08584307 is referenced by 26 patents and cites 664 patents.

A coverage robot including a chassis, multiple drive wheel assemblies disposed on the chassis, and a cleaning assembly carried by the chassis. Each drive wheel assembly including a drive wheel assembly housing, a wheel rotatably coupled to the housing, and a wheel drive motor carried by the drive wheel assembly housing and operable to drive the wheel. The cleaning assembly including a cleaning assembly housing, a cleaning head rotatably coupled to the cleaning assembly housing, and a cleaning drive motor carried by cleaning assembly housing and operable to drive the cleaning head. The wheel assemblies and the cleaning assembly are each separately and independently removable from respective receptacles of the chassis as complete units.

Title
Modular robot
Application Number
13/314414
Publication Number
8584307 (B2)
Application Date
December 8, 2011
Publication Date
November 19, 2013
Inventor
Zivthan A C Dubrovsky
Waltham
MA, US
Robert Rizzari
Billerica
MA, US
Stephen A Hickey
Somerville
MA, US
Deepak Ramesh Kapoor
Cranston
RI, US
Scott Thomas Burnett
Windham
NH, US
Paul E Sandin
Brookline
NH, US
Selma Svendsen
Andover
MA, US
Chikyung Won
Tewksbury
MA, US
Agent
Fish & Richardson P C
Assignee
iRobot Corporation
MA, US
IPC
A47L 5/00
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