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Robotic instructor and demonstrator to train humans as automation specialists
Methods and systems for training a broad population of learners in the field of robotics and automation technology based on physical interactions with a robotic training system are described herein. Specifically, a robotic instructor provides audio-visual instruction and physically interacts with human learners to effectively teach robotics and automation concepts and evaluate learner understanding of those concepts.

Item replenishment
According to an example of the present disclosure, a system is disclosed. The system comprises at least one sensing unit and a robotics engine in communication with the at least one sensing unit.

Hierarchical robotic controller apparatus and methods
A robot may be trained by a user guiding the robot along target trajectory using a control signal. A robot may comprise an adaptive controller.

Jig design assisting device and robot simulation device
A jig design assisting device and a robot simulation device that can create a rough virtual model of a jig through a simple operation and assist a designer. The assisting device includes: a display section; a storage section that stores three-dimensional models of a workpiece and a jig; a workpiece designating section that designates the type of the workpiece; a workpiece locating section that automatically locates the designated workpiece in a three-dimensional space; a block selecting section that selects the type and location method of the positioning block; a clamper selecting section that selects the type of the clamper; a model part designating section that designates a part of the workpiece model; a jig locating section that locates the positioning block or the clamper within a three-dimensional space; and an adjusting section that automatically adjusts the dimension or shape of the three-dimensional model of the positioning block or the clamper..

Service providing system and request receiving robot
A service providing system includes a request receiving robot and a service providing robot. The request receiving robot includes a floating unit configured to float in air, a recognition unit configured to recognize a service providing request by a user, and a transmitter configured to transmit the recognized service providing request.

Autonomous mobile robot, and method and program for controlling the same
An autonomous mobile robot includes a target acquisition unit which acquires a target by using an image obtained by an imaging unit whose field of view is able to be changed, a target movement prediction unit which predicts the destination of the target by using the image of the target, an obstacle movement prediction unit which predicts the destination of an obstacle by using an image of the obstacle, an occlusion determination unit which determines whether or not the target is occluded by the obstacle from result of the prediction by the target movement prediction unit and result of the prediction by the obstacle movement prediction unit, and a target tracking unit which changes the field of view of the imaging unit so that the area of the target coming into the field of view increases in the case where it is determined that at least a part of the target is occluded by the obstacle.. .

Package management system for robotic vehicles
Described embodiments include a system, method, and apparatus. A system includes package management system for operating a robotic vehicle configured to transport consumer items selected by a human shopper from a consumer shopping environment and placed in the robotic vehicle.

Servo control system and robot
The present invention provides a servo control system and a robot. The servo control system is applied to a servo, and includes a main control module including an angle information receiving terminal and a detection control terminal; and an angle collection module including a magnet and a magnetic encoding chip spaced apart from the magnet by a certain distance.

Test system and method

Presented embodiments facilitate efficient and effective access to a device under test. In one embodiment, a test system comprises: a primitive configured to control testing of a device under test (dut) and a device interface board (dib).

Robotic device with machine vision and natural language interface for automating a laboratory workbench

The invention comprises a robotic device that automates certain functions of the laboratory workbench, such as drawing liquid from one or more reservoirs, depositing the liquid in one or more wells, discarding a used pipette tip, and adding on a new pipette tip. The device is equipped with cameras and a machine vision module which enable it to identify and categorize all objects on a workbench and to determine if a foreign or unknown object has entered the workbench during operation and to issue an alert.

Carton unloader with self-aligning interface

A self-aligning interface (6300) is attached to a robotic carton unloader (6100) and provides an interface between an extendable conveyor (6200) and the robotic carton unloader (6100). The self-aligning interface (6300) can include a positional measurement device (6320, 6320b, 6320c) mounted on the robotic carton unloader (6100) and operatively engaged with the extendable conveyor (6200) to provide positional information about the location of the extendable nose conveyor (6220) relative to the positional measurement device (6320, 6320b, 6320c).

Label printer applicator system

A printer system is disclosed comprising: a first print and apply device configured to print or encode a label and apply one or more label to one or more packages, wherein the device has a printer/encoder portion and an applicator portion; a first motor to move the print and apply device in an x-direction; a second motor to move the print and apply device in a y-direction; third motor to move the print and apply device in a z-direction; a second print and apply device configured to print or encode a second label and apply the one or more label to the one or more package, wherein the device has a printer/encoder portion and an applicator portion; a first motor to move the print and apply device in an x-direction; a second motor to move the print and apply device in a y-direction; a third motor to move the print and apply device in a z-direction; a switching device that delivers the one or more packages to the first or second print and apply device on request; a controller coupled to the printer system and having a single interface configured to receive a single data stream comprising label data and positioning data from a single data stream; and a command parser configured to receive the single data stream and parse label data to the printer/encoder portion and positioning data to the applicator portion, in one embodiment, the switching device is a robotic arm. In one embodiment, the switching device is a conveyor belt system.

Unmanned aerial robotic vehicle with mounting mechanism

An unmanned aerial robotic vehicle (uarv) that can fly to an object such as a palm tree, hover in place adjacent to the object, mount itself securely and releasably to a mounting location on the object using a mounting mechanism, and which uses an incorporated utility system for performing one or more utilitarian functions, such as use of a cutting tool to trim palm tree branches and foliage.. .

Buffer material, buffer material for coating robot, robot with buffer material, and coating robot with buffer material

A buffer material including a skinned polyurethane foam including a foam layer and a skin layer formed on the surface of the foam layer, wherein the skinned polyurethane foam essentially contains no silicone compound, the foam layer is polyurethane foam, the skin layer is a polyurethane resin layer produced by reaction of a skin-isocyanate component containing an aliphatic and/or an alicyclic polyisocyanate with a skin-active hydrogen group-containing component, the skin layer has a storage modulus at 23° c. (e′coat) of 1×107 pa or more and 3×108 pa or less, the foam layer has a storage modulus at 23° c.

Systems and methods for tool-less manufacturing of thermoplastic parts

A system for manufacturing a thermoplastic object may include a robotic arm configured to dispense thermoplastic material, a support apparatus, a computing device and an imaging system. The imaging system may scan thermoplastic material dispensed by the first robotic arm and create a three-dimensional scan model.

Joint for an industrial robot

A joint for transmitting movements between articulated elements of a parallel kinematics robot has at least two degrees of freedom and includes: a first housing, a second housing arranged rotatable in relation to the first housing about a first axis, and a shaft arranged rotatable in relation to the second housing about a second axis which coincides with a longitudinal axis of the shaft. The shaft is arranged rotatable in relation to the second housing by at least a first angular contact bearing.

End effector, hand device and robot equipped with the same

A hand section 40 includes a hand base section 40a attached to a link section, a first finger section 40b provided to extend in a direction non-parallel with a direction toward a tip end portion from a base end portion of the hand base section 40a, from the tip end portion of the hand base section 40a, and a camera 40f provided at a side surface of the hand base section 40a, and capable of imaging a sideward of the hand base section 40a.. .

Joint structure, hand device, robot arm and robot

A second finger 40c of a hand part 40 includes a first link member 40c1 and a second link member 40c2 that are integrally rotatable with respect to a hand base 40a, a spring 40c3, and a second finger side engagement part 40c4. The spring 40c3 biases the second link member 40c2 so that a position of the second link member 40c2 with respect to the first link member 40c1 is maintained.

Robotic gripper for autonomous rendezvous and capture of satellites

A robotic gripper for rigidly grasping a section of a marman ring of a satellite, the robotic gripper having an outboard jaw which interfaces to an outer diameter side of the marman ring, a inboard jaw which interfaces to an inner diameter side of the marman ring, and a palm which interfaces to a separation surface of the marman ring. The jaws, when grasping the section of the marman ring, execute a two-stage motion comprising a first movement toward the opposing jaw in a direction parallel to the palm, and a second movement of drawing the marman ring down against the palm or other suitable surface in order to fully rigidize the grasp..

Manipulator system

A manipulator system configured to perform a work to a workpiece being moved by a moving device, includes a robotic arm, having one or more joints and to which a tool configured to perform the work to the workpiece is attached, an operating device configured to operate the robotic arm, a first imaging means configured to image the workpiece, while following the movement of the workpiece, a second imaging means fixedly provided in a work area to image a situation of the work to the workpiece, a displaying means configured to display an image imaged by the first imaging means and an image imaged by the second imaging means, and a control device configured to control the operation of the robotic arm based on an operating instruction of the operating device, while detecting a moving amount of the workpiece being moved by the moving device and carrying out a tracking control of the robotic arm according to the moving amount of the workpiece.. .

Apparatus, robot, method and recording medium having program recorded thereon

An apparatus, robot, method and recording medium is provided, wherein when it is determined that a speech of an adult includes a warning word, whether the adult is angry or scolding is determined based on a physical feature value of the speech of the adult. When it is determined that the adult is angry, at least any of the following processes is performed: (a) a process of causing a loudspeaker to output a first sound, (b) a process of causing an apparatus to perform a first operation, and (c) a process of causing a display to perform a first display..

Continuum robots

A continuum robot comprising: a first segment defining a first end and a second end, the first segment including a first actuator coupled to the second end and configured to control movement of the second end relative to the first end; and a first elastic strain sensor coupled to the first segment and positioned between the first end and the second end, the first elastic strain sensor being configured to provide a first output signal associated with the movement of the second end relative to the first end.. .

Position and posture adjustment method

An objective is to provide a position and posture adjustment method capable of promptly adjusting the position and the posture of a robot with respect to a workpiece while making variations caused by the operator small. The position and posture adjustment method includes provisional teaching step s1, marker installation step s2 of installing a marker having a head cut conical shape in the workpiece, an initial movement step s3 of moving an arm distal end portion such that the irradiated positions of three laser displacement gauges are arranged within the end surface of the marker, posture modification step s4 of moving the arm distal end portion such that the measured values of the three laser displacement gauges become close to one another, approach step s5 of bringing the arm distal end portion close to the marker along the z axis, alignment step s6 of causing an axis of the arm distal end portion and a marker axis to coincide with each other by moving the arm distal end portion parallel along a plane perpendicular to the z axis such that the measured values of the three laser displacement gauges become close to one another, and positioning step s7 of adjusting the position of the arm distal end portion by moving the arm distal end portion along the z axis..

Documentation through a remote presence robot

A robotic system that is used in a tele-presence session. For example, the system can be used by medical personnel to examine, diagnose and prescribe medical treatment in the session.

Robot system and robot control method

A robot system including: a robot and a controller, the controller is configured to conduct: a region generating process that generates a robot inclusion region which includes the robot and the like and whose area increases as a speed of the robot increases, an entry prohibited region near the robot, and a speed limit region along the robot side edge of the entry prohibited region; an entry detecting process that detects whether or not the generated robot inclusion region enters the entry prohibited region or the speed limit region; a speed limiting process that reduces operating speed of the robot if the robot inclusion region enters the speed limit region; and a power cutoff unit that immediately stops the robot if the robot inclusion region enters the entry prohibited region.. .

Mobile robot and tracking mobile robot

A mobile robot includes a mobile robot body, a drawing unit provided at the mobile robot body and including a marker configured to draw a travel locus of the mobile robot on a travel plane, and a detector provided at the mobile robot body and configured to detect the travel locus drawn by the drawing unit. The mobile robot travels along the travel locus detected by the detector..

Robot

A plurality of arm mechanisms coupling a base and a bracket, each arm including an arm whose proximal end portion is swingably coupled to the base, parallel pair of links, the pair of links being disposed such that a proximal-end-side link sandwiched portion of the arm is rotatably sandwiched between proximal end portions of the respective links; a distal-end-side link sandwiched portion of the bracket is rotatably sandwiched between distal end portions of the respective links; a link dislocation detection unit mounted to the pair of links; and a controller configured to control an operation of the arm. The link dislocation detection unit includes a detector mounted to a middle portion of one of the pair of links, the detector detecting the middle portion of one of the pair of links and a middle portion of the other pair of links spaced apart by more than a predetermined distance..

Systems and methods for robotic assistance with retail location monitoring

Embodiments relate to systems and methods for managing an autonomous robot in a retail environment. A system for managing an autonomous robot in a retail environment generally includes an external vendor robot task request system, a retailer robot task scheduling system, and an autonomous robot located in the retail environment.

Robot for controlling learning in view of operation in production line, and controlling the same

A control device includes a learning control part in which a difference is calculated between a target position and an actual position of a portion detected based on a sensor, and an operation-speed change rate is increased or reduced several times within a maximum value of the operation-speed change rate set for increasing or reducing the operation speed of a robot mechanism unit and within allowance conditions of vibrations occurring at the portion to be controlled; meanwhile, learning is repeated to calculate an updated compensation amount based on the difference and a previous compensation amount previously calculated for suppressing vibrations at each operation-speed change rate, and a convergent compensation amount and a convergent operation-speed change rate are stored after convergence of the compensation amount and the operation-speed change rate.. .

Robot system, measurement data processing device and measurement data processing picking out workpiece using measurement data corrected by means of machine learning

A robot system includes a robot including a hand for holding a workpiece; a sensor for measuring a work area in which the workpiece exists to obtain a three-dimensional shape in the work area as measurement data; a measurement data processing device including a model data storage unit, a measurement data correction unit, a position and orientation calculation unit; and a robot control unit for control the robot based on an output from the position and orientation calculation unit, wherein the measurement data correction unit in a learning stage, creates teacher data by arranging the model data in the position and the orientation calculated by the position and orientation calculation unit and adjusts a parameter for correcting the measurement data based on the measurement data and the teacher data, and in a picking stage, outputs corrected measurement data obtained by correcting the measurement data using the adjusted parameter.. .

Servo control system and robot

The present invention discloses a servo control system and a robot. The servo control system is applied to a servo and includes a main control module and a communication module including a first communication port, a second communication port, a third communication port, a fourth communication port, a voltage balancing circuit and a balance voltage output terminal.

Servo control system and robot

The present invention discloses a servo control system and a robot. The servo control system is applied to a servo and includes a main control module and a driving module including a driving circuit and an electronic switch circuit.

Servo control system and robot

The present invention discloses a servo control system and a servo. A servo control system includes a main control module; and a communication module including a first communication interface, a second communication interface and a control switch unit.

Quick-release mechanism for tool adapter plate and robots incorporating the same

In various embodiments, a tool plate configured to receive a robotic end effector is removably matable with a robot appendage via a quick-release mechanism.. .

Methods and systems for food preparation in a robotic cooking kitchen

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

Robot system and operating the same

A robot system which includes a manipulator, slave arm, an output device, a storage device and a control device. Control device is configured, after a given first process, to output to the output device an inquiry of asking which operating mode among three operating modes of an automatic operation mode, manual operation mode, and hybrid operation mode the slave arm is to be operated in a second process, and execute first operation processing in which, when selected information for instructing the operating mode selected from the three operating modes is inputted, the selected information is stored in the storage device, and second operation processing in which, when the number of times that first selected information is stored in the storage device becomes equal to or more than a first threshold number of times, the selected operating mode is outputted to the output device after the first process is ended..

Method and localized gear tooth root fillet shot peening

A method of manufacturing a gear having root fillets between adjacent teeth that are shot peered to improve compressive strength. A robot moves a shot peening nozzle between adjacent teeth.

Laser welding device

A laser welding device includes: a gun body mounted on a front end portion of an arm of a robot; a laser scanner installed on the gun body; a shielding gun fixed to the gun body in a first direction and shielding a laser beam irradiated from the laser scanner; and a pressing gun installed at the gun body to move in the first direction or in a second direction perpendicular to the first direction.. .

Gaming robot

Examples of a gaming robot are described. The gaming robot may be controlled by a computing device such as a smartphone or tablet.

Intelligent power wheelchair and related methods

Methods and systems to enhance a power wheelchair with a smart or intelligent wheelchair package. In one embodiment, the package, controlled by a computer, provides at least a wheelchair navigation system to allow a person to navigate the wheelchair through indoor and outdoor locations.

Robot system

A robot system is provided, which includes a robot body including, robot arm and an end effector attached to robot arm, and operating device, having operating part and configured to output, when operating part is operated, operational information according to operation, a motion controller configured to control operation of robot body according to the operational information outputted from the operating device, a velocity detector configured to detect a velocity at a tip end of the end effector, a virtual reaction-force information generating module configured to output force information containing a first force component having a positive correlation to the velocity at the tip end of the end effector, as virtual reaction-force information, and a force applying device configured to give a force to the operating part in order to make an operator perceive a force according to the virtual reaction-force information outputted from the virtual reaction-force information generating module.. .

Modular manipulator support for robotic surgery

A robotic surgery system comprises a mounting base, a plurality of surgical instruments, and an articulate support assembly. Each instrument is insertable into a patient through an associated minimally invasive aperture to a desired internal surgical site.

Robotic system including a cable interface assembly

A system and method for performing a medical procedure includes a first multi-linked mechanism comprising a plurality of first links, and a lumen therethrough; a second multi-linked mechanism comprising a plurality of second links, wherein the second multi-linked mechanism is constructed and arranged to be slidingly received by the lumen of the first multi-linked mechanism, and where the first and second multi-linked mechanisms are configured to transition from a limp state to a rigid state; a set of proximal cables comprising at least a first proximal cable and a second proximal cable; a set of distal cables comprising at least a first distal cable and a second distal cable; a cable control assembly constructed and arranged to independently apply tension to the first proximal cable and the second proximal cable; a cable interface assembly constructed and arranged to receive a force from at least the first proximal cable and the second proximal cable and to transmit a corresponding force to at least the first distal cable and the second distal cable. The force applied to the first distal cable and the second distal cable steers at least one of the first multi-linked mechanism or the second multi-linked mechanism..

Systems and methods related to robotic guidance in surgery

A surgical implant planning computer positions an implant device relative to a bone of a patient. An initial image of a bone is obtained.

A automated healthcare monitoring of a patient

A system is provided for automated monitoring the health of a patient. The system is unifying the approach of multi-sensing, robotic platform and cloud computing to monitor the health of the patient with zero or very minimal human intervention.

Cleaning robot and controlling method therefor

A robot cleaner and a method for controlling the same are disclosed, which perform efficient cleaning by controlling a suction force or traveling route of the robot cleaner. The robot cleaner detects load applied to wheels of the robot cleaner so as to increase reliability and accuracy in floor state decision, thereby recognizing a floor state.

Automatic shoe-lacing machine and processing a shoe upper

An automatic shoe-lacing machine for securing a shoelace onto a shoe upper includes a jig unit, a robotic arm unit and a control unit. The jig unit permits the shoe upper to be disposed thereon.

System and milking a group of milking animals

A system for milking a group of milking animals, in particular cows, comprises an accommodation space where the animals roam freely, and a plurality of fixed milking stations. The milking stations are each connected to the accommodation space by a walkable connection.

Vision system with tail positioner

A system includes a robotic arm, an imaging device coupled to the robotic arm, a board coupled to the robotic arm, and a processor. The imaging device captures imaging data of a rearview of a dairy livestock through a field of view of the imaging device.

Zone control system for a robotic vehicle

A method may include receiving map data descriptive of a plurality of zones located within a parcel of land and receiving information indicative of a plurality of reference coordinates or objects including at least a first and second reference coordinate or object located on the parcel, in which the first and second reference coordinate or object each has corresponding information for defining boundaries for a first workable zone and a second workable zone on the parcel associated therewith, respectively. The method may further include determining the boundaries of the first and second workable zones responsive to detection of at least the first and second reference coordinate or object, respectively.

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.
Klemm+sohn Gmbh & Co. Kg

Strong authentication with feeder robot in a federated identity web environment

Method, system, and programs for performing two-factor authentication for a controlled access application via one or more third-party host verification servers. An example method includes receiving a request to a controlled access application after a user has successfully logged into an enterprise system with a first identifier (id) factor, the controlled access application requiring additional authentication with a second id factor, obtaining first information to complete the second id factor, at least some of the first information being obtained from the user, and generating a first web form using the first information.
Drfirst.com, Inc.

Robot simulation apparatus and robot simulation method

The robot simulation apparatus includes: a picking motion simulating unit 30 that verifies a picking motion from a bulk pile of workpiece models in a virtual work space, with respect to bulk pile data generated by a bulk pile data generating unit 20. A physical simulation unit 60 is configured to re-execute a physical simulation with respect to the bulk pile data of a state obtained after one workpiece model is picked up after the picking motion simulating unit 30 grasps the workpiece model and at least a picking-up motion is started.
Keyence Corporation

Mobile robot generating map data using straight lines extracted from visual images

A mobile robot is configured to navigate on a sidewalk and deliver a delivery to a predetermined location. The robot has a body and an enclosed space within the body for storing the delivery during transit.
Starship Technologies OÜ

Mobile robot autonomous localization using straight lines extracted from visual images

A mobile delivery robot has at least one memory component containing at least map data; at least two cameras adapted to take visual images; and at least one processing component. The at least one processing component is adapted to at least extract straight lines from the visual images taken by the at least two cameras and compare them to the map data to at least localize the robot.
Starship Technologies OÜ

Parcel mapping via electrical resistance detection of a robotic vehicle

A method for determining and mapping a parcel of land may include receiving positioning-information indicative of position data of a robotic vehicle transiting a parcel at one or more locations on the parcel and receiving workload-information indicative of workload data of a robotic vehicle transiting the parcel at one or more locations on the parcel. The method may further include generating a virtual map of the parcel based on the positioning-information and the workload-information received..
Husqvarna Ab

Non-functional requirement stimulus testing for robots

In an approach to non-functional requirement stimulus testing of a robot, one or more computer processors receive one or more stimulus parameters to test. The one or more computer processors trigger the one or more stimulus parameters in the robot.
International Business Machines Corporation

Data setting system for robot, data setting method and program

In a data setting system in which a plurality of control devices that control robots and a management device that manages the control devices are connected through a network, the management device includes: a data group setting portion that sets a data group formed with the control devices for which the same function is set among the plurality of control devices; and a setting transmission portion that transmits, to each of the data groups, setting information for setting the control devices belonging to the data group, and the control device includes: a setting performance portion that performs the setting of the control devices based on the setting information transmitted from the management device.. .
Fanuc Corporation

Multi-tool manufacturing system

Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for a multi-tool additive manufacturing system that executes in a three-dimensional build volume. In one aspect, a system includes a build platform; a support; a first robot coupled with the support and configured to operate in a build volume defined by the build platform, wherein the first robot includes a first additive manufacturing tool; a second robot coupled with the support and configured to operate in the build volume, wherein the second robot includes a second additive manufacturing tool; wherein the first robot and the second robot are programmed to coordinate simultaneous application; and wherein a first tool path of the first additive manufacturing tool in the first region abuts or overlaps with a second tool path of the second additive manufacturing tool in the second region so as to form a bond..
Autodesk, Inc.

Method and device for optically analysing fruit or vegetables and device for automatic sorting

Disclosed is a method and a device for optically analysing fruit or vegetables. Different light sources are adapted to apply light radiation in different wavelength ranges selectively to each object according to a predetermined illumination sequence, and images are produced by at least one colour camera sensitive to infrared, the exposure of which is controlled in synchronism with the illumination sequence so as to produce a plurality of images in different wavelength ranges, including at least one image in a visible range and at least one image in an infrared range..
Maf Agrobotic

Sensor device, force detection device, and robot

A sensor device includes: a base having a recess; a force detecting element which is provided in the recess, and includes at least one piezoelectric element that outputs a signal in accordance with an external force; an adhesive which is provided between the force detecting element and a bottom surface of the recess; at least one electrode provided in the force detecting element; at least one terminal provided in the base; and at least one conductive paste which electrically connects the electrode and the terminal to each other, in which the conductive paste has a part that overlaps the adhesive when viewed from a direction in which the force detecting element and the bottom surface overlap each other, and in which the force detecting element overlaps the bottom surface when viewed from the direction in which the force detecting element and the bottom surface overlap each other.. .
Seiko Epson Corporation

Life evaluating device and robot system

Provided is a life evaluating device that evaluates the life of a lubricant in a machine including a motor and a transmission mechanism that is lubricated by the lubricant and transmits power of the motor to a movable unit. The life evaluating device includes a motor-heat-value calculating unit that calculates a motor heat value on the basis of a current value of the motor, a frictional-heat-value calculating unit that calculates a frictional heat value in the transmission mechanism on the basis of rotating speed of the motor and a coefficient of friction of the transmission mechanism, a lubricant-temperature estimating unit that estimates temperature of the lubricant on the basis of the calculated frictional heat value and the calculated motor heat value, and a life estimating unit that estimates the life of the lubricant on the basis of the estimated temperature of the lubricant..
Fanuc Corporation

Bolt fastening lower link

A jig (31) is placed on a cylinder block (11) set in an inverted position, and a crankshaft (5) is lifted upward from a main bearing part (17) and held at a predetermined height position. A lower link (7) temporarily fitted to a crank pin (6) in the previous step is rotated about the crank pin (6) as a cener by a robot hand, and held in a predetermined inclined position in which a dividing surface (28) becomes vertical.
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

Warehouse management system

A warehouse management system (102), an autonomous mobile robot (amr) (106), and a handheld device (hhd) (108) consolidate orders at a warehouse received from users. A first percentage of orders may be consolidated from at least one regular 5 zone of the warehouse within a predetermined time period.
The Hi-tech Robotic Systemz Ltd

Re-configurable subsea robot

A submersible robot includes a re-configurable body transformable between at least a first configuration and a second configuration such that the re-configurable body, in the first configuration, has a hydrodynamic shape configured for efficient travel in a subsea environment, and such that the re-configurable body, in the second configuration, has a shape configured for performing a robotic task in the subsea environment.. .
Houston Mechatronics, Inc.

A battery pack replacement and explosion-proof system: start to control the second battery pack robot system and the ferry robot to uninstall and install the first battery pack and the second battery pack; the second connection point of the first power supply protector's grounding conductor unloads and absorbs the large current entering along the first power line; the third connection point unloads and absorbs the large current along the second power line; the fifth connection point of the second power surge protector unloads and absorbs the large current along the third power line; the sixth connection point unloads and absorbs the large current along the fourth power line; the first connection point and the fourth connection point unloads and absorbs the large current along the first and the second control line and signal lines of bms, various parts of the grounding conduct currents into the earth through the conductive tyre.. .

Method for stiffening metal components by means of a robot-controlled application head

In order to optimize a method for stiffening a metal component by pressing a fiber-reinforced plastic insert onto the metal component in such a way that the method can be integrated into the serial production of the car body, it is proposed that the fiber-reinforced plastic insert be picked up by means of a robot-controlled application head and pressed onto the metal component.. .
Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft

Non-functional requirement testing for robots

In an approach to non-functional requirement testing of a robot, a computer determines one or more kinematic actions included in a received command. The computer determines at least one component of the robot included in an operation of the one or more kinematic actions.
International Business Machines Corporation

Clamping robotic tools

An apparatus for clamping a robotically controlled tool to a workpiece comprises a tool support mountable on a robotic arm and configured to support the tool, a plurality of clamping modules, each of which includes at least one vacuum cup arranged to clamp the tool support to the workpiece, and an adjustment mechanism configured to adjust the position of the tool support relative to the workpiece.. .
Airbus Sas

Industrial robot and operating the same

An industrial robot and a method of operating the same which are capable of appropriately handling, when an abnormal state occurs during an automatic operation of the robot, the abnormal state without significantly degrading the work efficiency. The industrial robot includes a robot main body having a robot arm, a robot control device configured to control operation of the robot main body and an abnormal state detecting device configured to detect abnormality in a work state of the robot main body.
Kawasaki Jukogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

Robot system

A robot system includes a robot including a tactile sensor and a hand having the tactile sensor, a tactile information generator configured to generate tactile information defined by a pressure distribution based on pressures detected by a plurality of pressure sensors and spatial positions of the plurality of pressure sensors, and output the tactile information, a manipulator configured to make an operator sense the pressure distribution according to the tactile information outputted from the tactile information generator, and when the operator manipulates the manipulator, output manipulating information according to the manipulation, and a robot controller configured to control operation of the hand of the robot according to the manipulating information outputted from the manipulator.. .
Kawasaki Jukogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

Remote control robot system

A robot main body having a robotic arm, a remote control device which includes a robotic arm operational instruction input part installed outside of a working area and by which an operational instruction for the robotic arm is inputted, and a contactless action detecting part configured to detect a contactless action including at least one given operating condition parameter change instructing action by an operator, a control device communicably connected to the remote control device and configured to control operation of the robot main body.. .
Kawasaki Jukogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

Geometrically appropriate tool selection assistance for determined work site dimensions

A robotic system includes a processor that is programmed to determine and cause work site measurements for user specified points in the work site to be graphically displayed in order to provide geometrically appropriate tool selection assistance to the user. The processor is also programmed to determine an optimal one of a plurality of tools of varying geometries for use at the work site and to cause graphical representations of at least the optimal tool to be displayed along with the work site measurements..
Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.

Robot system, and control method

A robot system is provided in which various kinds of articles can be treated only with a small number of articles registered in advance, and an unknown article can be further treated as long as the article has a shape close to that of the article registered in advance. A robot system is disclosed which includes: a mechanism unit that manipulates an article to be manipulated; a shape measurement unit that measures a shape of an object; a basic operation storage unit that stores basic operation representing basic operation of the mechanism unit; an operation method calculation unit that deforms the stored basic operation to calculate an operation method on the basis of the shape of the object measured by the shape measurement unit; and a control unit that executes a control of the mechanism unit on the basis of the operation method calculated by the operation method calculation unit..
Hitachi, Ltd.

Fine-grained object recognition in robotic systems

A method for fine-grained object recognition in a robotic system is disclosed that includes obtaining an image of an object from an imaging device. Based on the image, a deep category-level detection neural network is used to detect pre-defined categories of objects.
Futurewei Technologies, Inc.

Robot system

A robot system including a master device configured to receive a manipulating instruction from an operator and transmit the received manipulating instruction as a manipulating input signal, a plurality of slave robots configured to operate according to the manipulating input signal transmitted from the master device, a management control device configured to manage operations of the plurality of slave robots, respectively, and an output device configured to output information transmitted from the management control device. The management control device determines a priority of transmitting the manipulating input signal from the master device to the slave robot among the plurality of slave robots that are in a standby state of the manipulating input signal, and transmits information related to the determined priority to the output device.
Kawasaki Jukogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

Robot system

An object is prevented from being sandwiched between robot arms without the occurrence of unintentional operating restrictions of the robot arms. Provided is a robot system including: a robot body that is provided with at least two links that are relatively moved by at least one joint; a sensor that detects the distances from mutually opposed surfaces of the at least two links to an object inserted between the surfaces; and a control unit that performs an interference avoidance operation if the distances detected by the sensor are less than a predetermined threshold..
Fanuc Corporation

Robot setting apparatus and robot setting method

A robot setting apparatus includes a grip reference point setting unit, a grip direction setting unit that defines a grip direction in which the end effector model grips the workpiece model, a workpiece side grip location designation unit that designates a grip position at which the end effector model grips the workpiece model in a state in which at least the workpiece model is displayed in an image display region, and a relative position setting unit that sets a relative position between the end effector model and the workpiece model such that the grip direction defined in the grip direction setting unit is orthogonal to a workpiece plane representing an attitude of the workpiece model displayed in the image display region, and the grip reference point is located at the grip position along the grip direction.. .
Keyence Corporation

Robot setting apparatus, robot setting method, robot setting program, computer readable recording medium, and apparatus storing program

A robot setting apparatus includes a positioning unit that adjusts a position and an attitude of a workpiece model, and a grip position specifying unit that specifies a grip position at which the workpiece model is gripped by an end effector for at least one fundamental direction image in a state of displaying at least three height images in which the workpiece model positioned by the positioning unit on the virtual three-dimensional space is viewed from respective axis directions of three axes orthogonal to each other on the display unit as fundamental direction images.. .
Keyence Corporation

Robot simulation apparatus and robot simulation method

The robot simulation apparatus includes: a workpiece model setting unit 11 that sets a workpiece model; a posture condition setting unit 16 that sets a condition related to a posture taken by the workpiece model, as a posture condition, when the workpiece model set by the workpiece model setting unit 11 is disposed in a virtual work space as a virtually formed work space; a bulk pile data generating unit 20 that generates bulk pile data of the plurality of workpiece models piled up in the virtual work space, in accordance with the posture condition set by the posture condition setting unit 16; and a picking motion simulating unit 30 that executes a picking motion simulation for verifying the picking motion of the workpiece models in the virtual work space, with respect to the bulk pile data generated by the bulk pile data generating unit 20.. .
Keyence Corporation

Robot simulation apparatus and robot simulation method

The robot simulation apparatus includes: a workpiece model setting unit 11 that sets a workpiece model obtained by forming a model of a three-dimensional shape of a workpiece; a bulk pile data generating unit 20 that generates virtual bulk pile data of a plurality of workpiece models piled up in a virtual work space as a virtually formed work space; a region estimating unit 22 that identifies an estimated region that is estimated to be three-dimensionally measurable by a sensor unit which is disposed above the work space, based on a position and a posture of each workpiece model in the bulk pile data; and a picking motion simulating unit 30 that executes a simulation for verifying the picking motion from the bulk pile of the workpiece models in the virtual work space, based on data of the estimated region identified by the region estimating unit 22.. .
Keyence Corporation

Robot motion program generating apparatus

A robot motion program generating apparatus generates a motion program for moving a robot, avoiding an obstacle. The apparatus comprises a section inputting a taught trajectory of the robot, a section setting a tolerance region around the trajectory inputted by the trajectory inputting section, a section setting a motion-point group that is a collection of the motion points, by determining motion points of the robot in the tolerance region set by the region setting section, and iterating a task of connecting a source motion point to a subsequent motion point through a line segment, avoiding the obstacle, starting from one end and ending at the other end of the trajectory, and a section generating the motion program, based on the motion-point group set by the point-group setting section..
Denso Wave Incorporated

Teaching teaching operations to a plurality of robots and teaching system used therefor

A teaching system, includes a computer configured to calculate trajectories of a plurality of robots disposed so as to have a common working area on a virtual space and a display unit. The computer calculates a robot passing area which is a set of trajectories drawn by a point constituting each robot when a driving unit of each robot is operated based on a teaching value on the virtual space for each robot.
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

Control system, controller, control method, and recording medium

A control system, a controller, a control method and a recording medium capable of preventing damage to a cable occurring during an operation under control of a scara robot are provided. A control system includes a scara robot 300 and a controller configured to control the scara robot 300.
Omron Corporation

Control system, setting device, setting method, and storage device

A control system including a selective compliance assembly robot arm (scara) robot is provided. The scara robot includes a first arm configured to be rotatable around a first rotation shaft, a second arm configured to be rotatable around a second rotation shaft arranged parallel to the first rotation shaft and provided on the first arm, and a main shaft configured to be drivable in a direction parallel to the second rotation shaft and provided on the second arm.
Omron Corporation

Robot animation layering

Exemplary methods, apparatuses, and systems receive first and second sets of command tracks, each set including one or more command tracks and each command track directed to control a component of a robot. In response to detecting that a first command track within the first set is directed to control a first component of the robot to perform a first action and a second command track within the second set is directed to control the first component of the robot to perform a second action, the first and second command tracks are merged into a composite command track.
Anki, Inc.

