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1. (WO2018101962) AUTONOMOUS STORAGE CONTAINER

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/101962    International Application No.:    PCT/US2016/064688
Publication Date: Fri Jun 08 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Sat Dec 03 00:59:59 CET 2016
IPC: B25J 5/00
B25J 19/02
B65G 1/137
G05D 1/02
Applicants: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
Inventors: MAHMOUDIEH, Parsa
MYERS, Scott, Vincent
ZENG, Connie
MOOSAEI, Maryam
BRUDNER, Alexander
Title: AUTONOMOUS STORAGE CONTAINER
Abstract:
A storage container, such as luggage, includes a drive unit, controller, and sensors for detecting proximity of a user and for performing obstacle detection. Sensors detect proximity of the user and traverse a trajectory following the user. In response to detecting movement outside of a prescribed range from the user, an alert may be generated. Likewise, if movement of the storage container does not correspond to instructions from a controller, an alert may also be generated. The controller of the storage container may connect to a controller of a vehicle, which may provide a target location to the storage container and may also transmit obstacle locations to the storage container.