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8761925 Robot and method of building map therefor  
Disclosed are a robot, which builds a map using a surface data of a three-dimensional image, from which a dynamic obstacle is removed, and a method of building a map for the robot. The method...
8755929 Interactive clamp force control system for load handling clamps  
Improvements are disclosed for a load-clamping system with variable clamping force control by which a wide variety of different load types in a wide variety of different load geometric...
8751048 Robot device, method of 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...
8744626 Managing autonomous machines across multiple areas  
The different illustrative embodiments provide a system for autonomous machine management comprising a number of autonomous machines, a number of nodes, a performance estimation module, and a...
8744627 System and method of distributed control of an interactive animatronic show  
A system of distributed control of an interactive animatronic show includes a plurality of animatronic actors, at least one of the actors a processor and one or more motors controlled by the...
8744628 Autonomous moving floor-treating robot and control method thereof for edge-following floor-treating  
An autonomous moving floor-treating robot and a control method thereof for edge-following floor-treating are provided. The control method includes the following steps: the floor-treating robot...
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...
8738181 Methods, devices, and systems for automated movements involving medical robots  
Methods, devices (such as computer readable media), and systems (such as computer systems) for defining and executing automated movements using robotic arms (such as robotic arms configured for...
8731720 Remotely controlled self-balancing robot including kinematic image stabilization  
Systems and methods as described for providing visual telepresence to an operator of a remotely controlled robot. The robot includes both video cameras and pose sensors. The system can also...
8731716 Control logic for biomimetic joint actuators  
A method of operating a biomimetic mechanical joint having a plurality of fractional actuators configured for rotating a support member about a pivot device. The fractional actuators can be...
8725292 Manipulation of objects  
An apparatus for locating a plurality of objects includes a planar element. The apparatus includes one or more sensors sensing the locations of a plurality of objects based on light that is...
8725273 Situational awareness for teleoperation of a remote vehicle  
A method for improving situational awareness for teleoperation of a remote vehicle by creating a 3D map display of an area around the remote vehicle comprises: receiving an original image from a...
8712589 System and method for judging success or failure of work of robot  
A system for judging success or failure of a work of a robot includes a position command generating unit, a contact position detecting unit, and a work success/failure judging unit. The position...
8706295 Apparatus and method for synchronizing robots  
Disclosed herein are an apparatus and method for synchronization robots. According to an aspect of the present invention, a portable robot synchronization apparatus includes a storage unit...
8706301 Obtaining force information in a minimally invasive surgical procedure  
Methods of and a system for providing force information for a robotic surgical system. The method includes storing first kinematic position information and first actual position information for a...
8700197 Robot interaction system  
In the case of a robot interaction system comprising a robot (1) having a robot controller with types of operation and operating modes which influence an associated man-robot interface, the aim is...
8700551 Systems and methods for identifying provider noncustomers as likely acquisition targets  
The present invention is directed towards systems and methods for predicting one or more desired properties of external nodes or properties of their relations with internal nodes, based on a...
8700216 Steering robot  
A steering robot for attachment to a vehicle's steering wheel has its own steering wheel attached to a rotor of an annular motor. The latter has a stator. Fitted to the forward (in use) side of...
8694135 Programming programmable logic controllers using exertion influence in establishing matrix parameters  
The invention relates to an apparatus for the generation of a program for a programmable logic controller having a programming input unit for the selection and compilation of a plurality of...
8694160 NC machine tool system  
An NC machine tool system includes an NC machine tool (10), a first operation panel (22) and a second operation panel (24) for the NC machine tool, a multi-joint robot (40), a memory (450), and a...
8688261 Transport apparatus, position teaching method, and sensor jig  
Disclosed are a transport apparatus that holds and transports an object on a predetermined transport track using a transport portion provided at the leading end of an arm and is capable of...
8688270 Device for influencing navigation of an autonomous vehicle  
A device for controlling the reflection of incident beams to influence navigation of an autonomous device having a navigation sensor comprising a beam emitter and a beam detector for detecting...
8688274 Robot positioning method and calibration method  
A robot positioning method includes the following steps. A optical sensing device is configured at a front end of a robot. Then, the optical sensing device captures a calibration plate image, and...
8682487 Multi-directionally movable vehicle, and method  
The present invention relates to a multi-directionally movable vehicle (10, 20) and to a method for operating the multi-directionally movable vehicle (10, 20). The vehicle (10, 20) has a vehicle...
8670869 Robot controller  
An element 22 which determines a manipulation amount for controlling a motion state of each joint 4 of a robot 1 calculates a pseudo inverse matrix A* used for calculating the manipulation amount,...
8668429 Depalleting unloading conveyor  
The invention describes a depalleting device (1) and a method for operating the latter for a transported product (2) provided in a stack comprising a mounting table (8) which is adjustable...
