Compact Autonomous Coverage Robot

  • US 20080276407A1
  • Filed: 05/09/2008
  • Published: 11/13/2008
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/09/2007
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. An autonomous coverage robot comprising:

  • a chassis having forward and rearward portions, the forward portion of the chassis defining a substantially rectangular shape;

    a drive system carried by the chassis and configured to maneuver the robot over a cleaning surface;

    a cleaning assembly mounted on the forward portion of the chassis;

    a bin disposed adjacent the cleaning assembly and configured to receive debris agitated by the cleaning assembly;

    a bin cover pivotally attached to a lower portion of the chassis and configured to rotate between a first, closed position providing closure of an opening defined by the bin and a second, open position providing access to the bin opening;

    a body attached to the chassis;

    a handle disposed on an upper portion of the body; and

    a bin cover release configured to control movement of the bin cover between its first and second positions, the bin cover release being actuatable from substantially near the handle.

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