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  • Publication number: 20110040408
    Abstract: A robotic hand assembly comprising: a hand section comprising: at least one digit provided with at least one actuatable joint; and a control section comprising: at least one actuation device, the at least one actuation device comprising: a sensing module configured to sense a force applied to a tendon coupled at a first end to the at least one actuatable joint; and an actuation module configured to actuate the at least one actuatable joint.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2010
    Publication date: February 17, 2011
    Applicant: THE SHADOW ROBOT COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Armando De La Rosa Tames, Graeme Richard Lawrence Walker, Jake Benjamin Goldsmith, John Hugo Elias, Matthew Paul Godden, Richard Martin Greenhill
  • Patent number: 8483880
    Abstract: A robotic hand assembly comprising: a hand section comprising: at least one digit provided with at least one actuatable joint; and a control section comprising: at least one actuation device, the at least one actuation device comprising: a sensing module configured to sense a force applied to a tendon coupled at a first end to the at least one actuatable joint; and an actuation module configured to actuate the at least one actuatable joint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Assignee: The Shadow Robot Company Limited
    Inventors: Armando de la Rosa Tames, Graeme Richard Lawrence Walker, Jake Benjamin Goldsmith, John Hugo Elias, Matthew Paul Godden, Richard Martin Greenhill
  • Publication number: 20130313844
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject technology relate to a robotic finger digit including a distal finger joint coupled between a distal finger part and a middle finger part, a middle finger joint coupled between the middle finger part and a proximal finger part and an extend tendon coupled at a first end to the distal finger joint, and coupled at a second end to an actuation device. In certain aspects, the robotic finger can further include a flex tendon coupled at a first end to the distal finger joint, and coupled at a second end to the actuation device, wherein the actuation device is configured to move the extend tendon and the flex tendon substantially the same distance in order to flex and/or extend the robotic finger digit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2013
    Publication date: November 28, 2013
    Applicant: THE SHADOW ROBOT COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Armando DE LA ROSA TAMES, Graeme Richard LAWRENCE WALKER, Jake Benjamin GOLDSMITH, John Hugo ELIAS, Matthew Paul GODDEN, Richard Martin GREENHILL
  • Publication number: 20210026368
    Abstract: An apparatus, system and method of operating an autonomous mobile robot having a height of at least one meter. The robot body; at least two three-dimensional depth camera sensors affixed to the robot body proximate to the height, wherein the sensors are directed toward a floor surface and, in combination, comprise a substantially 360 degree field of view of the floor surface around the robot body; and a processing system for receiving pixel data within the field of view of the sensors; obtaining missing or erroneous pixels from the pixel data; comparing the missing or erroneous pixels to a template, wherein the template comprises at least an indication of ones of the missing or erroneous pixels indicative of the robot body and a shadow of the robot body; and outputting an indication of obstacles in or near the field of view based on the comparing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2019
    Publication date: January 28, 2021
    Applicant: JABIL INC.
    Inventors: Howard Cochran, Charles Martin
  • Patent number: 7673916
    Abstract: An end effector includes a base part and a first member. The first member includes first, second, and third serially articulated struts. The first strut articulates with the base part for relative angular displacement about a first pitch axis and about a first roll axis. The first roll axis is substantially orthogonal to the first pitch axis. The second strut articulates with the first strut for relative angular displacement about, firstly, a first yaw axis substantially orthogonal to the first pitch axis and the first roll axis, and, secondly, about a second pitch axis substantially parallel to the first pitch axis and substantially orthogonal to the first yaw axis. The third strut articulates with the second strut for relative angular displacement about a second yaw axis substantially parallel to the first yaw axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2010
    Assignee: The Shadow Robot Company Limited
    Inventors: Richard Martin Greenhill, Hugo Ellas, Richard Walker, Matthew Godden
  • Patent number: 8660695
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject technology relate to a robotic finger digit including a distal finger joint coupled between a distal finger part and a middle finger part, a middle finger joint coupled between the middle finger part and a proximal finger part and an extend tendon coupled at a first end to the distal finger joint, and coupled at a second end to an actuation device. In certain aspects, the robotic finger can further include a flex tendon coupled at a first end to the distal finger joint, and coupled at a second end to the actuation device, wherein the actuation device is configured to move the extend tendon and the flex tendon substantially the same distance in order to flex and/or extend the robotic finger digit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: The Shadow Robot Company Limited
    Inventors: Armando De La Rosa Tames, Graeme Richard Lawrence Walker, Jake Benjamin Goldsmith, John Hugo Elias, Matthew Paul Godden, Richard Martin Greenhill
  • Publication number: 20120017718
    Abstract: A robotic musculo-skeletal jointed structure comprising: (a) first and second joint parts coupled together for relative angular movement about a hinge axis there between; (b) an air muscle; (c) spaced first and second attachment sites, being sites respectively located at said joint first and second parts, and about which the tubular braiding, at least, of said air muscle extends to form an endless loop; (d) first and second attachment means respectively located at said first and second air muscle spaced attachment sites, said first attachment means being such as to secure said tubular braiding against lengthwise movement thereof with respect to said joint first part at said first attachment site, and said second attachment means being such as to secure said tubular braiding against lengthwise movement thereof with respect to said joint second part at said second attachment site, the endless tubular braiding being thereby partitioned into first and second tubular braiding segments contiguous with one another a
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2010
    Publication date: January 26, 2012
    Applicant: THE SHADOW ROBOT COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventor: Richard Martin Greenhill
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