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 Techniques for implementing persistently interactive software robots patent thumbnailnew patent Techniques for implementing persistently interactive software robots
According to at least one aspect, a system configured to execute a software robot such that interactive actions may be performed by the software robot without interruption is provided. The system comprises at least one hardware processor configured to execute an operating system.

 System and  detecting the condition of a robotic charging connector patent thumbnailnew patent System and detecting the condition of a robotic charging connector
A system includes: a robotic charging connector including: a temperature sensor configured to measure temperature data; a processor operably connected to the temperature sensor, the processor configured to use the temperature data to determine an appropriate charging current, wherein the processor is further configured to send an alert upon occurrence of a triggering condition; and a computer operably connected to the processor, the computer configured to control the robotic charging connector, the computer further configured to receive the alert. A method for detecting the condition of a robotic charging connector includes: receiving, by a processor from a temperature sensor to which the processor is operably connected, the temperature sensor configured to measure a temperature of the robotic charging connector, temperature data; determining, by the processor, based on the temperature data, that a triggering condition has occurred; and sending, by the processor, to a computer, notification regarding the triggering condition..
Fetch Robotics, Inc.


 Substrate conveying robot and  operating the same patent thumbnailnew patent Substrate conveying robot and operating the same
A substrate conveying robot has left and right arms having a common pivot axis line, an arm drive unit for driving the left and right arms, and a control unit for controlling the arm drive unit. A pulley ratio between a turning pulley, a first pulley, a second pulley, and a third pulley is set so that a moving locus of the substrate holding members when the first link member is rotated about the pivot axis line by the first drive portion so as to extend and contract the arm in a state that the turning pulley is fixed is substantially linear.
Kawasaki Jukogyo Kabushiki Kaisha


 Conveyance system, robot, and  controlling robot patent thumbnailnew patent Conveyance system, robot, and controlling robot
A conveyance system includes a conveyance chamber including a second side wall opposite to a first side wall in a depth direction of the conveyance chamber. A robot is disposed in the conveyance chamber.
Kabushiki Kaisha Yaskawa Denki


 Apparatus and  testing interoperability of robot software patent thumbnailnew patent Apparatus and testing interoperability of robot software
Disclosed are an apparatus and method for generating a scenario for testing interoperability of robot software. The apparatus for generating a scenario for testing interoperability of robot software includes a user interface unit for receiving a request to test a component under test from a user, a semantic model-mapping unit for mapping a test case semantic model to the component under test, a test scenario template selection unit for selecting a test scenario template corresponding to a type of the component under test, a test case component selection unit for selecting a test case component based on whether the mapped test case semantic model corresponds to a source or a target, and an interoperability test scenario generation unit for generating an interoperability test scenario based on information about a connection between the component under test and the test case component in the selected test scenario template..
Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute


 Robotic litter processing system patent thumbnailnew patent Robotic litter processing system
A litter processing system is provided implementing one or more robotic vehicles to process livestock litter, detect conditions of the litter with a plurality of sensors, and treat the litter based upon data collected by the sensors. The vehicles may include processors and software that control vehicle tasks.

 Liquid transport method patent thumbnailnew patent Liquid transport method
A liquid transport method is disclosed for efficiently producing cell cultures. The liquid transport method of the present disclosure, which is in processing of cells, includes: a) a step in which a container holding a liquid is gripped by a gripping tool of a robot; and b) a step in which the liquid in the container is transported to a collection container by rotating the gripped container.
Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha


 Conductive self-healing network patent thumbnailnew patent Conductive self-healing network
Disclosed herein are self-healing conductive network compositions. The networks can contain one or more conductive polymers and one or more supramolecular complexes.
Board Of Regents, The University Of Texas System


 Soft robotic actuators for positioning, packaging, and assembling patent thumbnailnew patent Soft robotic actuators for positioning, packaging, and assembling
Exemplary embodiments relate to applications for soft robotic actuators in the manufacturing, packaging, and food preparation industries, among others. Methods and systems are disclosed for fixing target objects and/or receptacles using soft robotic actuators, for positioning target objects and/or receptacles, and/or for diverting or sorting objects.
Soft Robotics, Inc.


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


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Method and loading a lyophilization system

Disclosed are systems and methods for aseptically filling pharmaceutical containers with a pharmaceutical substance and then lyophilizing it. In one general aspect, the system and method can employ a lyophilizer loader subsystem having an interior chamber in communication with an interior chamber of a lyophilizer subsystem via a portal with a sealable door, with the collective interior being aseptically sealable.

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System and determining and promoting safety of a robotic payload

A system for determining and promoting safety of a robotic payload, including: a controller; and a robot controllable by the controller, the robot comprising: at least one payload region configured to carry a payload; a sensor configured to detect at least one of a payload mass and a payload distribution, the sensor further configured to alert the controller regarding the one or more of a payload mass and a payload distribution, the controller further configured to perform, in response to the alert, one or more of determining safety of the payload and promoting the safety of the payload.. .
Fetch Robotics, Inc.

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Robotic manipulator with supplementary damping

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

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Robot linear object handling structure

A linear object handling structure of a robot includes a rotational drum supported above a base in a rotatable manner about a vertical axis line, a plurality of operation shafts supported by the rotational drum, and a hollow part near the vertical axis line in the rotational drum. A first linear object group including cables for driving the operation shafts has one end fixed to the base and the other end wired to the motors of the operation shafts supported by the rotational drum, and is disposed to penetrate through the hollow part.
Fanuc Corporation

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Robot arm mechanism and linear extension and retraction mechanism

A purpose is to improve movement characteristics of a linear extension and retraction mechanism. A robot arm mechanism includes a revolute joint and a linear extension and retraction joint.
Life Robotics Inc.

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Robot arm mechanism and linear extension and retraction mechanism

A purpose is to improve storability of a plurality of connection pieces coupled bendably. A robot arm mechanism includes a revolute joint and a linear extension and retraction joint.
Life Robotics Inc.

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Linear extension and retraction mechanism and robot arm mechanism

A linear extension and retraction mechanism includes a plurality of first connection pieces coupled together bendably; and a plurality of second connection pieces coupled together bendably, wherein back faces of the first connection pieces and back faces of the second connection pieces are overlapped each other, thereby generally forming a columnar body by constraining bending, and the columnar body is relaxed when the first and second connection pieces are separated from each other, the linear extension and retraction mechanism further including an ejection section adapted to support the columnar body.. .
Life Robotics Inc.

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Wire body processing structure for robot

Provided is a wire body processing structure for a robot having a wrist, a base end of which is connected to a forearm in a rotatable manner about a first axis and a distal end of which has a plurality of working tools attached thereto. The wire body processing structure includes a first flexible conduit disposed along the first axis from the forearm to the distal end of the wrist and also includes a second flexible conduit disposed longitudinally within the first conduit.
Fanuc Corporation

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System and predicting robotic power disconnection

A system for predicting a robotic power disconnection includes: a controller; and a robot controllable by the controller, the robot including: a power connector configured to provide power to the robot; and a sensor operably connected to the controller, the sensor configured to detect a change in a field that varies with a changing condition of the power connector, the sensor further configured to alert the controller regarding the change in the field, the controller configured to adjust current through the power connector in response to the alert.. .
Fetch Robotics, Inc.

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Mechanism-parameter-calibration robotic arm system

A mechanism-parametric-calibration method for a robotic arm system is provided. The method includes controlling the robotic arm to perform a plurality of actions so that one end of the robotic arm moves toward corresponding predictive positioning-points; determining a predictive relative-displacement between each two of the predictive positioning-points; after the robotic arm performs each of the actions, sensing three-dimensional positioning information of the end of the robotic arm; determining, according to the three-dimensional positioning information, a measured relative-displacement moved by the end of the robotic arm when the robotic arm performs each two of the actions; deriving an equation corresponding to the robotic arm from the predictive relative-displacements and the measured relative-displacements; and utilizing a feasible algorithm to find the solution of the equation..
Delta Electronics, Inc.

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Feature detection training of robotic navigation

A robotic device may be operated by a learning controller comprising a feature learning configured to determine control signal based on sensory input. An input may be analyzed in order to determine occurrence of one or more features.
Brain Corporation

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Control system to which control cpu is addable

A robot control system according to the present invention includes a robot control device for controlling a robot, and a control cpu detachably provided on the robot control device, for generating an operation command to operate the robot. The robot control device includes a network controller for communicating with the outside of the robot control device, a servo controller for controlling the robot, and a connector for connecting the control cpu to the network controller..
Fanuc Corporation

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System for cooperation between a human and a robotic device

A robot control system has a jointed mechanism with sensors and actuators in a rotatable sphere, tracks movements of a person engaged in the jointed mechanism through the sensors, as commands causing movement of a robot machine, which also has sensors and actuators mirroring the sensors and actuators of the jointed mechanism. The robot machine sends activity data back to influence actuators at the jointed mechanism, providing tactile feedback to the person engaged in the jointed mechanism..

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Robot with daisy-chainable robot arm

A robot includes a motor drive power source for converting a voltage supplied from a power source to a motor drive unit-grade voltage and outputting it, a motor drive unit for converting a motor drive unit-grade voltage output from the motor drive power source to a motor drive voltage and outputting it, a motor driven to be rotated by a motor drive voltage output by the motor drive unit, a robot arm on which the motor drive unit and the motor are arranged, and a robot controller which is provided independently of the robot arm and on which the motor drive power source is arranged.. .
Fanuc Corporation

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Robot, control device, and robot system

A robot includes: a manipulator that is provided with an n-th (n is an integer of 1 or larger) arm which is capable of rotating around an n-th rotation axis, an (n+1)-th arm provided on the n-th arm to be capable of rotating around an (n+1)-th rotation axis having an axial direction which is different from an axial direction of the n-th rotation axis, and an (n+2)-th arm provided on the (n+1)-th arm to be capable of rotating around an (n+2)-th rotation axis. In a first state, an outline of the manipulator is positioned on an inner side of a first circle or on the first circle with the n-th rotation axis as the center thereof, and with first length between a distal end of the manipulator and the n-th rotation axis, as a radius, when viewed in the axial direction of the n-th rotation axis..
Seiko Epson Corporation

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High precision work piece processing system

The present invention provides a work piece processing system for operating on a work piece or at least one component of a work piece. The processing system includes a base system for transporting the at least one work piece component, at least one processing head for operating on the work piece component, and means for controlling, the means for controlling the processing system.
Ascent Aerospace

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System and facilitating program sharing

Embodiments of a method and system for sharing toy robot programs enabling toy robots to interact with physical surroundings can include receiving a robot program; automatically processing a token for the robot program; and processing a program request for the robot program based on the token. The embodiments can additionally or alternatively include controlling a toy robot based on a robot program; recommending a robot program; publishing a robot program; processing modifications of robot programs s160; and/or any other suitable functionality..
Play-i, Inc.

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System and side insertion of a bicondylar mini knee implant

A bicondylar knee implants with improved fixation means for resurfacing only the weight-bearing surface of the femoral medial and lateral condyles, while preserving the cruciate ligaments and avoids displacing the patella. The inventive device includes metallic convex articular surfaces for resurfacing the medial and lateral femoral condyles, and concave multifacial non-articular surfaces to be affixed to the resected distal surfaces of the femur.

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Medical robot cover

A medical robot cover covers an external surface of a medical robot including: a main unit that stands on a base; and an arm member attached to one end of the main unit in a swingable or extensible manner. The medical robot cover includes: an attaching portion to be wound around at least one of the main unit and the arm member, on an inner circumferential surface of the cover facing the external surface of the medical robot.
Denso Corporation

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Surgical robot system for use in an mri

A surgical robot assembly for use with an mri includes a surgical robot, a controller, cables, a dedicated room ground and a filter. The surgical robot includes at least one ultrasonic motor and all the motors therein are ultrasonic motors.
Engineering Services Inc.

