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8880272 Approach for estimating the geometry of roads and lanes by using vehicle trajectories  
A method and apparatus is provided for controlling the operation of an autonomous vehicle. According to one aspect, the autonomous vehicle may track the trajectories of other vehicles on a road....
8880270 Location-aware notifications and applications for autonomous vehicles  
Methods and apparatus are disclosed related to autonomous vehicle applications for selecting destinations. A control system of an autonomous vehicle can determine a status of the autonomous...
8880334 Machine control system having autonomous edge dumping  
A control system is disclosed for use with a plurality of machines operating at a worksite. The control system may have a plurality of communicating devices, and a plurality of onboard controllers,...
8880273 System and method for determining position and distance of objects using road fiducials  
Aspects of the invention relate generally to autonomous vehicles. The features described improve the safety, use, driver experience, and performance of these vehicles by using ground markers to...
8880313 Method and device for operating a vehicle, in particular a motor vehicle or utility vehicle  
A method operates a vehicle having an acquisition device for acquiring defined route section data of an upcoming route section to be passed through via the vehicle, in particular a utility vehicle....
8874300 Systems and methods for obstacle avoidance  
Embodiments of the invention provide systems and methods for obstacle avoidance. In some embodiments, a robotically controlled vehicle capable of operating in one or more modes may be provided....
8874301 Autonomous vehicle with driver presence and physiological monitoring  
A transportation vehicle with an autonomous driving control has a set-up mode, an active drive mode, a safe shutdown mode, and an emergency response mode. The active drive mode autonomously...
8874264 Celestial navigation system for an autonomous robot  
A navigational control system for an autonomous robot includes a transmitter subsystem having a stationary emitter for emitting at least one signal. An autonomous robot operating within a working...
8874364 Navigation system  
In a navigation system, e.g., for a motor vehicle, for determining the route from a location of the navigation system to a destination point, the navigation system includes a display device for...
8874371 Beam directed motion control system  
A method and apparatus comprising an energy source, a position system, and a movement system. The energy source is configured to generate a beam of energy directed at an area on a target for a...
8874282 Model vehicle remote control system  
Methods, systems, and apparatus for remotely piloting a vehicle. In one aspect, a system includes a transmitter capable to receive vehicle control signals and transmit the vehicle control signals...
8868301 Determination of remote control operator position  
A system and method for controlling a work machine system having a work machine and work tool. Operational characteristics of both the work machine and work tool are configured by a machine...
8868256 Relative navigation for aerial refueling of an unmanned aerial vehicle  
A method and system for navigating an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) for aerial refueling is described. A system processor in the UAV receives navigation data from a tanker aircraft and calculates a...
8857137 Robotic lawn mower for cutting around conveyance member  
A vegetation cutting apparatus including a movable carriage having a conveyance system for facilitating conveyance of the carriage over ground. The conveyance system can have conveyance members for...
8862306 Method for controlling movement of travelling carriers  
A method for controlling movement of travelling carriers includes performing data communication between front and rear adjacent travelling carriers, an on-board communication device provided to the...
8862285 Aerial display system with floating pixels  
A system for performing an aerial display. The system includes a plurality of UAVs each including a propulsion device and a display payload, and the system includes a ground station system with a...
8855899 Virtual traffic sensors  
Techniques are described for virtual traffic sensors (VTS). In an implementation, an electronic device provides a variety of functionality including at least functionality to determine position....
8855860 Vehicle behavior control apparatus  
A vehicle behavior control apparatus disposed in a subject vehicle performs a steering angle control of the subject vehicle. The apparatus acquires lead vehicle information transmitted from a lead...
8855918 Methods of assisting a user with selecting a route after a personal navigation device transitions from driving mode to walking mode  
A method of assisting a user of a personal navigation device with automatically selecting a route after the personal navigation device transitions from driving mode to walking mode includes...
8855846 System and method for onboard vision processing  
An unmanned aerial vehicle with a camera and conventional sensors, where the processor navigates the vehicle based at least in part on the image data and the sensor data. A method for navigating an...
8849492 Driving assistance apparatus  
A driving assistance apparatus is provided with: a storing device for storing each of a plurality of past driving situations of a self-vehicle as a group of a plurality of driving situation...
8849493 Transitioning a mixed-mode vehicle to autonomous mode  
Disclosed are methods and devices for transitioning a mixed-mode autonomous vehicle from a human driven mode to an autonomously driven mode. Transitioning may include stopping a vehicle on a...
8847790 Apparatus and method for determining parking information  
A navigation device and a method of determining parking information are disclosed. In at least one embodiment, the method includes receiving, at a server, journey information from a plurality of...
8843245 Robot cleaner and remote monitoring system using the same  
A robot cleaner has a camera to generate an image of a cleaning area, a controller to prepare a cleaning map based on the image and to drive a robot cleaner, and a communicator to transmit the...
8843340 Track information generating device, track information generating method, and computer-readable storage medium  
Track information generating devices, methods, and programs acquire a self-contained navigation track of a vehicle indicated by time-series pieces of self-contained navigation information, and...
