Sonar scanner

  • US 8,599,645 B2
  • Filed: 10/22/2012
  • Issued: 12/03/2013
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/03/2000
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A mobile robot control system, the system comprising:

  • a transducer configured to transmit emissions and to receive reflections of transmitted emissions;

    a rotatable reflector coupled to the transducer to direct transmitted emissions away from the transducer and to direct reflections of transmitted emissions toward the transducer; and

    a processor configured to;

    obtain a characteristic of a ring-down signal of a transmitted emission;

    detect an echo of another emission based on the obtained characteristic of the ring-down signal; and

    control the mobile robot based on the detection of the echo of the other emission.

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