Robot system

  • US 9,392,920 B2
  • Filed: 05/12/2014
  • Issued: 07/19/2016
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/02/2005
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method of communicating with a mobile robot using a network data bridge, the method comprising:

  • receiving a first communication on a broadband network interface connected to an internet protocol network, wherein the first communication is transferred in compliance with an internet protocol;

    extracting a serial command from the received first communication;

    forming a second communication including the serial command in compliance with a command protocol distinct from the internet protocol;

    broadcasting the second communication to the mobile robot using a wireless command interface connected to a wireless command protocol network;

    using the wireless command interface, receiving from the mobile robot information corresponding to a theme, the mobile robot comprising;

    a detachable exterior body panel that corresponds to the theme and forms an exterior surface of the mobile robot, anda theme identification unit configured to identify the theme to generate the information corresponding to the theme;

    using the broadband network interface, sending the information corresponding to the theme to a server and receiving customizable content from the server; and

    sending, using the wireless command interface, the customizable content to the mobile robot.

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