JP2014086878A - Self-propelled electronic device and portable terminal - Google Patents

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JP2014086878A
JP2014086878A JP2012234135A JP2012234135A JP2014086878A JP 2014086878 A JP2014086878 A JP 2014086878A JP 2012234135 A JP2012234135 A JP 2012234135A JP 2012234135 A JP2012234135 A JP 2012234135A JP 2014086878 A JP2014086878 A JP 2014086878A
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The present invention provides a self-propelled electronic device that allows a user to easily check an incoming call history, an answering machine message, or an e-mail of a portable terminal that is being charged by the user's own device.
In a self-propelled cleaner (1) that is a self-propelled electronic device, when an instruction receiving unit (104) receives a voice output instruction for outputting unconfirmed unconfirmed data by voice, a voice control unit ( 103) outputs information based on unconfirmed data from the voice output unit (13).
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  The present invention relates to a self-propelled electronic device, and more particularly to a self-propelled electronic device that charges a portable terminal having a telephone function.

  In recent years, robot cleaners have begun to spread as self-propelled electronic devices that play a role in assisting with housework and making life easier. Some robot cleaners can be operated using a portable terminal. For example, Patent Document 1 discloses a cleaning robot that can be remotely operated based on a control signal from another mobile phone received by an installed mobile phone. This cleaning robot can charge an installed mobile phone.

  On the other hand, in Patent Document 2, when there is a missed call or unread mail in the mobile terminal, there is a missed call or unread mail if there is a change in the home appliance connected on the same line as the charger of the mobile terminal. Is disclosed.

JP 2005-161470 A (published on June 23, 2005) Japanese Patent Laying-Open No. 2005-184162 (released July 7, 2005)

  However, in the cleaning robot of Patent Document 1, when checking a missed call or an unread mail recorded on a mobile phone that is being charged, the user needs to remove the cleaning robot and check it. During charging, the user is often away from the mobile terminal, and missed calls and unread mails may be missed. Further, in Patent Document 2, if there is a change in the home appliance, the mobile terminal notifies that there is a missed call or an unread mail, but the user often turns off the home appliance and immediately leaves the home appliance side. , You may not notice the notification. In such a case, the user suffers disadvantages such as missing or hearing important requirements.

  Therefore, the present invention has been made in view of the above-described problems, and the purpose of the present invention is to allow a user to receive an incoming call history, an answering machine message, or an e-mail of a mobile terminal that is being charged by the user's own device. The object is to provide a self-propelled electronic device that can be easily confirmed.

  In order to solve the above problems, a self-propelled electronic device according to an aspect of the present invention charges a battery of a portable terminal capable of recording at least one of incoming call history data, answering machine message data, or e-mail data. In a self-propelled electronic device comprising a power feeding unit, a traveling unit that causes the vehicle to travel, and a traveling control unit that controls the operation of the traveling unit, a communication unit that performs data communication with the portable terminal, and a voice An audio output unit that outputs to the outside; an audio control unit that controls the audio output unit; and an instruction reception unit that receives an instruction from a user, wherein the instruction reception unit is charged by the power supply unit Audio output instruction to output unconfirmed data, which is at least one of incoming call history, answering machine message, or e-mail, recorded by the mobile terminal and not confirmed by the user Accepts the, the voice control unit, the information which the communication unit is based on the unconfirmed data received from the portable terminal, and outputs from the voice output unit.

  According to the above configuration, unconfirmed data recorded by the mobile terminal is unconfirmed by the user while charging the mobile terminal capable of recording at least one of incoming call history data, answering machine message data, or e-mail data. When an audio output instruction is received, information based on unconfirmed data is output as audio.

  The user can easily confirm unconfirmed data of the mobile terminal being charged by voice at a timing that is easy for the user to confirm by giving a voice output instruction to the self-propelled electronic device at a timing that is convenient for the user. Can do. For example, when the user gives a voice output instruction when the self-propelled electronic device approaches the user while self-propelled, the user's trouble of moving is saved, which is convenient.

