GB2344747B - Autonomous vacuum cleaner - Google Patents

Autonomous vacuum cleaner

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GB2344747B
GB2344747B GB9827759A GB9827759A GB2344747B GB 2344747 B GB2344747 B GB 2344747B GB 9827759 A GB9827759 A GB 9827759A GB 9827759 A GB9827759 A GB 9827759A GB 2344747 B GB2344747 B GB 2344747B
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vacuum cleaner
autonomous vacuum
autonomous
cleaner
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James Dyson
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Dyson Technology Ltd
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    • GPHYSICS
    • G05CONTROLLING; REGULATING
    • G05DSYSTEMS FOR CONTROLLING OR REGULATING NON-ELECTRIC VARIABLES
    • G05D1/00Control of position, course or altitude of land, water, air, or space vehicles, e.g. automatic pilot
    • G05D1/02Control of position or course in two dimensions
    • G05D1/021Control of position or course in two dimensions specially adapted to land vehicles
    • G05D1/0212Control of position or course in two dimensions specially adapted to land vehicles with means for defining a desired trajectory
    • G05D1/0223Control of position or course in two dimensions specially adapted to land vehicles with means for defining a desired trajectory involving speed control of the vehicle
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A47FURNITURE; DOMESTIC ARTICLES OR APPLIANCES; COFFEE MILLS; SPICE MILLS; SUCTION CLEANERS IN GENERAL
    • A47LDOMESTIC WASHING OR CLEANING; SUCTION CLEANERS IN GENERAL
    • A47L2201/00Robotic cleaning machines, i.e. with automatic control of the travelling movement or the cleaning operation
    • A47L2201/04Automatic control of the travelling movement; Automatic obstacle detection
    • GPHYSICS
    • G05CONTROLLING; REGULATING
    • G05DSYSTEMS FOR CONTROLLING OR REGULATING NON-ELECTRIC VARIABLES
    • G05D2201/00Application
    • G05D2201/02Control of position of land vehicles
    • G05D2201/0215Vacuum cleaner
GB9827759A 1998-12-18 1998-12-18 Autonomous vacuum cleaner Expired - Fee Related GB2344747B (en)

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GB9827759A GB2344747B (en) 1998-12-18 1998-12-18 Autonomous vacuum cleaner

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GB9827759A GB2344747B (en) 1998-12-18 1998-12-18 Autonomous vacuum cleaner
PCT/GB1999/004106 WO2000038028A1 (en) 1998-12-18 1999-12-06 Vacuum cleaner
AU15775/00A AU1577500A (en) 1998-12-18 1999-12-06 Vacuum cleaner

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GB9827759D0 GB9827759D0 (en) 1999-02-10
GB2344747A GB2344747A (en) 2000-06-21
GB2344747B true GB2344747B (en) 2002-05-29

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WO2000038028A1 (en) 2000-06-29
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GB2344747A (en) 2000-06-21

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