Method and system for remote control of mobile robot

  • US 6,535,793 B2
  • Filed: 05/01/2001
  • Issued: 03/18/2003
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/01/2000
  • Status: Active Grant
  • ×
    • Pin Icon | RPX Insight
    • Pin
First Claim
Patent Images

1. A method for tele-operating a robot in an environment, comprising the steps of:

  • providing a user interface for controlling the tele-operation of the robot;

    providing, via an imaging device associated with the robot, image information representative of the environment around the robot to the user interface;

    using the image information to provide a user-perceptible image at the user interface representative of the environment around the robot;

    designating a target anywhere in the user-perceptible image towards which the robot will move;

    automatically converting the target designated in the user-perceptible image into a target location having x, y, and z coordinates in the environment of the robot at the user interface; and

    providing real-time instructions to the robot from the user interface to move from the robot'"'"'s current location in the environment to the x, y, and z coordinates of the target location in the environment.

View all claims