Autonomous vehicle that runs while recognizing work area configuration, and method of selecting route

  • US 6,142,252 A
  • Filed: 07/11/1997
  • Issued: 11/07/2000
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/11/1996
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. An autonomous vehicle that runs following an object of interest in a tracer travel manner, comprising:

  • a tracer sensor for detecting a tracer status with respect to said object of interest,a configuration measurement unit for measuring a configuration of an object of interest located ahead when said tracer sensor detects an interruption in said former object of interest, anda drive unit for carrying out a predetermined operation according to the configuration measured by said configuration measurement unit.

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