Robot system

A robot system includes a robotic arm having an end effector configured to perform a work to a work object, a memory part storing information that causes the end effector to move as scheduled route information, a motion controller configured to operate the robotic arm by using the scheduled route information to move the end effector, a route correcting device configured to generate, by being manipulated, manipulating information to correct a route of the end effector during movement, a camera configured to image the work object, an image generator configured to generate a synthesized image by synthesizing a scheduled route of the end effector obtained from the scheduled route information with a captured image sent from the camera, and a monitor configured to display the synthesized image.. .
Kawasaki Jukogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

Image processing device, image processing method, and computer program

A workpiece model is created based on three-dimensionally measured data obtained by performing a three-dimensional measurement on a working space in which the workpieces are loaded in bulk. Holding data including a holding position of the workpiece model and a posture of a holding unit of a robot are set by setting a model coordinate system.
Keyence Corporation

Abnormal contact detecting method and contact site identifying mobile robot

During an operation of a mobile robot 1, observed values of a plurality of reference parameters including at least one of contact reaction forces) of one or more movable links 3, 4 and a contact reaction force function value expressed as a function value of contact reaction force(s) of one or more movable links 3, 4 are acquired based on outputs from force detectors 31 mounted on the respective movable links 3, 4 of the mobile robot 1, and the observed values of the reference parameters are used to detect presence or absence of occurrence of abnormal contact of the mobile robot 1 by a contact detecting model ai.. .
Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

Machine tool

A machine tool includes a workpiece spindle that retains a workpiece or a tool, a spindle motor that rotates the workpiece spindle, an in-machine robot that is provided inside the machine tool and that is an articulated robot having one or more joints, and a plurality of gears that connect or disconnect a root joint which is placed, among the one or more joints, closest to a base end, and the spindle motor to or from each other.. .
Okuma Corporation

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.. .
Willow Garage, Inc.

Autonomous production line

An autonomous production line for machining work pieces e.g. By sawing, milling, boring or grinding and proposes a roller conveyor with machining stations, a placement station and an unloading station.
Arrtsm Gmbh

Apparatus and securing a clinch nut to a sheet of advanced high strength steel and resultant assembly

Apparatus (20) and a method for securing a clinch nut (24) to an ahss sheet (26) as an assembly (22). In one embodiment, a parallel kinematic machine (pkm) (88) sequentially performs the operation, while another embodiment includes a nut ram assembly (112) that attaches clinch nuts (24) to the ahss sheet (26), and a further embodiment includes a c frame (114) that supports the apparatus and is moved by a robot (130) to sequentially attach clinch nuts (24) to the ahss sheet (26) at different locations.
Utica Enterprises, Inc.

Adjustable hair transplantation chair

A convertible chair, for example, a hair transplantation chair that permits movement of the patient during a procedure while the patient's head remains substantially stationary. The chair may include a head support and a plurality of body supports that may be mounted on a base, or on a cradle movably attached to the base.
Restoration Robotics, Inc.

Articulating robotic probes

An articulated probe assembly comprises a base, an outer support rod extending through the base, an articulating control portion at a proximal end of the outer support rod, and a steerable portion comprising a plurality of outer links coupled to a distal end of the outer support rod. The steerable portion is manipulated in response to the articulating control portion..
Medrobotics Corporation

System and motion capture and controlling a robotic tool

System and methods for controlling a robotic medical tool are provided. The system includes the robotic medical tool, a motion capture device, and a controller.

Telerobotic surgery system using minimally invasive surgical tool with variable force scaling and feedback and relayed communications between remote surgeon and surgery station

A telerobotic surgery system includes a robotic surgery station having a first pair of robot arms, each carrying a laparoscopic tool and each having a robot arm drive. A first controller is connected to each robot arm drive.
Kindheart, Inc.

Robotic surgical system control scheme for manipulating robotic end effctors

A method of controlling a robotic surgical system is provided, where the robotic surgical system including an arm having an instrument with jaws and an access port each coupled to the arm. The method includes detecting a position of the instrument, and opening the jaws of the instrument, in response to a determination that a distance between the position of the instrument and a position of the access port is greater than a predetermined distance..
Covidien Lp

Methods, systems, and devices for surgical access and procedures

The embodiments disclosed herein relate to various medical device components, including components that can be incorporated into robotic and/or in vivo medical devices. Certain embodiments include various actuation system embodiments, including fluid actuation systems, drive train actuation systems, and motorless actuation systems.
Board Of Regents Of The University Of Nebraska

Robotic catheter system with variable drive mechanism

A robotic catheter procedure system is provided. The robotic catheter procedure system includes a bedside system and a remote workstation.
Corindus, Inc.

Robotic surgical assemblies and instrument drive connectors thereof

An instrument drive connector includes a housing assembly, an elongated shaft extending distally from the housing assembly, and a first drive assembly at least partially disposed within the housing assembly and the elongated shaft. The first drive assembly includes a first drive screw, a first input drive coupler non-rotatably coupled to a proximal end of the first drive screw, a first drive nut threadedly engaged with a threaded body portion of the first drive screw and longitudinally movable relative thereto in response to rotation of the first drive screw, and a locking link.
Covidien Lp

Architecture, system, and developing and robotically performing a medical procedure activity

Embodiments of architecture, systems, and methods to develop a learning/evolving system to robotically perform one or more activities of a medical procedure where the medical procedure may include diagnosing a patient's medical condition(s), treating medical condition(s), and robotically diagnosing a patient's medical condition(s) and performing one or more medical procedure activities based on the diagnosis without user intervention.. .

Pool cleaning apparatus with a filtration device that can be extracted via a lateral face

The invention concerns an apparatus for cleaning a surface immersed in a liquid, notably a swimming pool cleaning robot, including a body, said body including lower, upper and lateral walls configured so that said lower wall is intended to be positioned facing the immersed surface over which the apparatus (10) moves, said upper wall is opposite said lower wall, said lateral walls connect said lower and upper walls, means for moving the body (11) over said immersed surface. Said apparatus also includes a central chamber (15), situated inside the body (11), and including a filter basket (151), said filter basket (151) including a filter wall, and an opening (113) enabling extraction of said filter basket (151) from the body (11).
Zodiac Pool Care Europe

Component mounting line

Component mounting line includes multiple component mounting machines arranged along a conveyance direction of a board, feeder storage container that stores multiple feeders that are attachable and detachable to component mounting machine, and exchanging robot capable of exchanging feeder between feeder storage container and each of the component mounting machines, in which feeder storage container is installed in the same arrangement as the multiple component mounting machines, and exchanging robot moves along the conveyance direction of the board and exchanges feeder. Accordingly, regardless of which of the component mounting machines feeder is used in, replenishment and collection may be performed in feeder storage container, so that an operator can easily replenish and collect feeder..
Fuji Machine Mfg. Co., Ltd.

Robotic camera system

A robot for capturing image frames of subjects in response to a request includes a base, a robot head, a camera, a vertical positioning mechanism, and a control system. The base has a transport mechanism for controllably positioning the robot along a lateral surface.
Accel Robotics Corporation

Solar panel cleaning robot

A solar panel cleaning robot is provided and has a robot body. The robot body can move on at least one solar panel.
Suzhou Radiant Photovoltaic Technology Co., Ltd.

Actuator and robot arm apparatus

Provided is an actuator (300) including: a reduction gear (320) that reduces, by a certain reduction ratio, a rotational velocity of an input shaft joined to a rotary shaft of a motor (360), and transmits the reduced rotational velocity to an output shaft (350); a first absolute angle encoder (330) that detects a rotational angle of the input shaft; and a second absolute angle encoder (340) that detects a rotational angle of the output shaft.. .
Sony Corporation

Robot registering shortcut command thereof

A robot apparatus including an input unit to receive a voice command from a user, a determination unit to determine whether a voice command is repeated a predetermined number of times, and a control unit to register a shortcut command to shorten a voice command if it is determined a voice command is repeated a predetermined number of times. A shortcut command to shorten a voice command of a user is generated, and thus user convenience is enhanced..
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Methods and systems for reducing false alarms in a robotic device by sensor fusion

The present technology generally relates to robotics. More specifically, the present technology relates to systems and methods for reducing false alarms by a mobile robotic device using data collected by sensors in the robotic device.
Gamma2robotics

Activity-based robotic testing of wearable devices

Aspects create test cases executable by a robot device to simulate user motion activity. Video analytics extract motion patterns from video image data of a user performing an activity associated with a wearable personal programmable device executing a device application.
International Business Machines Corporation

Integration of domain information into state transitions of a finite state transducer for natural language processing

The invention relates to a system and method for integrating domain information into state transitions of a finite state transducer (“fst”) for natural language processing. A system may integrate semantic parsing and information retrieval from an information domain to generate an fst parser that represents the information domain.
Voicebox Technologies Corporation

Method for drawing map having feature of object applied thereto and robot implementing the same

Disclosed are a method for drawing a map to which a feature of an object is applied and a robot implementing the same. The robot drawing a map to which feature of an object is applied, which comprises a moving unit configured to control a movement of the robot; a map storage unit configured to store the map to be referred while the robot moves; a sensing unit configured to sense one or more objects provided outside the robot; and a controller configured to control the moving unit, the map storage unit, and the sensing unit, and calculate position information and feature information on the one or more sensed objects, wherein the controller of the robot stores the position information and the feature information of the one or more sensed objects in the map storage unit..
Lg Electronics Inc.

Method of identifying unexpected obstacle and robot implementing the method

The present disclosure relates to a method of identifying an unexpected obstacle and a robot implementing the method. The method includes: by a sensing module of a robot, sensing a blind spot located in a traveling path of the robot; by a control unit of the robot, calculating a probability that a moving object appears in the sensed blind spot; and, by the control unit, controlling the speed or direction of a moving unit of the robot based on the calculated probability..
Lg Electronics Inc.

Optimizing robotic movements based on an 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.

Integrated visual geo-referencing target unit and operation

Integrated visual geo-referencing target unit abstract a georeferencing target unit including: a generally planar top surface including a visual marker structure on the top surface, dimensioned to be observable at a distance by a remote visual capture device; an internal gps tracking unit tracking the current position of the target unit; a microcontroller and storage means for storing gps tracking data; and wireless network interconnection unit for interconnecting wirelessly with an external network for the downloading of stored gps tracking data; a power supply for driving the gps tracking unit, microcontroller, storage and wireless network interconnection unit, a user interface including an activation mechanism for activating the internal gps tracking unit to track the current position of the target unit over an extended time frame and store the tracked gps tracking data in the storage means.. .
Propeller Aerobotics Pty Ltd

Dispensing system, and dispensing method

A dispensing system comprising a robot configured to move a dispenser for suctioning a liquid to be dispensed, a camera for capturing an image including at least a tip of the dispenser, a liquid surface of the liquid, and an object not to be dispensed located below the liquid surface, and circuitry configured to acquire, based at least in part on the image captured by the camera, surface location information for the liquid surface, boundary location information for a boundary between the liquid and the object not to be dispensed, and dispenser location information for the tip of the dispenser on the basis of the image, and control the robot to lower the dispenser based at least in part on the dispenser location information, the surface location information, and the boundary location information.. .
Kabushiki Kaisha Yaskawa Denki

Fluid actuation of instruments through a sterile barrier

A robotic surgical system includes a fluid drive system and a surgical instrument removably positioned in operative engagement with the drive system. A sterile barrier covers non-sterile portions of the surgical system.
Transenterix Surgical, Inc.

System and determination of unusable products

A credibility weight for each of a plurality of users is stored and is associated with a reliability of the user in accurately indicating whether the products have become spoiled. Images of a plurality of products at a retail store are received and electronically arranged in an organized pattern.
Wal-mart Stores, Inc.

Pool cleaning robot having a filtering unit and a sensor

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

Systems, methods and devices for hot forming of steel alloy parts

Disclosed are hot forming systems and apparatuses for metalworking components from micro-alloyed press hardened steel (phs), methods for operating such systems/apparatuses, processes for hot forming components from micro-alloyed phs, and components formed from such processes. A method of hot forming components from steel is disclosed.
Gm Global Technology Operations Llc

Automated bin packing tool

A system automatically loads a bin with a filled deformable container such as a sack of produce being conveyed along horizontal rollers. A movable support structure has a coupling end attachable to a robotic arm, and a lifting end supporting a plurality of parallel rods.
Southern Field Welding, Llc

Mobile robot triangle chassis assembly

A mobile robot triangle chassis assembly is disclosed, which includes a housing, a top plate, an isolation plat, a bottom plate, a power package, multiple support beams and three sets of gear trains. The three sets of gear trains are equilaterally triangularly distributed, each of which includes a motor, a speed reducer, a support frame and an omnidirectional wheel.
Sichuan Artigent Robotics Equipment Co., Ltd.

Three dimensional printing system integration

A three dimensional printing system includes an appliance tier, a processing tier, and a work cell tier. The appliance tier (1) defines a client interface for receiving process parameters and data pipeline parameters for a given production job, and (2) provides instructions based upon the process parameters.
3d Systems, Inc.

Robot

A robot includes a robot arm that has an nth arm (n is an integer of 1 or greater) and an (n+1)th arm disposed in the nth arm so as to be pivotable around an (n+1)th pivot axis, and a motor unit that drives the (n+1)th arm. Each of the nth arm and the (n+1)th arm has a cover.
Seiko Epson Corporation

Robot system, robot controller, and controlling robot

A robot system includes a robot, a robot work environment in which the robot works, and a robot controller including circuitry that stores position information indicating a position of each of measured robot postures in the robot work environment, obtains a measured position of each of the measured robot postures based on a detection result obtained by a sensor, and corrects a movement position of the robot based on the measured position.. .
Kabushiki Kaisha Yaskawa Denki

Robotic gripper camera

An unmanned ground vehicle includes a main body, a drive system supported by the main body, and a manipulator arm pivotally coupled to the main body. The drive system comprising right and left driven track assemblies mounted on right and left sides of the main body.
Irobot Defense Holdings, Inc.

Robot system

A robot system includes a robot installed such that the working space thereof is within a first area, an image acquisition unit that sequentially acquires images of the vicinity of a boundary of the first area and a second area that are adjacent to each other with the boundary therebetween, a monitoring-area setting unit that sets a monitoring area in a space adjacent to the boundary in the second area in the images acquired by the image acquisition unit, an object detecting unit that detects a moving object in the monitoring area set by the monitoring-area setting unit by processing the images acquired by the image acquisition unit, and a controller that performs control so as to restrict the operation of the robot when the moving object is detected by the object detecting unit.. .
Fanuc Corporation

Autonomous robot auto-docking and energy management systems and methods

A method for energy management robotic device includes providing a base station for mating with the robotic device, determining a quantity of energy stored in an energy storage unit of the robotic device, and performing a predetermined task based at least in part on the quantity of energy stored. Also disclosed are systems for emitting avoidance signals to prevent inadvertent contact between the robot and the base station, and systems for emitting homing signals to allow the robotic device to accurately dock with the base station..
Irobot Corporation

Control apparatus of motor

A control apparatus of the motor according to one aspect includes: a first feedforward calculator configured to calculate a first motor output torque value so that a torque value indicated by a torque command signal can be generated in a joint part of a robot based on a model of a motor, a decelerator, or a link and the number of rotations of the motor, a second feedforward calculator configured to calculate a second motor output torque value based on the torque value indicated by the torque command signal without depending on the number of rotations of the motor; and a comparator configured to add the first motor output torque value, the second motor output torque value, and a third motor output torque value calculated based on the torque value detected by a sensor and the torque value indicated by the torque command signal.. .
Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

Teaching apparatus and robot system

A teaching apparatus for a robot which moves a work object so that the work object is aligned at a predetermined position and attitude, includes a display section that displays a screen for setting the predetermined position and attitude, an operation section that allows the screen to be operated, and a computation section that computes the predetermined position and attitude, in which the screen includes a first screen for operating the robot so as to move the work object into an imaging range of an imaging device, and a second screen for moving the work object so that the work object is aligned at a target position and attitude, and in which the computation section computes the predetermined position and attitude by using a captured image obtained by the imaging device imaging the work object, and the target position and attitude.. .
Seiko Epson Corporation

Control device and robot system

A control device includes: a processor that is configured to execute computer-executable instructions so as to control a robot provided with a force sensor, wherein the processor is configured to display a first detection result in which specific position information indicating a specific position of the robot and force information output from a force sensor correspond to each other on a display, in a case where robot inspects an operation component that outputs an electric signal corresponding to an operation.. .
Seiko Epson Corporation

Compositional impedance programming for robots

Described herein are concepts, techniques, and structures for robot control using compositional impedance programming. In one embodiment, a robot control system comprises a plurality of impedance modules, each of the impedance modules defining one or more mechanical impedance parameters and an impedance controller..
Massachusetts Institute Of Technology

Assembly inserting a terminal into a housing

An assembly system for inserting a terminal into a housing comprises a parallel robot mechanism, a serial robot mechanism, and an insertion mechanism. The parallel robot mechanism has a support platform on which the housing is held and a plurality of joints.
Te Connectivity Corporation

Robot simulator, robot system and simulation method

A robot simulator includes a storage device that stores model information related to the robot and an obstacle in the vicinity of the robot, and an acquisition device that obtains first input information defining a start position and an end position of operation of the robot. A processing device generates a path for moving the distal end portion of the robot from the start position to the end position while avoiding collisions between the robot and the obstacle based on the first input information and the model information.
Kabushiki Kaisha Yaskawa Denki

Robot system and robot control method

A robot system includes a robot, a control circuit, a first wireless circuit, a second wireless circuit, and a teaching circuit. The first wireless circuit is connected to the control circuit.
Kabushiki Kaisha Yaskawa Denki

Robot apparatus and parallel robot

A robot apparatus includes: a base plate; a rotation-driving motor provided on the base plate; a transmission mechanism that is provided on a bottom surface side of the base plate and to which a rotational force of the rotation-driving motor is transmitted; and a rotation-driving mechanism that is provided on the bottom surface side of the base plate and to which the rotational force of the rotation-driving motor is input via the transmission mechanism. A workpiece is rotated by the rotation-driving mechanism at an end of the rotation-driving mechanism opposite to the base plate..
Mitsuba Corporation

Mounting a sensor module to an unmanned ground vehicle

An unmanned ground vehicle includes a main body, a drive system supported by the main body, a manipulator arm pivotally coupled to the main body, and a sensor module. The drive system includes right and left driven track assemblies mounted on right and left sides of the main body.
Irobot Defense Holdings, Inc.

Integrated equipment for processing fiber optic ferrule

An integrated equipment for processing a plurality of fiber optic ferrules comprises a polishing system, a ferrule cleaning system, a drying system, a wiping system, and a robot system. The polishing system polishes a plurality of front end faces of the plurality of fiber optic ferrules mounted on a carrier.
Innogetic Technology Co., Ltd.

Robotic sharpening system

An apparatus, system, and a method for sharpening a cutting tool. The system sharpens cutting tools by manipulating the tool, measuring the three dimensional profile of the tool, and then grinding the tool.
Fonthill Llc

Measuring device for automated welding devices, in particular for robot welding tongs

The disclosure relates to a measuring device (1) for automated welding devices, in particular for robot welding tongs with a housing (18); with a holding piece (19); that is affixed inside the housing (18) and insulated against the housing (18) by means of a first insulating ring (2); that has a reception space (22) with a base wall (23) and an affixing appliance (24); and with a load cell (17) that is affixed inside the housing (18) opposite the base wall (23) and that is insulated against the housing (18) by means of a circumferential second insulating ring (5) and an insulating washer appliance (7, 21) located at the front-face side and adjacent to the base wall (23).. .
Inelta Sensorsysteme Gmbh & Co.

Portable, compact and automated cage making machine

The invention is an automated machine for reinforcement of piles, pillars, beams, and reinforcing cages in location of construction projects. This machine consists of main elements like loading arms and feeding jaws of longitudinal bars, rotating winch for stirrup and its guides, fixed and moving jaws and welding robot.
Asj Machinary (alton Sanat Jonoob Co.)

Tool mounting stocker, tool storing device and tool/hand storing device, and tool replacing method by robot and control device thereof

In a tool storing device handling a tool mounting stocker in which a punch and a die of a press brake are mounted in one stocker with rear surfaces facing each other, each of the stockers is supported on both sides by endless belts having one driving shaft, and the endless belts are circulated so that each of the supported stockers does not protrude to a worker side, whereby a position of a path line of the appropriate one of the stockers can be freely positioned at a position of the path line pl of a tool holder on the press brake side. This enables rapid and easy tool replacement by a bending robot by storing not only the tool made of the punch and the die but also the hand for the robot together..
Amada Co., Ltd.

Walking support robot and walking support system

A walking support robot is presented by the present disclosure. The walking support robot moves in accordance with a handle load while guiding a user to walk along a walking route.
Panasonic Corporation

Adaptive robotic finger prosthesis for grasping arbitrary object shape

An adaptive robotic finger prosthesis according to the inventive concepts includes a proximal phalanx body configured to be worn on a proximal phalanx portion of a cut finger, a middle phalanx body connected to the proximal phalanx body and configured to function as a middle phalanx portion of the cut finger, a distal phalanx body connected to the middle phalanx body and configured to function as a distal phalanx portion of the cut finger, a first proximal phalanx link disposed under the proximal phalanx body, a second proximal phalanx link disposed on the proximal phalanx body and joint-connected to the first proximal phalanx link, and a proximal phalanx elastic member provided at a joint between the first proximal phalanx link and the second proximal phalanx link to provide elastic force.. .
Industry-university Cooperation Foundation Hanyang University Erica Campus

System and robotic surgery

A robotic surgery method for cutting a bone of a patient includes characterizing the geometry and positioning of the bone and manually moving a handheld manipulator, the handheld manipulator operatively coupled to a bone cutting tool having an end effector portion, to cut a portion of the bone with the end effector portion. The handheld manipulator further comprises a manipulator housing and an actuator assembly movably coupled between the manipulator housing and the bone cutting tool.
Mako Surgical Corp.

Bone and tool tracking in robotized computer-assisted surgery

A system for tracking at least one bone in robotized computer-assisted surgery, comprises a processing unit and a non-transitory computer-readable memory communicatively coupled to the processing unit and comprising computer-readable program instructions executable by the processing unit for: obtaining backscatter images of the at least one bone from a tracking device in a coordinate system; generating a three-dimensional geometry of a surface of the at least one bone from the backscatter images, the three-dimensional geometry of the surface being in the coordinate system; determining a position and orientation of the at least one bone in the coordinate system by matching the three-dimensional geometry of the surface of the at least one bone to a three-dimensional model of the bone; controlling an automated robotized variation of at least one of a position and orientation of the tracking device as a function of a processing of the backscatter images; and continuously outputting the position and orientation of the at least one bone in the coordinate system to a robot driver controlling a robot arm supporting a surgical tool in the coordinate system for altering the bone.. .
Orthosoft Inc.

Evacuation station

A mobile robot includes a body configured to traverse a surface and to receive debris from the surface, and a debris bin within the body. The debris bin includes a chamber to hold the debris received by the mobile robot, an exhaust port through which the debris exits the debris bin; and a door unit over the exhaust port.
Irobot Corporation

Automatic cleaning system and charging base

An automatic cleaning system including a charging base and a cleaning robot is provided. The charging base includes a signal transmitter and a power supply portion.
Ibot Robotic Co. Ltd.

Assistive glove for artificial hands

Electronic assistive gloves for covering artificial prosthetic or robotic hands. The glove includes a base layer formed to fit on the artificial hand, a plurality of sensors carried by the base layer, and an encapsulation layer covering the base layer and formed of a material that mimics human skin..
Purdue Research Foundation

Milking robot with cylinder system

A milking robot for automated milking of milking animals, comprising a cylinder supporting movement of at least one movable component. The cylinder has a wall with a ventilation opening and a cylinder rod which can move in and out of the cylinder.
Lely Patent N.v.

System and controlling the position of a robot carriage based on the position of a milking stall of an adjacent rotary milking platform

A system for controlling the position of a robot carriage includes a linear carriage track positioned adjacent to a rotary milking platform, a robot carriage positioned on the carriage track such that the robot carriage may move along the carriage track, and a controller. The controller determines a rotational movement of a milking stall of the rotary milking platform, and determines a linear movement of the robot carriage on the carriage track corresponding to the rotational movement of the milking stall of the rotary milking platform.
Technologies Holding Corp.

Provision of coverage for a wireless communication network by using moving base stations on robots or drones

A plurality of mobile robots provide a radio coverage area of a wireless communication network. Each mobile robot comprises a radio base station of the wireless communication network.
Telefonaktiebolaget Lm Ericsson (publ)

Sealed robot drive

A transport apparatus including a housing, a drive mounted to the housing, and at least one transport arm connected to the drive where the drive includes at least one rotor having at least one salient pole of magnetic permeable material and disposed in an isolated environment, at least one stator having at least one salient pole with corresponding coil units and disposed outside the isolated environment, where the at least one salient pole of the at least one stator and the at least one salient pole of the rotor form a closed magnetic flux circuit between the at least one rotor and the at least one stator, and at least one seal configured to isolate the isolated environment where the at least one seal is integral to the at least one stator.. .
Brooks Automation, Inc.

Material-handling robot with multiple end-effectors

An apparatus including a robot drive having motors and coaxial drive shafts connected to the motors; and a robot arm connected to the robot drive. The robot arm includes two upper arms, a first set of forearms connected to a first one of the upper arms, a second set of forearms connected to a second one of the upper arms and end effectors connected to respective ones of the forearms.
Persimmon Technologies, Corp.

Method and system for autonomous or semi-autonomous delivery

A delivery method operates in a system with at least one server, at least one robot, and at least one delivery terminal. The method includes communicating a request for at least one delivery from the at least one delivery terminal to the at least one server and/or to the at least one robot; providing instructions from the at least one server to the at least one robot about the at least one delivery, the instructions comprising information about a final delivery location; loading the at least one robot with the at least one delivery to be transported; transporting the at least one delivery in the at least one robot to the final delivery location; and providing access to the at least one delivery in the at least one robot, preferably upon arrival at the delivery location.
Starship Technologies OÜ

Autonomous condensing of pallets of items in a warehouse

Examples described may enable consolidating pallets of items in a warehouse. An example method includes receiving real-time item information including pallet locations in a warehouse and inventory of items arranged on the pallets; based on the real-time item information, identifying a set of pallets of which at least one pallet includes less than a threshold quantity of a type of item; receiving real-time robotics information and determining, based on the real-time item and robotics information, an amount of time to condense the items on the set of pallets into a single pallet and a quantity of pallets that will become empty as a result of condensing the items; and, based on the amount of time being less than a threshold time and the quantity of pallets exceeding a threshold quantity of pallets, causing robotic devices to condense the items into the single pallet..
X Development Llc

Monitoring system, monitoring device, and monitoring method

A monitoring system, a monitoring device, and a monitoring method are provided. The monitoring system includes a detection part that detects a position of a worker intruded into a work area, a first specifying part that specifies a worker movable area on the basis of a position of the worker, an image capturing part that captures an image of an area including at least the worker movable area and a predetermined robot occupied area, a second specifying part that specifies a robot movable area from the image of the area, a third specifying part that specifies a human body area of the worker from the image of the area, a measuring part that measures the distance between the robot movable area and the human body area, and a restricting part that restricts movement of the robot when the distance is equal to or less than a predetermined distance..
Omron Corporation

Systems and methods for identifying and displaying optimal locations for a garden

A system for identifying and displaying one or more optimal locations within a lot for a garden in which to plant and grow suggested plant varieties is discussed. The system includes a robotic device positioned and configured to scan the lot and to generate at least one lot parameter.
Wal-mart Stores, Inc.

Mobile device enabled robotic system

An unmanned aerial vehicle (uav) equipped with sensor modules and mobile devices (including smartphone, tablet) running intelligent software for autonomous navigation, onboard computer vision, communication, and robotic social networks, is disclosed herein.. .
Purdue Research Foundation

Robotic floor-cleaning system manager

A method for instructing operation of a robotic floor-cleaning device based on the position of the robotic floor-cleaning device within a two-dimensional map of the workspace. A two-dimensional map of a workspace is generated using inputs from sensors positioned on a robotic floor-cleaning device to represent the multi-dimensional workspace of the robotic floor-cleaning device.
Ai Incorporated

Navigating semi-autonomous mobile robots

Techniques for navigating semi-autonomous mobile robots are described. A semi-autonomous mobile robot moves within an environment to complete a task.
Intel Corporation

System and methods for a virtual reality showroom with autonomous storage and retrieval

Described in detail herein are systems and methods for a virtual reality based fulfillment system. A virtual reality headset can render a 3d virtual simulation environment on including simulated representations of physical objects.
Wal-mart Stores, Inc.

Robot teaching device, and robot teaching method

To enhance the productivity of an offline teaching work by visualizing the working position, path, and the like of an end effector in offline teaching. A robot teaching device, includes: a teaching point marker display unit configured to display, on a gui, teaching point markers for marking teaching points in a three-dimensional modeling space in which at least a three-dimensional model of a robot including an end effector and a three-dimensional model of a work piece are arranged, the teaching points serving as target passing points of the end effector; a joined path display unit configured to display, on the gui, a joined path, which is a path connecting successive points among the teaching points to each other; and a changing point marker display unit configured to display, on the gui, a changing point marker marking a point at which a working state of the end effector changes..
Kabushiki Kaisha Yaskawa Denki

Automated ultrasonic inspection of adhesively-bonded joints and inspection method therefor

An inspection system for determining the efficacy and veracity of a bond-line, comprising: a robotic arm assembly providing a gimbal mount for enabling linear and rotary translation about multiple axes; an ultrasonic transducer affixed to the gimbal mount of the robotic arm assembly and comprising a planar array of transducer elements, each transducer element capable of transmitting and receiving reflected ultrasonic energy indicative of changes in acoustic impedance within the bond-line. The reflected energy of each transducer element provides acquired bond-line data indicative of the efficacy of the bond-line while select transducer elements produce orientation data indicative of the orientation of the planar array relative to the contour of the bonded joint.
General Electric Company

Drive system using balls within a conduit for transmission of motive power

A system for transmitting motive force. The system includes a conduit or tube and a plurality of balls (e.g., spherical objects) positioned within the tube.
Disney Enterprises, Inc.

Flying robot provided with projector

The present invention provides a flying robot (10) with projector, including a movable end (100) and a fixed end (200). A distributed working mode is used on the movable end (100) and the fixed end (200).
(x-control System Co., Ltd.)

System and traversing vertical obstacles

Disclosed is a mobile robot adapted to traverse vertical obstacles. The robot comprises a frame and at least one wheel positioned in a front section of the robot, at least one middle wheel positioned in a middle section of the robot, at least one back wheel positioned in a back section of the robot, and at least one further wheel in the front, middle or back of the robot.
Starship Technologies OÜ

Horizontal articulated robot and reverse installation method thereof

A horizontal articulated robot including a base; one or more arms, attached to the base so as to be capable of rotating horizontally; a ball screw spline shaft that is disposed at an end of the one or more arms and that supports a workpiece at one end of the ball screw spline shaft; a ball screw nut through which the ball screw spline shaft passes and which is driven; and two ball spline nuts configured to support the ball screw spline shaft passing through the ball spline nuts, respectively, on both sides of the ball screw nut interposed therebetween in a longitudinal axis direction. At least one of the ball spline nuts drives the ball screw spline shaft about the longitudinal axis with respect to the arms..
Fanuc Corporation

Transfer tool

Provided a transfer tool including a substantially strip-shaped frame, a wrist-side slider to be attached to a wrist of a robot, provided on one side of the frame in a thickness direction in a manner capable of moving along a longitudinal direction of the frame, a workpiece-side slider provided on another side of the frame in the thickness direction in a manner capable of moving along the longitudinal direction of the frame, and a distal-end swing shaft attached to the workpiece-side slider, where the distal-end swing shaft includes a workpiece support section supported by the workpiece-side slider in a manner capable of swinging around an axis line extending in a width direction of the frame, the workpiece support section being for supporting a workpiece, and an actuator attached to the workpiece-side slider, the actuator being for causing the workpiece support section to swing.. .
Fanuc Corporation

Detection of engagement of robot with object

A device (10) is placed on an object (30) handled by a robot (100). Based on measurements performed by at least one sensor of the device (10), engagement of the robot (100) with the object (30) is detected.
Sony Mobile Communications, Inc.

Platform including an industrial robot

A platform including at least one industrial robot, wherein the platform is arranged to be carried by a vehicle to a working site where the at least one industrial robot is to perform a task in relation to the working site. The platform includes a platform body, a platform control unit and a connecting arrangement with a connecting device arranged to be connected to a vehicle arm of the vehicle such that the platform can be carried by the vehicle arm of the vehicle.
Abb Schweiz Ag

Maintaining attention and conveying believability via expression and goal-directed behavior with a social robot

A socio-emotive-cognitive architecture for a social robot that includes at least two of an attention system that determines at least one of the subject on which and the direction to which the robot focuses at least one of its resources in real-time; an embodied speech system that facilitates intent-based variation of utterances combined with multi-segment body movement; a motivation system that adjusts at least one of the degree of interaction and a mode of interaction for engaging a human user; and an emotion system that partially determines how the attention system, the embodied speech system, and the motivation system perform for any given interaction with a human.. .
Jibo, Inc.