8838291 Communication and safety device for boundary aided systems  
The present invention relates to a method 400 and a system 100 for controlling a robotic garden tool 202 around a working area 204 in a boundary wire aided system. The system includes the robotic...
8838320 Laser sensors for trolley guidance signal  
A system and method for guiding an off-highway truck along a roadway with respect to a trolley line determine a position of the off-highway truck on the roadway by sensing two or more roadside...
8838321 Modifying a vehicle state based on the presence of a special-purpose vehicle  
A method is provided that includes receiving user input identifying a travel destination for a first vehicle, determining, by a processor, a first route for the first vehicle to follow, and...
8838268 Service robot and method of operating same  
In accordance with aspects of the present invention, a service robot, such as a robotic cleaner, can be configured to more effectively service an environment. The service robot can include one or...
8831800 Automated collective transport system  
Automated transport system including at least one automotive vehicle (10) without a driver and one central computer (14), the vehicle being able to go automatically from a departure point to a...
8831851 Vehicle with brake steering  
A vehicle including a respective brake for each driven, ground-engaging member that is operable under the control of driven member brake commands generated in a controller, a ground-engaging,...
8830085 Monitoring traffic signal preemption  
Approaches for monitoring traffic signal preemption at one or more intersections. According to one embodiment, a road map that includes a plurality of roads and intersections is displayed with a...
8830091 Systems and methods for using multiple hypotheses in a visual simultaneous localization and mapping system  
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...
8831813 Modifying speed of an autonomous vehicle based on traffic conditions  
Aspects of the disclosure relate generally to speed control in an autonomous vehicle. For example, an autonomous vehicle may include a user interface which allows the driver to input speed...
8825241 Autonomous wave-powered substance distribution vessels for fertilizing plankton, feeding fish, and sequestering carbon from the atmosphere  
This invention provides a vessel system and methodology that can be used to promote growth of phytoplankton in the oceans. Unmanned self-controlled wave-powered vessels are equipped with storage...
8825259 Detecting lane closures and lane shifts by an autonomous vehicle  
In an example implementation, an autonomous vehicle is configured to detect closures and lane shifts in a lane of travel. The vehicle is configured to operate in an autonomous mode and determine a...
8825258 Engaging and disengaging for autonomous driving  
Aspects of the present disclosure relate switching between autonomous and manual driving modes. In order to do so, the vehicle's computer may conduct a series of environmental, system, and driver...
8825229 Mobile tracking and subduing apparatus, method, and computer program product  
A mobile tracking and subduing apparatus of a target object that includes liquid storage tank that is configured hold a predetermined amount of a liquid, a probe configured to inject the liquid...
8825226 Deployment of mobile automated vehicles  
An automated mobile vehicle configured to autonomously provide coverage for inoperable infrastructure components at various locations. A plurality of automated mobile vehicles may be deployed to...
8825255 Reconciling service class-based routing affecting user service within a controllable transit system  
Aspects of this invention provide gradient means for reconciling user service class prioritization. Under this approach, higher priority service classes may be maintained and used to compute routes...
8825265 Approach for consolidating observed vehicle trajectories into a single representative trajectory  
A method and apparatus is provided for controlling the operation of an autonomous vehicle. According to one aspect, the autonomous vehicle may track the trajectories of other vehicles on a road....
8825264 Zone driving  
A roadgraph may include a graph network of information such as roads, lanes, intersections, and the connections between these features. The roadgraph may also include one or more zones associated...
8825261 User interface for displaying internal state of autonomous driving system  
A passenger in an automated vehicle may relinquish control of the vehicle to a control computer when the control computer has determined that it may maneuver the vehicle safely to a destination....
8825391 Building elevation maps from laser data  
Aspects of the present disclosure relate generally to generating elevation maps. More specifically, data points may be collected by a laser moving along a roadway and used to generate an elevation...
8825257 Autonomous navigation method and autonomous mobile body  
An autonomous navigation method is a method of causing a mobile body (100) to autonomously navigate while comparing environmental magnetism data obtained in advance by measuring magnetism generated...
8825260 Object and ground segmentation from a sparse one-dimensional range data  
Methods and systems for object and ground segmentation from a sparse one-dimensional range data are described. A computing device may be configured to receive scan data representing points in an...
8825256 Charging device of robot cleaner  
A charging device of a robot cleaner is provided. The charging device of a robot cleaner according to the embodiment includes at least one cover forming an appearance of the charging device, a base...
8818605 Device and method for providing navigation information  
A navigation information providing device recognizes traveling status information of a vehicle senses a behavioral state or physiological state of a driver to recognize the driver's situation...
8818668 Vehicle control apparatus and vehicle control method  
A vehicle control apparatus that performs driving assist control on an entrance ramp or an exit ramp connected to a main road having a different safe cruising speed limit than the entrance ramp or...
8818607 Variable offset positioning antenna array for enhanced guidance of automated guided vehicles (AGVs)  
An automated storage system for storing a plurality of objects in storage locations, the automated storage system comprising a master control computer, a guidance network, a plurality of automated...