Autonomous multi-platform robot system

  • US 6,374,155 B1
  • Filed: 11/24/1999
  • Issued: 04/16/2002
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/24/1999
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
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1. A method for autonomous, multi-robot operation within an environment comprising the following steps:

  • (a) providing at least one navigator robot and at least one functional robot;

    (b) with the at least one navigator robot, creating a map of the environment;

    (c) with the at least one navigator robot, localizing the at least one navigator robot and the at least one functional robot within the map;

    (d) with the at least one navigator robot, planning tasks to be performed by the at least one functional robot;

    (e) with the at least one functional robot, performing the tasks planned by the at least one navigator robot; and

    (f) with the at least one navigator robot, controlling and tracking the at least one functional robot during task performance.

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