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Cleaning tool and cleaning robot

A cleaning tool includes: an adhesive portion that adsorbs an object to be adsorbed and a film portion that includes the adhesive portion. The film portion includes a hole portion which expands in accordance with an external force applied to the film portion.
Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha

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Automated kitchen workspace with robot

A method of preparing meals in a computerized kitchen workspace is set forth. The computerized kitchen workspace includes one or more robots for preparing and cooking food in the kitchen workspace.

new patent

On-demand robotic food assembly and related systems, devices and methods

An on-demand robotic food assembly line can include one or more conveyors and one or more robots, operable to assemble food items in response to received orders for food items, and one or more ovens operable to, for example, partially cook assembled food items. The on-demand robotic food assembly line can optionally package the assembled and partially cooked food items in packaging, and optionally load the packaged partially cooked food items into portable cooking units (e.g., ovens) that are optionally loaded into racks that are, in turn, optionally loaded into delivery vehicles, where the food items are individually cooked under controlled conditions while en route to consumer destinations, such the cooking of each food item is completed just prior to arrival at the consumer destination location.
Zume Pizza, Inc.

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Robotic attacher and operation

A method of operating a robotic attacher, comprises extending a robotic attacher between the legs of a dairy livestock. The method further comprises attaching milking equipment to the dairy livestock using a gripping portion of the robotic attacher during a milking operation, wherein the gripping portion has a nozzle that is positioned away from a teat of the dairy livestock during the milking operation.
Technologies Holdings Corp.

Robotic camera systems

A direct drive servo motor is provided and may include a quadrature encoder and a silicone rubber sleeve affixed to the encoder's shaft that is attached to the rotor hub and may also include an axle fixed to the rotor hub, inner and outer bearings, front and rear bearing plates, an outer stator, and an inner rotor rare earth magnet ring. A computer-controlled camera system is also provided and includes a direct drive camera gimbal; a pan-bar system; a robotic control system; a master interconnect unit; custom control software; and a track and gantry system.

Hand unit and transfer method

A hand unit of a robot arm includes a u-shaped placement portion on which a semiconductor wafer is placed. The hand unit includes, on one end side of the placement portion, a first support portion configured to support the semiconductor wafer at a first support height and a second support portion configured to support the semiconductor wafer at a second support height, and includes, on the other end side of the placement portion, a third support portion configured to support the semiconductor wafer at the first support height and a fourth support portion configured to support the semiconductor wafer at the second support height.
Hirata Corporation

Method and device for processing received sound and memory medium, mobile terminal, robot having the same

Disclosed herein are method and device for processing received sound. The method includes receiving at least three sets of sound sent by at least three microphones of an apparatus; calculating a position of a sounding point in a three-dimensional space according to the at least three sets of sound; and adjusting a physical position of the apparatus according to the position of the sounding point in the three-dimensional space and an optimal sound receiving region of the apparatus, so as to approach or contain the position of the sounding point relative to the optimal sound receiving region of the apparatus.
Cloudminds (shenzhen) Technologies Co., Ltd.

Communication systems for multi-source robot control

A service robot may be autonomous, with respect to a portion of a customer service task, and coordinated, with respect to another portion of a customer service task. A resource, such as another robot or an agent (human or automated), may monitor or interact with the robot and, in such a combination, perform a customer service task.
Avaya Inc.

System and locating, identifying and counting items

A system for building a product library without requiring a planogram includes an image capture unit operated to provide images of items. Taking data from a shelf label detector and depth map creation unit, a processing module can be used to compare detected shelf labels to a depth map, define a product bounding box, and associate the bounding box with an image provided by the image capture unit to build image descriptors.
Bossa Nova Robotics Ip, Inc.

Planogram assisted inventory system and method

A manually assisted robot inventory monitoring method provides for detecting and reading shelf labels using an autonomous robot. Bounding boxes around possible products in a panoramic image can be taken with at least one camera associated with the autonomous robot.
Bossa Nova Robotics Ip, Inc.

Security

A robotic customer service agent (“robot”) is provided to a service location. The robot may present a number of security concerns that, whether realized or not, present barriers to acceptance.
Avaya Inc.

Authentication

Robotic customer service agents are provided such that, when properly authenticated, they are operable to perform a customer service task. A contact center may dispatch a robot, an accessory for a customer-owned robot, or instructions to transform an unconfigured robot, such as a generic robot, into a configured robot operable to perform the task.
Avaya Inc.

Mobile robot

A mobile robot including: a vision system, the vision system comprising a camera and at least one light source arranged to provide a level of illumination to an area surrounding the mobile robot; wherein the at least one light source is arranged on the mobile robot to emit a cone of light that illuminates an area to a side of the robot that is orthogonal to a forward direction of travel of the robot.. .
Dyson Technology Limited

Navigation using planned robot travel paths

A method for generating a navigation map of an environment in which a plurality of robots will navigate, includes obtaining an image of the environment defined by a plurality of pixels, each having a cost value. The environment includes an image of a fixed object having a set of pixels corresponding to its location and having a first defined cost value.
Locus Robotics Corporation

Autonomous navigation of people using a robot network

This disclosure describes, according to some embodiments, a robot network comprising a plurality of robot units capable of providing navigational guidance to patrons requesting navigational assistance. In an example method, upon receiving a request from a first patron, the method selects an available robot unit from among a plurality of robot units comprising the robot network based on an estimated time to reach the first patron's location.
Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

Command and control of a robot by a contact center with third-party monitoring

Acceptance of robotic service agents may be improved if robots are compliant with a monitoring program of a third party. A robot may be allowed to perform certain operations if monitored or prevented from such operations if unmonitored.
Avaya Inc.

Human-cooperative robot system

A robot system capable of reliably detecting contact between a robot or a workpiece and an external object. The robot system includes: a robot including a handling part; a handling force-detection part that detects a handling force applied to the handling part; an operation controller that causes the robot to operate in accordance with the handling force; an external force-detection part that detects an external force acting on the robot; and a contact force-calculation part that calculates a contact force by subtracting the handling force from the detected external force..
Fanuc Corporation

Ultrasonic bar and tube end testing with linear axis robot

An inspection system for performing an inspection of an end region of a part is provided. The inspection system includes a robotic assembly positioned along a side of the part.
General Electric Company

Weld testing a welding assembly

A non-destructive weld testing system for testing spot welds includes a weld monitoring tool monitoring at least one weld characteristic of the spot welds and generating weld data based on the at least one weld characteristic; a weld analysis tool analyzing the weld data to determine a weld quality of each spot weld based on analysis criteria; and a non-destructive weld testing tool configured to test spot welds. The weld testing system causes the weld testing tool to target testing of spot welds determined by the weld analysis tool to have a weld quality beyond a threshold weld quality.
Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

Systems and methods for contact localization through spatially overlapping signals

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

System and cleaning external walls of building

This solution is for washing and cleaning the external walls of a building, and adopts a lightweight six axis robotic arm mounted on a mini-gondola hoisted by a pulley system with the controlling motor located within the mini-gondola, while another set of motor located on the pulley system at the roof-top end drives the mini-gondola to traverse laterally on a set of twin-rails on the roof-top of the building. Four vacuum suction cups mounted on the minigondola through linear actuator are used to secure the mini-gondola to the wall.
Elid Technology International Pte Ltd

Systems and methods for cleaning interior portions of a vehicle

A vehicle includes an internal cabin, and an autonomous cleaning system located within an interior chamber of the internal cabin. The autonomous cleaning system includes a cleaning robot configured to clean a portion of the interior chamber..
The Boeing Company

Occupant based vehicle control

A vehicle includes an occupant monitoring system and a processing circuit coupled to the occupant monitoring system. The occupant monitoring system is configured to acquire occupant data regarding an occupant of the vehicle.
Elwha Llc

Electrical charging system for a robot

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

Robotic system for placing printed material into boxes

A packing system includes a conveyor configured to transport one or more containers. Two or more printers are disposed along the conveyors.
Bastian Solutions, Llc

System for content recognition and response action

A system can use a microphone to detect audio content from a content source, and analyze the audio content to determine whether the audio content corresponds to a respective portion of a stored content file. The system can then identify a response action correlated to the respective portion of the content file, and generate control commands to cause a robotic device to perform the response action..
Sphero, Inc.

Robot pivot shaft structure

Provided is a robot pivot shaft structure that includes a revolving drum rotatably supported at an upper portion of a base and that has a hollow portion, a drive motor rotating the revolving drum, and a speed reduction mechanism reducing the rotational speed of the drive motor. The speed reduction mechanism has a small gear fixed to a shaft of the drive motor, a large gear meshed with the small gear, an input hypoid gear fixed to the large gear, and an output hypoid gear meshed with the input hypoid gear.
Fanuc Corporation

Robot linear-object handling structure

Provided is a linear-object handling structure of a robot, in which a linear object for a motor that drives a second arm and a wrist and a linear object for a work tool that is attached to the wrist pass from a base part to the inside of a rotational drum in the vicinity of a first axis, are guided upward to the outside through a through-hole provided in the rotational drum, are respectively curved toward opposite lateral sides of the rotational drum in the substantially circumferential directions while each given a margin of length required for the motion of the rotational drum, are guided from the lateral sides of the rotational drum to the second arm in the longitudinal direction of the first arm while each being given a margin of length required for the motions of the first arm and the second arm.. .
Fanuc Corporation

Humanoid robot

A humanoid robot capable of identifying an individual in a natural way is described. This humanoid robot shakes a hand of a person to acquire biological information of the person and identify the individual person.
Interman Corporation

Robot gripping device

A robot gripping device has finger parts. Each finger part has a finger part body which is comprised of a plurality of plate-shaped elastic members, a first anti-slip part which is provided at an inside surface of a front end side of the finger part body, and a reinforcing member which is arranged along an outer surface of the finger part body, is connected to the front end of the finger part body, and is higher in rigidity than the finger part body.
Fanuc Corporation

Robot system

A robot system comprising: a robot having an attaching/detaching mechanism; a controller; and a hand stand on which hands are put and includes a ground circuit for electrically grounding the hands, wherein a first electrode to which detection voltage is applied is fixed to the robot, each of the hands has a reference position used when the hand is attached to the attaching/detaching mechanism, and is provided with a second electrode so that distance from the reference position to the second electrode differs for each hand, a detecting unit for detecting current in the ground circuit is provided, the controller includes: a storage that stores the types of the hands and those corresponding positions of the second electrodes, and a hand identifying unit that identifies whether the hand is a selected hand based on the current when the first electrode is moved to a position of the second electrode.. .
Fanuc Corporation

Force detecting device, robot, electronic component conveying apparatus

A force detecting device includes a first base section, a second base section, and a charge output element arranged between the first base section and the second base section. The charge output element includes a first board formed by a y-cut quartz plate and a second board formed by a y-cut quartz plate.
Seiko Epson Corporation

Robot arm mechanism

A rigidity of a robot arm mechanism including a linear extension and retraction joint is enhanced. In a robot arm mechanism including the linear extension and retraction joint, the linear extension and retraction joint includes an arm section and an ejection section, the arm section includes a first connection piece string including a plurality of first connection pieces and a second connection piece string including a plurality of second connection pieces, and the second connection piece string is joined to the first connection piece string to thereby constitute a columnar body having a certain rigidity.
Life Robotics Inc.

Operational parameters

A customer service robot may be limited to a maximum physical ability, such as speed of travel, speed of a robotic arm, etc. However, certain customers may be uncomfortable with a robot operating at the maximum capacity.
Avaya Inc.

Service robot communication systems and system self-configuration

A service robot is provided to communicate with other devices of a service location, such as another robot. A first and second robot may be tasked with performing a customer service task requiring a physical interaction.
Avaya Inc.

Synthetic representation of a surgical robot

A synthetic representation of a robot tool for display on a user interface of a robotic system. The synthetic representation may be used to show the position of a view volume of an image capture device with respect to the robot.
Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.

Service robot assessment and operation

A customer service robot may be selected, or configured, to address a particular work item. Robots may comprise different functionality due to absent software or hardware or due to existent but worn or non-compliant components.
Avaya Inc.

