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Method for the redundancy-optimized planning of the operation of a mobile robot

1. The invention concerns a method for the redundancy-optimized planning of the operation of a redundant mobile robot (1) comprising a mobile carrier vehicle (2), a robot arm (6) having several members (11-16) connected via joints, mounted pivotably with respect to axes of rotation (21-25), drives for moving the members (11-16) relative to each other and having an electronic control device (5) which is arranged to control the drives for the members (11-16) and the carrier vehicle (2) for the movement of the mobile robot (1).. ... Kuka Roboter Gmbh

Moving along a predetermined path with a robot

A method for moving along a predetermined path with a robot in an at least a partially automated manner includes determining a deployment position on a current path section of the predetermined path for which a distance parameter satisfies a predetermined condition, and moving to the deployment position with the robot. In one aspect, the robot may be moved to the deployment position if a deployment condition is satisfied. ... Kuka Roboter Gmbh

Cable guide device of an industrial robot

A cable guide device for guiding at least one supply cable along a robot arm includes a supply cable and a spring system configured to automatically return the supply cable from an extracted state into a retracted state. The device, has a front end section in the direction of extraction of the supply cable, and a rear end section in the direction of extraction of the supply cable. ... Kuka Roboter Gmbh

Robot system and method for operating a teleoperative process

A system and a method for carrying out a teleoperative process, wherein an image recording device and a tool are used. The tool may be guided by a first manipulator, and a currently captured region of the image recording device is determined. ... Kuka Roboter Gmbh

Robust intuitive operating method by touching a manipulator

A method for controlling a manipulator includes releasing the manipulator in reaction to a release request by an operator, wherein the recognition of the release request involves monitoring the variation over time of a measured value that is characteristic of a state of the manipulator. Increased robustness of the recognition of the release request results.. ... Kuka Roboter Gmbh

Device and method for releasing an operation of a machine

A safety control device for releasing an operation of a machine, in particular a robot, includes an input device for detecting a manual contact, in particular a finger contact. The safety control device has a retaining device for securing the input device to a finger, in particular a fingertip, of an operator, in particular in a frictional manner, and/or a signaling means for outputting a signal, in particular an optical, acoustic, tactile, thermal, and/or electric signal, if a contact force detected by the input device is smaller than a specified upper minimum value and/or for outputting a signal, in particular the same signal or a different signal, in particular an optical, acoustic, tactile, thermal, and/or electric signal, if a contact force detected by the input device is greater than a specified lower maximum value.. ... Kuka Roboter Gmbh

Method for controlling a manipulator for carrying out a working process

A method for controlling at least one manipulator for carrying out a working process which is controlled by a process controller comprises the steps of: a) providing one or more working points to be approached by the manipulator, b) approaching a working point an by the manipulator, c) checking whether a subsequent working point an+1 is present and, if a subsequent working point an+1 is present, d) retrieving one or more data sets for the subsequent working point an+1 while the working process is being carried out at the working point an.. . ... Kuka Roboter Gmbh

Robot mounting

A robot bearing according to the invention for the pivotable mounting of a robot has a base (10) and a support (20) mounted thereon for the, in particular releasable, fastening of a foot (30) of the robot, the support being pivotably mounted relative to the base between an operating position and a stowage position.. . ... Kuka Roboter Gmbh

On-line calibration testing during the operation of an autonomous vehicle

A vehicle and a method for determining a calibration parameter of a vehicle, in particular, of a driverless transport vehicle. The vehicle includes a controller and first and second sensors. ... Kuka Roboter Gmbh

Method and apparatus for planning and/or control of a robot application

A method for planning and/or controlling a robot application on the basis of system and/or process parameters includes storing parameter values and managing the parameter values using a graph structure that includes one or more nodes and injective, surjective, or bijective relations between the nodes. Managing the parameter values in the graph structure includes managing the values in clusters whereby two or more parameters are combined into a node.. ... Kuka Roboter Gmbh

Robot system

The invention relates to a robot system comprising (i) a robot (100) for guiding an application part (300). The robot (100) has the following: (a) a robot arm (110) with a base (112), a region (114) which is proximal to the base (112), a region (116) which is distal to the base (112), and a securing device (130) for securing the application part (300), in particular in a removable manner, said securing device (130) being arranged in the distal region (116); b) a grounding (180); and (c) a cable (200) for connecting to the application part (300) and to a control device (500), in particular in a removable manner, comprising at least one signal line (250) and/or at least one energy supply line (240), a protection conductor (230), a distal connection means (140) for electrically connecting the application part (300) to the cable (200), in particular in a removable manner, and a proximal connection means (150) for electrically connecting the control device (500) to the cable (200), in particular in a removable manner; and (ii) an adapter (400) which has an electric line for (410) for electrically connecting the protection conductor (230) of the cable (200) to the grounding (180) of the robot (100), in particular in a removable manner. ... Kuka Roboter Gmbh

