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|1. (WO2018124682) MOBILE ROBOT AND CONTROL METHOD THEREFOR|
|Applicants:||LG ELECTRONICS INC.
|Title:||MOBILE ROBOT AND CONTROL METHOD THEREFOR|
The present invention relates to a mobile robot and a control method therefor, the mobile robot comprising: a sensor unit for detecting an obstacle placed in a traveling direction of the mobile robot; a camera for photographing the obstacle when the obstacle is detected by the sensor unit; and a control unit for recognizing the obstacle on the basis of data stored in a data unit, so as to control the operation of the mobile robot, wherein the control unit comprises: an obstacle recognition unit for recognizing the obstacle and determining the type of obstacle by analyzing an image of the obstacle, captured by the camera, and comparing the same with the data stored in the data unit; and a motion control unit for controlling the mobile robot such that a specified operation is performed according to a setting corresponding to the type of obstacle recognized by the obstacle recognition unit, the setting being stored in the data unit. Therefore, by recognizing obstacles, determining the types of obstacles, and performing different operations according to the types of obstacles, the present invention can effectively handle obstacles, can improve the efficiency of cleaning, enables a mobile robot to recognize an obstacle and determine the type of obstacle in a short time, allows a user to correct a corresponding operation according to the type of obstacle, and can perform an operation appropriate for the characteristics of the obstacle, the cleaning area, or the surroundings.