Collision prevention in robotic manufacturing environments

Systems and methods are provided for collision prevention in robot manufacturing environments. One embodiment is an apparatus that includes a robot.
The Boeing Company

Robot queueing in order-fulfillment operations

A method for queuing robots destined for a target location in an environment, includes determining if a first robot occupies the target location and if it is determined that the first robot occupies the target location, determining if a second robot destined for the target location has entered a predefined target zone proximate the target location. If the second robot has entered the predefined target zone, the method further includes navigating the second robot to a first queue location and causing the second robot to wait at the first queue location until the first robot no longer occupies the target location.
Locus Robotics Corporation

System for generating sets of control data for robots

The invention relates to a system for generating sets of control data for networked robots, comprising a plurality of robots (ri), wherein i=1, 2, 3, . .
Cavos Bagatelle Verwaltungs Gmbh & Co. Kg

Device, setting an operation of a robot unit, and use of a device

A device for setting an operation of a robot unit where the device is adapted to create or modify a robot control program that is executed by a robot controller that controls the operation of the robot unit. The device includes a central processing unit (cpu) adapted to execute a software program for creating or modifying the robot control program, wherein a user platform is adapted to be connected to the device for enabling input of information to the software program.
Abb Schweiz Ag

Movement and interaction verification

Robotic customer service agents may require verification of a human. The verification may be of the identity of the human and/or a capability of the human.
Avaya Inc.

Method of controlling a robotized arm segment making it possible to adapt the apparent stiffness thereof

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Robot control apparatus, robot control method, robot system, and storage medium

A robot control apparatus for controlling a robot manipulating a target object includes a measurement unit configured to measure a change of a gripping unit configured to grip the target object when the gripping unit contacts the target object, a first acquisition unit configured to acquire the change of the gripping unit measured by the measurement unit, a second acquisition unit configured to acquire a gripping state, which is a state of gripping of the target object by the gripping unit, based on the change of the gripping unit acquired by the first acquisition unit, and a control unit configured to control an action of the robot based on the gripping state acquired by the second acquisition unit.. .
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

Command and control of a user-provided robot by a contact center

Robotic customer service agents are provided such that, when properly configured, they are operable to perform a customer service task. A contact center may dispatch a robot, an accessory for a customer-owned robot, or instructions to transform an unconfigured robot, such as a generic robot, into a configured robot operable to perform the task.
Avaya Inc.

Robotic servicing multifunctional tool

Herein is disclosed a multifunctional tool with replaceable tool tips. The disclosed multifunctional tool may be used as an end-effector on a robotic arm in space.
Macdonald, Dettwiler And Associates Inc.

Fluidic robotic actuator system and method

A fluidic robotic actuator configured to assume at least a neutral position, the fluidic robotic actuator includes a first and second plate defining respective planar portions that are disposed in parallel planes in the neutral position. The fluidic robotic actuator also includes a plurality of elongated bellows extending between the first and second plates, the bellows each having a central main axis that is parallel to the central main axis of the other bellows in the neutral position, the main axis of the bellows being perpendicular to the parallel planes of the first and second plates in the neutral position, the bellows being coupled to the first and second plates at respective first and second ends of the bellows..
Other Lab, Llc

Robot and control method thereof

Provide is a robot and a control method thereof in which the motion of an arm 12 as a specified limb among a plurality of limbs 12 and 14 extended from a body 10 is controlled according to a specified trajectory. If a first interaction state, in which a hand 126, which is an end effector, interacts with a horizontal wood member l (j) of a ladder l in a first mode is implemented, then a control command is given to an actuator 41 that drives the hand 126 to cause the hand 126 to perform a grasping motion, thereby implementing a second interaction state, in which the hand 126 interacts with the horizontal wood member l (j) in a second manner.
Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

Robot arm

Provided is a robot arm including an upper arm, a forearm installed at the distal end of the upper arm, a wrist element installed at the distal end of the forearm to be rotatable around an axis line and having a hollow part through which the axis line penetrates, a motor installed in the forearm and rotating the element around the axis line, and a mechanism transmitting rotation of the motor to the element while reducing speed of rotation. The motor includes a rotation center axis extending obliquely downward on the opposite side of the upper arm.
Fanuc Corporation

Dual arm robot

A substrate processing apparatus including a frame, a first arm coupled to the frame at a shoulder axis having a first upper arm, a first forearm and at least one substrate holder serially and rotatably coupled to each other, a second arm coupled to the frame at the shoulder axis where shoulder axes of rotation of the arms are substantially coincident, the second arm having a second upper arm, a second forearm and at least one substrate holder serially and rotatably coupled to each other, and a drive section connected to the frame and coupled to the arms, the drive section being configured to independently extend and rotate each arm where an axis of extension of the first arm is angled relative to an axis of extension of the second arm substantially at each angular position of at least one of the first arm or the second arm.. .
Brooks Automation, Inc.

Support structure for an upper half body of a robot

A support structure for an upper half body of a robot includes: a columnar backbone part extending in an upward direction from a haunch bone part of a robot; an upper half body support part connected to the backbone part; and a driving unit on which an arm unit of the robot is rotatably mounted and which has an accommodation space receiving at least a predetermined actuator for driving said arm unit to rotate from the outside of the arm unit, wherein the driving unit is connected to the upper half body support part and the haunch bone part at a first connection point on the upper half body support part which is away a predetermined distance from a connection point of the upper half body support part and the backbone part to a side thereof, and at a second connection point on the haunch bone part, respectively.. .
Thk Co., Ltd.

Seat frame assembling unit and manufacturing seat frame

A seat frame assembling unit includes: a setting device and a setting robot. The setting device is driven in a state where side frames, a connecting frame, a pan frame, a member frame and an upper frame are arranged.
Ts Tech Co., Ltd.

System and spray painting external walls of building

This solution is for painting the external walls of a building, and adopts a lightweight six axis robotic arm mounted on a mini-gondola hoisted by a pulley system with the controlling motor located within the mini-gondola, while another set of motor located on the pulley system at the roof-top end drives the mini-gondola to traverse laterally on a set of twin-rails on the roof-top of the building. Four vacuum suction cups mounted on the mini-gondola through linear actuator are used to secure the mini-gondola to the wall.
Elid Technology International Pte Ltd

Automated customized cosmetic dispenser

The present invention provides a method and apparatus for the creation and dispensing of a custom formulation within a package at a retail point of sale. In one aspect, the invention includes an automated dispensing apparatus including at least a two-axis robot arm.
Cosmetic Technologies, L.l.c.

Robotic radial arm board for using in cardiac procedures

Embodiments of the present invention include a radial arm board for use during a cardiac procedure with an upper arm board and a lower arm board. The radial arm board includes one or more motors to control the position of the arm with a control panel.

Optic fiber connection for a force sensing instrument

In one embodiment, a surgical instrument includes a housing linkable with a manipulator arm of a robotic surgical system, a shaft operably coupled to the housing, a force transducer on a distal end of the shaft, and a plurality of fiber optic strain gauges on the force transducer. In one example, the plurality of strain gauges are operably coupled to a fiber optic splitter or an arrayed waveguide grating (awg) multiplexer.
Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.

System with guides and tools of different flexibility

A robotic medical system with a flexible guide tube such as a lung catheter can record the shape of the guide tube in a target configuration. If the shape includes a bend that is sharper than a sharpest permitted bend for insertion or removal of a tool such as a biopsy needle, a control system can find any locations of sharp bends and automatically retract the guide tube to a location associated with a sharp bend.
Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.

Surgical robot/instrument system

A surgical robot/instrument system comprising a holding arm whose distal end portion has a gripping or holding device arranged thereon, the latter being designed to hold a trocar or a surgical instrument in an exchangeable fashion, and a surgical instrument with a minimally invasive design comprising an instrument shaft whose distal end portion supports an instrument tip via a joint, said instrument tip supporting an effector of the surgical instrument. The surgical robot/instrument system comprises drives by means of which functions such as actuating the effector, inclining or bending of the effector at its joint to the instrument shaft, rotating the effector around its longitudinal axis and/or rotating the instrument shaft, moving the instrument shaft in its shaft direction as well as moving the instrument shaft transverse to the shaft direction can be effected.
Tuebingen Scientific Medical Gmbh

Robotic arthroplasty system

A robotic system for use in performing an arthroplasty procedure of a patient is provided. The robotic system includes a robotic mechanism, a cutting tool coupled to the robotic mechanism for resecting a portion of a bone of the patient through an incision in the skin of the patient, and a computer coupled to the robotic mechanism and configured to control the robotic mechanism.
P Tech, Llc

Surgical robot platform

A medical robot system, including a robot coupled to an effectuator element with the robot configured for controlled movement and positioning. The system may include a transmitter configured to emit one or more signals, and the transmitter is coupled to an instrument coupled to the effectuator element.
Globus Medical, Inc.

Autonomous surface cleaning robot for wet and dry cleaning

An autonomous floor cleaning robot includes a transport drive and control system arranged for autonomous movement of the robot over a floor for performing cleaning operations. The robot chassis carries a first cleaning zone comprising cleaning elements arranged to suction loose particulates up from the cleaning surface and a second cleaning zone comprising cleaning elements arraigned to apply a cleaning fluid onto the surface and to thereafter collect the cleaning fluid up from the surface after it has been used to clean the surface.
Irobot Corporation

Piezoelectric actuator, piezoelectric motor, robot, hand, and pump

A piezoelectric actuator includes a plurality of piezoelectric elements that generate a driving force to be transmitted to a driven portion; and a power supply portion that supplies power to the plurality of piezoelectric elements. The plurality of piezoelectric elements are electrically connected to the power supply portion in parallel..
Seiko Epson Corporation

Sensor device, force detecting device, robot, electronic component conveying apparatus, electronic component inspecting apparatus, and component machining apparatus

A sensor device includes a charge output element including a plurality of piezoelectric bodies and an internal electrode formed between the piezoelectric bodies, a package that houses the charge output element, first conductive paste electrically connected to a plurality of the internal electrodes, and second conductive paste that electrically connects the first conductive paste and an output terminal and has a modulus of elasticity lower than a modulus of elasticity of the first conductive paste. A young's modulus of the first conductive paste is equal to or higher than 3.4 gpa and equal to or lower than 5.0 gpa and a young's modulus of the second conductive paste is equal to or higher than 0.1 gpa and equal to or lower than 0.2 gpa..
Seiko Epson Corporation

Piezoelectric actuator, piezoelectric motor, robot, hand, and pump

A piezoelectric actuator includes a first piezoelectric element that outputs a first signal when being driven, a second piezoelectric element that outputs a second signal when being driven, a signal combining part that delays phase of the second signal and outputs a composite signal by combination of the second signal and the first signal, and a drive state determination part that determines respective drive states of the first piezoelectric element and the second piezoelectric element based on the composite signal.. .
Seiko Epson Corporation

Piezoelectric actuator, stacked actuator, piezoelectric motor, robot, hand, and pump

A piezoelectric actuator includes a vibrating section configured to flexurally vibrate in an in-plane direction, a connecting section connected to the vibrating section in the vibrating direction of the vibrating section, a supporting section configured to support the vibrating section via the connecting section, and a reinforcing section provided on an opposite side of the vibrating section in the supporting section in a direction parallel to a direction in which the vibrating section and the connecting section are arranged.. .
Seiko Epson Corporation

Control circuit of piezoelectric driving device, piezoelectric driving device, ultrasonic motor, robot, hand, and pump

A control circuit of a piezoelectric driving device includes: a signal generation unit that inputs a state inspection signal to a plurality of piezoelectric elements connected to each other in parallel; and a state detection unit that detects a state of the plurality of piezoelectric elements based on a state detection signal generated from the plurality of piezoelectric elements in accordance with the state inspection signal.. .
Seiko Epson Corporation

Robot control device, student role-playing robot, robot control method, and robot control system

A robot control device and the like capable of improving the motivation of a learner for learning is provided. A controller of a communication terminal controls behavior of a student role-playing robot so that the student role-playing robot responds to a user in a position of a student learning together with the user.
Casio Computer Co., Ltd.

