Search International and National Patent Collections

1. (WO2017037257) IDENTIFICATION AND LOCATING OF A BASE STATION OF AN AUTONOMOUS MOBILE ROBOT

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/037257    International Application No.:    PCT/EP2016/070761
Publication Date: Fri Mar 10 00:59:59 CET 2017 International Filing Date: Sat Sep 03 01:59:59 CEST 2016
IPC: G05D 1/02
Applicants: ROBART GMBH
Inventors: VOGEL, Reinhard
ARTES, Harald
FREUDENTHALER, Christoph
LENHARDT, Fabian
Title: IDENTIFICATION AND LOCATING OF A BASE STATION OF AN AUTONOMOUS MOBILE ROBOT
Abstract:
Described is a system comprising an autonomous mobile robot and a base station for the robot. According to one example of the invention, the robot is equipped with a navigation module comprising a navigation sensor for sensing geometric features of objects in the surroundings of the robot. The base station has at least one geometric feature that can be sensed by the navigation sensor for the robot. The robot comprises a robot controller which is coupled to the navigation module and is designed to identify and/or locate the base station and/or determine a docking position for the robot on the basis of the at least one geometric feature of the base station.