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Robotics virtual rail system and method

United States Patent

July 5, 2011
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Robotics – Intelligence Kernel
A virtual track or rail system and method is described for execution by a robot. A user, through a user interface, generates a desired path comprised of at least one segment representative of the virtual track for the robot. Start and end points are assigned to the desired path and velocities are also associated with each of the at least one segment of the desired path. A waypoint file is generated including positions along the virtual track representing the desired path with the positions beginning from the start point to the end point including the velocities of each of the at least one segment. The waypoint file is sent to the robot for traversing along the virtual track.
Bruemmer; David J. (Idaho Falls, ID), Few; Douglas A. (Idaho Falls, ID), Walton; Miles C. (Idaho Falls, ID)
Battelle Energy Alliance, LLC (Idaho Falls, ID)
11/ 428,621
July 5, 2006
CONTRACTUAL ORIGIN OF THE INVENTION This invention was made with government support under Contract Number DE-AC07-05-ID14517 awarded by the United States Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.