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 Underwater visible light transceiving terminal patent thumbnailUnderwater visible light transceiving terminal
Disclosed herein is an underwater visible light transceiving terminal, which is capable of easily receiving a visible-light signal transmitted from a certain direction, through an optical-fiber assembly composed of a plurality of optical fibers that are radially arranged, and which is capable of delivering data, sent from a main communication station, in several directions in the form of a visible-light signal in the water through the optical-fiber assembly, thus allowing a submarine or a submergence robot to effectively receive the visible-light signal.. .
Korea Maritime And Ocean University Research And Development Business Foundation


 Wearable augmented reality devices with object detection and tracking patent thumbnailWearable augmented reality devices with object detection and tracking
The technology disclosed can provide capabilities to view and/or interact with the real world to the user of a wearable (or portable) device using a sensor configured to capture motion and/or determining the path of an object based on imaging, acoustic or vibrational waves. Implementations can enable improved user experience, greater safety, greater functionality to users of virtual reality for machine control and/or machine communications applications using wearable (or portable) devices, e.g., head mounted devices (hmds), wearable goggles, watch computers, smartphones, and so forth, or mobile devices, e.g., autonomous and semi-autonomous robots, factory floor material handling systems, autonomous mass-transit vehicles, automobiles (human or machine driven), and so forth, equipped with suitable sensors and processors employing optical, audio or vibrational detection..
Leap Motion, Inc.


 Garden mapping and planning via robotic vehicle patent thumbnailGarden mapping and planning via robotic vehicle
A method for mapping and planning a parcel or garden may include receiving information indicative of position data of a robotic vehicle transiting a parcel and corresponding image data captured by the robotic vehicle at one or more locations on the parcel. The method may further include generating a base-map of the parcel based on the information received and providing a graphical representation of the parcel based on the base-map.
Husqvarna Ab


 Elevated robotic assistive device system and method patent thumbnailElevated robotic assistive device system and method
An elevated system for providing support and control of a network of mobile robotic apparatus contains a system of tracks attached to an elevated structure with means to connect one or more adjacent tracks for the mobile robotic apparatus to traverse the track system. The mobile robotic apparatus contains one or more mobile robotic units with means to actuate and process sensor input and provide multimedia and communication signal monitoring and tracking capabilities.

 3d map generation by a robotic work tool patent thumbnail3d map generation by a robotic work tool
A robotic work tool (100) comprising an altitude sensor (185) for providing a current altitude reading (hrl) and a controller (110) configured to receive the current altitude reading (hrl) from the altitude sensor (185); determine an altitude (h) based on the current altitude reading (hrl); determine a current position; and generating a map indicating elevations by including the determined altitude (h) for the current position in the map. A robotic work tool system (200) comprising a robotic work tool (100) and a reference altitude sensor (285) for providing a reference altitude reading (hcs), wherein the robotic work tool (100) is further configured to receive the reference altitude reading (hcs) from the reference altitude sensor (285); and determine the altitude (h) based on the current altitude reading (hrl) and the reference altitude reading (hcs)..
Husqvarna Ab


 Robotic vehicle grass structure detection patent thumbnailRobotic vehicle grass structure detection
A robotic vehicle may be configured to incorporate multiple sensors to make the robotic vehicle capable of detecting grass by measuring edge data and/or frequency data. In this regard, in some cases, the robotic vehicle may include an onboard positioning module, a detection module, and a mapping module that may work together to give the robotic vehicle a comprehensive understanding of its current location and of the features or objects located in its environment.
Husqvarna Ab


 Using laser sensor for floor type detection patent thumbnailUsing laser sensor for floor type detection
A robotic cleaning device and a method for operating the robotic cleaning device to detect a structure of a surface over which the robotic cleaning device moves. The method includes illuminating the surface with structured vertical light, capturing an image of the surface, detecting at least one luminous section in the captured image, and determining, from an appearance of the at least one luminous section, the structure of the surface..
Aktiebolaget Electrolux


 Mobile robot indoor localization and navigation system and method patent thumbnailMobile robot indoor localization and navigation system and method
An indoor localization and navigation system for a mobile robot, the system comprising: a projector mounted on the mobile robot and configured to project a temporal projector light signal, wherein the temporal projector light signal is encoded, for each pixel of the projector, with an information segment comprising the pixel coordinates of the each pixel of the projector; a stationary sensor node comprising a light sensor configured to detect the temporal projector light signal and generate a sensor signal and a transmitter configured to transmit a sensor node identifier and a position code generated based on the sensor signal; a receiver mounted on the mobile robot and configured to receive the sensor node identifier and the position code from the transmitter; and an onboard computer mounted on the mobile robot and operatively coupled to the projector and the receiver, wherein the onboard computer is configured to receive the sensor node identifier and the position code from the receiver and to determine a location information of the mobile robot based on the received sensor node identifier and the position code.. .
Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.


 Autonomous mobile robot and control method thereof patent thumbnailAutonomous mobile robot and control method thereof
An autonomous mobile robot, adapted to move on a surface according to a moving datum plane, is provided. The autonomous mobile robot comprising; a first distance sensor configured to detect a first detecting distance between the first distance sensor and the surface along a first axial direction; a second distance sensor configured to detect a second detecting distance between the second distance sensor to the surface along a second axial direction; and a control unit configured to control the autonomous mobile robot to move in a speed limited mode when the first detecting distance is within a first distance range, and configured to control the autonomous mobile robot to stop moving when the second detecting distance is larger than a second pre-determined distance.
Asustek Computer Inc.


 Autonomous mobile robot and control method thereof patent thumbnailAutonomous mobile robot and control method thereof
A control method of an autonomous mobile robot comprises: receiving a dock signal and executing a control program according to the dock signal. The control program includes detecting a first guiding signal, a second guiding signal and a third guiding signal transmitted by the charging station via the first sensing unit, the second sensing unit and the third sensing unit, sensing a measured distance between the autonomous mobile robot and the charging station when the second guiding signal is detected by the second sensing unit, and the autonomous mobile robot moves toward the charging station or away from the charging station according to the measured distance and a first threshold, and re-executing the control program..
Asustek Computer Inc.


Cleaning a robotic cleaning device

A method of operating a robotic cleaning device over a surface to be cleaned, the method being performed by the robotic cleaning device. The method includes: following a boundary of a first object while registering path markers including positional information at intervals on the surface; tracing previously registered path markers at an offset upon encountering one or more of the previously registered path markers; and switching from tracing the previously registered path markers to following an edge of a second object upon detection of the second object..
Aktiebolaget Electrolux

Navigation for a robotic working tool

A robotic work tool system (200) comprising a charging station (210) and a robotic work tool (100) configured to work within a work area (205) being divided into at least one section (405), the robotic work tool comprising a controller (110) for controlling the operation of the robotic work tool (100) to cause the robotic work tool to move along a trajectory, the robotic work tool (100) being configured to determine that a section boundary is encountered, and if so change the trajectory of the robotic work tool (100) to cause the robotic work tool to remain in the section.. .
Husqvarna Ab

Method for deploying a mobile robot using radio frequency communications

A method and cooperative system for deploying a mobile robot of a plurality of mobile robots with a plurality of fixed sensors. The method includes broadcasting a position-request message including a request for a position and a demand for mobile robots, receiving the position-request message, and transmitting a position-demand message.
King Fahd University Of Petroleum And Minerals

Method for controlling mobile robot based on bayesian network learning

The present invention provides a safe path planning method including a process of using a grid map and a congestion map, and a process of planning a path of a mobile robot using a cost function.. .
Korea University Research And Business Foundation

Teaching system of dual-arm robot and teaching dual-arm robot

The purpose is to perform a teaching work of a dual-arm robot instinctively and easily. A dual-arm robot including two arms made of a plurality of links coupled to each other with joint shafts, and two instructing parts provided to tip ends of the two arms, respectively, and configured to indicate coordinate points in space and to be grippable by a teacher, and a control device configured to acquire the coordinate points indicated by the teacher moving the two instructing parts directly and simultaneously with both hands as teaching points, and teach the dual-arm robot operation corresponding to the acquired teaching points..
Kawasaki Jukogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

Natural machine interface system

A method for defining a robotic machine task. The method comprises a) collecting a sequence of a plurality of images showing at least one demonstrator performing at least one manipulation of at least one object, b) performing an analysis of said sequence of a plurality of images to identify demonstrator body parts manipulating said at least one object and said at least one manipulation of said at least one object, c) determining at least one robotic machine movement to perform said task, and d) generating at least one motion command for instructing said robotic machine to perform said task..
Deep Learning Robotics Ltd.

Automated mask storage and retrieval system

An automated photomask storage and retrieval system includes a plurality of mobile storage units aligned in a first direction. Each mobile storage unit is movable in the first direction and includes a plurality of storage cells.
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.

Enclosure device

In one embodiment of an enclosure device, a camera casing and light source casing are secured to a plate frame, and the enclosure device is configured to be mounted to an arm, such as a robotic welding arm. A shutter mounting arm may also be secured to the plate frame.
Lincoln Global, Inc.

Stress sensing device

A stress sensing device for a robot, a medical device, or a toy, for example, includes a substrate, a support structure, and stress sensing components. Each sensing component of the four disclosed stress sensing components comprises a first electrode, a piezoelectric material layer, and a second electrode.
Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.

Explosive initiation safety and handling system for explosive ordnance disposal robots

A system with a spool base frame having an initiator, an interrupter, control electronics, and a proximity sensor connected thereto, wherein the spool base frame is configured to hold a shock tube spooling mechanism, the interrupter is configured to allow installation and spooling of a spool of shock tube disposed on the shock tube spooling mechanism, the interrupter is configured to cut spooled shock tube from the spool of shock tube, the control electronics are configured to send a signal directing the interrupter to cut the spooled shock tube from the spool, the interruptor is configured to physically redirect and splice the cut shock tube to a second shock tube connected to the initiator, and the interrupter is configured to discharge the cut shock tube after the shock tube is fired and spent.. .
The United States Of America As Represented By The Secretary Of The Navy

Robotic carton unloader

A robotic carton unloader is configured for automatic unloading of cartons from a carton pile. In various embodiments, the robotic carton unloader may include a mobile body, a movable robotic arm attached to the mobile body and comprising an end effector, a conveyor system having a front portion, and a lift attached to the mobile body and the front portion of the conveyor system to move the front portion.
Intelligrated Headquarters, Llc

Verification of tow placement by a robot

Systems and methods are provided for verifying the placement of tows by a robot. One embodiment includes a robot that includes an end effector that lays up tows, actuators that reposition the end effector, a memory storing a numerical control (nc) program, and a robot controller that directs the actuators to reposition the end effector based on the nc program, and instructs the end effector to lay up tows based on the nc program.
The Boeing Company

Environmental-friendly mortar robot

An environmental-friendly mortar robot comprises a first, second, third, and fourth container module. The first container module (2) consists of a sand midway silo, a weighing system, a stirring system, and a control system; the second container module (3) consists of a cement silo, a spiral conveying machine, a material level meter and a water storage tank; the third container module (4) consists of a fly-ash silo, a spiral conveying machine, a material level meter and an air storage tank with an air compressor; the fourth container module (5) consists of a sand storage bin, an elevator, a material level meter and an additive storage box.
Shenzhen Weihai Building Material Co., Ltd

Robot including tool having shock-absorbing member

A robot shares a work space with a person, to perform an operation. The robot includes a shock-absorbing member which covers the periphery of at least a base part of a working tool attached to an robot arm, a detector which is provided for the robot arm, to detect an external force input via the shock-absorbing member, and a robot control device which stops the robot when determining, based on information of the detected external force, that the working tool collides with the person.
Fanuc Corporation

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 packaging target objects using soft robotic actuators, for moving and positioning target objects and/or receptacles, and/or for diverting or sorting objects.
Soft Robotics, Inc.

