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The following table lists over 50 inventions created by JPL Robotics personnel over the past 25 years. Please click on the titles for more information.

Date Issued Patent Number Title of Patent Application Inventor(s)
07/30/2013 8496077 Robotic Two-Wheeled Vehicle Issa A. Nesnas;
Jaret B. Matthews;
Jeffrey A. Edlund;
Joel W. Burdick;
Pablo Abad-Manterola
09/19/2012 13/623,047 (application) Systems and Methods for Gravity-Independent Gripping and Drilling Aaron Parness;
Matt Frost;
Nitish Thatte;
Jon King
09/07/2012 13/606,885 (application) Terrain Traversing Device Having a Wheel with Microhooks Aaron Parness;
Cliff McKenzie
06/21/2012 2012/0154521 A1 360-degree camera head for unmanned surface sea vehicle Julie A. Townsend;
Reginald G. Willson;
Michael S. Garrett;
Charles F. Bergh;
Eric A. Kulczycki;
Terrance Huntsberger;
Ashitey Trebi-Ollennu
04/28/2011 (published) 20110094765 (application number) Percussive Augmenter of Rotary Drills (PARoD) for Operating as a Rotary-Hammer Drill Aldrich, Jack Barron; Bar-cohen, Yoseph; Sherrit, Stewart; Badescu, Mircea; Bao, Xiaoqi; Scott, James Samson
09/03/2009 (published) WO/2009/108776 (application number) Method and components for simultaneous processing of multiple functions Stoica, Adrian; Andrei, Radu
4/27/2007 7773121 High-resolution, continuous field-of-view (FOV), non-rotating imaging system Huntsberger, Terrance L.; Stirbl, Robert C.; Aghazarian, Hrand; Padgett, Curtis W.
7/20/2004 6766270 Gravity-reference vision system Udomkesmalee, Suraphol;
6/22/2004 6754678 Securely and autonomously synchronizing data in a distributed computing environment Norris, Jeffery S.;
Backes, Paul G.;
6/22/2004 6754678 Securely and autonomously synchronizing data in a distributed computing environment Norris, Jeffery S.;
Backes, Paul G.;
4/6/2004 D488093 Mars exploration rover Athena Lindemann, Randel; Rainen, Richard A.; Voorhees, Christopher; Stone, James; Melko, Joseph P.; Karlmann, Paul; Boykins, Kobie; Harrington, Brian; Lee, Lawrence; Suchman, Jason; Krishnan, Satish; Shiraishi, Lori; Thelen, Michael P.; Nasif, Annette K.; Vacch
3/23/2004 D487715 Mars exploration rover Athena Lindemann, Randel; Rainen, Richard A.; Cardone, John; Webster, Richard G.; Voorhees, Christopher; Stone, James; Melko, Joseph P.; Karlmann, Paul; Boykins, Kobie; Harrington, Brian; Lee, Lawrence; Suchman, Jason; Krishnan, Satish; Novak, Keith; Shiraishi,
12/23/2003 6666831 Method, Apparatus And System For Automation Of Body Weight Support Training (BWST) Of Biped Locomotion Over A Treadmill Using A Programmable Stepper Device (PSD) Operating Like An Exoskeleton Drive System From A Fixed Base Edgerton, V. Reggie;
Day, M. Kathleen;
Harkema, Susan;
Bejczy, Antal K.;
Weiss, James R.;
7/31/2001 6267196 High mobility vehicle Wilcox, Brian H.;
Nasif, Annette K.
5/16/2001 6385509 Tool actuation and force feedback on robot-assisted microsurgery system Das, Hari;
Ohm, Tim R.;
Boswell, Curtis D.;
Steele, Robert D.
5/15/2001 6233504 Tool actuation and force feedback on robot-assisted microsurgery system Das, Hari;
Ohm, Tim R.;
Boswell, Curtis D.;
Steele, Robert D.
9/5/2000 6112843 High mobility vehicle Wilcox, Brian H.;
Nasif, Annette K.
8/22/2000 6105695 Multifunction automated crawling system Bar-Cohen, Yoseph;
Joffe, Benjamin;
Backes, Paul;
9/7/1999 D413551 Robotic vehicle Wilcox, Brian H.;
Nasif, Annette K.
4/6/1999 5890553 Multifunction automated crawling system Bar-Cohen, Yoseph;
Joffe, Benjamin;
Backes, Paul;
10/27/1998 5828813 Six axis force feedback input device Ohm, Timothy;
2/11/1997 5602968 Task space angular velocity blending for real-time trajectory generation Volpe, Richard A.
