System and method for establishing virtual boundaries for robotic devices

Register USPTO Patent
Application Number 15177259
Grant Number 10579066
Status In Force
Filing Date 2016-06-08
First Publication Date 2020-03-03
Publication Date 2020-03-03
Grant Date 2020-03-03
Owner AI Incorporated (Canada)
Inventor Ebrahimi Afrouzi, Ali

Abstract

Methods for utilizing virtual boundaries with robotic devices are presented including: positioning a boundary component having a receiver pair to receive a first robotic device signal substantially simultaneously by each receiver of the receiver pair from a robotic device only when the robotic device is positioned along a virtual boundary; operating the robotic device to move automatically within an area co-located with the virtual boundary; transmitting the first robotic device signal by the robotic device; and receiving the first robotic device signal by the receiver pair thereby indicating that the robotic device is positioned along the virtual boundary.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G05D 1/00 - Control of position, course, altitude, or attitude of land, water, air, or space vehicles, e.g. automatic pilot
  • B25J 9/16 - Programme controls
  • G05D 1/02 - Control of position or course in two dimensions
  • A01D 34/00 - Mowers; Mowing apparatus of harvesters