Adapting robot behavior based upon human-robot interaction

Technologies pertaining to human-robot interaction are described herein. The robot includes a computer-readable memory that comprises a model that, with respect to successful completions of a task, is fit to observed data, where at least some of such observed data pertains to a condition that is controllable by the robot, such as position of the robot or distance between the robot and a human.
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc

Robot off-line programming method and apparatus using the same

A robot off-line programming method. The method includes: respectively obtaining a first data representing positions and orientations of the plurality of targets on at least one work piece, a second data representing position of the at least one work piece, a third data representing geometry of a tool, and a fourth data representing the tool position and orientation with respect to an end of the robot; obtaining the robot path for which the tool tip passes through the plurality of the targets on the at least one work piece; using a function of an inverse kinematics for the robot model in consideration of the first data, the second data, the third data and the fourth data, calculating how many of the targets on the obtained robot path are reachable to the tool in relation to various rotation angle of the tool around the tool axis within a predetermined range so as to comply with optimization criteria.
Abb Schweiz Ag

Real-time device control system having hierarchical architecture and realtime robot control system using same

Provided is a real-time robot controlling system which includes a first layer comprising one or more control target devices; a second layer comprising a device control module controlling directly the devices at upper level of the first layer; a third layer comprising a shared memory connected to the device control module at upper level of the second layer; a fourth layer comprising one or more agents performing independent processes using the shared memory at upper level of the third layer; and a fifth layer controlling the one or more agents according to user commands at upper level of the fourth layer.. .
Rainbow Robotics

Redundant underactuated robot with multi-mode control framework

A robotic system includes a jointed mechanism, position sensors, and a controller. The mechanism has an end-effector, and further includes actively-controlled joints and passive joints that are redundant with the actively-controlled joints.
Gm Global Technology Operations Llc

Robot system having learning control function and learning control method

A robot system is provide with a robot control device that includes an operation control unit and a learning control unit. The learning control unit performs a learning control in which a vibration correction amount for correcting a vibration generated at a control target portion of a robot is calculated and the vibration correction amount is employed in the operation command at a next time.
Fanuc Corporation

Robot operation command system, tablet terminal and control tablet terminal

A tablet terminal that establishes a wireless connection with one of a plurality of controllers each having identification information and transmits an operation signal for commanding operation of a robot to the wirelessly connected controller, is configured to prevent the robot from being operated by the operation signal when the identification information of the controller to which the base holding the tablet terminal is connected does not coincide with the identification information of the controller to which the tablet terminal is connected.. .
Fanuc Corporation

Robot

A robot includes a first arm rotatable around a first axis, a second arm connected to the first arm at a second axis which is parallel to the first axis and around which the second arm is rotatable, a third arm connected to the second arm at a third axis which is parallel to the first axis and around which the third arm is rotatable, a distal-end swingable portion rotatably connected to the third arm, a distal end rotatably connected to the distal-end swingable portion, a fourth actuator configured to rotate the distal-end swingable portion and including a first motor having a first motor rotation axis, and a fifth actuator configured to rotate the distal end and including a second motor having a second motor rotation axis that is parallel to the first motor rotation axis.. .
Kabushiki Kaisha Yaskawa Denki

Material-handling robot trajectory control

A method including, based upon a desired path of a reference point from a start position to an end position, where the reference point is on an end effector on a robot arm, determine an included angle that corresponds to the start position and the end position, calculating a trajectory in radial coordinates of the reference point on the end effector at least partially based upon the included angles; calculating corresponding angular coordinates of the reference point on the end effector, based on the calculated radial coordinates, so that the reference point follows the desired path; using a modified formulation of inverse kinematics, converting the radial and angular coordinates supplemented with the included angles of the trajectory and corresponding angular velocity and acceleration of the end effector to form motion setpoints for the robot arm; and controlling the motors of the robot drive.. .
Persimmon Technologies, Corp.

Horizontal articulated robot

Provided is a horizontal articulated robot including a base, a first arm provided above the base so as to be capable of rotating about a first axis, a first driving part configured to cause the first arm to rotate with respect to the base, a second arm attached so as to be capable of rotating about a second axis, and a second driving part configured to cause the second arm to rotate with respect to the first arm. The first driving part includes a first motor and a first reduction gear that are arranged in series along the first axis.
Fanuc Corporation

Stadium for robotic games

A user configurable playing surface and stadium venue includes interlocking floor parts that form a playing surface. Each of the interlocking floor parts has a series of openings.

Fish robot

Provided herein is a fish robot. The fish robot includes a head unit corresponding to head portion of a fish; a driving unit coupled to the head unit to generate driving force by sinusoidal swimming movement; a waterproof cover coupled to the head unit with elasticity in which the driving unit being inserted to be sealed; and a body unit coupled to the head unit with elasticity corresponding to body portion of the fish in which the waterproof cover being inserted to be supported..
Artifical Intelligence Robot Inc.

Methods, systems, and devices for limiting torque in robotic surgical tools

Various exemplary methods, systems, and devices for limiting torque in robotic surgical tools are provided. In general, a surgical tool can be configured to releasably and removably couple to a robotic surgical system.
Ethicon Endo-surgery, Llc

Operating device for a robot-assisted surgical system

An operating device (42) for a robot-assisted surgery system (10) comprising a manually actuatable operating element (124) as well as an interface (100) for attaching the operating device (42) to a holding unit (50). When attached to the holding unit (50), the operating element (124) is rotatable relative to the interface (100) about three axes of rotation (106, 114, 126) running orthogonally to each other, these three axes of rotation (106, 114, 126) intersecting in a common point of intersection (150)..
Avateramedical Gmbh

Surgical instrument engagement detection

A surgical robot comprising a robot arm base connected to a distal robot arm link via a series of intermediate articulated robot arm links. A robot arm interface is attached to the distal robot arm link.
Cambridge Medical Robotics Limited

Articulating robotic probes, systems and methods incorporating the same, and methods for performing surgical procedures

A system for performing a medical procedure comprises a first assembly and a second assembly. The first assembly comprises an articulating probe assembly and a first housing.
Medrobotics Corporation

Surgical system with hermetically sealed endoscope

In one embodiment, a minimally invasive surgical system includes a patient side manipulator, a hermetically sealed endoscopic camera instrument, a vision cart, and a monitor. The patient side manipulator has a robotic arm.
Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.

Robotic vacuum cleaner docking station with debris removal

A docking system for a robotic vacuum is provided that includes a debris disposal chamber on a docking station. An actuation feature is used to couple the debris disposal chamber to a debris collection chamber on the robotic vacuum.

Wall following robot

An example robot includes a body that is movable relative to a surface, a bumper mounted on the body to enable movement of the bumper relative to the body, a sensor to produce a signal in response to the movement of the bumper relative to the body caused by contact between the bumper and the surface, and a controller to control movement of the body to cause the body to track the surface based on a value. The bumper is movable between an uncompressed position relative to the body and a compressed position relative to the body.
Irobot Corporation

Robot cleaner

Disclosed is a robot cleaner. The a robot cleaner comprising: a cleaner main body defining an external appearance of the robot cleaner, a suction unit provided in the cleaner main body for suctioning air containing dust, a dust separation unit for separating the dust from the air suctioned through the suction unit, a fan unit connected to the dust separation unit for providing suction force to the suction unit, and a housing having an air flow path for guiding the air discharged from the fan unit, wherein the housing accommodates a battery for supplying electricity to the fan unit, and wherein the air passing through the air flow path exchanges heat with the battery..
Lg Electronics Inc.

Robot cleaner

A robot cleaner includes a main body having a suction motor; a moving unit to automatically move the main body; and a suction module to be in communication with the suction motor and to clean a floor, wherein an accommodating portion in which a part of the suction module is accommodated is provided at a lower portion of a front side of the main body, and while the suction module is located in the accommodating portion, a part of the suction module is disposed to be vertically overlapped with the main body, and another part of the suction module protrudes toward both sides from a front portion of the main body, and still another part of the suction module protrudes to a front of the main body.. .
Lg Electronics Inc.

System and improved attachment of a cup to a dairy animal

A system includes a robotic arm and a controller. The controller accesses a first image and a second image generated by a first camera.
Technologies Holding Corp.

Milking box with robotic attacher comprising an arm that pivots, rotates, and grips

A robotic arm that extends in a longitudinal direction includes a pivot assembly that pivots a gripping portion around an axis that is substantially perpendicular to the robotic arm, in a direction transverse to the longitudinal direction of the robotic arm, and between at least a maximum-left position, a maximum-right position, and a centered position. The pivot assembly includes a first actuator that extends and retracts a first cable coupled to a left side of the gripping portion in order to pivot the gripping portion.
Technologies Holding Corp.

Vision system with teat identification

A system that includes a robotic arm, a laser, a memory, and a processor. The processor is configured to position the laser adjacent to a dairy livestock and to modify teat location information for one or more teats of the dairy livestock based on a robot position offset between the dairy livestock and the robotic arm.
Technologies Holdings Corp.

Vision system with teat candidate identification

A system that includes a robotic arm, a laser, a three-dimensional (3d) camera, and a processor. The processor is configured to send instructions to position the robotic arm adjacent to a dairy livestock, to send a signal that initiates scanning a portion of the dairy livestock, and to generate teat candidate position information based on the scan of the dairy livestock.
Technologies Holdings Corp.

Robotic carton unloader

A robotic carton unloader for automatic unloading of canons from a carton pile. In various embodiments, a robotic carton unloader may comprise a mobile body, a movable robotic arm attached to the mobile body and comprising an end effector configured to unload a row of cartons in a side-by-side orientation from the carton pile, and a conveyor system mounted on the mobile body and configured to receive the row of cartons from the end effector in the side-by-side orientation.
Ip Improved Products By Breeding Ug

Parts supply device and parts supply robot having the same

A parts supply device includes a robot attachment member to be attached to a distal end portion of a robot arm, a parts holding tool supported by the robot attachment member, a stick mounting unit supported by the robot attachment member and on which a stick containing parts is mounted, a parts discharging mechanism which discharges, one by one, the parts contained in the stick mounted on the stick mounting unit, a guide member that guides the parts discharged by the parts discharging mechanism to a holding position by a holding member of the parts holding tool, and a relative movement device that moves the guide member in a state where one of the parts is held by the holding member to allow the one of the parts held by the holding member to be mounted on a predetermined position.. .
Fanuc Corporation

Method and device for stereoscopic vision

A stereoscopic vision device, a method and a robot, the stereoscopic vision device comprising: a first image capture device and a second image capture device configured to capture a light pattern formed in an environment of the device by a light source configured to emit nir light at a multiplicity of directions, each of the first image capture device and the second image capture device comprising a filter configured to transmit at least 75 percent of the nir light, and to transmit at most 50 percent of visible light; and a processor configured to: determine depth information of the environment from a first image captured by the first image capture device and a second image captured by the second image capture device, based on the light pattern as depicted in the first image and the second image; and determine color information of the environment the first image and the second image.. .
Robo-team Home Ltd.

Piezoelectric drive device, robot, and driving piezoelectric drive device

A piezoelectric drive device includes: a vibrating body having a first surface and a second surface provided with a recessed portion; and a piezoelectric element provided on the first surface. The recessed portion and the piezoelectric element have an overlap region when viewed in a normal direction of the second surface..
Seiko Epson Corporation

Base station for connection with a surface treatment device, system comprised of a surface treatment device and base station, and operating a base station

A surface treatment device, in particular a cleaning robot, has at least one optical device element and an evaluation unit. The optical device element is configured such that light emitted by the optical device element is at least partially reflected to an optical device element by means of the external element.
Vorwerk & Co. Interholding Gmbh

Rendering tool information as graphic overlays on displayed images of tools

An operator telerobotically controls tools to perform a procedure on an object at a work site while viewing real-time images of the work site on a display. Tool information is provided in the operator's current gaze area on the display by rendering the tool information over the tool so as not to obscure objects being worked on at the time by the tool nor to require eyes of the user to refocus when looking at the tool information and the image of the tool on a stereo viewer..
Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.

Apparatus for notifying a parcel is delivered

An apparatus for notifying of parcel delivery comprising an aerial parcel delivery apparatus, landing gear, a processor, a number of visual sensors, and an articulated robotic arm. The robotic arm may comprise an end effector comprising one or more simulated fingers or digits of a human hand, a protruding member, and a wireless communication adapter.

Autonomous shuffling of pallets of items in a warehouse

Examples described may enable rearrangement of pallets of items in a warehouse to an optimal layout. An example method includes receiving real-time item information including pallet locations in a warehouse and real-time inventory of items arranged on the pallets; determining a likelihood of demand for future access to the pallets based on a pallet relocation history and item receiving/shipment expectations; based on the real-time item information and the likelihood of demand, determining an optimal controlled-access dense grid layout in which distances of the pallets from a center of the layout are related to the likelihood of demand; receiving real-time robotics information and using the real-time robotics information to determine an amount of time to rearrange the pallets to the optimal layout; and, based on the amount of time to rearrange the pallets being less than a threshold, causing the robotic devices to rearrange the pallets to the optimal layout..
X Development Llc

Control device, robot, and robot system

A control device includes a processor that is configured to execute computer-executable instructions so as to control a robot, wherein the processor is configured to calculate a force control parameter related to force control of a robot by using machine learning, and control the robot on the basis of the calculated force control parameter.. .
Seiko Epson Corporation

Software robots for programmatically controlling computer programs to perform tasks

A system comprising at least one computer hardware processor configured to perform: generating an object hierarchy comprising a plurality of objects corresponding to active graphical user interface (gui) elements of at least one application program; controlling the at least one application program to perform a task comprising a sequence of actions at least in part by using the object hierarchy to invoke actions in the sequence of actions.. .
Soroco Private Limited

Robot cleaner and controlling the same

Disclosed is a mobile robot provided to randomly store a landmark object and to set a no-entering region on the basis of a plurality of landmark objects and a method of controlling the mobile robot. The mobile robot includes a body, a moving portion configured to move the body, a memory, a collector configured to collect information on an object near the mobile robot, and a processor configured to compare the object information collected by the collector with the object information of the landmark candidate object stored in the memory and recognize a location of a landmark object which is an objective of a landmark on the basis of a result of comparison.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd

Systems and methods for robotic mobile platforms

Systems and methods for robotic mobile platforms are disclosed. In one exemplary implementation, a system for enabling autonomous navigation of a mobile platform is disclosed.
Brain Corporation

Image processing system, image processing device, reconfiguring circuit in fpga, and program for reconfiguring circuit in fpga

An image processing system which can execute various image processings in an operation process of a robot is provided. The image processing system includes: a robot for performing a predetermined operation on a workpiece; a photographing unit for photographing the workpiece; an acquisition unit for acquiring a position of the robot; a field programmable gate array (fpga) for reconfiguring an internal circuit configuration; a storage unit for storing area information where circuit information for implementing predetermined image processing on an image obtained from the photographing unit as information for defining the circuit configuration of the fpga is defined for each operation area of the robot; and a reconfiguration unit for reconfiguring the circuit configuration of the fpga with the circuit information associated with the operation area based on that a position of the robot sequentially acquired by the acquisition unit belongs to one operation area defined in the area information..
Omron Corporation

Universal box build

A method and apparatus for generating consumer electronics using a universal box build (ubb) are disclosed herein. The method may include entering specifications of a product comprised of a printed circuit board (pcb), additional components (such as central processing units (cpus), memory modules, and heatsinks) into a chassis module, inserting a set of required components in the ubb, and generating the pcb assembly based on the entered specifications, wherein a robot is operatively connected to the interface module to automatically generate a product assembly..
Flextronics Ap, Llc

Light detection and ranging device

A light detection and ranging device, a robot, and a method, the light detection and ranging device comprising: a light source; and a camera comprising at least one row of pixel sensors, wherein the camera comprises at least one row of pixel sensors, and wherein light emitted by the light source is on a same plane as a field of view of the at least one row of pixel sensors.. .
Robo-team Home Ltd.

Smart vibration wafer with optional integration with semiconductor processing tool

A test wafer having two spaced-apart accelerometers mounted thereon is disclosed. The accelerometers may be positioned at locations located along a common axis passing through the center of gravity of the test wafer.
Lam Research Corporation

Assisted roadmap generation

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

Joining apparatus, loading station, supply arrangement and loading a magazine

A joining apparatus magazine temporarily stores a plurality of joining elements loaded from a loading station and feeds the joining elements to a joining head connected to an assembly line robot. The magazine comprises a housing connectable to the joining head; a drive motor; and a rotary body rotatable about an axis by the drive motor.
Newfrey Llc

All wheel drive robotic vehicle with steering brake

A robotic vehicle may include a first chassis platform including a first wheel assembly, a second chassis platform including a second wheel assembly where the first and second chassis platforms are spaced apart from each other, and a combination linkage operably coupling the first and second chassis platforms. The combination linkage may be operably coupled to the first chassis platform via a first link and is operably coupled to the second chassis platform via a second link.
Husqvarna Ab

Smart-charging use with electric-vehicle-sharing stations

A remote smart-power server receives reservation data indicating parameters for a planned vehicle use, such as pick-up time, pick-up location, and drop-off time. Systems of the present technology are in various embodiments used in connection with electric vehicles.
Gm Global Technology Operations Llc

Movable robot

This movable robot includes a robot arm which performs an operation for a machine tool, a carriage for moving the robot arm to a predetermined installation position, a vision sensor which is supported by the carriage together with the robot arm and which captures an image of recognition information provided on the machine tool when the robot arm is placed at the predetermined installation position, a partner information receiving section for receiving a partner information regarding the machine tool for which the robot performs the operation, and a controller which determines whether the information obtained from the vision sensor corresponds with the partner information when the robot arm is placed at the predetermined installation position by the carriage, and when it corresponds, the robot arm is set to be a state in which the robot arm can perform the operation.. .
Fanuc Corporation

Robot joint and robot including the same

A robot joint and a robot using the robot joint is provided. The robot joint includes a first part and a second part configured to be rotatable with each other around a joint axis.
Abb Schweiz Ag

Robotic positioning system

A microplate handling apparatus comprising: a base; and a robotic arm mounted on the base; wherein the base has at least one attachment mechanism for attaching a microplate storage device to the base; and wherein the base has at least one instrument alignment mechanism for defining a positional relationship between the robotic arm and an instrument. By providing for attachment of one or more microplate storage devices and one or more instruments to the base, the positional relationships between the robot and the microplate handling/storing devices (i.e.
Peak Analysis And Automation Limited

End effectors carrying plies of material for shaping by a mandrel

Systems and methods are provided for carrying plies of material. One embodiment is an apparatus that includes an end effector of a robot.
The Boeing Company

Law enforcement robot

Interactive police robotic apparatus, interactive law enforcement systems, as well as law enforcement applications and methods. Certain embodiments include a system of a police robotic apparatus in combination with a law enforcement officer terminal.

Control device, robot, and robot system

A control device includes a processor that is configured to execute computer-executable instructions so as to control a robot, wherein the processor is configured to calculate an optical parameter related to an optical system imaging a target object, by using machine learning, detect the target object on the basis of an imaging result in the optical system by using the calculated optical parameter, and control a robot on the basis of a detection result of the target object.. .
Seiko Epson Corporation

Control device, robot, and robot system

A control device includes a processor that is configured to execute computer-executable instructions so as to control a robot, wherein the processor is configured to calculate an image processing parameter related to image processing on an image of a target object captured by a camera, by using machine learning, detect the target object on the basis of an image on which the image processing is performed by using the calculated image processing parameter, and control a robot on the basis of a detection result of the target object.. .
Seiko Epson Corporation

Method of teaching robot and robot system

A robot system includes a robot, a vision sensor, and a controller. The vision sensor is configured to be detachably attached to the robot.
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

Calibration article for a 3d vision robotic system

A calibration article is provided for calibrating a robot and 3d camera. The calibration article includes side surfaces that are angled inward toward a top surface.
Abb Schweiz Ag

Compliant end effectors, robots that include compliant end effectors, and methods of utilizing the same

Compliant end effectors, robots that include compliant end effectors, and methods of utilizing the same. The robots include a robotic arm and the compliant end effector.
The Boeing Company

Dynamically determining workspace safe zones with speed and separation monitoring

Systems and methods for determining safe zones in a workspace calculate safe actions in real time based on all sensed relevant objects and on the current state of the machinery (e.g., a robot) in the workspace. Various embodiments forecast, in real time, both the motion of the machinery and the possible motion of a human within the space, and continuously update the forecast as the machinery operates and humans move in the workspace..

Dynamically determining and monitoring workspace safe zones using semantic representations of workpieces

Embodiments of the present invention determine the configuration of a workpiece and whether it is actually being handled by a monitored piece of machinery, such as a robot. The problem solved by the invention is especially challenging in real-world factory environments because many objects, most of which are not workpieces, may be in proximity to the machinery.

Method of controlling robot, teaching robot, and robot system

A robot system includes a robot, a vision sensor, a controller, and an input unit. The vision sensor configured to measure a feature point and obtain a measured coordinate value.
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

Control device, robot, and robot system

A control device includes a processor that is configured to execute computer-executable instructions so as to control a robot, wherein the processor is configured to calculate an operation parameter related to an operation of a robot by using machine learning, and control the robot on the basis of the calculated operation parameter.. .
Seiko Epson Corporation

Machining system and machine controller in which a moving robot loads and unloads an article with respect to machining device

There is provided a machining system in which for automation of loading and unloading of an article with respect to a machining device, an operation of a robot can be easily set from a machine controller of the machining device. The machining system includes a machine controller and a robot controller.
Fanuc Corporation

Workpiece picking device and workpiece picking improving picking operation of workpieces

A workpiece picking device includes a sensor measuring a plurality of workpieces randomly piled in a three-dimensional space; a robot folding the workpieces; a hand mounted to the robot and hold the workpieces; a holding position posture calculation unit calculating holding position posture data of a position and a posture to hold the workpieces by the robot based on an output of the sensor; a loading state improvement operation generation unit generating loading state improvement operation data of improving a loading state of the workpieces by the robot based on an output of the sensor; and a robot control unit controlling the robot and the hand. The robot control unit controls the robot and the hand based on an output of the holding position posture calculation unit and the loading state improvement operation generation unit to pick the workpieces or perform a loading state improvement operation..
Fanuc Corporation

Generating a robot control policy from demonstrations collected via kinesthetic teaching of a robot

Generating a robot control policy that regulates both motion control and interaction with an environment and/or includes a learned potential function and/or dissipative field. Some implementations relate to resampling temporally distributed data points to generate spatially distributed data points, and generating the control policy using the spatially distributed data points.
X Development Llc

System and controlling a position of an articualted robotic arm

A system for controlling the position of an articulated robotic arm includes a robotic catheter procedure system having the articulated robotic arm and a controller coupled to the articulated robotic arm. The system further includes a patient table positioned proximate to and separate from the articulated robotic arm and a tracking system coupled to the controller and configured to measure a change in a position of the patient table.
Corindus, Inc.

Robot, xy table for a robot and linear transport system

A robot for a linear transport system includes a carriage guide rail and first and second xy tables, each with first and second carriages arranged to move independently on the carriage guide rail, and first and second linear guides, each having first and second guide elements which can be moved relative to one another and are configured with an angular offset. The first guide elements of the first and second linear guides are connected via a support structure.
Beckhoff Automation Gmbh

Robot system

A robot system includes a first robot and a second robot, and the second robot has a base, a shaft provided translationally along an axis direction of a first axis on the base, and an arm provided rotatably with respect to the shaft, and the first robot can perform work on a work object that can be carried by the second robot.. .
Seiko Epson Corporation

Robot system

A robot includes a gripping section adapted to grip an object by open and close a pair of finger sections, a moving device adapted to relatively move the object and the gripping section, and a control device adapted to control the moving device to move the gripping section relatively toward the object, and dispose the pair of finger sections in a periphery of the object, and then control the gripping section to open and close the pair of finger sections in a plane parallel to a mounting surface on which the object is mounted, pinch the object between the pair of finger sections from a lateral side of the object, and grip the object with the gripping section at at least three contact points.. .
Seiko Epson Corporation

Carriage support unit and robot carriage

A carriage support unit and a robot carriage are provided. The carriage support unit includes a base unit provided in a way that a robot and the like can be installed thereon; a linear motion guide unit provided in the one side of the base unit, enabling linear movement of the base unit; a mounting unit disposed in the upper surface of the base unit; a driving means installed in the mounting unit; a pinion gear unit coupled to the rotating shaft of the driving means; a rack gear unit engaged with the pinion gear unit; and a sliding means enabling the mounting unit being slided towards one direction so as to adjust the degree of engagement of the pinion gear unit with the rack gear portion..
Biznc Co., Ltd.

Laser machining system including laser machining head and imaging device

A machining system includes a laser irradiation device, a camera that captures an image of a workpiece, and a display that displays the image captured by the camera. The machining system includes a robot control device that controls the camera and the display.
Fanuc Corporation

Loading dies in a press

Systems and methods for loading and/or unloading a die in a press are disclosed. A handling system for loading a die may include a linear sliding path between a supply position outside the press and a press position on the press base, configured to support a die such that the die is displaceable while it is supported on the path, and a robot configured to displace the die between the supply position and the press position along the linear sliding path.
Abb Schweiz Ag

Motorized cartridge type fluid dispensing apparatus and system

A dispensing apparatus is disclosed for dispensing fluid, such as liquid adhesive, from a fluid cartridge having a plunger movable between opposite ends within the cartridge. The dispensing apparatus is releasably coupled to a robot in order to control discharging of the fluid at a particular location.
Nordson Corporation

Coating system and fixed-type operation robot

A coating system includes: a plurality of coating robots fixed in a coating booth, the plurality of coating robots being configured to coat a vehicle conveyed in a predetermined conveyance direction; and a fixed-type operation robot fixed in the coating booth on an upstream side or a downstream side of the plurality of coating robots in the conveyance direction, the fixed-type operation robot being configured to operate an open/close member provided at a front or a rear portion of the vehicle, the fixed-type operation robot including a first arm turning around a vertical axis.. .
Kabushiki Kaisha Yaskawa Denki

Methods for determining process parameters for the robot-based spray application of viscous fluids

A system is disclosed for determining process parameters for the spray application of viscous fluids, which can include an application system, which can be actuated by predefining input parameters, for a viscous fluid having at least the components of metering device, fluid valve, and application nozzle. The dynamic behavior of the application system can be dependent, with respect to the volume flow profile of the viscous fluid during the application, and also on predefinable control process parameters.
Abb Schweiz Ag

System for remotely swinging a golf club

A method, system, and computer program product for remote golf club swinging is provided. The method can include receiving in a robotic golf club swing fixture from a remote operator over a computer communications network a set of swing parameters defining different aspects of a golf club swing.
Dynes Unlimited Products

Guide robot and operating the same

The present application discloses a guide robot. The guide robot includes a speed sensor, configured for detecting a user's walking speed; and a driving device, configured for controlling a moving speed of the guide robot based on the user's walking speed so that the moving speed of the guide robot is compatible with the user's walking speed..
Boe Technology Group Co., Ltd.

Virtual reality surgical tools system

A method and system for use in surgery, which includes a grasper having a jaw, and a grasper housing having a proximal end and distal end and defining a docking opening, and a tool having a tool housing having a proximal end, a distal end and defining an inner surface, and a robotic device operably coupled to the proximal end of the grasper housing, and configured to actuate the jaw of the grasper. The tool housing having an operative assembly at the distal end of the tool housing, and the tool housing defining a docking assembly at the proximal end of the tool housing.
Vicarious Surgical Inc.

Curved cannula surgical system control

A robotic system includes a master device and a slave manipulator configured to support an instrument. The instrument includes an instrument shaft having a proximal end and a distal end, and an end effector coupled to the distal end.
Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.

Methods, systems, and devices for controlling a motor of a robotic surgical system

Various exemplary methods, systems, and devices for controlling a motor of a robotic surgical system are provided.. .
Ethicon Endo-surgery, Llc

Surgical robotic systems with target trajectory deviation monitoring and related methods

A method may be provided to operate a surgical robotic system including a robotic arm configured to position a surgical end-effector with respect to an anatomical location of a patient. Position information may be received where the position information is generated using a sensor system remote from the robotic arm and remote from the patient.
Globus Medical, Inc.

Methods of using a robotic spine system

A method of using a robotic guidance system for performing surgery on a spine is provided. The method includes utilizing a computerized tomographic scan image of a location on a spinal column of a patient, such that the computerized tomographic scan image is connected to a computer and visible on a monitor connected to the computer.
P Tech, Llc

Methods, systems, and devices for causing end effector motion with a robotic surgical system

Various exemplary methods, systems, and devices for causing end effector motion with a robotic surgical system are provided. In general, a surgical tool can be configured to releasably and removably couple to a robotic surgical system.
Ethicon Endo-surgery, Llc

Object capture with a basket

A method for capturing an object in a cavity in a patient is described. The method includes advancing a ureteroscope into the cavity containing the object.
Auris Health, Inc.

Systems and methods for detecting neurological conditions

According to various embodiments, there is provided a device including a processor configured to control a robotic system to autonomously position a transducer at a plurality of locations adjacent a subject's skull and to autonomously locate a window on the subject's skull within which an artery can be located, from which artery a signal can be returned to the transducer, the signal having an energy level exceeding a predefined threshold.. .
Neural Analytics, Inc.

Substantial energy return shoe with optimal low-impact springs, tuned gear change, and smart knee brace

A futuristic shoe with true energy return based on enhanced heel-lift, optimized shoe springs (40% reduction in maximum foot impact), practical precise automatic electronic gear changers, novel powerful shoe impact chargers, improved pulley electronic actuators, novel low-impact much stronger springs (featuring the novel use materials such as kevlar, spectra shield, and fiberglass), novel remarkably stronger, more flexible, and tougher structures, and multiple designs for enhanced heel-lift and to prevent excessive toe sink. These designs require linkages and two improved hinges—one with enhanced natural hinges and a second with tied cogged hinges.

Robot

A robot includes a motor, an amplifier that includes a drive circuit for driving the motor, and a first object that includes at least one of a brake which brakes a driving shaft of the motor, a pulley which transmits a motive power from the driving shaft of the motor, and a computing unit which performs calculation related to rotation of the motor, in which the motor is provided with the amplifier such that the amplifier is positioned at a position other than a position axially above the driving shaft.. .
Seiko Epson Corporation

Automated proxy picker system for non-fungible goods

A system and method for providing proxy picking of non-fungible goods within an automated storage and retrieval system is provided, which repurposes one or more automated mobile robots operating within the automated inventory management system to perform a plurality of tasks across multiple different areas of an automated store. The proxy picking system and method are configured to pick individually identified non-fungible goods according to a customer selection on an ordering screen based on measured attributes and images of the goods, the attributes selected by the customer..
Alert Innovation Inc.

Color chip dispenser

Systems and methods for a color chip dispenser are provided and include a card shuffler device that receives color chips, each having a sample area displaying a color and an optical code area displaying a machine-readable optical code associated with the color. An optical code reader is configured to read optical codes and a robotic arm is configured to receive and grip color chips.
Behr Process Corporation

Unobtrusive tagging of the environment to aid robotic or computer vision classification using infrared reflective computer vision tags

An invisible infrared reflective computer vision tag includes an infrared reflective material with a printed or painted fiducial marker using an infrared opaque dye, toner, pigment or surface, covered by an infrared transparent dye toner, pigment or material.. .

Robot cleaner and controlling the same

A method for controlling a robot cleaner configured to project light of a predetermined pattern to a floor of an area in front thereof in a specific direction and to acquire an image of the area to which the light is projected, according to the present disclosure, includes: (a) acquiring a front view image of the robot cleaner; (b) detecting the pattern from the image acquired in (a); and (c) discriminating a pattern formed by reflected light from a pattern formed by light directly projected from the robot cleaner, from among patterns indicated in the acquired image, on the basis of geometrical characteristics defined by a projection direction of the light and the direction of an optical axis in which the image is acquired when two or more patterns are detected from the image.. .
Lg Electronics Inc.

Distributed autonomous robot systems and methods with rfid tracking

Described in detail herein is an autonomous fulfillment system using rfid devices. One or more rfid readers can be disposed throughout a facility can detect rfid tags disposed on or about physical objects picked up by the autonomous robotic devices.
Wal-mart Stores, Inc.

Vapor device for filtering and testing material

A method is disclosed comprising drawing air into a robotic vapor device, exposing the drawn air to a sensor to detect one or more constituents in the drawn air, determining measurement data for the one or more constituents of the drawn air via the sensor, and engaging a filtration component in the robotic vapor device based on the measurement data.. .
Lunatech, Llc

Air analyzer, treatment and peer networking apparatus

In an aspect a method is disclosed comprising drawing air into a robotic vapor device, exposing the drawn air to a sensor to detect one or more constituents in the drawn air, determining first measurement data for the one or more constituents of the drawn air via the sensor, transmitting the first measurement data to a computing device via a network, receiving second measurement data from the computing device via the network, determining one or more vaporizable materials to vaporize based on the first measurement data and the second measurement data, and dispensing a vapor comprised of the one or more vaporizable materials.. .
Lunatech, Llc

Cleaning robot and controlling method thereof

A cleaning robot may include a main body, a driver configured to move the main body, a cleaner configured to clean a cleaning space, and a controller configured to set at least one area among a plurality of areas included in the cleaning space as a cleaning area while the main body moves, and clean the cleaning area when the cleaning area is set.. .
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Robotic creature and operation

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

Biologically controlled proxy robot

Methods and a system for controlling the movements of a proxy robot surrogate by utilizing electrical signals from the nervous system of a user are presented. One method includes identifying electrical signal pickup points on the body of the user; connecting electrodes to the electrical signal pickup points; amplifying the electrical signals from each signal pickup point; processing the electrical signals from each signal pickup point; aggregating the processed electrical signals or patterns originating from the signal pickup points; encoding the processed electrical signals for transmission over a path to a proxy robot; receiving the processed electrical signals at the location of the proxy robot; decoding the processed electrical signals into their original component electrical signals corresponding to an electrical signal from a particular pickup point on the body of the user; processing each component electrical signal by a driver configured for an individual motion-producing element in the proxy robot; addressing by the component electrical signals each motion-producing element in the motor system of the proxy robot surrogate; and causing the proxy robot surrogate to emulate every movement of the user..

Dynamically controlling an automated system

Systems and methods for dynamic automation are provided. An automation module, for example, may receive at least one map template that is selectable by a user.
Lonza Limited

Silicon substrate analyzing device

A silicon substrate analyzing device with which impurities such as trace metals in a silicon substrate having a thick nitride film or oxide film formed on a silicon substrate surface can be analyzed with a high precision by icp-ms. The silicon substrate analyzing device includes a load port, a substrate transportation robot, an aligner, a drying chamber, a gas-phase decomposition chamber, an analysis scan port having an analysis stage and a substrate analyzing nozzle, an analysis liquid collecting means, and an analysis means for performing inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry.
Ias Inc.

