Patents by Inventor Frederik Pasch

Frederik Pasch has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20220242452
    Abstract: System and techniques for vehicle occupant monitoring are described herein. Sensor data, that includes visual image data, is obtained from a sensor array of the vehicle. An object carried by the vehicle is detected from the visual image data. A safety event for the vehicle may be identified based on the object detection and an operational element of the vehicle is altered in response to detecting the safety event.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2021
    Publication date: August 4, 2022
    Inventors: Fabian Oboril, Cornelius Buerkle, Frederik Pasch, Bernd Gassmann, Javier Turek, Maria Soledad Elli, Javier Felip Leon, David Gonzalez Aguirre, Ignacio Javier Alvarez Martinez, Julio Fernando Jarquin Arroyo
  • Publication number: 20220118611
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed for the exploration of environments for the estimation and detection of hazards or near hazards within the environment and the mitigation of hazards therein. The exploration of the environment and mitigation of hazards therein may use one or more autonomous agents, including a hazard response robot. The estimation of the hazards may use a policy learning engine, and the hazards may be detected, and the associated risks therefrom, may be determined using a hazard estimation system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2021
    Publication date: April 21, 2022
    Inventors: Florian Geissler, Frederik Pasch, Cornelius Buerkle, Ralf Graefe, Fabian Oboril, Yang Peng, Kay-Ulrich Scholl
  • Publication number: 20220111527
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are systems, devices, and methods of a system that may adapt sensing capabilities based on the risk of the situation. The system may determine a risk estimation of an object in a work environment of a robot based on sensor data and a measurement uncertainty of a sensing system configured to collect the sensor data, wherein the sensor data is indicative of the object in the work environment. The system may also, based on the risk estimation, select a next operation mode from a plurality of operation modes for the sensing system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2021
    Publication date: April 14, 2022
    Inventors: Cornelius BUERKLE, Fabian OBORIL, Frederik PASCH, Bernd GASSMANN
  • Publication number: 20220113698
    Abstract: Various systems and methods for detecting risk conditions in a physical workspace. An apparatus can include an interface to receive smart sensor signals from at least one autonomous mobile entity (AME) in the physical workspace. The apparatus can also include processing circuitry coupled to the interface to detect a risk condition associated with the at least one AME, based on the smart sensor signals, relative to a user device associated with a human present in the physical workspace. The processing circuitry can also detect a direction of the risk condition relative to the user device and cause a notification to the first user device. The notification can indicate the direction of the risk condition relative to the user device. Other systems, methods and apparatuses are described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2021
    Publication date: April 14, 2022
    Inventors: Florian Mirus, Fabian Oboril, Frederik Pasch, Cornelius Buerkle, Kay-Ulrich Scholl, Ruchika Singh, Rita Chattopadhyay, Rony Ferzli, Thierry Beaumont
  • Publication number: 20220111516
    Abstract: Systems and techniques for reliable real-time deployment of robot safety updates are described herein. Condition data may be collected for an environment in which a robot is operating. The robot may be classified with a condition type. Condition type data selected from the condition data may be analyzed based on the condition type to calculate a safety risk level for the robot. A microservice may be identified to provide a robot safety rule for the robot based on the safety risk level. The microservice may be identified using a safety prediction model generated from the condition type data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2021
    Publication date: April 14, 2022
    Inventors: Wei Seng Yeap, Chien Chern Yew, Ying Wei Liew, Say Chuan Tan, Tze Ming Hau, Frederik Pasch, Fabian Oboril, Kay-Ulrich Scholl, Cornelius Buerkle
  • Publication number: 20220111523
    Abstract: Systems and techniques for controlling a mobile robot. In an example, the system may include a processor and memory, including instructions, which when executed by the processor, cause the processor to determine a state of the mobile robot. The state of the mobile robot may be determined using at least one of: data provided by the mobile robot or data captured by one or more sensors proximate to or attached to the mobile robot. The system may determine a state of an object proximate to the mobile robot using the data captured by the one or more sensors, and identify information relating to one or more available stopping points. The system may identify a condition of the mobile robot that requires the mobile robot to stop and issue a command to the mobile robot to navigate to a particular one of the one or more available stopping points.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2021
    Publication date: April 14, 2022
    Inventors: Eng Kwong Lee, Bernd Gassmann, Ying Wei Liew, Say Chuan Tan, Frederik Pasch, Fabian Oboril, Cornelius Buerkle, Chien Chern Yew
  • Publication number: 20220113699
    Abstract: A computing device, including: a memory configured to store computer-readable instructions; and processing circuitry configured to execute the computer-readable instructions to cause the computing device to: generate an environmental condition model (ECM) based on collected environmental attribute data of a physical environment; deploy the ECM to estimate environmental risk for an autonomous agent based on the environmental attribute data and a position of the autonomous agent within the physical environment; and transmit information related to the estimated environmental risk to the autonomous agent to adapt its operation to reduce operational risk.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2021
    Publication date: April 14, 2022
