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1. (WO2018102641) AUTONOMOUS DRONE AND TOOL SELECTION AND DELIVERY
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Pub. No.: WO/2018/102641 International Application No.: PCT/US2017/064131
Publication Date: 07.06.2018 International Filing Date: 01.12.2017
IPC:
B64C 39/02 (2006.01) ,B64D 41/00 (2006.01)
B PERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
64
AIRCRAFT; AVIATION; COSMONAUTICS
C
AEROPLANES; HELICOPTERS
39
Aircraft not otherwise provided for
02
characterised by special use
B PERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
64
AIRCRAFT; AVIATION; COSMONAUTICS
D
EQUIPMENT FOR FITTING IN OR TO AIRCRAFT; FLYING SUITS; PARACHUTES; ARRANGEMENTS OR MOUNTING OF POWER PLANTS OR PROPULSION TRANSMISSIONS
41
Power installations for auxiliary purposes
Applicants:
WALMART APOLLO, LLC [US/US]; 702 Southwest 8th Street Bentonville, Arkansas 72716, US
Inventors:
O'BRIEN, John J.; US
WINKLE, David C.; US
ATCHLEY, Michael D.; US
ANTEL, Nicholas Ray; US
HIGH, Donald R.; US
MCHALE, Brian G.; GB
MATTINGLY, Todd D.; US
Agent:
KRATZ, Rudy; US
MENGHINI, Scott; US
DANDALIDES, George; US
Priority Data:
62/428,61901.12.2016US
Title (EN) AUTONOMOUS DRONE AND TOOL SELECTION AND DELIVERY
(FR) SÉLECTION ET LIVRAISON AUTONOMES DE DRONES ET D'OUTILS
Abstract:
(EN) In some embodiments, apparatuses and methods are provided herein useful to selecting tools and drones for completing a task. In some embodiments, the system comprises an autonomous vehicle configured to transport the tools and the drones including a plurality of sensors configured to detect properties of the tools and the drones, the drones, the tools, and a control circuit configured to receive, from the sensors, indications of the properties of the tools and the drones, select, based on the service requests and the indications of the properties of the tools and the drones, at least one of the tools and at least one of the drones to perform at least one of the service requests, cause the at least one of the drones to be equipped with the at least one of the tools, and transmit instructions that are based on the at least one of the service requests.
(FR) Dans certains modes de réalisation, l'invention concerne des appareils et des procédés utiles pour sélectionner des outils et des drones pour réaliser une tâche. Dans certains modes de réalisation, le système comprend un véhicule autonome conçu pour transporter les outils et les drones comprenant une pluralité de capteurs conçus pour détecter des propriétés des outils et des drones, les drones, les outils et un circuit de commande conçu pour recevoir, en provenance des capteurs, des indications des propriétés des outils et des drones, sélectionner, sur la base des demandes de service et des indications des propriétés des outils et des drones, au moins l'un des outils et au moins l'un des drones pour effectuer au moins une des demandes de service, amener le ou les drones à être équipés du ou des outils et transmettre des instructions qui sont basées sur la ou les demandes de service.
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African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO) (BW, GH, GM, KE, LR, LS, MW, MZ, NA, RW, SD, SL, ST, SZ, TZ, UG, ZM, ZW)
Eurasian Patent Office (AM, AZ, BY, KG, KZ, RU, TJ, TM)
European Patent Office (EPO) (AL, AT, BE, BG, CH, CY, CZ, DE, DK, EE, ES, FI, FR, GB, GR, HR, HU, IE, IS, IT, LT, LU, LV, MC, MK, MT, NL, NO, PL, PT, RO, RS, SE, SI, SK, SM, TR)
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Publication Language: English (EN)
Filing Language: English (EN)