Force detecting device and robot

A force detecting device attachable to a robot including an arm includes a first base including a projection having an attachment surface to which an end effector is attachable, a second base attached to the arm, and at least one piezoelectric element supported between the first base and the second base and configured to detect external forces applied to the first base and the second base.. .
Seiko Epson Corporation

Indoor mobile robot position and posture measurement system based on photoelectric scanning and measurement method

An indoor mobile robot position and posture measurement system based on photoelectric scanning and the measurement method thereof, the measurement system includes: a mobile robot (1) which is arranged with a laser transmitter (2), the peripheral of the laser transmitter (2) is provided with no less than three receivers (3) for receiving the light signals emitted by the laser transmitter (2), and at least one signal processor (4) connected to the receivers (3) for processing signals received by the receivers (3) to determine precise coordinates of the receivers in laser transmitter coordinate system, and a terminal computer (5) wirelessly connected with the signal processor (4) to determine the posture angle and the position of the mobile robot through the distances between the laser transmitter (2) and each receiver (3). Without arranging multiple transmitters when measuring and performing tedious global orientation, the operators by using the measurement system and the measurement method of the present invention may measure the 3d position and posture of the indoor mobile robot in real time by multiple guidance signals consisting of photoelectric receiver and a high-speed laser scanning turntable fixed on the mobile robot..
Tianjin University

Air analyzer and treatment apparatus

A method is disclosed comprising drawing air into a robotic vapor device via a pump, exposing the drawn air to a sensor, determining a concentration of one or more constituents of the drawn air via the sensor, dispensing a vapor from the robotic vapor device based on an air treatment protocol, and engaging a filtration element based on the air treatment protocol.. .
Lunatech, Llc

Isolated human work platform for stabilized positioning of collaborative robotics

An isolated human work platform for stabilized positioning of collaborative robotics. A base platform is provided, and a work platform is positioned above the base platform for supporting one or more humans.
The Boeing Company

System for four collaborative robots and humans in a narrowing work envelope

A method and apparatus for supporting collaborative robots and humans in a narrowing work envelope. A base platform is provided, and a work platform is positioned above the base platform for supporting one or more humans, wherein the work platform is narrower than the base platform, and the work platform is positioned relative to the base platform to provide areas for positioning one or more robots on one or more sides of the work platform.
The Boeing Company

Belt drive dual robot gantry

A method and apparatus for positioning robots using a gantry. A base platform is provided, and a work platform is positioned above the base platform for supporting one or more humans.
The Boeing Company

Robotic carton unloader

A robotic carton unloader for automatic unloading of cartons from a carton pile stacked within a trailer. In various embodiments, a robotic carton unloader may comprise a conveyor system, a manipulator movably attached to an end of a robotic positioner and configured to dislodge one or more cartons from a carton pile; and a frame comprising a bumper configured to be pressed against the carton pile below one or more cartons being dislodged from the carton pile by the manipulator to stabilize the carton pile below the one or more cartons being dislodged; and a shelf configured to catch the one or more cartons dislodged from the carton pile and guide the one or more cartons dislodged from the carton pile onto the conveyor system..
Intelligrated Headquarters, Llc

Launching system for robotic sausage loading machine

A system, and associated method, for launching and delivering separated food product in organized groups to a robotized packaging station for the product. The system initiates the delivery via a metered hopper of food product delivering the product to a launch v-belt that aligns the product end to end.
F.r. Drake Company

Systems and methods for distributed autonomous robot interfacing using live image feeds

Described in detail herein is an autonomous fulfillment system. The system includes the first computing system, with an interactive display.
Wal-mart Stores, Inc.

Systems and methods for resolving issues in a distributed autonomous robot system

Described in detail herein is an automated fulfillment system with automatic exception handling. A computing system can transmit instructions to an autonomous robot device to retrieve physical objects disposed in facility.
Wal-mart Stores, Inc.

Distributed autonomous robot systems and methods

Described in detail herein is an automated fulfilment system including a computing system programmed to receive requests from disparate sources for physical objects disposed at one or more locations in a facility. The computing system can combine the requests, and group the physical objects in the requests based on object types or expected object locations.
Wal-mart Stores, Inc.

Variable article holding device, transfer device, robot handling system, and controlling transfer device

According to one embodiment, a variable article holding device includes a first base part, a first holder, a second base part, a first driving mechanism, a protruding member, and a second driving mechanism. The first holder holds an article and is provided on the first base part.
Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

Dispenser unit for aerosol precursor

A unit for mixing and dispensing an aerosol precursor composition, and containers to be dispensed therefrom. The unit includes a plurality of bulk material filling stations, the plurality of bulk material filling stations have at least one first filling station with aerosol former and at least one second filling station with a flavor material for creating the aerosol precursor.
Rai Strategic Holdings, Inc.

Robotic tire mounter

A robotic tire mounter for mounting a tire to a wheel is disclosed. The robotic tire mounted comprises a robotic arm and a gripping unit.
Arkk Engineering

Machine for optical bonding, system and use thereof

An optical bonding machine is provided that includes a robotic placement machine having a z axis actuator coupled to a first end of a base portion of the robotic placement machine, the z axis actuator capable of moving up and down a z axis, and a pick and place plate operably connected to the z axis actuator, and a vertically oriented adhesive application valve configured to apply an amount of adhesive onto an underside of a substrate, the underside of the substrate facing down when the amount of adhesive is applied, wherein the pick-and-place plate of the robotic placement machine manipulates the substrate within the optical bonding machine such that the substrate receives the amount of adhesive prior to being optically bonded to an other substrate; wherein a movement of the robotic placement machine is controllable over at least 3 axes.. .
Precision Valve & Automation, Inc.

Robot with a force measuring device

A robot includes a robot controller that is designed and configured to execute a robot program, and a robot arm having at least three joints connected by links and a number of drives corresponding to the at least three joints. Each drive is designed to adjust one of the at least three joints allocated to the drive.
Kuka Roboter Gmbh

Cable carrier crossover supplying four non-static locations

A method and apparatus for supplying cables to robots at non-static locations. A base platform is provided, and a work platform is positioned above the base platform for supporting one or more humans.
The Boeing Company

Turning device and medical instrument

Turning device provided at joint of robot arm includes: shaft cover including tubular wall extending in axial direction; turning shaft inserted into inside of wall of shaft cover and extending in axial direction; bearing causing shaft cover to support turning shaft wherein turning shaft is rotatable about a center axis of turning shaft; and at least one operating wire coupled to turning shaft at inside of shaft cover wall. Shaft cover includes a guide guiding operating wire.
Kawasaki Jukogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

Joint assembly

The present invention relates to a joint assembly (1) for a robot (100), comprising a housing (26) connected with an output part (8), the housing comprising a housing wall (26a), a strain wave gearing system (90) comprising a wave generator (7), a flexspline (13), and a circular spline (36) connected to the output part (8), wherein the wave generator (7) is rotated by a rotor shaft (3), the rotor shaft being driven by an electric motor (140) comprising a stator (15) and a rotor magnet (16), the rotor magnet (16) being affixed to the rotor shaft (3), and wherein the joint assembly (1) further comprises a rotor brake (30) configured to stop/prevent relative movement between the rotor shaft (3) and the flexspline (13), and sensors arranged to measure the position of the housing (26) in relation to the output part (8). Furthermore, the present invention also relates to a robotic arm (100) comprising a joint assembly according to the present invention and to the use of the joint assembly according to the present invention..
Kr 2013 Aps

Sensor and robot

A sensor includes a first support portion, a second support portion, an incremental encoder, a magnetic-flux generating source, and a magnetoelectric transducer. The incremental encoder includes a scale supported by the first support portion and a head supported by the second support portion.
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

Robot apparatus, controlling the same, and computer program

A robot apparatus includes an output unit that displays an image including an object on a screen, an input unit that receives an operation performed by a user for specifying information relating to an approximate range including the object in the image, an object extraction unit that extracts information regarding a two-dimensional contour of the object on the basis of the specification received by the input unit, and a position and attitude estimation unit that estimates information regarding a three-dimensional position and attitude of the object on the basis of the information regarding the two-dimensional contour.. .
Sony Corporation

Image processing device, robot control device, and robot

An image processing device includes a processor that specifies a template, based on first distance information obtained by causing an imaging unit to image a calibration plate disposed at a first position inside a work region where a robot carries out work, and that performs matching between the specified template and an image obtained by causing the imaging unit to image an object disposed inside the work region.. .
Seiko Epson Corporation

Systems and methods for servicing a vehicle

A service robot can detect one or more makers positioned on relative surfaces of a vehicle. Each marker can include data corresponding to its location on the vehicle.
Toyota Research Institute, Inc.

Storage device, mobile robot, storage method, and storage program

Provided is a storage device including: a first storage region comprising a plurality of sensor regions for the plurality of the sensors; a second storage region into which a data set is written, the data set being generated by reading, from the respective plurality of sensor regions, sampling data of a sensor having a longest sampling period among the plurality of sensors for one period and sampling data of other sensors for a period corresponding to the period in which the sampling data of the sensor for the one period is generated and integrating the sampling data; and a control unit configured to write the sampling data of the plurality of sensors into the plurality of sensor regions, respectively, in a ring buffer format and generate the data set at a predetermined timing and write the data set into the second storage region in the ring buffer format.. .
Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

Automated data center

An automated data center management system includes one or more equipment racks housing at least one server farm equipment, each of the at least one server farm equipment having a respective attachment point, a spare equipment repository having at least one replacement equipment, and a hardware management robot. The hardware management robot includes a robotic arm having an interface point, the interface point configured to couple to the attachment point.
Centurylink Intellectual Property Llc

Moving robot, controlling moving robot, and control program

A moving robot including: actuators at least including a motor for movement; a reading unit configured to read a tag installed in an environment, at least one of information on an allowable operation time of the actuators and information on an allowable operation amount of the actuators being described in the tag; and a controller configured to prohibit or limit execution of a predetermined task whose execution has already been accepted, the predetermined task being operated using at least one of the actuators, until the time when the reading unit reads the tag, and release the prohibition or the limitation and execute the task in such a way that an operation time and an operation amount do not exceed the allowable operation time and the allowable operation amount described in the tag after the reading unit has read the tag is provided.. .
Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

Systems and methods for assisting a robotic apparatus

Systems and methods assisting a robotic apparatus are disclosed. In some exemplary implementations, a robot can encounter situations where the robot cannot proceed and/or does not know with a high degree of certainty it can proceed.
Brain Corporation

Control device and robot system

A control device includes a processor that is configured to execute computer-executable instructions so as to control driving of a robot capable of performing work including a screw-tightening process for tightening a screw, wherein the processor is configured to: receive an input of at least one of characteristics of an object including the screw used in the screw-tightening process; calculate, on the basis of the characteristics received, a value concerning screw-tightening torque at a time of the tightening of the screw by the robot; and cause a display to display the value concerning the screw-tightening torque.. .
Seiko Epson Corporation

Distributed autonomous robot interfacing systems and methods

Described in detail herein is an automated fulfilment system including a computing system programmed to receive requests from disparate sources for physical objects disposed at one or more locations in a facility. The computing system can combine the requests, and group the physical objects in the requests based on object types or expected object locations.
Wal-mart Stores, Inc.

Robot

A robot includes an arm, a motor that drives the arm, an amplifier including a drive circuit for driving the motor, and a first brake that is a non-electromagnetic brake braking the motor.. .
Seiko Epson Corporation

Robot and controlling the same

The robot includes a first arm having a first hand part provided to a tip end thereof, and at least one joint shaft provided between a pedestal and the first hand part, a first acting part configured to contact a given table-like body on which a plurality of workpieces are able to be placed, while the first acting part is provided to the first hand part, a controller, an imaging unit configured to two-dimensionally image a placement surface of the workpieces in the table-like body in a perpendicular direction to the placement surface, and a recognition part configured to recognize a position of the workpiece by performing a two-dimensional pattern matching based on an image two-dimensionally captured by the imaging unit. The controller vibrates the table-like body by controlling the first arm so that the first acting part acts on the table-like body..
Kawasaki Jukogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

Skew and circular boundary for line tracking and circular tracking

A method for controlling motion of a robot relative to a conveyor flow direction of a moving conveyor includes the steps of: establishing a tracking frame for coordinating a position and movement of the robot relative to an object support surface of the conveyor; setting an upstream boundary perpendicular or skewed to a conveyor flow direction of the conveyor; setting a downstream boundary perpendicular or skewed to the conveyor flow direction; optionally setting a circular boundary partially overlapping the upstream boundary and the downstream boundary, wherein the upstream boundary, the downstream boundary and the circular boundary are positioned to define a picking area relative to the support surface; and operating the robot to pick objects from the picking area.. .
Fanuc America Corporation

Casting apparatus and casting method

A casting apparatus includes: a mold including a first mold segment and a second mold segment; and a transfer device that is configured to transfer a core to the first mold segment and place the core in the first mold segment, and to receive and transfer a casting. The transfer device includes a support part, a robot arm, a core grasping mechanism being provided on the support part, and a casting receiving part being provided on the support part.
Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

Interactive construction toy system

Embodiments include a construction toy kit having component parts capable of being assembled in a configuration chosen by the user. The kit may contain a connector extending from a first end to a second end, having a securement comprising a first retainer feature, a second retainer feature and a third retainer feature.
Traxart Toys Llc

Digital anatomical virtual extremities for re-training physical movement

Aspects of the disclosure include methods and systems for pre-action training. In an aspect, a method is presented for constructing a user-controllable image comprising obtaining anatomical and physiological data associated with a body, storing the anatomical and physiological data in a database; and creating the user-controllable image based on the stored anatomical and physiological data.

Rehabilitation and training gaming system to promote cognitive-motor engagement description

Provided is a rehabilitation and training gaming system that can comprise a mechanism of detecting user inputs, such as a camera, joystick, force sensor, position sensor, inertial sensor, robotic interface, bioelectrical signal sensor, etc., computing unit(s) for processing inputs and generating outputs, and a computer-rendered object that is at least partially controlled by the user's inputs in a physics-driven manner. The physics-driven manner involves the computer-rendered object responding to user inputs in a manner which is both continuous and time-dependent, including but not limited to: a viscosity relationship, where the velocity, or rate of change, of a property of the computer-rendered object is proportional to the user's input, or an inertial relationship, where the acceleration, or second time derivative, of a property of the computer-rendered object is proportional to the user's input..
The Johns Hopkins University

Surgical robot

A robot main body driving mechanism including wrist joint driving portion; and robot main body including base detachably fixed to robot main body driving mechanism, arm including hollow shaft and wrist joint, shaft including proximal end continuous with base, wrist joint being continuous with distal end of shaft, wrist joint rotating around axis of distal end of arm, end effector attached to wrist joint, and wrist joint driving force transmission portion including hollow torque transmission tube, torque transmission tube being inserted through shaft and including distal end attached to wrist joint, wherein: by attaching base to robot main body driving mechanism, wrist joint driving portion is connected to proximal end of torque transmission tube to rotate torque transmission tube around axis of torque transmission tube; and by detaching base from robot main body driving mechanism, wrist joint driving portion is separated from torque transmission tube.. .
Kawasaki Jukogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

Locking articulating robotic surgical tools

Various exemplary systems, devices, and methods are provided for locking articulating surgical tools. In general, a surgical tool can include an elongate shaft having at a distal end thereof an end effector configured to engage tissue.
Ethicon Llc

Systems and methods for automatically changing an end-effector on a surgical robot

Devices, systems, and methods for automatically exchanging a first end-effector on a robot arm with a second end-effector housed in a docking station. The first end-effector may have a clamp that either engages or disengages the robot arm based upon an application of force of the robot arm onto the end-effector.
Globus Medical, Inc.

Surgical robot

A robot main body including a hollow flexible shaft having flexibility, a hollow bending joint including a proximal end continuous with a distal end of the flexible shaft, the bending joint being bendable in a direction perpendicular to an axis of the bending joint, a wrist joint continuous with a distal end of the bending joint and rotatable around an axis of the wrist joint, an end effector attached to the wrist joint, a hollow torque transmission tube having flexibility, inserted through the flexible shaft and the bending joint, and including a distal end attached to the wrist joint, and a bending joint operating cable inserted through the flexible shaft and including a distal end attached to the bending joint, the bending joint being configured to perform a bending operation by operating the bending joint operating cable in an extending direction of the bending joint operating cable.. .
Kawasaki Jukogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

Robotic surgical articulation calibration

Systems and methods for articulation calibration of a surgical tool configured to be coupled to a robotic surgical system are provided. The tool including a tool shaft with an end effector has at least one linkage member extending along the shaft and operably coupled to the end effector such that force selectively applied to the linkage member is able to cause articulation of the end effector.
Ethicon Llc

Surgical tool rotation measurement

Methods and devices are provided for robotic surgery, and in particular for measuring a rotational position of elongate shafts of surgical tools. For example, a surgical tool is provided with an elongate shaft having an end effector at a distal end thereof.
Ethicon Llc

Endoscope guidance from interactive planar slices of a volume image

An endoscopic imaging system (10) employing an endoscope (20) and an endoscope guidance controller (30). In operation, endoscope (20) generates an endoscopic video (23) of an anatomical structure within an anatomical region.
Koninklijke Philips N.v.

Surgical system instrument manipulator

An instrument manipulator and a robotic surgical system including an instrument manipulator are provided. In one embodiment, an instrument manipulator includes a plurality of independent actuator drive modules, each of the plurality of actuator drive modules including an actuator output, wherein each of the actuator outputs are configured to independently actuate a corresponding actuator input of a surgical instrument without force input from another actuator output.
Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc

Calibration of a robotic surgical tool

Systems and methods for calibration of a shaft of a surgical tool are provided. The tool includes an elongate shaft configured to be coupled to an electromechanical arm of a robotic surgical system and having an end effector coupled to a distal end thereof, the shaft being rotatable about its longitudinal axis.
Ethicon Llc

Systems and methods for detecting neurological conditions

According to various embodiments, there is provided a device including a processor configured to control a robotic system to autonomously position a transducer at a plurality of locations adjacent a subject's skull and to autonomously locate a window on the subject's skull within which an artery can be located, from which artery a signal can be returned to the transducer, the signal having an energy level exceeding a predefined threshold.. .
Neural Analytics, Inc.

Advanced concept mobile x-ray imaging device

A mobile x-ray system includes a movable base, a robotic arm mounted on the movable base, an x-ray source attached to the robotic arm, a radiation detector, one or more user interfaces, and a controller configured to determine a position of the x-ray source and a position of the detector and to automatically move the base and the robotic arm to align the x-ray source with the detector.. .
General Electric Company

Robotic arm with x-ray source

An x-ray system includes a multiple degree of freedom robotic arm mounted to a surface of a radiology suite, the robotic arm having one or more telescoping arm members, an x-ray source mounted on an end effector of the multiple degree of freedom robotic arm, at least one x-ray detector, and a work station coupled to the robotic arm, x-ray source, and x-ray detector, wherein the work station is configured to compute robotic arm trajectories for at least one scanning procedure and to control the robotic arm, x-ray source, and x-ray detector to effect the at least one scanning procedure.. .
General Electric Company

Medical robotic system with image referenced camera control using partitionable orientational and translational modes

A medical robotic system includes an entry guide with articulatable instruments such as surgical tools and a camera extending out of its distal end. The camera instrument is manipulatable by a camera manipulator, which has a first mechanism for pivoting a focal point of the camera instrument about a pivot of the camera instrument and a second mechanism for positioning the pivot within a three-dimensional space in response to translational commands received from one or a coupled pair of input devices.
Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc

Automated calibration of surgical instruments with pull wires

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

Self-propelled floor treatment device

The invention relates to a self-propelled floor treatment device (1), in particular to a cleaning robot, with a floor treatment element (2), at least two motorized wheels (3, 4) and a detection device for detecting a floor type of a surface to be treated. In order to easily achieve an optimal detection of the floor type, it is proposed that the detection device have a frictional resistance element (6), which contacts the surface during a movement in such a way that a resultant force outside of a reference axis (7) acts on the floor treatment device (1), wherein the reference axis (7) is oriented parallel to a main direction of movement (8) of the floor treatment device (1) prescribed by the orientation of the wheels (3, 4), and is aligned centrally between the wheels (3, 4) in relation to a direction perpendicular to the reference axis (7).
Vorwerk & Co. Interholding Gmbh

Robot cleaner

The robotic cleaner includes a cleaner body that is movable and a suction unit that is movable relative to the cleaner body in a vertical direction. The suction unit includes an inlet for sucking impurities from the surface to be cleaned, and at least one support unit for spacing the inlet and the surface to be cleaned.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Electronic device

An electronic device including a self-propelled machine body and a portable machine body is provided. The self-propelled machine includes a moving module and has a first air flow channel.
Ibot Robotic Co. Ltd.

System for producing foods

A system (1) for producing foods, in particular a chocolate system, comprising at least one treatment station and at least one industrial robot (2, 3), which comprises at least one effector (4) having at least one receiving device for at least one product carrier (14) and comprises at least one manipulator (13) for transferring the at least one product carrier (14). The industrial robot (2, 3) additionally comprises at least one control device, preferably at least one associated processing device, and the control device is or can be set in such a way that the product carrier (14), preferably at and/or opposite a treatment station and/or between two treatment stations, can be shaken, spun, turned, rotated, slid, raised, lowered, blown at, suctioned out, cleaned, stacked and/or unstacked, cleared out by knocking, emptied, filled, temperature-controlled, and/or, in particular under sensor control, moved along a predetermined path..
BÜhler Gmbh

Lawn monitoring and maintenance via a robotic vehicle

Some example embodiments may provide a capability for intelligent control or management of a number of assets in connection with yard maintenance with the assistance or inclusion of a management unit having distributed properties. Thus, for example, sensor equipment and task performance equipment operation may be coordinated between local management and remote management entities for efficient monitoring and maintaining of lawn wellness..
Husqvarna Ab

Automated secure door for robotic mower

A doorway system for a robotic vehicle that accesses a separated area through a barrier that has a doorway formed through it. The system includes a wireless transmitter that transmits an electronic signal from the robotic vehicle, and a door movably disposed within the doorway, between a closed position and an open position.
Robin Technologies, Inc.

Improved operation of a robotic work tool by adapting the operation to weather conditions

A robotic work tool system (200) comprising further comprising a charging station (210) and a robotic work tool (100), the robotic work tool system (200) being configured to determine a change in weather and to take preservation action. The robotic work tool may detect the change in weather by detecting an electrical charge buildup in the boundary wire.
Husqvarna Ab

Autonomous mobile robot, movement control method, movement control program, and system

A mobile body includes a direction identifying unit that identifies a direction in which a communication target mobile body is positioned and a control unit that moves the mobile body by a first control amount indicating a pair consisting of a first absolute velocity value and a first velocity direction. Upon detecting that predetermined information is no longer received from the communication target mobile body, the control unit determines a second control amount by which the autonomous mobile robot is to be moved in the direction identified by the direction identifying unit and which indicates a pair consisting of a second absolute velocity value and a second velocity direction, and the control unit generates a second control command to switch the first control amount to the second control amount and move the autonomous mobile robot and outputs the generated second control command to a drive unit..
Panasonic Intellectual Property Corporation Of America

Method, controller, telepresence robot, and storage medium for controlling communications between first communication device and second communication devices

A communication controlling method includes: (a) receiving, from second communication devices, device identification information items for identifying the second communication devices, and situation information items for grasping situations around the second communication devices; (b) when at least one of the received situation information items includes an information item on a user, updating a neighborhood information database indicating which second communication device is around which user, based on the information item on the user and the at least one of the device identification information items; (c) when receiving a request for connection to a target user from the first communication device, selecting, from among the second communication devices, a second communication device present around the target user with reference to the neighborhood information database; and (d) communicably connecting the selected second communication device and the first communication device.. .
Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.

Intelligent camera for robots

A camera system for a robotic device includes a control circuit and at least one image capturing unit connected to the control circuit. The at least one image capturing unit generates an image signal.
Chen Wei Electronics Co., Ltd.

Waterless cleaning solar trackers using an autonomous robot

A solar tracker waterless cleaning system for cleaning solar panels of a solar tracker under varying wind conditions, the solar tracker being able to be positioned at a pre-determined angle, the waterless cleaning system including a docking station, an autonomous robotic cleaner (arc) and a master controller, the docking station being coupled with an edge of the solar tracker, the master controller for receiving and transmitting data to and from the solar tracker and the arc, the arc including a controller, for controlling a cleaning process and for transmitting and receiving signals, the docking station including a plurality of locking bars, coupled with the docking station, for protecting the arc during the varying wind conditions, the arc can anchor in the docking station and the master controller determines an average wind speed and provides a clean command to the arc if the average wind speed is below a predetermined threshold.. .
Evermore United S.a.

Waterless cleaning solar trackers using an autonomous robot

Solar tracker waterless cleaning system for cleaning solar tracker solar panels, the solar tracker being able to be positioned at a pre-determined angle, the system including a docking station and an autonomous robotic cleaner (arc), the arc including at least one rechargeable power source, at least one cleaning cylinder and a controller, the controller including a 6-axis motion sensor, the 6-axis motion sensor including an accelerometer and an electronic gyroscope, the docking station including at least one electrical connector for recharging the power source, the cleaning cylinder for cleaning dirt off of the solar tracker without water, the 6-axis motion sensor for determining an angle of the solar tracker and a heading of the arc, wherein the arc anchors in the docking station and cleans the solar tracker positioned at the pre-determined angle and wherein the 6-axis motion sensor is used for navigating the arc over the solar tracker surface.. .
Evermore United S.a.

Apparatus for storing and handling article at ceiling

Disclosed herein is an apparatus for storing and handling an article at a ceiling, including: an internal rail configured to hang on the ceiling; a storage system configured to hang on the ceiling and including a shelf of a first row and a shelf of a second row disposed on both sides of the internal rail to face each other and a transport in/out port connected to any one of the shelf of the first row and the shelf of the second row; and an internal transfer robot configured to be movably connected to the internal rail and convey the article between any one of the shelf of the first row and the shelf of the second row and the transport in/out port.. .
Daifuku Co., Ltd.

Method and selective deposition of dielectric films

Processing platforms having a central transfer station with a robot and an environment having greater than or equal to about 0.1% by weight water vapor, a pre-clean chamber connected to a side of the transfer station and a batch processing chamber connected to a side of the transfer station. The processing platform configured to pre-clean a substrate to remove native oxides from a first surface, form a blocking layer using a alkylsilane and selectively deposit a film.
Applied Materials, Inc.

System and detecting position deviation of inventory holder based on feature information graphs

The present invention provides a system and method for detecting position deviation of inventory holder based on feature information graphs. Step 1.
Zhejiang Guozi Robot Technology Co., Ltd.

Method of creating map by identifying moving object, and robot implementing the method

The present disclosure relates to creating a map by identifying a moving object, and a robot implementing the method, and the method comprises, by a sensing unit of a robot, sensing a first object located outside the robot, by a control unit of the robot, calculating mobility of the sensed first object, and storing sensed information and sensed time information of the first object in a map, as a fixed object, when the mobility of the first object calculated by the control unit of the robot is lower than a preset reference.. .
Lg Electronics Inc.

Traffic management mobile robotics system

The present invention provides a traffic management method for a mobile robotics system, including: step 1, defining the physical size of a mobile robot and the position of a point on a traveling path; step 2, for each point on the traveling path, obtaining profile information of the mobile robot on this point in combination with the physical size of the mobile robot, so as to further obtain the profile information of the mobile robots over the whole traveling path; step 3, with respect to a first path, calculating whether the profiles of the mobile robots on the first path and on a second path intersect, and if the profiles thereof intersect, then the first path and the second path are disjoint; step 4, calculating whether the profiles of the mobile robots on the first path and all other paths intersect, so as to further obtain the disjoint sets of all paths. The method of the present invention realizes full automation of the disjoint sets among the paths, avoids dead locks as a result of the configuration as much as possible, and solves the problems of error-prone disjoint sets and heavy workload in the manual configuration..
Zhejiang Guozi Robot Technology Co., Ltd.

Path planning mobile robots

A path planning method is provided for mobile robots, including the following steps: step 1. Searching for available paths according to the destinations of moving of the robots and the nodes properties on the map; step 2.
Zhejiang Guozi Robot Technology Co., Ltd.

Robot and controlling the same

A robot and a method for controlling the robot are provided, each of which prevents the robot from hitting an obstacle when autonomous movement of the robot is controlled using an oss. The method for controlling a robot including a plurality of rangefinder sensors, the robot being configured to autonomously move based on a map created using one or more measurement data portions of the plurality of rangefinder sensors.
Panasonic Corporation

Mobile robot and control method thereof

A cleaner performing autonomous traveling includes a main body having a suction opening, a cleaning unit provided within the main body and sucking a cleaning target through the suction opening, a driving unit moving the main body, a camera sensor attached to the main body and capturing a first image, an operation sensor sensing information related to movement of the main body, and a controller detecting information related to an obstacle on the basis of at least one of the captured image and the information related to movement and controlling the driving unit on the basis of the detected information related to the obstacle.. .
Seoul National University R&db Foundation

Method of identifying functional region in 3-dimensional space, and robot implementing the method

The present disclosure relates to a method of identifying a functional region in a 3-dimensional space and a robot implementing the method, and the robot comprises a sensing module that senses a protrusion located outside a robot and provides height and depth information of the sensed protrusion; a functional unit that provides a predetermined function to the outside; a moving unit that moves the robot; a map storage unit that stores a map required for movement of the robot; and a control unit that controls these components.. .
Lg Electronics Inc.

Moving robot and control method thereof

A moving robot includes a travelling unit to move a main body, an image acquisition unit to acquire an image around the main body, a sensor unit including at least one sensor to sense an obstacle during moving, a storage unit to store information on a location of the sensed obstacle and information on a location of the moving robot, to register, into a map, an obstacle area of the obstacle, and to store an image from the image acquisition unit in the obstacle area, an obstacle acquisition module to determine a final attribute of the obstacle using the attributes of the obstacle obtained based on machine learning, and a control unit to detect attributes of obstacles through the obstacle recognition module if detecting a confinement state by the obstacles and to control the traveling unit to move one of the obstacles.. .
Lg Electronics Inc.

Robot system including force-controlled pushing device

A robot system including a force-controlled pushing device which causes, when a robot is guided and moved, an object provided at a tip end of the robot to be brought into appropriate contact with another object. The robot system includes the robot, the force-controlled pushing device, a robot operation input measuring part, a robot movement command calculating part, a pushing direction setting part, a target pushing force setting part, a force measuring part, and a force-controlled pushing device movement command calculating part.
Fanuc Corporation

Industrial robot process cloud system and working method thereof

The present invention relates to an industrial robot process cloud system and a working method thereof. The industrial robot process cloud system comprises an industrial robot control system integrated with a human machine interaction layer hmi, a motion planning control layer motion and a servo loop control layer servo, and further comprises a cloud server, wherein the cloud server comprises a process expert system.
Efort Intelligent Equipment Co., Ltd.

Work cell for a production robot

A modular work cell for a production robot includes a base module, on which at least one production robot is arranged, disposed inside the modular work cell. The modular work cell further includes wall elements, a control cabinet, an access, and a feed unit for workpieces which is arranged between the access and the production robot.
Benteler Maschinenbau Gmbh

System for object detection

A system for enhanced object detection and identification is disclosed. The system provides new capabilities in object detection and identification.
Tallyho! Inc.

Encoder, robot, and printer

An encoder includes a base portion, a rotation portion that is provided to be rotatable about a rotation axis with respect to the base portion, a mark that is disposed around the rotation axis on the rotation portion, an imaging element that is disposed in the base portion and images the marks, a storage portion that stores a reference image, and a determination portion that performs template matching on the mark imaged by the imaging element by using the reference image, so as to determine a rotation state of the rotation portion with respect to the base portion.. .
Seiko Epson Corporation

Method of estimating reliability of measurement distance of laser rangefinder, and localizating mobile robot using laser rangefinder

The present invention relates generally to a method of estimating reliability of a measurement distance of a laser rangefinder, and a localization method of a mobile robot using the laser rangefinder. More particularly, the present invention relates to a method of estimating reliability of a measurement distance of a laser rangefinder, and a localization method of a mobile robot using the laser rangefinder, the method being capable of estimating a distance type of a measurement distance measured by a laser rangefinder, and estimating reliability of the measurement distance to utilize the reliability in localization of a mobile robot..
Korea University Research And Business Foundation

In-situ measurement of blade tip-to-shroud gap in turbine engine

A robotically articulated inspection scope (56, 69) inserted into a pilot fuel nozzle port (58) of a turbine engine (20) for in-situ measurement of gaps (59) between tips of turbine blades (40a) and the surrounding shroud (44). A non-contact gap measuring device (52) on a distal end (79) of the scope may be navigated through a combustor (28) and transition duct (34) into a position proximate a blade tip gap.
Siemens Energy, Inc.

Automated mounting device for performing assembly jobs in an elevator shaft of an elevator system

A mounting device for performing an assembly job in an elevator shaft of an elevator system has a support component and a mechatronic assembly component. The support component is configured to be moved within the elevator shaft.
Inventio Ag

Automated mounting device for performing assembly jobs in an elevator shaft of an elevator system

A mounting device for performing an assembly job in an elevator shaft of an elevator system includes a support component and a mechatronic assembly component. The support component is configured to be moved within the elevator shaft.
Inventio Ag

Positioning module and driving control device of carrier unit, including same

The present invention relates to a positioning module and a driving control device of carrier unit with the positioning module. In the present invention, the positioning module calculates the unwinding length and unwinding angle of a wire which is unwound by an external force.
Omorobot Inc.

