Northrop Grumman had ten patents in robotics 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 an operational environment. The engine simulates these tasks to determine their likelihood of success and selects the most suitable task for execution. 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 robotics as a theme is 20% 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 analyzes highly immersive virtual environment (HIVE) data and sensor data from a problem-detecting robot to identify and simulate robot tasks that can potentially remedy detected problems. The system then selects and assigns these tasks to deployed robots based on factors like proximity to the problem, suitability, and criticality. The system can prioritize tasks, involve multiple robots in task execution, and provide feedback to improve task execution in the HIVE.

The system outlined in the patent utilizes a robot intelligence engine to process data from HIVE and problem-detecting robots to identify, simulate, and assign tasks to deployed robots for problem resolution. The system can adapt to extraterrestrial environments, prioritize tasks based on criticality, and select deployed robots based on proximity and suitability. Additionally, the system can involve multiple robots in executing tasks and provide feedback to enhance task execution efficiency within the HIVE environment.

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