Autonomous robot auto-docking and energy management systems and methods

  • US 20050156562A1
  • Filed: 01/21/2004
  • Published: 07/21/2005
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/21/2004
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method for energy management in a robotic device, the robotic device comprising at least one energy storage unit and a signal detector, the method comprising the steps of:

  • providing a base station for mating with the robotic device, the base station comprising a plurality of signal emitters including a first signal emitter and a second signal emitter;

    determining a quantity of energy stored in the energy storage unit, the quantity characterized at least by a high energy level and a low energy level; and

    performing, by the robotic device, a predetermined task based at least in part on the quantity of energy stored.

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