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9043070 Moving device and moving control method thereof  
A moving device and a moving control method thereof are provided. The moving control method comprises the following steps. Firstly, a first magnetic field and a second magnetic field are sensed by...
9043071 Steering-based scrub braking  
Methods and systems for implementing steering-based scrub braking are described. A computing device or system assisting in the control of a vehicle may be configured to make a determination to...
9043069 Methods and systems for scan matching approaches for vehicle heading estimation  
Methods and devices for estimating a heading of a target vehicle are disclosed. An example method may include determining a first point cloud representative of a location of a target vehicle at a...
9037337 Secondary sources of navigation data for improved control of an automonous vehicle  
A computer program product is provided including computer readable program code for controlling the operation of an autonomous vehicle. The computer program product includes computer readable...
9037335 Method for operating an automated guided, mobile assembly and/or material transport unit and automated guided, mobile assembly and/or material transport unit therefor  
A method for operating a driverless, mobile assembly and/or material transport unit as a driverless transport system (DTS) with fixed assembly and/or warehousing stations. In this method, a system...
9033075 Auto-seek electrical connection for a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle  
An auto-seek operating mode for an electric vehicle adjusts the vehicle using a vehicle power steering system and a vehicle traction motor to move the vehicle toward a target connector for a...
9037336 Robot system  
A robot system includes a planar sign, a robot, a distance direction sensor, and a controller. The controller is configured to control the robot and includes a map data memory and a progress...
9031730 Power demand management apparatus and power demand management system  
A power demand management apparatus comprises a schedule holding section that holds a power restriction schedule indicating a device on which a mobile robot is to perform power restriction, in...
9031729 Method and system for controlling a vehicle  
A method for controlling a vehicle which includes obtaining, via at least one detecting device, behavior information of a driver in the vehicle, and transitioning control statuses of the vehicle...
9031732 Secondary sources of navigation data for improved control of an automonous vehicle  
A method comprises controlling the operation of an autonomous vehicle using navigation data from a first data source until the autonomous vehicle reaches a specific area for which a second data...
9031731 Apparatus and method for parking assistance  
An apparatus and a method for parking assistance is provided that include a controller configured to determine an intention to park based on vehicle condition information and environmental...
9026300 Methods and systems to aid autonomous vehicles driving through a lane merge  
Methods and devices for controlling a vehicle in an autonomous mode are disclosed. In one aspect, an example method is disclosed that includes obtaining, by a computer system, lane information...
9026315 Apparatus for machine coordination which maintains line-of-site contact  
A method and system that facilitates operation of autonomous equipment by providing a mission planner to maintain line-of-sight contact between a plurality of coordinated machines, including a...
9026299 Navigation system and method for autonomous mower  
A navigation system for a robotic mower includes a boundary wire defining a boundary of a specified area; a boundary sensor assembly, and a vehicle control unit with a navigation arbitration logic...
9020680 Travel direction determination method and system  
A method for determining a direction of travel for a following vehicle ensures that the following vehicle follows a path indicative of that of a target vehicle. The target vehicle extends in...
9020679 Robotic ordering and delivery system software and methods  
Systems, methods and devices for the automated delivery of goods form one to another using a robotic tug and accompanying cart. A computer within the tug or cart stores an electronic map of the...
9020757 Path planning autopilot  
A path planning autopilot guides vehicles efficiently even when they are far from a desired path.
9020761 Concepts for defining travel paths in parking areas  
Computer program products, methods, systems, apparatus, and computing entities are provided for defining travel paths in parking areas. In one embodiment, travel paths in parking areas can be...
9014874 Tactical robot controller  
An unmanned systems operator control system includes a hand held controller with a set of switches and control enumeration software specially configured to report a superset of virtual switches...
9014903 Determination of object heading based on point cloud  
An autonomous vehicle configured to determine the heading of an object-of-interest based on a point cloud. An example computer-implemented method involves: (a) receiving spatial-point data...
9015093 Intelligent control with hierarchical stacked neural networks  
A method of processing information is provided. The method involves receiving a message; processing the message with a trained artificial neural network based processor, having at least one set of...
9014925 System and method for determining a ripping path  
A system for determining a ripping path includes a position sensing system, a work implement, and a controller. The controller is configured to determine a plurality of positions of the machine as...
9014887 Utility vehicle with parallel operated internal combustion engine and electric motor drivetrains  
A utility vehicle includes a first axle, a second axle, an electric motor, an internal combustion engine, and a torque transfer device. The first axle is coupled to first and second wheels. The...
9008952 Managing vehicles on a road network  
A system for managing vehicles on a road network includes a processor that performs operations including accessing a matrix of vehicle parameters of a plurality of communicating vehicles on the...
9008964 Device for road and urban mobility and for solving the problem of traffic congestion  
A device for road and urban mobility and for solving the problem of traffic congestion, installed on a vehicle in order to make traffic flow more fluid in and between cities. The device consists...