    Inventors: Cornelius Buerkle, Bernd Gassmann, Florian Mirus, Fabian Oboril, Frederik Pasch, Kay-Ulrich Scholl
  • Publication number: 20220105636
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are systems, devices, and methods of a safety system for analyzing and improving the safety of environments that may be shared between robots and humans. The safety system may receive a safety envelope that includes a reachable set of locations at an expected position of an object at a prediction time. The receiver may also receive a perception prediction that may be based on the safety envelope and may include environmental information associated with the object at the expected position at the prediction time. The safety system may also include a processor that generates an instruction to move a robot according to a safe movement instruction based on whether a perception check exceeds a predetermined threshold, wherein the perception check may be based on a difference between the perception prediction and sensor information indicative of the environment of the object at the prediction time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2021
    Publication date: April 7, 2022
    Inventors: Fabian OBORIL, Cornelius BUERKLE, Bernd GASSMANN, Frederik PASCH, Kay-Ulrich SCHOLL
  • Publication number: 20220105634
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are systems, devices, and methods of a safety system for analyzing and improving the safety of collaborative environments in which a robot may interact a human. The safety system may determine a monitored attribute of a person within an operating environment of a robot, where the monitored attribute may be based on received sensor information about the person in the operating environment. In addition, the safety system may determine a risk score for the person based on the monitored attribute. The risk score may be defined by (1) a collision probability that the person will cause an interference during a planned operation of the robot and (2) a severity level associated with the interference. The safety system may also generate a mitigating instruction for the robot if the risk score exceeds a threshold level.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2021
    Publication date: April 7, 2022
    Inventors: Fabian OBORIL, Cornelius BUERKLE, Frederik PASCH, Bernd GASSMANN, Chien Chern YEW, Tze Ming HAU, Ying Wei LIEW, Say Chuan TAN, Wei Seng YEAP
  • Publication number: 20220105629
    Abstract: Various aspects of techniques, systems, and use cases include robot safety. A device in a network may include processing circuitry and memory including instructions, which when executed by the processing circuitry, cause the processing circuitry to perform operations. The operations may include collecting telemetry data for a robot, the robot operating according to a path control plan generated using reinforcement learning with a safety factor as a reward function, and detecting that a safety event, involving a robot action, has occurred with the robot and an object. The operations may include simulating a recreation of the safety event to determine whether a simulated action matches the robot action.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2021
    Publication date: April 7, 2022
    Inventors: Venkat Natarajan, Cornelius Buerkle, Kay-Ulrich Scholl, Frederik Pasch, Fabian Oboril
  • Publication number: 20220092987
    Abstract: Devices and methods for determining an action in the presence of road users are provided in this disclosure. A device may include a processor. The processor may be configured to access environment information including an indication of a size of road users intersecting with a predetermined route of a vehicle in a road environment. The processor may further be configured to prioritize an anticipated movement of at least one of the road users over a predicted movement of the vehicle within the predetermined route based on the size of road users. The processor may further be configured to determine a vehicle action allowing the anticipated movement of the at least one road user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2021
    Publication date: March 24, 2022
    Inventors: Fabian OBORIL, Frederik PASCH, Cornelius BUERKLE, Kay-Ulrich SCHOLL, Ignacio J. ALVAREZ
  • Publication number: 20220055620
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are systems, devices, and methods of a safety system for monitoring the in-vehicle safety of internal objects within a vehicle. The safety system generates a digital twin of the interior objects from vehicle configuration data indicating a configuration of an interior environment of the vehicle, from interior object data associated with the interior object within the interior environment of the vehicle, and from vehicle situation data that indicates an operating status of the vehicle. The digital twin is an abstract model of the interior objects within the interior environment of the vehicle, and the safety system generates, based on the digital twin, a safety score associated with an operating behavior of the vehicle. Based on the safety score, the safety system determines a target level for the operating behavior.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2021
    Publication date: February 24, 2022
    Inventors: Bernd GASSMANN, Kay-Ulrich SCHOLL, Frederik PASCH, Cornelius BUERKLE, Fabian OBORIL
  • Publication number: 20220009103
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed to facilitate path planning safety guiding robots (SGR) for safely navigating and guiding humans through autonomous environments having other autonomous agents such as stationary and/or mobile robots.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2021
    Publication date: January 13, 2022
    Inventors: Cornelius Buerkle, Fabian Oboril, Frederik Pasch
  • Publication number: 20220012995
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an active cyclist and/or pedestrian safety system for identifying, warning, and reacting to dangerous situations that may be experienced by cyclists and/or pedestrians. The safety system may receive first information indicative of a head position of a cyclist and determine, based on the first information, a field of view of the cyclist. The safety system may receive second information indicative of an environment of the cyclist and determine, based on the field of view and the environment, an expected trajectory of the cyclist in a next road segment. The safety system may also determine, based on the field of view and the environment, a risk probability for the expected trajectory of the cyclist in the next road segment. The safety system may also generate an instruction to transmit a warning to the cyclist if the risk probability exceeds a threshold value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2021
