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8924013 Method and system for path planning and controlling  
A path planning system for bringing state of an object into a target state includes a search tree production unit for producing in advance, in a state space with said target state defined as a...
8924042 Robot cleaner, and remote monitoring system and method of the same  
A robot cleaner having a network function is capable of informing information on its internal and external states, through a network service, on a time desired by a user, or periodically, or...
8918241 Autonomous mobile device and operating method for the same  
An autonomous mobile device is configured to move on a surface provided with a base station thereon, and is operated in one of a work state and return state. In the work state, the autonomous...
8912878 Machine guidance system  
A guidance system for a machine may include a scanning device configured to detect a presence of an object within a minimum desired distance of the machine, and a controller in communication with...
8914225 Managing vehicles on a road network  
A system and method for managing vehicles on a road network can include a processor that performs operations including accessing a matrix of vehicle parameters of a plurality of communicating...
8914181 System and method for active lane-changing assistance for a motor vehicle  
A system provides active lane-changing assistance for a motor vehicle to facilitate a lane-changing maneuver from an initial position on a first lane to a final position on a second lane. The...
8914139 Robot  
A Robot includes a main body, a Portable device and a supporting structure. The supporting structure is disposed at the main body for detachably connecting the Portable device. The Portable device...
8907814 Cooperative vehicle collision warning system  
According to an aspect of the invention, a traffic information communication system includes a receiver and a transmitter. The receiver may be configured to receive a message relating to traffic...
8903589 Method and apparatus for simultaneous localization and mapping of mobile robot environment  
Techniques that optimize performance of simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM) processes for mobile devices, typically a mobile robot. In one embodiment, erroneous particles are introduced to...
8903587 Non-manipulation operation system and method for preparing for non-manipulation operation of vehicle  
A notification unit causes a notification device to notify that a consent input person has whereabouts of a responsibility related to a non-manipulation operation to operate a vehicle without...
8903591 Controlling a vehicle having inadequate map data  
A vehicle can be controlled in a first autonomous mode of operation by at least navigating the vehicle based on map data. Sensor data can be obtained using one or more sensors of the vehicle. The...
8903588 Method and system for predicting movement behavior of a target traffic object  
A method for computationally predicting future movement behaviors of at least one target object can have the steps of producing sensor data by at least one sensor physically sensing the environment...
8897917 Autonomous mobile device  
An electronic controller defining an autonomous mobile device includes a self-location estimation unit to estimate a self-location based on a local map that is created according to distance/angle...
8897997 Method and apparatus for the classification of data  
A method for the classification of data includes receiving a first message that is a vehicle-to-vehicle or a vehicle-to-infrastructure message. The first message includes first mobility data of a...
8897947 Autonomous mobile device  
An autonomous mobile device that moves while autonomously avoiding zones into which entry should be avoided even if no obstacle exists therein includes a laser range finder that acquires peripheral...
8892293 Transport facility for autonomous navigation and method for determining damage to a motor vehicle  
Damage caused by accidents that occur during autonomous driving of a motor vehicle should be reliably detected. For this purpose, a transport facility with a driving area which can be autonomously...
8886383 Automated systems, devices, and methods for transporting and supporting patients  
Systems, devices, and methods are described for moving a patient to and from various locations, care units, etc., within a care facility. For example a transport and support vehicle includes a body...
8886412 Steering system for an autonomously driven vehicle and methods of steering the same  
A steering system for an autonomously driven vehicle and methods of steering the vehicle are disclosed. A main controller signals a secondary steering assembly to operate in a first phase when a...
8886394 Producing data describing states of a plurality of targets  
Methods and systems for producing data describing states of a plurality of targets using a processor in a system having at least one onboard sensor. The method includes obtaining data from at least...
8880296 Techniques for improving safe operation of a vehicle  
Vehicle control system and method in which restrictions on travel of the vehicle are determined based on an indication of the visibility of a driver and information about objects moving in a...
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...