Patents abstracts

Industrial Robot

ISSN: 0143-991x

Article publication date: 18 October 2011



(2011), "Patents abstracts", Industrial Robot, Vol. 38 No. 6.



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Patents abstracts

Article Type: Patents abstracts From: Industrial Robot: An International Journal, Volume 38, Issue 6

Title: Nurse aiding robot and measurement method of vital signal by using the sameApplicant(s): POSCO ICT CO LTD [KR]; POHANG INST OF INTELLIGENT ROB [KR]±Publication number: KR 20100025446 (A)Publication date: March 9, 2010


Purpose: A nursing assist robot which measures and manages a vital signal and a vital signal measurement method are provided to secure the high reliability and stability using an identification number for compartmentalizing patients. Constitution: A nursing assist robot comprises an input unit (200), a drive unit (520), and a first controller (300). The information about one or more measuring organism signal unit (100) is inputted in the input unit. The drive unit moves to a position capable of receiving a measuring organism signal result by wireless, through an optimal path. The first controller controls the movement of the drive unit by calculating the optimal path. The first controller manages the measuring organism signal result transmitted from the measuring organism signal unit.

Title: Companion robot for personal interactionApplicant(s): IROBOT CORP [US]Publication number: EP 2281667 (A1)Publication date: February 9, 2011


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 sought is present. Upon finding the resident, the mobile robot may facilitate a teleconferencing session with a remote third party, or interact with the resident in a number of ways. For example, the robot may carry on a dialogue with the resident, reinforce compliance with medication or other schedules, etc. In addition, the robot incorporates safety features for preventing collisions with the resident; and the robot may audibly announce and/or visibly indicate its presence in order to avoid becoming a dangerous obstacle. Furthermore, the mobile robot behaves in accordance with an integral privacy policy, such that any sensor recording or transmission must be approved by the resident.

Title: Robot for gait training and operating method thereofPublication number: US 2011071442 (A1)Publication date: March 24, 2011Applicant(s): P & S MECHANICS CO LTD [KR]


A robot for gait training includes a walking-assist robot configured to by put on legs of a walking trainee; a treadmill with a conveyor belt floor which moves at a designated speed in order for the walking trainee to continuously perform gait training at a fixed position; a load-hoist for upwardly supporting the body of the walking trainee; and a controller. The controller includes an input unit for receiving or inputting information or commands about size of the body of the walking trainee, and a speed, angle and rotational force of each joint required for training of the walking trainee, an information storage device for selectively storing the information and commands received through the input unit, a control unit for controlling a driving state of the walking-assist robot, the treadmill and the load hoist according to the information or commands input through the input unit or transmitted from the information storage device, and a monitor for numerically or graphically displaying the information transmitted from the walking-assist robot, the treadmill, the load hoist and the information storage device. Therefore, it is possible to check the angle, speed and torque of each joint of the walking trainee in real time. As a result, by comparing the current walking of the walking trainee with a standard walking pattern appropriate for the training for the walking trainee, it is possible to analyze and determine whether the gait training is correctly performed and which walking pattern is more appropriate for the walking trainee.

Title: Exoskeleton-type upper limb rehabilitation robotApplicant(s): QINGDAO ENWEI ROBOT S & T CO LTDPublication number: CN 101829003 (A)Publication date: September 15, 2010


The invention relates to a rehabilitation robot, in particular to an exoskeleton-type upper limb rehabilitation robot, which realizes the upper limb rehabilitation by assisting shoulder blades of the body in rotation. The exoskeleton-type upper limb rehabilitation robot comprises an upper arm part, an upper arm forward bending assisting part, an upper arm external expansion assisting part, a shoulder blade rotation assisting part, a transmission part and a bracket part and is characterized in that the diameter of a forward bending driving wheel of the transmission part is twice that of a driving wheel; the diameter of an external expansion driving wheel is twice that of the driving wheel; and a weight wheel, the forward bending driving wheel and the external expansion driving wheel are all provided with positioning devices. The exoskeleton-type upper limb rehabilitation robot follows a 2-1 principle of driving shoulder blades by the upper limb in human body articular kinesiology, makes the mechanical upper arms assist the shoulder blades in rotation according to the 2-1 principle when assisting the upper arms of the user in bending forward or extending by assisting the shoulder blades of the human body and can more scientifically carry out rehabilitation training of the upper limb of a patient.

Title: Outdoor home cleaning robotPublication number: US 2010106298 (A1)Publication date: April 29, 2010Inventor(s): HERNANDEZ EUSEBIO GUILLERMO [US]; COLUCCI MICHAEL CHRISTOPHER [US]


A method, system and apparatus comprising an autonomous all weather outdoor cleaning robots designed to identify and clean various outdoor household objects including but not limited to personal automobiles and other vehicles and outdoor objects. The robot will autonomously navigate to a designated area and scan the vehicle or object to determine the optimum cleaning routine to render. The robot can record and learn its working environment by comparing scanned vehicles and outdoor objects with its existing database for future reference. The robot can also compare its position and store navigation data which correlates to areas previously visited and items previously cleaned so as to increase efficiency for future work by reducing travel and scanning times. The present invention is focused on autonomous outdoor cleaning robots with multiple purposive functions. Specifically, the present invention utilizes micro-processors to control cleaning, navigation and perception. More specifically, the present invention uses multi-segmented arms to perform needful chores. Even more specifically, the present invention can adapt and learn from its environment performing useful tasks.

Title: Assist device for bipedal mobile bodyApplicant(s): HONDA MOTOR CO LTDPublication number: JP 2011031375 (A)Publication date: February 17, 2011


Problem to Be Solved: To provide an assist device for a bipedal mobile body in which a loosening amount of a rope-shaped connecting member is reduced and, when the bipedal mobile body loses its posture and almost falls, an impact for supporting a load is reduced. Solution: The assist device for a bipedal mobile body which is connected to a bipedal mobile robot via a rope-shaped connecting member and which has a lifter supporting the bipedal mobile body from the upper side when the bipedal mobile body loses its posture includes: lifter moving means for moving the lifter in a three-dimensional space; a lifter controlling unit for controlling the movement of the lifter moving means; and detecting means for detecting the position of the bipedal mobile body in the three-dimensional space. The controlling unit for the lifter moving means controls the movement of the lifter moving means such that the lifter follows the bipedal mobile body based on the detected position.

Title: Multifunctional intelligent rehabilitation robot for assisting stand and walkApplicant(s): UNIV HUAZHONG SCIENCE TECHPublication number: CN 101803988 (A)Publication date: August 18, 2010


The invention discloses a multifunctional intelligent rehabilitation robot for assisting stand and walk. The whole robot comprises three parts basically: a mechanical stand assisting device, a chassis moving device and a monitoring control device, wherein the mechanical stand assisting device comprises a support base, a swing arm, an electric push rod and a handrail device; the chassis moving device comprises a base, a motor fixing frame, four Mecanum wheels, a braking ratchet wheel, a braking sheet, and the like; the monitoring control device comprises a force sensor array, a vision sensor, a distance-measuring sensor, and the like; and in addition, the robot also comprises a power source storage battery, and the like. The robot can realize the auxiliary stand and walk assistance to a user, can lift the user up safely and comfortably under the condition of sitting posture, judge the motion intention of the user in the walking process and carry out all-sided collaborative motion; meanwhile, the robot can also detect the moving tread of the user so as to judge the stability of the user and do corresponding assistance to the user at the real time; and the robot can safely and effectively assist patients with lower limbs being injured to carry out rehabilitation training and assist the daily activities of weak old people.

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