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9089971 Information processing apparatus, control method thereof and storage medium  
An information processing apparatus for performing recognition processing by a recognizer for a position and orientation of a work subject to undergo work by a working unit of a robot arm. The...
9043025 Systems and methods for safe robot operation  
In various embodiments, safe collaboration between a robot and humans is achieved by operating the robot continuously at or below a first threshold speed at which any collisions with a person's...
9043030 Manipulator and path generation method thereof  
A manipulator and a method of generating the shortest path along which the manipulator moves to grip an object without collision with the object models a target object and a gripper into a...
9043024 Vision correction method for tool center point of a robot manipulator  
A vision correction method for establishing the position of a tool center point (TCP) for a robot manipulator includes the steps of: defining a preset position of the TCP; defining a preset...
9043019 Automated pharmacy admixture system (APAS)  
In a preferred embodiment, an Automated Pharmacy Admixture System (APAS) may include a manipulator system to transport medical containers such as bags, vials, or syringes in a compounding chamber...
9039685 Robotic surgery system including position sensors using fiber bragg gratings  
A surgical instrument is provided, including: at least one articulatable arm having a distal end, a proximal end, and at least one joint region disposed between the distal and proximal ends; an...
9043021 Swarm management  
Systems, methods, and other embodiments associated with swarm management are described. One example system comprises a communication component configured to establish a communication link with at...
9043031 Low-cost, high-reliability controller for remotely operated robots  
Provided is a device for wirelessly controlling robots suitable for competition or educational purposes, the device including: an input module configured to receive commands from a human user...
9043012 Pharmacy automation using autonomous robot  
A pharmacy automation system having a robot having a hardware device and a software for internal mapping is configured to carry out at least the following different interactions: the robot...
9043017 Home network system and method for an autonomous mobile robot to travel shortest path  
Provided are a home network system and a method for an autonomous mobile robot to travel along a shortest travel route. The home network system capable of home automation includes a plurality of...
9043018 Medical device with orientable tip for robotically directed laser cutting and biomaterial application  
A medical device used in a medical robotic system has a conduit and an orientable tip. An optical fiber coupled to a laser source and/or a catheter coupled to one or more biomaterial sources...
9043029 Walking robot and method for controlling posture thereof  
A walking robot having joints which move using a torque servo, a posture of the robot being stably controlled, and a method of controlling a posture of the robot. It is possible to maintain a...
9043026 Method and device for actuating a key of a keyboard with a tracer finger of a robot  
There is provided a method for actuating a first key of a keyboard with a tracer finger of a robot. An exemplary method comprises acquiring parameters of the keyboard and determining a position of...
9043016 Versatile robotic control module  
Certain embodiments of the present invention provide robotic control modules for use in a robotic control system of a vehicle, including structures, systems and methods, that can provide (i) a...
9043020 Method for determining substrate transportation path, substrate transporting apparatus, substrate processing apparatus and computer-readable storage medium storing a program for performing the method  
A substrate transportation path is determined by first determining a trajectory of a first straight line passing through a start point, calculating a trajectory of a circular arc in contact with...
9037294 Robot cleaner and control method thereof  
Disclosed herein are a robot cleaner having an improved travel pattern and a control method thereof. The robot cleaner performs cleaning using zigzag travel as a basic cleaning traveling manner,...
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...
9037293 Robot  
A robot includes a base, first and second arms, first and second drive sources, first and second inertia sensors, and first and second angle sensors. A rotation axis of the first arm and a...
9034055 Human-machine interface based on task-specific temporal postural synergies  
A synergy-based human-machine interface that uses low-dimensional command signals to control a high dimensional virtual, robotic or paralyzed human hand is provided. Temporal postural synergies...
9037336 Robot system  
A robot system includes a planar sign, a robot, a distance direction sensor, and a controller. The controller is configured to control the robot and includes a map data memory and a progress...
9031691 Systemic derivation of simplified dynamics for humanoid robots  
The disclosure provides an approach for determining simplified models of humanoid robots. A simplification application linearizes a robot model around a nominal state and performs a singular value...
9031696 Robot system and processed object manufacturing method  
In this robot system, a control portion is configured to control a robot to grasp an object to be grasped by a grasping portion, and control a first imaging portion to examine the object to be...
9028468 Robotic apparatus for minimally invasive surgery  
A robotic arm especially suited for laparoscopic surgery, having a torsional joint and a flexural joint forming serially arranged joints is described. The joints provide respective degrees of...
9031698 Serpentine robotic crawler  
A robotic crawler having a non-dedicated smart control system is disclosed. Such a crawler can include a first drive subsystem, a second drive subsystem, a multi-degree of freedom linkage...
9030674 Method and apparatus for secure control of a robot  
A device according to the invention (1) for monitoring the safety of at least one robot (2), having a non-contact detection apparatus (3A, 3B) for monitoring a working space (A) of at least one...