  Here, for example, the content itself of unconfirmed data may be output by voice, or the name of the sender (sender), the subject, or the date, the number of cases, etc. may be output by voice. As described above, the information to be output by voice may be any information as long as it is information regarding unconfirmed data. In addition, when there is no unconfirmed data, audio information notifying that there is no data may be output.

  As described above, according to the present invention, it is possible to provide a self-propelled electronic device that allows a user to easily check an incoming call history, an answering machine message, or an e-mail of a mobile terminal that is being charged by the user's own device. The effect of doing.

It is a block diagram which shows the structure of the principal part of the self-propelled cleaner as one Embodiment of the self-propelled electronic device which concerns on 1 aspect of this invention. It is a figure which shows the transmission system which consists of the said self-propelled cleaner and a terminal device. It is a block diagram which shows the structure of the principal part of the said portable terminal. It is a flowchart which shows the processing operation | movement of the said self-propelled cleaner at the time of carrying out the audio | voice output of the incoming call log | history, answering machine message, or e-mail of the said portable terminal currently charged with the self-machine.

  An embodiment in which a self-propelled electronic device according to an aspect of the present invention is applied to a self-propelled cleaner that performs self-propelled cleaning will be described with reference to FIGS. It is.

(Transmission system)
FIG. 2 is a schematic diagram illustrating an example of the configuration of the transmission system 3 of the present embodiment. The transmission system 3 includes a self-propelled cleaner (self-propelled electronic device) 1 and a portable terminal 2.

  The self-propelled cleaner 1 is an electronic device that performs self-propelled cleaning, and includes a power supply unit 12 for charging the battery 27 of the mobile terminal 2.

  The portable terminal 2 is a portable terminal device that has a telephone function and an e-mail (hereinafter simply referred to as mail) transmission / reception function and uses a rechargeable battery 27 as a drive source. The mobile terminal 2 is, for example, a smartphone, a tablet terminal, or a mobile phone. In addition, the detail of the principal part structure of the self-propelled cleaner 1 and the portable terminal 2 is mentioned later, respectively.

  Here, the transmission system 3 is configured to allow two-way communication between the self-propelled cleaner 1 and the portable terminal 2 via a narrow area network such as a LAN or USB connection. Although it is not specifically limited with a narrow area, For example, it is indoors. A wireless transmission medium for constructing a narrow area network is not particularly limited, but short-range wireless communication such as Bluetooth (registered trademark) and WiFi (registered trademark), and high-speed infrared communication such as IrSimple (registered trademark). Etc. Alternatively, the narrow area network may be constructed in a wired manner. For example, the self-propelled vacuum cleaner 1 and the portable terminal 2 are connected by a wired connection such as a USB connection so that bidirectional communication can be performed. May be. The above is an example, and the narrow area network is not limited to these.

  In the transmission system 3, when the charging terminal 281 of the mobile terminal 2 is connected to the power supply terminal 121 of the self-propelled cleaner 1 and charging is started, incoming call history data that is stored in the mobile terminal 2 and has not been confirmed by the user, Message data and mail data are configured to be transferred (transmitted) to the self-propelled cleaner 1. Then, as will be described later, the self-propelled cleaner 1 outputs these transferred data by voice based on a user instruction.

  Note that the mobile terminal 2 may be operable by transmitting an operation command to the self-propelled cleaner 1. The operation command in this case may be transmitted via a narrow area network, or may be transmitted via a wide area network if the self-propelled cleaner 1 and the portable terminal 2 can communicate via the wide area network. Good. The wide area network is a wide area network such as the Internet.

(Self-propelled vacuum cleaner)
In FIG. 1, the functional structure of the principal part of the self-propelled cleaner 1 is shown with a block diagram. As shown in FIG. 1, the self-propelled cleaner 1 includes a control unit 10, a narrow communication unit 11, a voice output unit 13, a voice input unit 14, a travel unit 15, a cleaning operation unit 16, a storage unit 17, and an operation panel. 18, a human sensor 19, a battery 110, and a power feeding unit 12.

