Robot docking station and robot for use therewith

  • US 20070142964A1
  • Filed: 02/02/2005
  • Published: 06/21/2007
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/03/2004
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A robot comprising:

  • a movement system for moving the robot over a surface;

    at least one magnetic contact extending from the robot;

    a control system in communication with the at least one magnetic contact;

    a power supply for the robot, the power supply in communication with the control system and the at least one magnetic contact, and the control system is configured for permitting charging of the power supply through the at least one magnetic contact when a predetermined voltage on the at least one contact is detected.

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