Interfacing with a mobile telepresence robot

  • US 9,469,030 B2
  • Filed: 10/27/2015
  • Issued: 10/18/2016
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/28/2011
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A telepresence robot system comprising:

  • an electronic display;

    a processor in communication with the electronic display;

    a memory device in communication with the processor, the memory device containing instructions, that when executed by the processor, cause the processor to;

    retrieve a destination list including destination locations within a facility;

    receive a video feed from an imaging system of a remote telepresence robot at a first perspective;

    display the video feed from the imaging system of the remote telepresence robot; and

    control a movement of the remote telepresence robot by transmitting a command to the remote telepresence robot specifying the movement for the remote telepresence robot from a current location to a destination location via a drive motor; and

    a user input device in communication with the processor, the user input device configured to enable a user to select the movement for the remote telepresence robot from the current location to the destination location via one of a plurality of options on a single user interface, the plurality of options comprising;

    selecting a velocity-based control specifying a direction of the movement of the remote telepresence robot;

    selecting a destination location of the remote telepresence robot with respect to the destination list; and

    selecting a destination location of the remote telepresence robot with respect to the video feed.

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