  The control unit 10 is based on the program and data stored in the storage unit 17, the data input from the operation panel 18, the program and data received from an external device (not shown), and the like. It is a block that controls each block in.

  The storage unit 17 stores various programs executed by the control unit 10, various data used and created when executing the various programs, various data input to the self-propelled cleaner 1, and the like. . The storage unit 17 includes a nonvolatile storage device such as a ROM, a flash memory, an EPROM, an EEPROM (registered trademark), and an HDD, and a volatile storage device such as a RAM constituting a work area.

  The storage unit 17 further stores incoming call history data 171, message data (answering machine message data) 172, mail data (email data) 173, and map data 174.

  The incoming history data 171, message data 172, and mail data 173 are data received from the mobile terminal 2 and unconfirmed by the user when the battery 110 of the mobile terminal 2 is started to be charged by the power supply unit 12. The incoming call history data 171 is history data indicating the telephone number of the caller who received the mobile terminal 2 or the name of the caller and the date and time when the call was received. The message data 172 is voice information of a caller (sender, sender) of the phone to the mobile terminal 2, that is, recorded data of a so-called answering machine. The mail data 173 is mail data received by the mobile terminal 2. In addition to the contents of the mail, the mail address of the sender who sent the mail or the name of the sender, and data indicating the date and time of reception are included.

  The map data 174 is information relating to information for specifying the destination of the self-propelled cleaner 1, the travel route to the destination, and the like. The use of these data will be described later.

  The narrow area communication unit 11 is a block that transmits and receives data to and from an external device via a narrow area network. The narrow area communication unit 11 transmits and receives data to and from the mobile terminal 2.

  The audio output unit 13 is an audio output device such as a speaker or a receiver, and is a block that outputs audio. The voice input unit 14 is a voice input device such as a microphone, and is a block for inputting voice.

  The cleaning operation unit 16 is a block that performs a main function as a vacuum cleaner, for example, an operation of sucking and collecting dust and dust. When the self-propelled cleaner 1 is a suction-type cleaner, the cleaning operation unit 16 includes a suction device (not shown) that generates suction force, a cleaning brush (not shown), and the like. In the case of a mop type vacuum cleaner, a mop (not shown) is provided. Further, the cleaning operation unit 16 may include an ion generator that generates ions.

  The traveling unit 15 is a block for moving the self-propelled cleaner 1, and includes a driving wheel, a roller, a motor driver, a driving wheel motor, and the like. The traveling unit 15 enables a forward / backward movement in which the direction of the self-propelled cleaner 1 is moved in parallel and a rotation operation for changing the direction of the self-propelled cleaner 1.

  The operation panel 18 is a user interface (UI) of the self-propelled cleaner 1, and includes an operation unit that inputs various instructions to the self-propelled cleaner 1, and a display unit that displays various information. Yes. The operation panel 18 may be provided as a touch panel. Moreover, the LED lamp from which a lighting color and a lighting pattern change according to each operation | movement of the self-propelled cleaner 1 may be provided in the operation panel 18 or the periphery of the operation panel 18. FIG.

  The battery 110 is a power supply source for the entire self-propelled cleaner 1, and is provided so as to be rechargeable from an external charger (not shown). The self-propelled cleaner 1 is configured to move to a place where a charger (not shown) is installed after being cleaned or when the charge amount of the battery 110 falls below a predetermined value, and is charged by itself. Yes.

  The power supply unit 12 is a block for supplying power from the battery 110 to the mobile terminal 2, in other words, charging the mobile terminal 2. The power supply terminal 121 provided in the power supply unit 12 is electrically connected to the charging terminal 281 of the mobile terminal 2, whereby the power of the battery 110 can be transmitted to the mobile terminal 2. When the amount of charge of the battery 110 is less than or equal to a predetermined value, the self-propelled cleaner 1 does not perform power transmission, moves to the place where the charger is installed, charges the battery 110 with the charger, It is provided to transmit power to the mobile terminal 2.

