter when a shakes evaluation value is above a given threshold, and optimize a combination of the plurality of control parameters by causing the control parameter setter, a robot control part, a shakes acquiring part, and a determining part to repeat the new setting of the control parameters, a linear movement of an end effector, an acquisition of the shakes, and a determination, respectively, until the shakes evaluation value becomes below the given threshold.. .
Kawasaki Jukogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

Robot

A robot includes: a restricting member configured to restrict a horizontal movement of a predetermined workpiece; and a workpiece moving member configured to generate an action for horizontally moving the workpiece. The controller performs a control operation of positioning the workpiece at a stop position in such a manner that: based on predetermined size information of the workpiece and preset stop position information of the workpiece, the restricting member is positioned at a predetermined restricting position included in the stop position for the workpiece, and the workpiece moving member acts on the workpiece and is moved toward the restricting position to horizontally move the workpiece; and the workpiece is brought into contact with the restricting member..
Kawasaki Jukogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

Shaping device and shaping roller electrode for seam welding

Provided is a shaping device for a roller electrode for seam welding that prepares shapes for a first roller electrode and a second roller electrode attached to an arm of a robot. This shaping device is provided independently from the robot and disposed within rotational range of the arm, and is provided with a first roller and a second roller that are disposed on a line orthogonal to a line joining the rotational centers of the first and second roller electrodes and are in contact with the outer circumferences of the first and second roller electrodes..
Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

Robotic intraoperative radiation therapy

Intraoperative radiation therapy involves a treatment head disposed on a distal end of a robotic arm. An x-ray component included as part of the treatment head generates therapeutic radiation in the x-ray wavelength range.
Sensus Healthcare Llc

Robotic mobility device

A mobility device, including a base, a first omnidirectional wheel mounted at a first side of a forward portion of the base to rotate about a first axis, a second omnidirectional wheel mounted at a second side of the forward portion of the base to rotate about the first axis, a third wheel mounted at a rearward portion of the base to rotate about a second axis, a drive system to move the first omnidirectional wheel, the second omnidirectional wheel, and the third wheel according to input received indicating a desired motion of the mobility device, a seat for a user of the mobility device, and a linear actuator coupling the seat to the base to drive the adjustable seat in a vertical direction according to the input received indicating the desired motion of the mobility device.. .
Challenging Solutions, Inc.

Repositioning input device for robotic surgical system

A robotic surgical system includes a linkage, an input handle, and a processing unit. The linkage moveably supports a surgical tool relative to a base.
Covidien Lp

Drive unit and rack drape for robotic surgical instruments

A surgical instrument is configured for coupling with an instrument drive unit that drives an actuation of the surgical instrument and operatively supports the surgical instrument. The surgical instrument includes a housing, an elongate body extending distally from the housing, an end effector extending distally from the elongate body, and a plurality of driven members rotatably fixed and longitudinally moveable relative to the elongate body.
Covidien Lp

Estimation of a position and orientation of a frame used in controlling movement of a tool

A robotic system includes a camera having an image frame whose position and orientation relative to a fixed frame is determinable through one or more image frame transforms, a tool disposed within a field of view of the camera and having a tool frame whose position and orientation relative to the fixed frame is determinable through one or more tool frame transforms, and at least one processor programmed to identify pose indicating points of the tool from one or more camera captured images, determine an estimated transform for an unknown one of the image and tool frame transforms using the identified pose indicating points and known ones of the image and tool frame transforms, update a master-to-tool transform using the estimated and known ones of the image and tool frame transforms, and command movement of the tool in response to movement of a master using the updated master-to-tool transform.. .
Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.

Surgical system for positioning prosthetic component and/or for constraining movement of surgical tool

A surgical system for positioning a prosthetic component includes a robotic arm and a surgical tool having an end effector configured to be coupled to the robotic arm. The system further includes a controller programmed to generate control signals, based on a planned pose of the prosthetic component, that cause the robotic arm to allow movement of the surgical tool in at least one degree of freedom and to constrain movement of the surgical tool in other degrees of freedom, wherein the controller is programmed to generate control signals that cause the robotic arm to maintain the constraint as the prosthetic component is implanted on the anatomy..
Mako Surgical Corp.

Articulating camera stand

Devices, systems and methods for detecting a position of an object with a robot surgical system having an articulable, separable camera stand. The surgical robot system may include a robot having a robot base with a robot arm and an end-effector coupled to the robot arm.
Globus Medical, Inc.