8/27/1996 5550953 On-Line Method And Apparatus For Coordinated Mobility And Manipulation Of Mobile Robots Seraji, Homayoun;
8/13/1996 5546508 Controlling Flexible Robot Arms Using A High Speed Dynamics Process Jain, Abhinandan;
Rodriguez, Guillermo;
5/21/1996 5519814 High Level Language-Based Robotic Control System Rodriguez, Guillermo;
Kreutz, Kenneth K.;
Jain, Abhinandan;
3/12/1996 5499320 Extended Task Space Control For Robotic Manipulators Backes, Paul G.;
Long, Mark K.;
8/22/1995 5443354 Hazardous Materials Emergency Response Mobile Robot Stone, Henry W.;
Lloyd, James W.;
Alahuzos, George A.
8/15/1995 5440916 Emergency Response Mobile Robot For Operations In Combustible Atmospheres Stone, Henry W.;
Ohm, Timothy R.;
7/4/1995 5430643 Configuration Control Of Seven Degree Of Freedom ( DOF ) Arms Seraji, Homayoun
5/9/1995 5414799 Method and apparatus for adaptive force and position control of manipulators Seraji, Homayoun;
12/27/1994 5377310 Controlling Under-Actuated Robot Arms Using A High Speed Dynamics Process Jain, Abhinandan;
Rodriguez, Guillermo;
12/13/1994 5372211 A Method For Surmounting An Obstacle By A Robotic Vehicle Wilcox, Brian H.;
Ohm, Timothy R.;
11/1/1994 5361367 Highly parallel reconfigurable computer architecture for robotic computation having plural processor cells each having right and left ensembles of plural processors Fijany, Amir
Bejczy, Antal K.
8/23/1994 5341459 Generalized compliant motion primitive Backes, Paul
8/9/1994 5336982 Dual Arm Generalized Compliant Motion With Shared Control Backes, Paul G.
7/19/1994 5331413 Adjustable Control Station With Movable Monitors And Cameras For Viewing Systems In Robotics And Teleoperations Diner, Daniel B.
4/12/1994 5303384 High Level Language-Based Robotic Control System Rodriguez, Guillermo;
Kreutz, Kenneth K.;
Jain, Abhinandan;
3/15/1994 5294873 Kinematic Functions For Redundancy Resolution Using Configuration Control Seraji, Homayoun
8/24/1993 5239246 Force reflection with compliance control Kim, Won S.
7/27/1993 5231693 Telerobot Control System Backes, Paul G.;
Tso, Kam S.;
6/8/1993 5218709 Special Purpose Parallel Computer Architecture For Real-Time Control And Simulation In Robotic Applications Fijany, Amir
Bejczy, Antal K.
3/16/1993 5193963 Composite Video And Graphics Display For Camera Viewing System In Robotics And Teleoperation Diner, Daniel B.;
Venema, Steven C.
1/26/1993 5182641 Force reflecting hand controller Mcaffee, Douglas A.; Snow, Edward R.; Townsend, William T.
1/12/1993 5179441 Near Real-Time Stereo Vision System Anderson, Charles H.;
Matthies, Larry H.;
9/22/1992 5150026 Obstacle Avoidance For Redundant Robots Using Configuration Control Seraji, Homayoun;
Colbaugh, Richard D.;
Glass, Kristin L.
4/28/1992 5109425 Method And Apparatus For Predicting The Direction Of Movement In Machine Vision Lawton, Teri B.
2/4/1992 5086400 Bilevel shared control for teleoperators Hayati, Samad A.;
Venkataraman, Subramanian T.
11/12/1991 5065236 Stereoscopic Camera And Viewing Systems With Undistorted Depth Presentation And Reduced Or Eliminated Erroneous Acceleration And Deceleration Perceptions, Or With Perceptions Produced Or Enhanced For Special Effects Diner, Daniel B.
9/17/1991 5049796 Robust High Performance Control For Robotic Manipulators Seraji, Homayoun
8/6/1991 5038089 Synchronized Computational Architecture For Generalized Bilateral Control Of Robot Arms Szakaly, Zoltan F
6/11/1991 5023808 Dual-arm manipulators with adaptive control Seraji, Homayoun;
3/12/1991 4999553 Method And Apparatus For Configuration Control Of Redundant Robots Seraji, Homayoun
8/22/1989 4860215 Method and apparatus for adaptive force and position control of manipulators Seraji, Homayoun;
5/2/1989 4826392 Method and apparatus for hybrid position/force control of multi-arm cooperating robots Hayati, Samad A.;
4/11/1989 4819978 Grasp force sensor for robotic hands Scheinman, Victor D.; Bejczy, Antal K.; Primus, Howard C.;
9/15/1987 4694153 Linear array optical edge sensor Bejczy, Antal K.;
Primus, Howard C.;
9/20/1983 4405197 Optical fiber tactile sensor Bejczy, Antal K.
4/7/1981 4260187 Terminal guidance sensor system Frosch, Robert A.;
Bejczy, Antal K.

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