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8160747 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...
8155789 Device, method, program and recording medium for robot offline programming  
An offline programming device for preparing an operation program for making a robot with a hand perform a handling operation for an object with respect to a machine tool. The device includes a...
8150550 Legged robot  
A legged robot that runs while repeating a jump cycle including a ground-contact phase from a landing to a takeoff and an aerial phase from a takeoff to a landing is provided. The legged robot...
8150650 Systems and methods for filtering potentially unreliable visual data for visual simultaneous localization and mapping  
The invention is related to methods and apparatus that use a visual sensor and dead reckoning sensors to process Simultaneous Localization and Mapping (SLAM). These techniques can be used in robot...
8145354 Systems and methods for controlling a legged robot using a two-phase disturbance response strategy  
Systems and methods are presented that enable a legged robot to maintain its balance when subjected to an unexpected force. In the reflex phase, the robot withstands the immediate effect of the...
8145356 Robot controller for halting a robot based on the speed of a robot hand portion  
A robot includes a traveling rail supported by struts, and a robot body attached to a slider that slides on the traveling rail. A robot controller includes a speed calculation device for...
8135498 Method and apparatus for detecting movement error in mobile robot  
An apparatus and method for detecting movement errors due to the wheel slip or transient current generated while a mobile robot is traveling. The movement error detecting method includes:...
8135486 Substrate position determining method and substrate position detecting method  
Even in case that a wafer is so greatly deviated that a peripheral portion of the wafer cannot be detected, position determination of the wafer can be performed without inflicting a damage on the...
8123740 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...
8126591 Robotic arms  
A robotic arm comprises a plurality of articulated elements, and control means for controlling the position of various of the elements such that the arm may adopt serpentine shape for tip...
8121730 Obstacle detection device of autonomous mobile system  
The present invention relates to an obstacle detection device, adapted for an autonomous mobile system, which comprises: a conducting wire, a first unit and a second unit. The first unit further...
8112177 Wafer position teaching method and teaching tool  
In the wafer position teaching method for a wafer carrying system, a teaching tool is mounted at a position of the container or the processing equipment where the semiconductor wafer is to be set....
8108071 Method for coordinating cooperative robots  
A method for coordinating cooperative robots is provided. The method includes following steps. An abnormal event is detected by a sensor disposed in an environment or in a robot. The abnormal...
8108072 Methods and systems for robotic instrument tool tracking with adaptive fusion of kinematics information and image information  
In one embodiment of the invention, a method for a robotic system is disclosed to track one or more robotic instruments. The method includes generating kinematics information for the robotic...
8103383 Mobile apparatus, control device and control program  
A mobile apparatus or the like capable of moving or acting while surely preventing contact with an object such as a human being, by avoiding the situation where the object inappropriately changes...
8099191 Robot service system and a method for providing remote service for a robot  
A robot service system including a robot including least one manipulator and a controller controlling the motion of the manipulator. A remote service center includes an analyzing computer, and a...
8086351 Methods and systems for area search using a plurality of unmanned vehicles  
Disclosed are methods and systems that include a method for controlling movement of a first unmanned vehicle (UV) to search an area, where the method includes generating a first trace associated...
8082063 Mobile apparatus and mobile apparatus system  
Mobile apparatuses capable of moving or acting autonomously, without contacting each other, in an environment where movements of the mobile apparatuses are not managed by a server, are provided....
8076889 Support device  
A support device adjustable in 3-DOF includes a base, a pitching arm, a rolling arm, a yawing arm, a pitching drive unit, a rolling drive unit, a yawing drive unit, and a controller. The rolling...
8078315 Control system for a load handling clamp  
A control system for a load-handling clamp includes first and second load-engaging surfaces for selectively gripping and releasing a load disposed between said surfaces. At least one of said...
8068935 Human-guided mapping method for mobile robot  
A method of mapping an operation area by a team of a human and a mobile robot 200 includes the steps of defining a graph representing the area by a human 201, guiding the robot by human along an...
8065037 Control method and system for hydraulic machines employing a dynamic joint motion model  
A control method and system for controlling a hydraulically actuated mechanical arm to perform a task, the mechanical arm optionally being a hydraulically actuated excavator arm. The method can...
8060253 Systems and methods for controlling a legged robot based on rate of change of angular momentum  
Systems and methods are presented that use the rate of change of a legged robot's centroidal angular momentum ({dot over (H)}G) in order to maintain or improve the robot's balance. In one...
8060252 High throughput method of in transit wafer position correction in system using multiple robots  
Methods correcting wafer position error are provided. The methods involve measuring wafer position error on a robot, e.g. a dual side-by-side end effector robot, during transfer to an intermediate...
