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8965621 Driving pattern recognition and safety control  
Systems and methods are provided for controlling a vehicle. A safe envelope driving pattern is determined to control the vehicle in an autonomous mode. User identification data and sensor data are...
8965620 Systems and methods for controlling movement of unmanned vehicles  
Control units (10) for use with unmanned vehicles (12) include an input device (50) that moves in response to a user input, sensors (70) coupled to the input device (50), and a controller (16). The...
8948719 Designation of cellular broadcast message identifiers for the commercial mobile alert system  
A Commercial Mobile Alert Message System (CMAS) message comprises a message identifier indicative of the type of alert message in the CMAS message. The identifier is used by a mobile device...
8948955 System and method for predicting behaviors of detected objects  
Aspects of the invention relate generally to autonomous vehicles. Specifically, the features described may be used alone or in combination in order to improve the safety, use, driver experience,...
8948456 Augmented reality virtual automotive X-ray having service information  
A tool for providing a user with information on a particular object related to a position and an orientation of the tool with respect to the object includes an image capturing device configured to...
8949016 Systems and methods for determining whether a driving environment has changed  
A autonomous driving computer system determines whether a driving environment has changed. One or more objects and/or object types in the driving environment may be identified as primary objects....
8948953 Vehicle travel controlling apparatus  
In a vehicle travel controlling apparatus including an automatic travel controlling ECU that controls a vehicle in a predetermined travel state by cooperation control of a vehicle driving amount...
8948954 Modifying vehicle behavior based on confidence in lane estimation  
Methods and systems for modifying vehicle behavior based on confidence in lane estimation are described. In an example, a computing device may be configured to receive lane information relating to...
8942880 Method and device for operating a driver assistance system of a vehicle  
A method for operating a driver assistance system of a vehicle is described, together with a corresponding device, a corresponding vehicle, and a corresponding computer program. The driver...
8942889 Vehicle control system and method  
A vehicle control system for a vehicle having an onboard diagnostics connector and a connector interface connected to the onboard connector includes at least one external controller adapted for...
8941476 Tactile based performance enhancement system  
A system is disclosed for communicating tactile messages to a user, such as a racecar driver, yacht crewmember, or other athlete. The system can include a tactile vest having tactile activators for...
8935018 Electric taxi auto-guidance and control system  
An auto-guidance and control method and system are provided for use in conjunction with an aircraft electric taxi system, wherein electric taxi guidance may be performed in a manual mode by a crew...
8935006 Companion robot for personal interaction  
A mobile robot guest for interacting with a human resident performs a room-traversing search procedure prior to interacting with the resident, and may verbally query whether the resident being...
8935014 Method and system for deploying a surveillance network  
A method and system for gathering information from and setting up a surveillance network within an earth-surface environment that includes inserting one or more mobile robotic devices having a...
8935091 Method and apparatus for creating visual effects on grass  
High resolution images are imprinted onto precise and consistent lawns and fields by use in combination of a global positioning system; a processor for generating a desired pattern which is...
8935060 Driver assistance system for agricultural working machine  
A driver assistance system for an agricultural working machine includes at least one control/regulating unit designed to adjust and monitor working parameters, quality parameters or both, of the...
8933885 Method, apparatus, and computer program product for reducing hand or pointing device occlusions of a display  
A method is provided for reducing hand or pointing device occlusions of a display, particularly a touch screen or hover display. Detection of the position of a pointing object and eyes relative to...
8930133 Generating a path for a mobile drive unit  
A system for transporting inventory items includes an inventory holder and a mobile drive unit. The inventory holder has a frame with device openings. The mobile drive unit is operable to dock with...
8930058 System and method for controlling a vehicle traveling along a path  
The present invention provides an unmanned fully autonomous threat representative mobile land target for testing modern weapon systems and training personnel. The invention implements novel...
8930059 Driverless vehicle  
Each respective vehicle of a plurality of vehicles transports a vehicle navigation system. A position determining system determines a position and a velocity of the respective vehicle and an...
8930077 Hydraulic power steering system  
A damping control unit sets a damping torque command value that corresponds to a steering angular velocity when a direction of a detected steering torque is a turning direction, a magnitude of the...
8924066 Systems and methods for determining route location  
A system includes a communication module and a determination module. The communication module is configured to be located onboard a vehicle configured to travel along a route including plural...
8924069 Artificial immune system approach for airborne vehicle maneuvering  
A method and system for control of a first aircraft relative to a second aircraft. A desired location and desired orientation are estimated for the first aircraft, relative to the second aircraft,...
8918950 Mobile robot system having a plurality of exchangeable work modules and method of controlling the same  
Disclosed is a mobile robot system having a plurality of exchangeable work modules, thereby providing a mobile robot capable of performing various functions at a low cost. The mobile robot system...
8924067 Autonomous machine control system  
An autonomous control system for a mobile machine is disclosed. The autonomous control system may have a plurality of system modules each configured to monitor a status of at least one machine...
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....