Proximity auditing of storage library cartridge magazines

Embodiments are described for proximity auditing of removable media cartridge magazines in a data storage library. For example, a proximity sensor mounted on a robotic assembly can be used to detect one or more target features of cartridge magazines.
Oracle International Corporation

Dynamic task interleaving in robot assisted order-fulfillment operations

A method for executing an order to perform a plurality of tasks on items at locations throughout a warehouse space using a robot includes receiving an order for the robot to execute a plurality of tasks. The order including for each task, a task type and an item associated with each task.
Locus Robotics Corporation

Method and system for a construction site management and support system with a marking robot

The invention relates to an automated construction site management and support system for a preparation of a construction site during a construction rest period, and for determining a current state of a construction site during the rest period. The system comprises at least one server means, storing a general construction database with digital construction plan information, and a mobile support system being adapted for automatic movement and positioning on the construction site, and for executing auxiliary preparatory tasks for a construction work package such as tagging construction markings and information to the construction site, and for executing controlling tasks on the construction site for determining a current state of an object entity of a physical construction component.
Hexagon Technology Center Gmbh

Robotic capability model for artificial intelligence assisted manufacturing supply chain planning

A computer-implemented method for automating manufacturing supply chain planning, comprising: (a) providing a computer processor for processing data; (b) providing at least one input device; (c) providing at least one output device; (d) providing a computer readable storage device; (e) providing a first ontology for defining a product in terms of the method of manufacture of said product or for defining a plurality of products in terms of the method of manufacture of said products; (f) providing a second ontology for defining the capabilities of a plurality of manufacturing facilities; and g) providing a knowledge representation and reasoning system executed on said computer processor.. .

System and autonomous or remote controlled destruction of stored information or components

A system and method are provided for the destruction of electronically stored information and/or components that incorporated sensitive technology or that contain sensitive information upon the occurrence of one or more predetermined events. The system and method of the present invention is particularly suited for the safeguarding of electronically stored information and/or classified technology in systems deployed in an operational environment.
Pahmet Llc

System and debugging robot based on artificial intelligence

The present disclosure provides a system and a method for debugging a robot based on artificial intelligence. The system includes: a mobile terminal; and the robot, in which the mobile terminal and the robot communicate with each other wirelessly, and the mobile terminal is configured to set a state parameter of each function node of the robot, and to send a control command to the robot according to the state parameter of each function node, so as to control the robot to perform a test..
Beijing Baidu Netcom Science And Technology Co., Ltd.

Intelligent test robot system

The present invention provides intelligent test robot system, which operation platform of intelligent robot body connected storage module for storing test script, operation platform respectively connected signal output unit and image input unit, further connected network communication module linked remote console computer. When operation platform automatically performs tests accordance test script, e.g., power switches, string inputs through keyboard, mouse cursor movements, clicks etc., it is possible to send instructions contained test script to test object via signal output unit for action controls, image input unit receives images outputted by test object and returns them to operation platform, then automatic graphic recognitions can be performed on captured images according to image recognition instructions in test script.
Adlink Technology Inc.

Coordinating robotic apparatus deliveries

A method and system for automatically supplying parts for an assembly line is provided. The method includes generating and executing an action plan specifying movements associated with a robotic apparatus associated with the assembly line, items required for the assembly line, and a vehicle associated with providing the items for the robotic apparatus.
International Business Machines Corporation

Robot system, robot control device, and robot

A robot system comprising, an imaging unit, a robot, and a robot control device that causes the robot to have a plurality of pieces of conversion information which convert first information which represents a position and posture of a target object in an imaging unit coordinate system representing a position and posture on an image captured by the imaging unit to second information representing a position and posture of the target object in a first coordinate system, to select one conversion information, as a target conversion information, out of the plurality of pieces of conversion information, and to perform a predetermined work based on the selected conversion information.. .
Seiko Epson Corporation

Method and system to increase operator awareness

A method and system to increase operator awareness for process control application providing operators team real time information on controlled process and equipment immersing them into augmented and virtual reality, provided by a computing system which collects and integrates data from process and equipment, leaving equipment, controls, and procedure unmodified. The method is creating an augmented and virtual reality for the operating crew, giving them real time supplementary information based on two types of simulation, one using models and one using process data and learning procedures, together with rich equipment data, equipment locator, enhanced communication and enhanced data acquisition from supplementary sources as surface and airborne robotic and operator headset additional equipment meant to monitor operator bio-parameters and operator's surrounding environment in order to assure that control is sound and sober, and operators are safe and secure all time providing an optimum high efficiency operation of the controlled process..

System and localization of robots

A method for localization of robots in a territory of interest includes: providing a mobile robot comprising a processor configured to compute an estimated pose of the mobile robot in a map of a territory of interest using a particle filter comprising a particle; updating, by the processor, a pose in the map of the particle; deciding, by the processor, whether to retain the particle for the next cycle of the particle filter or to eliminate the particle for the next cycle of the particle filter; and sampling the particle filter, by the processor, so as to achieve localization of robots in a territory of interest.. .
Fetch Robotics, Inc.

Target recognition and localization methods using a laser sensor for wheeled mobile robots

A mobile robot target system that includes a mobile robot. The mobile robot target system additionally includes a laser scanner operably connected to the mobile robot.
Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

Three-dimensional measuring device removably coupled to robotic arm on motorized mobile platform

A motorized mobile platform includes a robotic articulated arm and a triangulation scanner for performing three-dimensional measurements, the robotic arm and the triangulation scanner removably coupled with connectors.. .
Faro Technologies, Inc.

Robot, flexible gear, gear device, and manufacturing flexible gear

A robot includes a base, a first arm that is provided to be rotatable with respect to the base, and a gear device that transmits a driving force from the base to the first arm. The gear device has a flexible gear.
Seiko Epson Corporation

Robots, robotic systems, and related methods

Robots for moving relative to a surface, robotic systems including the same, and associated methods are disclosed. A robot includes a body, at least two legs, and at least two feet.
The Boeing Company

Systems and methods for efficient automatic vehicle washing

Systems and methods are provided for automatically cleaning the exterior surfaces of a vehicle. The systems can include a motorized robot, cleaning element, and camera all communicatively linked to a processor.
Ford Global Technologies, Llc

End effector, robot, and robot control apparatus

An end effector is an end effector to be grasped by a robot including a hand having a plurality of first movable parts and a second movable part using the hand, including an operation unit operated by movements of the second movable part in first directions, and an actuation unit actuated by an operation of the operation unit, wherein concave portions into which the first movable parts are inserted are formed.. .
Seiko Epson Corporation

Robot and encoder

A robot includes a first member, a second member that is provided to be turnable about a turning axis with respect to the first member, marks that are disposed around the turning axis on a surface of the second member, and a mark detection portion that is disposed in the first member and detects the marks.. .
Seiko Epson Corporation

Robot and external-force detecting device

A robot includes a movable section, a first member disposed in the movable section, a second member configured to form a space between the second member and the first member, a third member located between the first member and the second member and configured to restrain displacement of the second member in a direction separating from the first member, and a pressure detecting section configured to detect pressure in the space.. .
Seiko Epson Corporation

Positioning system using robot

A positioning system using a robot, capable of eliminating an error factor of the robot such as thermal expansion or backlash can be eliminated, and carrying out positioning of the robot with accuracy higher than inherent positioning accuracy of the robot. The positioning system has a robot with a movable arm, visual feature portions provided to a robot hand, and vision sensors positioned at a fixed position outside the robot and configured to capture the feature portions.
Fanuc Corporation

Positioning a robot

A positioning device for a robot includes an end effector, in particular a surgical end effector, which has a base and a flange to which the robot can be secured, wherein the flange is connected to the base by a kinematic system which has at least two joints. The flange can be adjusted from a first position relative to the base, in particular at least substantially on a circular path or straight line, to a second position by the kinematic system, the second position being spaced apart from the first position.
Kuka Roboter Gmbh

Robot control device, robot, and simulation device

A robot control device according to an aspect of the invention is a robot control device that controls a robot on the basis of a simulation result of a simulation device that performs a simulation of operation of a virtual robot on a virtual space. In the simulation, a first region and a second region located on an inside of the first region can be set on the virtual space.
Seiko Epson Corporation

Robot queueing in order-fulfillment operations

A method for queuing robots destined for a target location in an environment, includes determining if a first robot occupies the target location and if it is determined that the first robot occupies the target location, determining if a second robot destined for the target location has entered a predefined target zone proximate the target location. If the second robot has entered the predefined target zone, the method further includes navigating the second robot to a first queue location and causing the second robot to wait at the first queue location until the first robot no longer occupies the target location.
Locus Robotics Corporation

Robot control

A method for controlling a mechanical system having a plurality of components interlinked by a plurality of driven joints, the method comprising: measuring torques or forces about or at the driven joints and forming a load signal representing the measured torques or forces; receiving a motion demand signal representing a desired state of the system; implementing an impedance control algorithm in dependence on the motion demand signal and the load signal to form a target signal indicating a target configuration for each of the driven joints; measuring the configuration of each of the driven joints and forming a state signal representing the measured configurations; and forming a set of drive signals for the joints by, for each joint, comparing the target configuration of that joint as indicated by the target signal to the measured configuration of that joint as indicated by the state signal.. .
Cambridge Medical Robotics Limited

Detection of movable ground areas of a robot's environment using a transducer array

An example method for detecting a movable element on a surface involves receiving, from a depth sensor coupled to a mobile robot, a first depth measurement between the depth sensor and a ground surface. The method also involves causing at least one transducer coupled to the mobile robot to emit a directional pressure wave toward the ground surface.
X Development Llc

Robot system that controls robot including multiple mechanical units, the mechanical units, and robot control device

A robot system is provided with a robot including a combination of mechanical units serving as multiple modules, a robot control device that controls the robot, and a memory provided in each of the mechanical units. In the memory, a shape model and a parameter for estimating the coasting distance of the robot are stored beforehand, the shape model indicating the shape of the mechanical unit..
Fanuc Corporation

Robotic servicing multifunctional tool

Herein is disclosed a multifunctional tool with replaceable tool tips. The disclosed multifunctional tool may be used as an end-effector on a robotic arm in space.
Macdonald, Dettwiler And Associates Inc.

Rotational driving mechanism in a robot

A rotational driving mechanism for driving a rotary member mounted on a rotatable base member includes: a first link unit that has a first link body and is mounted through a first support part on the base member, the first link unit further having an input part to which an output of the linear motion actuator is inputted at one side of the first link body, and an output part located in the first link body at an opposite side of the input part across the first support part and a second link unit that has a second link body and is mounted through a second support part on the output part of the first link unit, the second link unit being further mounted through a third support unit on the rotary member or a connecting member joined thereto in such a manner as to be free to rotate.. .
Thk Co., Ltd.

Robot wrist structure

A robot wrist structure includes a first wrist element, a second wrist element, and a third wrist element which are respectively rotatable about a first axis to a third axis; drive motors for the second and third wrist elements; and gear sets that reduce speeds of rotation of the drive motors. The gear sets respectively include a driven-side large-diameter gear that rotates the second wrist element and a driven-side small-diameter gear that rotates the third wrist element, where the driven-side large-diameter gear and the driven-side small-diameter gear are coaxially arranged so as to be rotatable about the second axis.
Fanuc Corporation

Control apparatus and robot system

A control apparatus is a control apparatus that controls a first manipulator including a detection acquisition unit that acquires information from a first detection unit detecting that at least one of a living organism and an object is located within a first range, a velocity acquisition unit that acquires a velocity of a second manipulator different from the first manipulator, and a control unit that controls a velocity of the first manipulator to be equal to or less than a first velocity, wherein the control unit controls the velocity of the first manipulator so that a relative velocity between the first manipulator and the second manipulator may be equal to or less than a second velocity when the detection acquisition unit acquires the information.. .
Seiko Epson Corporation

Hot stamp cell

A hot stamp cell has a source of blanks, an oven to elevate the temperature of the blank, and a press to form the blank to the required shape. The oven has a pair of access doors located on opposite sides.
The Electromac Group, Inc.

