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7571025 Method and device for controlling manipulators  
A method for controlling a plurality of manipulators, such as multiaxial or multiaxle industrial robots. At least one manipulator functions as the reference manipulator and is moved in a plurality...
7558647 Device and method for controlling robot arm, robot and program based on object-dependent impedance  
In a robot arm controlling device, a mechanical impedance set value of the arm is set by an object property-concordant impedance setting device based on information of an object property database...
7529599 Systems and methods for coordination motion instructions  
The invention provides systems and methods that integrate and/or control motion of a plurality of axes in a motion control environment. Grouped axes can be linked (e.g., via a tag) to provide...
7519452 Mobile brain-based device for use in a real world environment  
A mobile brain-based device BBD includes a mobile base equipped with sensors and effectors (Neurally Organized Mobile Adaptive Device or NOMAD), which is guided by a simulated nervous system that...
7515990 Article control system, article control server, article control method  
The system includes a sensor for detecting a state of a space; a robot for executing a handling job for an article; an article identifying part for identifying, when an article is handled by a...
7511443 Ultra-compact, high-performance motor controller and method of using same  
Featured is a controller for a motor that is ultra-compact, with a power density of at least about 20 watts per cubic cm (W/cm3). The controller utilizes a common ground for power circuitry, which...
7501780 Docking system  
A docking system includes: a station including: a light emitter comprising light emitting elements arranged in a circular arc form so as to cause optical axes of light generated from the light...
7493192 Gait producing device for leg type movable robot, and control device  
A desired trajectory of a vertical component of a translation floor reaction force of a legged mobile robot 1, a vertical component of a total center-of-gravity acceleration or a body...
7478073 Architecture for self-developing devices  
A self-developing device (1) capable of open-ended development makes use of a special motivational system for selecting which action should be taken on the environment by an associated...
7474939 Object taking-out apparatus  
An object taking-out apparatus for taking out objects randomly stacked in a container according to a condition of how each object is placed, which includes a robot hand having telescopic means and...
7467026 Autonomously moving robot management system  
An autonomous robot is controlled by the local robot information controller which is connected to a robot application network to which the transceiver to communicate with the autonomous robot is...
7451016 Industrial robot comprising a portable operating unit which a movable key device for identification of the robot  
An industrial robot system including a plurality of industrial robots. Each robot includes a manipulator, a control unit for automatically operating the manipulator, and a movable key device...
7447593 System and method for adaptive path planning  
A path planning system and method for an object, such as a vehicle, provides a randomized adaptive path planning that handles real-time path planning for a vehicle operating under kinodynamic...
7444214 Obstacle detection apparatus, method and medium  
An obstacle detection apparatus and method which can detect the state of an obstacle according to a signal generated when the obstacle detection apparatus collides with the obstacle and a change...
7424342 Transport system  
A computer in a transport system includes: a shooting part for shooting a first calibration tray by controlling a camera; a tray position computing part for computing a tray position of the first...
7421314 Method and device for controlling robot  
A method for controlling a robot during an interpolation of a trajectory or motion to any prescribed position, comprises the steps of a) ignoring at least one of the three originally prescribed or...
7421313 Robot apparatus and control method thereof  
A robot apparatus that is able to determine whether to ask a user for help, according to robot's situations. The robot apparatus determines based on an external or internal situation of the robot...
7418312 Robot apparatus and walking control method thereof  
An object of the present invention is to provide a robot apparatus and a walking control method thereof capable of changing walking control modes in accordance with floor surfaces by...
7409377 Accelerated solution of constraint satisfaction problems by partitioning of the variable space  
Methods, systems and apparatus for modeling a target system includes defining a constraint satisfaction problem (CSP) that characterizes the target system in terms of a set of variables, each...
7398136 Biped robot control system  
In a biped robot control system, stereoscopic images captured by CCD cameras are analyzed, the analyzed images are then utilized to detect presence of any moving object around the robot and if it...
7395136 Robot end effector detachment sensor  
A robot device includes a sensor on its base plate capable of sensing rotation of the base plate occasioned by decoupling of a detachable joint that joins a forearm member of the robot to the base...
7389156 Autonomous surface cleaning robot for wet and dry cleaning  
An autonomous floor cleaning robot includes a transport drive and control system arranged for autonomous movement of the robot over a floor for performing cleaning operations. The robot chassis...
7386364 Operation control device for leg-type mobile robot and operation control method, and robot device  
A legged mobile robot gives up a normal walking motion and starts a tumbling motion when an excessively high external force or external moment is applied thereto and a behavior plan of a foot part...
7379790 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...
7379871 Speech synthesizing apparatus, speech synthesizing method, and recording medium using a plurality of substitute dictionaries corresponding to pre-programmed personality information  
Various sensors detect conditions outside a robot and an operation applied to the robot, and output the results of detection to a robot-motion-system control section. The robot-motion-system...
