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9043030 Manipulator and path generation method thereof  
A manipulator and a method of generating the shortest path along which the manipulator moves to grip an object without collision with the object models a target object and a gripper into a...
9041336 Robot having repeatable disturbance compensation algorithm  
A controller for a substrate transport apparatus. The controller includes a first system and a second system for at least partially controlling a movement of a motor of the substrate transport...
9026247 Motion and video capture for tracking and evaluating robotic surgery and associated systems and methods  
The present technology is directed to motion and video capture for tracking and evaluating robotic surgery. In one embodiment, the system includes at least one tracking device coupled to a remote...
8998797 Surgical system  
A surgical system performs a surgical procedure on a patient with manipulators and an endoscope. The surgical system has a display unit for simultaneously displaying a plurality of items of...
8989903 Methods and systems for indicating a clamping prediction  
End effectors with closing mechanisms, and related tools and methods to facilitate clamping, are provided. An example surgical tool comprises a first and second jaw movable between a closed...
8989898 Robotic manufacturing system with accurate control  
A robot mechanism for controlling the position of a machine tool in a large-scale manufacturing assembly includes six rotary axes and one linear axis. Secondary feedback systems are included on at...
8972053 Universal payload abstraction  
Robotic payloads are abstracted to provide a plug-and-play system in which mission specific capabilities are easily configured on a wide variety of robotic platforms. A robotic payload...
8965578 Real time explosive hazard information sensing, processing, and communication for autonomous operation  
Methods, computer readable media, and apparatuses provide robotic explosive hazard detection. A robot intelligence kernel (RIK) includes a dynamic autonomy structure with two or more autonomy...
8958907 Robot arm apparatus  
A robot arm apparatus includes an arm mechanism including a base member and a link pivotally connected to the base member for pivotal motion in a horizontal plane through a rotational shaft. The...
8954191 Mobile robot and controlling method of the same  
Disclosed is a mobile robot and a controlling method of the same. An entire movement region is divided into a plurality of regions, and a partial map is gradually made by using feature points of a...
8938315 Assembly task verification method  
A method for verifying completion of a task is provided. In various embodiments, the method includes obtaining location coordinates of at least one location sensor within a work cell. The at least...
8918207 Operator input device for a robotic surgical system  
A robotic surgical system includes a master controller with an input handle and robotic manipulator assemblies including a surgical end effector and an endoscopic camera. The input handle is...
8918210 Method of detecting an inter-axis offset of 6-axis robot  
In a 6-axis robot, as an example, an inter-axis offset can be measured and calibrated. A light emitting diode is installed on an end effector, and the end effector is located on a plurality of...
8912746 Surgical instrument motor pack latch  
A latch mechanism selectively retains a first assembly to a second assembly. The first and second assemblies are configured for sliding engagement along an engagement axis. The latch mechanism...
8903546 Smooth control of an articulated instrument across areas with different work space conditions  
An articulated instrument is controllably movable between areas of different work space limits, such as when it is extendable out of and retractable into a guide tube. To avoid abrupt transitions...
8903549 Ratcheting for master alignment of a teleoperated minimally invasive surgical instrument  
A minimally-invasive surgical system includes a slave surgical instrument having a slave surgical instrument tip and a master grip. The slave surgical instrument tip has an alignment in a common...
8896254 Robot and method of controlling the same  
A robot which is able to complete all or a part of desired operations and take a safety countermeasure in order to prevent an unexpected result from being obtained, even when a power source of a...
8892260 Mobile robot for telecommunication  
A system including a mobile telepresence robot, a telepresence computing device in wireless communication with the robot, and a host computing device in wireless communication with the robot and...
8890458 Selectively biased robot mechanism platform for a storage library  
Systems and methods are described for providing selective biasing of a platform in context of one or more modules. While moving in the Z-direction with respect to the modules, the platform travels...
8892250 Robot and recovery method thereof  
Disclosed herein are a robot capable of recovering from a failure of one of a plurality of symmetrically structured modules, and a recovery method thereof. When a hardware or software failure...
8884763 Threat detection sensor suite  
A sensor suite for a vehicle, the sensor suite comprising a 3D imaging system, a video camera, and one or more environmental sensors. Data from the sensor suite is combined to detect and identify...
8886357 Reinforcement learning apparatus, control apparatus, and reinforcement learning method  
It is possible to perform robot motor learning in a quick and stable manner using a reinforcement learning apparatus including: a first-type environment parameter obtaining unit that obtains a...
8874263 Walking robot and control method thereof  
A walking robot and a control method in which conversion between walking servo control methods is stably carried out. The walking robot includes a sensor unit to measure angles and torques of...
8855815 Motion path search device and method of searching for motion path  
A motion path search device which searches for a motion path of a movable part of a robot capable of being taught a motion by direct teaching in which the robot is directly moved by an operator...
8823308 Software center and highly configurable robotic systems for surgery and other uses  
Telerobotic, telesurgical, and/or surgical robotic devices, systems, and methods employ surgical robotic linkages that may have more degrees of freedom than an associated surgical end effector n...