Systems and methods for a robotic-assisted revision procedure

A method for performing a revision surgery using a robotic-assisted surgery system includes determining information related to an interface area between an implant component and a bone, and generating a planned virtual boundary associated with a portion of the interface area to be removed in a representation of the implant and the bone, based at least in part on the information related to the interface area. The method further includes tracking movement in the physical space of a cutting tool such that movement of the cutting tool is correlated with movement of a virtual tool, and providing a constraint on the cutting tool while the cutting tool removes the portion of the interface area.
Mako Surgical Corp.

Methods for locating and tracking a tool axis

A calibration device is provided having a body with an exterior surface configured for placement about a tool such that the body rotates about a tool axis. One or more fiducial marker is positioned on the exterior surface and in communication with a tracking system.
Think Surgical, Inc.

Navigation by bending forces

The present disclosure provides a navigation method and system which does not require a remotely located tracking system, or additional targets or other devices to be installed on the patient or object being tracked. The system uses one flexible component in physical contact with the patient/object and measures relative position as a function of forces that are generated by the flexing component as it is bent.
The University Of Western Ontario

Robot for minimally invasive neurosurgery

A robotic device for performing intracranial procedures, comprising a baseplate for mounting on the subject's skull and a rotatable base element rotating on the baseplate. The rotatable base element has a central opening through which a cannulated needle can protrude such that it can rotate around an axis perpendicular to the baseplate.
Technion Research & Development Foundation Ltd.

Surgical system instrument mounting

Robotic surgical systems and methods of coupling a surgical instrument to a manipulator arm are provided. In one embodiment, a system includes a base; a setup link operably coupled to the base, the setup link locating a remote center of motion for the robotic surgical system; a proximal link operably coupled to the setup link; and a distal link operably coupled to the proximal link.
Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.

Minimally invasive surgery system

A minimally invasive surgery system including a robot, a cannula assembly and a computer system. The robot has at least one movable robot arm and the cannula assembly is detachably mounted to the robot arm.
3dintegrated Aps

Autonomous robot auto-docking and energy management systems and methods

A method for docking an autonomous mobile floor cleaning robot with a charging dock, the robot including a receiver coil and a structured light sensor, the charging dock including a docking bay and a transmitter coil, includes: positioning the robot in a prescribed docked position in the docking bay using the structured light sensor and by sensing a magnetic field emanating from the transmitter coil; and thereafter induction charging the robot using the receiver coil and the transmitter coil with the robot in the docked position.. .
Irobot Corporation

Robotic transport of a workpiece

A robotic apparatus for transporting a workpiece includes a first arm that pivots about a first axis and a second arm that is pivotably connected to the first arm. The second arm has a surface upon which the workpiece can be received.
Kabushiki Kaisha Yaskawa Denki

Monitoring construction of a structure

Methods, apparatuses, and embodiments related to a technique for monitoring construction of a structure. In an example, a robot with a sensor, such as a lidar device, enters a building and obtains sensor readings of the building.
Doxel, Inc.

Robotic conductor of business operations software

This invention relates to non-mechanical robotic software for conducting, dictating and monitoring day-to-day regular activities of business operations of an organisation being automated by adaptation of principle of servomechanism closed loop feedback control system of engineering. A “business operation” is defined as a sequence of particular order in which related structured activities that serve a particular business goal follow each other, and structured activities are processes and events.

Safety for wearable virtual reality devices via object detection and tracking

The technology disclosed can provide improved safety by detecting potential unsafe conditions (e.g., collisions, loss of situational awareness, etc.) confronting the user of a wearable (or portable) sensor configured to capture motion and/or determining the path of an object based on imaging, acoustic or vibrational waves. Implementations can enable improved safety to users of virtual reality for machine control and/or machine communications applications using wearable (or portable) devices, e.g., head mounted displays (hmds), wearable goggles, watch computers, smartphones, and so forth, or mobile devices, e.g., autonomous and semi-autonomous robots, factory floor material handling systems, autonomous mass-transit vehicles, automobiles (human or machine driven), and so forth, equipped with suitable sensors and processors employing optical, audio or vibrational detection..
Leap Motion, Inc.

Face detecting and tracking method, controlling rotation of robot head and robot

A face detecting and tracking method includes: acquiring an image and performing a face detection to determine one or more face boxes of each acquired image; performing a detection error removing process to the image of current frame, and saving one of the one or more face boxes of the processed image of current frame as a first face box; and determining a tracking box of the image of current frame based an the first face box and a tracked face box, and tracking the face in the tracking box of the image of current frame.. .
Ubtech Robotics Corp.