Multisensory data fusion autonomous robotic operation

A robotic system includes one or more optical sensors configured to separately obtain two dimensional (2d) image data and three dimensional (3d) image data of a brake lever of a vehicle, a manipulator arm configured to grasp the brake lever of the vehicle, and a controller configured to compare the 2d image data with the 3d image data to identify one or more of a location or a pose of the brake lever of the vehicle. The controller is configured to control the manipulator arm to move toward, grasp, and actuate the brake lever of the vehicle based on the one or more of the location or the pose of the brake lever..
General Electric Company

Integrated robotic autonomous vehicle maintenance

A robotic system includes a controller configured to obtain image data from one or more optical sensors and to determine one or more of a location and/or pose of a vehicle component based on the image data. The controller also is configured to determine a model of an external environment of the robotic system based on the image data and to determine tasks to be performed by components of the robotic system to perform maintenance on the vehicle component.
General Electric Company

Control robotic motion planning and control

A robotic system includes a robotic vehicle having a propulsion system, one or more sensors that image data representative of an external environment, and a controller that determines a waypoint for the robotic vehicle to move toward. The controller determines limitations on movement of the robotic vehicle toward a waypoint.
General Electric Company

Robot control apparatus and robot control method

A robot control apparatus includes a storage unit that stores an operating program and a kinematic parameter used in a formula representing a relationship between displacement of each drive axis of a robot and a position and an orientation of a leading end of the robot and a drive unit that operates the drive axis of the robot based on the operating program and the kinematic parameter stored in the storage unit. The storage unit stores the kinematic parameter before updating, and the drive unit corrects position data of at least one teaching point in the operating program based on the kinematic parameter before updating, stored in the storage unit, and the present kinematic parameter..
Fanuc Corporation

Systems and methods for control of robotic manipulation

A robot system is provided that includes a base, an articulable arm, a visual acquisition unit, and at least one processor. The articulable arm extends from the base and is configured to be moved toward a target.
General Electric Company

Robot, robot system, control device, and control method

A robot includes: a hand; and a control unit that operates the hand, in which the control unit generates three-dimensional point group information for a partial image forming a captured image obtained by an imaging unit, and causes the hand to hold an object included in the partial image.. .
Seiko Epson Corporation

Stocker for receiving cassettes and teaching a stocker robot disposed therein

Disclosed is a stocker for receiving a cassette. The stocker includes a shelf for receiving a cassette, a stocker robot, a teaching jig, and a teaching unit.
Semes Co., Ltd.

Robot arm having hydraulic rotary actuators

Hydraulic rotary actuator disposes entry and exit lines of the hydraulic fluid within the hydraulic rotary actuator and comprises a floating member with a hollow portion, a rotating member configured to be inserted into the hollow portion, a working fluid supplied to said hollow portion, a servo control valve connected to said floating member configured to control the flow rate, an entry line connected to said servo control valve and further connecting said servo control valve to said floating member, said entry line forming a through-hole that penetrates through said floating member and forming a supply passage for said working fluid, an exit line connecting said hollow portion to said servo control valve and further thereon to outside of floating member, said exit line forming a through-hole that penetrates through said floating member and forming a discharge passage for said working fluid.. .
Knr Systems Inc.

Viscoelastic liquid-cooled actuator

A robotic actuator may include a series elastic actuator (sea) that includes an elastic element made of a viscoelastic material. The viscoelastic material may have hardness, stiffness, hysteresis, or damping properties suitable for a particular robotic application.
Board Of Regents, The University Of Texas System

Robot joint structure

The present invention discloses a robot joint structure that includes a servo and a connection part. The servo includes a servo main body and an output shaft, and one end of the output protruding out of the servo main body.
Ubtech Robotics Corp.

Dual-arm robot

A dual-arm robot includes a first arm and a second arm, each having a first link rotatable about a first axis, and a second link rotatably coupled to the first link and defined with an end effector attaching portion. The first link of the first arm is disposed to be separated from the first link of the second arm in an extending direction of the first axis.
Kawasaki Jukogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

Motor unit and robot

A motor unit includes a motor and an amplifier section including a drive circuit that drives the motor. The amplifier section includes an amplifier cover.
Seiko Epson Corporation

Horizontally articulated robot

A horizontally articulated robot includes a base, a first arm provided at the base, and a control device controlling the first arm, in which at least a part of the control device is located inside the base.. .
Seiko Epson Corporation

Production system

Production system including a rail extending horizontally, and an articulated robot that is self-travelable along the rail parallel to an extending direction of the rail. The robot includes a carriage having at least one operating shaft configured to be driven by a servomotor and to self-travel along the rail, a slider projecting toward the rail from the carriage and configured to releasably engage with the rail, a robotic arm supported by the carriage and having at least one operating shaft driven by a servomotor and constitutes a joint, an end effector provided to a tip-end of the robotic arm, and a control unit inside the carriage configured to control the operating shafts of the robotic arm and the carriage so a control point defined in the robotic arm or the end effector reaches a target position by a collaboration of the operating shafts of the robotic arm and the carriage..
Kawasaki Jukogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

Grinding robot system

The occurrence of grinding unevenness is prevented even when the movement speed of a robot is changed. Provided is a grinding robot system including: a motor-driven grinder that performs grinding; a robot that grinds a grinding target by means of the grinder in a state in which one of the grinder or the grinding target is attached to a distal end thereof and is moved, and the other is set at a fixed position; and a control unit that controls the robot and the grinder, wherein the control unit calculates a rotational-speed command value for the grinder that changes according to the movement speed of the distal end of the robot and controls the rotational speed of the grinder on the basis of the calculated rotational-speed command value..
Fanuc Corporation

Workpiece clamp apparatus

A workpiece clamp apparatus includes: a robot arm having, at a distal-end portion thereof, a holding section for holding a workpiece; a hydraulic-fluid supply coupler provided at the distal-end portion of the robot arm; a hydraulic-fluid supply device for supplying a hydraulic fluid to the hydraulic-fluid supply coupler; a clamping device having a plurality of clamping members that grip the workpiece for machining with a machine tool; and a cylinder that has a hydraulic-fluid supply port to which the hydraulic-fluid supply coupler can be connected and that drives the clamping member in the workpiece-gripping direction as a result of the hydraulic fluid being supplied via the hydraulic-fluid supply port.. .
Fanuc Corporation

Wire electrical discharge machining system

A wire electrical discharge machining system includes a securing device that is placed at a cut position where a workpiece on a holding unit has been cut by wire electrical discharge machining when the wire electrical discharge machining has been performed on the workpiece held on the holding unit to reach a predetermined position before the completion of machining and that individually attracts a cut-out portion from the workpiece and a remaining portion on the workpiece at the cut position where the workpiece has been cut, thereby securing the cut-out portion to the remaining portion, and a robot is configured to individually attract both the cut-out portion and the remaining portion with the securing device.. .
Fanuc Corporation

Automatic production system

This system has an articulated robot having an arm and a base portion which rotatably supports the arm; and a rotation positioner to which the base portion of the articulated robot is mounted. A turn axis of the base portion of the articulated robot is orthogonal to a rotation axis of the rotation positioner.
Kawasaki Jukogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

Method and locating 3-d objects and executing desired operation, such as playing carom, by robot

An apparatus and a method to locate a three dimensional object and to execute a predetermined operation on said object, such as playing carom is disclosed. The apparatus includes a robot (200) having an end effect or (202) mounted on a gantry frame.

Inter-operative switching of tools in a robotic surgical system

Methods, apparatus, and systems for controlling a telesurgical system are disclosed. In accordance with a method, a first tool connected to a first manipulator of the system, and a second tool connected to a second manipulator of the system, are controlled.
Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.

Configurable robotic surgical system with virtual rail and flexible endoscope

Systems and methods for moving or manipulating robotic arms are provided. A group of robotic arms are configured to form a virtual rail or line between the end effectors of the robotic arms.
Auris Surgical Robotics, Inc.

Systems and methods for a dynamic manipulator holder

Embodiments systems and methods for a platform that is configured to hold a medical device. In embodiments, a physician, nurse, medical practitioner, etc.

Apparatus for automated panning and zooming in robotic surgical systems

In one embodiment of the invention, a digital zoom and panning system for digital video is disclosed including an image acquisition device to capture digital video images; an image buffer to store one or more frames of digital video images as source pixels; a display device having first pixels to display images; a user interface to accept user input including a source rectangle to select source pixels within frames of the digital video images, a destination rectangle to select target pixels within the display device to display images, and a region of interest within the digital video images to display in the destination rectangle; and a digital mapping and filtering device to selectively map and filter source pixels in the region of interest from the image buffer into target pixels of the display device in response to the user input.. .
Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.

Pull tight motor housing

A method of manufacturing a motor, which begins with robotically positioning a flexible insulating sleeve over a first motor sub-assembly to produce a second motor sub-assembly. The first motor sub-assembly includes a motor assembly and an end-cap.
Bison Gear & Engineering Corp.

Method and system for collision avoidance and environment sensing for a robotic system

One variation of a method for facilitating integration of user input and autonomous operations of a robotic system includes: storing a set of constraints of the robotic system; storing a model of an environment in which the robotic system is to operate; determining whether the robotic system can successfully perform operations specified by a user based on the constraints of the robotic system and the model of the environment; and, in response to determining that the robotic system cannot successfully perform the operations, modifying the operations so that the modified operations can be performed by the robotic system; and generating a set of commands for the robotic system based on the modified operations.. .
Converge Industries, Co.

Fast solving for loop closure using a relative state space

The subject disclosure is generally directed towards a relatively fast and accurate technology that corrects mobile device (e.g., mobile robot) mapping data into corrected map data based upon detection of loop closure. A variation of stochastic gradient descent (with constraints in a deterministic order) may be used in a first correction phase to provide an updated graph in a relatively fast manner by operating in a relative state space.
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc

Method for tracking placement of products on shelves in a store

One variation of a method for tracking placement of products in a store includes: accessing an image recorded by a mobile robotic system within a store; detecting a shelf in a region of the image; based on an address of the shelf, retrieving a list of products assigned to the shelf by a planogram of the store; retrieving a set of template images—from a database of template images—defining visual features of products specified in the list of products; extracting a set of features from the region of the image; determining that a unit of the product is mis-stocked on the shelf in response to deviation between the set of features and features in a template image, in the set of template images, representing the product; and in response to determining that the unit of the product is mis-stocked on the shelf, generating a restocking prompt for the product.. .
Simbe Robotics, Inc.

System and method using robots to assist humans in order fulfillment

A system using one or more robots to assist a human in order fulfillment includes: a server configured to receive an order comprising an order item; inventory storage operationally connected to the server, the inventory storage comprising inventory items; an order robot operationally connected to the server, the order robot configured to assist a human to pick an order item from the inventory items; and a human-operated device operably connected to one or more of the server, the inventory storage, and the order robot, the human-operated device configured to assist the human to pick the order item.. .
Feich Roboltics, Inc.

Method for recognizing if a user of an electronic terminal is a human or a robot

A method to recognize whether a user of an electronic terminal is a human or a robot is described. This method provides to take an image and decompose the image in a multitude of image portions.
Universita' Degli Studi Di Padova

System and guiding robot

A method for guiding a robot towards a charging base includes controlling a device of the charging base to emit sound when a battery level of the robot is less than a preset level. Once an orientation of the charging base in relation to the robot is determined, according to signal strengths of audio signals detected by microphone of the robot, a moving mechanism of the robot is controlled to drive the robot to move towards the charging base..
Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.

Autonomous cleaner

A robot cleaner comprising: a cleaner body including a wheel unit and a controller controlling driving of the wheel unit; a suction unit disposed to protrude from the cleaner body, the suction unit sucking air containing dust; and a sensing unit disposed at the front of the cleaner body in which the suction unit is disposed, wherein at least one portion of the sensing unit is disposed to overlap with the suction unit in the top-bottom direction of the cleaner body.. .
Lg Electronics Inc.

Mobile robot and controlling the same

A mobile robot of the present disclosure emits a first patterned light downward and forward from a main body on a floor of an area to be cleaned and a second patterned light upward and forward from the main body, determines an obstacle based on an image of each emitted patterned light which is incident on the obstacle, and senses a tilt of the main body to compensate for the tilt. In this manner, an obstacle may be determined accurately, and after the tilt compensation, redetermination is made as to whether it is possible to pass through, so as to enable the mobile robot to pass through or bypass the obstacle.
Lg Electronics Inc.

System and guiding robot

A method for guiding a robot includes controlling a wireless signal transmitting device of a charging base to transmit wireless signals, by sending a control signal to the charging base when a battery level of the robot is less than a preset level. Once an orientation of the charging base is determined according to signal strengths of wireless signals detected by at least one signal detecting device of the robot, a moving mechanism of the robot is controlled to drive the robot to move towards the orientation of the charging base..
Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.

