US Patent No. 9,302,398

ROBOT SYSTEM FOR DETERMINING OPERATOR BY BIOMETRIC AUTHENTICATION


Patent No. 9,302,398
Issue Date April 05, 2016
Title Robot System For Determining Operator By Biometric Authentication
Inventorship Ryoutarou Inaba, Yamanashi (JP)
Tomoki Oya, Yamanashi (JP)
Assignee FANUC CORPORATION, YAMANASHI (JP)

Claim of US Patent No. 9,302,398

1. A robot system comprising:
a robot configured to execute an operation according to a manual operation or a control program;
a controller configured to control the robot;
a portable operation panel configured to transmit to or receive from the controller signals and data,
the operation panel comprising a biometric information acquisition unit configured to acquire biometric information of an
operator who uses the operation panel, the robot system further comprising:

a biometric information storage unit configured to store biometric information of a plurality of operators;
an operator determination unit configured to determine, when the operation panel is activated or when a predetermined operation
is executed for the operation panel, the operator who uses the operation panel by matching the biometric information acquired
by the biometric information acquisition unit with the biometric information stored by the biometric information storage unit;
and

a limitation unit configured to individually limit executable functions for the operator determined by the operator determination
unit.