9008887 Driving assist device  
A driving assist device includes a first control portion that controls a vehicle to carry out automated driving, and a second control portion that controls the vehicle to make a shift to manual...
9008885 Vehicle control apparatus and vehicle control method  
Disclosed herein are a vehicle control apparatus and a vehicle control method. The vehicle control apparatus includes a yaw-rate sensor to detect a yaw-rate of a vehicle, a steering-angle sensor...
9008884 Bot position sensing  
A storage and retrieval system including a storage structure having storage shelves, each storage shelf having slats for supporting stored items where the slats are spaced apart from each other by...
9008890 Augmented trajectories for autonomous vehicles  
An autonomous vehicle may include a stuck condition detection component and a communications component. The stuck-detection component may be configured to detect a condition in which the...
9008886 Method of modifying a worksite  
A method is disclosed of modifying a worksite for calibrating a vehicle model used to autonomously control a first machine on the worksite. The method may include receiving a signal from the first...
9002581 Object tracking and steer maneuvers for materials handling vehicles  
A materials handling vehicle automatically implements steer maneuvers when objects enter one or more zones proximate the vehicle, wherein the zones are monitored by a controller associated with...
9002566 Visual, GNSS and gyro autosteering control  
A visual, GNSS and INS (gyro) system for autosteering control uses crop row and furrow row edge visual detection in an agricultural application in order to closely track the actual crop rows....
9002564 Enhanced park assist wheel speed compensation technique  
A method of parking a vehicle includes calibrating a wheel speed count of the vehicle based on a measured length that is external to the vehicle, and parking the vehicle based on the calibrated...
9002565 GNSS and optical guidance and machine control  
A global navigation satellite system (GNSS) and gyroscope control system for vehicle steering control comprising a GNSS receiver and antennas at a fixed spacing to determine a vehicle position,...
9002563 Steering wheel device for indicating required supervisory control of a vehicle and method for use  
A method and system may manage the driver's attention while driving. The driver may be driving using an autonomous driving system or limited-ability autonomous driving system. A steering wheel...
8996228 Construction zone object detection using light detection and ranging  
Methods and systems for construction zone object detection are described. A computing device may be configured to receive, from a LIDAR, a 3D point cloud of a road on which a vehicle is...
8996224 Detecting that an autonomous vehicle is in a stuck condition  
An autonomous vehicle may determine that a speed of the autonomous vehicle is less than or equal to a threshold speed, and that the autonomous vehicle has not detected a traffic control signal....
8996545 In-memory spatial database for geocoding/geoprocessing  
The embodiments provide an in-memory database system having an extraction module configured to extract data (e.g., business data and address data) from one or more external data sources and...
8994776 Customizable robotic system  
A telepresence robot uses a series of connectible modules and preferably includes a head module adapted to receive and cooperate with a third party telecommunication device that includes a display...
8989995 Row running control system and vehicle  
A row running control system is a system that controls the running state of each vehicle by optimum control (LQ control) so that five vehicles, for example, run in a row. Acceleration instruction...
8989944 Methods and devices for determining movements of an object in an environment  
An example method may include receiving a first set of points based on detection of an environment of an autonomous vehicle during a first time period, selecting a plurality of points from the...
8989947 Sonar system for remote vehicle  
A SONAR system for use with a robotic vacuum having SONAR emitters and receivers thereon. The SONAR system comprises a waveguide or horn located in front of the emitters and receivers that can...
8989943 Unmanned autonomous traveling service apparatus and method based on driving information database  
An unmanned autonomous traveling service apparatus and method based on driving information database that allows an unmanned autonomous traveling vehicle to be autonomously operated stably without...
8989945 System validation  
A method and apparatus for evaluating capabilities of a system (e.g. an autonomous vehicle) with respect to the performance of a task, the method including: providing a first model corresponding...
8989946 System and method for area coverage using sector decomposition  
The different illustrative embodiments provide a method for generating an area coverage path plan using sector decomposition. A starting point is identified on a worksite map having a number of...
8989939 Vehicle and vehicle control method  
An ECU executes a program including: a step of calculating a reference value Itag_b; a step of performing a first Pchg calculating process when a SOC at present is not in a predetermined range or...
8983707 Machine control system having autonomous dump queuing  
A control system for use at a dump location having a plurality of dump sites is disclosed. The control system may have a control module associated with a mobile machine and a worksite controller....
8983679 Movement trajectory generator  
A movement trajectory generator 1 that generates a movement trajectory of a vehicle is provided, which includes traveling environment recognition means 10, 11, and 21 for recognizing a traveling...
8983776 Programmable robotic apparatus  
A robotic apparatus for traversing a selected area autonomously that senses orientation relative to “environmental” signals. The robotic apparatus is provided in two models, a master that can...
8983693 Guidance apparatus of unmanned autonomous operating vehicle  
In an apparatus for guiding an unmanned autonomous operating vehicle having an electric motor supplied with power from a battery (30) for operating a lawn mower blades, other electric motors for...