System and order fulfillment using robots

A system for order fulfillment using one or more robots includes: a server configured to receive an order comprising an order item; inventory storage operably connected to the server, the inventory storage comprising order items; an actor robot operably connected to and selected by the server, the actor robot configured to perform one or more of picking the order item from inventory storage, moving the order item, and positioning the order item; and an order robot operably connected to the server, the order robot configured to collect the order item, wherein the order item is positioned by the actor robot so as to be accessible to the order robot, so as to perform order fulfillment using one or more robots.. .
Fetch Robolics, Inc.,

Robot motion program generating method and robot motion program generating apparatus

The purpose is to enable an instructor who does not know any programming language to easily teach robot movements and operation content to a robot without using a teach pendant. This method for generating a robot operation program includes a step, using a gui, for sequentially executing in a plurality of template element operation programs the feature of displaying a variable specification screen for specifying a variable of a certain template element operation program, and then storing the template element operation program for which the variable was specified in a storage unit as a custom element operation program.
Kawasaki Jukogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

Dismantling system

A system for dismantling a pallet includes a feed system configured to convey the pallet along a direction of travel. The feed system has a measuring station and a staging area.
Alliance Automation Llc

System for extracting a pool cleaning robot

A system for extraction of a pool cleaning robot from a pool, the system may include a base for receiving the pool cleaning robot; and at least one out of (a) an interface device and (b) a pool cleaner electrical power cable winding drum; wherein the interfacing device comprises an interfacing device portion that extends beyond and below the base during a part of the extraction of the pool cleaning robot from the pool; and wherein the pool cleaner electrical power cable winding drum is configured to wind and unwind a power cable of the pool cleaning robot during the part of the extraction of the pool cleaning robot from the pool.. .
Maytronics Ltd.

Dispensing device and system for biological products

A dispensing system has a sterilizable chamber. At least one robotic arm assembly and a dispensing device are within the sterilizable chamber.
Sartorius Stedim Biotech Gmbh

Dispensing device and system for biological products

A handheld dispensing device has a first dispensing element configured to dispense a structural material and a second dispensing element configured to dispense a biological material. The second dispensing element is single-use and sterilizable.
Sartorius Stedim Biotech Gmbh

Order fulfillment system with robotic break pack

In some embodiments, methods and systems for fulfilling consumer orders are provided. A stocking station includes at least one robotic stocking arm configured to unload a product from a first receptacle and to place the unloaded product onto a storage shelf, and a first picking station includes a first robotic picking arm configured to pick a first product from the storage shelf and to load the first product picked from the storage shelf into a second receptacle for delivery to a consumer.
Wal-mart Stores, Inc.

Automated device with a movable structure, in particular a robot

The sensorized covering comprises a plurality of covering modules, each having a respective load-bearing structure of a predefined shape associated to which is at least one layer of elastically yielding material. The plurality of covering modules comprises one or more sensorized covering modules, which include respective sensor means.

Universal end of arm robot tool

An end of arm tool subassembly includes three identical linear drive mechanisms connected directly together to provide three directions of movement. Each linear drive mechanism includes a base defined by a longitudinal axis and a slide movably coupled to the base.
Festo Ag & Co.kg

Wheel nut engagement checking system and checking method

A wheel nut engagement checking system for a vehicle delivered by a conveyor includes: a moving member disposed at one side of the conveyor; a wheel lifting apparatus disposed on the moving member, and lifting a wheel of the vehicle from the conveyor to a predetermined height; a wheel nut torque checking apparatus provided on an arm of a robot disposed on the moving member, engaging a nut runner to a wheel nut of the wheel, and checking an engage torque of the wheel nut by rotating the nut runner; and a controller controlling a speed of the moving member, lifting the wheel to the predetermined height using the wheel lifting apparatus, moving the wheel nut torque checking apparatus using the robot so as to engage the nut runner to the wheel nut, and detecting an engage torque of the wheel nut by rotating the nut runner.. .
Kia Motors Corporation

Arrangement and the model-based calibration of a robot in a working space

An arrangement for the model-based calibration of a mechanism in a workspace with calibration objects that are either directed laser radiation patterns together with an associated laser radiation-pattern generator or radiation-pattern position sensors. Functional operation groups made up of at least one laser radiation pattern and at least one position sensor interact in such a way when a radiation pattern impinges on the sensor that measured sensor position information values are passed along to computing devices that determine the parameters of a mathematical mechanism model with the aid of these measured values.

Sensorized covering for an industrial device

A sensorized covering, prearranged for covering at least part of a movable structure of an automated device. The sensorized covering is useful for sensing an actual impact or anticipating an imminent impact to the automated device.
Comau S.p.a.

Interfacing with a mobile telepresence robot

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

Robot

A robot includes a plurality of joints including a first joint and a second joint that rotates in a direction different from a rotation direction of the first joint, a plurality of arm members including a first arm member provided to be rotatable with respect to a base via the first joint, and a first angular velocity sensor provided in the first arm member or the first joint. A first inertial sensor is provided in the first arm member (or a portion that rotates together with the first arm member in the first joint).
Seiko Epson Corporation

Machine learning methods and apparatus related to predicting motion(s) of object(s) in a robot's environment based on image(s) capturing the object(s) and based on parameter(s) for future robot movement in the environment

Some implementations of this specification are directed generally to deep machine learning methods and apparatus related to predicting motion(s) (if any) that will occur to object(s) in an environment of a robot in response to particular movement of the robot in the environment. Some implementations are directed to training a deep neural network model to predict at least one transformation (if any), of an image of a robot's environment, that will occur as a result of implementing at least a portion of a particular movement of the robot in the environment.
Google Inc.

Intelligent robot with different accouterments

The disclosure relates to an intelligent robot with different accouterments. The intelligent robot includes a robot body and a number of accouterments working together with the robot body.
Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.

Articulated robot and module thereof

An articulated robot includes a pedestal and two or more modules supported by the pedestal. Each of the two or more modules includes a support member, a link member supported by the support member to be rotatable about a first axis, and a first drive unit provided in the link member and for rotating the link member about the first axis with respect to the support member..
Kawasaki Jukogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

Robot control system and recording medium

A robot control system includes: plural robots that are disposed in a region; a generating unit that divides the region into plural small regions and generates disposition position information for specifying disposition positions of each of the plural robots in the region based on a value indicating a use possibility of a robot in each small regions; and a disposition unit that disposes the plural robots in the region in accordance with the disposition position information generated by the generating unit.. .
Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.

Robotic delivery unit and system

Aspects of the present disclosure involve an intelligent ordering and delivery system. An internet-based device is used to request delivery of an object or item at a specific location.

Robot for controlling position of motion platform and bio-stimulation system having the same

A bio-stimulation robot includes a stationary platform, a plurality of drive modules coupled to the stationary platform, and a motion platform coupled to the drive modules to operate to change a position of the motion platform. Each of the drive modules includes a first guide member having an arc shape, a motion member coupled to the first guide, and a leg member having a first end coupled to the motion member and a second end fixed to the motion platform.
Industry-university Cooperation Foundation Hanyang University Erica Campus

Wearable walkng assist robot and controlling the same

A wearable walking assist robot is provided that ensures high walking assistance performance without a complex calculation process by detecting a gait phase based on pressure distribution on feet and performing a corresponding control mode that is set in advance. The wearable walking assist robot includes a sensor unit that senses pressure on the soles of the feet of a wearer and a controller that determines gait phases of both a first leg to be operated and a second leg based on the sensed pressure.
Hyundai Motor Company

System with brake to limit manual movement of member and control system for same

A robotic system includes an articulated member comprising a joint and configured to be manually moved by a user to facilitate performance of a task and a controller. The controller is programmed to determine whether an angular position of the joint is moved within an angular range of motion defined by a braking region, generate a force feedback signal compensating for a gravitational load on the articulated member to inhibit manual movement in space of at least a portion of the articulated member when the angular position of the joint is in the braking region, and maintain the force feedback signal until a user disengages the force feedback..
Mako Surgical Corp.

Robotic system display displaying auxiliary information

A robotic control system has a wand, which emits multiple narrow beams of light, which fall on a light sensor array, or with a camera, a surface, defining the wand's changing position and attitude which a computer uses to direct relative motion of robotic tools or remote processes, such as those that are controlled by a mouse, but in three dimensions and motion compensation means and means for reducing latency.. .
Titan Medical Inc.

Systems and methods for identifying and tracking physical objects during a robotic surgical procedure

Navigation systems and methods for tracking physical objects near a target site during a surgical procedure. The navigation system comprises a robotic device and an instrument attached to the robotic device.
Mako Surgical Corp.

Notched guidance of an insertable instrument along an axis during spinal surgery

Described herein is a surgical instrument guide for use with a robotic surgical system, for example, during spinal surgery. In certain embodiments, the guide is attached to or is part of an end effector of a robotic arm, and provides a rigid structure that allows for precise preparation of patient tissue (e.g., preparation of a pedicle) by drilling, tapping, or other manipulation, as well as precise placement of a screw in a drilled hole or affixation of a prosthetic or implant in a prepared patient situation..
Kb Medical Sa

Robotically-controlled end effector

The present invention is directed to a surgical instrument with a robotics system, a memory device and an end effector having an elongate channel, knife position sensor(s) and a firing bar coupled to a knife. In response to drive motions initiated by the robotics system, the firing bar may translate within the elongate channel as the firing bar translates, the sensor(s) transmit a signal to the memory device.
Ethicon Llc

Robotically-controlled end effector

The present invention is directed to a surgical instrument with a robotics system, a memory device and an end effector having an elongate channel, knife position sensor(s) and a firing bar coupled to a knife. In response to drive motions initiated by the robotics system, the firing bar may translate within the elongate channel.
Ethicon Llc

An enhanced flexible robotic endoscopy apparatus

An enhanced flexible robotic endoscopy apparatus includes a main body and flexible elongate shaft. The main body comprises a proximal end, a distal end and a housing that extends to the proximal end and the housing comprises a plurality of surfaces and a plurality of insertion inlets which reside on at least one of the surface of the housing at the proximal end of the main body, through which a plurality of channels for endoscopy are accessible.
Hoya Corporation

Mobile robot and controlling the same

A mobile robot of the present disclosure includes a first pattern emission unit configured to emit a first patterned light downward and forward from the main body on a floor of an area to be cleaned; and an image acquisition unit configured to acquire an image of first patterned light emitted by the first pattern emission unit and incident on an obstacle. A pattern is detected from the acquired image to determine an obstacle, and a cliff is detected based on at least one of a shape or a position of the pattern in the image.
Lg Electronics Inc.

Robot cleaner

A robot cleaner of the present disclosure comprises a main body configured to travel in a cleaning zone and to suction a foreign substance on a floor in the cleaning zone, an image sensor provided on the main body and configured to obtain an image of a predetermined area at a front side of the main body, a first light source provided on the main body and configured to emit a first pattern of light to a first sub-area of the predetermined area and a second light source provided on the main body at a position below the first light source and configured to emit a second pattern of light to a second sub-area of the predetermined area, the first sub-area being located lower than the second sub-area.. .
Lg Electronics Inc.

Autonomous cleaner

A robot cleaner comprising: a cleaner body including a controller, the cleaner body having a dust container accommodation part formed therein; a wheel unit mounted in the cleaner body, the wheel unit of which driving is controlled by the controller; a suction unit mounted in the cleaner body to suck air containing dust; a dust container detachably coupled to the dust container accommodation part, the dust container filtering and collecting dust from sucked air; and a dust container cover including a hinge part rotatably coupled to the cleaner body, the dust container cover detachably coupled to the dust container to cover a top surface of the dust container.. .
Lg Electronics Inc.

Autonomous cleaner

A robot cleaner comprising: a cleaner body including a controller, the cleaner body having a dust container accommodation part formed therein; a wheel unit mounted in the cleaner body, the wheel unit of which driving is controlled by the controller; and a dust container detachably coupled to the dust container accommodation part, wherein a first opening and a second opening are disposed at the same height in an inner wall of the dust container accommodation part, wherein the dust container includes: an entrance and an exit, disposed side by side along the circumference of the dust container, the entrance and the exit, respectively communicating with the first opening and the second opening when the dust container is accommodated in the dust container accommodation part; and a flow separating part extending downwardly inclined along the inner circumference of the dust container, the flow separating part separating the flow of air introduced into the entrance from the flow of air discharged toward the exit to be respectively guided to lower and upper portions thereof.. .
Lg Electronics Inc.

