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9037292 Robot and control method of optimizing robot motion performance thereof  
A robot and a method of controlling the same are disclosed. The robot derives a maximum dynamic performance capability using a specification of an actuator of the robot. The control method...
9026251 Monitoring device for position monitoring a robotic device and production system including a monitoring device  
Proposed is a monitoring device for monitoring and/or sensing predefined positions of a robotic device (5) having at least two axes of motion. The monitoring device comprises at least two sensors...
9002482 Cleaning robot  
A cleaning robot (1) is provided with: a main body housing (2) that moves along a floor in a self-propelled manner with a suction port (6) and an exhaust port (7) open; a motor fan (22) positioned...
8994316 Stepper motor controller  
A method for controlling multiple stepper motors with a single micro-controller output set uses a demultiplexer to split a single micro-controller output set into individual control signals for a...
8994776 Customizable robotic system  
A telepresence robot uses a series of connectible modules and preferably includes a head module adapted to receive and cooperate with a third party telecommunication device that includes a display...
8994312 Method and system for controlling gait of robot  
A method includes determining whether a robot is walking and a direction in which the robot is walking; measuring an amount of time taken for a sole of a foot of the robot to step on the ground;...
8977392 Robot control device, robot control method, robot control program, and robot system  
A robot control device of a vertical articulated robot having seven axes and an offset structure includes: a storage unit which stores a condition of a status of the vertical articulated robot...
8972053 Universal payload abstraction  
Robotic payloads are abstracted to provide a plug-and-play system in which mission specific capabilities are easily configured on a wide variety of robotic platforms. A robotic payload...
8972092 Control apparatus for unmanned autonomous operating vehicle  
In an apparatus for controlling an unmanned autonomous operating vehicle having an electric motor supplied with power from a battery for operating an operating machine, and magnetic sensors for...
8965581 Robot apparatus, assembling method, and recording medium  
A robot apparatus includes a gripping unit configured to grip a first component, a force sensor configured to detect, as detection values, a force and a moment acting on the gripping unit, a...
8965573 Method for controlling the walking motion of a mobile robot, and robot implementing said method  
A computer program and a system for controlling walking of a mobile robot, notably a humanoid robot moving on two legs. Conventionally, control was guided by driving a zero moment point. Such...
8965578 Real time explosive hazard information sensing, processing, and communication for autonomous operation  
Methods, computer readable media, and apparatuses provide robotic explosive hazard detection. A robot intelligence kernel (RIK) includes a dynamic autonomy structure with two or more autonomy...
8961695 Mobile robot for cleaning  
A robotic cleaner includes a cleaning assembly for cleaning a surface and a main robot body. The main robot body houses a drive system to cause movement of the robotic cleaner and a...
8965623 Automated cleaning in a sensor network  
A system, method and computer program product for attending to an environmental condition by an electronic cleaning device. A computer receives one or more data signals from one or more sensors...
8958916 Robotic arm module  
A robotic arm module includes a chassis having at least one arm pod. At least one arm connected to the chassis is movable between a stowed position within the at least one arm pod and a deployed...
8954191 Mobile robot and controlling method of the same  
Disclosed is a mobile robot and a controlling method of the same. An entire movement region is divided into a plurality of regions, and a partial map is gradually made by using feature points of a...
8948913 Method and apparatus for navigating robot  
A method of navigating a robot includes creating a robot navigation map using a map database required for navigation of the robot; and creating a path on which no obstacle is located in the map...
8938315 Assembly task verification method  
A method for verifying completion of a task is provided. In various embodiments, the method includes obtaining location coordinates of at least one location sensor within a work cell. The at least...
8920103 Multi-cell rotary end effector mechanism with slip ring  
A rotary end effector for use for the high speed handling of workpieces, such as solar cells, is disclosed. The rotary end effector is capable of infinite rotation. The rotary end effector has a...
8918241 Autonomous mobile device and operating method for the same  
An autonomous mobile device is configured to move on a surface provided with a base station thereon, and is operated in one of a work state and return state. In the work state, the autonomous...
8914139 Robot  
A Robot includes a main body, a Portable device and a supporting structure. The supporting structure is disposed at the main body for detachably connecting the Portable device. The Portable device...
8903549 Ratcheting for master alignment of a teleoperated minimally invasive surgical instrument  
A minimally-invasive surgical system includes a slave surgical instrument having a slave surgical instrument tip and a master grip. The slave surgical instrument tip has an alignment in a common...
8897947 Autonomous mobile device  
An autonomous mobile device that moves while autonomously avoiding zones into which entry should be avoided even if no obstacle exists therein includes a laser range finder that acquires...
8892250 Robot and recovery method thereof  
Disclosed herein are a robot capable of recovering from a failure of one of a plurality of symmetrically structured modules, and a recovery method thereof. When a hardware or software failure...
8886357 Reinforcement learning apparatus, control apparatus, and reinforcement learning method  
It is possible to perform robot motor learning in a quick and stable manner using a reinforcement learning apparatus including: a first-type environment parameter obtaining unit that obtains a...
