Robotic vacuum cleaner

  • US 7,167,775 B2
  • Filed: 12/04/2001
  • Issued: 01/23/2007
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/26/2001
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
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1. An apparatus for autonomous operation over an area comprising:

  • a drive system; and

    a controller in communication with said drive system, said controller including a processor programmed to;

    provide at least one scanning pattern for a first portion of said area;

    analyze said first portion for an opening to a second portion of said area; and

    signal said drive system to move along a path at least proximate the periphery of said first portion to and through said opening to said second portion of said area.

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