Autonomous cleaner

A robot cleaner comprising: a cleaner body including a wheel unit and a controller controlling driving of the wheel unit; a dust container accommodation part having a shape recessed toward the front from the rear thereof to be opened to the rear; a dust container detachably coupled to the dust container accommodation part, the dust container have a portion protruding rearward of a rear end of the cleaner body in a state in which the dust container is accommodated in the dust container accommodation part; and a dust container cover rotatably coupled to the cleaner body to cover the dust container, wherein the dust container cover is accommodated in the dust container accommodation part in a state in which the dust container cover is disposed to cover the dust container, and a portion of the dust container cover protrudes rearward of the rear end of the cleaner body.. .
Lg Electronics Inc.

Autonomous cleaner

A robot cleaner comprising: a cleaner body including a dust container accommodation part formed to be recessed toward the front from the rear thereof; a suction unit mounted in the cleaner body to suck air containing dust; a dust container accommodated in the dust container accommodation part, the dust container collecting dust filtered from sucked air; and an exhaust port formed at an end portion of one rear side of the cleaner body, which surrounds the dust container accommodation part, to discharge filtered air to the outside, the exhaust port disposed along the height direction of the cleaner body.. .
Lg Electronics Inc.

Autonomous cleaner

A robot cleaner comprising: a cleaner body including a wheel unit and a controller controlling driving of the wheel unit a suction unit disposed in the cleaner body, the suction unit sucking air containing dust and a sensing unit disposed at the front of the cleaner body in which the suction unit is disposed, wherein the sensing unit includes a first sensing part disposed respectively inclined with respect to side and top surfaces at an upper corner portion of the cleaner body to simultaneously photograph front and upper parts of the cleaner body.. .
Lg Electronics Inc.

Autonomous cleaner

A robot cleaner comprising: a cleaner body including a wheel unit for autonomous traveling and a suction unit sucking air containing dust; a sensing unit disposed at one side of the cleaner body; a dust container accommodated in a dust container accommodation part formed at the other side of the cleaner body, the dust container collecting dust filtered from sucked air; and a dust container cover disposed to cover a top surface of the dust container, wherein an upper end of the sensing unit is formed at a position protruding upward from a top surface of the cleaner body and a top surface of the dust container cover.. .
Lg Electronics Inc.

Autonomous cleaner

A robot cleaner comprising: a cleaner body; a suction unit sucking air containing dust to be introduced into the cleaner body; and a dust container detachably coupled to the cleaner body, the dust container collecting dust filtered from the air introduced into the cleaner body, wherein the dust container includes: an external case including at least one cyclone filtering dust in air introduced into the dust container; an upper case coupled to an upper portion of the external case, the upper case including an upper opening corresponding to a space into which air passing through the cyclone is discharged; an upper cover detachably coupled to the upper case to open/close the upper opening; and a filter mounted on a rear surface of the upper cover, the filter covering the discharged space of the air passing through the cyclone when the upper cover is coupled to the upper case, to filter dust in the air passing through the cyclone.. .
Lg Electronics Inc.

Mobile robot and controlling the same

A mobile robot of the present disclosure includes a first pattern emission unit configured to emit a first patterned light downward and forward from the main body on a floor of an area to be cleaned; and an image acquisition unit configured to acquire an image of first patterned light emitted by the first pattern emission unit and is incident on an obstacle, so as to determine an obstacle based on a pattern detected from the acquired image. Accordingly, based on the information on the nearby obstacles, by determining whether the mobile robot is in a stuck state where traveling of the mobile robot is limited by a plurality of obstacles, and by setting up an escape for traveling, traveling state of the mobile robot and obstacles may be determined rapidly and a corresponding operation may be performed, thereby enabling effective traveling to escape from the stuck state..
Lg Electronics Inc.

Autonomous cleaner

A robot cleaner comprising: a first housing including a controller and a driving wheel of which driving is controlled by the controller; a second housing provided at one side of the first housing, the second housing having a brush module or mop module mounted thereto; a front bumper provided at a front portion of the second housing, the front bumper configured to be movable to the inside of the second housing when the front bumper is in contact with an obstacle; at least one sensing means provided at the inside of the front bumper to sense a movement of the front bumper to the inside of the second housing; side bumpers respectively provided at left and right side portions of the second housing, the side bumpers each being configured to movable to the inside of the second housing when the side bumper is in contact with an obstacle; and a link member provided at the inside of the side bumper to allow the side bumper and the front bumper to interlock with each other such that, when the side bumper is moved to the inside of the second housing, at least one portion of the front bumper is moved together with the side bumper to the inside of the second housing.. .
Lg Electronics Inc.

Method and a mobile robotic unit

A method for managing inventory carriers using mobile robotic units (mrus) in a pod that is configured to receive online orders at a replenishment station for pickup by customers at a delivery station includes receiving, by an mru, instructions that identify a first inventory carrier, moving the mru to a location of the identified inventory carrier, and using the mru to transport the identified inventory carrier to the replenishment station for pickup by a delivery vehicle.. .
Myrmex, Inc.

Mobile pickup units

A mobile pickup unit is provided that includes storage compartments (e.g., for containing items) and is configured to travel to a user pickup area and park as close as possible to an optimal location that is determined based on the locations of users who are scheduled to utilize the mobile pickup unit. The mobile pickup unit may include or otherwise be transported by any type of mobile machine (e.g., automobile, etc.), and control of the mobile machine may be manual (e.g., a driver) or automated (e.g., directly or remotely controlled by an automated system, robotic, etc.) a parking location that is selected may be along a public street or any other available parking space, such that parking locations may be selected on a daily basis that are convenient for the users who will be utilizing the mobile pickup unit (e.g., for retrieving ordered items, dropping off returned items, etc.)..
Amazon Technologies, Inc.

Systems and methods for delivery of online orders

A method for delivering online orders to customers via a fully unmanned system includes replenishing the pod by using inventory carriers carrying containers via a replenishment hatch, moving an inventory carrier attached to carrier base with a mobile robotic unit in a room of adequate temperature. Additionally, the method includes transferring an inventory carrier at a mini load station and loading the order containers on a delivery carrier.
Myrmex, Inc.

Systems and methods for training a robot to autonomously travel a route

Systems and methods for training a robot to autonomously travel a route. In one embodiment, a robot can detect an initial placement in an initialization location.
Brain Corporation

Method for robotic localization

The method for robotic localization is a color-based method for determining the coordinates of a mobile robot. The mobile robot is initially positioned in one colored block of a colored grid imprinted on a surface, which is divided into a plurality of colored blocks extending along rows in a first direction and columns in a second direction.
King Fahd University Of Petroleum And Minerals

Systems and methods for initializing a robot to autonomously travel a trained route

Systems and methods for initializing a robot to autonomously travel a route are disclosed. In some exemplary implementations, a robot can detect an initialization object and then determine its position relative to that initialization object.
Brain Corporation

Mobile robot and operating thereof

The method further includes executing a self-righting maneuver when the robot is oriented upside down. The self-righting maneuver includes rotating an appendage of the robot from a stowed position alongside a main body of the robot downward and away from the main body, raising and supporting the main body on the appendage, and then further rotating the appendage to drive the upright main body past a vertical position, causing the robot to fall over and thereby invert the main body..

Machine tool

A machine tool is provided which can execute various works while suppressing increase in cost or size. The machine tool includes a tool spindle device which is a movable member which can move with respect to a mounting surface of the machine tool, and one or more serial-manipulator-type robots attached on the tool spindle device, which can move with the tool spindle device, and which have two or more degrees of freedom, and the robot includes two or more end effectors provided at positions different from each other with one or more joints therebetween..
Okuma Corporation

Operation command generation device, operation command generation method, and process

Provided is an operation command generation device, which is configured to generate an operation command, which is a collection of jobs to fee performed by a process system of at least a robot, based on a protocol chart of at least a plurality of process symbols, the operation command generation device circuitry includes: a job generation unit configured to generate, based on the protocol chart, a job; apriority instruction unit configured to instruct a priority condition for determining a job execution order; and an execution order determination unit configured to determine an execution order of the jobs based on the priority instructed by the priority instruction unit by using a first condition about repeatedly execution of the jobs according to the number of the containers and a second condition about execution order of the jobs according to the arrangement of the process symbols in the protocol chart.. .
Kabushiki Kaisha Yaskawa Denki

Robot system for asset health management

A processing system having at least one processor operatively coupled to at least one memory. The processor receives sensor data from the at least one sensor indicating one or more characteristics of the asset.
General Electric Company

Robotic repair or maintenance of an asset

A method includes receiving, via at least one sensor of a robot, sensor data indicating one or more characteristics of an asset. The method includes detecting, based on the sensor data, an existing or imminent defect of the asset.
General Electric Company

Automated batch stainer for immunohistochemistry

An automated batch stainer for staining biological specimens on microscope slides. The automated batch stainer includes a slide rack assembly configured to hold microscope slides, a robotic arm that manipulates the slide rack assembly, at least one bath containing reagents and capable of receiving the slide rack assemblies, a heating chamber capable of heating multiple slide rack assemblies, a bar code reader, at least one software program including a graphical user interface and configured to calculate the timing and sequence of the staining protocol and implement the staining protocol by controlling the movements of the robotic arm..

Measuring apparatus, robot apparatus, robot system, measuring method, control method, and article manufacturing method

A measuring apparatus that performs measurement of position and posture of an object, the apparatus comprising: a measuring head for performing the measurement; a detector configured to detect a temperature; and a processor configured to output information of an offset amount of a position of the measuring head, based on the detected temperature.. .
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

Integrated zwitterionic conjugated polymers for bioelectronics, biosensing, regenerative medicine, and energy applications

The present invention is directed to a versatile and high performance zwitterionic cp platform, which integrates all desired functions into one material. This zwitterionic cp consists of the conducting backbone and multifunctional zwitterionic side chains.
The University Of Akron

Lifter based traversal of a robot

A lifter system based traversal mechanism for a robot includes detection of the robot at a predetermined distance from a movable platform. The movable platform is part of the lifter system.
The Hi-tech Robotic Systemz Ltd

Line for the production of spools of web material

The unwinding section (3) is associated with a loading arrangement of the parent reels (bm), which comprises: an upender (253; 306) configured to upend the parent reels (bm) positioning them with their axis horizontal; and a loading robot (263; 313), configured to position a parent reel (bm; ba, bb) on an unwinding mandrel (9) of the unwinding section (3).. .

System for imparting linear momentum transfer for higher orbital insertion

A system for imparting linear momentum transfer may include a catching mechanism of a target space vehicle and a tether that is configured to impart a linear momentum transfer from the tether to the target space vehicle. The tether may be fixedly or detachably connected to a kinetic energy storage and transfer (kest) vehicle that maneuvers and potentially retrieves the tether.
The Aerospace Corporation

Walking control method, walking control program and biped walking robot

Provided is a walking control method enabling stable walking operation to be realized, a walking control program and a biped walking robot. A walking control method includes, during walking operation of a biped walking robot having a position of center of gravity being adjusted at a predetermined reference angle that enables the robot to be upright, a step of acquiring information indicative of an inclination angle of an upper body relative to the reference angle, and a step of operating, with one of a first leg and a second leg not being grounded due to the walking operation, the first leg and the second leg such that the upper body is maintained within a predetermined angle range relative to the reference angle according to the inclination angle..
Panasonic Corporation

Climb structure for a robot

A composite climb structure includes a climber, a horizontal planar structure, and a ramp coupled on to a base plate. The horizontal planar structure and the ramp are collinearly situated on opposite sides of the climber.
The Hi-tech Robotic Systemz Ltd

Device for refueling, exchanging, and charging power sources on remote controlled vehicles, uavs, drones, or any type of robotic vehicle or machine with mobility

An automatic service station facility (assf) for replenishing various motivational energy sources onboard different types of auv, drones, and remotely controlled (rc) or robotic vehicles is disclosed herein. In one embodiment, the automatic service station facility includes a rack, replaceable fuel tanks, a service module, and an electronic computer control system.

