Autonomous coverage robot navigation system

  • US 20070244610A1
  • Filed: 12/04/2006
  • Published: 10/18/2007
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/02/2005
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. An autonomous coverage robot comprising:

  • a chassis defining a forward drive direction;

    a controller carried by the chassis;

    an omni-directional receiver carried by the chassis; and

    a directional receiver disposed on a forward portion of the chassis and responsive to an emission incident on the forward portion of the chassis from the drive direction, the directional receiver comprising;

    a mounting receptacle defining first and second apertures substantially aligned with the drive direction; and

    first and second component receivers housed in the receptacle and positioned to be responsive to the emission received through the first and second apertures, respectively, the component receivers each configured to generate a respective signal in response to the emission;

    wherein the controller is configured to determine a direction of the emission in relation to the drive direction based on the signals generated by the component receivers.

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