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James R Allard: Method and system for remote control of mobile robot. iRobot Corporation, Glen D Weinstein Esq, Lucash Gesmer & Updegrove, March 18, 2003: US06535793 (424 worldwide citation)

Methods of remote control of a mobile robot and an intuitive user interface for remotely controlling a mobile robot are provided. Using a point-and-click device (


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James R Allard: Method and system for remote control of mobile robot. IRobot Corporation, Gesmer Updegrove, January 18, 2005: US06845297 (290 worldwide citation)

A system for tele-operating a robot in an environment includes a user interface for controlling the tele-operation of the robot, an imaging device associated with the robot for providing image information representative of the environment around the robot, means for transmitting the image informatio ...


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Joseph L Jones, Newton E Mack, David M Nugent, Paul E Sandin: Autonomous floor-cleaning robot. IRobot Corporation, Gesmer Updegrove, April 26, 2005: US06883201 (270 worldwide citation)

An autonomous floor-cleaning robot comprises a self-adjusting cleaning head subsystem that includes a dual-stage brush assembly having counter-rotating, asymmetric brushes and an adjacent, but independent, vacuum assembly such that the cleaning capability and efficiency of the self-adjustable cleani ...


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Joseph L Jones: Robot obstacle detection system. iRobot Corporation, Iandiorio & Teska, July 22, 2003: US06594844 (255 worldwide citation)

A robot obstacle detection system including a robot housing which navigates with respect to a surface and a sensor subsystem having a defined relationship with respect to the housing and aimed at the surface for detecting the surface. The sensor subsystem includes an optical emitter which emits a di ...


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Joseph L Jones, Philip R Mass: Method and system for robot localization and confinement. IRobot Corporation, Glen D Weinstein Esq, Lucash Gesmer & Updegrove, February 10, 2004: US06690134 (234 worldwide citation)

The present invention discloses a system and method for confining a robot to a particular space. The system includes a portable barrier signal transmitter that produces a barrier signal primarily along an axis, and a mobile robot capable of avoiding the barrier signal upon detection of the barrier s ...


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Joseph L Jones, Philip R Mass: Method and system for robot localization and confinement. IRobot Corporation, Gesmer Updegrove, August 24, 2004: US06781338 (213 worldwide citation)

The present invention discloses a system and method for confining a robot to a particular space. The system includes a portable barrier signal transmitter that produces a barrier signal primarily along an axis, and a mobile robot capable of avoiding the barrier signal upon detection of the barrier s ...


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Mark J Chiappetta, Joseph L Jones: Navigational control system for a robotic device. IRobot Corporation, Gesmer Updegrove, David A Jacobs, April 4, 2006: US07024278 (212 worldwide citation)

A navigational control system for altering movement activity of a robotic device operating in a defined working area, comprising a transmitting subsystem integrated in combination with the robotic device, for emitting a number of directed beams, each directed beam having a predetermined emission pat ...


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Daniel N Ozick: Capacitive sensor systems and methods with increased resolution and automatic calibration. IRobot Corporation, Gesmer Updegrove, September 6, 2005: US06940291 (212 worldwide citation)

Methods and systems for capacitive proximity and contact sensing employ one or more simple sensors (which may be a conductive fiber or pattern of conductive ink) in communication with a microcontroller. Digital signal processing executed by the microcontroller enables resolution enhancement, automat ...


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David A Cohen, Daniel Ozick, Clara Vu, James Lynch, Philip R Mass: Autonomous robot auto-docking and energy management systems and methods. iRobot Corporation, Fish & Richardson P C, February 19, 2008: US07332890 (197 worldwide citation)

A method for energy management in a robotic device includes providing a base station for mating with the robotic device, determining a quantity of energy stored in an energy storage unit of the robotic device, and performing a predetermined task based at least in part on the quantity of energy store ...



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