7373218 Image distribution system  
An information distribution system capable of presenting an image photographed by a moving body, such as a robot or vehicle, selected by a user. The information distribution system includes moving...
7366587 Legged mobile robot  
The characteristics of actuators themselves and the characteristics of controllers for the actuators are dynamically or statically controlled to achieve stable and highly efficient movements. In a...
7346428 Robotic sweeper cleaner with dusting pad  
An autonomously movable home cleaning robot that incorporates a sweeper and dust bin as well as a dusting assembly in tandem in the direction of movement of the robot.
7346429 Mobile robot hybrid communication link  
A mobile robot communication system includes a remote unit, a repeater module and a control station. A cable connects the repeater module to the control station. The remote unit has a wireless...
7330774 Reception system  
An operation control unit of a reception system includes a visitor ID information DB for storing therein visitor comparison information and visitor ID information including a phone number of a...
7330775 Legged mobile robot controller, legged mobile robot and legged mobile robot control method  
A legged mobile robot, a legged mobile robot controller and a legged mobile robot control method are provided to perform a loading operation to load a gripped object in parallel on a target place...
7324873 Offline teaching apparatus for robot  
An offline teaching apparatus including a data acquiring section for acquiring position and orientation data and processing-condition data including interpolation commands, at respective...
7324870 Cleaning robot and control method thereof  
A cleaning robot and a control method thereof in which a cleaning path desired by the user is recognizable by the cleaning robot, thereby being capable of cleaning a cleaning area desired by the...
7321808 Robot and multiple robot control method  
When braking of a motion of a part of a first robot is assumed to be started at points in time, a first stop position of the first robot part is estimated at each point in time. When braking of a...
7313462 Integrated tool with automated calibration system and interchangeable wet processing components for processing microfeature workpieces  
An integrated tool and automatic calibration systems that enable wet chemical processing chambers, lift-rotate units and other hardware to be quickly interchanged without having to recalibrate the...
7313464 Bin-picking system for randomly positioned objects  
A method for picking up objects randomly arranged in a bin using a robot having a gripper for grasping the objects using prehension feature(s) on the object. The method includes a shaking scheme...
7302312 Hardware abstraction layer (HAL) 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...
7295891 Method and device for controlling movements in the case of manipulators  
In a method for controlling the movement of a manipulator associated with an interpretation of a given point sequence of poses (positions and orientations) by splines, the motion components are...
7292912 Door knocker control system for a remote controlled teleconferencing robot  
A robot system that includes a robot and a remote station. The remote station may be a personal computer coupled to the robot through a broadband network. A user at the remote station may receive...
7292910 Method and device for machining a workpiece  
A method for machining workpieces by means of a multiaxial manipulator, such as an industrial robot, with a tool moved proportionally by a control unit of the manipulator and which can perform...
7292913 Articulated robot  
In the articulated robot, types of teaching a moving track of the robot can be optionally selected. The articulated robot comprises: a switch for manually selecting a moving axis to move an arm...
7283893 Group robot system, and sensing robot and base station used therefor  
Communication system of a group robot system is made hierarchical, having a base station as an uppermost layer and a plurality of layers formed by a plurality of sensing robots, and the plurality...
7272467 Systems and methods for filtering potentially unreliable visual data for visual simultaneous localization and mapping  
Apparatus and methods that use a visual sensor and dead reckoning sensors to process Simultaneous Localization and Mapping (SLAM). These techniques can be used in robot navigation. Advantageously,...
7269479 Article transporting robot  
An article transporting robot or an article transporting system includes a state recognizing means for recognizing the state of the article, a transportation method specifying means for specifying...
7266424 Walking robot using simple ground reaction force sensors and a method of controlling the same  
A walking robot using simple ground reaction force sensors and a method of controlling the same. It is an aspect of the present invention to provide the walking robot and the method of controlling...
7245990 Industrial robot  
A robot control unit for controlling a robot mechanism unit constantly detects the status of a robot and stores it as robot status data. An operation command input by voice from a head set is...
7233842 Method of determining axial alignment of the centroid of an edge gripping end effector and the center of a specimen gripped by it  
A method determines axial alignment between the centroid of an end effector and the effective center of a specimen held by the end effector. The method is implemented with use of an end effector...
7228203 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,...
7221999 Remote control device of bipedal mobile robot  
When an operator attempts to move a robot from a current position to a desired position, she/he operates a manipulator lever (26) corresponding to a desired direction of a manipulator (23) of a...
7209803 Article handling system and method and article management system and method  
A camera or other sensing unit senses the conditions of articles and mobile entities, including humans within a living space. An article management/operation server manages, within an article...