Debris sensor for cleaning apparatus

  • US 20050218852A1
  • Filed: 04/19/2005
  • Published: 10/06/2005
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/28/2004
  • Status: Abandoned Application
First Claim
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1. An autonomous cleaning apparatus, comprising:

  • a drive system operable to enable movement of the cleaning apparatus;

    a controller in communication with the drive system, the controller including a processor operable to control the drive system to provide at least one pattern of movement of the cleaning apparatus; and

    a debris sensor for generating a debris signal indicating that the cleaning apparatus has encountered debris;

    wherein the processor is responsive to the debris signal to select a pattern of movement of the cleaning apparatus.

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