Non-uniform light-emitting lidar apparatus and autonomous robot including the same

Provided are non-uniform light-emitting lidar (light detection and ranging) apparatuses and autonomous robots including the same. A lidar apparatus may include a light source configured to emit light, an optical unit arranged on an optical path of light emitted from the light source and configured to change an optical profile of the light to be non-uniform, and a 3d sensor configured to sense location of an object by receiving reflection light from the object..
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Control device, control method, computer program product, and robot control system

A control system, method and computer program product cooperate to assist control for an autonomous robot. The system includes a communications interface that exchanges information with the autonomous robot.
Sony Corporation

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

Disclosed are a robot control device and the like with which the accuracy with which a robot starts listening to speech is improved, without requiring a user to perform an operation. This robot control device is provided with: an action executing means which, upon detection of a person, determines an action to be executed with respect to said person, and performs control in such a way that a robot executes the action; an assessing means which, upon detection of a reaction from the person in response to the action determined by the action executing means, assesses the possibility that the person will talk to the robot, on the basis of the reaction; and an operation control means which controls an operating mode of the robot main body on the basis of the result of the assessment performed by the assessing means..
Nec Corporation

Industrial robot

This industrial robot is provided with: an arm portion having a longitudinal axis; a wrist portion provided to a distal end of the arm portion and swingable about a swing axis orthogonal to the longitudinal axis; a wire body inserted through the inside of the arm portion and connected to an end effector mounted to the wrist portion; and an energizing unit for energizing the wire body in a separate direction away from the wrist portion along the longitudinal axis of the arm portion. Thus, in an industrial robot in which a wire body is inserted through the inside of an arm portion, a conventional deficiency generated corresponding to a swing motion of a wrist portion can be eliminated..
Kawasaki Jukogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

Variable stiffness robotic joint system

The present invention relates to a variable rigidity robot joint system including a first driving module and a second driving module generating torque which is rotated on a first direction, a first rotating module changing rotations of the first driving module and the second driving module into rotations on a second direction intersecting the first direction when the first and second driving modules rotate in directions in which a joint is rotated in a same direction, thereby rotating the joint, a rigidity-providing member providing rigidity by elastically supporting a rotational movement of the first rotating module on the second direction, and a second rotating module changing rotations of the first driving module and the second driving module into a linear motion in the first direction when the first and second driving modules rotate in directions in which the joint is rotated in different directions.. .
Korea University Research And Business Foundation

Cable-driven pararell robot capable of changing workspace

Disclosed is a cable-driven parallel robot capable of changing a workspace, in which the cable-driven parallel robot is provided with an end effector having a plurality of modules that can efficiently move to upper and side parts of an object without interference. Module-direction changing standby stations are provided on each of opposing sides of an upper frame such that the modules of the end effector are coupled to the module-direction changing standby station for direction change standby, so that the modules can efficiently move to upper and side parts of the workspace without interference, thereby maximizing work efficiency.
Industry Foundation Of Chonnam National University

Quick-change clamp arms for robot end effectors, systems including the same, and related methods

Presently disclosed systems and methods provide for a quick-change clamp arm that may be coupled to and removed from a robot end effector via a quick-change feature coupled to the robot end effector. Systems may include a plurality of such quick-change clamp arms that each may be coupled to a given robot end effector such that when one is removed, a different respective quick-change clamp arm may be coupled to the robot end effector.
The Boeing Company

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

Multiaxial robot of multitasking

A multiaxial robot of multitasking includes a base, a plurality of arms, at least one wrist, a first engaging structure, and a second engaging structure. The arms are sequentially connected from the base, and any adjacent two of the base and the arms are configured to rotate relative to each other.
Inventec Appliances Corp.

Methods, apparatus, computer programs, and non-transitory computer readable storage mediums for controlling at least one of a first robot and a second robot to collaborate within a system

A method of controlling at least one of a first robot and a second robot to collaborate within a system, the first robot and the second robot being physically separate to one another, the method including: receiving sensed data associated with the second robot; determining position and/or orientation of the second robot using the received sensed data; determining an action for the second robot using the determined position and/or orientation of the second robot; and providing a control signal to the second robot to cause the second robot to perform the determined action to collaborate with the first robot.. .
Rolls-royce Plc

Mobile robot, movement control system, and movement control method

A mobile robot includes a receiving unit that receives designation of a destination region including a destination, a moving unit that moves toward the destination region, and a seeking unit that seeks a client after movement toward the destination region starts. The moving unit moves toward the sought client..
Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.