Manipulator system for the coordinated control of at least two manipulators

A manipulator system for the coordinated control of at least two manipulators. The system includes a main computer that is configured for carrying out a sequence control, and at least two multiaxial manipulators. ... Kuka Roboter Gmbh

Diagnostic or therapeutic apparatus

A diagnostic or therapeutic apparatus and method for operating the diagnostic or therapeutic apparatus. The diagnostic or therapeutic apparatus includes a stationary diagnostic or therapeutic device, at least one movable patient bed, and at least one manipulator. ... Kuka Roboter Gmbh

Method and system for correcting a processing path of a robot-guided tool

A method for correcting the processing path of a robot-guided tool for processing at least one component, wherein: a target position for a plurality of points of a target processing path is specified; from the specified points, points to be corrected are selected; the actual position for the selected points to be corrected is measured or detected on at least one component to be processed; and the processing path corresponding to the measured or detected actual position of the points of the component to be processed is correspondingly corrected. The method is suitable, for example, for welding a component into a borehole using a laser beam, wherein the processing path of the laser beam is corrected so as to correspond to the contour of the component.. ... Kuka Roboter Gmbh

12/21/17 / #20170361471

Industrial robot and method for moving a robot arm in a clean room

An industrial robot includes a robot control configured to execute a robot program and a robot arm having a plurality of links connected by joints. The joints are configured to automatically adjust the links relative to one another according to the robot program, wherein at least one of the joints is configured as a rotary joint that connects a first link of the plurality of links to an adjacent second link for rotation relative to one another. ... Kuka Roboter Gmbh

12/14/17 / #20170354469

System with a medical instrument and a recording means

A method for automatically predetermining an intended movement of a manipulator arrangement of a medical system having a medical instrument and a recording means for generating images, wherein the recording means and/or the instrument is guided by the manipulator arrangement. The method includes establishing an intended transformation between a reference stationary in relation to the recording means and a reference stationary in relation to the instrument; monitoring a deviation between the intended transformation and a current transformation between the reference stationary in relation to the recording means and the reference stationary in relation to the instrument; and determining a reset movement of the manipulator arrangement for returning the current transformation to the intended transformation when the deviation satisfies a predetermined condition.. ... Kuka Roboter Gmbh

11/30/17 / #20170341233

Method for safe coupling and decoupling of an input device

A packaging technique for applying an insulating pack to the housing of a battery cell. The insulating pack is formed from a self-adhesive cutout of insulating material by folding the cutout onto the sides of the housing that are to be covered. ... Kuka Roboter Gmbh

11/09/17 / #20170319289

System for robot-assisted medical treatment

A system (1) and a method for robot-assisted medical treatment of a patient. The system comprises a manipulator (20), a medical visualization device (30), which is mounted on the manipulator (20) in order to be moved by said manipulator; and a medical instrument (40), which is provided with at least one marker (41) in order that the location of the medical instrument (40) can be detected. ... Kuka Roboter Gmbh

09/28/17 / #20170274533

Positioning a robot

A positioning device for a robot includes an end effector, in particular a surgical end effector, which has a base and a flange to which the robot can be secured, wherein the flange is connected to the base by a kinematic system which has at least two joints. The flange can be adjusted from a first position relative to the base, in particular at least substantially on a circular path or straight line, to a second position by the kinematic system, the second position being spaced apart from the first position. ... Kuka Roboter Gmbh

09/07/17 / #20170257089

Electrical device with a pulsed power supply and method for examining the power supply of the electrical device

An electrical device includes an electrical load, an electronic switch with an electronic switching element and a driver controlling the electronic switching element, and at least one pulsed power supply having a power unit coupled with the electronic switching element and configured to generate an electrical supply current for the electrical load from a voltage based on alternately turning on and off the electronic switching element. During operation of the power supply, an electrical current associated with the electronic switching element flows through a current path. ... Kuka Roboter Gmbh

08/31/17 / #20170248961

Automated guided vehicle and method of operating

A method of moving an automated guided vehicle (agv) to a target position relative to an object having two characteristic features, wherein the target position lies on a connecting line between the two characteristic features or is located at a distance from the connecting line. The method includes moving the agv to a position where distances to the characteristic features can be determined; determining a first distance between the current position and the first characteristic feature, and a second distance between the current position and the second characteristic feature; automatically moving the agv in translation with a superposed first rotation, wherein the direction of the first rotation depends on the first and second distances; and automatically moving the agv in translation with a superposed second rotation, wherein the second rotation is opposite in direction to the first rotation. ... Kuka Roboter Gmbh

