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Bill Dukette
Dukette William J: Sensor responsive cybernetics machine. American Associated Cybernetics, November 6, 1973: US3770140 (25 worldwide citation)

A machine for locating, engaging and moving an article located on a work surface. The machine includes a head movable in vertical, lateral and thrust axes, sensors along each such axis and programmer means for selectively sensitizing selected sensors to stop said head at selected positions along eac ...


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Andrew John Phillips, J Mark Major, Glynn R Bartlett: Line inspection robot and system. Electric Power Research Institute, Trego Hines & Ladenheim PLLC, March 4, 2014: US08666553 (128 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to an overhead transmission line inspection robot and system for inspecting transmission line components and right of way conditions. The overhead transmission line inspection robot includes a communications and control system adapted to control the robot and transmit i ...


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Jones Joseph L, Mass Philip R: Method and system for robot localization and confinement of workspace. Irobot, July 30, 2003: EP1331537-A1 (127 worldwide citation)

The present invention discloses a system and method for confining a robot (20) to a particular space. The system includes a portable barrier signal transmitter (30) that produces a barrier signal (42) primarily along an axis, and a mobile robot capable of avoiding the barrier signal upon detection o ...


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Andrew John Phillips, Mark Major, Glynn R Bartlett: Line inspection robot and system. Electric Power Research Institute, Trego Hines & Ladenheim PLLC, February 25, 2014: US08660698 (126 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to an overhead transmission line inspection robot and system for inspecting transmission line components and right of way conditions. The line inspection robot includes at least one drive system for propelling the robot along a line, a platform adapted to pivot relative ...


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Osawa Hiroshi, Hosonuma Naoyasu: Charging system for moving robot, method for searching for charging station, moving robot, connector, and electric connection structure. Sony, May 11, 2001: JP2001-125641 (124 worldwide citation)

PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To charge a moving robot, which is driven by a battery and freely moves in a work space without specifying its path, at a charging station. SOLUTION: This system is provided with visual identification data which are arranged at a specific position of a charging station, an imag ...


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Gudmundsson Mats, Amolin Rafaels: Arrangement and method for visual detection in a milking system. Delaval Holding, Gudmundsson Mats, Amolin Rafaels, FRITZON Rolf, May 3, 2007: WO/2007/050012 (86 worldwide citation)

A visual detection arrangement is provided in a milking system (3) comprising a robot arm (15) for attaching a teat cup (11) to a teat of a milking animal (8), and a control device (19) for controlling the movement of the robot arm. The detection arrangement comprises first visual detection means (1 ...


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Hatsutori Shizunao, Kataoka Toshimitsu, Yamada Hiroki: Self-propelled cleaning robot. Zojirushi, June 17, 2004: JP2004-166968 (86 worldwide citation)

PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To provide an inexpensive self-propelled cleaning robot by making the robot small and light without arranging a suction pump.SOLUTION: The self-propelled cleaning robot 1 includes: a dust collecting means 3 for collecting dust with brush rollers; a propelling means 4; a remote ...


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Kawagoe Nobukazu: Self-propelled working robot. Figla, September 28, 2006: JP2006-260161 (84 worldwide citation)

PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To provide a self-propelled working robot for accurately working everywhere in an operation region by correcting a traveling distance error in a traveling direction by a simple teaching operation.SOLUTION: This self-propelled working robot is provided with a traveling control m ...


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Kim Youn Gi: Method and apparatus for recognizing object position of moving robot. LG Electronics, June 22, 2006: JP2006-164223 (82 worldwide citation)

PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To provide a method and an apparatus for recognizing the object position of a moving robot, which can make the duration of time required for avoiding a collision reduced, as well as accurately recognize the object position, when the moving robot such as a sweeping robot collide ...


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Kazuhiro Okada: Robotic gripper having strain sensors formed on a semiconductor substrate. Wacoh Corporation, Ladas & Parry, March 3, 1992: US05092645 (80 worldwide citation)

An elementary sensor for sensing a force comprises a transducer for transforming a mechanical deformation to an electric signal, and a first strain generative body (20) including a supporting portion (21) and a working portion (23) connected to the transducer so as to allow the transducer to produce ...