Compact autonomous coverage robot

  • US 10,070,764 B2
  • Filed: 10/24/2016
  • Issued: 09/11/2018
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/09/2007
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. An autonomous coverage robot comprising:

  • a chassis having a forward portion and a rearward portion;

    a drive system for maneuvering the autonomous coverage robot over a cleaning surface, the drive system comprising drive wheels;

    a cleaning assembly for agitating debris on the cleaning surface;

    a bin that receives debris agitated by the cleaning assembly;

    a pivotally attached bin cover configured to rotate between a first, closed position providing closure of a bin opening and a second, open position providing access to the bin opening, the pivotally attached bin cover comprising a bottom portion of the bin that swings open about a hinge;

    a bin cover latch configured to lock the bin cover in the first, closed position and to disengage to allow the bin cover to move to the second, open position; and

    a bin cover release for actuating the bin cover latch, the bin cover release allowing actuation of the bin cover latch while holding a handle positioned on the upper portion of the autonomous coverage robot.

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