8666545 Intelligent user interface apparatus and control method for control of service robots  
Disclosed herein is a user interface apparatus and control method for the control of service robots. The user interface apparatus for the control of service robots includes an interaction server,...
8666549 Automatic machine and method for controlling the same  
An automatic machine includes N output units, a storage unit and a control unit. The control unit is electrically connected to the output units and the storage unit. The storage unit stores a...
8666547 Cellular automotion digital material  
Cellular automotion digital material is useable for rapid prototyping and fabrication of continuous string conformations and two- or three-dimensional shapes through actuation of a string,...
8666548 Path planning apparatus of robot and method thereof  
Disclosed are a path planning apparatus of a robot, which generates a path plan to control movements of the robot, and a method thereof. An improved RRT algorithm is employed, when a tree is...
8660736 Autonomous mobile device and method for navigating the same to a base station  
A method of navigating an autonomous mobile device to a base station is provided. In the method, when a detector detects a navigating signal sent out by the base station, the mobile device rotates...
8660691 Automatic machine and method for controlling the same  
An automatic machine includes an output unit, a storage unit and a control unit. The storage unit stores a motion pattern corresponding to a command and recording N predetermined motion...
8649905 Medical workstation and operating device for the manual movement of a robot arm  
The invention relates to a medical workstation and an operating device (1) for the manual movement of a robot arm (M1-M3). The operating device (1) comprises a controller (5) and at least one...
8644986 Control device, control method, computer program, and recording medium  
A control device that controls grip of an object is disclosed. The control device includes: detecting means for detecting a slip of the object and outputting a slip detection value; change-value...
8644991 Maneuvering robotic vehicles  
Configurations are provided for vehicular robots or other vehicles to provide shifting of their centers of gravity for enhanced obstacle navigation. A robot chassis with pivotable driven flippers...
8634957 Tool memory-based software upgrades for robotic surgery  
Robotic devices, systems, and methods for use in robotic surgery and other robotic applications, and/or medical instrument devices, systems, and methods includes both a reusable processor and a...
8630735 Method, apparatus, and medium for estimating pose of mobile robot using particle filter  
Disclosed is a method, apparatus, and medium for estimating a pose of a moving robot using a particle filter. A method for estimating a pose of a moving robot using a particle filter according to...
8618762 System and method for tensioning a robotically actuated tendon  
A tendon tensioning system includes a tendon having a proximal end and a distal end, an actuator, and a motor controller. The actuator may include a drive screw and a motor, and may be coupled...
8612051 Securing communications with robots  
The present disclosure is directed to a system and method for managing communications with robots. In some implementations, a computer network, where operators interface with the network to...
8612052 Robot device, movement controlling apparatus and method for legged locomotion robot, sensor system for legged locomotion robot, and mobile unit  
The lumbar part of a robot as a controlled-object point where the mass is moved to the largest extent is set as the origin of a local coordinate, an acceleration sensor is disposed at the...
8612048 Robotic device for inserting or removing rod-like elements  
The present invention relates to a method and a system for controlling a robotic device for inserting or removing rod-like elements into or from a storage frame, the rod-like elements, like...
8612127 Inverted vehicle  
The control device of the present invention applies only a damping to a vehicle if a load angular position is in the vicinity of a load angular position reference input. In the preferred...
8600551 Medical robotic system with operatively couplable simulator unit for surgeon training  
A medical robotic system has a surgeon console which is operatively couplable to a patient side unit for performing medical procedures or operatively couplable to a simulator unit for training...
8588972 Method for creating low-cost interactive entertainment robots  
A method for creating low-cost interactive entertainment robots is disclosed. The cost of the robots is reduced by using a commodity computing device: smart phone, and by having robotic bodies use...
8588978 Robot  
Disclosed is a robot setting a display unit corresponding to an eye level of the user. The robot includes a body unit, a display unit, and at least one sliding section. The display unit is...
8588958 Moving program making-out program and device  
A computer program product and an apparatus for preparing a moving program for controlling the operation of a working robot which can move a known working apparatus relative to a workpiece and...
8588975 Robot safety monitor device, and robot safety monitor method  
It is determined whether the first tool identification information that is output from a robot control device, and that indicates a present tool and the second tool identification information for...
8588973 Apparatus and method for executing robot task using robot model definition  
Provided is an apparatus for executing a robot task using a robot model definition. A task execution apparatus include: a storage unit to store at least one robot model, at least one robot...
8588981 System of manipulators and method for controlling such a system  
A system of manipulators including several manipulators, namely robots and/or external axes, such as workstations or transport tracks, whereby each manipulator is controlled by a control system...
8588976 Mobile videoconferencing robot system with network adaptive driving  
A remote control station that controls a robot through a network. The remote control station transmits a robot control command that includes information to move the robot. The remote control...