07/13/17 / #20170197310

Machine and method for operating a machine

A controllable machine comprises a mechanism having at least two components arranged relative to one another and movable relative to one another with respect to an axis by at least one drive, a memory, and a control device coupled to the at least one drive. The control device controls the at least one drive to move the mechanism in a first operating mode such that the mechanism moves along a movement path and records the movement path in the memory. ... Kuka Roboter Gmbh

07/06/17 / #20170188985

X-ray device having an adjusting apparatus

An x-ray arrangement for a medical work station includes a frame having a first frame section supporting an x-ray transmitter and a second frame section opposite the first frame section and supporting an x-ray receiver. The medical work station further includes an adjustment device configured to change a relative pose of at least one of the x-ray transmitter or the x-ray receiver relative to the frame by adjusting at least one of the pose of the x-ray transmitter at the first frame section or the pose of the x-ray receiver (at the second frame section independently of one other. ... Kuka Roboter Gmbh

06/01/17 / #20170153156

Torque sensor and method for detecting torques occurring on or in a joint of an articulated arm robot

A torque sensor (10), in particular for detecting torques occurring on or in a joint of an articulated-arm robot. The sensor has several measuring spokes (1, 2, 3, 4) that are designed to deform under the effects of torque; and several strain gauges (dr11, dr12, dr21, dr22, dr31, dr32, dr41, dr42), with two strain gauges being arranged on two opposite sides of the several measuring spokes (1, 2, 3, 4). ... Kuka Roboter Gmbh

05/18/17 / #20170135773

Robotic surgery system and surgical instrument

A robotic surgery system includes a robot and an instrument assembly. The instrument assembly includes a drive unit with at least one rotary drive having an electric motor and a drive shaft that has a coupling part for coupling to a drive shaft of the instrument; an instrument including an instrument shaft and a drive shaft that has a coupling part for coupling to a drive shaft of the drive unit; and an instrument interface including a sheath that encompasses the drive unit. ... Kuka Roboter Gmbh

02/23/17 / #20170050317

Method for operating a brake and an associated machine, in particular a robot

The invention relates to a method for operating a brake of a machine that has a machine control unit and at least one moveable link that can be actuated by the machine control unit and that can be adjusted by a drive motor actuated by the machine control unit, which motor drives a shaft and which motor, in an engaged (closed) position of a brake that can be automatically actuated by the machine control unit, can be locked by said brake. The invention also relates to a machine with a machine control unit, in particular a robot with a robot control unit, which is configured and/or equipped for carrying out such a method.. ... Kuka Roboter Gmbh

02/09/17 / #20170036347

Device and method for secure control of a manipulator

A method for controlling a robotic manipulator includes manually controlling the robotic manipulator with an operating device connected to a control device of the manipulator and having a first safety level, and monitoring an admissible state of operation with a protective device connected to the control device and having a second, higher safety level, the manipulator performs an operation commanded by the operating device only if the protective device is communicating an admissible state to the control device.. . ... Kuka Roboter Gmbh

01/19/17 / #20170016244

Method of constructing a tower

A method of constructing a tower is provided, the method including the steps of a: providing an elevation means including a dynamic engaging mechanism realized to engage with a tower surface b: arranging a 3d printing device on the elevation means); c: actuating the dynamic engaging mechanism to effect a vertical elevation of the elevation means; d: actuating the 3d printing device to deposit an essentially horizontal material layer including at least a tower body region; e: repeating steps c and d to obtain a tower structure. A tower constructed using such a method, and a 3d tower printing apparatus, is also provided.. ... Kuka Roboter Gmbh

01/19/17 / #20170014997

Controlling a compliant-controlled robot

In one aspect, a method for controlling a compliant-controlled robot includes performing a boundary monitoring of the robot and controlling movement of the robot with a return force that is predetermined by control technology. If the robot is already in a blocked area upon activation of the boundary monitoring, then a first return force operates to return the robot from a current position in the blocked area toward a boundary of the blocked area. ... Kuka Roboter Gmbh

01/05/17 / #20170001305

Method for controlling a manipulator system

A method for controlling a manipulator system including a manipulator, several drives and a mobile platform. A first converter for actuating at least two of the several drives is associated with the manipulator system. ... Kuka Roboter Gmbh








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