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6941191 Robot intelligence in natural environments  
A method for automatic, decentralized coordination of the movement paths of mobile robots in order to prevent collisions and to detect and resolve mutual blockings. According to the method, a...
6934604 Robot apparatus, method of controlling robot apparatus, method of display, and medium  
A CPU 15 determines an output of a feeling model based on signals supplied from a touch sensor 20. The CPU 15 also deciphers whether or not an output value of the feeling model exceeds a pre-set...
6925358 Toy robot and control system therefor  
A toy robot system includes a toy robot and a surface over which the robot can move. The surface is constructed from a number of modules of various types that may be joined together. Each module...
6920376 Mutually-immersive mobile telepresence system with user rotation and surrogate translation  
A system and method of mobile telepresencing includes providing a surrogate capable of viewing outward and of translational movement, displaying the views outward for a user and sensing rotation...
6920375 Optical arm for guiding a laser beam on a robot arm  
This optical arm applicable to robots is comprised of: some bent tubular parts (1, 6, 16, 18), a straight tubular length (21) and an outlet part (23), coupled together with the possibility of...
6912449 Image processing apparatus, robot apparatus and image processing method  
Each of plural image processing means is informed of address information of storage means in which image data to be read is stored upon request of the image data to be read by each of the plural...
6912430 Execution device and debug device for motion program  
An executing apparatus for executing a motion program which contains both a motion instruction for controlling operation of a machine, and an instruction for controlling input/output with respect...
6901313 Legged mobile robot and control method thereof, leg structure of legged mobile robot, and mobile leg unit for legged mobile robot  
A legged mobile robot controls the posture of the body thereof in a stable manner using a ZMP stability determination criterion with a relatively long sampling period. The legged mobile robot has...
6898487 Specimen sensing and edge gripping end effector  
Robot arm end effectors rapidly transfer semiconductor wafers between a wafer cassette and a processing station. Preferred embodiments of the end effectors include proximal and distal rest pads,...
6889118 Hardware abstraction layer for a robot  
Methods and apparatus that provide a hardware abstraction layer (HAL) for a robot are disclosed. A HAL can reside as a software layer or as a firmware layer residing between robot control software...
6889120 Mutually-immersive mobile telepresence with gaze and eye contact preservation  
A method and system are provided for user and participant telepresencing including viewing a user from a plurality of views to obtain an image of a user, communicating the image of the user to a...
6879877 Method and apparatus for producing operation signals for a motion object, and program product for producing the operation signals  
A method and apparatus for providing a motion object with psychological and emotional expressions characterized by simplified processing and reduced control data associated with controlling a...
6879879 Telepresence system with automatic user-surrogate height matching  
A method and system for mutually-immersive telepresencing includes determining a height of a user and monitoring a height of an image of the user on an adjustable height surrogate. The method...
6876903 Gait pattern generating device for legged mobile robot  
A gait generation system of a legged mobile robot, in particular a biped robot that has the dynamic model expressing the relationship between the motion of the body and leg and the floor reaction...
6862708 Extensible device command commutation engine for formatting device commands for the controls of devices  
An extensible commutation engine for formatting a command buffer in a device commanding system comprises a modifiable list of constants, each constant forming a coded representation of parameters...
6859682 Pet robot charging system  
Image data obtained by image-capturing by a pet robot is stored in a memory, and any of conditions whether the memory capacity is scarce, a captured image transfer instruction is made, or the...
6845297 Method and system for remote control of mobile robot  
A system for tele-operating a robot in an environment includes a user interface for controlling the tele-operation of the robot, an imaging device associated with the robot for providing image...
6845295 Method of controlling a robot through a singularity  
A method of controlling a robot (32) includes the steps of selecting an initial configuration from at least one of a first, second, and third sets to position a TCP at a starting point (44) along...
6836701 Autonomous multi-platform robotic system  
An autonomous multi-platform robot system (100, 1100) for performing at least one functional task in an environment is provided. The system includes at least one navigator platform (110, 1110)...
6836700 System and method generating a trajectory for an end effector  
A method, program embodied on a computer readable medium, and various systems are provided for generating a process trajectory. A normalized image of an object is displayed on a display device of...
6819978 Robot, identifying environment determining method, and program thereof  
A robot is provided, wherein it is possible to reduce incorrect identification in the case of executing face identification in a place where lighting variations are large such as in a house and in...
6816753 Robot control system and robot control method  
To control articulated robots by dynamically modifying a combination of a hardware-dependent middleware layer and a hardware-independent application layer. An interface and a database for...
6816754 Method and system for controlling drive of a robot  
A method and system for controlling drive of a robot having two or more drive axes and driven in accordance with an action program transmitted from a system controller to a robot controller by a...
6813543 Substrate handling system for aligning and orienting substrates during a transfer operation  
A system is provided for sensing, orienting, and transporting wafers in an automated wafer handling process that reduces the generation of particles and contamination so that the wafer yield is...
6804580 Method and control system for controlling a plurality of robots  
A system for controlling a plurality of robots and a method for controlling said system. Said system comprises a plurality of controllers, each having an associated motion system adapted to...
