Robot confinement

  • US 10,824,165 B2
  • Filed: 03/21/2018
  • Issued: 11/03/2020
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/24/2001
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A system comprising:

  • a transmitter system configured to emit a first signal and a second signal; and

    a floor cleaning robot configured to clean a surface while moving along the surface, the floor cleaning robot comprisinga detector configured to detect the first signal and the second signal, the detector having an omnidirectional field of view, anda control unit to execute operations comprisinginitiating, upon detecting the first signal, one or more operations to move the robot to avoid contacting the transmitter system, andinitiating, based at least in part on a battery level of the robot, a homing behavior to move toward the transmitter system based at least in part on detecting the second signal.

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