9026234 Information processing apparatus and information processing method  
The position and orientation of a target object is obtained based on first measurement data obtained by a first sensor (first calculation). The position and orientation of the target object is...
9026250 Haptic manipulation system for wheelchairs  
A robotic arm is mounted on a personal mobility device, such as a wheelchair, scooter or the like, and is controlled with a user input interface, also mounted on the personal mobility device. The...
9026249 Robot calibration method  
A robot calibration method which aligns the coordinate system of a gantry module with the coordinate system of a camera system is disclosed. The method includes using an alignment tool, which...
9026301 Robotic ordering and delivery system software and methods  
Systems, methods and devices for the automated delivery of goods form one to another using a robotic tug and accompanying cart. A computer within the tug or cart stores an electronic map of the...
9026239 APC model extension using existing APC models  
A method of extending advanced process control (APC) models includes constructing an APC model table including APC model parameters of a plurality of products and a plurality of work stations. The...
9026247 Motion and video capture for tracking and evaluating robotic surgery and associated systems and methods  
The present technology is directed to motion and video capture for tracking and evaluating robotic surgery. In one embodiment, the system includes at least one tracking device coupled to a remote...
9026299 Navigation system and method for autonomous mower  
A navigation system for a robotic mower includes a boundary wire defining a boundary of a specified area; a boundary sensor assembly, and a vehicle control unit with a navigation arbitration logic...
9020644 Pistol-grip for intuitive control of a robotic or virtual hand  
An end effector controller that is gripped by an operator in one hand, including a pistol-grip housing configured to fit in the palm of an operator's hand when gripped and having mounted thereon a...
9020633 Automating storage, retrieval, and routine for process flow  
In some embodiments, an automated storage and retrieval system (ASRS) for storing workpieces includes a main body, a robotic arm mechanism and at least one first station. The workpiece comprises a...
9020682 Autonomous mobile body  
An autonomous mobile body includes a laser range sensor and an electronic control device. The electronic control device includes a storage unit that stores a size D2 of the autonomous mobile body,...
9020643 Robot apparatus, control method thereof, and computer program  
A robot apparatus includes a reception arm determination unit that determines from a left arm or a right arm of a user a reception arm which is used in handing of an object; a hand location...
9014849 Robotic device, method for controlling robotic device, and computer program  
A robotic device includes a first calculation section adapted to calculate a first angular velocity of a first arm operating due to a first actuator provided with a first angle sensor based on...
9014841 Device and method for removing tested semiconductor components  
A device for removing tested semiconductor components from a clamping carrier having fixed stop elements and movable clamping elements, pre-tensioned by spring elements includes an actuation...
9014851 Systems and methods for tracking robotically controlled medical instruments  
Systems and methods are described herein for tracking an elongate instrument or other medical instrument in an image.
9014855 Control method for cleaning robots  
An embodiment of the invention provides a control method for a cleaning robot with a quasi-omnidirectional detector and a directional light detector. The method includes: rotating the...
9014852 Behavior control system  
A system capable of causing an agent to continuously execute a plurality of different subtasks while securing the continuity of behavior of the agent is provided. A plurality of state variable...
9014857 Methods and computer-program products for generating grasp patterns for use by a robot  
Methods and computer program products for generating robot grasp patterns are disclosed. In one embodiment, a method for generating robot grasp patterns includes generating a plurality of approach...
9014850 Methods and computer-program products for evaluating grasp patterns, and robots incorporating the same  
Methods and computer-program products for evaluating grasp patterns for use by a robot are disclosed. In one embodiment, a method of evaluating grasp patterns includes selecting an individual...
9014856 Methods for maximum torque driving of robotic surgical tools  
In one embodiment of the invention, a control system for a robotic surgical instrument is provided including a torque saturation limiter, a torque to current converter coupled to the torque...
9014848 Mobile robot system  
A robot system includes a mobile robot having a controller executing a control system for controlling operation of the robot, a cloud computing service in communication with the controller of the...
9008838 Device for testing and/or operating an effector unit  
A device for testing and/or operating an effector unit for acting on a target includes a positioner unit for moving the effector unit and a control unit for driving the positioner unit. The...
9008837 Method for creating a robot model and industrial robot  
The invention relates to a method for creating a robot model (17) of an industrial robot (1) which has a robotic arm (2) having a plurality of successive limbs (3-8) which are adjustable by means...
RE45464 Electroactive polymer animated devices  
The present invention relates to animated devices that include one or more electroactive polymer transducers. When actuated by electrical energy, an electroactive polymer produces mechanical...
9008836 Method and system for robotic assembly parameter optimization  
A method and system to optimize the parameters of a robot used in an assembly process. The assembly process is categorized based on its nature which may be cylindrical, radial and multi-stage...
9008826 Method and apparatus for operating a feeding device  
A method and apparatus for locating an individual's mouth and using a feeding device to transfer food to the individual. For example, the apparatus includes a facial recognition sensor that...