Vane coating apparatus

To prevent a height difference from being produced between a metal sheath and a paint layer formed on a vane surface of a vane body. A coating apparatus includes a jig adapted to support a guide vane equipped with a metal sheath for covering a leading edge portion; a nozzle adapted to spray paint onto a vane body; a robot adapted to move the nozzle; and a control unit adapted to control a spraying operation of the nozzle and robot.
Ihi Corporation

Apparatus for preventing a cover from being drawn into a joint of a paint robot

An apparatus for preventing a cover from being drawn into a joint of a paint robot includes a circular ring member mounted to the paint robot proximate the joint. The circular ring member may include first and second blocking members.
Td Industrial Coverings, Inc.

Toy building block robot and main control box thereof

A toy building block robot and a main control box thereof are disclosed. The main control box comprises a toy building-block robot main control housing, a toy building-block robot main control board, and a battery.
Ubtech Robotics Corp.

Robotic catheter system

A catheter system including a housing and a drive mechanism supported by the housing is provided. The drive mechanism includes an engagement structure configured to engage and to impart movement to a guide wire.
Corindus, Inc.

Autonomous stimulus control prosthetic

This operative technique allows for an alternative treatment for patients with diagnoses of hernias or other symptoms in various regions within the body. The proposed approach has the benefit of providing the surgeon faced with the lack of long-term treatment solutions for conditions and symptoms including neuromuscular disorders.

Robotically controlling surgical assemblies

A surgical system for selective connection to a robotic arm includes an instrument drive unit, an instrument support platform coupled to the instrument drive unit, an instrument carriage coupled to the instrument support platform, and a surgical instrument releasably coupled to the instrument carriage. The surgical instrument includes an end effector controllable to perform surgery in response to telemanipulation of actuators in the instrument drive unit..
Covidien Lp

Washing or washing/sterilizing and drying or drying/sterilizing with optional independent sterilization apparatus with robotic arms

A washing and drying unit configured to perform at least one of washing, drying, and sterilizing, or any combination thereof includes at least one sensor configured to determine a dimension and/or shape of the object, a washing and/or sterilizing apparatus and a drying and/or sterilizing apparatus configured to direct at least one apparatus or spray of a washing and/or sterilizing or a drying and/or sterilizing fluid to the object, at least one robot arm connected to at least one of the apparatuses, and a controller operable to orient and move the at least one robot arm. A separate sterilization apparatus may be included and the sterilization may include using electrified water or water that has been exposed to ultraviolet light.

Electric vacuum cleaning apparatus

An electric vacuum cleaning apparatus including an autonomous robotic vacuum cleaner that autonomously moves between surfaces to be cleaned and collects dust and a station fluidly connectable to the autonomous robotic vacuum cleaner. The autonomous robotic vacuum cleaner includes: a container body accumulating collected dust, the container body including: a bottom wall including a disposal port; and a disposal lid opening and closing the disposal port.
Toshiba Lifestyle Products & Services Corporation

Cleaning robot and controlling the cleaning robot

A cleaning robot is provided. The cleaning robot includes a sensor configured to sense obstacle information, and a controller configured to generate a map based on sensed values obtained by the sensor, analyze a structure of the generated map by detecting a region segmentation point from the map, and generate a map image based on an analysis result..
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd

Robotic vacuum cleaner

A robotic vacuum cleaner having a nozzle inlet arranged in a portion of a housing of the vacuum cleaner. The nozzle inlet has a frame structure forming an opening.
Aktiebolaget Electrolux

Robotic vacuum cleaner

A robotic vacuum cleaner having a nozzle inlet facing a surface to be cleaned, and a rotatable side brush. The rotatable side brush has bristles extending substantially in parallel with the surface to be cleaned, and the nozzle inlet includes a frame structure forming an opening, the opening being arranged in fluid communication with a debris receptacle.
Aktiebolaget Electrolux

End effector for robotic harvesting

A fruit harvesting system includes a vacuum generating subsystem and an end effector connected to the vacuum generating subsystem. The end effector has a first tube having a first diameter, and a second tube having a second diameter smaller than the first diameter so the second tube fits inside the first tube.
Sri International

Robot arms and aligning substrate with the same

The present disclosure provides a robot arm, including a pedestal, a support arm on the pedestal and configured to support a substrate, a driving system configured to drive the support arm to move, and a substrate alignment device connected to the support arm. The substrate alignment device includes a first position information collection unit configured to acquire first position information of the substrate when the substrate is on the support arm at a first position; a deviation information acquisition unit configured to acquire position deviation information of the substrate in accordance with the first position information and second position information of the substrate in the case that the substrate is located at a standard position, and an adjustment unit configured to generate control information in accordance with the position deviation information, thereby driving the support arm by the driving system to place the substrate at a target position..
Beijing Boe Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd.

Robotic equipment for the location of items in a shop and operating process thereof

Robotic equipment for the location of items in a shop, in the xyz coordinates, which is equipped with a mobile robot 1 and may optionally comprise an external computer 2 wirelessly connected to the robot 1, which, in turn, is composed of an artificial vision system 3, a scanning and obstacle detection system 4, an active tag reader system with optical and/or electromagnetic signals 5, a motion system 11 formed by at least two driving wheels, a battery 6 and a controller 7, which comprises a main plate with an open-source operating system, said controller being connected to the different systems that make up the robot and configured so as to receive data from said systems and process them in order to create a map of the shop and determine the location of all the items in the shop.. .
Universidad De Sevilla

Systems, devices, articles, and methods for robots in workplaces

Systems, devices, articles, and methods as disclosed, described, illustrated, and claimed herein. The systems, devices, articles, and methods generally relates to the field of robotics..
Kindred Systems Inc.

Invisible track for an interactive mobile robot system

An interactive mobile robot system and a method for creating an invisible track for a mobile robot. The system and method allow the creation of invisible tracks by guiding objects.
Verity Studios Ag

Robot control device that controls robot to perform machining operation, and robot program generator

A robot control device includes: a graphic primitive selection unit that selects graphic primitives having a tag indicating machining details from cad data in a cad device; a tool data extraction unit that extracts, from the database unit, information on a machining tool associated with the machining details indicated by the tag attached to the selected graphic primitives; and an operation planning unit that allows a robot to perform a machining operation according to the extracted information on the machining tool based on the selected graphic primitives.. .
Fanuc Corporation

Telerobotic controller

Various systems and methods for controlling a robot are described herein.. .
Intel Corporation

Computing engine, software, system and method

There is provided a computing engine (10) for use in simulating a complex system (20), controlling the complex system (20), or a combination of simulating and controlling the complex system (20), wherein the computing engine (10) includes a data processing arrangement (40) that is operable to execute one or more program instructions. The computing engine (10) includes a plurality of computational modules (50) that are operable to exchange data therebetween via a data exchange arrangement (60).
Invrea Ltd.

Automatically displaceable cleaning device

An automatically movable cleaning device, in particular an electric-motor-driven vacuuming and/or wiping robot, comprising a distance-measuring device for measuring the distance of the cleaning device from an object, wherein the distance-measuring device has an optical triangulation system, which has a light source, an optical filter, and a detector, which are arranged in such a way that light in a propagation direction, emitted by the light source, is first scattered by the object, wherein at least a portion of the scattered light is then spectrally filtered by means of the optical filter and wherein the filtered light is finally detected by the detector. For advantageous development, the optical filter according to the invention is a band-stop filter having a reflectivity of at least 90% with respect to at least one wavelength of the scattered light, and/or the optical filter is a band-pass filter, a reflector being arranged after the band-pass filter in the transmission direction, and/or the optical filter is a cut-off filter having a reflectivity of at least 90% with respect to at least one wavelength of the scattered light..
Vorwerk & Co. Interholding Gmbh

Method for determining the presence or absence of disposable pipette tips in pipette tip carriers

A method for determining the presence or absence of disposable pipette tips in pipette tip carriers on the work area of a laboratory workstation. Each of the pipette tip carriers has a support panel with receiving holes into each of which a disposable pipette tip can be inserted.
Tecan Trading Ag

System and estimating center of gravity of walking rehabilitation robot

Provided are a system and method for estimating the center of gravity of a walking rehabilitation robot, the system being provided with: a sensor module for estimating the point of the center of gravity, and provided with: a sensor unit mounted on a footplate to sense the pressure when a person walks; output means for outputting a voltage value corresponding to preset conditions according to a pressure signal sensed by the sensor module; and estimating means for calculating an angle value corresponding to the voltage value outputted by the output means, and estimating the center of gravity, wherein a body center can be estimated by obtaining an accurate detection using a small-sized system that has a relatively low-cost sensor module installed therein.. .
Korea Polytechnic University Industry Academic Cooperation Foundation

Robotic inventory handling

An inventory handling system (20, 150) includes multiple shelving units (22) for mounting over a horizontal floor (24). Each shelving unit contains a vertical array of shelves (28) on which containers (30) are placed.
Commonsense Robotics Ltd.

Rapid nozzle cooling for additive manufacturing

Systems, devices, and methods according to the present disclosure are configured for use in additive manufacturing. Systems for additive manufacturing can include stand-alone manufacturing units, a series of units on an assembly line, or a high-capacity system with workflow automation features including a conveyor for transporting parts to or from a build area, or a robotic arm for transporting parts or adjusting a system component.
Sabic Global Technologies B.v.

Nozzle tool changing for material extrusion additive manufacturing

Systems, devices, and methods according to the present disclosure are configured for use in additive manufacturing. Systems for additive manufacturing can include stand-alone manufacturing units, a series of units on an assembly line, or a high-capacity system with workflow automation features including a conveyor for transporting parts to or from a build area, or a robotic arm for transporting parts or adjusting a system component.
Sabic Global Technologies B.v.

Protection apparatus, end effector and robot

The present application discloses a protection apparatus, the protection apparatus is connected to an end effector which includes a casting, a fixed part fixed to the casting, a rotational part rotatable relative to the fixed part, and a sealing part provided in a circumference of the rotational part. The protection apparatus comprises a cover, an annular elastically deformable sealing member and a fixing member; the sealing member is partly accommodated between the cover and the rotational part; the cover is attached to the fixed part, the cover being adapted to cover the exterior of the fixed part by the fixing member, so as to prevent the fixed part from being exposed to an exterior; and the cover and the sealing member are configured to jointly cover the sealing part to prevent the sealing part from being exposed to an exterior.
Abb Schweiz Ag

Robot arm mechanism

A purpose is to prevent a first connection piece string from colliding against a second connection piece string in a robot arm mechanism including a linear extension and retraction joint. In the robot arm mechanism having the linear extension and retraction joint, the linear extension and retraction joint includes an arm section, and an ejection section for supporting the arm section, the arm section includes a first connection piece string 21 made by a plurality of first connection pieces, and a second connection piece string made by a plurality of second connection pieces, the second connection piece string is sent out forward from the ejection section together with the first connection piece string in a state where the second connection piece string is joined to the first connection piece string, and a flexible guide rail for separating the first connection piece string from the second connection piece string and guiding the second connection piece string to the ejection section is interposed between the first connection piece string and the second connection piece string behind the ejection section..
Life Robotics Inc.

