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Plural controlled devices or plural nonvision controlling devices

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700 - Data processing: generic control systems or specific applications

700090000 - SPECIFIC APPLICATION, APPARATUS OR PROCESS

700245000 - Robot control

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Class / Patent application numberDescriptionNumber of patent applications / Date published
700248000 Plural robots 78
700249000 Plural processors 5
20130211588SWITCHING CONTROL OF AN INSTRUMENT TO AN INPUT DEVICE UPON THE INSTRUMENT ENTERING A DISPLAY AREA VIEWABLE BY AN OPERATOR OF THE INPUT DEVICE - An operator telerobotically controls instruments to perform a procedure on an object at a work site while viewing real-time images of the work site on a display screen. An assistant controls movement of another instrument towards or away from the work site to relieve the operator from such task. Control of the instrument is automatically switched from the assistant to the operator upon the working end of the instrument entering the view on the display screen.08-15-2013
20080312769FITTING APPARATUS - A fitting apparatus includes a robot arm having, at the forward end thereof, a gripper for holding a workpiece, a force detector for detecting a force and moment received by the workpiece held by the gripper, and a controller for controlling an operation of the robot arm. The controller includes a motion command generating unit for generating an operation command to fit two workpieces to each other, and an operation command correcting unit for correcting the operation command so as to correct the position of the gripper in a direction perpendicular to the fitting direction and the orientation of the gripper around an axis perpendicular to the fitting direction until the detected force and moment become less than or equal to a threshold value, based on either maximum values of the force and moment detected by the force detector while the two workpieces are in contact with each other or the force and moment detected by the force detector when the two workpieces first come into contact with each other.12-18-2008
20090055019Interactive systems employing robotic companions - An interactive system for interacting with a sentient being. The system includes a robotic companion of which the sentient being may be a user and an entity which employs the robot as a participant in an activity involving the user. The robotic companion responds to inputs from an environment that includes the user during the activity. The robotic companion is capable of social and affective behavior either under control of the entity or in response to the environment. The entity may provide an interface by which an operator may control the robotic companion. Example applications for the interactive system include as a system for communicating with patients that have difficulties communicating verbally, a system for teaching remotely-located students or students with communication difficulties, a system for facilitating social interaction between a remotely-located relative and a child, and systems in which the user and the robot interact with an entity such as a smart book. Also disclosed are control interfaces for the robotic companion, techniques for rendering the robotic companion sensitive to touch and responding to those touches, and techniques for providing quiet, back-drivable motion to components of the robotic companion.02-26-2009
20120173020MOBILE BRAIN-BASED DEVICE FOR USE IN A REAL WORLD ENVIRONMENT - A mobile brain-based device BBD includes a mobile base equipped with sensors and effectors (Neurally Organized Mobile Adaptive Device or NOMAD), which is guided by a simulated nervous system that is an analogue of cortical and sub-cortical areas of the brain required for visual processing, decision-making, reward, and motor responses. The brain-based device BBD learns to discriminate among multiple objects with shared visual features, and associated “target” objects with innately preferred auditory cues. The brain-based device BBD is moveable, in a rich real-world environment involving continual changes in the size and location of visual stimuli due to self-generated or autonomous, movement, and shows that reentrant connectivity and dynamic synchronization provide an effective mechanism for binding the features of visual objects so as to reorganize object features such as color, shape and motion while distinguishing distinct objects in the environment.07-05-2012
20110184556MOBILE BRAIN-BASED DEVICE FOR USE IN A REAL WORLD ENVIRONMENT - A mobile brain-based device BBD includes a mobile base equipped with sensors and effectors (Neurally Organized Mobile Adaptive Device or NOMAD), which is guided by a simulated nervous system that is an analogue of cortical and sub-cortical areas of the brain required for visual processing, decision-making, reward, and motor responses. These simulated cortical and sub-cortical areas are reentrantly connected and each area contains neuronal units representing both the mean activity level and the relative timing of the activity of groups of neurons. The brain-based device BBD learns to discriminate among multiple objects with shared visual features, and associated “target” objects with innately preferred auditory cues. Globally distributed neuronal circuits that correspond to distinct objects in the visual field of NOMAD 10 are activated. These circuits, which are constrained by a reentrant neuroanatomy and modulated by behavior and synaptic plasticity, result in successful discrimination of objects. The brain-based device BBD is moveable, in a rich real-world environment involving continual changes in the size and location of visual stimuli due to self-generated or autonomous, movement, and shows that reentrant connectivity and dynamic synchronization provide an effective mechanism for binding the features of visual objects so as to reorganize object features such as color, shape and motion while distinguishing distinct objects in the environment.07-28-2011
