This technology pertains to the systematic control and management of a large number of robots that work through the same network of negotiations for their activities, and a central system that programs the movements of the robotic activities based on a project. This system allows for both free-moving robots to enter large projects and conduct work, while a large number of stationary / facility attached robots work to conduct larger robotic manufacturing tasks. The smaller robots may be to check welding, install electronics within the manufacturing project, monitor safety, take surveillance video within the manufacturing project to help improve the manufacturing process, check on the status of un-responding robots and make repairs to the specific robots to avoid having to halt the operations of manufacturing, conduct the cleaning of facilities and projects, and provide maintenance to other robots without halting the manufacturing and assembly operations of the project.
- Patrick R. McElhiney
- Robotics (ROB)