  The power feeding unit 12 may be provided in common with the narrow area communication unit 11. For example, by using a multi-pin charging connector, both power feeding to the mobile terminal 2 and communication with the mobile terminal 2 can be performed.

  The image capturing unit 111 captures an image, and includes an optical lens, a color filter, a CCD (Charge Coupled Device) that is a light receiving element, a CMOS (Complementary Metal-Oxide-Semiconductor), or the like.

  The human sensor 19 is a device that can detect a human (moving body), and for example, an infrared sensor can be used.

  In the self-propelled cleaner 1 of the present embodiment, the control unit 10 includes a travel control unit 101 that controls the travel unit, a communication control unit 102 that controls the narrow area communication unit 11, a voice output unit 13, and a voice input unit 14. The voice control unit 103 to be controlled, the voice input unit 14, the operation panel 18, the instruction receiving unit 104 that receives an instruction input from the narrow area communication unit 11, the cleaning control unit 105 that controls the cleaning operation unit, and the storage unit 17 are stored. A data erasure unit 106 is provided for erasing the data according to conditions. The voice control unit 103 has a function of analyzing voice information (voice recognition) input from the voice input unit 14 and a function of generating voice data output from the voice output unit 13.

  In the self-propelled cleaner 1 of this embodiment, while the power supply unit 12 is charging the battery 110 of the portable terminal 2, the instruction receiving unit 104 receives an incoming call history, message (recording data of an answering machine) that the user has not confirmed. Alternatively, when receiving a voice output instruction for voice-outputting the voice, the voice control unit 103 is received by the narrow area communication unit 11 from the portable terminal 2 and stored (recorded) in the storage unit 17. From the incoming call history data 171, the message data 172, or the mail data 173, information based on the data for which the instruction receiving unit 104 has received a voice output instruction is output from the voice output unit 13. Here, in the present embodiment, “being charged” includes not only the state of being charged by the power supply unit, but also the state of being charged (full).

  As the audio output, for example, the content of the data for which the audio output instruction has been accepted may be output as audio, or the name of the sender (sender), the subject, or the date / time, the number of cases, etc. may be output as audio. As described above, the information to be output as audio may be any information as long as it is information related to data for which an audio output instruction has been accepted. When there is no data for which a voice output instruction has been accepted, voice information notifying that there is no data may be output.

  The user can easily confirm unconfirmed data of the mobile terminal 2 that is being charged at a timing that is easy for the user to confirm by giving a voice output instruction to the self-propelled cleaner 1 at a timing that is convenient for the user. Can do. For example, when the user gives a voice output instruction when the self-propelled cleaner 1 approaches the user during the self-propelled operation, the user's movement is saved and the convenience is good.

  As described above, according to the self-propelled cleaner 1, the user can easily check the incoming call history, message, or mail recorded in the mobile terminal 2 that is being charged by the self-machine and that has not been confirmed by the user.

  In this embodiment, it is comprised so that a user can perform an audio | voice output instruction | indication with respect to the self-propelled cleaner 1 with an audio | voice. When voice information indicating a voice output instruction is input from the voice input unit 14, the instruction receiving unit 104 analyzes the voice information and receives the instruction. As an example, when the user speaks to the self-propelled cleaner 1 “Report incoming call history”, an instruction to output the incoming call history is input. Thus, the user can handle self-propelled cleaner 1 like a secretary by giving an instruction to self-propelled cleaner 1 by voice. By being configured in this way, communication with the self-propelled cleaner 1 can be improved.

  The voice output instruction may be not only an instruction by voice information but also a button input instruction from the operation panel 18, for example.

