05279672 is referenced by 248 patents and cites 16 patents.

A robotic cleaning apparatus is disclosed. The apparatus includes an automatically controlled cleaning machine and coded reflective targets used to provide information to the cleaning machine for positioning it along desired cleaning paths. The apparatus determines it position on a real time basis, particularly in the case of obstacles that are encountered by the cleaning machine during its cleaning operation. Hardware and software are provided for controlling movement of the cleaning machine relative to side and end walls of the floor surface section being cleaned, as well as controlling the functions of cleaning equipment.

Title
Automatic controlled cleaning machine
Application Number
7/906102
Publication Number
5279672
Application Date
June 29, 1992
Publication Date
January 18, 1994
Inventor
Thomas Francis
Denver
CO, US
Edward T Biegel
Littleton
CO, US
Frederick M Bores
Highlands Ranch
CO, US
Mark Betker
Castle Rock
CO, US
Agent
Sheridan Ross & McIntosh
Assignee
Windsor
CO, US
IPC
B62D 1/24
A47L 11/16
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