Sonar scanner

  • US 8,295,125 B2
  • Filed: 01/13/2012
  • Issued: 10/23/2012
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/03/2000
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A mobile robot control system, the system comprising:

  • a generator configured to generate multiple, sequential emissions;

    a transducer in communication with the generator configured to transmit emissions of the generator and to receive reflections of transmitted emissions;

    a conditioner in communication with the transducer to condition received reflections; and

    a processor in communication with the conditioner configured to;

    obtain a threshold value based on a latest one of the reflections and previously received ones of the reflections determined to fall within a predetermined range of the latest reflection,determine if the latest reflection is a result of a latest one of the outputted emissions based on the threshold value, andcontrol the mobile robot based on the determination of whether the latest reflection is a result of the latest outputted emission.

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