Robot and robot hand having surface matching function

A robot hand and a robot having the robot hand, the robot hand having a mechanism configured to appropriately carry out surface matching between an electrical magnet and an adsorbed surface of a workpiece, corresponding to the posture of the adsorbed surface. The robot hand has: a hand base; a holder attached to the hand base; a spherical bearing arranged in the holder so that a rotational center of the spherical bearing is positioned on a hand center axis; a connecting member attached to the holder via the spherical bearing, the connecting member having a protruding portion which protrudes from the holder in a direction opposed to the hand base; a holder base fixed to an attachment surface opposed to an adsorbing surface of the electrical magnet; and a posture restoring member for restoring the posture of the holder base so that the holder base represents a neutral posture..
Fanuc Corporation

Robot control apparatus, robot, and robot system

A robot control apparatus includes a robot control part that controls a robot; and a force detection information acquisition part that acquires force detection information from a force detection unit. The robot control part, in which a range of control values for operating a robot by force control based on the force detection information is designated, operates the robot based on the control values and the designated range..
Seiko Epson Corporation

Control device, robot, and robot system

A control device includes a robot control section that controls a robot including a hand and a force detecting section; and a operation-mode switching section that switches, when storing a position and a posture of the robot, a first mode for moving the robot by the robot control section until an external force applied to the hand satisfies a predetermined condition and a second mode for moving the robot by the robot control section on the basis of an external force applied to a first part included in the robot.. .
Seiko Epson Corporation

Robot and torque sensor

A robot includes a rotation axis and a torque sensor. The torque sensor is disposed on the rotation axis, and includes a strain generating body and a strain sensor.
Kabushiki Kaisha Yaskawa Denki

Automated delivery of good using autonomous robot

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

Robot control system

A robot control system includes a humanoid conversation robot that has a conversation with a user, at least one service execution robot that provides a service to the user, a recognition unit that recognizes a request and an emotion of the user through the conversation between the user and the humanoid conversation robot, and a determination unit that determines a service which is to be provided to the user and a service execution robot which is to execute the service among the at least one service execution robot according to the request and the emotion of the user. The service execution robot determined by the determination unit executes the determined service..
Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.

Robot apparatus, control robot apparatus, and recording medium

A robot arm includes a plurality of links and rotary joints for connecting the links with each other. A cable (wire rod) for communicating a drive signal to a drive actuator of each rotary joint is provided along each link.
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

Software interface for authoring robotic manufacturing process

Example systems and methods allow for use of a graphical interface to cause one or more robotic devices to construct an output product. One example method includes causing a graphical interface to be displayed on a display device, receiving input data corresponding to one or more interactions with the graphical interface indicating at least one motion path and at least one sequence of tool actions to execute at one or more points within the at least one motion path for use in construction of an output product, generating a plurality of digital nodes including at least one robot node, at least one motion command node, and at least one tool command node, and providing instructions for the at least one robot actor to move according to the sequence of robot motion commands determined by the at least one motion command node and execute the sequence of tool commands determined by the at least one tool command node to construct the output product..
Bot & Dolly, Llc

Robot controller and robot control method

A robot controller (2) configured to control a robot (1) including a plurality of joints (j1-j6) each rotatable around a rotation axis, the robot controller (2) including: an acquisition unit (21) configured to acquire a rotation angle of each of the plurality of joints (j1-j6); a determination unit (22) configured to determine whether or not the robot (1) has been in proximity to a singular configuration, based on the rotation angle of each of the plurality of joints (j1-j6); and a control unit (23) configured to control the plurality of joints (j1-j6) to be rotated not to rotate simultaneously, when the determination unit (22) determines that the robot (1) has been in proximity to the singular configuration.. .
Kabushiki Kaisha Yaskawa Denki

Handling device for opening a flap, and corresponding method

A handling device is provided for opening a flap portion of a component part to be coated, in particular for opening a door or hood of a motor-vehicle body component part in a painting installation. The handling device includes a handling robot with a robot arm and a gripper mounted on the robot arm.
Dürr Systems Ag

Robot arm comprising an input module

The invention concerns a robotic arm (1) with at least two arm modules (41, 42) which are moveable relative to one another and at least one manually operable input module (11) for generating control signals for the control of the robotic arm (1) on the basis of a user input. Both arm modules (41, 42) have a first interface (38, 40) onto which the input module (11) can be selectively mounted..
Abb Gomtec Gmbh

Modular snake arm with articulated drive shaft

A modular robotic snake-arm assembly is described which is animated principally by an articulated drive shaft that threads the length of the snake-arm. The articulated drive shaft is driven by a motor in the fixed base.

Trainable modular robotic apparatus and methods

Apparatus and methods for a modular robotic device with artificial intelligence that is receptive to training controls. In one implementation, modular robotic device architecture may be used to provide all or most high cost components in an autonomy module that is separate from the robotic body.
Brain Corporation

Postal sorting equipment with shuttle robot carts that transport trays

Equipment for handling postal articles, in particular for preparing a delivery round, includes a sorting machine (4) with a feed inlet (2) and sorting outlets (3). The articles (4) sorted into the sorting outlets are transported in storage trays (5) by shuttle robot carts (6).
Solystic

Robotic activity system using color patterns

A robotic activity system, which includes a board and an autonomous robotic device, is described herein. The board may display a line and one or more color patterns.
Evollve, Inc.

Robotic massage machine and use

A robotic massage machine that includes at least one movable robotic arm having a first end effector, a processor that controls the movable robotic arm, a memory, a first body form having at least a first anatomical calibration point, a preprogrammed initial massage path based on the first body form, and a second body form having at least a first anatomical calibration point located in an analogous anatomical location as the first anatomical calibration point of the first body form. The processor is programmed to morph the initial massage path to calculate a calibrated massage path based on the second body form..

Control of limb device

The invention refers to the area of control of a limb device in the form of an artificial limb for a human or a robot limb. In particular, the invention is related to a control unit for electrically controlling an electrically controllable limb device, the limb device comprising a plurality of actuators, the control unit comprising a first interface for connecting the control unit to the limb device, the control unit comprising a second interface for connecting the control unit to a data gathering device comprising one or more sensing devices, the control unit comprising a processing unit which is arranged for controlling the limb device at least based on data gathered by the data gathering device, wherein the control unit is arranged for outputting one single control action step to the actuators of the limb device calculated by the processing unit based on a first data or data combination received from the data gathering device, and the control unit is arranged for outputting a plurality of control action steps to the actuators of the limb device calculated by the processing unit based on a second data or data combination received from the data gathering device, the second data or data combination being different from the first data or data combination, the plurality of control action steps inducing a more complex automatic movement of the limb device that the one single control action step.
Otto Bock Healthcare Gmbh

Robotic surgical systems and instrument drive units

An instrument control unit for use with a surgical instrument, is provided. The instrument control unit comprises first and second plates, first and second lead screws, first and second yokes, and first and second motors.
Covidien Lp

Surgical robot platform

A medical robot system, including a robot coupled to an effectuator element with the robot configured for controlled movement and positioning. The system may include a transmitter configured to emit one or more signals, and the transmitter is coupled to an instrument coupled to the effectuator element.
Globus Medical, Inc.

Medical robotic system with dynamically adjustable slave manipulator characteristics

A slave manipulator manipulates a medical device in response to operator manipulation of an input device through joint control systems. The stiffness and strength of the slave manipulator are adjustable according to criteria such as the mode of operation of the slave manipulator, the functional type of the medical device currently being held by the slave manipulator, and the current phase of a medical procedure being performed using the slave manipulator by changing corresponding parameters of the control system.
Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.

Shape sensed robotic ultrasound for minimally invasive interventions

A shape sensing system includes a plurality of shape sensing enabled medical devices (118) each having at least one fiber (122). The system is preferably a system for shape sensed robotic ultrasound comprising an endoscope, an ultrasound probe, a medical device and a robot.
Koninklijke Philips N.v.

Robotic toolkit

A surgical instrument kit comprising: (a) a robotic arm comprising a first jaw including a first bipolar electrode and a second jaw including a second bipolar electrode, wherein at least one of first jaw and second jaw is repositionable with respect to the other jaw; (b) a first surgical tool head including a first electrical load in electrical communication with a first pair of electrical terminals, the first surgical tool head adapted to be removably coupled to the robotic arm; and, (c) a second surgical tool head including a second electrical load in electrical communication with a second pair of electrical terminals, the second surgical tool head adapted to be removably coupled to the robotic arm, where the first pair of electrical terminals of the first surgical tool head are adapted to engage the first bipolar electrode and the second bipolar electrode to establish electrical communication between the first bipolar electrode and a first of the first pair of electrical terminals and between the second bipolar electrode and a second of the first pair of electrical terminals, and where the second pair of electrical terminals of the second surgical tool head are adapted to engage the first bipolar electrode and the second bipolar electrode to establish electrical communication between the first bipolar electrode and a first of the second pair of electrical terminals and between the second bipolar electrode and a second of the second pair of electrical terminals.. .
Atricure, Inc.

Robotic embolisation device and system

The invention has been particularly developed for a controlled embolisation application in arterial and venous embolisation, and relates to a device used for halting the progression of aneurysm and reflux closing/aneurysms, blocking/arteries closing/arteriovenous malformations/-venous reflux procedures.. .
Invamed Saglik IlaÇ Sanayi Ve Ticaret Anonim Sirke Ti

Robot cleaner, control apparatus, control system, and control robot cleaner

A control apparatus of a robot cleaner includes a user interface unit to receive a user command controlling the robot cleaner; a controller to generate a control signal to receive a map of a cleaning area, based on the user command; and a communicator to receive the map of the cleaning area from an external server or the robot cleaner, based on the control signal. An embodiment may download or generate a map of a cleaning area and to allow a map editing to be performed by a user.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Robot cleaner

There is provided a robot cleaner having an improved dust-collecting capability and an improved suction force and capable of being manufactured in a small size. The robot cleaner includes a main body comprising a fan motor and having a suction port provided in one side thereof; a plurality of cyclone units configured to separate foreign substances in air suctioned through the suction port; and a plurality of suction flow paths connecting the plurality of cyclone units and the suction port..
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Duster cloth for cleaning robot and cleaning robot using same

The elastic sealing layer is attached to both the detachable connection part (21) and the wiping cloth (22). The elastic sealing layer is made from a foamed epdm material (23), an integral skin sponge (33) or a common sponge (43), wherein a sealing film (24) is arranged on at least one side of the common sponge (43).

Automated system for applying disinfectant to the teats of dairy livestock

A system for operating a robotic arm, comprises a camera, a controller and a robotic arm. The camera captures an image of a rear of a dairy livestock located in a stall of a rotary milking platform.
Technologies Holdings Corp.

Method and arrangement for performing teat related operations in a rotary milking system and rotary milking system

A method for performing teat related operations in a rotary milking system during an operation condition when a capacity required for performing the operations with respect to the teats of the milking animals is higher than a robot's capacity, includes estimating a required capacity for performing the operations; planning a semi-automated teat related operation procedure based on the robot's capacity and the estimated required capacity, according to which procedure a first fraction of the operations with respect to the teats of the milking animals should be performed automatically by the robot in a first zone, and a second fraction of the operations with respect to the teats of the milking animals should be performed manually in a second zone adjacent to the first zone; and performing the operations with respect to the teats of the milking animals according to the planned semi-automated teat related operation procedure.. .
Delaval Holding Ab

Mushroom harvester

A device for harvesting mushrooms from a mushroom bed involves a robotic aim configured to interchangeably deploy one of a plurality of different suction grippers, each of the suction grippers having a suction cup having a size and shape profile appropriate for gripping a cap of a mushroom, the cap having a size and shape profile within a predetermined range. A vacuum source in fluid communication with the suction gripper supplies negative air pressure to the suction gripper for retaining a cap of the mushroom to be harvested in the suction cup.
Vineland Research And Innovations Centre Inc.

Substrate processing apparatus

A transfer path is provided which is extended so as to be passed on a lateral side of a processing portion that processes a substrate. The substrate transferred between a container held by a holding unit and the processing portion passes through the transfer path.
Screen Holdings Co., Ltd.

Systems and methods for robot motion control and improved positional accuracy

Direction and speed of robotic data acquisition systems engaged in acquiring data in mapped or route-planned environments, and/or environments having reference features (e.g., shelves, walls, curbs or other structure) enabling additional guidance and control, are disclosed. A mobile base can include wheels adapted to navigate an environment.
Xerox Corporation

Robotic navigation utilizing semantic mapping

A method for performing tasks on items located in a space using a robot, the items being located proximate fiducial markers, each fiducial marker having a fiducial identification. The method includes receiving an order to perform a task on at least one item and determining the fiducial identification associated with the at least one item.
Locus Robotics Corporation

Autonomous agricultural robot (agbot) for decision making and courses of action considering real-time conditions

An autonomous agricultural system receives weather information and determines preferred courses of action based on the information received.. .