8060254 Method, apparatus, and medium for building grid map in mobile robot and method, apparatus, and medium for cell decomposition that uses grid map  
Provided are a method, apparatus, and medium for building a grid map in a mobile robot and a method, apparatus, and medium for cell decomposition using the grid map building method and apparatus....
8055383 Path planning device  
A path generating device 1 has a constraint mid-configuration generator 10. The constraint mid-configuration generator 10 defines a constraint surface in a joint angle space. The path generating...
8054752 Synchronous data communication  
A data packet is provided that includes a synchronization field and an acknowledgement field indicative of an acknowledgement of receipt of a prior data packet. The data packet also includes a...
8055382 Methods, 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...
8050799 Method for determination of spraying parameters for controlling a painting appliance which uses spraying means  
A method for determining of spraying parameters for controlling a painting appliance which sprays and is moved over an area to be painted, in particular a robot with a painting application. A...
8041459 Methods relating to microsurgical robot system  
A method of operating a surgical system. The method includes obtaining a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan in which magnetic resonance (MR) visible targets are located; registering a robotic...
8036776 Method and device for controlling motion of an industrial robot with a position switch  
A method for controlling a multi-axis industrial robot or manipulator arranged with a robot control unit. The robot or the control unit includes at least one first computer running a servo...
8032253 Automatic machine system and wireless communication method thereof  
In an automatic machine system comprising a mechanism unit (1) including at least one driving mechanism, a controller (2) for controlling a driving operation of the mechanism unit (1), and a...
8024070 Passive walking legged robot  
The present disclosure provides a fixed point stabilization device for a legged mobile body having a generating mechanism for generating a fixed point. The present disclosure also provides a fixed...
8019473 Manipulator and method of controlling manipulator  
A manipulator includes: a drive section which electrically drives a joint; an instruction input section which executes instruction input; a control section which generates a driving signal in...
8019145 Legged locomotion robot  
A robot capable of performing appropriate movement control while reducing arithmetic processing for recognizing the shape of a floor. The robot sets a predetermined landing position of steps of...
8014897 System, apparatus, and method for managing and controlling robot competitions  
A system and method for operating robots in a robot competition. One embodiment of the system may include operator interfaces, where each operator interface is operable to control movement of a...
8007224 Depalletizing device  
The invention relates to a depalletizing device comprising a carriage as well as a friction roller attached to the carriage, which friction roller is rotatable about a horizontal rotation axis and...
8010226 Apparatus and method for measuring and modifying components using reverse engineering  
A method for conforming components may include a measuring operation and a modifying operation. The method may comprise measuring a first component using a conforming tool that includes a...
8010232 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...
8005572 Flexible connection of teaching devices to programmable controllers  
An apparatus provides selective communication between multiple programmable robot controllers and one or more teaching devices connected by a network. The network controls communication between...
8000816 Process control system and method for operating a system of this type  
The invention relates to a process control system having measuring devices and actuators. All of the measuring devices and actuators process information and exchange data amongst themselves. All...
7983793 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...
7983790 Component repair using reverse engineering  
A method for modifying a component may comprise measuring the component using a modifying tool, and recording position data for the component based on the measuring. A path for the modifying tool...
7962230 System including at least one automation unit  
A system providing control and communication is provided including at least one automation unit being adapted to run an operation program, and an engineering unit being adapted to modify the...
RE42437 Hair transplantation method and apparatus  
A hair transplantation method and apparatus utilizes a robot, which includes a robotic arm, having a hair follicle effector associated with the robotic arm.
7949430 Determination of foot placement for humanoid push recovery  
A legged robot subjected to a force is controlled by determining an instantaneous capture point where the robot will step with a swing leg to reach a balanced home position, the balanced home...
7949431 Fitting device for adjusting state of clogging caused in fit  
A fitting device for fitting a fitting workpiece, which is held by a robot, to a workpiece to be fitted by force control, comprises: a force detecting portion for detecting a force and moment...
RE42381 Hair transplantation method and apparatus  
A hair transplantation method and apparatus utilizes a robot, which includes a robotic arm, having a hair follicle effector associated with the robotic arm.
7937185 Stable motion control system and method for a legged mobile robot  
The motion of a robot is switched from a first motion, which the robot is currently performing, to a second motion. Postures of the robot in both the motions are pre-defined with a plurality of...
7933685 System and method for calibrating a wafer handling robot and a wafer cassette  
A system and method is disclosed for calibrating a semiconductor wafer handling robot and a semiconductor wafer cassette. A robot blade boot is attached to a robot blade of the semiconductor...