Robotic vacuum cleaner

  • US 7,079,923 B2
  • Filed: 02/07/2003
  • Issued: 07/18/2006
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/26/2001
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. An apparatus for autonomous operation over an area comprising:

  • a control system;

    a line for manipulation by a user; and

    ,a directional detecting member including a sensor, said sensor coupled to said line and said control system, said sensor configured for detecting the directional movement of said line when said line is moved, and for signaling said control system with a signal corresponding to said directional movement of said line.

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