Robot system and robot control device

  • US 5,825,981 A
  • Filed: 03/11/1997
  • Issued: 10/20/1998
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/11/1996
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
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1. A robot system for carrying out a prescribed task by operating a plurality of hardware robots, comprising:

  • a computer into which seed data indicating an objective task is input;

    a software robot, whereby the plurality of hardware robots are operated in accordance with the objective task, by means of inputting the seed data to at least one hardware robot; and

    a communications network whereby the computer and the plurality of hardware robots are connected such that communication is possible therebetween,wherein, by communicating with the hardware robots via the communications network, the computer comprises;

    selecting means for selecting a plurality of hardware robots which are capable of implementing cooperatively the objective task indicated by the input seed data and which are not engaged in any task based on other seed data;

    software robot generating means for creating a software robot comprising the selected plurality of hardware robots, by inputting the seed data to at least one hardware robot of the selected plurality of hardware robots; and

    withdrawing means for withdrawing the seed data from the hardware robot(s) to which the seed data has been input, when the plurality of hardware robots have been operated by the generated software robot and have completed the objective task.

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