Further, in the self-propelled cleaner 1, the narrow area communication unit 11 receives from the portable terminal 2 and is stored in the storage unit 17, and the user's unconfirmed incoming history data 171, message data 172, or mail data 173 is stored. In the case of at least one of the following (A) to (C) for data storing at least one unconfirmed data, the data erasure unit 106 erases the unconfirmed data.
(A) When information based on unconfirmed data is output from the audio output unit 13 (B) When it is detected that the electrical connection between the power supply unit 12 and the portable terminal 2 is disconnected (C) Unconfirmed data is stored in the storage unit 17 These determinations are mainly made by the control unit 10 when a predetermined time has elapsed after being stored. In at least one of the cases (A) to (C), the capacity of the storage unit 17 of the self-propelled cleaner 1 can be secured by erasing the unconfirmed data.

  In addition, the self-propelled cleaner 1 has an unconfirmed that the narrow area communication unit 11 is at least one of incoming call history data, message data, or mail data that the user has not confirmed from the portable terminal 2 that is being charged by the own device. When the unconfirmed data presence information indicating that data exists is received, the configuration may be such that the fact that the unconfirmed data exists is notified to the outside. In this case, audio information indicating that unconfirmed data exists may be output from the audio output unit 13. Alternatively, an LED lamp provided on the operation panel 18 may be turned on, or display information indicating that there is an incoming call may be displayed on the operation panel 18. The unconfirmed data existence information may be unconfirmed data itself. That is, when the self-propelled cleaner 1 receives the unconfirmed data from the portable terminal 2, the self-propelled cleaner 1 understands that the unconfirmed data exists.

  The notification to the outside is not limited as long as the user can recognize the presence of unconfirmed data by visual or auditory sense. Further, the notification to the outside may include traveling of the self-propelled cleaner 1. In this case, for example, it is possible to notify that there is unconfirmed data by performing a travel different from normal. Note that these notification methods are examples and are not limited to these. Moreover, the structure which alert | reports outside that unconfirmed data exist may be sufficient by combining these. As described above, notification to the outside makes it easier for the user to notice the presence of unconfirmed data.

  The self-propelled vacuum cleaner 1 not only simply outputs the contents of unconfirmed data by voice, but also analyzes the data to determine the urgency and importance (for example, confirm the urgent characters and importance in the subject of the email) ), An operation according to the determination result, or an operation according to a specific caller (a specific address or a specific telephone number) or the number of calls from the same caller. For example, the voice color at the time of voice output is changed according to the urgency, importance, or caller, or the LED lamp provided on the operation panel 18 is turned on in addition to the voice output, or the user as described later. The structure which performs the process which detects this may be sufficient. Or you may perform the data analysis of unconfirmed data and the process which controls the portable terminal 2 so that a sender | caller may be mailed and telephoned automatically. These are merely examples.

  If the self-propelled cleaner 1 does not accept a voice output instruction for a certain period of time after notifying that there is unconfirmed data, the self-propelled cleaner 1 increases the volume of the voice information to be notified, increases the speed of self-running, etc. It may be configured to perform processing.

  Further, in the self-propelled cleaner 1, when the narrow area communication unit 11 receives the unconfirmed data existence information from the mobile terminal 2 being charged by the power supply unit 12, or as described above, the unconfirmed data is urgent. When the travel control unit 101 controls the traveling unit 15 to move the self-propelled cleaner 1 when it is determined that the data is highly sensitive or important, or data from a specific caller, The user of the mobile terminal 2 may be detected by the imaging unit (detection unit) 111 or the human sensor (detection unit) 19.

  Thus, by detecting while moving, the portable terminal 2 can be moved to the user side. Therefore, the user can quickly respond to unconfirmed data.

  Further, in the self-propelled cleaner 1, when the narrow area communication unit 11 receives the unconfirmed data existence information from the mobile terminal 2 being charged by the power supply unit 12, or as described above, the unconfirmed data is urgent. When it is determined that the data is of high reliability or importance, or is data from a specific caller, the traveling control unit 101 uses the traveling unit 15 based on the map data 174 stored in the storage unit 17. It is possible to control and move the self-propelled cleaner 1 to a predetermined destination. For example, if a location where the user is most likely to be specified is specified in the map data 174 as the destination, the mobile terminal 2 can be moved to that location. If the user is at that location, it can respond quickly to unconfirmed data.