Automatic database filtering system utilizing robotic filters

A plurality of air data may be collected by a sensor within a data center. The plurality of air data is received by a processor.
International Business Machines Corporation

Automatic database filtering system utilizing robotic filters

A plurality of air data may be collected by a sensor within a data center. The plurality of air data is received by a processor.
International Business Machines Corporation

Systems and methods employing coded light to dock aerial drones, self-driving cars and surface robots

Precision docking is one of the most important tasks for drones and surface robots to charge themselves and load/unload packages. Without accurate docking, surface robots and drones will miss their charging pad or charging contacts and cannot automatically charge themselves for later tasks.
Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.

Robot system

An object is to prevent automatic operation from being started while a monitoring function is in a disabled state. The present invention provides a robot system includes a robot, a control unit controlling the robot, and an operation monitoring unit having a monitoring function for monitoring contact or the possibility of contact between the robot and a peripheral object.
Fanuc Corporation

Range finding apparatus, moveable apparatus, robot, three dimensional measurement apparatus, measuring three dimensional information, and storage medium

A range finding apparatus includes a light emission unit including a light source and a light source driver, a light detection unit, and circuitry. The light source driver supplies a plurality of drive pulses having different pulse width at different time periods.

Method for multipoint purification by robotic air purifier

A method for multipoint purification by a robotic air purifier, comprising the following steps: s1: establishing a coordinate map of an area to be purified; s2: the robotic air purifier moves within the area to be purified according to a preconfigured movement model, measuring air quality, remembering as level-1 pollution sources those points where a pollution value exceeds a preset threshold, and marking the coordinates of said points on the coordinate map; s3: when having completed its movement over the area to be purified, the robotic air purifier moves to each level-1 pollution source point and performs an initial purification process, while at the same time measuring air quality, continuing in this way until the air quality at all said level-1 pollution sources complies with requirements.. .
Ecovacs Robotics Co., Ltd.

Bot payload alignment and sensing

An autonomous transport robot for transporting a payload, the autonomous transport robot includes a payload bed having at least one reference datum surface and at least one payload justification device, the at least one payload justification device being configured to position a payload on the payload bed in substantial contact with the at least one reference datum surface to place the payload in a predetermined position on the payload bed.. .
Symbotic, Llc

Interplanetary spacecraft

Disclosed is a modular, human-crewed interplanetary spacecraft that is assembled in cislunar space. It is primarily comprised of a hollowed-out asteroid; five expandable habitation modules, one of which is expanded inside the asteroid cavity; two docking and airlock nodes; two landing craft suitable for exploring celestial bodies; structural support members; truss structures; robotic arms; a propulsion module; and shielding curtains that are filled with pulverized asteroidal material and attached to the truss structure.

Double-sided adhesive attaching device and attachment of the double-sided adhesive

A device for attachment of double-sided adhesive and a method for attachment of the double-sided adhesive are provided. The device includes a driver, a platform and a robot arm provided above the platform.
Hefei Xinsheng Optoelectronics Technology Co. Ltd.

Rotation axis module and articulated robot

A rotation axis module includes: an actuator which relatively rotates a fixed member and a movable member; a umbilical member which penetrates through the interior of the actuator to extend; a first fixing portion which fixes the umbilical member at a rotation axis of the fixed member or at a position corresponding to the vicinity thereof; a second fixing portion which fixes the umbilical member at an output axis of the movable member or in the vicinity thereof; a first relay portion which is positioned at a side of the fixed member, one end of the umbilical member being connected to the first relay portion; and a second relay portion which is positioned at a side of the movable member, the other end of the umbilical member being connected to the second relay portion.. .
Fanuc Corporation

Robot arm mechanism

A purpose is to reduce the risk of an arm section dropping off an ejection section in a robot arm mechanism having a linear motion joint. A robot arm mechanism including a linear extension and retraction joint includes a linear motion joint including an arm section and a mechanism for linearly extending and retracting the arm section; a stepping motor configured to generate power for linearly extending and retracting the arm section; a motor driver configured to drive the stepping motor; an encoder configured to output an encoder pulse every time a drive shaft of the stepping motor rotates by a predetermined angle; and a control section configured to control the driver unit to generate a static torque when a length of the arm section corresponding to a count of the encoder pulse reaches a threshold value set for preventing a drop of the arm section..
Life Robotics Inc.

Workpiece conveying a pressing machine

A workpiece conveying apparatus includes: two scara robots each including a first arm supported on a raising and lowering frame through intermediation of a first joint, a second arm supported through intermediation of a second joint, a first arm driving mechanism configured to drive the first arm to rotate, and a second arm driving mechanism configured to drive the second arm to rotate; a raising and lowering mechanism for the two scara robots; a cross arm configured to couple distal ends of the second arms; a workpiece holding unit configured to releasably hold the workpiece; shifting devices provided to the cross arm and configured to shift a drive-side shifting member; and sliding devices provided to the workpiece holding unit and configured to shift the tool holder by an operation of causing the driven-side shifting member to be driven by the drive-side shifting member.. .
Aida Engineering, Ltd.

Robot control device, information processing device, and robot system

A robot control device includes a robot control section that controls a robot. The robot control device outputs, to another device, second information associated with first information indicating operation being executed by the robot control section, the operation being operation for causing the robot to perform work..
Seiko Epson Corporation

Multi-axis robot including drives, a tool head and a drag chain for guiding flexible lines

A multi-axis robot includes robot drives, a tool head, a drag chain for guiding flexible lines along at least a part of the robot up to the tool head, and an auxiliary system for moving a tool head-side end of the drag chain. The auxiliary system includes at least one auxiliary system drive for moving the tool head-side end.
Heidelberger Druckmaschinen Ag

Robot control apparatus, robot, and robot system

A robot control apparatus includes a robot control part that controls a robot; and a force detection information acquisition part that acquires force detection information from a force detector. The robot control part allows the robot to move a first object closer to a second object and, if a magnitude of at least one of a force and moment contained in the force detection information exceeds a predetermined first threshold value, to perform an operation of bringing a first surface of the first object into surface contact with a second surface of the second object according to position control and force control based on a predetermined distance and a predetermined velocity..
Seiko Epson Corporation

Robot device and robot controller

The purpose of the present invention is to improve robot arm mechanism's operability regarding translational movement and posture change. A robot device includes: a robot arm mechanism capable of being provided with an end effector at a tip thereof and including a plurality of joints; an operation section for operating a movement and a posture change of the end effector; and a control section for controlling driving of the joints in accordance with an operation of the operation section.
Life Robotics Inc.

Wearable electromyography sensor array using conductive cloth electrodes for human-robot interactions

A sleeve worn on an arm allows detection of gestures by an array of sensors. Electromyography, inertial, and magnetic field sensors provide data that is processed to categorize gestures and translate the gestures into commands for robotic systems.
California Institute Of Technology

Robotic systems for supporting a user

Robotic systems for supporting a human in stationary and/or mobile applications and related methods of operation are described.. .
Massachusetts Institute Of Technology

System and robotic thermal treatment by heat induction

Method and system for thermal treatment by heat induction of a metal piece on a targeted zone. According to the method, the thermal treatment is carried out using a thermal element mounted on a robotic system for moving the thermal element along a cyclical trajectory on the targeted zone so as to heat the target zone and minimize the temperature deviations over the targeted zone..
Hydro-quebec

Integrated imaging-cancer treatment apparatus and use thereof

The invention comprises a method and apparatus for using a single robotic positioning arm to simultaneously move, relative to a proton beam path entering a treatment room containing the patient, both: (1) a patient support and (2) an imaging system. The robotic arm moving the imaging system and patient independently from movement of a nozzle system directing protons into the treatment rooms allows: simultaneously translating past the patient and rotating around the patient an x-ray source of the imaging system; translating a rotatable unit, of the imaging system, longitudinally past the patient on a translation guide rail; moving the patient support and the imaging system through at least four degrees of freedom relative to a movable proton beam; and/or simultaneous or alternating movement of the proton treatment beam and the imaging system relative to the patient..

Integrated imaging-cancer treatment apparatus and use thereof

The invention comprises a method and apparatus for directing protons to a tumor, comprising the steps of: (1) holding a patient with a patient support; (2) providing an imaging system comprising: a rotatable unit at least partially surrounding an axial perimeter of the patient support, a translation guide rail, an imaging source attached to the rotatable unit, and an imaging detector attached to the rotatable unit; (3) translating and rotating the imaging source and the imaging detector relative to the patient support using the translation guide rail and the rotatable unit; and (4) providing an attachment section connected: on a first end to a robotic arm positioning system and on a second end to the patient support and the imaging system, the robotic arm positioning system repositioning, relative to a nozzle system linked to the synchrotron, the attachment system supporting the patient support system and the imaging system.. .

Walking assistance robot for assisting smooth start of user's action after standing up from chair

A system is disclosed which includes a walking assistance robot for assisting a smooth start of a user's action after standing up from a chair. A system according to an aspect of the present disclosure includes a walking assistance robot and an automatic elevation chair that moves a seating surface where a user sits.
Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.

Multi-user medical robotic system for collaboration or training in minimally invasive surgical procedures

A multi-user medical robotic system for collaboration or training in minimally invasive surgical procedures includes first and second master input devices, a first slave robotic mechanism, and at least one processor configured to generate a first slave command for the first slave robotic mechanism by switchably using one or both of a first command indicative of manipulation of the first master input device by a first user and a second command indicative of manipulation of the second master input device by a second user. To facilitate the collaboration or training, both first and second users communicate with each other through an audio system and see the minimally invasive surgery site on first and second displays respectively viewable by the first and second users..
Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.

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

Example embodiments relate to surgical systems having end-effector assembly, first and second arm assemblies, and elbow joint assembly. End-effector assembly includes instrument assembly and wrist assembly.
Bio-medical Engineering (hk) Limited

Surgical robotic automation with tracking markers

Devices, systems, and methods for detecting a 3-dimensional position of an object, and surgical automation involving the same. The surgical robot system may include a robot having a robot base, a robot arm coupled to the robot base, and an end-effector coupled to the robot arm.
Globus Medical, Inc.

Surgical robot platform

A medical robot system, including a robot coupled to an effectuator element with the robot configured for controlled movement and positioning. The system may include a transmitter configured to emit one or more signals, and the transmitter is coupled to an instrument coupled to the effectuator element.
Globus Medical, Inc.

Robotically-driven surgical instrument with e-beam driver

A surgical severing and stapling instrument, suitable for laparoscopic and endoscopic clinical procedures, clamps tissue within an end effector of an elongate channel pivotally opposed by an anvil. Various embodiments are configured to be operably attached to a robotic system to receive actuation/control motions therefrom..
Ethicon Llc

Capacitive sensor

A capacitive sensor for detecting at a surface that an object is approaching which is designed to be flexurally rigid and/or torsionally rigid. The capacitive sensor includes a circuit carrier and/or a spacer element and/or a carrier.
Robert Bosch Gmbh

Inspection system for wire electrical discharge machine

Provided is an inspection system for a wire electrical discharge machine, capable of automatically performing inspection of a constituent element and the like. The inspection system for a wire electrical discharge machine is provided with the wire electrical discharge machine, a robot for inspecting the constituent element of the wire electrical discharge machine, an image pickup device provided on a movable part of tee robot and configured to image the constituent element, an image processing unit configured to acquire an image of the constituent element by means of the image pickup device, and a maintenance necessity determination unit configured to determine the necessity of maintenance of the constituent element based on the image acquired by the image processing unit..
Fanuc Corporation

Dynamic motion solver methods and systems

The simulation of motion for articulated assemblies is important within a range of industries from computer gaming, virtual reality through to android/robot developments and exoskeletons/prosthesis for individuals. However, even low complexity systems with only a small number of moving parts are computationally intractable with respect to analytic solutions.
Xarkin Software

Storage library system

Implementations generally relate to storage systems. In one implementation, a system includes a plurality of storage libraries that store a plurality of removable media units.
Sony Corporation

Module system, module based robot system, and update module system

Provided is a module system including a plurality of modules communicating with each other. The module system may include a master module configured to communicate with an external device, and at least one sub-module connected to a network to perform a data communication with the master module.
Luxrobo

Systems, devices, articles, and methods for user input

An operator interface that may be in communication with at least one processor, or at least one robot. The operator interface includes a body defined, in part, by an outer surface shaped to receive a hand of an operator, and a plurality of sensors overlying the outer surface of the body.
Kindred Systems Inc.

