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Utility
Vertical sensing in an autonomous cleaning robot
17 May 22
An autonomous mobile cleaning robot can include an outer shell and a bumper.
Andrew J. Pastore, Pu Zhou, Eric Burbank
Filed: 30 Sep 19
Utility
Autonomous floor cleaning with a removable pad
10 May 22
An autonomous floor cleaning robot includes a robot body defining a forward drive direction, a controller supported by the robot body, a drive supporting the robot body and configured to maneuver the robot across a surface in response to commands from the controller, a pad holder disposed on an underside of the robot body and configured to retain a removable cleaning pad during operation of the cleaning robot; and a pad sensor arranged to sense a feature of a cleaning pad held by the pad holder and generate a corresponding signal.
Ping-Hong Lu, Dan Foran, Marcus Williams, Joe Johnson, Andrew Graziani
Filed: 25 Oct 19
Utility
Image capture devices for autonomous mobile robots and related systems and methods
10 May 22
An autonomous cleaning robot includes a drive system to support the autonomous cleaning robot above a floor surface, an image capture device positioned on the autonomous cleaning robot to capture imagery of a portion of the floor surface forward of the autonomous cleaning robot, and a controller operably connected to the drive system and the image capture device.
Husain al-Mohssen, Zupei Li, Elena Jakubiak, Laura V. Herlant, Michael J. Halloran, Danielle O'Connor Dean
Filed: 30 Sep 19
Utility
Cleaning of Pet Areas by Autonomous Cleaning Robots
5 May 22
An autonomous cleaning robot includes a drive operable to move the autonomous cleaning robot across a floor surface; a cleaning assembly configured to clean the floor surface; a receiver configured to receive an indication of cat activity in a cat box; and a controller configured to navigate the autonomous cleaning robot to the cat box to execute a cleaning mission in response to the received indication of cat activity.
Anders Bialek, John Sinnigen, Colin Angle, Michael J. Halloran
Filed: 6 Dec 21
Utility
Debris collection device for autonomous cleaning robots
3 May 22
The present disclosure provides, in one aspect, a debris collection device for an autonomous cleaning robot includes a cleaning pad portion configured to contact a floor surface.
Stephen A. Hickey
Filed: 28 Dec 18
Utility
Magnetic navigation systems for autonomous mobile robots
3 May 22
An autonomous mobile robot includes a drive system to maneuver the autonomous mobile robot about an environment, a first magnetic field antenna system responsive to a magnetic field pulse to generate a first signal, and a second magnetic field antenna system responsive to the magnetic field pulse to generate a second signal.
Frederic D. Hook, Nikolai Romanov, Matthew Mercaldo, Peter Teulings, Kenneth Holm, Jr., Juan Oxoby
Filed: 9 Dec 19
Utility
Transferable Intelligent Control Device
28 Apr 22
An integrated intelligent system includes a first intelligent electronic device, a second intelligent electronic device, a transferable intelligent control device (TICD) and a cross product bus.
Michael Dooley, Nikolai Romanov, Paolo Pirjanian
Filed: 7 Jan 22
Utility
Systems and methods for configurable operation of a robot based on area classification
26 Apr 22
A method of operating a mobile robot includes generating a segmentation map defining respective regions of a surface based on occupancy data that is collected by a mobile robot responsive to navigation of the surface, identifying sub-regions of at least one of the respective regions as non-clutter and clutter areas, and computing a coverage pattern based on identification of the sub-regions.
Alexander D. Kleiner, Mario E. Munich
Filed: 18 Apr 19
Utility
Mobile robot docking systems and methods
5 Apr 22
A mobile robot system includes a docking station and a mobile robot.
Andrew Vincent Wolff, Douglas Dell'Accio, Leo Torrente, William Morris, Flavia Pastore
Filed: 30 Jul 20
Utility
System for Spot Cleaning by a Mobile Robot
31 Mar 22
A system for enabling spot cleaning includes a mobile computing device and a mobile cleaning robot.
Angela Bassa, Husain al-Mohssen
Filed: 1 Nov 21
Utility
Cleaning roller for cleaning robots
29 Mar 22
A cleaning roller mountable to a cleaning robot includes an elongate shaft extending from a first end portion to a second end portion along an axis of rotation.
