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1. US20180259964 - Autonomous vehicle re-tasking during performance of a programmed task based on detection of a task interruption scenario

Office
United States of America
Application Number 15978643
Application Date 14.05.2018
Publication Number 20180259964
Publication Date 13.09.2018
Grant Number 10203695
Grant Date 12.02.2019
Publication Kind B2
IPC
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02Control of position or course in two dimensions
B64D 47/08
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
64AIRCRAFT; AVIATION; COSMONAUTICS
DEQUIPMENT FOR FITTING IN OR TO AIRCRAFT; FLYING SUITS; PARACHUTES; ARRANGEMENTS OR MOUNTING OF POWER PLANTS OR PROPULSION TRANSMISSIONS IN AIRCRAFT
47Equipment not otherwise provided for
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62Methods or arrangements for recognition using electronic means
H04N 5/33
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04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
NPICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION
5Details of television systems
30Transforming light or analogous information into electric information
33Transforming infra-red radiation
CPC
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BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
64AIRCRAFT; AVIATION; COSMONAUTICS
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39Aircraft not otherwise provided for
02characterised by special use
024of the remote controlled vehicle type, i.e. RPV
B64D 47/08
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
64AIRCRAFT; AVIATION; COSMONAUTICS
DEQUIPMENT FOR FITTING IN OR TO AIRCRAFT; FLYING SUITS; PARACHUTES; ARRANGEMENTS OR MOUNTING OF POWER PLANTS OR PROPULSION TRANSMISSIONS IN AIRCRAFT
47Equipment not otherwise provided for
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DSYSTEMS FOR CONTROLLING OR REGULATING NON-ELECTRIC VARIABLES
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02Control of position or course in two dimensions
021specially adapted to land vehicles
0212with means for defining a desired trajectory
G05D 1/0246
GPHYSICS
05CONTROLLING; REGULATING
DSYSTEMS FOR CONTROLLING OR REGULATING NON-ELECTRIC VARIABLES
1Control of position, course or altitude of land, water, air, or space vehicles, e.g. automatic pilot
02Control of position or course in two dimensions
021specially adapted to land vehicles
0231using optical position detecting means
0246using a video camera in combination with image processing means
G05D 1/101
GPHYSICS
05CONTROLLING; REGULATING
DSYSTEMS FOR CONTROLLING OR REGULATING NON-ELECTRIC VARIABLES
1Control of position, course or altitude of land, water, air, or space vehicles, e.g. automatic pilot
10Simultaneous control of position or course in three dimensions
101specially adapted for aircraft
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KRECOGNITION OF DATA; PRESENTATION OF DATA; RECORD CARRIERS; HANDLING RECORD CARRIERS
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21Target detection
Applicants The Boeing Company
Inventors John W. Glatfelter
Brian Dale Laughlin
Agents McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP
Title
(EN) Autonomous vehicle re-tasking during performance of a programmed task based on detection of a task interruption scenario
Abstract
(EN)

An example autonomous vehicle includes a communication interface for receiving instructions to perform a first task in an environment using a first strategy, sensors for detecting conditions in the environment to carry out the first task, data storage storing a plurality of task interruption scenarios each having an associated priority setting, and a processor for executing instructions for autonomous decision-making to perform functions. The functions include during performance of the first task, identifying that the conditions in the environment are associated with one of the plurality of task interruption scenarios, determining that the identified task interruption scenario is associated with a second task that has a higher priority setting than the first task, determining an asset needed to perform the second task, and based on the autonomous vehicle having the asset, autonomously (i) stopping performance of the first task and (ii) changing to perform the second task.

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