Prioritizing cleaning areas

  • US 9,946,263 B2
  • Filed: 12/19/2013
  • Issued: 04/17/2018
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/19/2013
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method of controlling operation of a robotic cleaning device, the method comprising:

  • detecting obstacles on a surface;

    identifying a first section of the surface to be cleaned where the robotic cleaning device is likely to move without being hindered by the detected obstacles;

    identifying a second section of the surface where the robotic cleaning device is more likely to be hindered by the detected obstacles;

    designating the first section as a priority for cleaning; and

    based on the designated priority, controlling movement of the robotic cleaning device to clean the first section and then clean the second section after the first section is cleaned.

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