Apparatus for the automated removal of workpieces arranged in a bin

The present disclosure shows an apparatus for the automated removal of workpieces arranged in a bin, said apparatus having a first object recognition device for detecting the workpieces in the bin; a first picker for picking and removing the workpieces from the bin; a controller for evaluating the data of the first object recognition device, for path planning and for controlling the first picker; and a transport device on which the workpieces removed from the bin are placed. Provision is made that a robot arm that is used for placing the workpieces on the transport device is arranged on a pedestal above the transport device..
Liebherr-verzahntechnik Gmbh

Self-draining oil buoyancy regulating device for underwater robots

The present invention provides a self-draining oil buoyancy regulating device for underwater robots, wherein the accumulator, lower hatch cover, hatch trunk, upper hatch cover and bladder are fixedly connected in sequence; the water-proof connector is fixed on the upper hatch cover; the depth-pressure sensor is settled on the lower hatch cover to check the underwater pressure; the upper valve block, hydraulic-operated check valve and lower valve block are connected though piping in sequence; the lower valve block is fixed on the lower hatch cover; the pump outlet pressure sensor and the accumulator pressure sensor are settled on the lower valve block; the directional valve and the upper valve block are connected through piping; the hydraulic pump motor assembly and the relief valve are both connected with the lower valve block through piping; the depth-pressure sensor, pump outlet pressure sensor and accumulator pressure sensor are all connected with the control panel; the control panel is connected with the external power supply and the host computer respectively by the water-proof connector; the present invention adopts a whole hydraulic plan which performs active oil drain and passive oil return; the design of overlay valve blocks has advantages of compact structure, reliable and energy-saving.. .
Zhejiang University

Method and device for decelerating a robot axis arrangement

A method for decelerating a robot axis arrangement having at least one output link includes steps of applying a braking force on the output link with a brake and, in so doing, controlling a driving force of a drive that acts on the output link, and/or controlling the braking force on the basis of a dynamic variable of the output link, wherein the dynamic variable is a function of the braking force.. .
Kuka Deutschland Gmbh

Distributed pressurization and exhaust systems for soft robots

A soft robot is described, including: a flexible and/or stretchable body; a common fluid pressurization unit; and a plurality of fluid chambers each embedded in the flexible and/or stretchable body and capable of fluidic connection with the common fluid pressurization unit through a pressurizing valve; wherein the pressurizing valve is capable of being activated to allow the pressurized fluid to flow from the common fluid pressurization unit into the fluid chamber to result in actuation. Methods of using the soft robot are also described..
President And Fellows Of Harvard College

Compensating device for a handling unit and handling unit comprising the compensating device

A compensating device, which can be placed between a robot, e.g., used to grip and position workpieces, and a gripper moved by the robot to compensate position tolerances, includes respective interfaces for a manipulator and an end effector, with the compensating device positioned between the manipulator and the end effector and including a joint device aligned with a first axis z between the interface segments, a first joint partner connected to the first interface segment, and a second joint partner connected to the second interface segment, one of the joint partners including a ball segment and the other including, for the ball segment, a receptacle segment that includes at least one ramp region so that the joint device forms a pivot or ball joint, the ball segment being capable of being displaced from a normal position in a transverse direction x-y to the first axis z into a compensating position.. .
Robert Bosch Gmbh

Gripping device for linear actuation

A gripping device with linear actuation for a robotic arm for seizing and gripping petri dishes and other light items. The gripping device has a support and first and second gripping arms slidably retained relative to the support by guide rods.
Interscience

Robot

A robot includes: a base; a robot arm rotatably provided around a rotation axis relative to the base; a mark which rotates in accordance with rotation of the robot arm; a capturing element which captures the mark; a memory which stores a reference image therein; and a determination section which determines a rotation state of the robot arm by template matching by subpixel estimation using the reference image and an image captured by the capturing element, in which a relationship of 2r/b≤l/x≤100r/b is satisfied when a viewing field size per one pixel of the capturing element is b, a distance between the rotation axis and the center of the mark is r, the maximum distance between the rotation axis and a tip of the robot arm is l, and repetition positioning accuracy of the tip of the robot arm is x.. .
Seiko Epson Corporation

Process system including robot that transfers workpiece to process machine

A process system includes a detection device that detects a rotation angle of a workpiece when a robot grips the workpiece. The control device includes a storage unit that stores a reference rotation angle serving as a criterion for the rotation angle of the workpiece, and an error calculation unit that calculates a rotation error relative to the reference rotation angle in the rotation angle of the workpiece detected by the detection device.
Fanuc Corporation

Robot apparatus

A robot system includes a robot arm mechanism equipped with an end effector; an operating device for operating a movement and a posture change of the end effector; and a control section for controlling the robot arm mechanism according to the input operation carried out via the operating device, in which the operating device equips a first operating button set and a second operating button set, the first operating button set is adapted for operating translational movement in which the end effector moves in positive and negative directions along each of three orthogonal axes of the robot coordinate system with a posture of the end effector on a robot coordinate system fixed, and the second operating button set is adapted for operating posture change motion in which the end effector rotates in positive and negative directions around each of three orthogonal axes of the hand coordinate system with an origin position of a hand coordinate system of the end effector on the robot coordinate system fixed.. .
Life Robotics Inc.

Robot control system and robot control method

A robot control system controlling a robot executing a personal service includes: a storage unit configured to store therein in advance trigger action information for which a task to be executed by the robot is formed by a series of actions and the actions and trigger conditions for respectively starting the actions are specified; a trigger determination unit configured to determine whether a trigger condition of the action is satisfied; an action execution unit configured to execute the action; and a task execution unit configured to sequentially select an action specified in the trigger action information of the task to be executed by the robot, cause the trigger determination unit to determine whether a trigger condition of the selected action is satisfied, and cause the action execution unit to execute the action when the trigger condition is satisfied.. .
Hitachi, Ltd.

Robot program modification device, robot control device, robot simulation device, and robot program modification method

A robot program modification device including a program storage unit that stores an operation program for a robot, a program execution unit that executes the stored operation program, a stop position estimation unit that estimates, at each operation position of the robot during execution of the operation program, a stop position of the robot in a case of cutoff of power, based on a movement speed of the robot, a stop position determination unit that determines whether the estimated stop position is in a predetermined region or not, and a speed modification unit that modifies, in a case where the stop position is determined to be outside the region, a set speed in the operation program such that a movement speed at the operation position corresponding to the stop position is reduced.. .
Fanuc Corporation

Robot control apparatus, robot system, robot control method and assembly manufacturing method

A robot control apparatus includes an instruction portion, and a control portion. The instruction portion is configured to transmit a switching condition to the control portion configured to perform feedback control in accordance with the robot program.
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

Control system having learning control function and control method

A robot control system includes an operation control unit, a learning control processing unit and a storage unit. Whenever the operation control unit performs a single learning control, the learning control processing unit stores the number of learning controls, which indicates how many learning controls have been performed, and obtained time-series vibration data in correspondence with each other in the storage unit.
Fanuc Corporation

Speed reduction device, join servo and robot

The present disclosure provides a speed reduction device, a joint servo and a robot. The speed reduction device includes a driving device, a first stage speed reduction assembly and a second speed reduction assembly.
Ubtech Robotics Corp

Robotic system and housing part for such robotic system

The present invention relates to a robotic system (1) having at least one robot arm which consists of a plurality of members/limbs (10), which are connected with each other by joints, in which the housing is configured to transmit the torques and forces, which are introduced into the member (10), onto a member (10) being adjacent thereto, and in which the housing is composed of at least two housing parts (12a,12b) being complementary in shape, which housing parts (12a,12b) are connected to each other in a manner allowing the transmission of torques and forces.. .
Franka Emika Gmbh

System and mounting a robotic arm in a surgical robotic system

Systems and methods for mounting a robotic arm for use in robotic-assisted surgery, including a mobile shuttle that includes a support member for mounting the robotic arm that extends at least partially over a gantry of an imaging device. Further embodiments include a mounting apparatus for mounting a robotic arm to a base or support column of an imaging device, to a patient table, to a floor or ceiling of a room, or to a cart that extends over the top surface of the patient table..
Gys Tech, Llc D/b/a Cardan Robotics

Bistatic object detection apparatus and methods

Apparatus and methods for navigation of a robotic device configured to operate in an environment comprising objects and/or persons. Location of objects and/or persons may change prior and/or during operation of the robot.
Brain Corporation

Automated seaming apparatus and method

A seaming station and method of seaming utilizing two robot arms with seaming heads coupled thereto to seam a large lite by working in conjunction with one another or simultaneously seaming two lites independently of one another.. .
Cardinal Ig Company

Machining system including robot for transporting machined article and article transporting method

A machining system includes: a working machine that machines an article while supplying a dielectric working fluid to the article; a robot that transports the machined article from the working machine; a controller that controls the robot; and a recessed wall part that is provided outside the working machine so as to demarcate the transport path of the article. The robot includes a gripping part that grips the article and a rotating part that rotates the gripping part.
Fanuc Corporation

Gear mechanism assembly apparatus and assembly method

This apparatus has first and second imaging devices for imaging first and second gears; a robot having the first imaging device; and an image processing system for acquiring a fitting position of a second gear and a phase of a first gear by processing an image of the first imaging device, and for acquiring a phase of the second gear and a position of a gear shaft of the second gear by processing an image of the second imaging device. A gear mechanism is assembled by controlling the robot based on the information acquired by the image processing system so as to position the gear shaft of the second gear held by the hand to a fitting position of the second gear and also position the phase of the second gear to the phase of the first gear.
Kawasaki Jukogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

Sensor for weld wire supply drum

A sensor system detects the level of weld wire in a supply drum used in a manual, automated, or robotic welding operation. The system includes a pair of sensors on the exterior of the drum and which illuminate a light in one color to indicate a sufficient supply of weld wire and then a second color to indicate a low or depleted level of weld wire within the drum.
Genesis Systems Group, Llc

Arc sensor adjustment device and arc sensor adjustment method

An arc sensor adjustment device and adjustment method for carrying out highly-accurate copying control. A welding system includes a welding torch, a welding power source that supplies power to the welding torch, a robot and a robot controller that cause the welding torch to oscillate, and an arc sensor that obtains a welding current or a welding voltage generated during welding while oscillating the welding torch.
Fanuc Corporation

Assembly system, assembling method, and assembly unit

An assembly system includes a molding machine that molds first parts and second parts and a robot having an assembly unit including a first holder that holds the first parts and a second holder that holds the second parts with each other. The first parts and the second parts that are molded by the molding machine are removed from the mold while being held by the first holder and the second holder of the robot.
Fanuc Corporation

System and punching and attaching to fascia

Systems and methods for punching and attaching components to vehicle fascia are disclosed. The system may include a first robot including a punching end of arm tool (eoat) and configured to punch openings in a vehicle fascia and a second robot configured to attach components having an adhesive applied thereto to the vehicle fascia adjacent to the openings.
Ford Global Technologies, Llc

Robust adaptable foot prosthesis

A device is provided to allow adaptation of a prosthetic or robotic foot in the medial-lateral direction, including pronation and supination of the foot using a series of articulations. Articulations are permitted in the disclosed device due to linkage systems positioned at various locations of the prosthetic foot.
University Of Washington

Drape attachment to sterile adapters for use in a robotic surgical system

Generally, a sterile adapter for use in robotic surgery may include a frame configured to be interposed between a tool driver and a surgical tool, a plate assembly coupled to the frame, and at least one rotatable coupler supported by the plate assembly and configured to communicate torque from an output drive of the tool driver to an input drive of the surgical tool.. .
Verb Surgical Inc.

Puncture robot

The invention may provide a puncture robot that can precisely move a needle in the puncture direction by setting needle position in a ct gantry. Provided is a puncture robot comprising a puncture unit, puncture robot being configured such that: the puncture unit comprises a puncture needle, an arm unit, a frame unit, and a base unit; the frame unit comprises a first frame and a second frame that are each provided with an advancing and retracting shaft, and a connecting rod; the arm unit comprises an upper arm and a lower arm, with the puncture needle being mounted to be parallel to the advancing and retracting shaft and the upper arm and the lower arm are advanced and retracted along the advancing and retracting shaft..
National University Corporation Okayama University

Controller assisted reconfiguration of an articulated instrument during movement into and out of an entry guide

To perform a tool exchange in a medical robotic system, tool is retracted back into an entry guide from a deployed position and pose so that an assistant in the operating room may replace it with a different tool. While the tool is being retracted back towards the entry guide by user action, its configuration is changed to an entry pose while avoiding collisions with other objects so that it may fit in the entry guide.
Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc

Surgical positioning and support system

A system for performing a medical procedure is provided comprising at least one tool and a tool support for supporting a distal portion of the tool. An operator manipulates a human interface device and produces control signals sent to a controller.
Medrobotics Corporation

Articulating electrosurgical tools

Various exemplary systems, devices, and methods for articulating electrosurgical tools are provided. In general, a surgical tool can be configured to articulate in two planes by selectively pivoting at first and second joints of the surgical tool.
Ethicon Llc

Robot cleaner

The disclosure relates to a robot cleaner. The robot cleaner comprises a main body; a plurality of spin mop assemblies disposed at a lower portion of the main body and configured to include at least one mop pad attached at lower portions of the plurality of spin mop assemblies; a driving assembly configured to drive the plurality of spin mop assemblies; a first supply assembly configured to store a first liquid inside the main body and supply the first liquid to at least one mop pad of some of the plurality of spin mop assemblies by adjusting a first valve; and a second supply assembly configured to store a second liquid inside the main body and supply the second liquid to at least one mop pad of the others of the plurality of spin mop assemblies by adjusting a second valve..
Lg Electronics Inc.

Automatic cleaner and controlling the same

An automatic cleaning robot is provided. The distance sensor is used to measure a plurality of pitches distances y(t) between the automatic cleaner and a wall at a plurality of different time points t.
Hobot Technology Inc.

Robot cleaner

A robot cleaner is disclosed. The robot cleaner includes a main body, a suction device provided inside the main body, a suction port for sucking foreign substances upon operation of the suction device, a dust collection device for collecting foreign substances from air sucked through the suction port, one or more wheels for enabling the main body to travel autonomously, and a control unit for controlling operation of the suction device and the wheels.
Lg Electronics Inc.

Chemical application detection system and mobile visual sensing technology

A chemical application detection system and mobile visual sensing technology utilizes drones, ground robotics, or fixed camera with a gps system and a uv sensing camera. The detection device senses a color hue of one or more additives combined with a chemical treatment applied to a field above or below the canopy.

Three-dimensional mapping of an environment

A system for registering a three dimensional map of an environment includes a data collection device, such as a robotic device, one or more sensors installable on the device, such as a camera, a lidar sensor, an inertial measurement unit (imu), and a global positioning system receiver. The system may be configured to use the sensor data to perform visual odometry, and/or lidar odometry.
Otsaw Digital Pte. Ltd.

System and extremely efficient image and pattern recognition and artificial intelligence platform

Specification covers new algorithms, methods, and systems for: artificial intelligence; the first application of general-ai (versus specific, vertical, or narrow-ai) (as humans can do); addition of reasoning, inference, and cognitive layers/engines to learning module/engine/layer; soft computing; information principle; stratification; incremental enlargement principle; deep-level/detailed recognition, e.g., image recognition (e.g., for action, gesture, emotion, expression, biometrics, fingerprint, tilted or partial-face. Ocr, relationship, position, pattern, and object); big data analytics; machine learning; crowd-sourcing; classification; clustering; svm; similarity measures; enhanced boltzmann machines; enhanced convolutional neural networks; optimization; search engine; ranking; semantic web; context analysis; question-answering system; soft, fuzzy, or un-sharp boundaries/impreciseness/ambiguities/fuzziness in class or set, e.g., for language analysis; natural language processing (nlp); computing-with-words (cww); parsing; machine translation; music, sound, speech, or speaker recognition; video search and analysis (e.g.
Z Advanced Computing, Inc.

Automated activity-time training

Automatically training an actor upon the occurrence of a physical condition with respect to that actor. Upon detecting that the actor has the physical condition (e.g., is engaging in or is about to engage in a physical activity), the system determines that training is to be provided for that activity.
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc

Integrated robotics and access management for target systems

An access management robot facilitation system facilitates a robot to execute access management tasks on a target system.. .
Accenture Global Solutions Limited

Taking action based on physical graph

Taking action based on a physical graph. The taking of actions occurs with the use of an agent that interprets command(s) (such as natural language commands) from a user.
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc

Operation management system for autonomous mobile robots

An operation management system includes: a plurality of robots; and an operation management unit server configured to manage an operation route in a predetermined region. Each robot has a sensor that recognizes a surrounding environment.
Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

Method for controlling a robot and/or an autonomous driverless transport system

A method for controlling a robot and/or an autonomous driverless transport system on the basis of a sensor-based identification of objects includes generating. Point pair features of the 2d surface contours on the basis of 2d surface contours of the objects to be identified.
Kuka Roboter Gmbh

Moving robot

A moving robot is provided. A moving robot according to an embodiment of the present invention determines the location of a preset light device within a driving area and controls the light device based on the location.
Lg Electronics Inc.

Method, system, and controlling a plurality of mobile-radio equipped robots in a talkgroup

A process for controlling a plurality of mobile-radio equipped robots in a talkgroup includes receiving, at a mobile-radio equipped robot via a wireless communications interface comprising one of an infrastructure wireless communication interface for communicating with an infrastructure radio access network (ran) and an ad-hoc wireless communication interface for communicating with an ad-hoc network, a group voice call containing a voice-command. The mobile-radio equipped robot determines that it is a target of the group voice call, and responsively text-converts the voice-command into an actionable text-based command.
Motorola Solutions, Inc

Extended reach inspection apparatus

An extended reach inspection apparatus may include a scanner device and a robotic manipulator arm. The robotic manipulator arm may include a plurality of arm segments including a distal end arm segment and a proximal end arm segment.
The Boeing Company

Pipe joint inspection

A system for inspecting an interior surface of a girth weld region of a pipeline includes a robot that includes a scanner mounted on a carriage for scanning the interior surface of the girth weld region to generate surface profile data. A profile analyzer receives the surface profile data and outputs an indication of whether the interior surface of the girth weld region is suitable for being coated.
Aegion Coating Services, Llc

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

A target system that includes a target that is selected, wherein the target includes a surface with depth variations. The target system additionally includes a laser sensor adapted to scan the target for localization..
Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

Shooting training system

Shooting training systems have a self-propelled robotic target support platform operable to navigate on an extended surface, the platform supporting a target, the platform including a sensor array adapted to detect and register shot information about a shot generated by a shooter passing proximate the target, a transmitter on the platform adapted to transmit the shot information, and a receiver associated with the shooter adapted to receive the shot information and to provide shot information to the shooter. The platform may be a vehicle adapted to operate over a ground surface in any direction.
Oakwood Controls Corporation

Robotic pool tile cleaner

A robotic swimming pool tile cleaner having a bottom section, an upper section, a fore side, an opposite aft side, a port side and an opposite starboard side, the bottom section having a propeller housing adapted to house a plurality of thrusters being configured to provide forward thrust to the robotic tile cleaner, assist in turning the robotic tile cleaner in a corner of a swimming pool by providing a turning thrust to move the fore side of the robotic tile cleaner away from a swimming pool wall facing the fore side, and to provide side thrust to push the robotic tile cleaner against a swimming pool tile wall facing the port side, and a plurality of cleaning brushes mounted vertically on the port side of the upper section and being configured to touch the swimming pool tile wall and to move during operation of the robotic tile cleaner.. .

Device for treating, by heat tempering, a metal element of the tube or bar type having arched portions

The invention relates to a device for treating, by heat tempering, a metal element (1) of the tube or bar type having arched portions. The device includes heat treatment means having an induction coil (23) and a sprinkler ring (26).
Eaton Leonard Group

Lubrication of parison moulds in a producing hollow glass products

A method for producing a hollow glass product by an i.s. Machine, said method being a press-blow or blow-blow method and implementing at least one parison mould and one blow mould, said method comprising the lubrication of said parison mould, the lubrication comprising spraying via a nozzle, said nozzle being carried by the arm of a mobile robot movable along the parison mould side of the i.s.
Socabelec S.a.

Workpiece handling apparatus, workpiece handling system, discharging workpiece, supplying workpiece, and storing workpiece

A workpiece handling apparatus is configured to supply and discharge a workpiece to and from a first conveyor configured to convey the workpiece. The workpiece handling apparatus includes a storage, a conveyance device, and a workpiece transfer robot.
Kabushiki Kaisha Yaskawa Denki

Display for improved efficiency in robot assisted order-fulfillment operations

A robot capable of autonomously navigating through a warehouse to execute orders on items at locations in the warehouse with the assistance of the human operators. There is a mobile base unit and a display device associated with the mobile base unit having a display area to allow the human operators to interact with the robot.
Locus Robotics Corporation

Unmanned transporting robots and the chassis thereof

The present invention discloses an unmanned transporting robot and the chassis thereof, the chassis includes a floor, a drive unit and a follow unit; the follow unit is used to bear the loads of the chassis and the payload, and includes a plurality of follow components which are arranged on the floor to enable the floor to move smoothly (i. E.
Zhejiang Guozi Robot Technology Co., Ltd.

System for printing images on a surface and method thereof

A system for printing an image includes a robot, a printhead, a laser device, and a reference line sensor. The robot has at least one arm.
The Boeing Company

Robot arm joint

A mechanical joint configured for providing dissipation of heat generated is provided. The mechanical joint includes a housing containing a motor assembly configured to drive a gear assembly for driving the mechanical joint, the motor assembly configured to be controlled by a control assembly for controlling rotation of a rotor of the motor assembly; wherein a brake disk of the control assembly is configured to increase air flow within the housing.
Kollmorgen Corporation

Joint of robot arm and surgical instrument

Joint coupling links of robot arm to each other includes: plurality of plate-shaped segments lined up in plate thickness direction; and operating wires extending through plurality of segments in plate thickness direction. Groove extending in second direction and having partially circular cross section is provided at first-direction middle portion of main surface out of two main surfaces of adjacent segments, two main surfaces facing each other in plate thickness direction.
Kawasaki Jukogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

Wrist and jaw assemblies for robotic surgical systems

An end effector for use and connection to a robot arm of a robotic surgical system, wherein the end effector is controlled and/or articulated by at least one cable extending from a respective motor of a control device of the robot surgical system, is provided. The end effector includes a wrist assembly, and a jaw assembly.
Covidien Lp

Control device and robot system

A control device includes a processor that is configured to execute computer-executable instructions so as to control a robot provided with a manipulator, wherein in a case where the processor is configured to cause an end effector connected to the manipulator assemble a first object held by the end effector to a second object and a third object, the processor is configured to: cause the first object to come into contact with at least one of the second object and the third object; rotate the first object around a second rotation axis intersecting a first rotation axis while rotating the first object around the first rotation axis to assemble the second object and the first object to each other; and thereafter, rotate the first object around a third rotation axis intersecting the first rotation axis to assemble the third object and the first object to each other.. .
Seiko Epson Corporation

Robot

A robot includes a robot arm having at least one arm, from which an end effector is detachable, a force detection unit provided between the end effector and the arm, and an energizing member that energizes the end effector toward the force detection unit side. It is preferable that the energizing member is an elastic member having elasticity.
Seiko Epson Corporation

Monitoring and controlling the movement of mobile robots

A computer-implemented method includes monitoring a current location of a mobile robot in a physical space, which includes a first area separated from a second area by a selectively permeable virtual membrane, and a software requirement corresponding to the mobile robot with regard to the second area. The method further includes identifying a software state of the mobile robot that matches the software requirement, determining whether the software state of the mobile robot meets the software requirement, and allowing the mobile robot to move from the first area to the second area through the selectively permeable virtual membrane in response to determining whether the software state of the mobile robot meets the software requirement..
International Business Machines Corporation

Offline programming device and position-parameter correcting method

Provided is an offline programming device that generates, while being offline, a program for operating a robot, wherein, when a coordinate system that serves as a reference for the robot is changed, a position parameter generated on the basis of a coordinate system before the change is automatically corrected on the basis of the coordinate system before the change and a coordinate system after the change so that absolute positions of the position parameter become equal to each other before and after the change.. .
Fanuc Corporation

Movement mapping based control of telerobot

Movement of a user in a user space is mapped to a first portion of a command action stream sent to a telerobot in a telerobot space. An immersive feedback stream is provided by the telerobot to the user.
Intel Corporation

Mobile robot system and control method thereof

A mobile robot system and a related control method sets a virtual wall as a specific area so that a mobile robot cannot approach within a cleaning area to restrict a traveling of the mobile robot, registers the virtual wall on a map when the virtual wall for restrict the approach of the mobile robot is set by a terminal, calculates a location of the virtual wall for the cleaning area to avoid the virtual wall, and restricts the approach of the mobile robot by matching the virtual wall to the cleaning area, controlling the mobile robot as if an actual physical obstacle exists by setting the virtual wall on the map through the terminal and matching to an actual cleaning area, and achieving an easy cleaning setting and effectively controlling the mobile robot as it can be plurally set at a desired location irrespective of the number.. .
Lg Electronics Inc.

Robot control device

A robot control device includes a position-accuracy-information storage unit that stores position accuracy information at a plurality of division points defined when an operating area space of the multi joint robot is divided into a plurality of areas in a grid shape, a position-accuracy calculation unit that calculates position accuracy at the end-effector position based on the position accuracy information and the current end-effector position of the multi-joint robot, and a position-accuracy output unit that outputs the calculated position accuracy to an outside.. .
Fanuc Corporation

Robot control device

A robot control device includes a parameter estimating unit that causes a robot to operate under estimation conditions input by a user and that estimates a load parameter of a load attached to the robot, a torque calculating unit that calculates operation torques of respective joints of the robot caused to operate during the estimation of the load parameter, and an alert unit that issues an alert to the user when the difference between the maximum value and the minimum value of the operation torques is equal to or less than a predetermined threshold.. .
Fanuc Corporation

Robot apparatus, methods and computer products

A robotic system (“new robot”) operative for performing at least one task in an environment, the system comprising: learn-from-predecessor functionality governed by a data exchange protocol, which controls short-range wireless knowledge transfer from a short-range wireless transmitter in a predecessor robot system (“old robot”) to a short-range wireless receiver in said robotic system, said knowledge comprising at least one environment-specific datum previously stored by the predecessor robot.. .
Ants Technology (hk) Limited

Human-collaborative robot system having safety assurance operation function for robot

A human-collaborative robot system includes a first force detection section that detects external force acting on a robot; a second force detection section that detects only an operating force acting on the robot when a human manually operates the robot; and a safety assurance operation command section that, in the case where the external force detected by the first force detection section exceeds a predetermined threshold value, commands a safety assurance operation of causing the robot to move in a direction that reduces the external force or causing the robot to stop. When the human is manually operating the robot while the robot is in the stopped state, the safety assurance operation command section compares a value obtained by subtracting the operating force detected by the second force detection section from the external force detected by the first force detection section with a predetermined threshold value..
Fanuc Corporation

Ascertaining an input command for a robot, said input command being entered by manually exerting a force onto the robot

A method for automatically ascertaining an input command for a robot, wherein the input command is entered by manually exerting an external force onto the robot. The input command is ascertained on the basis of the joint force component attempting to cause a movement of the robot in only one robot joint coordinate sub-space which is specific to the input command.
Kuka Roboter Gmbh

Coating plant robot, in particular manipulating robot

The disclosure relates to a coating plant robot (1), in particular as a manipulating robot (1) for opening or closing a motor vehicle bodywork during a painting process, comprising a robot kinematic system (6-15) for moving an effector (14) in the space. The disclosure provides that the robot kinematic system (6-15) has a first robot arm (8) with a parallel kinematic system..
Dürr Systems Ag

Exoskeleton robot

An exoskeleton robot comprises a waist assembly and a leg assembly. The waist assembly includes a first frame, a plate and a second frame.
Free Bionics Taiwan Inc.

Target based games played with robotic and moving targets

A target gaming system is provided that includes at least one target having an optical sensor. The target is adapted to move untethered around in a targeting area.

Sterile adapter drive disks for use in a robotic surgical system

Generally, a sterile adapter for use in robotic surgery may include a frame configured to be interposed between a tool driver and a surgical tool, a plate assembly coupled to the frame, and at least one rotatable coupler supported by the plate assembly and configured to communicate torque from an output drive of the tool driver to an input drive of the surgical tool.. .
Verb Surgical Inc.

Universal instrument guide for robotic surgical systems, surgical instrument systems, and methods of their use

Described herein are systems and apparatus of surgical instruments engineered for integration with robotic surgical systems to enhance precision in surgical procedures. Also described herein are methods of using such surgical instruments in performing surgical procedures.
Kb Medical, Sa

Protective drape for robotic systems

A protective drape for a robotic system is provided. The protective drape may be used with robotic systems that are required to operate in varied environments that illustratively include industrial applications, a sterile surgical suite for patient care, and a clean room for manufacturing sensitive electronic components.
Think Surgical, Inc.

Controller definition of a robotic remote center of motion

A robotic surgical system employs a surgical instrument (20), a robot (40) for navigating the surgical instrument (20) relative to an anatomical region (10) within a coordinate system (42) of the robot (40), and a robot controller (43) for defining a remote center of motion for a spherical rotation of the surgical instrument (20) within the coordinate system (42) of the robot (40) based on a physical location within the coordinate system (42) of the robot (40) of a port (12) into the anatomical region (10). The definition of the remote center of rotation is used by the robot controller (43) to command the robot (40) to align the remote center of motion of the surgical instrument (20) with the port (12) into the anatomical region (10) for spherically rotating the surgical instrument (20) relative to the port (12) into the anatomical region (10)..
Koninklijke Philips N.v.

Surgical arm

A surgical robot comprising an articulated arm, the arm having a terminal portion comprising: a distal segment having an attachment for a surgical instrument; an intermediate segment; and a basal segment whereby the terminal portion is attached to the remainder of the arm; a first articulation between the distal segment and the intermediate segment, the first articulation permitting relative rotation of the distal segment and the intermediate segment about a first axis; and a second articulation between the intermediate segment and the basal segment, the second articulation permitting relative rotation of the intermediate segment and the basal segment about a second axis; wherein: the intermediate segment comprises a third articulation permitting relative rotation of the distal segment and the basal segment about third and fourth axes; and the first, second and third articulations are arranged such that in at least one configuration of the third articulation the first and second axes are parallel and the third and fourth axes are transverse to the first axis.. .
Cmr Surgical Limited

Flexible robotic surgical instrument

A robotic surgical instrument comprising a shaft, an articulated section and a drive mechanism. The articulated section extends from the shaft and terminates at its distal end in a tip.
Cambridge Medical Robotics Ltd

An augmented surgical reality environment for a robotic surgical system

The present disclosure is directed to robotic surgical system that includes an operating console configured to operate at least one robotic arm and at least one drive motor configured to receive an input from the operating console and control the at least one robotic arm based on the input from the operating console. A surgical instrument is coupled to the at least one robotic arm.
Covidien Lp

Robotic navigation of robotic surgical systems

In certain embodiments, the systems, apparatus, and methods disclosed herein relate to robotic surgical systems with built-in navigation capability for patient position tracking and surgical instrument guidance during a surgical procedure, without the need for a separate navigation system. Robotic based navigation of surgical instruments during surgical procedures allows for easy registration and operative volume identification and tracking.
Kb Medical, Sa

Universal instrument guide for robotic surgical systems, surgical instrument systems, and methods of their use

Described herein are systems and apparatus of surgical instruments engineered for integration with robotic surgical systems to enhance precision in surgical procedures. Also described herein are methods of using such surgical instruments in performing surgical procedures.
Kb Medical, Sa

Mobile cleaning robot cleaning pad

This document describes a mobile cleaning robot that includes a chassis that supports a drive system, a debris collection volume; and a cleaning head formed to complete a bottom of the robot. The cleaning head includes a frame for affixing the cleaning head to the chassis, a monolithic housing having an interior cavity, a suspension linkage movably suspending the monolithic housing from the frame, the suspension linkage being configured to lift the monolithic housing, a diaphragm formed of a flexible material and mated to the monolithic housing, a rigid duct mated the frame to form a pneumatic path between the monolithic housing and the rigid duct through the diaphragm, and cleaning extractors disposed in the interior cavity of the monolithic housing..
Irobot Corporation

Debris monitoring

A debris monitoring system includes a receptacle, a first and a second emitter, and a first receiver. The receptacle defines an opening to receive debris into the receptacle.
Irobot Corporation

Device for treating a surface

A device for treating a surface, in particular to a cleaning robot, has a detection device for identifying the type of surface, which detection device has a light source for irradiating the surface with light and has a sensor for detecting the light which is reflected by the surface. In order to improve the identification of the type of surface, it is proposed that a three-dimensional screen panel which forms a plurality of partial volumes is associated with the sensor, wherein each partial volume is in each case associated with a different sensor subarea of the sensor, and wherein adjacent sensor subareas are optically separated from one another by means of the screen panel such that light is prevented from passing from a first partial volume to a second partial volume.
Vorwerk & Co. Interholding Gmbh

Debris sensor for cleaning apparatus

A piezoelectric debris sensor and associated signal processor responsive to debris strikes enable an autonomous or non-autonomous cleaning device to detect the presence of debris and in response, to select a behavioral mode, operational condition or pattern of movement, such as spot coverage or the like. Multiple sensor channels (e.g., left and right) can be used to enable the detection or generation of differential left/right debris signals and thereby enable an autonomous device to steer in the direction of debris..
Irobot Corporation

Robotic device coupled with material inputting, material holding and washing device

A food processing system has a wheel-shaped assembly having a stationary sub-assembly and a movable sub-assembly. The movable sub-assembly has three or more arms extending away from the stationary sub-assembly; three or more connecting rods; three or more pivoters; three or more rotators; and three or more food processing devices.

Two armed robotic system for adjusting the height of an agricultural tool

A robotic system for use in agriculture includes at least one tool-holding arm to hold an agricultural tool and capable of being controlled to enable the agricultural tool to be raised or lowered, a sensor for measuring the height of crops, and a computer to determine a set value for controlling the at least one tool-holding arm on the basis of measurements taken by the sensor for measuring the crop height. The tool-holding arm is connected to a connection member such that it can be mounted on a control arm provided on an agricultural vehicle.
Commissariat A L'energie Atomique Et Aux Energies Alternatives

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System and detecting position deviation of inventory holder based on feature information graphs

The present invention discloses a ap switching method for mobile robots based on path setting, including the following steps: install aps in the application environments of mobile robots; control the mobile robots to move along established routes, record the signal strengths of each of the aps on each of the paths of the mobile robots, and determine the ap with the strongest signal strength on each path; configure the mac addresses of the aps to be connected on each path whereon the mobile robots will move; the mobile robots monitor continuously whether the ap that is connected at the moment coincides with the ap configured for the current path, if not, then switch to the configured ap directly. The present invention can avoid effectively the problem of switching aps excessively frequently, the method is simple and effective, without the need for setting thresholds for signal strengths, and it can decrease uncertainty effectively, which is valuable in the application environments of mobile robots..
Zhejiang Guozi Robot Technology Co., Ltd.

Method and the detection of distortion or corruption of cellular communication signals

A system for troubleshooting signals in a cellular communications network, and in particular, for determining the cause of distortion or corruption of such signals, includes a robotic or other type of switch. The robotic switch can tap into selected uplink fiber-optic lines and selected downlink fiber-optic lines between radio equipment and radio equipment controllers in a wireless (e.g., cellular) network to extract therefrom the i and q data.
Qoscience, Inc.

Apparatus and methods for testing semiconductor devices

The invention is a cost effective multisite parallel wafer tester that has an array of stationary wafer test sites; a single mobile wafer handling and alignment carriage that holds a wafer handling robot, a wafer rotation pre-alignment assembly, a wafer alignment assembly, a wafer front opening unified pod (foup), and a wafer camera assembly; and a robot that moves the wafer handling and alignment carriage to and from each test site. Each test site contains a wafer probe card assembly and a floating chuck.

Dual pvd chamber and hybrid pvd-cvd chambers

Processing platforms comprising a central transfer station having at least one robot and a dual chamber processing chamber connected to a side of the central transfer station through a gate valve are described. The dual chamber processing chamber comprises a first processing volume and a second processing volume connected to a shared vacuum pump..
Applied Materials, Inc.

Visual sensor abnormality cause estimation system

A camera abnormality cause estimation system for estimating the causes of abnormalities in a camera in a production system in which the camera controls a robot. The production system includes a robot, a camera that detects visual information of the robot or the surrounding thereof, and a controller that controls the robot based on an image signal obtained by the camera.
Fanuc Corporation

Robotics process automation platform

A robotics process automation platform for developing and managing a workflow is provided. The platform includes development and operational databases stored in a memory, a development interface component, a control interface component, and a runner component.
Sutherland Global Services Inc.

