Method and system for multi-mode coverage for an autonomous robot

  • US 20030025472A1
  • Filed: 06/12/2002
  • Published: 02/06/2003
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/12/2001
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A mobile robot comprising:

  • (a) means for moving the robot over a surface;

    (b) an obstacle detection sensor;

    (c) and a control system operatively connected to said obstacle detection sensor and said means for moving;

    (d) said control system configured to operate the robot in a plurality of modes, said plurality of modes comprising;

    a spot-coverage mode, an obstacle following mode whereby said robot travels adjacent to an obstacle, and a bounce mode whereby the robot travels substantially in a direction away from an obstacle after encountering an obstacle.

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