Method and simultaneous localization and mapping of mobile robot environment

Techniques that optimize performance of simultaneous localization and mapping (slam) processes for mobile devices, typically a mobile robot. In one embodiment, erroneous particles are introduced to the particle filtering process of localization.
Neato Robotics, Inc,

Drone and robot control systems and methods

A system may be configured to manage at least one robotic device. The system may comprise one or more databases and one or more processors in communication with the one or more databases.
Animusoft Corporation

Storage and supply for vessel holders

An automated system and method for processing vessels containing biological samples are presented. The system comprises vessel holders, a transport medium for transporting the vessel holders between the components of the system, a work cell for processing, a storage module for empty vessel holders, wherein the storage module is connected to the transport medium, a robotic manipulator for engaging and/or disengaging the vessels with empty vessel holders, an empty vessel holder transfer unit for introducing empty vessel holders into or retrieving them from the storage module, and an empty vessel holder detection unit, including an empty vessel holder detector for discriminating between filled and empty vessel holders as well as a transfer initiator configured to initiate the introduction or re-introduction of an empty vessel holder detected in or on the transport medium into the storage module by the empty vessel holder transfer unit..
Roche Diagnostics Operations, Inc.

Flexible automation cell for performing secondary operations in concert with a machining center and roll check operations

An automation cell for performing a plurality of secondary operations on manufactured parts is for use with a manufacturing machine operable to perform primary manufacturing of the parts. The automation cell includes a cell housing, a robot with a gripper mechanism capable of loading and unloading a part between the manufacturing machine and the automation cell, a gauging station being a secondary operation device and operable to gauge a parameter of a manufactured part, a marking device for marking the manufactured part, and a vision system for verifying the marking of the manufactured part..
Automation Controls & Engineering, Llc

Force/torque sensor, robot teaching and operation

This invention relates to force/torque sensor and more particularly to multi-axis force/torque sensor and the methods of use for directly teaching a task to a mechatronic manipulator. The force/torque sensor has a casing, an outer frame forming part of or connected to the casing, an inner frame forming part of or connected to the casing, a compliant member connecting the outer frame to the inner frame, and one or more measurement elements mounted in the casing for measuring compliance of the compliant member when a force or torque is applied between the outer frame and the inner frame..
Robotiq Inc.

Brick laying system

A brick laying system where an operator such as a mason works proximate a moveable platform having a robotic arm assembly, a mortar applicator with a mortar transfer device, and a brick transfer device to build structures. The robotically assisted brick laying system may also contain a stabilizer having a disturbance sensing and a disturbance correcting component that provides compensation for disturbances caused by load shifting, movement of the platform, wind, operator movement, and the like.
Construction Robotics, Llc

Substrate processing apparatus

Described herein is a technique that can improve a quality of substrate processing. A substrate processing apparatus may include: a plurality of processing chambers; a vacuum transfer chamber; a plurality of transfer chambers; a plurality of gate valves; a plurality of first gas supply units configured to supply an inert gas to a substrate; a transfer robot; and a control unit configured to control the plurality of first gas supply units and the transfer robot to: supply the inert gas to the substrate at a first flow rate when a distance between a gas supply port and the substrate passing through the plurality of gate valves is a first distance; and supply the inert gas to the substrate at a second flow rate greater than the first flow rate when the distance between the gas supply port and the substrate is a second distance greater than the first distance when the substrate passes through the plurality of gate valves..
Hitachi Kokusai Electric Inc.

Handling a robot device, assembly station with the handling assembling a vehicle pane on a body section using the handling apparatus

A robot handling apparatus is disclosed for assembling a vehicle pane on a body section of a vehicle body in an assembly station. The handling apparatus includes an interface for coupling the handling apparatus to the robot device, and a holding device for holding the vehicle pane in a pane plane.
Gm Global Technology Operations Llc

In-line centrifugal sealant debubbler

Systems for removing gas from a sealant and transferring gas-less sealant to an applicator are provided. The system may comprise: a rotatable chamber including: a first opening for receiving sealant; a hollow conduit arranged such that when gas accumulates in the center of the rotatable chamber when the rotatable chamber is rotating, the gas is ventable from the rotatable chamber; a second opening for receiving gas-less sealant from the rotatable chamber after the gas is vented from the hollow conduit; and a motor operatively configured to rotate the rotatable chamber; and a gas-less sealant applicator in fluid communication with the second opening of the rotatable chamber such that gas-less sealant released by the second opening is flowable into the applicator.
The Boeing Company

Blow moulding machine with a changing robot and a gripping device and a its operation

An apparatus for shaping plastics material pre-forms into plastics material containers has a conveying device which conveys the plastics material pre-forms along a pre-set conveying path. The conveying device has a movable station carrier arranged at least indirectly on a stationary base carrier and on which a plurality of shaping stations are arranged.
Krones Ag

Cable-management system, a rotary joint and a robot

The present application discloses a cable-management system. The cables are divided into an outer group of cables and an inner group of cables.
Abb Schweiz Ag

Bulk workpiece picking system and method

A bulk workpiece picking system is configured by including: a robot which is provided with an electromagnetic hand capable of magnetically attracting a metal workpiece; a determination section which determines whether or not the workpiece is magnetically attracted by the electromagnetic hand; and a magnetic force control section which controls the magnetic force of the electromagnetic hand, the magnetic force control section being configured such that: before it is determined by the determination section that the magnetic attraction is performed; the magnetic force control section sets a magnitude of the magnetic force of the electromagnetic hand so that the electromagnetic hand can suspend one workpiece and cannot suspend two workpieces; and then, after it is determined by the determination section that the magnetic attraction is performed, the magnetic force control section increases the magnetic force of the electromagnetic hand.. .
Fanuc Corporation

Method of path planning for array-based pick-and-place performed with robotic arm and compensator for use with the method

A method of path planning for array-based pick-and-place performed with a robotic arm is characterized in that: during each instance of the pick-and-place process performed with the robotic arm, an x-axis position sensor and a y-axis position sensor sense coordinate errors of a pick-and-place point such that a controller calculates a position compensation value according to the sum of vectors of the coordinate errors, corrects the pick-and-place position of the robotic arm according to the position compensation value, and generates the coordinates of the next pick-and-place point. By repeating the aforesaid process flow, it is feasible to perform plenty array-based pick-and-place jobs..
Hiwin Technologies Corp.

System and load balancing of robots

A method for load balancing of robots includes: receiving, by a first task server configured to manage a first spatial region, a task to be performed by a robot; determining, by the first task server, that the task cannot efficiently be performed within the first spatial region; finding, by the first task server, a second task server configured to manage a second spatial region to which the task can be assigned; and sending, by the first task server, the task to the second task server.. .
Fetch Robotics, Inc.

Method and system for localizing mobile robot using external surveillance cameras

A mobile robot employing a method and a system for localizing the mobile robot using external surveillance cameras acquires images from the surveillance cameras installed indoors adjacent to each other, recognizes objects included in the images by removing shadows from the images and performing a homography scheme, and avoids the recognized objects. The mobile robot employing the method and the system for localizing the mobile robot using the external surveillance cameras enables rapider localization and lower price as compared with a conventional image-based autonomous robot, so that the commercialization of a service robot is accelerated..
Gachon University Of Industry-academic Cooperation Foundation

Deep machine learning methods and robotic grasping

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

Device for interaction of an object exhibited with the aid of a robotic arm

The subject matter of the invention is a zone for the interactive presentation of an object comprising a user interface, a processing unit and a robotic arm. A user chooses a command by means of the user interface.
Key Infuser

Deep machine learning methods and robotic grasping

Deep machine learning methods and apparatus related to manipulation of an object by an end effector of a robot. Some implementations relate to training a deep neural network to predict a measure that candidate motion data for an end effector of a robot will result in a successful grasp of one or more objects by the end effector.
Google Inc.

Robot arm and robot system

A robot arm includes a first holder and a second holder. The first holder includes a first base portion and a first distal portion.
Kabushiki Kaisha Yaskawa Denki

Substrate processing apparatus, substrate processing method, substrate holding mechanism, and substrate holding method

An apparatus for processing a substrate is disclosed. The apparatus includes a polishing section configured to polish a substrate, a transfer mechanism configured to transfer the substrate, and a cleaning section configured to clean and dry the polished substrate.
Ebara Corporation

Systems and methods providing location feedback for additive manufacturing

A system and method to correct for height error during a robotic welding additive manufacturing process. One or both of a welding output current and a wire feed speed are sampled during a robotic welding additive manufacturing process when creating a current weld layer.
Lincoln Global, Inc.

Nozzle cleaning for semi-solid deposition nozzles

A printer fabricates an object from a computerized model using a fused filament fabrication process and a metallic build material. A nozzle cleaning fixture may be provided for the printer that is shaped to physically dislodge solidified build material and other contaminants from the nozzle.
Desktop Metal, Inc.

Applicator of coating product, multiaxis robot comprising such an applicator and application a coating product

An applicator making it possible to apply a coating product on a surface to be coated, including at least one row of nozzles, among which at least the first nozzle in the row includes a valve, the applicator further including at least one distance sensor, to measure an application distance of the first nozzle from a point in front of the latter on a path of the applicator, and an electronic control unit of the valve, which is programmed to collect the distance measured by the distance sensor and, based on the collected distance value, to open or close the valve.. .
Exel Industries

Surgical robot, instrument manipulator, combination of an operating table and a surgical robot, and master-slave operating system

The present invention relates to a surgical robot for performing surgery of the minimally invasive type, comprising an instrument manipulator having a manipulator front end, which is provided with an instrument receiver for receiving therein a surgical instrument, and manipulating means for, at least in use, manipulating the manipulator front end with respect to a patient body. The manipulator front end further comprises a container for receiving therein the surgical instrument.
Technische Universiteit Eindhoven

Rotating needle driver and apparatuses and methods related thereto

Featured is a medical instrument driver, a robotic apparatus embodying such a medical instrument driver and methods related thereto for inserting a medical instrument into tissue of a mammal (e.g., human). Such medical instruments include medical needles, biopsy needles, trocars, cutters and introducers.
The Johns Hopkins University

Surgical robotic automation with tracking markers

Devices, systems, and methods for detecting a 3-dimensional position of an object, and surgical automation involving the same. The surgical robot system may include a robot having a robot base, a robot arm coupled to the robot base, and an end-effector coupled to the robot arm.
Globus Medical, Inc.

Surgical robotic system and control of surgical robotic system

Advantageously, the human operator is provided with safer and/or more accurate control over the surgical instrument in the vicinity of a surgical target.. .

Surgical robot platform

A medical robot system, including a robot coupled to an effectuator element with the robot configured for controlled movement and positioning. The system may include a transmitter configured to emit one or more signals, and the transmitter is coupled to an instrument coupled to the effectuator element.
Globus Medical, Inc.

Robotic bi-polar instruments

Various exemplary systems, devices, and methods for robotic bi-polar instruments are provided. In general, a surgical tool can include an elongate shaft, an end effector, a wrist that couples the end effector to the shaft at a distal end of the shaft, and a tool housing coupled to a proximal end of the shaft that is configured to control the operation various features associated with the end effector and to operatively couple to a robotic surgical system..
Ethicon Llc

Ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus and ultrasonic diagnosis support apparatus

In one embodiment, an ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus includes an ultrasonic probe; a robot arm configured to support the ultrasonic probe and move the ultrasonic probe along a body surface of an object; memory circuitry configured to store trace instruction information used by the robot arm for moving the ultrasonic probe; and control circuitry configured to drive the robot arm in such a manner that the robot arm moves the ultrasonic probe according to the trace instruction information.. .
Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation





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