De-bonding and cleaning process and system

Methods and tools for de-bonding and cleaning substrates are disclosed. A method includes de-bonding a surface of a first substrate from a second substrate, and after de-bonding, cleaning the surface of the first substrate.
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.

System and a robotic manipulator system

Systems and methods are disclosed herein for a robotic manipulator arm deployment and control system. The system comprises at least a vertical mast, a mast deployment system comprising at least two cams, an elbow, an arm wherein the arm is operable to deploy tools, and one or more sensors including a non-contact sensor and a dynamic measurement unit.
Kurion, Inc.

Roll rotation structure in a robot

A roll rotation structure for rotationally driving, in a roll direction of a robot, an arm unit mounted on a shoulder part of the robot through a roll support part comprises a linear motion actuator having an output shaft that moves linearly, a mounting part by which the linear motion actuator is mounted on the shoulder part in such a manner that a main body of the linear motion actuator is located at the side of a main body of the robot adjacent to the shoulder part, and that the output shaft of the linear motion actuator can be drawn into and out of the shoulder part, and a connection part that connects the output shaft and the arm unit in such a manner that an output from the output shaft of the linear motion actuator produces an angular moment in the roll direction in the roll support part.. .
Thk Co., Ltd.

Robot hand

An object of an embodiment is to provide a robot hand with high versatility for various kinds of workpieces. A robot hand according to the embodiment has a pair of grasping sections that are disposed to face each other to grasp a workpiece.
Life Robotics Inc.

Robot, control device, and robot system

A robot includes a movable unit that is movable in a first region and a second region. In a case where a first portion of the movable unit is positioned within the second region, a speed of the first portion is not 0 and is limited to a speed lower than the maximum speed of the first portion in a case where the first portion is positioned within the first region..
Seiko Epson Corporation

Sensor based auto-calibration wafer

Embodiments described herein generally relate to an apparatus and method of performing a robot calibration process within a substrate processing system. In one embodiment, a calibration device is used to calibrate a robot having an end effector.
Applied Materials, Inc.

Method for calibrating a measuring measuring body parts and other workpieces, and measuring apparatus suitable for carrying out the method

A measuring apparatus comprises an industrial robot and a sensor fastened to a movable arm of the robot. A calibration body comprises a calibration element, a carrier, and an alignment element rigidly arranged relative to the carrier.
Carl Zeiss Automated Inspection Gmbh & Co. Kg

Robot controlling method, robot apparatus, program, recording medium, and manufacturing assembly component

Feedback control is carried out on respective servomotors so that detection angles detected by respective input-side encoders become target angles to be obtained when a leading end of a robot has moved to a positioning completion position of a first motion. Subsequently, the position of the leading end of the robot is obtained on the basis of the detection angles detected by the respective output-side encoders.
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

Robot system path planning for asset health management

A robotic system includes a processing system comprising at least one processor. The processor generates a plan to monitor the asset.
General Electric Company

Generating a grasp pose for grasping of an object by a grasping end effector of a robot

Generating a grasp pose for grasping of an object by an end effector of a robot. An image that captures at least a portion of the object is provided to a user via a user interface output device of a computing device.
X Development Llc

Action transfer device, action transfer method, and non-transitory computer-readable medium storing program

A transfer source operation information acquisition unit acquires a plurality of pieces of action information about the transfer source robot; a transfer destination operation information acquisition unit acquires a plurality of pieces of first action information about the transfer destination robot; and a correction unit generates a plurality of pieces of second action information about the transfer destination robot by correcting action information about the transfer source robot by a prescribed update formula using the first action information about the transfer destination robot. The number of the pieces of the first action information about the transfer destination robot is smaller than the number of the pieces of the action information about the transfer source robot, and the number of the pieces of the second action information about the transfer destination robot is larger than the number of the pieces of the first action information about the transfer destination robot..
Soinn Holdings Llc

Apparatus and methods for training path navigation by robots

An apparatus and methods for training and/or operating a robotic device to follow a trajectory. A robotic vehicle may utilize a camera and stores the sequence of images of a visual scene seen when following a trajectory during training in an ordered buffer.
Brain Corporation

Remote control system for pointing robot

There is provided a remote control system including a controlled device and a remote device. The controlled device has a light source and moves according to a control signal from the remote device.
Pixart Imaging Inc.

Multi-functional home service robot

Disclosed is a home service robot, comprising an intelligent control system, a mechanical structure and a remote control terminal. The intelligent control system is mounted in the mechanical structure, and the intelligent control system is controlled by the remote control terminal, to cause the mechanical structure to act correspondingly.
Beijing Evolver Robotics Co., Ltd

Machine tool

A machine tool that cuts a workpiece by a rotary tool includes a tool spindle device that holds the rotary tool in a manner to allow self-rotation with a predefined tool rotational axis rt as a center, one or more in-machine robots, and a connecting mechanism that attaches the in-machine robot on the tool spindle device so that the in-machine robot moves independently from the rotary tool at a periphery of the tool spindle device with the tool rotational axis rt as a center.. .
Okuma Corporation

Machine tool

A machine tool that machines a workpiece by a tool includes a workpiece spindle device that holds the workpiece in a rotatable manner with a predefined workpiece rotational axis rw as a center, one or more in-machine robots, and a connecting mechanism that attaches the one or more robots on the machine tool so that the one or more robots move independently from the workpiece, with the workpiece rotational axis rw serving as a center.. .
Okuma Corporation

Retaining device, machining device and method

A retaining device (3) is provided for a workpiece (7), which is machined by an industrial robot (2), including a machining tool (4), along a machining path (16). The retaining device (3) includes a clamping tool (5) for clamping tool parts (13, 14) on the machining path (16) and a multi-axis guiding device (6) for the clamping tool (5) and for the independent movement thereof relative to the workpiece (7) during the machining process..
Kuka Industries Gmbh

Automated mailbox

Methods, systems, and apparatus for an automated mailbox system. The automated mailbox system includes a personal device configured to manage a robot.
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.

Flexible bursh axis guard

An arrangement for automated painting of an object includes a paint robot, a cover and a cover blocking member. The paint robot defines an axis joint about which a first portion rotates relative to a second portion.
Td Industrial Coverings, Inc.

Apparatus and restoring voluntary control of locomotion in neuromotor impairments

It is disclosed an apparatus for restoring voluntary control of locomotion in a subject suffering from a neuromotor impairment comprising a multidirectional trunk support system and a device for epidural electrical stimulation. The robotic interface is capable of evaluating, enabling and training motor pattern generation and balance across a variety of natural walking behaviors in subjects with neuromotor impairments.
Ecole Polytechnique Federale De Lausanne (epfl)

Additive manufacturing device for biomaterials

An additive manufacturing (am) device for biomaterials comprises a reservoir, a shaft, and a material delivery head. The device can be used for intracorporeal additive manufacturing.
University Of Notre Dame Du Lac

Surgical head clamp and robotics platform

A surgical head clamp and robotics platform secures a head of a patient and positions an instrument relative to the head for a medical procedure. The head clamp and robotics platform comprises a planar c-shaped frame for at least partially encircling the head of a patient.
Centauri Robotic Surgical Systems, 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 devices, systems, and methods. The system may include a first end section and second end section.
Bio-medical Engineering (hk) Limited

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

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

Apparatus and restoring voluntary control of locomotion in neuromotor impairments

It is disclosed an apparatus for restoring voluntary control of locomotion in a subject suffering from a neuromotor impairment comprising a multidirectional trunk support system and a device for epidural electrical stimulation. The robotic interface is capable of evaluating, enabling and training motor pattern generation and balance across a variety of natural walking behaviors in subjects with neuromotor impairments.
Ecole Polytechnique Federale De Lausanne (epfl)

Robot cleaner and controlling the same

Disclosed is a robot cleaner including a main body forming an appearance, at least one driving wheel installed on a lower portion of the main body, a driving unit configured to drive the driving wheel according to an operation of a driving motor, a first obstacle sensor positioned on the lower portion of the main body and configured to sense an obstacle on the floor, and a control unit configured to, when the sensed obstacle on the floor has a preset pattern, limit driving of the at least one driving wheel such that the at least one driving wheel is not hindered by the preset pattern when the main body rotates on the preset pattern according to driving of the at least one driving wheel.. .
Lg Electronics Inc.

Robotic agricultural system and method

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

Robotic agricultural system and method

A robotic orchard spraying system having autonomous delivery vehicles (adv), each autonomously delivering an amount of a premixed solution over a non-overlapping path verified by a forward-looking sensor, video, or both. Also, a mobile control center, configured to wirelessly inform the autonomous delivery vehicle of the path within the areas and to confirm that the autonomous delivery vehicle is following the path within the area.
Crinklaw Farm Services, Inc.

Conveyance robot apparatus

A conveyance robot apparatus of this disclosure includes: a plurality of modules arranged in a row in a first direction; a robot capable of moving each of the plurality of modules in the first direction; a pinion mounted on the robot; a plurality of racks which are respectively supported on the plurality of modules in a slidable manner in the first direction, are meshable with the pinion, and are arranged in a row in the first direction; and a rack connecting mechanism configured to connect adjacent racks each other with respect to the plurality of racks arranged in a row in the first direction, by making at least one of the racks positioned at one terminal end slide toward at least one of the racks positioned at another terminal end.. .
Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.

Optical bonding machine having cure in place and visual feedback

An optical bonding machine is provided, including a transparent datum located within the optical bonding machine, wherein the transparent datum supports a first substrate, a robotic placement head configured to pick up a second substrate and place the second substrate into contact with the first substrate, on the transparent datum, a camera disposed proximate the transparent datum, the camera capturing a video of a flow of an optically clear adhesive between the first substrate and the second substrate, and a curing source disposed proximate the transparent datum, the curing source emitting uv rays that pass through the transparent datum and the first substrate to cure an optically clear adhesive between a bonded substrate comprising the first substrate, the optically clear adhesive, and the second substrate. An associated method is also provided..
Precision Valve & Automation, Inc.

Robot subassemblies, end effector assemblies, and methods with reduced cracking

A robot subassembly including roll, pitch, and/or vertical orientation adjustability capability of a ceramic or glass end effector. The robot subassembly includes a robot component, a mounting plate coupled to the robot component, wherein the mounting plate includes adjustable orientation relative to the robot component, and a brittle ceramic or glass end effector coupled to the mounting plate.
Applied Materials, Inc.

Distributed autonomous robot systems and methods

Described in detail herein are systems and methods for detecting absent like physical objects at a first facility and replenishing the like physical objects from the second facility to the first facility. The system includes an autonomous robot device configured to detect absent like physical objects at a first facility and transmit an identifier associated with the like physical objects to a first computing system.
Wal-mart Stores, Inc.

Haptic glove as a wearable force feedback user interface

A toroidal actuator is responsive to a teleoperator for providing haptic feedback responsive to a curvature or articulated movement applied to a gripped object. The toroidal actuator surrounds an operator member such as a finger, and is responsive to pneumatic pressure for increasing telepresence force defined by resistance encounter against a teleoperated robotic claw.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Robotic inventory dispensary operational enhancements

The present application is directed to a robotic system for maintaining product inventory and dispensing products upon request from a customer or other user. Product items are stored within bins in an inventory storage unit, with respective sets of bins being hosted in respective storage cells of the inventory storage unit.
Bby Solutions, Inc.

Autonomous postal delivery system for conventional mailboxes

An autonomous postal delivery systems for conventional mailboxes is disclosed. A self-driving vehicle with lidar sensors in conjunction with gps algorithms guides the mail delivery van safely to predetermined addresses.

Apparatus for outlining on vertical surface and methods of use

The present invention provides for a wall mountable system for automated drawing of an image upon a wall which includes a horizontal mounting track for mounting on a wall, a robot having a y-track rigidly mounted it where the robot and the mounted y-track travel along the horizontal track. An end effector, which includes a pen holding mechanism holding a pen, is in electrical communication with the robot and travels along the y-track of the robot.

