Northrop Grumman had 26 patents in artificial intelligence during Q4 2023.The patent filed by Northrop Grumman Corp in Q4 2023 describes a robot intelligence engine that uses highly immersive virtual environment (HIVE) data to identify robot tasks that can remedy detected problems in real-world environments. The engine simulates these tasks to determine their likelihood of success and selects the most suitable task to address the issue. GlobalData’s report on Northrop Grumman gives a 360-degreee view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

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Northrop Grumman grant share with artificial intelligence as a theme is 23% in Q4 2023. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

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Application: Controlling a robot to remedy a problem (Patent ID: US20230390922A1)

The patent filed by Northrop Grumman Corp describes a system for controlling robot operations using a robot intelligence engine that receives data characterizing robot tasks executed in a highly immersive virtual environment (HIVE) and sensor data from a problem-detecting robot in the operational environment. The engine then searches for tasks to remedy detected problems, simulates their success likelihood, and selects a task for a deployed robot to execute. The system can prioritize tasks, select suitable robots based on proximity and criticality, and even divide tasks among multiple robots.

The patent also includes claims for a system with a robot intelligence engine, a non-transitory machine-readable medium with instructions for the engine, and a method involving receiving HIVE data, sensor data, identifying tasks to remedy problems, simulating success likelihood, selecting tasks for deployed robots, and executing the selected tasks. The method can be used in extraterrestrial environments, prioritize tasks, and select suitable robots based on proximity and criticality. The system and method aim to efficiently address problems detected by robots in operational environments by leveraging data from virtual environments and sensor inputs.

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