Removing debris from cleaning robots

  • US 9,955,841 B2
  • Filed: 10/01/2013
  • Issued: 05/01/2018
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/19/2006
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A system for maintaining a robotic cleaner comprising:

  • a maintenance station including a station housing and a platform on which the robotic cleaner is supported during servicing;

    a collection bin removably attached to the housing, wherein the collection bin is different from a cleaner bin located in the robotic cleaner, the collection bin being configured to collect debris from the cleaner bin of the robotic cleaner; and

    a user interface device configured to wirelessly communicate to a communication module on the maintenance station and/or to a compatible communication facility on the robot, the user interface device including a maintenance station collection bin full indicator.

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