(19)
(11)EP 3 639 982 A3

(12)EUROPEAN PATENT APPLICATION

(88)Date of publication A3:
10.06.2020 Bulletin 2020/24

(43)Date of publication A2:
22.04.2020 Bulletin 2020/17

(21)Application number: 19214249.5

(22)Date of filing:  23.06.2014
(51)International Patent Classification (IPC): 
B25J 9/00(2006.01)
(84)Designated Contracting States:
AL AT BE BG CH CY CZ DE DK EE ES FI FR GB GR HR HU IE IS IT LI LT LU LV MC MK MT NL NO PL PT RO RS SE SI SK SM TR

(30)Priority: 24.06.2013 US 201361838698 P
27.02.2014 US 201414191831

(62)Application number of the earlier application in accordance with Art. 76 EPC:
18160588.2 / 3357647
14742400.6 / 3013536

(71)Applicant: X Development LLC
Mountain View, CA 94043 (US)

(72)Inventors:
  • EDSINGER, Aaron
    San Francisco, CA California 94103 (US)
  • JULES, Anthony
    San Francisco, CA California 94103 (US)
  • NUSSER, Stefan
    San Francisco, CA California 94103 (US)
  • JAIN, Advait
    San Francisco, CA California 94103 (US)
  • VINES, James Nicholas
    San Francisco, CA California 94103 (US)

(74)Representative: Anderson, Oliver Ben et al
Venner Shipley LLP 200 Aldersgate
London EC1A 4HD
London EC1A 4HD (GB)

  


(54)MODULAR RECONFIGURABLE WORKCELL FOR QUICK CONNECTION OF PERIPHERALS


(57) An example modular reconfigurable workcell comprises an enclosure including one or more modular docking bays on a surface of the enclosure that support attachment of docking modules in a fixed geometric configuration, wherein respective modular docking bays include a plurality of electrical connections for a variety of power and communication busses of the docking modules to be attached. The example modular reconfigurable workcell further comprises an electrical subsystem for coupling the communication busses between the one or more modular docking bays and providing power circuitry to the one or more modular docking bays, and one or more docking modules inserted within the one or more modular docking bays, wherein the one or more docking modules provide an electrical and mechanical interface between a respective peripheral and the workcell.







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