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6611734 Robot capable of gripping objects  
A robot which incorporates a body, arms with a hand grip, legs, several sensors, light elements, an audio system, and a video system. The sensors allows the robot to interact with objects in the...
6604022 Robot for autonomous operation  
A robot which incorporates a body, arms with a hand grip, legs, several sensors, light elements, an audio system, and a video system. The sensors allows the robot to interact with objects in the...
6594551 Robot for expressing moods  
A robot which incorporates a body, arms with a hand grip, legs, several sensors, light elements, an audio system, and a video system. The sensors allows the robot to interact with objects in the...
6591165 Robot apparatus, body unit and coupling unit  
A robot system having a plurality of component units. The robot system includes a first storage device, and a second storage device. The robot system further includes a plurality of control...
6587751 Robot device and method for controlling the robot's emotions  
In a robot and its control method the behavior and motion models functioning as bases in generating behaviors and motions of the robot are transformed based on the input history from the outside...
6584378 Device and a method for determining coordinates and orientation  
When determining coordinates of a point of an object (2) in a reference system of coordinates and the orientation of the object in the space in a measuring position assumed by the object, the...
6580970 Arm structure of human-type robot  
An upper arm portion and a lower arm portion are connected to each other by a substantially cylindrical elbow joint, and are bendable between an extended position in which they are extended into a...
6567724 Robot apparatus and method of controlling the posture thereof  
The CPU 102 detects that the posture of the apparatus main body has been shifted from the normal posture into an abnormal posture on the basis of the acceleration information obtained as detection...
6542788 Robot apparatus capable of selecting transmission destination, and control method therefor  
A robot apparatus such as an entertainment robot is configured to select a transmission destination at which a communication appliance is located, and transmits predetermined information to the...
6540473 Robot vehicle for hot-line job  
A robot vehicle for hot-line job for transmission and distribution lines which comprises an insulating boom formed of an insulating material at a tip end stage of multiple stage booms, a base end...
6532402 Method for selecting a robotic mechanism best suited to perform a job from multiple robotic mechanisms in a storage library  
A method and system for selecting a robotic mechanism best suited to perform a job from multiple robotic mechanisms in an automated storage library includes gathering variables in a criteria...
6529806 Autonomous navigating system having obstacle recognition  
An autonomous navigating system with obstacle recognition or a method for handling obstacles for an autonomous navigating comprises a sensor having a contact element prestressed in the direction...
6526331 Robot arm  
A robot arm which allows the two hands to be brought together in front of the chest. In a robot arm comprising a shoulder joint attached to a body so as to be rotatable around a laterally...
6522950 Method for off-line programming an industrial robot  
A method for performing the off-line programming of the movement of an industrial robot, which is dedicated to an industrial apparatus for processing. The method allows performing the off-line...
6510365 Carrier system positioning method  
The invention is a method for positioning a conveying mechanism having a holding portion for semiconductor wafers. Respective provisional position coordinates of an orienting teaching standard...
6507771 Method and apparatus for controlling the movement of a plurality of agents  
A method for controlling the movement of agents using local communications is provided. Generally, each agent maintains an optimal distance from other local neighbor agents by, for each agent 200,...
6507773 Multi-functional robot with remote and video system  
A robot which incorporates a body, two arms, two legs, several sensors, an audio system, a light assembly, and a video device. The sensors located throughout the body of the robot combined with an...
6496754 Mobile robot and course adjusting method thereof  
A mobile robot capable of recognizing its location and adjusting its direction in response to an obstacle in its way includes a running device, an obstacle detecting device for detecting the...
6493607 Method for planning/controlling robot motion  
A computerized method/system is provided for planning motion of a robot within a free space confined by obstacles, from an initial position to a goal position. In executing the method/system, a...
6490504 Feeding robot and control method therefor  
A feeding robot which is capable of drawing a glass panel for a liquid crystal display from a cassette without bringing it into collision with the cassette, and then feeding the drawn glass panel...
6490490 Remote operation support system and method  
According to a remote operation support system, a physician present in a remote place can view endoscopic images displayed in an operating room over a communication line, and change an image area...
6480762 Medical apparatus supporting system  
A plurality of pieces of medical equipment each of which includes a microcomputer and has a program used to control the microcomputer stored in a reproqrammable storage device such as an EEPROM is...
6470237 Robot having a body unit and plural component units connected thereto  
A robot is provided which comprises a body unit, plural component units connected to the body unit, a memory mounted on the body unit for storing unit information of each of the component units...
6470235 Authoring system and method, and storage medium used therewith  
In an authoring system, a user creates and edits a scenario for a robot by using a GUI screen and a mouse. An authoring tool converts the scenario into a mnemonic code called “RCODE”. When an...
6459957 Programmable smart membranes and methods therefor  
A programmable smart membrane and methods therefor. The smart membrane conducts an overall function on at least one of a sorting function, a filtering function and an absorbing function of at...