Recognition of free-form gestures from orientation tracking of a handheld or wearable device

A user performs a gesture with a hand-held or wearable device capable of sensing its own orientation. Orientation data, in the form of a sequence of rotation vectors, is collected throughout the duration of the gesture.
Intel Corporation

Systems and methods for tracking and interacting with zones in 3d space

Systems and methods are provided for automatically controlling a physical device. A tracking system monitors the locations of multiple physical objects, and their respective locations are updated in a virtual environment.
Cast Group Of Companies Inc.

Autonomous mobile robot

An autonomous mobile robot includes a robot body, a movement unit, a detector, and a controller. The movement unit moves the robot body to a destination point.
Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.

Robotic interfaces

A method of robotic collaboration comprises designating a first robot a lead robot and assigning a first task in a task area to the lead robot. Broadcasting a work query in the task area seeks the presence of subordinate robots configured to perform tasks.
Stilwell Technology And Robotics, Llc

Distributed localization systems and methods and self-localizing apparatus

A self-localizing apparatus uses timestampable signals transmitted by transceivers that are a part of a distributed localization system to compute its position relative to the transceivers. Transceivers and self-localizing apparatuses are arranged for highly accurate timestamping using digital and analog reception and transmission electronics as well as one or more highly accurate clocks, compensation units, localization units, position calibration units, scheduling units, or synchronization units.
Verity Studios Ag

Gearbox, weight reduction method therefor, and robot

A reduction in the amount of filled grease and a reduction in weight are achieved, and an excessive rise in the internal pressure is suppressed. Provided is a gearbox including: a plurality of gears that are rotated by a motor; a housing that has a sealed interior space for rotatably accommodating the respective gears; and a spacer that is disposed in the interior space of the housing and that partially occupies the interior space, wherein the spacer has a lower density than grease and is elastically deformable so as to change the volume thereof according to the internal pressure of the interior space..
Fanuc Corporation

Power generation

A method and a pool cleaning robot that may include (i) a turbine that is at least partially disposed within a fluid path of the robot to extract energy from flow of fluid through the fluid path; (ii) an electrical generator for providing electrical power thereto and adapted to be driven by the turbine; (iii) a rechargeable power source arranged to be charged by the electrical generator, and (iv) a controller that is arranged to direct the pool cleaning robot to be positioned in a certain location in which a flow level of fluid that is circulated by a pool fluid circulation system is higher than a flow level of the fluid within a majority of the pool, wherein when positioned at the certain location the fluid that is circulated by the pool fluid circulation system passes through the fluid path.. .
Maytronics Ltd.

Optical glass and optical component

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

Robotic document feeder

A robotic document feeder system may comprise a robotic arm coupled to a bernoulli cup assembly powered by a vacuum source; a base disposed over an imaging surface of a document scanner, wherein the base comprises a designated scan area through which a document may be imaged by the document scanner; an input bin for storing at least one document to be imaged by the document scanner; and an output bin for storing the at least one document after it has been imaged by the document scanner. The system may further comprise an alignment mechanism in proximity to the designated scan area and configured to align the document substantially over the imaging surface of the document scanner; at least one automated door configured to close the designated scan area after the document has been placed in the designated scan area; and a camera positioned above the designated scan area for imaging a second side of the document..
Mentalix, Inc.

Robotic service device and handling method

A robotic service device is described for use on a robotic picking system grid. The robotic service device is capable of driving to any location on the grid order to perform maintenance operations or cleaning.
Ocado Innovation Limited

Interchangeable automated mobile robots with a plurality of operating modes configuring a plurality of different robot task capabilities

A system and method for managing a plurality of automated mobile robots within automated mobile robot storage and retrieval system is provided, which repurposes one or more automated mobile robots operating within the automated inventory management system to perform a plurality of tasks across multiple different areas of an automated store. The same mobile robot is enabled to move horizontally and vertically in a multi-level storage structure, operate in an order fulfillment mode retrieving order totes from an automated fulfillment section and delivering the order totes to the delivery section, operate in a replenishment mode receiving eaches of goods and depositing the eaches of goods in designated storage totes, and operate in a delivery mode receiving delivery bundles and transporting the delivery bundles to designated locations at the transfer station..
Alert Innovation Inc.

Transfer tray and transport robot comprising the same

The a transfer tray includes a fixed tray; a movable tray which can move relative to the fixed tray; several anti-shake actuators disposed on the fixed tray; a shake detection device disposed on the movable tray or the fixed tray; and a control device. The shake detection device is configured to detect the shake information of the movable tray or the fixed tray.
Boe Technology Group Co., Ltd.

Robot and traversing vertical obstacles

A robot has a robot body on a frame structure, the robot body having at least one enclosed space to hold at least one delivery item. At least one sensing device detects objects along a direction of motion of said robot.
Starship Technologies OÜ

Omnidirectionally moving wheel and robot using same

The present invention relates to an omnidirectionally moving wheel and a robot using the same, and the omnidirectionally moving wheel comprises: a cylindrical body of which both ends are opened; inner wheels, each of which have at least a part accommodated in the body, and which are respectively fixed at the both open ends of the body so as to rotate around a first rotating axis; an outer wheel provided on the outside of the body and rotating around a second rotating axis, which intersects the first rotating axis, wherein the outermost points of the inner wheels and the outer wheel are formed at the same distance from the center of the body.. .
Lg Electronics Inc.

Robot device

A parallel robot is equipped with: a base plate that is provided so as to be capable of sliding movement; three link mechanisms disposed radially when viewed from the normal direction of the base plate; and three lower motors with reduction gears that are disposed on the base plate and are connected separately to the base ends of the three link mechanisms. A plurality of parallel robots are disposed so that the respective orientations of the three link mechanisms alternate..
Mitsuba Corporation

Force estimation for a minimally invasive robotic surgery system

A method of force estimation for a minimally invasive medical system comprising a robot manipulator (10). The manipulator has an effector unit (12) equipped with a 6-degrees-of-freedom (dof) force/torque sensor and is configured to hold a minimally invasive instrument (14) having a first end (16) mounted to the effector unit and a second end (20) located beyond an external fulcrum (23) that limits the instrument in motion, usually to 4 dof.
The European Atomic Energy Community (euratom), Represented By The European Commission

Mechanism-parameter-calibration robotic arm system

A mechanism-parametric-calibration method for a robotic arm system is provided, including: controlling the robotic arm to perform a plurality of actions so that one end of the robotic arm moves toward corresponding predictive positioning-points; determining a predictive relative-displacement between each two of the predictive positioning-points; after each of the actions is performed, sensing three-dimensional positioning information of the end of the robotic arm; determining, according to the three-dimensional positioning information, a measured relative-displacement moved by the end of the robotic-arm when each two of the actions are performed; deriving an equation corresponding to the robotic arm from the predictive relative-displacements and the measured relative-displacements; and utilizing a feasible algorithm to find the solution of the equation. When an ambient temperature changes or a stress variation on the robotic arm exceeds a predetermined range, re-obtaining the set of mechanism parametric deviations corresponds to a current robot configuration..
Delta Electronics, Inc.

Robot control device and robotic system

A robot control device includes a processor that is configured to execute computer-executable instructions so as to control a robot provided with a manipulator having a plurality of joints, wherein the processor is configured to: display an area, in which a second predetermined position of the robot can move so that a first predetermined position of the robot does not pass through a singular point, in a display.. .
Seiko Epson Corporation

Calibration device, calibration method, and computer readable medium for visual sensor

For calibration on a single camera or a stereo camera, a calibration range is set in advance in an image coordinate system and the calibration is performed in an arbitrary range. A visual sensor controller is a calibration device that associates a robot coordinate system at a robot and an image coordinate system at a camera by placing a target mark at the robot, moving the robot, and detecting the target mark at multiple points in a view of the camera.
Fanuc Corporation

Calibration device, calibration method, and computer readable medium for visual sensor

A parameter for detecting a target mark 5 is not required to be set for each camera repeatedly while a stereo camera 2 is calibrated. A calibration device 1 associates position information in an image coordinate system at a first camera 21 of a stereo camera 2, position information in an image coordinate system at a second camera 22 of the stereo camera 2, and position information in a robot coordinate system at a robot 4.
Fanuc Corporation

System for dispatching cleaning robots and method thereof

The present application discloses a system for dispatching cleaning robots. The system includes an input subsystem configured to provide an input signal including information about foot traffic in a time period in an area.
Boe Technology Group Co., Ltd.

Processing system and controlling robot

A processing system includes a robot including at least one arm each including a hand at an end of the at least one arm; a first position measurement sensor, which is to be grasped by the hand and moved by the at least one arm, and is configured to measure a position of a device to be used when the robot processes a processing target; and a robot control device configured to: cause the hand to grasp the first position measurement sensor; and cause the first position measurement sensor to measure the position of the device.. .
Kabushiki Kaisha Yaskawa Denki

Gear packaging for robot arms

A robot arm comprising a joint mechanism for articulating one limb (310) of the arm relative to another limb (311) of the arm about two non-parallel rotation axes (20, 21), the mechanism comprising: an intermediate carrier (28) attached to a first one of the limbs by a first revolute joint having a first rotation axis and to a second one of the limbs by a second revolute joint having a second rotation axis; a first drive gear (33) disposed about the first rotation axis and fast with the carrier, whereby rotation of the carrier relative to the first limb about the first rotation axis can be driven; a second drive gear (37) disposed about the second rotation axis and fast with the second one of the limbs, whereby rotation of the second one of the limbs about the second rotation axis relative to the carrier can be driven; at least one of the first and second drive gears being a sector gear.. .
Cambridge Medical Robotics Limited

Tunable actuator joint modules having energy recovering quasi-passive elastic actuators with internal valve arrangements

A quasi-passive elastic actuator operable within a robotic system comprising a housing comprising an output member operable to couple to a first support member of a robotic system, a first vane device supported by the housing and comprising an input member operable to couple to a second support member of the robotic system, a second vane device coupled to the housing and interfaced with the first vane device, the first vane device and second vane device being rotatable relative to each other within the housing and defining, at least in part, a compression chamber and an expansion chamber. A valve assembly is located and operable at the joint of the robotic system, and is operable to switch the quasi-passive elastic actuator between an elastic state and an inelastic state, the valve assembly comprising a valve device disposed through an opening of the first vane device along an axis of rotation of the first vane device.
Sarcos Corp.

Teleoperated robotic system

A teleoperated robotic system that includes master control arms, slave arms, and a mobile platform. In use, a user manipulates the master control arms to control movement of the slave arms.
Sarcos Lc

Modular robotics system based on iot

The present disclosure relates to an iot-based modular robotics system where a function button for changing from a program mode to an automatic mode is installed in a master block, enabling instant execution of the automatic mode in the master block.. .

Rotary tool for removing material from a plastic part

System for removing material from a plastic part, comprising a rotating spindle provided with abrasive means. The rotating spindle includes a non-abrasive section, which can form a radial stop for the system on a guide edge.
Compagnie Plastic Omnium

Robotic miniature golf

A game played on a miniature golf course is provided that includes two or more robots, each individually assigned to a player. A remote controller is individually assigned to each of the players for control of one of the two or more robots.

Apparatus to apply forces in a three-dimensional space

The present invention relates to a robotic system useful to unload the object/person from its weight. The robotic system is useful in locomotor rehabilitation programs and allows the manipulation of forces in a three-dimensional space with far lower actuator requirements and a much higher precision than prior-art systems.
Ecole Polytechnique Federale De Lausanne (epfl)

Tunable actuator joint modules having energy recovering quasi-passive elastic actuators for use within a robotic system

A tunable actuator joint module of a robotic assembly comprises an output member and an input member, where the output member is rotatable about an axis of rotation. A primary actuator (e.g., a motor) is operable to apply a torque to rotate the output member about the axis of rotation.
Sarcos Corp.

Surgical robot

A surgical robot includes: a base disposed under a surgical table; and a plurality of multi-jointed arms extending upward from the base and passing beside the surgical table, the multi-jointed arms being configured such that a medical tool is mountable to a distal end of each of the multi-jointed arms, the multi-jointed arms each having a plurality of degrees of freedom.. .
Kawasaki Jukogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

Robotic surgery system including position sensors using fiber bragg gratings

An apparatus comprises a surgical instrument mountable to a robotic manipulator. The surgical instrument comprises an elongate arm.
Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.

Hybrid control surgical robotic system

The present disclosure describes a method and system for performing robot-assisted surgical procedures. The system includes a robotic arm system assembly, an end effector assembly, and a hybrid control mechanism for robotic surgery.
Children's National Medical Center

Center robotic arm with five-bar spherical linkage for endoscopic camera

A robotic arm including a parallel spherical five-bar linkage with a remote center of spherical rotation. The robotic arm movably supports an endoscopic camera.
Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.

Cleaning robot and cleaning thereof

The present application discloses a cleaning robot including a primary robot having a first controller configured to control a plurality of first sensors, a first communication module, a first moving apparatus, and a first cleaning assembly; and at least one secondary robot having a second controller configured to control a plurality of second sensors, a second communication module, a second moving apparatus, and a second cleaning assembly.. .
Boe Technology Group Co., Ltd.

Agitator and robot cleaner including the same

An agitator and a robot cleaner including an agitator. The agitator includes a body configured to be rotated, a plurality of couplers formed at the body and arranged to be spaced apart from each other by a predetermined distance, and a first member and a second member coupled to any one of the couplers and configured to contact a surface to be cleaned during rotation of the body.
Lg Electronics Inc.

Robot cleaner

A robot cleaner is disclosed. The robot cleaner includes a main body defining an outer appearance thereof, a suction device mounted inside the main body and including a suction motor and a suction fan, a suction port for sucking foreign substances from a floor upon operation of the suction device, a dust collection device for collecting foreign substances from air sucked through the suction port, one or more wheels for enabling the main body to travel autonomously, and a control unit for controlling the operation of the suction device and the wheels.
Lg Electronics Inc.

Communicating bins with electrically conductive members

The invention is an apparatus comprising a suspendable box, especially a storage bin or appliance, with electrically conductive members mounted thereon that both suspend and supply electrical power to the box. The electrically conductive members comprise insulative housings with openings that attach to wall hooks.

Channel configuration methods and devices for robots

The present disclosure relates to a channel configuration method for communication between the main controller of the robot and the at least one node of the robot, including: receiving at least one description message transmitted from at least one node via a broadcast channel, confirming a channel according to the description message of the node, wherein a main controller communicates with the node via the channel, and transmitting at least one channel configuration message via the broadcast channel. The channel configuration message carries the description message of the node and a description message of the channel.
Ubtech Robotics Corp.

Parameter setting system bus and device thereof

The present disclosure relates to a parameter setting method for system bus of a robot. The method includes sending parameters to the node; sending a parameter setting request to the node; and receiving the parameter setting response from the node.
Ubtech Robotics Corp.

Method for detecting abnormal system bus and device thereof

The present disclosure relates to a method for detecting abnormal system bus. The method includes receiving a status response instruction of a node; obtaining information reporting an abnormal status of the node from the status response instruction; and determining an operating instruction according to a degree of the abnormal status.
Ubtech Robotics Corp.

Data transmission methods and devices for robot

The present disclosure relates to a data transmission method for robot, including: transmitting, an attribute reporting request to at least one node via an attribute request frame, receiving an attribute reporting response transmitted from the node, updating the length of a buffer according to the attribute reporting response when a length of at least one attribute to be reported being determined to be greater than the length of the buffer. The attribute reporting response carries the length of the attribute data, and receiving the attribute data reported from the node via at least, one block data, when the length of the attribute to be reported being determined to be less than or equals to the length of the buffer..
Ubtech Robotics Corp.

Method for transmitting data through system bus between main controller and node of robot, and device thereof

The present disclosure relates to a method for transmitting data through system bus between a main controller and a node of a robot. The method includes sequentially sending date frames to the node; receiving a message of an abnormal, data transmission sent by the main controller; resending the data frames being transmitted abnormally upon receiving the message.
Ubtech Robotics Corp.

Apparatus and methods for wafer rotation to improve spatial ald process uniformity

Apparatus and methods for rotating wafers during processing include a wafer rotation assembly with a support fixture connected to a shaft and a wafer transfer assembly with a robot blade with an opening therethrough, the opening sized to allow the support surface of the support fixture to pass through the opening. A first actuator is connected to the wafer rotation assembly to rotate the support fixture assembly about an axis of the shaft.
Applied Materials, Inc.

Intelligent umbrellas and/or robotic shading systems including noise cancellation or reduction

An intelligent umbrella, includes a shading expansion assembly, a support assembly, coupled to the shading expansion assembly, to provide support for the shading expansion assembly and a base assembly, coupled to the support assembly, to provide contact with a surface. The intelligent umbrella may further comprise one or more wireless communication transceivers, one or more microphones to capture audible commands, one or more memory modules, one or more processors, and computer-readable instructions stored in the one or more memory modules are executed by a processor to convert the captured audible commands into one or more audio files and perform noise reduction or noise cancellation on the one or more audio files to generate one or more noise-reduced audio files..
Shadecraft, Inc.

Aerial robotics network management infrastructure

An aerial robotics network (arn) management infrastructure (mi) (also referred to as arnmi) that provides a mechanism for the management of aerobots.. .
Skyward Io, Inc.

Collaborative multi sensor system for site exploitation

A system communicate with a plurality of units. Each of the plurality of units includes a two dimensional camera, a three dimensional camera, a multispectral camera, and/or an inertial measurement unit.
Honeywell International Inc.

Methods and systems for dispatching assistance to robots

Methods, systems, and techniques are disclosed for selecting and dispatching a worker to assist a robot. The system may include a computer comprising a processor and a computer readable memory.
A&k Robotics Inc.

Mapping a space using a multi-directional camera

Examples described herein relate to mapping a space using a multi-directional camera. This mapping may be performed with a robotic device comprising a monocular multi-directional camera device and at least one movement actuator.
Imperial College Of Science, Technology And Medicine

Robotic filling systems and methods

Systems and methods are disclosed, which permit filling containers with a product. A filling arm is disposed within a chamber and an optical sensor is configured to sense openings of the containers within the chamber.

Systems and methods for executing software robot computer programs on virtual machines

Techniques for executing one or more instances of a computer program using virtual machines, the computer program comprising multiple computer program portions including a first computer program portion. The techniques include determining whether an instance of any of the multiple computer program portions is to be executed; when it is determined that a first instance of the first computer program portion is to be executed, accessing first information specifying a first set of one or more virtual machine resources required for executing the first instance of the first computer program portion; determining whether any one of the plurality of virtual machines has at least the first set of virtual machine resources available; and when it is determined that a first of the plurality of virtual machines has the first set virtual machine resources available, causing the first virtual machine to execute the first instance of the first computer program portion..

Predetermined placement for tape cartridges in an automated data storage library

Embodiments for predetermining optimal demount position for demounting data storage cartridges in an automated data storage library by a processor. A selected demount position may be predetermined, while performing one of a plurality of robotic movements by an accessor, for each mounted data storage cartridge for demounting data storage cartridges in the automated data storage library such that each predetermined selected demount position is stored in a lookup table of predetermined selected demount positions for a subsequent demount operation.
International Business Machines Corporation

Robot cleaner system having charging station

A robot cleaner (or autonomous cleaner) charging system includes a first light emitting device to output an optical signal for inducing a docking of the robot cleaner, a second light emitting device and a third light emitting device to output an optical signal for inducing a homing of the robot cleaner, and provided at left and right of the first light emitting device, respectively, and a light emitting device fixing member to set position and direction of the first, second and third light emitting devices.. .
Lg Electronics Inc.

Automated ultrasonic inspection of elongated composite members using single-pass robotic system

Apparatus and methods for ultrasonic inspection of elongated composite members in a single scan pass using pulse echo phased arrays operating in a bubbler method. The system concept is fully automated by integrating an inspection probe assembly to a robot and using the robot to move the inspection probe assembly along the part (i.e., outside of an inspection tank); and by integrating tooling fixtures that move out of the way as the inspection probe assembly travels along the length of the part during the inspection.
The Boeing Company

Waist rotation structure and robot

A waist rotation structure includes a mounting disc defining a through hole, a rotatable disc located at a first side of the mounting disc, a driving device fixed to a second side of the mounting disc that is opposite the first side, and a transmission assembly. The rotatable disc defines a first cable insertion hole.
Ubtech Robotics Corp.

Control of multiple intelligent umbrellas and/or robotic shading systems

A first intelligent umbrella including a first base assembly placed on a surface, a first support assembly connected to the base assembly, the support assembly to rotate around a base assembly and a first shading expansion assembly connected to the support assembly, the shading assembly further comprising one or more arms connected to the shading expansion assembly. The first intelligent umbrella further includes a wireless communication transceiver, one or more processors, one or more memory modules; and computer-readable instructions stored in the one or more memory modules, the computer-readable instructions executable by the one or more processors to communicate commands to the first support assembly to cause the first support assembly to rotate about the base; and communicate commands to the wireless communication transceiver, wherein the wireless communication transceiver to communicate the commands to a second intelligent umbrella..
Shadecraft, Inc.

Robotic cleaner with extended brush assembly

A self-propelled robotic pool cleaner includes a housing with a lower portion having an inlet and an upper portion having an outlet, the lower and upper portions define an internal chamber therebetween. A filter and a water pump are mounted in the internal chamber for suctioning pool water into the inlet and discharging filtered water through said outlet.
Aqua Products, Inc.

Mobile robot loader-unloader system and method

A system for moving payloads is described. It uses one or more mobile robots.
Hds Mercury Inc.

Mobile configurable conveyor component

An inventory management system includes a first robotic device and a second robotic device. The first robotic device includes a first conveyor removably docked with a first head of the first robotic device.
Amazon Technologies, Inc.

Spacecraft systems airlock for international space station access and interface and methods of operation

Embodiments provide a spacecraft airlock system. Embodiments provide a method and apparatus for attaching space exposed payloads to a space station.

360 degree camera mount for drones and robots

An apparatus for mounting cameras to a drone may include a frame having camera mounts for mounting two 190-degree field-of-view cameras in a back-to-back orientation. Positioning two 190-degree field-of-view cameras in a back-to-back orientation enables obtaining 360-degree field-of-view by stitching images from the two cameras together.
Qualcomm Incorporated

Additive manufacturing of conformal deicing and boundary layer control surface for aircraft

A multilayer structure for deicing an aircraft airfoil component includes an electrically and thermally insulating bottom layer formed in a defined pattern directly on the aircraft airfoil component, an electrothermal middle layer of electrically resistant heater element arrays formed in the defined pattern on the electrically and thermally insulating bottom layer, and a thermally conductive and electrically insulating top layer encapsulating the electrically and thermally insulating bottom layer and the electrothermal middle layer of electrically resistant heater element arrays. The multilayer structure may be directly applied to the airfoil component by direct writing/additive manufacturing, and may be done with the assistance of a multi-axis robot..
Goodrich Corporation

Anti-falling robots, anti-falling method, and ant-falling device of robots during power outage

An anti-falling method during power outage includes: transmitting first controlling signals to a first leg mechanism and a second leg mechanism to control a first leg and a second leg of the robot to be perpendicular to ground upon determining a power outage condition; transmitting second controlling signals to the first leg mechanism and/or the second leg mechanism to control the first leg and/or the second leg of the robot; controlling the first leg and/or the second leg to move the center of gravity of the robot close to the ground; transmitting third controlling signals to the first leg mechanism and the second leg mechanism to stop movements of the first leg mechanism and the second leg mechanism upon determining a stop condition.. .
Ubtech Robotics Corp.

Cargo vehicle loading control

A method, system, and/or computer program product controls positioning of cargo being loaded onto a cargo vehicle based on sensor readings from another cargo vehicle. One or more processors receive output from a cargo sensor that describes shifting experienced by a first cargo while being transported by a first cargo vehicle and based on the output, determine that the first cargo has shifted beyond a predetermined amount.
International Business Machines Corporation

Screen printing device and screen printing

A screen printing device is provided having a printing screen, a printing squeegee and a support for printing material to be printed. At least one articulated arm robot is provided to move the printing squeegee and/or the support in relation to the printing screen..
Thieme Gmbh & Co. Kg

Joint structure and robot

A joint structure includes a fixed member, a rotatable member and a connection assembly. The fixed member includes a housing and a first servo disposed within the housing.
Ubtech Robotics Corp.

Leg structure and humanoid robot

A leg structure includes: a pair of first-stage leg servos connected to the waist structure, each of the first-stage leg servos including a first output shaft; second-stage leg servos corresponding to and arranged opposite to the first-stage leg servos, the second-stage leg servos including second output shafts perpendicular to the first output shaft; a pair of connecting assemblies each used for mounting one of the first-stage leg servos and one of the second-stage leg servos, the connecting assemblies each including a connecting member for mounting one end of the first output shaft and one end of the second output shaft, a first end cover fixed to the connecting member and used for mounting the other end of the first output shaft, and a second end cover fixed to the connecting member and used for mounting the other end of the second output shaft.. .
Ubtech Robotics Corp.

Foot structure and humanoid robot

A foot structure for contacting the ground and connecting to a leg structure of a humanoid robot, includes: a foot assembly for contacting the ground; a first servo mounted on the foot assembly and including a first output shaft; a connecting assembly rotatably connected to the foot assembly and to constitute an ankle portion; and a second servo mounted on the connecting assembly and connected with the leg structure, the second servo including a second output shaft perpendicular to the first output shaft; the connecting assembly being arranged perpendicularly to the foot assembly and including a first connecting structure used to mount the first output shaft and rotatably connected to the foot assembly, and a second connecting structure connected to the first connecting structure and used to mount the second output shaft.. .
Ubtech Robotics Corp.

Robot with rotary structure

A robot includes a head, a shoulder, and a rotary structure. The head includes a housing and a fixing frame.
Ubtech Robotics Corp.

Robot head rotating structure

A robot head rotating structure includes a housing, a fixing frame, a connection assembly, and a rotary driving apparatus. The housing defines an internal space.
Ubtech Robotics Corp.

Data upgrading methods and devices for robots

The present disclosure relates to a data upgrading method, including: transmitting a data region preparation request for preparing a data region, transmitting a length of the upgraded data packet via a block control instruction frame, wherein a node adjusts the data region according to the length of the upgraded data packet, receiving the length of the data region, and transmitting the upgraded data packet according to a predetermined sending sequence. As such, the abnormal operations may be avoided and the reliability may be enhanced..
Ubtech Robotics Corp.

Robot voice direction-seeking turning system and method

A robot voice direction-seeking turning system and method. The robot voice direction-seeking turning system employs a voice activity detection unit (1) that detects a received voice signal to determine whether or not a voice signal transmitted by a user (s2) is present; a direction-seeking angle for the voice signal is calculated by a voice direction-seeking unit (3), and a voice direction-seeking turning unit (4) is employed to drive a robot to turn towards the direction of the sound source of the voice signal on the basis of a direction-seeking angle (s4).
Yutou Technology (hangzhou) Co., Ltd.

Bluetooth speaker and robot interaction system

The present disclosure relates to a bluetooth speaker, including: an interface unit, a processor, a bluetooth unit configured to receive and transmit audio signals, and a speaker. One end of the interface unit is configured to connect to a main controller of the robot and another end of the interface unit is configured to connect to the processor.
Ubtech Robotics Corp.

Force detector and robot

A force detector includes a first base part, a second base part, and a pressure detection unit provided between the first base part and the second base part and including a piezoelectric element that outputs a signal in response to an external force, wherein the pressure detection unit has a first member having a portion in contact with the first base part, a second member having a portion in contact with the second base part, and a third member connecting the first member and the second member, a first longitudinal elastic modulus of at least a part of the first member is lower than a third longitudinal elastic modulus of the third member, and a second longitudinal elastic modulus of at least a part of the second member is lower than the third longitudinal elastic modulus of the third member.. .
Seiko Epson Corporation

Characterising robot environments

A method for characterising the environment of a robot, the robot having a flexible arm having a plurality of joints, a datum carried by the arm, a plurality of drivers arranged to drive the joints to move and a plurality of position sensors for sensing the position of each of the joints, the method comprising: contacting the datum carried by the arm with a first datum on a second robot in the environment of the first robot, wherein the second robot has a flexible arm having a plurality of joints, and a plurality of drivers arranged to drive those joints to move; calculating in dependence on the outputs of the position sensors a distance between a reference location defined in a frame of reference local to the robot and the first datum; and controlling the drivers to reconfigure the first arm in dependence on at least the calculated distance.. .
Cambridge Medical Robotics Limited

Robot and electronic device for performing hand-eye calibration

A robot for performing hand-eye calibration is provided. The robot includes a robot arm including a plurality of joints, a plurality of arm sections, and an end effector, a communication interface, and a control circuit.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Automated smart book inventory and shelving robot based on rfid technology

An automatic and intelligent book checking and shelving robot based on the rfid technology, including an rfid system used for identifying book information, a controllable lifting device used for checking books, a navigation sensor for providing a locating navigation function and a four-wheel omni-directional mobile platform for driving the equipment to move. The present invention mainly uses the automatic identification technology and the radio frequency phase technology in the rfid technology, and the machine automation technology to realize an automatic and intelligent book checking and shelving function, including an automatic whole-library book checking function and an automatic whole-library book shelving function..
Nanjing University

Robot, robot control method, and program

Provision of a robot which has a simpler configuration and is capable of a stand-up operation. A posture controlling section (10) changes a posture of a robot 1 from a sitting posture to a bridge posture.
Robo Garage Co., Ltd.

Method for the redundancy-optimized planning of the operation of a mobile robot

1. The invention concerns a method for the redundancy-optimized planning of the operation of a redundant mobile robot (1) comprising a mobile carrier vehicle (2), a robot arm (6) having several members (11-16) connected via joints, mounted pivotably with respect to axes of rotation (21-25), drives for moving the members (11-16) relative to each other and having an electronic control device (5) which is arranged to control the drives for the members (11-16) and the carrier vehicle (2) for the movement of the mobile robot (1)..
Kuka Roboter Gmbh

Waist structure and humanoid robot

A waist structure includes: a support assembly located between a trunk structure and two leg structures; a waist servo mounted on the support assembly and two first-stage leg servos; and a transmission member connected between the waist servo and the first-stage leg servos. The waist servo connects the trunk structure to the support assembly, and the first-stage leg servos connect the support assembly to the leg structures.
Ubtech Robotics Corp.

Robots and apparatus, powering robots

Robots and apparatus, systems and methods for powering robots are disclosed. A disclosed conductive floor to power a robot on the floor includes a plurality of stationary conductors positioned in a pattern and a power delivery circuit to cause adjacent ones of the conductors to have different electrical potentials, the adjacent ones of the conductors to form a circuit to deliver power to the robot via contacts formed in a bottom surface of the robot..
Intel Corporation

Platform for robots

A feeding system for feeding workpieces to a device by means of a robot comprises a feeding station and at least one transport carriage, wherein the feeding station comprises a robot fastening section and is designed that a workpiece holder can be held in the feeding station in a holding position defined in relation to the robot fastening section from which a robot attached to the robot fastening section can grasp the workpieces. The transport carriage also has at least one holding device for holding a workpiece holder in a first holding position.
Easyrobotics Aps

Robot

A robot is provided. When a value obtained by excluding a gravitational component from an acceleration detected by an acceleration sensor is continuously less than a reference value for a certain time, a travelling state of the robot is determined as frictional surface travelling.
Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.

Robotic driving a catheter and a catheter guide

Disclosed is a robotic method for driving a catheter and a catheter guide, controlling a group of driving members and including: —a first operating mode in which the group of driving members moves the guide forward in translation; a second operating mode in which the group of driving members turns the guide about itself, the method also including a third operating mode in which the group of driving members simultaneously moves the guide forward in translation and turns the guide about itself, alternating between one direction and another.. .
Robocath

Robot system

A robot system includes: at least one supporting unit, on which a person is placeable; a robot including a plurality of multi-jointed arms, each of which has a plurality of degrees of freedom, and at least one base provided with the plurality of multi-jointed arms; and at least one type of equipment mountable to the plurality of multi-jointed arms. The robot performs at least two nursing/medical actions on the person by operating the at least one type of equipment..
Kawasaki Jukogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

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

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

Methods and systems for display of patient data in computer-assisted surgery

Methods and systems for performing computer-assisted image-guided surgery, including robotically-assisted surgery. A method of displaying image data includes displaying image data of a patient on a handheld display device, tracking the handheld display device using a motion tracking system, and modifying the image data displayed in response to changes in the position and orientation of the handheld display device.
Gys Tech, Llc D/b/a Cardan Robotics

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

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

Tool grip calibration for robotic surgery

Telerobotic, telesurgical, and surgical robotic devices, systems, and methods selectively calibrate end effector jaws by bringing the jaw elements into engagement with each other. Commanded torque signals may bring the end effector elements into engagement while monitoring the resulting position of a drive system, optionally using a second derivative of the torque/position relationship so as to identify an end effector engagement position.
Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.

Medical robotic system with remote current controller for controlling a plurality of distally housed motors

A robotic system comprises a joint position controller and a manipulator having coupled together housings. The manipulator is adapted to hold and manipulate a device.
Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.

Intuitive user interface control for remote catheter navigation and 3d mapping and visualizaton systems

The present disclosure relates to a control system for user-guided robotic control of a medical device and includes an electronic control unit, a computer-readable memory coupled to the ecu, and a visualization system configured to provide a view of an anatomical model. The memory contains user interface logic configured to be executed by the ecu, and configured to obtain input from a touch screen display with respect to the view of an anatomical model.
St Jude Medical, Atrial Fibrillation Division, Inc

Medical treatment assisting apparatus

A medical treatment assisting apparatus includes a multi-joint robot, a position specification unit, an abnormality determination unit, and a control unit. The multi-joint robot has a multi-joint arm in which a plurality of arms are connected through a joint.
Denso Corporation

Parallel-type micro robot and surgical robot system having the same

A parallel-type micro robot capable of precise control while minimizing size thereof and a surgical robot system having the same are disclosed. The parallel-type micro robot includes a base plate, a work plate, a main fixing shaft module, a horizontal movement module and at least one angle-controlling module.

System and detecting a position of a guide catheter support

A catheter procedure system includes a base and a robotic mechanism having a longitudinal axis and being movable relative to the base along the longitudinal axis. The robotic mechanism includes a robotic drive base including at least one drive mechanism, a cassette operatively secured to the robotic drive base, a rigid guide coupled to the cassette and fixed relative to the robotic mechanism and a flexible track having a distal end, a proximal end and a plurality of reflective sections.
Corindus, Inc.

Advanced 3-dimensional endoscopic system with real dynamic convergence

An improved endoscopic device for obtaining 3-dimensional human vision simulated imaging with real dynamic convergence in therapeutic, diagnostic, and other applications. Imaging probes are mounted on a tubular shaft and a simple/sleek slider moves back-and-forth on the shaft, with slider movement optionally modified and redirected to affect imaging probe convergence/divergence.

