Obstacle recognition method for autonomous robots

Register USPTO Patent
Application Number 15442992
Grant Number 10452071
Status In Force
Filing Date 2017-02-27
First Publication Date 2019-10-22
Publication Date 2019-10-22
Grant Date 2019-10-22
Owner AI Incorporated (Canada)
Inventor
  • Ebrahimi Afrouzi, Ali
  • Mehrnia, Soroush

Abstract

A method for identifying objects by an autonomous robot. Images of a work environment are captured by an image sensor positioned on the autonomous robot. An object dictionary containing image data regarding a set of objects is preloaded into the system. Captured images are transmitted to an image processor that processes the images to generate feature vector and identify objects within the images by comparison to objects in the object dictionary. Upon identifying an object in an image as an object from the object dictionary, the system executes a set of preprogrammed responses, which may include altering a movement path to avoid colliding with or driving over the object.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G05D 1/02 - Control of position or course in two dimensions
  • B25J 9/16 - Programme controls