Northrop Grumman had 22 patents in future of work during Q4 2023.Northrop Grumman Corp’s patents in Q4 2023 include a robot intelligence engine that analyzes data from a highly immersive virtual environment to identify and simulate tasks to remedy detected problems, as well as a phase-mode bit-addressable sensing register for operational RQL circuitry. Another patent involves an atomic optical reference system using a laser, vapor cell, detection system, and beam modulator to generate a stable output beam frequency. 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 future of work as a theme is 45% 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 that can remedy detected problems, simulates these tasks to determine 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 if needed.

The patent also includes claims for a system with a robot intelligence engine that selects tasks for deployed robots based on proximity, suitability, and criticality, as well as a non-transitory machine-readable medium with instructions for the engine to perform these functions. Additionally, a method is outlined for the robot intelligence engine to receive HIVE data, sensor data, identify tasks to remedy problems, simulate success likelihood, select tasks for deployed robots, and attempt to remedy the detected problem. The method can be used in extraterrestrial environments, prioritize tasks, and select suitable robots based on proximity and criticality.

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