Cleaning robot

A cleaning robot, which performs cleaning operation while moving, includes a cover, to which external force is applied, a movement frame fastened to the cover, a fixed body provided in the cover, a traveling unit connected to the fixed body, and an elasticity setting part configured to movably support the movement frame to the fixed body, wherein the elasticity setting part includes a sensor configured to sense movement of the movement frame.. .
Lg Electronics Inc.

Cleaning robot

A cleaning robot includes a fixed body having a battery included therein, a cover surrounding the fixed body, and a movement frame provided between the cover and the fixed body to movably support the cover relative to the fixed body. The movement frame is fastened to at least one point of the cover..
Lg Electronics Inc.

Cleaning robot

A cleaning robot includes a top cover, a bottom cover formed below the top cover and configured to move by external force, a fixed body provided in the bottom cover, a first opening formed in an upper portion of the bottom cover and a first sensor connected to the fixed body and externally exposed between the top cover and the bottom cover through the first opening.. .
Lg Electronics Inc.

Robot cleaner and controlling thereof

A robot cleaner is provided. The robot cleaner includes a battery, and a processor configured to, in response to the battery being consumed in accordance with a cleaning operation for the cleaning area and a remaining capacity of the battery reaching a predetermined value, control the robot cleaner to charge some of the battery and clean a remaining area using the charged battery..
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Robot cleaner

A robot cleaner includes: a base body forming a bottom part of a cleaner body; a first wheel module and a second wheel module installed to be spaced apart from each other, and configured to moveably support the base body; a suction motor module and a battery module provided between the first and second wheel modules; and a suction nozzle module provided at a front side of the suction motor module and the battery module, and configured to suck air of a region to be cleaned, wherein a plurality of module accommodation portions which are open towards a lower side of the robot cleaner are formed at the base body, and wherein the first wheel module, the second wheel module, the suction motor module, the battery module, and the suction nozzle module are inserted into the module accommodation portions, respectively, in parallel to each other.. .
Lg Electronics Inc.

Cleaning robot

A cleaning robot includes a cover, a fixed body provided in the cover, a traveling part connected to the fixed body, a movement frame fastened to the cover to move in correspondence with movement of the cover, an inner body configured to support the movement frame relative to the fixed body, and a rotator provided on a bottom of the inner body to rotate in correspondence with movement of the cover.. .
Lg Electronics Inc.

Lawn mower robot

The present disclosure relates to a lawn mower robot, including an inner body; an outer cover configured to surround an outer side of the inner body; wheels rotatably mounted at both sides of the inner body, respectively; a rotating plate rotatably mounted on a bottom surface of the inner body, and disposed to be inclined downward with respect to a horizontal plane in a traveling direction of the inner body; a plurality of blades coupled to an edge portion of the rotating plate to be unfolded in a centrifugal direction and folded in the direction of the center of the circle, and spaced apart from each other in a circumferential direction of the rotating plate to cut grass while rotating around the rotating shaft of the rotating plate; and a blade protection cover formed to be spaced apart from the blades to prevent a fragment of an obstacle from being thrown out of the outer cover due to collision with the blades, wherein the blade has a cross-sectional shape of a parallelogram and is formed of a plate having a predetermined width in a longitudinal direction.. .
Lg Electronics Inc.

Lawn mower robot

The present disclosure relates to a lawn mower robot, including an inner body; an outer cover configured to surround an outer side of the inner body; wheels rotatably mounted at both sides of the inner body, respectively; a rotating plate rotatably mounted on a bottom surface of the inner body, and disposed to be inclined downward with respect to a horizontal plane in a traveling direction of the inner body; a plurality of blades spaced apart from each other in a circumferential direction of the rotating plate to cut grass while rotating around a rotation shaft of the rotating plate; and a blade protection cover formed to be spaced apart from the blades to prevent a fragment generated due to a collision with the blades from being thrown out of the outer cover, wherein the blade protection cover comprises a plurality of protrusion portions spaced apart from each other on a circular arc in front of a blade protection cover body, and a distance between the plurality of protrusion portions is formed to be smaller toward both side end portions with respect to a front-rear directional center line of the blade protection cover.. .
Lg Electronics Inc.

Lawn mower robot

The present disclosure relates to a lawn mower robot, including an inner body provided with casters and wheels for moving on both sides, respectively; a plurality of blades rotatably provided on a bottom surface of the inner body to cut grass; a drive motor mounted on the wheels, respectively, to independently drive the wheels; an outer cover configured to surround an outer side of the inner body, and mounted on the inner body to be movable in forward, backward, leftward and rightward directions with respect to the inner body when colliding with an obstacle; a plurality of ultrasonic sensors provided at a front side of the outer cover to sense an obstacle in front; and an ultrasonic guide unit formed to be recessed rearward from a front end portion of the outer cover so as to restrict a downward propagation angle of ultrasonic waves generated from the ultrasonic sensors.. .
Lg Electronics Inc.

Lawn mower robot

The present disclosure relates to a lawn mower robot, including an inner body; an outer cover configured to surround an outer side of the inner body; a plurality of blades rotatably provided on a bottom surface of the inner body to cut grass; casters pivotably installed at both front sides of the inner body, respectively, to be pivotable about a rotation shaft; wheels rotatably mounted at both rear sides of the inner body, respectively; a driving unit configured to drive the wheels; and a sensor unit configured to sense whether or not the caster is lifted from the ground, wherein the sensor unit comprises a drop switch configured to sense the lowering of the caster when the caster is lowered in a state of being floated in the air.. .
Lg Electronics Inc.

Robot lawn mower bumper system

In one aspect, a mobile robot includes a chassis, a shell moveably mounted on the chassis by a shell suspension system, and a sensor assembly configured to sense a distance and a direction of shell movement relative to the chassis. The sensor assembly includes a magnet disposed on an underside of the shell.
Irobot Corporation

Seiko Epson Corporation

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Method and program product for robot communications

A method and program product includes communicating with a mobile edge computing server as a client. The mobile edge computing server is configured to be in control of a heterogeneous domain.

Electronic equipment assembly apparatus and electronic equipment assembly method

An electronic equipment assembly apparatus includes a cable holding tool, a work stage, and a robot unit. The cable holding tool holds the cable.
Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.

Horizontal articulated robot

A horizontal articulated robot includes: a first link; a second link whose proximal end portion is coupled to one of an upper side and a lower side of a distal end portion of the first link; a third link whose proximal end portion is coupled to the other upper or lower side of a distal end portion of the second link; and a spacer disposed at a coupling position where the second link and one of the first link and the third link are coupled together, the spacer spacing the second link and the one link apart from each other in an up-down direction, such that a motion trajectory of the third link does not interfere with the first link.. .
Kawasaki Jukogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

Functional device, in particular a robot, for educational use with modules that can be combined together

A robot device having modules that can be combined together to produce alternative devices useful for educational purposes. The robot device includes one or more frame bodies and one or more motorized joints connected to the frame bodies and in communication with a central control unit.
Comau S.p.a.

Robot

A robot has a first member, an optical wire placed in the first member, a power line placed in the first member, a photoelectric conversion unit placed in the first member, and an encoder placed in the first member, wherein the optical wire is connected to be optically communicable with the photoelectric conversion unit, the power line is connected to be conductive to the encoder and the photoelectric conversion unit, and a current flowing in the power line is distributed to the encoder and the photoelectric conversion unit.. .
Seiko Epson Corporation

Retail financial system testing system and methods

In some embodiments, apparatuses and methods are provided herein useful to testing retail financial system transactions. In some embodiments, a system comprises an automated robotic testing device configured to retrieve a selected card from a physical media library, interact, via the selected card, with a point-of-sale terminal, the point-of-sale terminal configured to receive from the selected card, information associated with the selected card, and transmit, to an external banking institution, the information, and a control circuit configured to determine the selected card, transmit, to the automated robotic testing device, the indication of the selected card, receive one of an authorization and a lack of authorization, in response to receipt of 1) authorization, cause the transaction to be completed, and 2) the lack of authorization, cause the transaction to be voided, determine whether a test associated with the transaction was successful, and log an indication of whether the test was successful..
Wal-mart Stores, Inc.

Face detection, identification, and tracking system for robotic devices

A face detection and tracking method of a robotic device. The method includes obtaining a video frame from a camera of the robotic device; performing a face detection process on the video frame to detect one or more faces in the video frame and, after the face detection process, identifying the detected one or more faces in the video frame.
Tcl Research America Inc.

Robot surveillance system

Disclosed is a robot surveillance system for preventing a robot from falling down or collision by means of dynamic detection of moving object invasion. The system includes a light-emitting unit, an image capture unit, an image processing unit, a turning control unit, and a wireless transceiver unit.
H.p.b Optoelectronic Co., Ltd

Robotic creature and operation

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

Moving and searching mobile robot for following human

A human-following robot for searching a following target when failing to track the following target includes a location estimating module configured to estimate a location of the following target based on map information and trajectory information, a search range setting module configured to set a search range of the following target based on the estimated location information and human walking pattern information, and tracking module configured to track the following target after moving to the search range. Since the robot estimates a location of a missed following target and the moves to the estimated location by utilizing map information and human walking pattern information including walking pattern data of persons in a surrounding environment, which is accumulated during a predetermined period, the following target may be detected again..
Korea Institute Of Science And Technology

Inspection robot

A system includes an inspection robot having a number of payloads, a number of arms mounted to the payloads, and a number of sleds mounted to the arms. The system includes a number of sensors, each mounted to a corresponding sled, such that the sensor is operationally coupleable to an inspection surface in contact with a bottom surface of the corresponding sled.
Gecko Robotics, Inc.

Safety compliance for mobile drive units

Techniques for controlling mobile drive units (e.g., robots) in proximity to humans in a physical area are described. A management device may send an activity message to the mobile drive units instructing the mobile drive units to perform a set of activities.
Amazon Technologies, Inc.

Retrieval system and retrieval method

Information representing an operating state of each of a plurality of robots, etc. Operating under different operation conditions are retrieved and outputted.
Fanuc Corporation

Detecting sensor orientation characteristics using marker-based localization

Methods and systems for detecting sensor orientation characteristics using marker-based localization are disclosed herein. In one aspect, a robotic device can: receive a map of a horizontal marker plane that includes mapped positions of a first marker and a second marker arranged in the horizontal marker plane; receive, from a sensor configured to scan a two-dimensional sensor plane, sensor data indicative of positions of the first and second markers relative to the sensor; determine measured positions of the first and second markers based on the sensor data and a current position of the sensor; determine a difference vector between a first vector that connects the mapped positions of the first and second markers and a second vector that connects the measured positions of the first and second markers; and determine, based on the difference vector, an orientation of the two-dimensional sensor plane relative to the horizontal marker plane..
X Development Llc

Automatic diagnostic laboratory and laboratory information management system for high throughput

A system for managing information in a laboratory is disclosed. The system can receive sample information, the sample information including at least one sample identifier and sample order information.
Counsyl, Inc.

Localization of robotic vehicles

An example method includes determining locations of a plurality of candidate landmarks in relation to a robot based on sensor data from at least one sensor on the robot. The method further includes determining a plurality of sample sets, wherein each sample set comprises a subset of the plurality of candidate landmarks and a plurality of corresponding mapped landmarks.
X Development Llc

Autonomous pool cleaning robot

A pool cleaning robot that has a water jet electrohydraulic motorized propulsion/pump unit and a waste-collecting body having a battery for powering said unit, the unit and the battery being contained inside a rotary and sealed turret, external to the body of the robot. The robot advantageously has an automatic direction reversing device having a vane secured to the turret with a first end stop and second end stops..
Kokido Development Limited

Automatic tire loader/unloader for stacking/unstacking tires in a trailer

An automatic tire loader/unloader for stacking/unstacking tires in a trailer is disclosed. In one embodiment, a mobile base structure provides a support framework for a drive subassembly, conveyance subassembly, an industrial robot, a distance measurement subassembly, and a control subassembly.
Daifuku Co., Ltd.

A taking articles by using shuttle robot carts

A method of handling articles (3) in a logistics center including an article stowage zone (1) subdivided into adjacent stowage segments along a travel path (2) for shuttle robot carts (4), in which method a monitoring and control unit (5) organizes the movement of said shuttle robot carts along the travel path in such a manner as to take the articles from the segments and to cause them to exit from the travel path in series and in ordered manner in a certain sequence, which method is characterized in that the unit causes the shuttle robot carts to move cyclically, and, at each cycle, checks the distribution of the articles in the segments in such a manner that, every time, an optimum number of shuttle robot carts are caused to move along the travel path.. .
Solystic

Hinged vehicle chassis

A robotic vehicle chassis is provided. The robotic vehicle chassis includes a first chassis section, a second chassis section, and a hinge joint connecting the first and second chassis sections such that the first and second chassis sections are capable of rotation with respect to each other in at least a first direction.
Saudi Arabian Oil Company

Reconfigurable moble cable robot

A cable robot comprises a platform supporting an effector and cables. Each cable is connected on one end to an attachment point on the platform and extends from this attachment point to an anchoring point attached to a supporting structure.
Institut De Recherche Technologique Jules Verne

Robot hand

A robot hand includes: a first movable member including a first pushing surface pushed against a first surface of a workpiece and a second pushing surface pushed against a second surface of the workpiece, intersecting the first surface, supported in a manner capable of moving in a first direction perpendicular to the first pushing surface, a second movable member supported by the first movable member in a manner capable of relatively moving in a second direction intersecting a movement direction of the first movable member, a third pushing surface pushed against a third surface facing the second surface, an actuator for pressing the first and the second movable members in the first direction, and a pressing force conversion mechanism converting a part of the pressing force generated by the actuator into a pressing force in a direction of moving the second movable member relative to the first movable member.. .
Fanuc Corporation

Tool driving module and robot manipulator employing same

A tool driving module for a robot manipulator comprising an end-shaft is disclosed. The tool driving module comprises a connection part, a motor driving module, a driving arm and a tool fixing bracket.
Delta Electronics, Inc.

Industrial-robot control device

Provided is an industrial-robot control device including a microphone attached to an industrial robot, a specific-sound detector that detects a specific sound from a sound picked up by the microphone, and a controller that allows the industrial robot to operate only during a period in which the specific sound is detected by the specific-sound detector.. .
Fanuc Corporation

Autonomously moving body, movement controlling method, and recording medium storing movement controlling program

A cleaning robot which performs a predetermined task while autonomously moving includes: a driver which makes the cleaning robot move; an image capturer which detects a movement state indicating whether a different cleaning robot existing in front of the cleaning robot is moving along an obstacle, a direction in which the different cleaning robot exists relative to the cleaning robot, and a distance between the cleaning robot and the different cleaning robot; and a following run controller which controls the driver in order for the cleaning robot to move following the different cleaning robot while keeping a position diagonally behind the different cleaning robot at an opposite side of the different cleaning robot from the obstacle, if the movement state indicates that the different cleaning robot is moving along the obstacle.. .
Panasonic Intellectual Property Corporation Of America

Guidance robot

A guidance robot includes an internal frame, a shell over the internal frame and a display device provided outside of the shell and mounted to the frame. A reader is provided inside the shell, and an object having a readable code is inserted through an opening provided on the display device until the readable code is provided at the reader inside the shell..
Lg Electronics Inc.

Control apparatus, robot and robot system

A control apparatus that is connectable to a memory that stores computer-readable instructions, comprising a processor that is configured to execute the computer-readable instructions so as to control driving of a robot and a camera, create setting details on an image processing sequence containing image processing of a captured image captured by the camera, and setting details on a calibration of correlating a coordinate system of the robot and a coordinate system of the camera, and call up the image processing sequence in creation of the setting details on the calibration.. .
Seiko Epson Corporation

Control apparatus, robot and robot system

A control apparatus that can control driving of a robot, an imaging unit and a display unit based on input of an input unit, includes a display control unit that allows the display unit to display an input window for inputting a robot as an object to be controlled, and allows the display unit to display an imaging unit input part that guides input of an attachment position of the imaging unit corresponding to the input robot, and a calibration control unit that performs a calibration of correlating a coordinate system of the robot and a coordinate system of the imaging unit based on the input attachment position of the imaging unit.. .

Method and robot-supported placement of objects

An apparatus includes a manipulator, a pneumatic actuator and a robot control. The pneumatic actuator is coupled to the manipulator such that the pneumatic actuator is arranged between the manipulator and an object to be positioned.
Ferrobotics Compliant Robot Technology Gmbh

Moving along a predetermined path with a robot

A method for moving along a predetermined path with a robot in an at least a partially automated manner includes determining a deployment position on a current path section of the predetermined path for which a distance parameter satisfies a predetermined condition, and moving to the deployment position with the robot. In one aspect, the robot may be moved to the deployment position if a deployment condition is satisfied.
Kuka Roboter Gmbh

Layered multi-agent coordination

A method includes receiving first and second coordinated paths for first and second robotic devices. The first coordinated path comprises a dependency edge indicating a first position on the first coordinated path and a second position on the second coordinated path.
X Development Llc

Wheeled jumping robot

A wheeled jumping robot includes a body with two wheels, and a board is connected between the two wheels. A driving unit and a jumping unit are respectively connected on two sides of the board.
Lunghwa University Of Science And Technology

Method for extending end user programming of an industrial robot with third party contributions

There is provided a method for programming an industrial robot, where distributors and integrators can present accessories that run successfully at end users. Also the developer can define customized installation screens and program nodes for the end user.
Universal Robots A/s

Task planning device

Provided is a task planning device including a simulator that is configured to simulate operation of a robot system including a plurality of devices by using models of the plurality of devices allocated in a virtual space, a system state acquisition unit that is configured to acquire a state of the robot system, and a task plan generation unit that is configured to dynamically generate a task plan to be executed by the robot system by operating the simulator based on the state acquired by the system state acquisition unit and content of a task instructed by a user.. .
Fanuc Corporation

Calibration jig and calibration horizontal articulated robot

A calibration area has a rectangular area and a peripheral area. The rectangular area includes a center area provided in the center portion and a first corner area, a second corner area, a third corner area, and a fourth corner area that are set at four corners sequentially in the circumferential direction.
Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

Guidance robot

According to the present disclosure, there is provided a guidance robot including: a driving unit that includes wheels and a motor for moving; a body that is provided on the driving unit and includes sensors for autonomous driving; a display unit that is coupled to the body; a stationary unit that is coupled to the top of the body; a circular rotary unit that has an opening and is provided over the stationary unit to rotate about the central axis of the stationary unit; and a stopper that extends upward from the stationary unit through the opening of the circular rotary unit.. .
Lg Electronics Inc.

Multi-agent coordination under sparse networking

A method includes receiving a first time-parameterized path for the first robotic device, and an indication of a second robotic device having a second time-parameterized path that overlaps with the first time-parameterized path at a first location. The method also includes executing, by the first robotic device, a first portion of the first time-parameterized path before reaching the first location, wherein execution of the first portion corresponds to a first rate of progress of the first robotic device along the first time-parameterized path.
X Development Llc

Guide robot

The guide robot includes a case having a coupling hole and a door type display structure that is capable of opening or closing the coupling hole. Access to the body part in which main electrical components are provided may be easy.
Lg Electronics Inc.

Device for handling objects

A positioning apparatus for a handling robot, wherein the positioning apparatus is designed to keep the handling robot in an idle position in a first state of the positioning apparatus, and to keep the handling robot in an active position in a second state, wherein, in the idle position, the handling robot is arranged below an object to be handled. The invention further relates to a device for handling objects, comprising a conveying apparatus for moving the objects to be handled and a positioning apparatus..
Eisenmann Se

Operation activation of home robot device and home robot device supporting the same

A home robot device includes a memory, a movement module, and a processor. The processor is configured to execute a motion based on specified motion execution information stored in the memory, obtain feedback information of a user, generate modified motion execution information by modifying at least a portion of the specified motion execution information based on the feedback information of the user, where the modified motion execution information includes a movement value of at least one joint unit of the home robot device or at least one support linked to the at least one joint unit selected from a probability model of the specified motion execution information, and execute a motion of the home robot device based on the modified motion execution information..
Snu R&db Foundation

Spot welding system including tip dresser for polishing electrode

A spot welding system includes a spot welding gun, a robot, and a tip dresser that polishes a face of electrode. The tip dresser includes a blade that cuts the face of the electrode and a blade driving motor that rotates the blade.
Fanuc Corporation

Welding wire processing structure of arc welding robot

There is provided a welding wire processing structure, of an arc welding robot, including a wire hose for feeding a welding wire to a wire feeder that is attached to a rear portion of an arm provided with a welding torch at a tip, from a rear end surface of the wire feeder to a forward side, and a connector for attaching the wire hose to the rear end surface, where the connector connects the wire hose in a direction intersecting a feed direction of the welding wire by the wire feeder.. .
Fanuc Corporation

Vibrating welding apparatus and method

A welding electrode apparatus may be mounted to a robot that presents it to a workpiece along a pre-programmed path conforming to the surface of the workpiece. The welding electrode apparatus has a first drive for rotating the welding electrode about its own axis.
Huys Industries Limited

Hot stamping system for production of a parts assembly

A hot stamping system of automotive parts to enable the production of the body in white and moving parts, which form the body of a car in a single production plant (1) from blanks. Said system consists of two by two operating groups (2 and 3) of equipment, namely: a group for the fixed parts and a group for the moving parts, each composed of production units (4), which are fed (5) with blanks, previously individually cut into the required dimensions (5) and inspected (6), for entry into the stamping tool (matrix) in accordance with the shape and dimensions of the part to be made in the respective unit, distributed (7) both to the group of fixed parts and to the group (3) of moving parts.
Aethra Sistemas Automotivos S/a

Marine riser cleaning and inspection process

A system to remove scale prior to well completion is inserted into a marine riser section, the system comprising a robotic crawler comprising a motive assembly sized to fit within an interior of the marine riser section and a predetermined set of attachments, operatively connected to the motive assembly, which are useful for conducting a predetermined set of marine riser interior cleaning and inspection operations while deployed within the marine riser. A first attachment of the predetermined set of attachments is used to clean an interior of the marine riser; at a first predetermined time, a second attachment of the predetermined set of attachments is used to perform a predetermined set of inspections of the interior of the marine riser section.
Oceaneering International, Inc.

System and apararatus for cost effective automated preparation and coating for large surfaces

An apparatus and method of preparing and coating a large structure such as a ship's hull while in a dry dock wherein a plurality of spray guns disposed in an array are positioned by a robotic arm in a spaced relationship along the surface to be treated so that their spray patterns overlap. The array of spray guns is traversed downwardly and thus painting a strip whereupon the spray guns are secured, move horizontally and then are activated to be moved upwardly until another strip adjacent to and overlapping the first strip is painted.

Robot

In a robot, after a first value indicating acceleration in the up-and-down axis direction output from an acceleration sensor exceeds a certain threshold value, when any of the first value indicating the acceleration in the up-and-down axis direction, a second value indicating the acceleration in the front-and-back axis direction, and a third value indicating the acceleration in the left-and-right axis direction is determined to exhibit variation exceeding a certain width for a fixed period, the robot determines that a housing of the robot is being held by a user.. .
Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.

Power assistive device for hand rehabilitation and a using the same

A power assistive device for hand rehabilitation that provides training of a combined movement of finger flexion-extension and forearm supination-pronation to a user. The power assistive device includes a hand brace and a base.
Rehab-robotics Company Ltd.

Endolumenal object sizing

An object sizing system sizes an object positioned within a patient. The object sizing system identifies a presence of the object.
Auris Surgical Robotics, Inc.

Precision injector/extractor for robot-assisted minimally-invasive surgery

According to some embodiments of the invention, a surgical robot includes a robot arm having an end effector, the end effector comprising a needle assembly. The surgical robot further includes a robot control system operatively connected to the robot arm, and an end effector control system operatively connected to the end effector.
The Regents Of The University Of California

Flexible instrument insertion using an adaptive insertion force threshold

A robotic system is described for determining and using an insertion force threshold to avoid too much force being applied to a flexible instrument placed within a patient. The robotic system comprises a medical instrument comprising an elongate body, and further comprises a robotic arm coupled to the instrument as well as a controller configured to receive instrument data based in part on a current location of the elongate body, access patient data associated with the patient, determine an insertion force threshold, receive an insertion force detected by a force sensor coupled to the robotic arm, compare the insertion force with the insertion force threshold, and responsive to the insertion force exceeding the force threshold, generate a recommendation signal for the robotic system..
Auris Surgical Robotics, Inc.

Robotic operating table and hybrid operating system

An operating table according to one or more embodiment may include that: a table on which to place a patient; a base buried or fixed to a floor; and an articulated robotic arm including first end supported on the base and a second end supporting the table, wherein the robotic arm includes at least one vertical joint, and a rotation axis of the vertical joint is positioned along a direction that is horizontal and substantially parallel to the longitudinal direction of the table.. .
Medicaroid Corporation

Robotic operating table and hybrid operating system

An operating table according to one or more embodiments may include: a table on which to place a patient; a base fixed to a floor; and an articulated robotic arm including a first end supported on the base and a second end supporting the table at a position near the first end in a longitudinal direction of the table. The robotic arm assumes a first posture in which the robotic arm is housed under the table when the table is situated at a first predetermined position.
Medicaroid Corporation

Detecting endolumenal buckling of flexible instruments

A robotic system is described for determining whether a flexible instrument has buckled. The robotic system comprises a medical instrument comprising an elongate body, and further comprises a first sensor placed in a first portion of the elongate body, and a controller.
Auris Surgical Robotics, Inc.

Cleaning robot

A cleaning robot includes a main body, a traveling part provided at a lower portion of the main body to enable the main body to move along a floor surface, a suction part provided at the main body to suck foreign materials from the floor surface, a cover provided on an exterior of the main body, and a recessed part recessed at a predetermined position of the cover, wherein the cover includes a first cover positioned above the recessed part, and a second cover which is positioned below the recessed part and has a greater width than the first cover.. .
Lg Electronics Inc.

Sensor module and robot cleaner having the same

A sensor module and a robot cleaner including the sensor module may provide accurate sensing of an obstacle and prevent an erroneous sensing of an obstacle. The robot cleaner may include a body including a cleaning unit to remove foreign substances from a surface of a floor, a cover to cover an upper portion of the body, a sensor module including an obstacle sensor mounted to sense an obstacle, and a sensor window provided at one side of the sensor module.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Evacuation station

An evacuation station includes a base and a canister removably attached to the base. The base includes a ramp having an inclined surface for receiving a robotic cleaner having a debris bin.
Irobot Corporation

Cleaning bin for cleaning robot

A cleaning bin mountable to an autonomous cleaning robot operable to receive debris from a floor surface includes a debris compartment to receive a first portion of debris separated from the airflow and a particulate compartment to receive a second portion of debris separated from the airflow. The cleaning bin also includes a debris separation cone having an inner conduit defining an upper opening and lower opening.
Irobot Corporation

Cleaning robot

A cleaning robot includes a top cover, a bottom cover provided below the top cover, traveling parts provided in the bottom cover, a suction module provided in the bottom cover to suck in foreign materials on the ground, a recessed part formed to be recessed inward between the top cover and the bottom cover, and a first sensor located in the recessed part.. .
Lg Electronics Inc.

Ecorobotix Sa

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Subsea electrical connector with removable rov mating tool

The present invention relates to a robotically manipulatable wet-mateable subsea connection system suitable for use in harsh subsea environments. The robotically manipulatable wet-mateable subsea connection system of the present invention comprises a bulkhead receptacle unit, a flying lead plug unit, and a removable, reusable, robotically manipulatable connection tool..
Teledyne Instruments, Inc.

Battery case and robot

A battery case includes: a battery; a circuit board that includes a circuit to protect the battery; a chassis that houses the battery and the circuit board; and a venthole disposed at the chassis to cause gas to pass through. A robot includes: a robot base; arms; and a battery case disposed inside the robot base..
Kabushiki Kaisha Yaskawa Denki

Magnetic wafer gripper

Systems and methods are described for transferring wafers between processing steps in the fabrication of solar cells. The wafers may be processed using a cluster tool including a load-lock, a plurality of processing modules, and a central robot to transfer wafers between the plurality of modules.
Solarcity Corporation

Disc archive apparatus

Provided is a disc archive apparatus, including: a tray conveying robot that selects a specified disc tray and conveys the specified disc tray; a rotatable turn table, the disc tray conveyed by the tray conveying robot being placed on the rotatable turn table; a disc conveying picker for placing the discs from the disc tray placed on the turn table into the plurality of drives of the disc drive; and a controller that controls an operation, in which the controller performs a control operation including performing processing including recording or reproduction on/from the disc taken out from a disc tray currently placed on a first area of the turn table, rotating the turn table thereafter, and performing processing including recording or reproduction on/from a next disc tray placed on a second area of the turn table.. .
Sony Corporation

Autonomous people rescue system for vessels and shipwrecks

This invention refers to an innovative, original and convenient autonomous system for rescue operations, which works on the vessel, program controlled by a software and hardware platform rescuing people overboard in an autonomous manner. The system starts operating from the moment the person falls off the deck into the water.

Robot system and production system

A robot system includes an image pickup apparatus that picks up images of a plurality of kinds of articles conveyed by a conveyor; an article controlling portion that controls time and a position of each of the plurality of kinds of articles being supplied onto the conveyor, to limit kinds of articles to be image-picked-up by the image pickup apparatus in advance; a detecting portion that detects the plurality of kinds of articles from among images picked up by the image pickup apparatus, on the basis of the kinds of articles limited in advance by the article controlling portion; and a robot that is configured to take out the plurality of kinds of articles detected by the detecting portion from the conveyor.. .
Fanuc Corporation

Device for deciding number of persons to be assigned and deciding number of persons to be assigned

A device for deciding a number of persons to be assigned to an assembly line to which a predetermined number of robots are assigned includes: a processor configured to: specify first and second numbers based on a takt time common to the robot and person and the like, the first number being a minimum number of persons with which neither a work time of the robot nor the person exceeds the takt time, the second number being less than the first number; calculate a first cost of the first number of persons and the robot and a second cost of the second number of persons and the robot; and decide to assign the first number of persons to the assembly line when the first cost is less than the second cost and to assign the second number of persons to the assembly line when the second cost is less.. .
Fujitsu Limited

Simultaneous localization and mapping with reinforcement learning

A robotic device is disclose as having deep reinforcement learning capability. The device includes non-transitory memory comprising instructions and one or more processors in communication with the memory.
Futurewei Technologies, Inc.

Peer-to-peer air analysis and treatment

A method is disclosed comprising drawing air into a robotic vapor device, exposing the drawn air to a sensor to detect one or more constituents in the drawn air, determining first measurement data for the one or more constituents of the drawn air via the sensor, transmitting the first measurement data to a one or more of a plurality of vapor devices via a peer-to-peer network, receiving second measurement data from the one or more of the plurality of vapor devices via the peer-to-peer network, determining one or more vaporizable materials to vaporize based on the first measurement data and the second measurement data, and dispensing a vapor comprised of the one or more vaporizable materials.. .
Lunatech, Llc

Pre-computation of kinematically feasible roadmaps

A computing device can determine a roadmap having a path for a robotic device in an environment associated with starting and ending poses. The computing device can generate a plurality of trajectories from the starting pose, where each trajectory can include a steering position and a traction velocity directing the robotic device during a planning time interval.
X Development Llc

Robotic golf caddy

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

Robot transferring system of component and transferring method thereof

A robot transferring system of a component and a transferring method thereof are provided. The robot transferring system of a component includes a hanger in which components including at least one of a cowl plate, a roof rail, and a package tray are disposed.
Kia Motors Corporation

Back-up circuit and industrial robot control system

The present disclosure provides an industrial robot safety control system, a back-up safety circuit and a safety module. The safety module includes a first safety circuit and a second safety circuit.
Shenzhen A&e Intelligent Technology Institute Co., Ltd.

Gestural control of an industrial robot

A robot system is configured to identify gestures performed by an end-user proximate to a work piece. The robot system then determines a set of modifications to be made to the work piece based on the gestures.
Autodesk, Inc.

Robotic augmentation of creative tasks

A robot is configured to assist an end-user with creative tasks. While the end-user modifies the work piece, the robot observes the modifications made by the end-user and determines one or more objectives that the end-user may endeavor to accomplish.
Autodesk, Inc.

Controller

To provide a controller for reducing a burden to be imposed on an operator in applying force with a finger during operation on a machine tool or a robot, and for associating an operation history with identification information about the operator. A controller for a robot or a machine tool comprises a fingerprint detection unit and a control unit.
Fanuc Corporation

Method and system for mobile robot to self-establish map indoors

A method and a system for a mobile robot to self-establish a map indoors are provided, and the method comprises: forming an initialized map (101); marking a coordinate origin in the initialized map (102); causing the robot to travel throughout indoor accessible regions to record path information and environment information (103); causing the robot to calculate and mark a cv value of each grid in the map (104); and establishing the map according to the path information and the cv value (105), the path information and the cv value being obtained through calculation by using a mathematic algorithm. By adopting a grid map to perform modeling, real-time adjustment and correspondence of an indoor environment and grid information are realized and effectiveness of a map model is ensured; further, the grid map is easy to be maintained and is convenient for quick access of map data..
Beijing Evolver Robotics Co., Ltd

Boolean satisfiability (sat) reduction for geometry and kinematics agnostic multi-agent planning

Systems and methods related to roadmaps for robotic devices are provided. A computing device can receive a roadmap representing a plurality of paths through an environment.
X Development Llc

Screw actuator for a legged robot

An example robot includes: a leg having an upper leg member and a lower leg member coupled to the upper leg member at a knee joint; a screw actuator disposed within the upper leg member, where the screw actuator has a screw shaft and a nut mounted coaxial to the screw shaft such that the screw shaft is rotatable within the nut; a motor mounted at an upper portion of the upper leg member and coupled to the screw shaft; a carrier coupled and mounted coaxial to the nut such that the nut is disposed at a proximal end of the carrier; and a linkage coupled to the carrier, where the linkage is coupled to the lower leg member at the knee joint.. .
Google Inc.

Transmission with integrated overload protection for a legged robot

An example robot includes: a motor disposed at a joint configured to control motion of a member of the robot; a transmission including an input member coupled to and configured to rotate with the motor, an intermediate member, and an output member, where the intermediate member is fixed such that as the input member rotates, the output member rotates therewith at a different speed; a pad frictionally coupled to a side surface of the output member of the transmission and coupled to the member of the robot; and a spring configured to apply an axial preload on the pad, wherein the axial preload defines a torque limit that, when exceeded by a torque load on the member of the robot, the output member of the transmission slips relative to the pad.. .
Google Inc.

Deep rolling tool and method

An embodiment of a tool assembly includes a robotic assembly, a tool mount, and a non-axisymmetric deep rolling tool. The robotic assembly includes a plurality of linear arms connected in series between a base end and a working end.
United Technologies Corporation

Systems, methods and apparatuses for processing plant embryos

A pick-and-place system for plant embryos includes a tray for receiving a suspension of plant embryos. The tray is movable to repeatedly reposition the plant embryos.
J.d. Irving, Limited

Fiber reinforced elastomeric sheets with tunable strain relationships

A soft structure fiber reinforcement technology is provided. In an example embodiment, the fiber reinforced elastomeric sheet comprises a sheet of elastomeric matrix; and a fiber array comprising a plurality of fibers embedded within the elastomeric matrix.
University Of Florida Research Foundation, Inc.

