Portable control device for networked mobile robots

  • US 6,438,456 B1
  • Filed: 04/24/2001
  • Issued: 08/20/2002
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/24/2001
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
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1. A handheld control device for controlling one or more robots, each mobile robot comprising a robot communication device, the handheld control device comprising:

  • a) a handheld computer for controlling said one or more robots, b) a radio board, in communication with the handheld computer, comprising;

    i) a radio board communication device, mounted with the radio board, capable of communication with the robot communication device; and

    ii) a radio board microprocessor, mounted with the radio board, interfacing with the handheld computer, and interfacing with the radio board communication device; and

    iii) wherein the radio board microprocessor receives the control input through the interface.

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