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An autonomous floor cleaning robot includes a transport drive and control system arranged for autonomous movement of the robot over a floor for performing cleaning operations. The robot chassis carries a first cleaning zone comprising cleaning elements arranged to suction loose particulates up from the cleaning surface and a second cleaning zone comprising cleaning elements arraigned to apply a cleaning fluid onto the surface and to thereafter collect the cleaning fluid up from the surface after it has been used to clean the surface. The robot chassis carries a supply of cleaning fluid and a waste container for storing waste materials collected up from the cleaning surface.

Title
Autonomous surface cleaning robot for wet and dry cleaning
Application Number
11/207620
Publication Number
7389156 (B2)
Application Date
August 19, 2005
Publication Date
June 17, 2008
Inventor
Andrew Jones
Roslindale
MA, US
Nancy Dussault
Weymouth
MA, US
Paul Sandin
Brookline
NH, US
Scott Pratt
Cary
NC, US
Christopher John Morse
Malden
MA, US
Duane Gilbert
Goffstown
NH, US
Andrew Ziegler
Arlington
MA, US
Agent
Goodwin Procter
Assignee
iRobot Corporation
MA, US
IPC
G06F 19/00
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