Mobile robot, movement control system, and movement control method

A mobile robot includes a receiving unit that receives a request for providing a service, a notifying unit that notifies a client that the request is received by performing an operation oriented toward the client who has made the request, a moving unit that moves toward a user designated as a receiver of the service in accordance with the request, and a providing unit that provides the service.. .
Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.

System and in-flight robotic arm retargeting

A system comprising a robotic arm and a robotic arm controller. The robotic arm receives instructions from the robotic arm controller and moves along a path.
Technologies Holdings Corp.

Robot system, controlling robot, and robot controller

A robot system includes at least one robot, a first sensor, at least one second sensor, and circuitry. The at least one robot is to work on a workpiece.
Kabushiki Kaisha Yaskawa Denki

Movable hardstop for a robotic component

A robotic system includes a robotic arm and a movable hardstop disposed proximate to the robotic arm. The movable hardstop is separated from the robotic arm by at least one clearance in a first operating condition.
Universal City Studios Llc

Mechanical tower climber for operations on cell towers

A mechanical tower climber system for performing operations on a cell tower includes a body; a plurality of members disposed or connected to the body and each comprising one or more robotic hands; and a wireless interface and a processing device configured to receive commands from a remote operator; climb the cell tower based on the commands; and perform one or more operations on cell site components associated with the cell tower based on the commands and manipulation of the plurality of members and associated one or more robotic hands.. .
Etak Systems, Llc

Feeder mechanism for feeding mechanical fasteners

A feeder mechanism for feeding mechanical fasteners, such as rivets, screws, bolts and similar fasteners, as well as to a robot end effector comprising such a mechanism and a robot being equipped with such an end effector. The feeder mechanism includes a transport means for transporting mechanical fasteners and a stopping and aligning unit with a stopping plate to decelerate transported fasteners..
Alema Automation

Laser processing robot system for performing laser processing using robot

A laser processing robot system, in which an augmented reality processing technology is used to enable a processing laser beam and its irradiation position to be safely and easily seen, is provided. A laser processing robot system includes an image processing device having an augmented reality image processing unit for performing augmented reality image processing for an actual image including an image of a robot captured by an imaging device.
Fanuc Corporation

Gear, deceleration device, robot, and moving object

A gear includes a sintered body, in which fe is contained as a principal component, ni is contained in a proportion of 2 mass % or more and 20 mass % or less, si is contained in a proportion of 0.3 mass % or more and 5.0 mass % or less, c is contained in a proportion of 0.005 mass % or more and 0.3 mass % or less, and one element selected from the group consisting of ti, v, y, zr, nb, hf, and ta is defined as a first element, that is contained in a proportion of 0.01 mass % or more and 0.7 mass % or less.. .
Seiko Epson Corporation

System and automated artificial vision guided dispensing viscous fluids for caulking and sealing operations

The present disclosure provides a method and system by which a precise amount of a viscous fluid sealing compound can be dispensed at required locations through computer vision-based observation of the fluid deposited, its rate and amount of deposition and location; and that the dispensed fluid may be accurately shaped through robotic or other special purpose mechanism motion. The invention enables instant quality inspection of the dispensing process in terms of the locations, amounts and shapes of newly created seals..
Macdonald, Dettwiler And Associates Inc.

Soft exosuit for assistance with human motion

Systems and methods for providing assistance with human motion, including hip and ankle motion, are disclosed. Sensor feedback is used to determine an appropriate profile for actuating a wearable robotic system to deliver desired joint motion assistance.
President And Fellows Of Harvard College

Scaffold for alloprosthetic composite implant

An alloprosthetic composite implant comprising includes a structural porous scaffold having a pore density profile corresponding to a density profile of bone to be replaced. A plurality of cells are seeded within pores of the porous scaffold and grown by incubation.
Mako Surgical Corp.