Methods and systems for in-route item sorting and packaging

Methods and systems for in route mail sorting and packaging are disclosed. One aspect disclosed is a vehicle including a freight bay.
United States Postal Service

Automated applying a fluid to interior surfaces of an aircraft fuselage

Systems and methods are provided by which a treatment fluid (e.g., a liquid corrosion inhibitor) may be applied onto the interior surfaces of an aircraft fuselage which employ an automated guided vehicle (agv) comprising a carriage assembly and a robotic spray system carried by the carriage assembly supported by a support platform positioned laterally of an aircraft fuselage in alignment with the cabin door opening thereof. The agv may thus be deployable through the cabin door opening of the fuselage to a deployed position within the interior of the fuselage so as to be moveable along a longitudinal axis of the fuselage to allow the robotic spray assembly to spray the treatment fluid onto interior surfaces of the fuselage.
Embraer S.a.

System and automatically inspecting surfaces

The system is characterised in that it comprises a fleet comprising at least one flying robot (14a, 14b, 14c), each flying robot comprising a module for acquiring images of at least one portion of the surface to be inspected, and a module for processing the acquired images, which module is suitable for providing information representative of the state of each inspected surface portion, which information is called the processing result.. .

Robot leg

Robot leg a robot leg (125) comprises an upper link (101) and a lower link (111). The upper link (101) operates nominally in a first vertical plane, for example the sagittal plane, while the lower link (111) operates nominally in a second vertical plane, nominally orthogonal to the first plane, for example the coronal plane.
Robotical Ltd.

Encoder, robot, and printer

An encoder includes an optical scale that has a phase difference plate, a light source section that irradiates the phase difference plate with light, and a light receiving section that receives the light from the phase difference plate, and outputs a signal corresponding to a received light intensity. The light emitted from the light source section is linearly polarized, and the light receiving section outputs a signal corresponding to a polarization state of the light from the phase difference plate..
Seiko Epson Corporation

Robot

A robot includes: a first arm that has a first light guide path, a second arm that has a second light guide path, a joint portion that has a rotation axis and connects the first arm and the second arm to each other so as to be rotatable about the rotation axis and a light rotary joint that is provided between the first light guide path and the second light guide path inside the joint portion and that optically connects the first light guide path and the second light guide path to each other. In addition, the light rotary joint has a first light guide portion which is fixed to the first light guide path and has a tubular shape about the rotation axis and an end portion of the second light guide path on the light rotary joint side faces the first light guide portion..
Seiko Epson Corporation

Cable guide device of an industrial robot

A cable guide device for guiding at least one supply cable along a robot arm includes a supply cable and a spring system configured to automatically return the supply cable from an extracted state into a retracted state. The device, has a front end section in the direction of extraction of the supply cable, and a rear end section in the direction of extraction of the supply cable.
Kuka Roboter Gmbh

Gripping device attached to robot

A gripper includes a first finger part and a second finger part. The first finger part has a first finger main body part having an opening, and a first fingertip part for contacting a target object to be gripped.
Fanuc Corporation

Base systems for supporting soft robotic actuators

The present application relates to improvements in support systems for holding one or more robotic actuators, particularly soft robotic actuators. Because soft robotic actuators tend to push away from a base to which they are fixed upon inflation, they must be hold to the base securely.
Soft Robotics, Inc.

Motor and controller integration for a legged robot

An example robot includes: a motor disposed within a housing at a joint configured to control motion of a member of a robot; a controller including one or more printed circuit boards (pcbs) disposed within the housing and including a plurality of field-effect transistors (fets) disposed on a surface of a pcb of the one or more pcbs facing the motor; a rotary position sensor mounted on the controller; a shaft coupled to a rotor of the motor and extending therefrom to the controller; and a magnet mounted within the shaft at an end of the shaft facing the controller.. .
Google Inc.

System and responding to emergencies using robotic assistance

A method includes: providing to a robot, by a system, a predetermined behavior configured to help an emergency responder; directing the robot, by the system, to a designated location; instructing the robot, by the system, to gather emergency data; receiving, by the system, from the robot, the gathered emergency data; and transmitting the emergency data, by the system, to the emergency responder. A method for responding to emergencies using robotic assistance includes: receiving, by a robot, from a system for responding to emergencies using robotic assistance, a predetermined behavior configured to help an emergency responder; instituting, by the robot, the predetermined behavior; receiving, by the robot, a direction to a designated location; proceeding, by the robot, to the designated location; receiving, by the robot, an instruction to gather emergency data; gathering, by the robot, the emergency data; and transmitting, by the robot to the system, the gathered emergency data..
Fetch Robotics, Inc.

Robot

A robot including a spherical housing made up of a main housing portion, a first spherical cap portion, and a second spherical cap portion. The main housing portion is disposed between the first spherical cap portion and the second spherical cap portion.
Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.

Method and device for open-loop/closed-loop control of an actuator-driven robot joint

A method and device for the open-loop/closed-loop control of a robot joint that is driven by an electric motor are provided, wherein the robot joint has a current sensor that comprises first sensor electronics for detecting a first operating current of the electric motor, a first position sensor for detecting a drive position of a drive train of the robot joint, a second position sensor for defecting an output position of an output train of the robot joint, and a first torque sensor for detecting a torque in the output train, wherein the electric motor is controlled by open-loop/closed-loop control on the basis of a pre-determined target control variable. The method comprises: providing measured values; checking for the presence of a fault by the first fault detector when the measured values and/or time derivatives thereof fail to satisfy first threshold values; and checking for a fault with further fault detectors..
Kastanienbaum Gmbh

Robot navigational sensor system

An autonomous robot comprises a robot body, a drive configured to propel the robot, a sensor system disposed on the robot body, and a navigation controller circuit in communication with the drive and the sensor system. The sensor system comprises at least one proximity sensor comprising a sensor body, and a first emitter, a second emitter and a receiver housed by the sensor body, wherein the receiver detects objects in a bounded detection volume of the receiver field of view aimed outward and downward beyond a periphery of the robot body.
Irobot Corporation

Motion control method and robot using same

A motion control method for a robot is disclosed. The robot includes a determining module, a merging module, and a controlling module.
Ubtech Robotics Corp.

Dynamic byte order determination for robotic component

A management system (or controller) is configured to send commands to robotic components of different types (e.g., different command types, byte order types, etc.). Once configured, a translation component may be deployed to translate some commands to some robotic components that use a different command type than a native command type used by the management system.
Amazon Technologies, Inc

Method and correcting motions of robot

In an industrial robot, correction is made for change in position and attitude of an arm distal end due to mechanical deflection of the robot. In the robot, a moment applied to the first axis in its non-rotation direction opposite to its rotation direction is calculated from a load torque applied to the second axis in its rotation direction, a moment due to a second-axis-side self-weight, and a ratio of a distance between the rotation centers of the first and second axes, to a distance between the rotation centers of the second axis and a tool.
Denso Wave Incorporated

Teach pendant and robot system provided with the same

A teach pendant includes an input unit and allowing teaching of operation of a robot by an input to the input unit, the teach pendant further includes a measurement reference surface which comes into surface contact with a measured surface of the robot, a tilt sensor whose position is fixed with respect to the measurement reference surface, and an output means which outputs a detection value of the tilt sensor to a control device of the robot in a state where the measurement reference surface is in surface contact with the measured surface and when a predetermined input operation is performed on the input unit or a contact detection sensor for detecting surface contact between the measurement reference surface and the measured surface detects the surface contact.. .
Fanuc Corporation

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

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

Machine learning device, robot system, and machine learning learning operations of robot and laser scanner

A machine learning device for learning operations of a robot and a laser scanner, includes a state observation unit observing a state of a tip end of the robot where the laser scanner is mounted and a state of an optical component in the laser scanner as a state data; a determination data obtaining unit receiving at least one of a machining time of the robot where the laser scanner is mounted, a drive current driving the robot, a command path of the laser scanner, a passing time in a processable area where the laser scanner performs processing, and a distance between the robot and a part where the laser scanner performs processing as a determination data; and a learning unit learning operations of the robot and the laser scanner based on an output of the state observation unit and an output of the determination data obtaining unit.. .
Fanuc Corporation

Calibration device and robot system using same

A calibration unit includes: an approximate curve generation unit configured to generate an approximate curve based on position information and force information obtained when a tool part is rotated in accordance with an attitude command value; a bias value estimation unit configured to estimate the bias value of the force information based on the approximate curve, the position information, and the force information; a mass/center-of-gravity position estimation unit configured to remove the bias value from the force information, and to calculate a mass and a center-of-gravity position vector of the hand tip load based on the obtained force information; and an external force component calculation unit configured to subtract the bias value and the gravity action component of the hand tip load from the force information based on the bias value, and the mass and the center-of-gravity position vector.. .
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation

Robot system

The invention relates to a method of machining workpieces using a device (1) which has a rotating frame (4), at least two robots (3) which are provided at the rotating frame (4), and at least one first and one second workpiece positioner (2) which are provided at the rotating frame (4), wherein the method comprises the following steps: placing at least one first workpiece into a first workpiece positioner (2); and machining the first workpiece by the robot or robots (3) and simultaneously rotating the rotating frame (4) (fig. 1)..
Yaskawa Europe Gmbh

Method and arrangement of introducing boreholes into a surface of a workpiece mounted in a stationary manner using a boring tool attached to an articulated-arm robot

The invention relates to a method and an arrangement for introducing boreholes into a surface of a workpiece (w) mounted in a stationary manner using a boring tool which is attached to the end face of an articulated-arm robot (kr) and which can be spatially positioned by said robot. The method has the following method steps: —positioning the articulated-arm robot-guided boring tool at a spatial position which lies opposite a specified machining location on the workpiece surface at a specified distance therefrom, —producing a rigid mechanical connection which supports the end face of the articulated-arm robot (kr) on the workpiece and which can be released from the workpiece surface, and —machining the surface by moving the boring tool towards the machining location and subsequently engaging the boring tool with the workpiece (w) at the machining location on the workpiece surface while the end face of the articulated-arm robot (kr) is connected to the workpiece.
Fraunhofer-gesellschaft Zur Foerderung Der Angewandten Forschung E.v.

Substrate compartment cleaning

A substrate stocker system that may include a high-density storage chamber that comprises a plurality of compartments, each storing one or more high density substrates, one or more robots configured to move one or more compartments of the high-density storage chamber for cleaning, and a cleaning module configured to clean the one or more compartments, while the one or more compartments hold corresponding one or more substrates.. .
Tec-sem Ag

Coating system and coating method

A coating system includes a coating robot and an operation robot. The coating robot has a height and is mounted in a coating booth to coat a workpiece while the workpiece is conveyed in the coating booth in a conveyance direction substantially perpendicular to a height direction along the height.
Kabushiki Kaisha Yaskawa Denki

Robotic vehicle

A robotic vehicle, in particular for spraying insulation material, comprises a chassis (110), at least two driven wheels (122) having a common axis of rotation, and a wheel connecting member (151) which connects the two wheels (122). The wheel connecting member (151) is connected to the chassis by a pivotal connection which allows the wheel connecting member to pivot with respect to the chassis about a pivoting axis transverse to the common axis of rotation of the wheels.
Q-bot Limited

Nanoscale biochemical sample preparation and analysis

Provided herein are methods and systems for biochemical analysis, including compositions and methods for processing and analysis of small cell populations and biological samples (e.g., a robotically controlled chip-based nanodroplet platform). In particular aspects, the methods described herein can reduce total processing volumes from conventional volumes to nanoliter volumes within a single reactor vessel (e.g., within a single droplet reactor) while minimizing losses, such as due to sample evaporation..
Battelle Memorial Institute

Building block set and building block robot

The present disclosure relates to a building block set including at least two building components that can be built together to form at least one track. The building block set includes a base, fixing brackets, and a partition sheet.
Ubtech Robotics Corp.

Seating-type rehabilitation robot for walking

A seating-type rehabilitation robot for walking, comprising: a weight supporting part comprising an elevating and lowering part which is connected to a vertical supporting part and moves up and down, and a seating part which is connected to the elevating and lowering part, and supporting a trainee who sits on the seating part; and a walk actuating part which is connected to the weight supporting part and is installed on the ground, with weight supporting links which are connected to footrests to train the walking of the trainee and which are separately mounted side by side on both side thereof, the walk actuating part comprising first actuating part for forward and backward movement according to the walk tracking of each footrests, second actuating part for upward and downward movements of the footrest caused by rotation of the weight supporting links, and third actuating part for rotation of the footrests.. .
Curexo, Inc.

Sterile adapter with integrated wireless interface for use in a robotic surgical system

Generally, a system for use in a robotic surgical system may be used to determine an attachment state between a tool driver, sterile adapter, and surgical tool of the system. The system may include sensors used to generate attachment data corresponding to the attachment state.
Verb Surgical Inc.

Sensors for detecting sterile adapter and tool attachment for use in a robotic surgical system

Generally, a system for use in a robotic surgical system may be used to determine an attachment state between a tool driver, sterile adapter, and surgical tool of the system. The system may include sensors used to generate attachment data corresponding to the attachment state.
Verb Surgical Inc.

Signaling of sterile adapter and tool attachment for use in a robotic surgical system

Generally, a system for use in a robotic surgical system may be used to determine an attachment state between a tool driver, sterile adapter, and surgical tool of the system. The system may include sensors used to generate attachment data corresponding to the attachment state.
Verb Surgical Inc.

Methods and systems for coupling a surgical tool to a tool driver of a robotic surgical system

Systems and methods are provided for coupling a robotic surgical tool with a tool driver of a robotic surgical system via a sterile barrier disposed between the tool and the tool driver. The sterile barrier can have a housing configured to accommodate proximal portions of a plurality of actuation members of the tool driver when the sterile barrier is coupled to the tool driver.
Ethicon Llc

Hand grip receiving operator input in a robotic surgery system

A hand grip apparatus for receiving operator input includes a body having a proximal end and a distal interface end for coupling to an input apparatus. A first control lever is attached to the body and extends away from the proximal end and terminates in a finger grip for receiving one of the operator's fingers.
Titan Medical Inc.

Robotic surgical system

The present invention provides an apparatus, system and method for providing robotically assisted surgery that involves the removal of bone or non-fibrous type tissues during a surgical procedure. The system utilizes a multi-axis robot having a reciprocating tool that is constructed and arranged to remove hard or non-fibrous tissues while leaving soft tissues unharmed.
Peter L. Bono

Robotic surgical system with selective motion control decoupling

Robotic surgical systems are provided for control of an end effector in response to actuation of a user interface device based upon different control states. In each control state, selected movement directions of the user interface device are either coupled to or decoupled from corresponding movements directions of the end effector.
Ethicon Endo-surgery, Inc.

Sterile adapters with a tool seat for use in a robotic surgical system

Generally, a sterile adapter for use in robotic surgery may include a frame configured to be interposed between a tool driver and a surgical tool, a plate assembly coupled to the frame, and at least one rotatable coupler supported by the plate assembly and configured to communicate torque from an output drive of the tool driver to an input drive of the surgical tool.. .
Verb Surgical Inc.

Sterile adapters with a shifting plate for use in a robotic surgical system

Generally, a sterile adapter for use in robotic surgery may include a frame configured to be interposed between a tool driver and a surgical tool, a plate assembly coupled to the frame, and at least one rotatable coupler supported by the plate assembly and configured to communicate torque from an output drive of the tool driver to an input drive of the surgical tool.. .
Verb Surgical Inc.

Vascular intervention robot and vascular intervention system

A vascular intervention robot includes a catheter rotation unit for rotating a catheter on an axis parallel to a longitudinal direction of the catheter, a guide wire rotation and supply unit that is provided at one side of the catheter rotation unit and that is provided for transferring a guide wire in a longitudinal direction of the guide wire and for rotating the guide wire on an axis parallel to the longitudinal direction of the guide wire in a state in which the guide wire is inserted in the catheter, a transfer unit for transferring the catheter rotation unit and the guide wire rotation and supply unit in the longitudinal direction of the catheter, and an expanding and contracting unit that is provided at another side of the catheter rotation unit and that is expandable and contractible along the longitudinal direction of the catheter while supporting the catheter when the transfer unit transfers the catheter rotation unit and the guide wire rotation and supply unit in the longitudinal direction of the catheter.. .
Industry-university Cooperation Foundation Hanyang University Erica Campus

Techniques for modifying tool operation in a surgical robotic system based on comparing actual and commanded states of the tool relative to a surgical site

Systems and methods for operating a robotic surgical system are provided. The system comprises a surgical tool for interacting with a surgical target, a manipulator comprising a plurality of links and supporting the tool, a navigation system comprising a manipulator tracker coupled to the manipulator and a patient tracker coupled to the surgical target and a localizer for monitoring states of the trackers.
Mako Surgical Corp.

Techniques for detecting errors or loss of accuracy in a surgical robotic system

Systems and methods for operating a robotic surgical system are provided. The system includes a surgical tool, a manipulator comprising a base supporting links for controlling the tool, a navigation system comprising a tracker coupled to the tool and a localizer to monitor a state of the tracker.
Mako Surgical Corp.

Robotic surgical assemblies

A surgical assembly includes an electromechanical instrument and an instrument drive unit. The electromechanical instrument includes a housing portion and a shaft.
Covidien Lp

Robotic surgical system torque transduction sensing

A method of verifying torque measurements of a reaction torque transducer of an instrument drive unit includes a controller receiving a verification signal, generating an acceptable range of torques, receiving a torque signal, comparing the torque signal to the acceptable range of torques, and stopping a motor if the torque applied by the motor is outside of the acceptable range of torques. The verification signal is indicative of the current drawn by the motor and the torque signal is indicative of torque applied by the motor..
Covidien Lp

Trocar attachment devices and methods

Methods and devices are provided for attaching a trocar to a surgical arm. For example, a surgical system is provided that has a trocar with a housing and a cannula extending distally from the housing.
Ethicon Endo-surgery, Inc.

Robotic endocutter drivetrain with bailout and manual opening

Various embodiments of tool assemblies are provided having at least one rotary input coupling and at least one linear input coupling for allowing either a rotary output or a linear output (e.g., from a tool driver on a surgical robot) to activate at least one mechanism of the tool assembly. For example, mechanisms of the tool assembly can include a clamping assembly, a firing assembly, an articulation assembly, and a roll assembly.
Ethicon Endo-surgery, Inc.

Methods and systems for coupling a surgical tool to a tool driver of a robotic surgical system

Systems and methods are provided for coupling a robotic surgical tool with a tool driver of a robotic surgical system via a sterile barrier disposed between the tool and the driver. The tool has an elongate shaft and an end effector coupled thereto, as well as a mating interface member having a plurality of independently movable portions and a plurality of coupling features disposed about a perimeter of an outer wall of the mating interface member.
Ethicon Llc

Trocar simulation

Methods and devices are provided for supporting an elongate shaft on a surgical tool during robotic surgery. For example, a tool holder is provided with an elongate carrier arm configured to couple to a distal end of a surgical robotic arm.
Ethicon Llc

Display of computer generated image of an out-of-view portion of a medical device adjacent a real-time image of an in-view portion of the medical device

Systems and methods for performing robotically-assisted surgical procedures on a patient enable an image display device to provide an operator with auxiliary information related to the surgical procedure, in addition to providing an image of the surgical site itself. The systems and methods allow an operator to selectively access and reference auxiliary information on the image display device during the performance of a surgical procedure..
Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.

Robotic surgical system with virtual control panel for tool actuation

A surgical system includes a detector, comprising an array of pixels configured to detect light reflected by a surgical instrument and generate a first signal comprising a first dataset representative of a visible image of the surgical instrument. The surgical system also includes a processor configured to receive the first signal, generate a modified image of the surgical instrument that includes a control panel.
Ethicon Endo-surgery, Inc.

Ultrasonic robotic tool actuation

Described herein include various embodiments of a tool assembly for performing endoscopic surgery that can be used manually and/or with a robotic surgical system. The tool assembly can include a shaft assembly that extends from a housing of the tool assembly.
Ethicon Llc

Robotic endocutter drivetrain with bailout and manual opening

Various embodiments of tool assemblies are provided having at least one rotary input coupling and at least one linear input coupling for allowing either a rotary output or a linear output (e.g., from a tool driver on a surgical robot) to activate at least one mechanism of the tool assembly. For example, mechanisms of the tool assembly can include a clamping assembly, a firing assembly, an articulation assembly, and a roll assembly.
Ethicon Llc

Robotic endocutter drivetrain with bailout and manual opening

Various embodiments of tool assemblies are provided having at least one rotary input coupling and at least one linear input coupling for allowing either a rotary output or a linear output (e.g., from a tool driver on a surgical robot) to activate at least one mechanism of the tool assembly. For example, mechanisms of the tool assembly can include a clamping assembly, a firing assembly, an articulation assembly, and a roll assembly.
Ethicon Llc

Shaft assembly comprising a clutch configured to adapt the output of a rotary firing member to two different systems

A shaft assembly is disclosed which is usable with a surgical system, such as a surgical robot and/or a handle of a surgical instrument, for example. The shaft assembly is configured to receive a rotary input motion from the surgical system and a transmission, or clutch, which is shiftable between a first operating mode and a second operating mode to selectively transmit the rotary input motion to a first drive system and a second drive system..
Ethicon Endo-surgery, Llc

Shaft assembly comprising a manually-operable retraction system for use with a motorized surgical instrument system

A shaft assembly is disclosed which is selectively attachable to a variety of surgical systems, such as a handle of a surgical instrument and an arm of a robotic system, for example. The shaft assembly comprises, one, a firing member operably couplable with the surgical systems which is configured to perform a firing stroke and, two, a manually-operable crank for retracting the firing member after a portion of the firing stroke has been performed..
Ethicon Endo-surgery, Llc

Method for attaching a shaft assembly to a surgical instrument and, alternatively, to a surgical robot

Methods for selectively attaching a shaft assembly to a handle of a surgical instrument and an arm of a surgical robot are disclosed.. .
Ethicon Endo-surgery, Llc

Cleaning roller for cleaning robots

A cleaning roller mountable to a cleaning robot includes an elongate shaft extending from a first end portion to a second end portion along an axis of rotation. The first and second end portions are mountable to the cleaning robot for rotating about the axis of rotation.
Irobot Corporation

Robot cleaner and control method thereof

A robot cleaner is disclosed. The robot cleaner includes an infrared sensor including a light emitting device configured to output an infrared ray to a floor and a light receiving device configured to receive the infrared ray reflected from the floor and convert the received infrared ray into an electric signal and output the electric signal; and a processor configured to determine an output voltage of the electrical signal if the electrical signal is received from the infrared sensor, control a travel direction of the robot cleaner based on the output voltage and a predetermined first threshold voltage, and control a suction mode of the robot cleaner based on the output voltage and a predetermined second threshold voltage, wherein the second threshold voltage is higher than the first threshold voltage..
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd

Robot vehicle and method using a robot for an automatic treatment of vegetable organisms

The invention further concerns a robotic vehicle for carrying out the method for an automatic treatment of a weed.. .

Robotic lawn mowing boundary determination

A method of mowing an area with an autonomous mowing robot comprises storing, in non-transient memory of the robot, a set of geospatially referenced perimeter data corresponding to positions of the mowing robot as the mowing robot is guided about a perimeter of an area to be mowed, removing from the set of perimeter data one or more data points thereby creating a redacted data set and controlling the mowing robot to autonomously mow an area bounded by a boundary corresponding to the redacted data set, including altering direction of the mowing robot at or near a position corresponding to data in the redacted data set so as to redirect the robot back into the bounded area.. .
Irobot Corporation

Rotating electrical machine and robot device

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

Voice interaction device, voice interaction method, voice interaction program, and robot

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

Educational robot control device, student robot, teacher robot, learning support system, and robot control method

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

Robot security inspection method based on environment map and robot thereof

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

Emotion control system, system, and program

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

Method and representing a map element and locating a vehicle / robot

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

Object recognition tool

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

Systems and methods for robotic garbage container delivery

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

Remotely-controlled device control system, device and method

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

Laser processing robot system and control laser processing robot system

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

Production system, controller, and control method

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

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

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

Robotic task system

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

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

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

Device for processing a surface

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

Robot collision detection method

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

Systems and methods for making airfoils

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

Autonomous pool cleaning robot

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

Method of applying rapid cure silicone lubricious coatings

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

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

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

Brick layering system

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

Prebuck unit for vehicle body assembling system

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

Whole body manipulation on a legged robot using dynamic balance

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

Flexural digital material construction and transduction

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

Machine for automatically manufacturing customized packaging items

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

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

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

Robot, robot control device, and robot system

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

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

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

Apparatus, providing an end effector

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

Robot system

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

Programming of a robotic arm using a motion capture system

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

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

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

Control device, robot, and robot system

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

Control device, robot, and robot system

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

Control device, robot, and robot system

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

Robot fingerprint

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

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

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

Methods and systems for billing robot use

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

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

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

Interference region setting mobile robot

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

Deburring apparatus

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

Single-sided joining machine

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

System and applying sealer

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

Aid robot for transporting

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

Surgical tool and robotic surgical system interfaces

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

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

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

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

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

Surgical tool and robotic surgical system interfaces

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

Surgical tool and robotic surgical system interfaces

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

Surgical tool and robotic surgical system interfaces

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

User interface devices for use in robotic surgery

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

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

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

Robotic agricultural system and method

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

Milking box with robotic attacher

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

Robot system for controlling a robot in a tele-operation

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

High-temperature non-stoichiometric oxide actuators

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

Mounting a smartphone to robotic accessor of automated data storage library

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

Mounting a smartphone to robotic accessor of automated data storage library

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

Workflow management system integrating robots

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

Method and device for a computerized mechanical device

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

Method and device for controlling floor cleaning robots

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

Internal safety systems for robotic vehicles

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

Autonomous mobile robot and movement control method

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

Apparatus for and setting boundary plane

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

Portable safety control device for industrial machines in particular robots

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

Torque sensor sawblade anti-skiving system

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

Robot controller which automatically sets interference region for robot

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

Method and robot system for autonomous control of a vehicle

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

Shock absorbing disruptor mounting system

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

Lubricant injection system

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

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

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

Filter for swimming pool cleaner

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

Docking station for a pool cleaner in a pool

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

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

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

Integrated atomic layer deposition tool

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

Automated loading system

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

System for management of packing

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

Delivery vehicle including an unmanned aerial vehicle loading robot

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

System and mounting tailgate

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

Vehicle body flaw elimination method using virtual mark and system thereof

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

Robotic platform with wheeled legs and virtual differential transmission

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

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

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

Adjustable charging robot

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

Failure diagnostic device and failure diagnostic method

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

Conduction path structure of robot

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

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

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

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

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

Systems and methods for control of robotic manipulation

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

Apparatus and controlling robot arm

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

Robot system and robot

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

Robot manipulator system

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

Control device, robot, and robot system

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

Robot teaching system and control method thereof

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

User interface for a teleoperated robot

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

Method of and managing behavior of robot

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

Multi-axis robotic arm and adjusting method thereof

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

Hyper redundant robots

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

Companion robot for personal interaction

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

Robot

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

Arc welding robot system

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

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

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

Systems and methods for forming perforations in a barrel structure

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

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

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

Robot

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

Virtual representation of physical agent

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

Method and apparatus to provide updated patient images during robotic surgery

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

Robotic surgical assemblies and adapter assemblies thereof

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

Multifunctional operational component for robotic devices

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

Surgical end effectors with mechanical advantage

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

Offset instrument drive unit

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

Beef splitting method and system

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

Milking arrangement, and a operating a milking arrangement

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

Machine for automatically harvesting fruits cultivated in rows

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

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

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

Semiconductor tool with a shield

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

Automated electrostatic bonding/de-bonding apparatus

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

Substrate transfer device

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

Access control system to interference area

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

System for determining position of a robot

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

Container and robot communication in inventory system

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

Methods and systems for ranking messaging bots

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

Data management device, data management method, and robot system

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

System and offloading robotic functions to network edge augmented clouds

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

Control robot system, and robot system

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

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

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

Force sensor and robot

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

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

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

Internal dimension detection using contact direction sensitive probe

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

Robot, flexible gear, gearing, and manufacturing flexible gear

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

Brake apparatus of external-rotor motor

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

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

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

Substrate processing apparatus and manufacturing semiconductor device

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

Systems and methods for ion exchanging glass articles

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

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

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

Storage and retrieval system

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

Chassis with linear and swiveling movements

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

Connection structure

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

Robot

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

Robot apparatus

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

Workpiece conveying system

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

Calculating a calibration parameter for a robot tool

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

Robot control apparatus and robot system

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

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

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

Deep machine learning methods and robotic grasping

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

Method and system for managing wireless networking of units inside robot

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

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

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

Robot and robot system

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

Methods and systems for food preparation in a robotic cooking kitchen

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

Method and device for controlling robotic cleaner and electronic device

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

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

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

Laser processing system

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

Systems and methods for tracking tag management

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

Robotic capsule filling machine system

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

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

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

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

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

Surgical robotic automation with tracking markers and controlled tool advancement

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

Surgical robot driving mechanism

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

Power morcellation in a protected environment

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

Operation table having robot arm

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

Systems and methods for autonomous intravenous needle insertion

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

Wire-assembly invasive biosensors

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

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

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

Robot system

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

Fully-automatic intelligent multi-wok cooking method

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

Stem detector for crops in a high-wire cultivation system

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

Harvesting robots for hydroponics

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

Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute Of Science And Technology

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Card payment system test support apparatus and use

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

Cognitive robotics analyzer

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

Communications system with smart agent robots for accessing message data

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

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

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

Robotic creature and operation

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

Following system for mobile robot to follow moving object

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

Autonomous path treatment systems and methods

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

Silicon wafer transportation system

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

Leak check system and checking leak using the same

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

Device and dismantling explosive devices

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

Storage containers and bins

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

Self-propelled robotic pool cleaner and water skimmer

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

Optical glass and optical component

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

Semiconductor wafer handling and transport

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

Workpiece supplying device, robot, and robot system

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

Autonomous mobile picking

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

Vehicle based charging station robot arm control

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

Robot device comprising a driven unit, and application method

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

Robot apparatus, robot controlling method, program and recording medium

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

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

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

Robotic payment grip apparatus and use

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

Electric apparatus mounting device and method

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

Robotic user interface puck support apparatus and use

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

Anti-collision system and anti-collision method

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

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

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

Robotic grasping of items in inventory system

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

Robot and robot system

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

Industrial robot

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

Vertical accumulation in a treatment line

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

A machining, and a robot system

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

Manufacturing machine

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

Nut runner system

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

Bending device

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

Gross positioning device and related systems and methods

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

A surgical drape for transferring drive

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

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

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

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

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

Controlling robotic surgical instruments with bidirectional coupling

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

Grip force control in a robotic surgical instrument

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

Robotic surgical system with patient support

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

Cleaning pad for a robot cleaner

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

Powered bait device and methods of use thereof

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

Robotic vehicle with adjustable operating area

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

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

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Smart and connected object view presentation system and apparatus

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

Edge ring centering method using ring dynamic alignment data

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

Electric cable

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

Method for operating a self-propelled cleaning device

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

Program generating apparatus

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

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

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

Behavior identification device, air conditioner, and robot control device

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

Concierge robot system, concierge service method, and concierge robot

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

Tube array type nitrogen canister

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

Method and programmable robotic rotary mill cutting of multiple nested tubulars

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

Agv comb-type transfer robot

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

Underwater station

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

Method and device for remotely controlling robotic pool cleaner

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

Automated-service retail system and method

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

Device for wrapping products

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

Quadrant configuration of robotic vehicles cross-reference to related applications

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

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

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

Drilling apparatus and drilling method

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

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

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

Clutched joint modules for a robotic system

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

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

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

Force detection device and robot

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Failure diagnostic device and failure diagnostic method

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

Robot to human feedback

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

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

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

Articulated robot actuator

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

Sample treatment system

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

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

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

Coating surfaces by a dod application method

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

Object tracking system optimization and optimizers

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

Multi-posture lower limb rehabilitation robot

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

Lower limb rehabilitation training robot

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

Neurosurgical assistance robot

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

A surgical drape for transferring drive

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

Instrument collision detection and feedback

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

Robotic surgical assemblies

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

Robotically-controlled surgical instrument with selectively articulatable end effector

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

Suspension system for remote catheter guidance

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

Robotic catheter device cartridge

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

Soft tissue balancing in articular surgery

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

Systems and methods for harvesting, storing and implanting hair grafts

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

Surgical robotic system with retractor

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

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

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

Imaging view steering using model-based segmentation

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

Synthetic representation of a surgical robot

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

Conversation runtime

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

Battery assembly processes

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

Substrate conveyance robot and substrate detection method

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

Visual tracking method and robot based on monocular gesture recognition

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

Navigation of mobile robots based on passenger following

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

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

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

Error detection and resetting of a robotic work tool

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

System and manufacturing and control thereof

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

Control device, robot, and robot system

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

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

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

Search/rescue system

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

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

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

Hydraulically assisted deployed esp system

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

Automatic device for culturing cell and operating method thereof

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

Hybrid modular storage fetching system

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

Item retrieval using a robotic drive unit

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

Tool for use in robotic case erecting

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

Three-dimensional product manufacturing robot for plastic formable materials

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

Machine tool

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

Fastener, splicing piece and fastener connecting member

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

Mechanical robot arm assembly

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

Robot system having cooperative operating region

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Apparatus, controlling apparatus, and storage medium

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

System and calibration, registration, and training methods

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

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

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

Adaptive predictor apparatus and methods

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

Method for setting device identification, main control circuit and robot

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

System and calibration, registration, and training methods

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

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

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

Device for machining surfaces

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

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

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

Sterile boundary between a robot and a surgical field

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

Manipulator device and therapeutic and diagnostic methods

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

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

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

Method for navigating a robotic surgical catheter

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

Variable drive force robotic catheter system

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

Apparatus and methods for programming and training of robotic household appliances

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

Household robot and operating a household robot

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

Evacuation station system

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

Self-moving robot

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

Robotically controlled entertainment elements

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

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

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

Electronic equipment assembly apparatus and electronic equipment assembly method

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

Wafer alignment overlay measurement

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

High density stocker

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

Substrate carrier transport, sorting and loading/unloading

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

Bonded permanent magnets produced by big area additive manufacturing

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

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

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

Method and device for straight line detection and image processing

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

Order processing systems using picking robots

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

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

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

Systems and methods for dynamic route planning in autonomous navigation

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

Mobile robot and navigating mobile robot

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