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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...
8816878 Parking assist apparatus  
There is provided a parking assist apparatus capable of allowing an automatic steering control to be started smoothly, without requiring any special operation after confirmation of a parking target...
8818609 Using geometric features and history information to detect features such as car exhaust in point maps  
Disclosed herein are systems and methods for classifying regions of a scanning zone of a light detection and ranging (LIDAR) scan. One example includes a method for receiving information indicative...
8818608 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...
8818606 System and method for vehicle lateral control  
A method, system and computer readable medium to autonomously keep a vehicle in a lane. The method including, engaging a lane centering system configured to maintain the vehicle within the lane, at...
8818602 Unmanned autonomous operating system  
In an unmanned autonomous operating system having a station provided with a signal generator for supplying an area signal in electric pulse current to an area wire that defines an operating area,...
8818567 High integrity perception for machine localization and safeguarding  
The illustrative embodiments provide a method for processing sensor data and controlling the movement of a vehicle. An operating environment around the vehicle is identified and sensor data is...
8812186 Driving mode changing method and apparatus of autonomous navigation vehicle  
A driving mode changing method and apparatus of an autonomous navigation vehicle that allows a driver to stably operate the autonomous navigation vehicle. The autonomous navigation vehicle may be...
8805416 Method and system for mobile device selectively reporting of GPS position information to others  
A privacy enhancement device for electronic device such as a cellular telephone. The privacy enhancement device may include a jammer which may produces false information, e.g. false information...
8797186 Parking assistance system for assisting in a parking operation for a plurality of available parking spaces  
A parking assistance system is described for assisting in a parking operation of a vehicle when a plurality of parking spaces is present. A method in a parking assistance system includes performing...
8798840 Adaptive mapping with spatial summaries of sensor data  
A system and method for mapping parameter data acquired by a robot mapping system is disclosed. Parameter data characterizing the environment is collected while the robot localizes itself within...
8798841 System and method for improving sensor visibility of vehicle in autonomous driving mode  
A system and method designed to improve sensor visibility for a host vehicle operating in an autonomous driving mode when one or more forward-looking sensors are being occluded or obstructed....
8793090 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, acquire...
8793036 Trackless transit system with adaptive vehicles  
Technologies are described herein for providing a trackless transit system and controlling adaptive trackless vehicles within that system. Aspects include an autonomous vehicle transit system for...