Robot system

  • US 8,761,931 B2
  • Filed: 05/14/2013
  • Issued: 06/24/2014
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/02/2005
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A system comprising:

  • a mobile robot;

    a network data bridge configured to create a communications bridge between a broadband network and a meshable network; and

    a plurality of peripheral devices configured to communicate with the network data bridge and the mobile robot using the meshable network, wherein the peripheral devices are configured to act as a relay network by relaying one or more commands from a first peripheral device to a second peripheral device and then to the mobile robot, wherein the plurality of peripheral devices includes;

    a first peripheral device configured to receive, by a first communication link of the meshable network, a first command from the network data bridge; and

    a second peripheral device configured to receive, by a second communication link of the meshable network, the first command from the first peripheral device and to relay the first command to the mobile robot by a third communication link when the mobile robot is not in range of the first communication link and the network data bridge.

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