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1. (WO2018204019) METHODS, SYSTEMS, AND DEVICES FOR MAPPING WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SIGNALS FOR MOBILE ROBOT GUIDANCE

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/204019    International Application No.:    PCT/US2018/026477
Publication Date: Fri Nov 09 00:59:59 CET 2018 International Filing Date: Sat Apr 07 01:59:59 CEST 2018
IPC: B25J 9/16
B25J 11/00
Applicants: IROBOT CORPORATION
Inventors: CHAMBERS, Paul
KEARNS, Justin
TAKA, Orjeta
DOOLEY, Michael J.
ROMANOV, Nikolai
HALL, Gary Ellis
Title: METHODS, SYSTEMS, AND DEVICES FOR MAPPING WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SIGNALS FOR MOBILE ROBOT GUIDANCE
Abstract:
A method of operating a computing device includes receiving occupancy data for an operating environment of a mobile robot based on localization data detected by at least one localization sensor of the mobile robot responsive to navigation thereof in the operating environment, and receiving signal coverage data for the operating environment based on wireless communication signals acquired by at least one wireless receiver of the mobile robot responsive to navigation thereof in the operating environment. The wireless communication signals are transmitted by at least one electronic device that is local to the operating environment. The method further includes generating a map indicating coverage patterns of the wireless communication signals at respective locations in the operating environment by correlating the occupancy data and the signal coverage data. Related methods, mobile robots, and user terminals are also discussed.