METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MULTI-MODE COVERAGE FOR AN AUTONOMOUS ROBOT

  • US 20100263142A1
  • Filed: 06/30/2010
  • Published: 10/21/2010
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/12/2001
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A mobile robot operable to move on a surface in a room, the mobile robot comprising:

  • a shell;

    a chassis including at least two wheels;

    at least one motor connected to the at least two wheels for moving the mobile robot on the surface;

    a controller operable to control the at least one motor to move the mobile robot on the surface in accordance with a wall following mode and a bounce mode;

    a cleaner operable to clean the surface as the mobile robot moves on the surface; and

    a wall sensor operable to detect a wall in the room as the mobile robot moves on the surface,wherein, in the wall following mode, the mobile robot moves generally adjacent to and along the wall in response to detection of the wall by the wall sensor, andin the bounce mode, the mobile robot moves away from the wall.

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