6456897 Control method and numerical control for motion control of industrial machine tools  
Control of machine tools and industrial robots is usually implemented in a cascade structure, having not only numerous advantages but also the fundamental disadvantage of lower dynamics in the...
6456901 Hybrid robot motion task level control system  
A hybrid control system is provided for controlling the movement of a robot. The hybrid control system includes a singularity detector; a task level controller that receives a motion plan and...
6438458 Substrate conveying system in semiconductor manufacturing apparatus  
A substrate conveying system wherein, at a substrate transfer position of a conveyance robot, a robot arm is moved upwardly at a normal speed from its lowermost position, and wherein the movement...
6434448 Robot controller  
A robot controller for use in a robot control system with a plurality of robots connected one another through a communication path. When a cause for stopping occurs in one or more robots, other...
6428452 Assembly robot for wing  
A method and a device for assembling an air-craft wing incorporating at least two of the operations drilling, riveting and fitting of anchor nuts (20), where a robot (7) is mobile relative to the...
6424886 Prosthetic arm powered by an ultrasonic motor  
A movable prosthetic limb includes a drive linkage which is configured to move the prosthetic limb. An ultrasonic drive motor is coupled to the drive linkage and powers the drive linkage. The...
6408226 Cooperative system and method using mobile robots for testing a cooperative search controller  
A test system for testing a controller provides a way to use large numbers of miniature mobile robots to test a cooperative search controller in a test area, where each mobile robot has a sensor,...
6366830 Self-teaching robot arm position method to compensate for support structure component alignment offset  
A self-teaching robot arm positioning method that compensates for support structure component alignment offset entails the use of a component emulating fixture preferably having mounting features...
6360142 Random work arranging device  
A random work arranging device that arranges randomly conveyed works by using a robot and carries out the arranged works, wherein the robot comprises a plurality of arms and a single robot...
6356808 Method for cell alignment and identification and calibration of robot tool  
A method for cell alignment, identification and calibration of part of a robot tool, preferably a part of the robot tool, is positioned close to a detector, whereupon it is moved repeatedly past...
6347253 Control system for executing a task instruction by performing distributed processing via a number of modules  
A control system for executing task instructions, comprising a higher-order module for making an inquiry as to whether or not a task instruction can be executed, and a lower-order module for...
6343243 Method for determining load parameters for a manipulator  
A method for determining a number of load parameters (ml, xl, rl, αl, Ix, Iy, Iz) for a load (6) which is carried by a manipulator. The manipulator comprises a number of links (2,3,4) which are...
6330494 Robot and method of its attitude control  
A robot system wherein the CPU 102 detects that the posture of the system main body has been shifted from the normal posture into an abnormal posture on the basis of the acceleration information...
6330493 Control system for synchronously cooperative operation of plurality of robots  
A control system for performing a synchronously cooperative operation among some robots of a plurality of robots connected by a communication line. A plurality of robots No. 1 to No. 4 is operated...
6321137 Method for calibration of a robot inspection system  
A system for calibrating a robot used for inspecting a workpiece to maintain the accuracy of the robot during inspection of workpieces on a production basis, the system including means for storing...
6295484 Robot control method and device  
When a multiaxial robot with a mechanism having spring elements between electric motors of respective axes and robot arms is controlled, the path precision of a tool tip is increased without...
6285920 Method of robot teaching with motion constraints  
A method for teaching movements to a robot (12) is disclosed. The robot (12) includes a fixture (14) for cooperating with a workpiece (16), at least one sensor (18) for sensing a spatial...
6285921 Robot control apparatus with function for robot backward operation  
A robot control apparatus having an expanded and improved backward operation function. During forward operation according to an operation program, command types, line numbers, robot positions, I/O...
6278906 Uncalibrated dynamic mechanical system controller  
An apparatus and method for enabling an uncalibrated, model independent controller for a mechanical system using a dynamic quasi-Newton algorithm which incorporates velocity components of any...
6275748 Robot arm with specimen sensing and edge gripping end effector  
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...
6272479 Method of evolving classifier programs for signal processing and control  
The present invention is a method of evolving classifier programs for signal processing and control. The present invention uses an `evolver` program examine a large number of potential features,...
6266578 Computer based control system  
A control system for operating any mechanical system, such as a non-linear robotic system, obtains and applies exact control forces so that the non-linear mechanical system satisfies desired...
6256555 Robot arm with specimen edge gripping end effector  
Robot arm (16) end effectors (10, 110) of this invention rapidly and cleanly transfer between a wafer cassette (14) and a processing station semiconductor wafers (12) having diameters greater than...
6243623 Leg type mobile robot control apparatus  
In a legged mobile robot, in particular in a biped robot, the feet position and/or posture is determined in such a manner that compensating moment of total floor reaction force about a desired...
6243622 Touchable user interface using self movable robotic modules  
A touchable user interface including multiple robotic modules that can "walk" over each other to allow reconfiguration of the interface. Each module preferably includes motive devices as well as...