AUTONOMOUS COVERAGE ROBOT SENSING

  • US 20080281470A1
  • Filed: 05/09/2008
  • Published: 11/13/2008
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/09/2007
  • Status: Abandoned Application
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1. A robot stasis detection system comprising:

  • a body configured to move over a surface;

    a stasis sensor carried by the body, the stasis sensor comprising;

    an optical emitter configured to emit a directed beam,a photon detector operable to detect the directed beam, andan object positioned between the directed beam and the photon detector to substantially block optical communication between the optical emitter and the photon detector, the object movable in response to a motion sequence of the body to substantially allow optical communication between the optical emitter and the photon detector;

    a controller in electrical communication with the stasis sensor and configured determine a stasis condition based at least in part on a level of optical communication between the optical emitter and the photon detector.

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