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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 (430 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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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 (238 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 ...