William Goddard, Matthew Blouin
Filed: 23 Dec 19
Utility
Interfacing with a mobile telepresence robot
29 Mar 22
A telepresence robot may include a drive system, a control system, an imaging system, and a mapping module.
Yulun Wang, Charles S. Jordan, Tim Wright, Michael Chan, Marco Pinter, Kevin Hanrahan, Daniel Sanchez, James Ballantyne, Cody Herzog, Blair Whitney, Fuji Lai, Kelton Temby, Eben Christopher Rauhut, Justin H. Kearns, Cheuk Wah Wong, Timothy Sturtevant Farlow
Filed: 21 Aug 19
Utility
Autonomous floor-cleaning robot
22 Mar 22
An autonomous floor-cleaning robot comprising a housing infrastructure including a chassis, a power subsystem, a motive subsystem to propel the robot for cleaning operations, a command and control subsystem to control the robot to effect cleaning operations, and a self-adjusting cleaning head subsystem that includes a deck mounted in pivotal combination with the chassis, a brush assembly to sweep up particulates during cleaning operations, a vacuum assembly to ingest particulates during cleaning operations, and a deck adjusting subassembly mounted in combination with the motive subsystem for the brush assembly, the deck, and the chassis that is automatically operative in response to an increase in brush torque in said brush assembly to pivot the deck with respect to said chassis.
Joseph L. Jones, Newton E. Mack, David M. Nugent, Paul E. Sandin
Filed: 5 Sep 19
Utility
Wall following robot
22 Mar 22
An example robot includes a body that is movable relative to a surface, a bumper mounted on the body to enable movement of the bumper relative to the body, a sensor to produce a signal in response to the movement of the bumper relative to the body caused by contact between the bumper and the surface, and a controller to control movement of the body to cause the body to track the surface based on a value.
Brian Wolfe, Ping-Hong Lu
Filed: 10 Jan 20
Utility
Scheduling system for autonomous robots
22 Mar 22
A method of operating an autonomous cleaning robot includes receiving, at a handheld computing device, a first input representing a first set of cleaning schedule parameters for a first cleaning schedule for the autonomous cleaning robot, the first cleaning schedule corresponding to a first area.
Qunxi Huang, Chris Lee, Domingos Neves, Ryan Lesko, Manuel Medina
Filed: 6 Sep 18
Utility
Robot Localization and Mapping Accommodating Non-unique Landmarks
17 Mar 22
Robot localization or mapping can be provided without requiring the expense or complexity an “at-a-distance” sensor, such as a camera, a LIDAR sensor, or the like.
Vazgen Karapetyan, Artem Gritsenko, Zacharias Psarakis, Guanlai Li, Daniele Tamino
Filed: 15 Sep 20
Utility
Particle Filters and Wifi Robot Localization and Mapping
17 Mar 22
Robot localization or mapping can be provided without requiring the expense or complexity an “at-a-distance” sensor, such as a camera, a LIDAR sensor, or the like.
Justin H. Kearns, Orjeta Taka
Filed: 15 Sep 20
Utility
Learned Escape Behaviors of a Mobile Robot
17 Mar 22
Described herein are systems, devices, and methods for controlling a mobile cleaning robot to escape from a stuck state using a learned robot escape behavior model.
Laura V. Herlant, Aravindh Kuppusamy, Deepak Sharma, Kshitij Bichave, Shao Zhou, Cheuk Wah Wong
Filed: 15 Sep 20
Utility
Object Localization and Recognition Using Fractional Occlusion Frustum
17 Mar 22
Described herein are systems, devices, and methods for localizing and recognizing an object in an environment.
Douglas Ferrer, Stefan Zickler, Sung-Yee Guo, Danielle O'Connor Dean
Filed: 15 Sep 20
Utility
Mobile floor cleaning robot with pad holder
15 Mar 22
A pad particularly adapted for surface cleaning.
Michael J. Dooley, Nikolai Romanov, Marcus Williams, Joseph M. Johnson
Filed: 22 Aug 19
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