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1. (WO2018080672) METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR PALLET DETECTION

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/080672    International Application No.:    PCT/US2017/052722
Publication Date: Fri May 04 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Fri Sep 22 01:59:59 CEST 2017
IPC: B66F 9/20
B66F 17/00
Applicants: X DEVELOPMENT LLC
Inventors: ROSE, Robert
RUBLEE, Ethan
Title: METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR PALLET DETECTION
Abstract:
Example implementations may relate to accurate pallet insertion. An example system may include a forklifted configured with a base and a tine coupled to the base. The tine may include a first proximity sensor positioned on a first side of the tine and a second proximity sensor positioned on a second side of the tine. The system may also include a computing system configured to receive, from the first sensor and the second sensor, sensor data indicative of proximity of the tine relative to opposing surfaces of a pocket of a pallet and navigate the forklift relative to the pallet based on the sensor data.