Method and calibrating tool in flange coordinate system of robot

A method and an apparatus for calibrating a tool in a flange coordinate system of a robot are disclosed. The method includes: acquiring a rotation angle of each joint of a robot when a to-be-calibrated tool fasted on an end joint mounting portion of the robot moves to a central point of the to-be-calibrated tool and overlaps with a calibration reference point acquiring calibration information of a central point of a calibrated tool in a flange coordinate system of the robot and completing calibration of the central point of the to-be-calibrated tool in the flange coordinate system of the robot according to the calibration information of the central point of the calibrated tool and a rotation angle of the to-be calibrated tool..
Shenzhen A&e Smart Institute Co., Ltd.

Process for applying anti-gallant coating without masking

A method for applying anti-gallant coating to metal parts utilizes an ultrasonic sprayer driven by a precise manipulation device such as a robotic arm for high efficiency and precision. The method does not require masking adjacent or nearby metal parts, decreases time and money spent applying the anti-gallant coating, and is environmentally friendly..
United Technologies Corporation

End effector

An end effector for the packaging industry comprises has a frame, a bridge on top of the frame, a rack and pinion assembly, actuation rods, carrier assemblies, and vacuum ports. The rack and pinion assembly is configured to be operatively connected to a robot's rotatable shaft, and to the actuation rods.
Propack Processing And Packaging Systems, Inc.

Transfer device

A transfer device, in particular as a robot gripper, for picking up at least one product disposed on a base section of a product carrier and the product carrier from a conveying and/or processing device for the product and/or for the product carrier and for delivering the product together with the product carrier to a device, in particular a packaging machine, arranged downstream, is characterized in that the transfer device has a pivoting device for pivoting a cover section connected to the base section about a kink line extending between the cover section and the base section.. .
Weber Maschinenbau Gmbh Breidenbach

Connection piece, linear extension and retraction mechanism, and robot arm mechanism

An ejection section adapted to support a columnar body formed by joining together the first and second connection piece strings and; and a drive gear adapted to be meshed with the linear gears, wherein gear-end teeth located adjacent to each other across a junction between adjacent first connection piece string are provided in such a way as not to overlap each other when viewed along a center axis of the columnar body.. .

Linear extension and retraction mechanism, and robot arm mechanism

Rigidity of an arm is improved in a linear extension and retraction mechanism. The linear extension and retraction mechanism includes a first connection piece string consisted of a plurality of first connection pieces; a second connection piece string consisted of a plurality of second connection pieces; and an ejection section adapted to form a columnar body by joining the first connection piece string to the second connection piece string and support the columnar body, in which a foremost one of the plurality of second connection pieces is connected with a foremost one of the plurality of first connection pieces, the first and second connection piece strings are joined with each other to constrain bending, thereby a columnar body with a tubular shape being formed, and the columnar body is relaxed when the first and second connection piece strings are separated from each other.
Life Robotics Inc.

Sprung worm gripper for a robotic device

A robotic gripping device is provided. The device includes a finger having a worm gear coupled to its base end.
X Development Llc

Remote interaction with a robotic vehicle

A method of providing remote control of a robotic vehicle may include receiving an instruction directing setup of a connection for communication between a robotic vehicle and an electronic device configurable to interface with the robotic vehicle remotely, providing a pairing code to one of the robotic vehicle or the electronic device for display of the pairing code at the one of the robotic vehicle or the electronic device, receiving an indication of entry of the pairing code at the other of the robotic vehicle or the initiate pairing electronic device, establishing a communication link for operably coupling the robotic vehicle and the electronic device responsive to receipt of the indication, and enabling an operator to remotely interact with the robotic vehicle at the electronic device via the communication link.. .
Husqvarna Ab

Method and system of automatic shoe lacing

A method of automatic shoe lacing is proposed to include steps of: (a) capturing, by a camera system, at least two images of shoelace holes of a shoe from different positions relative to the shoe; (b) acquiring, by a computer device through conducting an analysis according to the at least two images of the shoe, coordinates of the shoelace holes relative to a robotic arm; and (c) the robotic arm lacing the shoe according to the coordinates acquired in step (b).. .
Solomon Technology Corp.

Fenceless industrial robot system

The present invention relates to an industrial robot system comprising a platform adapted to be positioned on a floor in a robot cell, an industrial robot positioned on the platform and including an articulated robot arm, a sensor system comprising two sensors, wherein each of the sensors is configured to detect motions within an angle of at least 90° in a horizontal plane, two arms attached to the platform and arranged to move the sensors in relation to the platform independent of the articulated robot arm between an extended position located a distance of a least 0.5 m from the platform and a retracted position. The sensors are arranged to detect motions of an object within at least one safety zone defined in relation to the sensors when the sensors are located in the extended position, and the robot system comprises a safety control unit configured to adjust the speed of the robot if a moving object is detected in the at least one safety zone..
Opiflex Automation Ab

System and a programming an industrial robot

A programming tool generator configured to generate a guiding tool for programming the specific robot cell based on the program code of the selected sequences of programming blocks for the workstations in the robot cell, wherein the guiding tool comprises program code for generating a second wizard having a second graphical user interface comprising a sequence of views including instructions for guiding a user to program the specific robot cell, and allowing the user to select one or more of the workstations in the specific robot cell, and to input parameters in response to the displayed instructions.. .

Systems, devices, articles, and methods for using trained robots

Robotic systems, methods of operation of robotic systems, and storage media including processor-executable instructions are disclosed herein. The system may include a robot, at least one processor in communication with the robot, and an operator interface in communication with the robot and the at least one processor.
Kindred Systems Inc.

Post-process tool

A post-process tool includes: a fixing bracket mounted in at least one robot; and a grinding assembly installed at one side of the fixing bracket, being moved in a longitudinal direction of the vehicle body, and configured to grind a lamination region. The grinding assembly includes a grinding bracket mounted at the one side of the fixing bracket, a grinding motor reciprocatably installed in the grinding bracket and moving in upward and downward directions; and a grinding wheel coupled to a drive shaft of the grinding motor..
Hyundai Motor Company

Method and device for quick and reliable tool changing in the process of friction stir welding

Method and device for quick and reliable tool changing in the process of friction stir welding, comprising the following features: a) a robot (1) with a robot pivoting head (2) and a friction welding head (3) with a welding shoe (13), wherein the robot (1) can select a friction welding head (2) from a tool magazine (4), b) a device for sensing the mechanical forces at the welding pin tip (14) of each welding shoe (13) of a friction welding head (2), wherein a sensor (16) is attached to the frustoconical part of the tool (11), wherein a sensor (21) is provided, and wherein furthermore a sensor (25) is provided in the flared pin receptacle (26) and a piezoelectric force-measuring sensor (24) is provided in the longitudinal axis of the pin shaft (27) for measuring the axial force acting on the welding pin tip, c) an rfdi code provided on the pin shaft (27) of each welding shoe (13) for identification, d) a changing skid (28) provided on each welding shoe (13).. .
Grenzebach Maschinenbau Gmbh

Remote catheter procedure system

A catheter procedure system including a bedside system and a remote workstation is provided. The bedside system includes a catheter including an expandable percutaneous intervention device, a robotic catheter system configured to move the catheter, and an inflation device configured to cause expansion of the expandable percutaneous intervention device.
Corindus, Inc.

Wearable sensing and actuator systems, and methods of use

Wearable sensors and cybernetic systems that allow one or more operators to interact and control operations of electronic, mechanical, robotic, or biomedical systems, and methods of use in gynecology, female sexual response and female sexual well-being.. .

Interactive guidance and manipulation detection arrangements for a surgical robotic system, and associated method

Dental implantation systems and methods are provided, including a system comprising a patient-interacting device having an instrument for preparing a site within a patient's mouth for a dental implant. A guiding device in communication with a fiducial marker engaged with the patient's mouth receives the patient-interacting device, and guides the instrument, relative to the fiducial marker, in conjunction with user manipulation of the patient-interacting device.
Neocis, Inc.

System for robot-assisted medical treatment

A system (1) and a method for robot-assisted medical treatment of a patient. The system comprises a manipulator (20), a medical visualization device (30), which is mounted on the manipulator (20) in order to be moved by said manipulator; and a medical instrument (40), which is provided with at least one marker (41) in order that the location of the medical instrument (40) can be detected.
Kuka Roboter Gmbh

Haptic feedback devices for surgical robot

A control system for a surgical robot is disclosed. The control system includes a controller, a sensor, a feedback device, a first socket, and a stand-alone input device.
Ethicon Llc

Robotically-controlled end effector

The present invention is directed to a surgical instrument with a robotics system, a memory device and an end effector having an elongate channel, knife position sensor(s) and a firing bar coupled to a knife. In response to drive motions initiated by the robotics system, the firing bar may translate within the elongate channel as the firing bar translates, the sensor(s) transmit a signal to the memory device.
Ethicon Llc

Plantlet holder and handling system

A plantlet holder (25) is formed of nutrient solution-absorbing, open celled, phenolic foam, with an upper handling portion (55), an insertion well (60) for a plantlet and a lower portion (56) adapted to laterally locate in a ring (30) in a work stand (24), the handling portion (55) adapted to be frictionally gripped for robotic or manual handling. Robotic handling apparatus includes a pair of plantlet holder gripper manipulator arms (40) adapted to engage the handling portion (55) for movement of a plantlet holder (25) between a material source portion, an operator work portion (14), and a material delivery portion.
Nuplant Pty. Ltd.

Control circuit board and robot control device

A control circuit board includes first and second elements on each surface of a board member. The first and the second elements respectively have first and third edge portions, which are opposite to each other and second and fourth edge portions which are opposite to each other.

Parallel elastic mechanism for robot-environment force interaction

A prismatic actuator for imparting a hopping motion to a supported load such as a leg of robot. The apparatus includes a direct drive motor, such as a voice coil, operable to provide translational motion.

Education system using virtual robots

An education system comprising a control device, a physical toy, and a virtual toy, wherein the physical toy is used to communicate with the control device, and the control device is used to created the virtual toy, the virtual toy and the control device are used for programming, the virtual toy is a counterpart of the physical toy, the virtual toy of the physical toy is integrated in virtual world.. .

Resistance welding fasteners, joining dissimilar materials and assessing joints made thereby

An apparatus and method for method for joining materials includes a rivet that may extend through a first sheet to be resistance welded to a second sheet. The head of the rivet has a cavity and vents allowing adhesive extruded from a pilot hole to be received in the cavity and vented in a direction parallel to the first sheet.

Automated extraction of semantic information to enhance incremental mapping modifications for robotic vehicles

Systems, methods and apparatus may be configured to implement automatic semantic classification of a detected object(s) disposed in a region of an environment external to an autonomous vehicle. The automatic semantic classification may include analyzing over a time period, patterns in a predicted behavior of the detected object(s) to infer a semantic classification of the detected object(s).

A system for implementing script operation in a preset embedded system

The invention discloses a system for implementing script operation in preset embedded system, applied to the intelligent robot. The system comprises: a virtual machine, for script explaining and script execution; a thread pool, which is applied to instance storage of the virtual machine associated with the script task; a management unit, which is applied to connecting the thread pool with the virtual machine; a global table, connected with the thread pool, which is applied to storing identifying information of the thread, corresponding to the script task interrupted due to dispatching the management unit; a matching unit, which is connecting the management unit with the global table.

Moving robot and control method thereof

A moving robot is provided. The moving robot includes a body, first and second driving wheels configured to move the body, first and second caster wheels installed movably, first and second sensors configured to respectively detect a rotation angle of the first caster wheel and a rotation angle of the second caster wheel with respect to a predetermined direction axis, and a controller configured to control driving of a driving wheel according to the rotation angles.

Moving robot and control method thereof

A lawn mowing robot for performing self-driving is provided. The lawn mowing robot includes a body forming an appearance of the lawn mowing robot, a driving wheel configured to move the body, a sensor configured to sense information associated with a posture of the lawn mowing robot, and a controller configured to perform a calibration of the sensor to control the driving wheel to move the body in a predetermined pattern in an operating area of the lawn mowing robot, for setting a parameter associated with the sensor..

A client device for data acquisition and pre-processing of process-related mass data from at least one cnc machine or industrial robot

The present invention relates to a client device and a system for data acquisition and pre-processing of process-related mass data from at least one cnc machine or an industrial robot and for transmitting said process-related data to at least one data recipient, e.g. A cloud-based server, the client device comprising at least one first data communication interface to at least one controller of the cnc machine or industrial robot, for continuously recording hard-realtime process-related data via at least one realtime data channel, and for recording non-realtime process-related data via at least one non-realtime data channel.

