Patent number 8761929 is assigned to Kabushiki Kaisha Yaskawa Denki (Kitakyushu-Shi, JP).
The following quote was obtained by the news editors from the background information supplied by the inventors: "Conventionally, there is known a robot system that instruct a robot by a controller controlling the robot to move a work into and out of a container or the like.
"For example, Patent Document 1 proposes a robot that vertically moves by moving a leg unit and conveys a thin-plate like work, such as a semiconductor wafer, by an arm unit arranged in the upper portion.
"Examples of documents related to the above-described conventional technology include Japanese Patent No. 4466785.
"However, when performing a maintenance operation of a robot included in a conventional robot system, the operation needs to be performed by using heavy machinery such as a crane for lifting heavy goods. Therefore, there is a problem in that it takes time to prepare heavy machinery and perform an actual operation.
"For example, when replacing a heavy part such as a motor included in a conventional robot, it takes a long time, for example, to carry in and carry out a crane, ensure working space, and mount and remove jigs."
In addition to the background information obtained for this patent, VerticalNews journalists also obtained the inventor's summary information for this patent: "A robot system according to an aspect of embodiments includes a robot and a control unit. The robot includes a plurality of movable units that operate in a predetermined direction and links connected to the movable units, and the control unit controls an operation of the movable units of the robot. Moreover, the robot system transfers a detachable member mounted on a predetermined movable unit by causing a movable unit other than the predetermined movable unit to operate in a state where the predetermined movable unit is stopped."
URL and more information on this patent, see: Sueyoshi, Satoshi. Robot System. U.S. Patent Number 8761929, filed
Keywords for this news article include: Robotics, Machine Learning, Emerging Technologies, Kabushiki Kaisha Yaskawa Denki.
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