6791292 Method for controlling the movement of a robot  
Accompanied by the optimization of the possibilities of use of a robot, particularly with regards to low cycle times and high loads, damage to the robot through exceeding the energy absorbable by...
6786896 Robotic apparatus  
A robotic apparatus has eight actuators (M0-M7) and a linkage (LINK 0-LINK 5) that actuates an end effector. Three serial macro freedoms have large ranges of motion and inertias. Four serial micro...
6782308 Robot performing dance along music  
In a music information reproducing device 1, a music information reproducing unit 2 reads a music information file 6 stored in a storage unit 4 and reproduces it as consecutive audible sound...
6760646 Robot and control method for controlling the robot's motions  
With a robot and a control method for it, information is read in from the outside, based on which a particular object is detected, and it is judged upon detecting the object whether or not the...
6751520 Intrinsically safe microprocessor controlled pressure regulator  
An intrinsically safe microprocessor controlled pressure regulator for operation in a hazardous environment. The intrinsically safe microprocessor controlled pressure regulator receives control...
6748297 Robot cleaner system having external charging apparatus and method for docking with the charging apparatus  
A robot cleaner system capable of accurately docking with an external charging apparatus and a method for docking with an external charging apparatus comprising a power supply terminal connected...
6728598 Arithmetic processing device, inter-object communication method, and robot  
An arithmetic processing device for inter-object data communication has an object manager for connecting objects so as to enable exchange of data between the objects, and a connection data...
6725128 Self-reconfigurable robot  
Methods of operating a robot comprised of a plurality of modules during reconfiguration, rearrangement to provide a support structure and internal manipulation, each module made of a cubic shape...
6718232 Robot device and behavior control method for robot device  
A robot apparatus causes the emotion in a feeling part (130) to be changed based on the information acquired by a perception part (120) to manifest the behavior of information acquisition as...
6708068 Machine comprised of main module and intercommunicating replaceable modules  
A machine, functioning as a unit, is composed of a main module and at least one replacable module having an ID. The main module includes (i) an ID recognition unit programmed to receive ID...
6697707 Architecture for robot intelligence  
An architecture for robot intelligence enables a robot to learn new behaviors and create new behavior sequences autonomously and interact with a dynamically changing environment. Sensory...
6690999 Manipulator control method  
A method for controlling a hyper-redundant manipulator including a plurality of links coupled by joints by determining the shape the manipulator takes when the end of the manipulator is moved to a...
6687571 Cooperating mobile robots  
A miniature mobile robot provides a relatively inexpensive mobile robot. A mobile robot for searching an area provides a way for multiple mobile robots in cooperating teams. A robotic system with...
6678581 Method of calibrating a wafer edge gripping end effector  
A method of calibrating a wafer edge gripping end effector. A wafer calibration tool is held in a stationary position simulating the position of a semiconductor wafer to be picked up by the wafer...
6675156 Robotic teleportation method and system  
An autonomous system comprises an agent, constituting the behavioural identity of a robot, and a supporting device that is a physical installation which can implement the agent. The agent has a...
6668211 Arithmetic processing device, object-to-object communication method and robot  
An arithmetic processing device, an object-to-object communication method and a robot, such as an entertainment robot, in which software suited to a current robot configuration is set. The...
6662083 Multiple robotic workstation with multiple fixtures  
A workstation having multiple robots and multiple fixtures for processing multiple workpieces along two processing paths. A first fixture can be positioned on the first processing path and a...
6658325 Mobile robotic with web server and digital radio links  
The invention is a computerized mobile robot with an onboard internet web server, and a capability of establishing a first connection to a remote web browser on the internet for robotic control...
6658324 Pick and place robot system  
A plant is provided for rapid pick and place operations, enabling automated systems that return to at least one approximately fixed position to run faster than the rate of conventional systems....
6654666 Programming method and apparatus for robot movement  
A robot movement programming method and apparatus for effectively creating a program for operating a robot with respect to workpieces of identical or similar shape. Sample programs for specifying...
6650965 Robot apparatus and behavior deciding method  
A behavior decision system (70) includes a perceptual information acquisition unit (90) which acquires a cause factor being external or internal information acquired by a CCD camera (20), distance...
6643563 Trajectory planning and motion control strategies for a planar three-degree-of-freedom robotic arm  
A method for moving a substrate to a predetermined location with a specified orientation with a robotic manipulator, the robotic manipulator having a plurality of joint actuators and an...
6636781 Distributed control and coordination of autonomous agents in a dynamic, reconfigurable system  
Systems and techniques are described for distributed control and coordination of autonomous agents in a system. A protocol for distributed control allows autonomous agents to negotiate a group...
6633783 Fuzzy logic based control  
Because of the enormous number of neurons and reflex pathways involved in the control of human motion, a comprehensive identification of the structure of the feedback control circuitry is a...
6618645 Method of using a specimen sensing end effector to determine angular orientation of a specimen  
Robot arm (16) end effectors (10, 110, 210) of this invention rapidly and cleanly transfer semiconductor wafers (12) between a wafer cassette (14) and a processing station. The end effectors...