ROBOTS WITH BUILT-IN VIDEO MONITORS

Brand Owner (click to sort) Address Description
HOSPI Panasonic Corporation 1006 Oaza Kadoma, Kadoma-shi
JP
Osaka 571-8501
Japan
Robots for delivering and retrieving items ...
HOSPI RIMO Panasonic Corporation 1006 Oaza Kadoma, Kadoma-shi
JP
Osaka 571-8501
Japan
Robots for personal use, robots for ...
 

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Technical Examples
  1. The invention is related to methods and apparatus that detect motion by monitoring images from a video camera mounted on a mobile robot, such as an autonomously navigated mobile robot. Examples of such robots include automated vacuum floor sweepers. Advantageously, embodiments of the invention can automatically sense a robot's motional state in a relatively reliable and cost-efficient manner. Many configurations of robots are configured to include at least one video camera. Embodiments of the invention permit the use of a video camera onboard a robot to determine a motional state for the robot. This can advantageously permit the motional state of a robot to be determined at a fraction of the cost of additional sensors, such as a laser, an infrared, an ultrasonic, or a contact sensor.