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1. (WO2018013754) AUTONOMOUS ROBOT AUTO-DOCKING AND ENERGY MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS AND METHODS

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/013754    International Application No.:    PCT/US2017/041840
Publication Date: Fri Jan 19 00:59:59 CET 2018 International Filing Date: Fri Jul 14 01:59:59 CEST 2017
IPC: B25J 9/16
B25J 19/02
B25J 19/00
B25J 11/00
A47L 9/28
H02J 50/00
H02J 5/00
Applicants: IROBOT CORPORATION
Inventors: O'BRIEN, John P.
KARAPETYAN, Vazgen
MORRIS, William
Title: AUTONOMOUS ROBOT AUTO-DOCKING AND ENERGY MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS AND METHODS
Abstract:
A method for docking an autonomous mobile floor cleaning robot with a charging dock, the robot including a receiver coil and a structured light sensor, the charging dock including a docking bay and a transmitter coil, includes: positioning the robot in a prescribed docked position in the docking bay using the structured light sensor and by sensing a magnetic field emanating from the transmitter coil; and thereafter induction charging the robot using the receiver coil and the transmitter coil with the robot in the docked position.