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An autonomously movable cleaning robot comprising a platform and motive force to autonomously move the robot on a substantially horizontal surface having boundaries. The robot further has a computer processing unit for storing, receiving and transmitting data, and a cleaning implement operatively associated with the robot. The robot receives input data from an external source. The external source may be physical manipulation of the robot, remote control, or by triangulation from at least three external transmitters.

Title
Home cleaning robot
Application Number
9/715307
Publication Number
6459955 (B1)
Application Date
November 17, 2000
Publication Date
October 1, 2002
Inventor
James Randy Stigall
Hebron
KY, US
Arseni Velerevich Radomyselski
Hamilton
OH, US
Thomas Charles Hortel
Cincinnati
OH, US
Gary Gordon Heaton
Cincinnati
OH, US
James Frederick Kirkpatrick
Milford
OH, US
Paul Amaat France
West Chester
OH, US
Charles William Fisher
Loveland
OH, US
Eric Richard Bartsch
Cincinnati
OH, US
Agent
Leonard L Lewis
US
Larry L Huston
US
Assignee
The Procter & Gamble Company
OH, US
IPC
G06F 19/00
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