US Patent No. 9,889,560

ROBOT SYSTEM FOR OPERATING ROBOT FROM PLURALITY OF TEACHING DEVICES


Patent No. 9,889,560
Issue Date February 13, 2018
Title Robot System For Operating Robot From Plurality Of Teaching Devices
Inventorship Keita Maeda, Yamanashi (JP)
Assignee FANUC CORPORATION, Yamanashi (JP)

Claim of US Patent No. 9,889,560

1. A robot system comprising:
at least one robot control device which controls a robot; and
at least two teaching devices which allows connection to the robot control device via a communication medium,
wherein
the robot control device comprises:
an active task unit which executes an active task, and
a passive task unit which executes passive tasks, wherein,
when one teaching device of the at least two teaching devices is communicating with the active task unit inside the robot
control device, if a request for connecting to the active task unit is transmitted from another teaching device of the at
least two teaching devices to the robot control device, the robot control device is configured to stop the one teaching device
executing an active task, establish communication allowing an active task to be executed between the other teaching device
and the active task unit of the robot control device, and simultaneously establish communication allowing passive tasks to
be executed between the one teaching device stopped executing the active task and the passive task unit of the robot control
device.