Systems and methods for implementing a pointer-guided tracking system and a pointer-guided mechanical movable device control system

A system and method are provided for facilitating hands free and precise movement, translation and repositioning of a movable mechanical apparatus, including an operating room lighting system, mounted to a mechanically-movable base component including, for example, an articulable or articulated robotic-type arm, according to user input pointing commands, including laser or other like pointing commands initiated by a user. The user provides hands free designation of a point of focus with a pointing device.

System and achieving fast and reliable time-to-contact estimation using vision and range sensor data for autonomous navigation

Described is a robotic system for detecting obstacles reliably with their ranges by a combination of two-dimensional and three-dimensional sensing. In operation, the system receives an image from a monocular video and range depth data from a range sensor of a scene proximate a mobile platform.

Ball arranging for ball bearing, and ball bearing manufactured by said ball arranging method

A plurality of balls inserted in the gap space between an outer ring raceway surface and an inner ring raceway surface are arranged at equally spaced intervals in a circumferential direction. The procedure of this ball arranging method for a ball bearing includes a ball holding step of holding any ball in the gap space by a ball holding mechanism provided at a tip of a robot arm and a ball moving step of moving the ball held by the ball holding mechanism along a pitch circle, and these steps are repeatedly performed for the plurality of balls based on a control program.

Flexible thin robotic actuators

Some embodiments of the disclosed subject matter includes a laminated robotic actuator. The laminated robotic actuator includes a strain-limiting layer comprising a flexible, non-extensible material in the form of a sheet or thin film, a flexible inflatable layer in the form of a thin film or sheet in facing relationship with the strain-limiting layer, wherein the inflatable layer is selectively adhered to the strain-limiting layer, and wherein a portion of an un-adhered region between the strain-limiting layer and the inflatable layer defines a pressurizable channel, and at least one fluid inlet in fluid communication with the pressurizable channel.

Sewing system

According to the sewing system of the present embodiment, the sewing machine and the robot arm are fixedly supported at the fixed positions by the base. Therefore, when a target position of the robot arm for the sewing operation is set once, a relative positional relation between the robot arm and the sewing machine is kept by the base even though the sewing system is entirely moved.

Item retrieval using a robotic drive unit

Disclosed are various embodiments that may facilitate retrieval of items from a storage location. A robotic drive unit transports a receptacle to be proximate to a target storage unit that comprises an item.

Order fulfillment system

An order fulfillment system is disclosed including a multi-level tote storage structure, one or more autonomous mobile robots configured to pick, transport and place one or more tote; one or more workstations configured to accommodate a picker that transports one or more eaches from a tote on one of the autonomous mobile robots to a “put” location, wherein the autonomous mobile robots are configured to move from level to level in the order fulfillment apparatus.. .

Modular base for forming installations and storage by means of stacking and movement of cases

Of the type capable of being combined side by side with other similar units and compose an installation for storage, movement and dispatching of several volumes which can be packaged in boxes which are stacked on each module, each base comprising a structural module (1) with three functional sections that constitute real pavements, one lower (2) referred as ground floor, one intermediate defined as first floor (3) and one upper defined as support level (4), the latter has support locks (5) for the stacked boxes (6); each one of the two pavements (2and 3) are equally provide with four rails segments (7) and (8), on which work at least one movement robot (10) and one lifting robot (9); all this set is combined with other equal units fitted on all or any of its four sides, this combination also coincides with the alignment between all the rails (7) and (8) by configuring paths in the four directions of each structural module and which constitutes routes for the robots (9 and 10); said robots combine to remove the boxes (6) from each stack to place it on another base or to send it in anywhere point of the perimeter of the installation for dispatch.. .

Solar panel field array support system and construction use

A combined pv panel assembly jig and forklift transport pallet is used to assemble pv panels for transport to a field array from a protected manufacturing environment. The panels are assembled to have adhesively applied rails for transport by a robotic drone on a ground-support rack and are pre-wired.

Climbing robot vehicle

A climbing robot vehicle comprises a vehicle (2) and the front and rear ends of the vehicle body are provided with wheels (3). The end of the vehicle body facing towards the wall is fixedly connected to a sucking mechanism.

Selective laser-assisted transfer of discrete components

Electronic components are often assembled using robotic equipment, such as pick-and-place machines, that is not optimized for components such as ultra-thin semiconductor bare dice. Selective laser-assisted die transfer is described based on the unique blistering behavior of a multilayer dynamic release layer when irradiated by low energy focused laser pulse(s) in which the blister creates translation of the article being placed.

Joint structure for robot

Provided is a joint structure for a robot which can prevent leakage of a lubricant which is charged to the interior of the joint structure while improving a drip-proof property. The joint structure for the robot includes: a first arm which is hollow; a second arm which is rotatably mounted to the first arm; a power transmission mechanism which is provided adjacent to the outside of the first arm, the power transmission mechanism including a gear and an inner space which houses the gear and is charged with a lubricant; a booster section which increases a pressure in an interior of the first arm to be higher than an outside pressure; and a one-way communication section which allows the interior of the first arm and the inner space to communicate with each other and a gas in the interior of the first arm to flow into the inner space, while preventing the lubricant in the inner space from flowing out to the interior of the first arm..

Vibration measurement moving part, vibration measurement robot, and control device

A vibration measurement method for a moving part is a vibration measurement method in which vibration of a moving part is measured using a first inertial sensor. The method includes: performing measurement by the first inertial sensor in a state where the moving part is resonating, driven by a drive unit which drives the moving part; and finding a magnitude of vibration of the moving part, based on an output from the first inertial sensor.

Robot and robot system

A robot includes an arm, and a force detector that is disposed on the arm and detects a force, in which a first object is held from both of a gravity direction and a direction opposite to the gravity direction, and the first object is inserted into an insertion portion provided in a second object.. .

Device for robot, robot control device, and robot system

A device for a robot is disclosed. In the device for a robot, a first signal is transmitted from a robot control device to the robot, a second signal is transmitted from the robot control device to the device for a robot, and a third signal is transmitted from the robot control device to the device for a robot, the third signal being transmitted from the robot control device in a case where there is a communication error between the robot control device and the device for a robot so that the device for a robot is restarted via a reset circuit..

Programming a robot arm

A programming method for a robot arm includes setting and saving operational configurations of the robot arm, establishing an operation process of the robot arm, selecting the operational position icon for applying to the operation sub-process, displaying a selected operational position icon and an operational configuration sub-icon, modifying an operational configuration displayed on the operational configuration sub-icon for facilitating to execute a programming process of the robot arm.. .

Method and device for robotic direct lead-through teaching

A device for robotic direct lead-through teaching includes a robot, a replacing member and a lead-through teaching member. The robot has an operation member coupled with the replacing member.

Apparatus and methods for providing a reconfigurable robotic platform

A method and system for a reconfigurable robotic platform through a plurality of interchangeable service modules and adapted to engage in both autonomous and interactive maintenance and monitoring of a service area, the robotic platform configured to perform a wide variety of tasks utilizing the plurality of interchangeable service modules, and navigating through the service area utilizing a plurality of sensors and guided through a stored service plan for the service area.. .

Industrial robot

An industrial robot may include a main body; a hand; and an arm having a top end side and a root end side, the top end side being rotatably connected to the hand and the root end side being rotatably connected to the main body. The arm may include a first part having a top end side and a root end side; and a second arm part having a top end side.

Robotic bin management system and method

One embodiment is directed to a personal robotic system, comprising: an electromechanical mobile base defining a cross-sectional envelope when viewed in a plane substantially parallel to a plane of a floor upon which the mobile base is operated; a torso assembly movably coupled to the mobile base; a head assembly movably coupled to the torso; a releasable bin-capturing assembly movably coupled to the torso; and a controller operatively coupled to the mobile base, torso assembly, head assembly, and bin-capturing assembly, and configured to capture a bin with the bin-capturing assembly and move the torso assembly relative to the mobile base so that the captured bin fits as closely as possible within the cross-sectional envelope of the mobile base.. .

Robot control apparatus which displays operation program including state of additional axis

A robot control apparatus controls a robot having six drive axes and a drive axis as an additional axis. The control apparatus includes a display control part which controls a display of a display part.

Machining system

A machining system includes a robot arm for changing a workpiece or inspecting a machined workpiece, and a probe that is attached to a distal end portion of the robot arm via a force sensor, where the robot arm is controlled such that the probe is arranged at a predetermined measurement position in contact with a side surface of a tool holder, where detection values of the force sensor are obtained over a predetermined period of time in a state where a main spindle is performing rotation operation, where an attached state of the tool holder is determined based on the detection values obtained over the predetermined period of time.. .

Dynamic coating thickness measurement and control

In certain embodiments, a system comprises a robot, a spray gun coupled to the robot and operable to spray a first predefined number of passes of a material onto a substrate at a first flow rate, and a measurement device operable to measure one or more properties of the material sprayed onto the substrate while the material is wet. The system further comprises an analyzer operable to determine a thickness of the wet material based on the one or more measured properties and calculate a second flow rate required to achieve a cured thickness of the material within a second predefined number of passes.

Walking training apparatus and state determination method

A walking training apparatus 1 includes a leg robot 2 attached to a leg of a walking trainee, a motor 261 configured to rotationally drive a knee joint 22 of the leg robot 2, a control unit 332 configured to control the motor 261 so that the motor 261 rotationally drives the knee joint 22 in a leg-idling period in a gait motion of the walking trainee, a motor torque detection unit 262 configured to detect a motor torque, the motor torque being a torque generated by the motor 261, and a determination unit 333 configured to determine whether or not the walking trainee is in a spasticity state or a rigidity state by using a value of the motor torque detected in the leg-idling period by the motor torque detection unit 262.. .

Compact height torque sensing articulation axis assembly

A compact height torque sensing articulation axis assembly is disclosed herein having a torque sensor, an assembly mounting flange, a motor, a motor gearbox, a gearbox output shaft, an encoder, and a cable. The assembly may sense tension on robotic catheter pullwires in an articulating catheter and/or torque on a robotic output axis using the torque sensor.

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

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

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

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

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

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

System and surgical tool insertion using multiaxis force and moment feedback

Devices, systems, and methods for detecting unexpected movement of a surgical instrument during a robot-assisted surgical procedure are provided. The surgical robot system may be configured to measure forces and torques experienced by the surgical instrument during the surgical procedure and determine if the forces and torques are within an acceptable range.

Methods and system for performing 3-d tool tracking by fusion of sensor and/or camera derived data during minimally invasive robotic surgery

Methods and system perform tool tracking during minimally invasive robotic surgery. Tool states are determined using triangulation techniques or a bayesian filter from either or both non-endoscopically derived and endoscopically derived tool state information, or from either or both non-visually derived and visually derived tool state information.

Robotically-controlled surgical stapling devices that produce formed staples having different lengths

A surgical stapling device that comprises an end effector that is configured to receive various control motions from a robotic system.. .

Robotically-controlled shaft based rotary drive systems for surgical instruments

A surgical instrument including an end effector that has a selectively reciprocatable implement movably supported therein. The implement is selectively advanceable in a distal direction upon application of a rotary actuation motion thereto and retractable in a proximal direction upon application of a rotary retraction motion thereto.

Robotically-controlled end effector

The present invention is directed to a surgical instrument with a robotics system, a memory device and an end effector having an elongate channel, knife position sensor(s) and a firing bar coupled to a knife. In response to drive motions initiated by the robotics system, the firing bar may translate within the elongate channel.

Articulate and swapable endoscope for a surgical robot

The present invention is directed to an articulate minimally invasive surgical endoscope with a flexible wrist having at least one degree of freedom. When used with a surgical robot having a plurality of robot arms, the endoscope can be used with any of the plurality of arms thereby allowing the use a universal arm design.

Apparatus and processing containing devices for animals

Apparatus for processing containing devices reciprocally connected components, a reception station, and a washing station, and configured to wash the components. The washing station includes a first washer to wash at least one component the components and a second washer machine to wash at least one other component.

