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1. (WO2018087952) ELECTRIC VACUUM CLEANER

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/087952    International Application No.:    PCT/JP2017/021222
Publication Date: Fri May 18 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Thu Jun 08 01:59:59 CEST 2017
IPC: A47L 9/28
G05D 1/02
Applicants: TOSHIBA LIFESTYLE PRODUCTS & SERVICES CORPORATION
東芝ライフスタイル株式会社
Inventors: MARUTANI Yuuki
丸谷 裕樹
WATANABE Kota
渡邊 浩太
Title: ELECTRIC VACUUM CLEANER
Abstract:
Provided is an electric vacuum cleaner (11) which is capable of providing improved cleaning efficiency and has the appeal of being able to clean a region to be cleaned while recognizing the shape of the region. The electric vacuum cleaner (11) comprises a main case, driving wheels, a travel control unit (61), a cleaning unit (22), a surroundings detection sensor (43), and a map generation unit (64). The driving wheels enable the main case to travel. The travel control unit (61) controls the driving of the driving wheels to allow the main case to travel autonomously. The cleaning unit (22) does cleaning. The surroundings detection sensor (43) detects the shape of the surroundings of the main case. The map generation unit (64) generates an initial map of a region to be cleaned on the basis of the shape of the surroundings which has been scanned by the surroundings detection sensor (43) by controlling the driving of the driving wheels by the travel control unit (61) in such a manner as to cause the main case to perform a predetermined initial action within a predetermined area.