    Publication date: January 13, 2022
    Inventors: Fabian OBORIL, Cornelius BUERKLE, Frederik PASCH, Ophir SHABTAY
  • Publication number: 20210407687
    Abstract: A monitoring system may include a memory having computer-readable instructions stored thereon and a processor operatively coupled to the memory. The processor may read and execute the computer-readable instructions to perform or control performance of operations. The operations may include receive, prior to a collision involving a vehicle, sensor data representative of a feature of an internal environment and determine the collision has occurred. The operations may include automatically instruct, based on the collision, a sensor to generate another sensor data representative of another feature of the internal environment. The operations may include receive the another sensor data from the sensor and compare the sensor data and the another sensor data to accident data corresponding to previous accidents. The accident data may include a diagnosed injury and an accident severity of each of the previous accidents. The operations may include determine a severity of the collision based on the comparison.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2021
    Publication date: December 30, 2021
    Inventors: Frederik PASCH, Bernd GASSMANN, Kay-Ulrich SCHOLL, Cornelius BUERKLE, Fabian OBORIL
  • Publication number: 20210397858
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are systems and methods for detecting and mitigating inappropriate behavior. The systems and methods may include receiving data. Using the data a harassment score and/or classification for a behavior may be determined. Using the harassment score and/or classification, a determination may be made as to when the harassment score and/or classification for the behavior exceeds a threshold. When the threshold is exceeded, a protection system and/or action engine may be activated to mitigate the inappropriate behavior.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2021
    Publication date: December 23, 2021
    Inventors: Cornelius Buerkle, Fabian Oboril, Frederik Pasch, Yin Wei Liew, Say Chuan Tan, Chien Chern Yew, Ralf Graefe, Florian Geissler, Ignacio J. Alvarez
  • Publication number: 20210380143
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a vehicle handover system that monitors an environment of a vehicle. The vehicle handover system receives a transition request to change control of the vehicle from an automated driving mode to a passenger of the vehicle. The vehicle handover system detects a key event that may be relevant to the transition request and the detection of the key event is based on the monitored environment. The vehicle handover system may generate a handover scene that includes images associated with the key event, and the images include an image sequence over a time-period of the key event. Before the vehicle handover system changes control of the vehicle from the automated driving mode to the passenger, the handover scene is displayed to the passenger.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2021
    Publication date: December 9, 2021
    Inventors: Ignacio J. ALVAREZ, Michael PAULITSCH, Rafael ROSALES, Cornelius BUERKLE, Florian GEISSLER, Fabian OBORIL, Frederik PASCH, Yang PENG
  • Publication number: 20210370954
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a passenger monitoring system for monitoring an observed attribute of a passenger in a vehicle. The observed attribute may include a gaze of the passenger, a head track of the passenger, and other observations about the passenger in the vehicle. Based on the observed attribute(s), a field of view of the passenger may be determined. Based on the field of view, a focus point of the passenger may be determined, where the focus point is estimated to be within the field of view. If a sign (e.g., a road sign, a billboard, etc.) is within the field of view of the passenger, record an attention score for the sign based on a duration of time during which the sign is within the field of view and estimated to be the focus point of the passenger.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2021
    Publication date: December 2, 2021
    Inventors: Ignacio J. ALVAREZ, Cornelius BUERKLE, Florian GEISSLER, Marcio JULIATO, Fabian OBORIL, Frederik PASCH, Ivan SIMOES GASPAR
  • Publication number: 20210114615
    Abstract: Disclosed are embodiments for coupling an autonomous vehicle with service equipment. The service equipment is configured to perform one or more services when coupled with the autonomous vehicle. In some embodiments, an environmental model generated by the autonomous vehicle is shared with a controller of the service equipment, which fuses sensor data collected from an on-board sensor and the environmental model from the autonomous vehicle to generate an integrated environmental model. The controller of the service equipment then performs the service based on the integrated environmental model.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2020
    Publication date: April 22, 2021
    Inventors: Cornelius Buerkle, Kay-Ulrich Scholl, Fabian Oboril, Frederik Pasch
  • Publication number: 20210107470
    Abstract: A safety system for a vehicle may include a processor configured to determine whether a further vehicle is approaching the vehicle from a backside or a lateral side; determine that a collision of the further vehicle with the vehicle is likely; determine an evasive maneuver of the vehicle such that the evasive maneuver reduces the collision likelihood or impact between the vehicle and the further vehicle; and provide control instructions to control the vehicle to perform the evasive maneuver.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2020
    Publication date: April 15, 2021
    Inventors: Fabian OBORIL, Frederik PASCH, Cornelius Israel BUERKLE, Kay-Ulrich Charles SCHOLL