Robot confinement

  • US 9,713,302 B2
  • Filed: 09/18/2014
  • Issued: 07/25/2017
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/17/2006
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A method performed by an autonomous robot lawnmower for cutting grass, the method comprising:

  • following a path defined by one or more responders, an end of the path being in a second area, thereby crossing a first area between the second area and a third area, to move autonomously from the third area to the second area without cutting grass in the first area;

    determining that the autonomous robot lawnmower has reached the end of the path and is inside of a perimeter of the second area based on detecting the one or more responders; and

    cutting grass within the second area upon determining that the autonomous robot lawnmower is inside of the perimeter of the second area.

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