Autonomous mobile robot system

  • US 9,229,454 B1
  • Filed: 10/02/2013
  • Issued: 01/05/2016
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/07/2004
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. An autonomous mobile robot system comprising:

  • a transmitter configured to be placed in a transition region between adjacent first and second working areas and comprising an emitter arranged to direct a signal into the first and second working areas, the signal marking the transition region; and

    an autonomous coverage robot configured to operate within the first and second working areas, and comprising;

    a receiving subsystem responsive to the signal directed by the emitter so as to detect the transition region; and

    a drive system configured tomaneuver the robot over a surface within the first working area in a cleaning mode in which the robot executes a first cleaning behavior and detects the transition region without traversing the transition region; and

    to thenmaneuver the robot from the first working area to the second working area in a migration mode where the robot detects the transition region and passes through the transition region.

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