8816628 Software center and highly configurable robotic systems for surgery and other uses  
Telerobotic, telesurgical, and/or surgical robotic devices, systems, and methods employ surgical robotic linkages that may have more degrees of freedom than an associated surgical end effector n...
8810378 Enhanced remote controls for robots  
This disclosure relates to enhanced control of user configurable devices, such as robots. One system may include a user-configurable device and an on-vehicle programmable controller coupled to the...
8812159 Robot system  
A process includes defining, in a memory, arm-occupied regions including robot arms and a workpiece and tool attached to a robot wrist, a virtual safety protection barrier with which the arms are...
8786241 Software center and highly configurable robotic systems for surgery and other uses  
Telerobotic, telesurgical, and/or surgical robotic devices, systems, and methods employ surgical robotic linkages that may have more degrees of freedom than an associated surgical end effector n...
8779715 Programmable robot and user interface  
A programmable robot system includes a robot provided with a number of individual arm sections, where adjacent sections are interconnected by a joint. The system furthermore includes a...
8761932 Automation equipment control system  
A automation equipment control system comprises a general purpose computer with a general purpose operating system in electronic communication with a real-time computer subsystem. The general...
8749190 Software center and highly configurable robotic systems for surgery and other uses  
Telerobotic, telesurgical, and/or surgical robotic devices, systems, and methods employ surgical robotic linkages that may have more degrees of freedom than an associated surgical end effector n...
8731714 Concurrent path planning with one or more humanoid robots  
A robotic system includes a controller and one or more robots each having a plurality of robotic joints. Each of the robotic joints is independently controllable to thereby execute a cooperative...
8731718 Dual sensing end effector with single sensor  
Systems, methods, and computer programs are presented for an end effector with a dual optical sensor. One end effector includes an arm, a mapping sensor, and a load sensor. The arm has one end...
8706301 Obtaining force information in a minimally invasive surgical procedure  
Methods of and a system for providing force information for a robotic surgical system. The method includes storing first kinematic position information and first actual position information for a...
8692500 Systems, apparatus and methods for making an electrical connection to a robot  
Systems, apparatus and methods are disclosed for allowing electrical connection to a robot apparatus. In one aspect, an electrical coupling is adapted to provide electrical power to the robot...
8679041 Joint drive leg link mechanism and walking auxiliary equipment  
A joint drive type link mechanism provided with a link including a joint portion at an intermediary thereof, and a driving source for the joint portion, wherein a link member configuring the link...
8680803 Substrate processing apparatus with motors integral to chamber walls  
In accordance to an aspect of the disclosed embodiments, a substrate transport apparatus is provided. The substrate transport apparatus includes a frame defining a chamber, at least one stator...
8630734 Method and automated manipulator for moving a person with the manipulator  
A method to move a person with an automated manipulator, in particular a robot, includes moving a rider receptacle for a person with the manipulator, and determining an acceleration variable of...
8630729 Assembly task verification system and method  
A method for verifying completion of a task. Location coordinates of at least one location sensor within a work cell are obtained. At least one sensor is affixed to a tool used to operate on a...
8630763 Method of operating an in-line legged robot vehicle  
A single track in-line legged vehicle is controlled to coordinate movement along a desired single-track trajectory by causing each in-line leg to selectively perform a stance-to-flight phase, a...
8624537 Software center and highly configurable robotic systems for surgery and other uses  
Telerobotic, telesurgical, and/or surgical robotic devices, systems, and methods employ surgical robotic linkages that may have more degrees of freedom than an associated surgical end effector n...
8618761 Method for controlling motor operation using information characterizing regions of motor operation  
A method for collecting operational parameters of a motor may include controlling the energization of a phase winding of the motor to establish an operating point, monitoring operational...
8614559 Programmable robot and user interface  
A programmable robot system includes a robot provided with a number of individual arm sections, where adjacent sections are interconnected by a joint. The system furthermore includes a...
8602968 Endoscope apparatus  
When an operation instruction is input by a first (second) control output instruction input device, locus calculation means calculates a locus of movement of a first (second) therapeutic device on...
8604742 Robotic devices with arms and related methods  
Various robotic devices and related medical procedures are disclosed herein. Each of the various robotic devices have an arm. The arm can have two arm components coupled at a joint.
8600550 Virtual encounters  
A virtual reality encounter system includes motion sensors positioned on a human user. The motion sensors send motion signals corresponding to movements of the user as detected by the motion...
8594841 Visual force feedback in a minimally invasive surgical procedure  
Methods of and a system for providing a visual representation of force information in a robotic surgical system. A real position of a surgical end effector is determined. A projected position of...
8588958 Moving program making-out program and device  
A computer program product and an apparatus for preparing a moving program for controlling the operation of a working robot which can move a known working apparatus relative to a workpiece and...
8588980 Power assist device and control method therefor  
A control method for a power assist device provided with an operation handle, a force sensor that detects an operation force applied to the operation handle and an orientation of the operation...