Area coverage with an autonomous robot

  • US 6,615,108 B1
  • Filed: 04/13/2001
  • Issued: 09/02/2003
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/11/1998
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A robotic system for systematically moving about an area to be covered, the system comprising:

  • at least one boundary marker located along an outer edge of the area to be covered;

    a robot for systematically moving about said area to be covered, said robot including a navigation system for navigating said robot in substantially straight lines, substantially parallel to each other, originally from an initial location and for turning said robot when said robot encounters said at least one boundary marker; and

    a sensor unit for sensing proximity to said at least one boundary marker.

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