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8380348 Robot  
Provided is a robot capable of appropriately adjusting a position and the like of a main body in view of executing a specified task involving an interaction with a target object. While the...
8374421 Methods and systems for extracting still frames from a compressed video  
Methods and systems for robot and cloud communication are described. A robot may interact with the cloud to perform any number of actions using video captured from a point-of-view or in the...
8369990 Robot platform for remotely controlled and/or autonomous inspection of technical facilities  
A robot platform is provided, which is intended in particular for remotely controlled and/or autonomous inspection of technical facilities, in particular in power stations, and comprises at least...
8359122 Autonomous personal service robot  
Autonomous personal service robot to monitor its owner for symptoms of distress and provide assistance. The system may include sensors to detect situations before they affect people such as smoke,...
8352076 Robot with camera  
A robot with a camera includes a hand with a finger, a camera disposed on the hand, a robot arm including the hand, and a control portion which searches for a work based on an image obtained by...
8340818 Method of accurate mapping with mobile robots  
A robotic mapping method includes scanning a robot across a surface to be mapped. Locations of a plurality of points on the surface are sensed during the scanning. A first of the sensed point...
8340821 Robot program adjusting system  
A robot program adjusting system (11) adjusting an operating program of a robot arm having a plurality of axes including an overload identifying means (12) for successively reading operational...
8340819 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...
8335590 System and method for adjusting an image capturing device attribute using an unused degree-of-freedom of a master control device  
An image capturing device is robotically positioned and oriented in response to operator manipulation of a master control device. An unused degree-of-freedom of the master control device is used...
8332071 System and method enabling sensorless actuator  
An actuator having a two-parameters energy converter is coupled to a transducer and is driven by a controller. Prior to assembly and operation of the actuator, a calibration procedure is...
8332069 Fault tolerance method and apparatus for robot software component  
An apparatus for performing fault tolerance against a failure occurring during driving robot software components includes: a component executor for executing the robot software components, which...
8326461 Auxiliary communication system for radio controlled robots  
A system for providing autonomous capabilities to a radio-controlled robot, comprises two communication boxes, one connected to the robot and the other connected to an operator control unit (OCU)....
8326454 Power assist apparatus, and its control method  
Provided are a power assist apparatus and its control method, which realize improvements in positioning precision and in workability while reducing the burden of a work positioning operation on a...
8326459 Robot control apparatus, robot control method, and computer readable recording medium having recorded thereon a robot control program  
A robot control apparatus includes walking operation control unit which controls the robot to carry out a predetermined walking operation; an obstacle detection unit which detects an obstacle...
8321055 System and method for multiple view machine vision target location  
A machine vision system for controlling the alignment of an arm in a robotic handling system. The machine vision system includes an optical imager aligned to simultaneously capture an image that...
8315734 Robot and method and medium for localizing the same by using calculated covariance  
Provided are a robot capable of improving the computation rate by considering whether a parameter will diverge and modifying the experiment order of offspring during evolutionary computation, when...
8315739 Determining the position of an object  
A method for determining the position of at least one object present within a working range of a robot by an evaluation system, wherein an image of at least one part of the working range of the...
8315454 Robot apparatus and method of controlling the behavior thereof  
The present invention provides a robot apparatus that can perform appropriate actions in accordance with the ambient conditions, and a method of controlling the behavior of the robot apparatus....
8315736 Method and apparatus for picking/packing applications  
A system for picking and packing applications is provided. The system includes a plurality of robots and a plurality of robot controllers. Each robot controller includes a load re-balance...
8311676 System and method for controlling a bipedal robot via a communication device  
A system for controlling a bipedal robot via a communication device. The system acquires a mapping data and a current location of the bipedal robot via a Global Positioning System (GPS),...
8311670 Genetic robot platform and genetic robot behavior expression method  
A genetic robot platform and a genetic robot behavior expression method. When a controller of a robot platform driving a genetic robot, which has robot-behavior-expression-related information as...
8306659 Autonomous robot  
A method for communication between a charging station and a robot, via a pair of power lines coupled between a power supply in the charging station and a battery in the robot. In operation, the...
8295978 System for cooperation of multiple robots using dynamic behavior binding and method thereof  
The present invention relates to a system for cooperation of multiple mobile robots and a method thereof that allow the multiple mobile robots to cooperatively execute one complicated task. The...
8295979 Adaptive scheduling of a service robot  
A method for scheduling mowing tasks by a robotic mower is provided. An estimated height of grass cut by the robotic mower is determined for a predetermined number of past mowing tasks. The...
8290621 Control apparatus and control method for robot arm, robot, control program for robot arm, and robot arm control-purpose integrated electronic circuit  
Motion information of a robot arm stored in a motion information database is acquired. A person manipulates the robot arm, and correction motion information at the time of the motion correction is...
8285417 Robot and task execution system  
A robot and the like capable of executing a task in an appropriate condition from the viewpoint of execution economy even when a state of the task is altered. A cost is evaluated that represents a...