8880221 Damage reduction control for humanoid robot fall  
A humanoid robot fall controller controls motion of a robot to minimize damage when it determines that a fall is unavoidable. The robot controller detects a state of the robot during the fall and...
8880222 Robot device, method of controlling robot device, and program  
There is provided a robot device including an instruction acquisition unit that acquires an order for encouraging a robot device to establish joint attention on a target from a user, a...
8874263 Walking robot and control method thereof  
A walking robot and a control method in which conversion between walking servo control methods is stably carried out. The walking robot includes a sensor unit to measure angles and torques of...
8874269 Robotic vehicle with drive means and method for activating drive means  
The invention relates to a robotic vehicle (1), in particular a robotic vehicle (1) designed for self-contained operations, with drive means (5) for the movement of the vehicle (1) on the...
8849452 Robot and control system  
A control system or the like capable of causing a controlled object to act in an appropriate form in view of an action purpose of the controlled object to a disturbance in an arbitrary form. Each...
8845520 Selective compliance wire actuated mobile platform, particularly for endoscopic surgical devices  
A wire-operated selective compliance mobile platform (100), in particular for endoscopic surgery devices, obtains a perfect and precise mobility and thus it allows to handle, in the most effective...
8838274 Method and system for multi-mode coverage for an autonomous robot  
A mobile robot operable to move on a surface in a room is provided. The mobile robot includes a shell and a chassis including at least two wheels. At least one motor is connected to the wheels for...
8831769 Robot and method of controlling the same  
A robot and a method for controlling the same are provided. The robot includes a first control unit to control the overall operation of the robot and a second control unit to supplement the...
8830091 Systems and methods for using multiple hypotheses in a visual simultaneous localization and mapping system  
The invention is related to methods and apparatus that use a visual sensor and dead reckoning sensors to process Simultaneous Localization and Mapping (SLAM). These techniques can be used in robot...
8810378 Enhanced remote controls for robots  
This disclosure relates to enhanced control of user configurable devices, such as robots. One system may include a user-configurable device and an on-vehicle programmable controller coupled to the...
8812159 Robot system  
A process includes defining, in a memory, arm-occupied regions including robot arms and a workpiece and tool attached to a robot wrist, a virtual safety protection barrier with which the arms are...
8798790 Apparatus and method for detecting contact position of robot  
An apparatus for detecting a contact position where a robot makes contact with an object includes a probe, a probe-position calculating unit, a contact detecting unit, and a contact-position...
8793020 Navigational control system for a robotic device  
A navigational control system for altering movement activity of a robotic device operating in a defined working area, comprising a transmitting subsystem integrated in combination with the robotic...
8781628 Walking robot and control method thereof  
A torque-based walking robot and a control method thereof which stably controls walking of the robot. In the control method, in which high rigidity, equal to that achieved through a position-based...
8781629 Human-robot interface apparatuses and methods of controlling robots  
A method of controlling a robot using a human-robot interface apparatus in two-way wireless communication with the robot includes displaying on a display interface a two-dimensional image, an...
8781626 Navigational control system for a robotic device  
An autonomous cleaning apparatus includes a chassis, a drive system disposed on the chassis and operable to enable movement of the cleaning apparatus, and a controller in communication with the...
8779715 Programmable robot and user interface  
A programmable robot system includes a robot provided with a number of individual arm sections, where adjacent sections are interconnected by a joint. The system furthermore includes a...
8762000 Method and device for operating a chassis  
In a method for operating an at least semi-active chassis of a vehicle, a height profile of a road course which lies ahead in driving direction of the vehicle is determined with at least one...
8761931 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...
8761932 Automation equipment control system  
A automation equipment control system comprises a general purpose computer with a general purpose operating system in electronic communication with a real-time computer subsystem. The general...
8751063 Orienting a user interface of a controller for operating a self-propelled device  
A self-propelled device determines an orientation for its movement based on a pre-determined reference frame. A controller device is operable by a user to control the self-propelled device. The...
8738178 Method for controlling the walk of humanoid robot  
The invention relates to a method for controlling walking of humanoid bipedal walking robot. More specifically, the invention comprises steps of designing a zero momentum position (ZMP) of a robot...
8738371 User interactive apparatus and method, and computer program utilizing a direction detector with an electromagnetic transmitter for detecting viewing direction of a user wearing the transmitter  
A response storage unit stores a response, a watching degree relative to a display unit, and an output form of the response to a speaker and the display unit. An extracting unit extracts a request...
8731718 Dual sensing end effector with single sensor  
Systems, methods, and computer programs are presented for an end effector with a dual optical sensor. One end effector includes an arm, a mapping sensor, and a load sensor. The arm has one end...
8718821 Navigational control system for a robotic device  
A navigational control system for altering movement activity of a robotic device operating in a defined working area, comprising a transmitting subsystem integrated in combination with the robotic...