System and dynamic deployable wireless services

A system and method for intelligently and dynamically deploying a plurality of mobile robotic machines capable of carrying out a complex series of actions automatically to propagate wireless network connectivity comprising, at least, a mechanical framework, sensors, actuators, communications capability, an energy source, a propulsion means, a control mechanism, and a payload. The payload may comprise electronic or mechanical communication equipment to propagate services such as wireless networking services, in for example, a first responder or emergency environment, or electronic and mechanical jamming services in a military or anti-terrorism environment..

System, call screening

Techniques, systems, apparatuses and methods to better interdict or screen calls without disturbing the callee. The phone user can implement a warning for unwanted human, i.e., live person callers, and a challenge or barrier for unwanted automated or robocalling, particularly the usage of a required response to a question.

Optical fiber network for transmitting signals in a robot

In an optical fiber network for transmitting optical signals in a robot having three or more joints connecting a plurality of links in series such that the links include two end links located at either end and intermediate links provided between the two end links, and the links connected by the joints are moveable relative to each other, a plurality of optical transceiver modules are provided on the links such that at least one optical transceiver module is provided on each link; and a plurality of optical fiber cables connect the optical transceiver modules in a ring; wherein at least one end of each optical fiber cable connecting the optical transceiver modules provided on different links is connected to one of the optical transceiver modules provided on the intermediate links.. .
Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

Panoramic 360 degree camera system for law enforcement

A system for law enforcement recording that includes: a robotic camera; a position transmitter on the robotic camera; and at least one receiver, where the at least one receiver is adapted to be worn by a user. The robotic camera captures panoramic views surrounding the at least one receiver.

A method and an dispensing drugs and/or vitamins into dispensing units

“the invention relates to a method for dispensing drugs and/or vitamins to dispensing units, in which method one or more dispensing units are placed onto a drug dispensing tray. In the method according to the invention, the drugs and/or vitamins are dispensed into the dispensing units by a robot having an arm or a corresponding movable means, whose tip is equipped with a dispensing device for feeding drugs and/or vitamins in relation to it, the robot moving the dispensing device in relation to the drug dispensing tray for dispensing drugs into the dispensing units.
Newicon Oy

Heterogeneous fleet of robots for collaborative object processing

Example systems and methods may provide for a heterogeneous fleet of robotic devices for collaborative object processing in an environment, such as a warehouse. An example system includes a plurality of mobile robotic devices configured to transport one or more objects within an environment, a fixed robotic manipulator positioned within the environment that is configured to manipulate one or more objects within an area of reach of the fixed robotic manipulator, and a control system.
X Development Llc

Using laser sensors to augment stereo sensor readings for robotic devices

An example system includes one or more laser sensors on a robotic device, where the one or more laser sensors are configured to produce laser sensor data indicative of a first area within a first distance in front of the robotic device. The system further includes one or more stereo sensors on the robotic device, where the stereo sensors on the robotic device are configured to produce stereo sensor data indicative of a second area past a second distance in front of the robotic device.
X Development Llc

Autonomous coordination of resources amongst robots

A synchronization primitive provides robots with locks, monitors, semaphores, or other mechanisms for reserving temporary access to a shared limited set of resources required by the robots in performing different tasks. Through non-conflicting establishment of the synchronization primitives across the set of resources, robots can prioritize the order with which assigned tasks are completed and minimize wait times for resources needed to complete each of the assigned tasks, thereby maximizing the number of tasks simultaneously executed by the robots and optimizing task completion.
Invia Robotics, Inc.

Probe structure

In various embodiments, a probe structure is provided. In some embodiments, the probe structure includes a probe body.
Neural Analytics, Inc.

Encoder and robot

An encoder includes an optical scale that is so provided as to be pivotable around a pivotal axis and includes a polarizing portion having a polarization characteristic, a light outputting portion that outputs linearly polarized light toward the polarizing portion, and a light detecting portion that detects the linearly polarized light from the optical scale. The light outputting portion includes a vertical cavity surface emitting laser, and light emitted from the vertical cavity surface emitting laser spreads at an angle greater than or equal to 5° but smaller than or equal to 20°..
Seiko Epson Corporation

Methods for an autonomous robotic manufacturing network

A computer-implemented method for operating a robotic manufacturing network, comprising: (a) providing a communications network; (b) providing a plurality of computer processor nodes for processing data wherein said computer processor nodes are participants on said communication network; (c) providing a plurality of manufacturing facilities; (d) providing a plurality of transport agents connecting said manufacturing facilities; (e) providing a plurality of actors selected from the group consisting of said manufacturing facilities and said transport agents wherein said actors are participants in said robotic manufacturing network and communicate on said communications network; (f) providing a robotic capability model as manufacturing supply chain planning service whereby autonomous manufacturing supply chain functionality is created that transforms product specifications into optimized manufacturing production plans thereby permitting products to be made by a population of networked manufacturing agents.. .

Perception-based robotic manipulation automated truck unloader that unloads/unpacks product from trailers and containers

An automated truck unloader (10) for unloading/unpacking product, such as boxes or cases, from trailers and containers is disclosed. In one embodiment, a mobile base structure provides a support framework for a drive subassembly, conveyance subassembly, an industrial robot (56), a distance measurement subassembly, and a control subassembly (62).
Wynright Corporation

Method and tool for palletizing mixed load products

The problem of the lag time in picking and dropping mixed load products during a palletization process is solved by using a tool having i) a gripping member that can be partially closed in a first fast movement while it is moved by a robot towards a product and then closed onto the product in a second shorter movement and ii) a product abutting plate that is movable in unison with the tool in opposite direction thereof as the tool is moved by a robot towards and away the mixed load pallet.. .
Symbotic Canada, Ulc

Article supply apparatus

An article supply apparatus includes an inclined passage which inclines downwardly toward a predetermined direction, a vibration imparting device which vibrates the inclined passage, an article feeding device which feeds a plurality of articles to the upper end side of the inclined passage, a visual sensor which captures images of the articles on the inclined passage and which obtains information for identification of at least a position of each of the articles on the inclined passage, and a robot arm which picks up the articles one by one from the inclined passage by using the information obtained by the visual sensor and which supplies the picked-up articles to a predetermined supply destination.. .
Fanuc Corporation

Manual work station and control unit for controlling the sequencing of a manual work station

A manual work station, in particular a manual work station for manufacturing and/or a manual work station for packaging, comprising a work area accessible to a worker, the manual work station having at least one robotic arm, the manual work station having a safety device, which is designed in such a way that the robotic arm cooperates in a contact-free manner with the worker in the work area. The invention furthermore relates to a control unit for controlling the sequencing of a manual work station..
Robert Bosch Gmbh

End effector, industrial robot, and operation method thereof

An end effector has an end effector base portion connected to a robot arm, and an elastic component holding unit provided to the end effector base portion so as to hold an elastic component. The elastic component holding unit has a plurality of elastic component gripping members which releasably grip the elastic component, and a biasing unit for repulsively biasing each distal end portion of the plurality of elastic component gripping members from a releasing position for releasing the elastic component toward a gripping position for gripping the elastic component.
Kawasaki Jukogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

Semi-autonomous multi-use robot system and operation

A semi-autonomous robot system (10) that includes scanning and scanned data manipulation that is utilized for controlling remote operation of a robot system within an operating environment.. .
Battelle Memorial Institute

Facilitating device control

Systems, devices, articles, and methods are illustrated and described herein. A method of operation in a robotic system including a processor, a first device, and a second device involves receiving, by the processor, a training set including a first plurality of positions in a first configuration space that represents physical configurations of the first device, a second plurality of positions in a second configuration space that represents physical configurations of the second device, and information that represents pairs of positions.
Kindred Systems Inc.

Map localizing with partially obstructed ranging devices for autonomous robots and vehicles

A method for localizing robots and other objects when ranging devices are partially obstructed. The method includes retrieving a digital map of the space and then identifying potential locations for the object in the space.
Disney Enterprises, Inc.

Robotic torso sensing system and method

A robotic torso sensing system and method includes: a robotic torso comprising a mobile torso, the robotic torso further comprising a fixed torso; a motor configured to move the mobile torso; a torso encoder configured to provide information to the motor; a master controller operably connected to the motor, the master controller configured to control the motor, the master controller operably connected to the torso encoder, the master controller further configured to control the mobile torso; and a sensor configured to measure a position of the mobile torso, the sensor further configured to transmit the measurement to the master controller.. .
Fetch Robotics, Inc.

Systems and methods for performing occlusion detection

The present invention provides a mobile robot configured to navigate an operating environment, that includes a machine vision system comprising a camera that captures images of the operating environment using a machine vision system; detects the presence of an occlusion obstructing a portion of the field of view of a camera based on the captured images, and generate a notification when an occlusion obstructing the portion of the field of view of the camera is detected, and maintain occlusion detection data describing occluded and unobstructed portions of images being used by the slam application.. .
Irobot Corporation

Robot screw-fastening device and screw-fastening robot system

A robot screw-fastening device includes a nut runner that is attached to a distal end of an arm of a robot to fasten screws one by one. A screw magazine accommodates a plurality of screws to be fed to the nut runner.
Fanuc Corporation

Microbot pigging system and method

A method for cleaning the interior of a pipe using a plurality of microbots, where each microbots has a propulsion device and a programmable computer processor operatively associated with the propulsion device, and each of said processors is programmed to instruct its associated propulsion device to operate in cooperation with one or more of the other microbot propulsion devices of said plurality of microbots to form a pig in the pipe having a mutable shape that dynamically and substantially conforms to the interior contours of the pipe.. .

Stimulation probe for robotic and laparoscopic surgery

A stimulation probe includes a proximal end connector and a flexible wire coupled to the end connector. A handle is coupled to the wire and a needle extends from the handle and terminates at a conductive tip..
Medtronic Xomed, Inc.

Surgical robotic arm support systems and methods of use

A surgical robotic arm support system includes a rail and one or more mounting members configured to be coupled to the rail at a selected one of a plurality of discrete robotic arm mounting positions. Each mounting member is configured to support a surgical robotic arm.
Covidien Lp

System for catheter manipulation

Embodiments relate to systems and methods for catheter manipulation. In particular, systems as described herein can be used to drive a catheter while maintaining control along three degrees of freedom.

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 providing an auxiliary view including range of motion limitations for articulatable instruments extending out of a distal end of an entry guide

A medical robotic system includes an entry guide with surgical tools and a camera extending out of its distal end. To supplement the view provided by an image captured by the camera, an auxiliary view including articulatable arms of the surgical tools and/or camera is generated from sensed or otherwise determined information about their positions and orientations are displayed along with indications of range of motion limitations on a display screen from the perspective of a specified viewing point..
Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.

Origami robots, systems, and methods of treatment

Origami robots, and associated systems, methods of treatment, and methods of manufacture are provided. A system includes an origami robot encapsulated for ingestion by a patient, such as in a biocompatible material that is dissolvable or meltable within the gastrointestinal tract.
Children's Medical Center Corporation

Gait analysis medical assistance robot

This disclosure describes, according to some implementations, a system and method for capturing sensor data for gait analysis of a subject using a robot. In an example method, a robot unit receives an instruction to monitor a gait of a subject; initializes a monitoring approach in response to receiving the instructions to begin monitoring the gait of the subject; collecting sensor data capturing movement of the subject along the pathway portion; and generating gait data for gait analysis based on the sensor data.
Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

Automatic cleaning system and operation method thereof

An automatic cleaning system and an operation method thereof are provided. The automatic cleaning system includes a monitor sensor, a clean robot and a controller.
Qnap Systems, Inc.

Robotic vehicle with automatic camera calibration capability

A method for employing sensors of a robotic vehicle may include capturing a current image of a reference marker via a camera disposed on a robotic vehicle and comparing at least one property of the reference marker in the current image to a corresponding known 5 property. The method may further include determining a current lighting condition classification based on a result of the comparing, and making at least one adjustment to a sensor of a sensor network of the robotic vehicle based on the current lighting condition classification..
Husqvarna Ab

Component mounting system and component mounting method

A component mounting system comprising a feeder stocking area in which feeders to be exchanged with feeders for which exchanging is necessary from among multiple feeders which are set in the feeder setting area of each of the component mounting machines are caused to wait; and an exchanging robot which removes the feeders for which exchanging is necessary from the feeder setting area of each of the component mounting machines, removes the feeders to be exchanged with the feeders for which exchanging is necessary from among the multiple feeders which wait in the feeder stocking area, and sets the feeders in the feeder setting area of the component mounting machine.. .





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