8280553 Lip moving device for use in robots  
Various embodiments of a lip moving device for use in robots are provided. A lip moving device has first and second lip members. The first and second lip members are made from a flexible material....
8271132 System and method for seamless task-directed autonomy for robots  
Systems, methods, and user interfaces are used for controlling a robot. An environment map and a robot designator are presented to a user. The user may place, move, and modify task designators on...
8271135 Method and apparatus for removably holding medical device  
An apparatus for holding a medical device has an arm unit equipped with, for example, a polyarticular arm, which holds the medical device such as endoscope movably in the space. Additionally to a...
8265793 Mobile robot for telecommunication  
A mobile robot provides telecommunication service between a remote user at a remote terminal and a local user in proximity to the mobile robot. The remote user can connect to the mobile robot via...
8265789 Network-based robot system and method for action execution of robot  
A network-based robot system includes an activity creating device creating activities in hierarchical structure, and a robot downloading the activity tree over a communication network and...
8265791 System and method for motion control of humanoid robot  
A system and method for motion control of a humanoid robot are provided. The system includes a remote controller for recognizing three-dimensional image information including two-dimensional...
8258917 Intuitive multiple degrees of freedom portable control device  
A control device for a vehicle or mechanism includes a portable displacement controller which permits a non-technical user to achieve effective control of the vehicle or mechanism, by moving the...
8260440 Adaptive control based on retrospective cost optimization  
A discrete-time adaptive control law for stabilization, command following, and disturbance rejection that is effective for systems that are unstable, MIMO, and/or nonminimum phase. The adaptive...
8255079 Human grasp assist device and method of use  
A grasp assist device includes a glove portion having phalange rings, contact sensors for measuring a grasping force applied by an operator wearing the glove portion, and a tendon drive system...
8249746 Method and device to regulate an automated manipulator  
A method for regulation of a multi-axis automated manipulator, in particular of a robot, includes flexible regulation of at least one guide axis, and rigid regulation of at least one additional...
8249745 Work robot excellent in work resumption  
A work robot includes a holding unit for holding a work device, holding unit moving means, an information processing unit, a storage unit, and a variable storage unit. The work robot performs work...
8244402 Visual perception system and method for a humanoid robot  
A robotic system includes a humanoid robot with robotic joints each moveable using an actuator(s), and a distributed controller for controlling the movement of each of the robotic joints. The...
8234011 Movable robot  
A technique to wholly recognize the surrounding environment may be provided by excluding unknown environment which arises due to parts of a body of a robot hindering the sight of the robot during...
8229594 Automatic finishing machine and control method thereof  
This method controls an automatic finishing machine using a robot with a tool through a model storage step, a data acquisition step, a calculation step, an error derivation step, a correction step...
8226072 Power assist apparatus with a controlled brake mechanism for positioning a workpiece and control method thereof  
If the rotation angle in a rotation direction allowed by a joint portion detected by the angle sensor is no more than a predetermined lower limit or no less than a predetermined upper limit, the...
8229595 Method and system for providing autonomous control of a platform  
The present application provides a system for enabling instrument placement from distances on the order of five meters, for example, and increases accuracy of the instrument placement relative to...
8224486 Method of evaluating and correcting robot program and device for evaluating and correcting robot program  
There is provided a device for evaluating and correcting a robot operation program for evaluating an appropriateness for the robot operation program and correcting the robot operation program,...
8219245 Articulated arm robot  
To increase the safety of an articulated arm robot with robot members connected by means of joints as open kinematics and with functional elements acting on the joints, such as drive motors,...
8214081 Multi-function robot for moving on wall using indoor global positioning system  
A wall climbing robot using an Indoor Global Positioning System (IGPS) provided in a room is disclosed. The wall climbing robot includes a navigation receiver configured to receive rotating fan...
8185241 Tracked robotic crawler having a moveable arm  
A tracked robotic crawler capable of multiple movement moves is disclosed. In one embodiment, the tracked robotic crawler includes at least one frame unit, the frame unit having a continuous track...
8175750 Control apparatus and control method for robot arm, robot, control program for robot arm, and robot arm control-purpose integrated electronic circuit  
Motion information of a robot arm stored in a motion information database is acquired. A person manipulates the robot arm, and correction motion information at the time of the motion correction is...
8175745 Method to audit portable cassettes removeably disposed in a data storage library comprising a pass-through accessor  
A method to audit portable cassettes removeably disposed in a data storage library comprising a plurality of storage slots, a plurality of portable cassettes removeably disposed in one or more of...
8170718 Multiple priority operational space impedance control  
A system and method for providing multiple priority impedance control for a robot manipulator where impedance laws are realized simultaneously and with a given order of priority. The method...
8165718 Robotic transportation devices and systems  
A robotic transportation device may include a device body, two docking arms, and a controller module. The device body may include at least one motorized wheel, and the two docking arms may include...