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20080262655Method of Controlling Operation of a Processing System - In a method of controlling operation of a processing system, a host computer, a process tool and a component of an evacuation system, for example an abatement tool, are connected to a system bus. The abatement tool monitors signals transmitted on the system bus between the host computer and the process tool, and signals received directly from the process tool. The abatement tool uses information contained within the monitored signals to generate a signal for the process tool regarding an operating characteristic of the abatement tool. This signal is transmitted either directly or over the system bus to the process tool, which uses the generated signal to control an operating state of the process tool.10-23-2008
20100138041 DEVICE FOR TAKING OVER, TEMPORARILY STORING AND PASSING ON ELONGATED, HOLLOW CYLINDRICAL PRODUCT UNITS AND A METHOD FOR THE OPERATION OF SUCH A DEVICE - A device for taking over, temporarily storing and passing on elongated, hollow-cylindrical product units, preferably tubes, sleeves or cans, which come from a production line, has a first supplying conveyor belt and a continuously delivering second conveyor belt. The first and the second conveyor belts are disposed horizontally lying one above the other in a transfer zone. An intermediate storage arrangement is designed as a high-rack storage arrangement or as a paternoster storage arrangement. At least one handling robot is also located in the region of the transfer zone between the conveyor belts and the intermediate storage arrangement. This handling robot is designed either (a) to take a number of product units from the first conveyor belt and to feed them to the second conveyor belt or the intermediate storage arrangement, or (b) to remove a number of product units from the intermediate storage arrangement and to feed them to the second conveyor belt.06-03-2010
20100198402METHODS, DEVICES, AND SYSTEMS FOR NON-MECHANICALLY RESTRICTING AND/OR PROGRAMMING MOVEMENT OF A TOOL OF A MANIPULATOR ALONG A SINGLE AXIS - Methods, devices (such as computer readable media), and systems (such as computer systems) for performing movements of a tool of a medical robot along a single axis that are achieved by electronically limiting the medical robot's movement to produce movement of the tool along the single axis rather than mechanically restricting the medical robot's movement to produce the single axis movement. The tool's movement will be along the single axis even if a user is moving an input device linked to the medical robot in other axes during the single axis movement. In addition, techniques are disclosed for automating the single axis movement such that it can be programmed to stop at a target location and start at or near a second (e.g., starting) location, which is useful for a procedure such as a brain biopsy, breast biopsy or implantation, and such that a user can execute a command instructing the medical robot to perform the movement without the need for the user to manipulate an input device to cause real-time responsive movement of the medical robot.08-05-2010
20090048713METHOD AND CONTROL DEVICE FOR TARGETED REACTION IN THE EVENT OF A CONTACT BETWEEN A MACHINE ELEMENT OF A MACHINE AND AN OBJECT - The invention relates to a method for the targeted reaction in the event of contact between an element (02-19-2009
20090018698ROBOT SYSTEM BASED ON NETWORK AND EXECUTION METHOD OF THAT SYSTEM - The present invention relates to a network-based robot system and an executing method thereof. According to an exemplary embodiment of the present invention, predefine environment information is expressed in a universal data model (UDM) described by a linkage that shows a relationship among nodes, each node being an object of a virtual space abstracted by a real physical space. The universal data model is updated based on the context information, event occurrence information is transmitted to a task engine when the context information data value is changed, and the task engine executes a corresponding task through reasoning and invokes an external service. The robot can better recognize the context information by utilizing the external sensing function and external processing function. In addition, the robot system can provide an active service by reasoning the recognized context information and obtaining high-level information.01-15-2009
20110153078Field Device for Processing Data and Parameters in a Decentralised Automation System - A field device for data- and parameter-processing in a decentralized automation system, wherein other connected fieldbus components of the decentralized automation system communicate with one another via a fieldbus connected to the field device, and wherein a unified automation system is formed from a plurality of encapsulated function blocks, which run decentralized in the individual fieldbus components of the fieldbus and communicate with one another. An object of the invention, therefore, is to provide a function block for field devices of process automation technology, which enables a simple, controlled storage of data and/or parameters from the various function blocks of the decentralized units of the automation system and which permits an autonomous re-parametering of the function blocks of the relevant field device.06-23-2011
20100010671INFORMATION PROCESSING SYSTEM, INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD, ROBOT CONTROL SYSTEM, ROBOT CONTROL METHOD, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM - An information processing system includes a synchronous processing unit configured to execute a group of modules to perform synchronous real-time processing in a single process serving as a unit of execution of a program, a parallel processing unit configured to arrange modules which allow asynchronous processing and which should perform parallel processing in different processes and execute the modules in parallel, and an intermodule communication unit configured to perform transmission and reception of data among the modules by means of message passing.01-14-2010
20120290130Method to Model and Program a Robotic Workcell - An improved method to model and program a robotic workcell. Two-dimensional (2D) images of a physical workcell are captured to facilitate, in part, initial integration of any preexisting three-dimensional (3D) component models into a 3D model workcell. 3D models of other essential workcell components are synthesized and integrated into the 3D workcell model. The robot is then configured and programmed. The resultant 3D workcell model more faithfully reflects the “as-built” workcell than a traditional model that represents the “as-designed” workcell.11-15-2012

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