Robotic vacuum cleaner

  • US 20030120389A1
  • Filed: 02/07/2003
  • Published: 06/26/2003
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/26/2001
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. An apparatus for autonomous operation over an area comprising:

  • a drive system; and

    a controller in communication with said drive system, said controller including a processor programmed to;

    provide at least one scanning pattern for a first portion of said area;

    analyze said first portion for an opening to a second portion of said area; and

    signal said drive system to move along a path at least proximate the periphery of said first portion to and through said opening to said second portion of said area.

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