Robot tool retraction

A robot comprising: a base; a flexible arm extending from the base and having: a plurality of joints whereby the configuration of the arm can be altered, a plurality of drivers arranged to drive the joints to move, and an attachment structure for attaching a tool to the arm; and a control unit configured to control the drivers and to receive inputs from sensors, and operable in a mode in which, whilst a tool is attached to the attachment structure and captive in a port, it: (i) controls the drivers to permit the arm to be reconfigured by the action of an external force applied to the arm so as to cause the tool to be retracted from the port along a longitudinal axis of the tool; and (ii) on receiving sensor input indicating that the arm has been reconfigured so as to cause the tool to be retracted from the port along a longitudinal axis of the tool, controls the drivers to reconfigure the arm so as to agitate the tool transverse to the longitudinal axis of the tool.. .
Cambridge Medical Robotics Limited

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

Surgical instrument with wireless communication between a control unit of a robotic system and remote sensor

A surgical instrument for use with a robotic system that has a control unit and a shaft portion that includes an electrically conductive elongated member that is attached to a portion of the robotic system. The elongated member is configured to transmit control motions from the robotic system to an end effector..
Ethicon Llc

Surgical instrument with wireless communication between a control unit of a robotic system and remote sensor

A surgical instrument for use with a robotic system that has a control unit and a shaft portion that includes an electrically conductive elongated member that is attached to a portion of the robotic system. The elongated member is configured to transmit control motions from the robotic system to an end effector..
Ethicon Llc

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.

Methods, systems, and devices relating to surgical end effectors

The embodiments disclosed herein relate to various medical device components, including components that can be incorporated into robotic and/or in vivo medical devices, and more specifically including end effectors that can be incorporated into such devices. Certain end effector embodiments include various vessel cautery devices that have rotational movement as well as cautery and cutting functions while maintaining a relatively compact structure.
Board Of Regents Of The Univeristy Of Nebraska

Robotic surgical assemblies and electrosurgical instruments thereof

An actuation mechanism for actuating an electrosurgical end effector includes a housing and a shaft assembly extending distally from the housing. The shaft assembly includes an elongate collar, a shaft extending through the elongate collar, and a longitudinal bar axially movable relative to the shaft.
Covidien Lp

Cannula assembly for robotically assisted pressure regulated laparoscopic surgical procedures

A cannula assembly for use in robotic surgery is disclosed that includes a robotic cannula having a housing with an open end and a tubular portion extending distally from the housing, the tubular portion being dimensioned to accommodate passage of a surgical instrument having a 12 mm diameter, an adapter assembly configured for engagement within the open end of the cannula housing and including a tubular body with a passage supporting a primary seal dimensioned to accommodate passage of a surgical instrument having a 12 mm diameter, and an insert tube dimensioned to extend through the passage of the body portion of the adapter assembly and the tubular portion of the robotic cannula, the insert tube including a head portion with a passage supporting a secondary seal dimensioned to accommodate a surgical instrument having an 8 mm diameter.. .
Conmed Corporation

Robotic linkage

A robotic link may include a link having an outer wall surface and an inner wall surface, and a pair of outer hinge portions on a first end of the link. Each outer hinge portion may have an inner bearing surface positioned between the inner wall surface and an outer ear.
Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.

Debris evacuation for cleaning robots

A robot floor cleaning system features a mobile floor cleaning robot and an evacuation station. The robot includes: a chassis with at least one drive wheel operable to propel the robot across a floor surface; a cleaning bin disposed within the robot and arranged to receive debris ingested by the robot during cleaning; and a robot vacuum configured to pull debris into the cleaning bin from an opening on an underside of the robot.
Irobot Corporation

Vacuum cleaner robot

The present invention relates to a vacuum cleaner robot comprising a floor nozzle supported on wheels and a dust collection unit, wherein the floor nozzle comprises a driving device for driving at least one of the wheels of the floor nozzle, wherein one of the wheels, a plurality of or all of the wheels of the floor nozzle are omnidirectional wheels, wherein the floor nozzle comprises a base plate with a base surface, which, when the vacuum cleaner robot is in operation, faces the surface to be cleaned, the base plate having provided therein an air flow channel, which extends parallel to the base surface and through which air to be cleaned enters the floor nozzle, and wherein the floor nozzle comprises a rotating means for rotating the air flow channel about an axis perpendicular to the base surface.. .
Eurofilters Holding N.v.

Vacuum cleaner robot

The invention relates to a vacuum cleaner robot comprising a dust collector arrangement mounted on wheels, a suction hose and a floor nozzle mounted on wheels, where the floor nozzle is fluidically connected to the dust collector arrangement via the suction hose, also comprising a motorized fan unit for suctioning an air stream in through the floor nozzle, where the motorized fan unit is arranged between the floor nozzle and the dust collector arrangement in such a manner that an air stream suctioned in through the floor nozzle flows through the motorized fan unit and into the dust collector arrangement. Where the dust collector arrangement comprises a drive device in order to drive at least one of the wheels of the dust collector arrangement, and where the floor nozzle comprises a drive device in order to drive at least one of the wheels of the floor nozzle..
Eurofilters Holding N.v.





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