Robot motion control system

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 4843566
SERIAL NO

07188658

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A system for controlling a mechanical manipulator in a laboratory environment employs a system of taught motions, attribute operators and procedure rules to simplify the programming task for scientists or engineers skilled in their own fields and not robotics.

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AGILENT TECHNOLOGIES, INC.PALO ALTO, CA1634

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Gordon, Gary B Saratoga, CA 86 2711
Roark, Joseph C Menlo Park, CA 2 33

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ROY-G-BIV CORPORATION (7)
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* 2009/0063,628 SYSTEM AND/OR METHOD FOR AUDIBLY PROMPTING A PATIENT WITH A MOTION DEVICE 6 2008
* 2010/0131,077 Data Collection Systems and Methods for Motion Control 1 2008
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FANUC LTD (1)
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