  In the above, the narrow area communication unit 11 receives incoming call history data, message data, and mail data from the portable terminal 2 that have not been confirmed by the user, and stores them in the storage unit 17 and accepts a voice output instruction. Then, it is described as outputting sound. However, after receiving the voice output instruction, the data of the portable terminal 2 may be read out and output as voice via the narrow area communication unit 11.

(Mobile device)
In FIG. 3, the functional structure of the principal part of the portable terminal 2 is shown with a block diagram. As shown in FIG. 3, the mobile terminal 2 includes a control unit 20, a wide area communication unit 21, a narrow area communication unit 22, an input / output panel 23, an audio output unit 24, a storage unit 26, a battery 27, and a charging unit 28. ing.

  Based on the program and data stored in the storage unit 26, the data input from the input / output panel 23, the program and data received from an external device (not shown), the control unit 20 This block controls and controls the block.

  The storage unit 26 stores various programs executed by the control unit 20, various data used and created when the various programs are executed, various data input to the mobile terminal 2, and the like. Further, the storage unit 26 stores the above-described telephone application program. The storage unit 26 includes a nonvolatile storage device such as a ROM, a flash memory, an EPROM, an EEPROM (registered trademark), and an HDD, and a volatile storage device such as a RAM constituting a work area.

  The storage unit 26 stores incoming call history data 262, which is history data indicating the telephone number of the caller (sender) that the mobile terminal 2 has received, or the name of the caller, and the date and time of reception, and message data that is recorded data of the answering machine. 263, mail data 264, which is data of mail received by the mobile terminal 2, is recorded. In the mobile terminal 2, these data are managed so that the user can understand whether the data is unconfirmed or confirmed. For example, the data that has been confirmed by the user (once displayed or outputted by voice) is managed by setting a confirmed flag or the like to manage whether the data is unconfirmed or confirmed.

  The portable terminal 2 has a telephone function and a mail reception / transmission function. In the present embodiment, the telephone function and the mail sending / receiving function are provided as applications. The storage unit 26 stores a telephone application program (phone application) 261 and a mail application (mail application) 265. By starting the telephone application 261 under the control of the control unit 20, the mobile terminal 2 functions as a telephone, and by starting the mail application 265, the mobile terminal 2 functions as a mail transmission / reception device.

  Here, in the present embodiment, the telephone function of the mobile terminal 2 includes an answering machine function. The answering machine (answering machine) function is a function of recording message data 263 that is voice information of the caller in the storage unit 26.

  The wide area communication unit 21 is a block that transmits and receives data to and from an external device via a wide area network. The wide area communication unit 21 sends and receives calls to and from an external device (a device having a telephone function or the telephone itself) via a wide area network. In addition, mail data is transmitted / received to / from an external device.

  Mail data 264 received by the wide area communication unit 21, incoming call history data 262, and message data 263 recorded by the answering function are stored in the storage unit 26.

  The narrow area communication unit 22 is a block that transmits and receives data to and from an external device via a narrow area network. The narrow area communication unit 22 transmits and receives data to and from the self-propelled cleaner 1.

  The input / output panel 23 is a touch panel in which an input function and a display function are integrated. The input / output panel 23 accepts input of various data by touching a user's finger or stylus, and displays various data. . Instead of the input / output panel 23, an input unit having an input function and a display unit having a display function may be provided.

  The audio output unit 24 is an audio output device such as a speaker or a receiver, and is a block that outputs audio. The voice input unit 25 is a voice input device such as a microphone, and is a block for inputting voice.

  The battery 27 is a power supply source for the entire mobile terminal 2 and is provided so as to be rechargeable. The battery 27 is charged from the self-propelled cleaner 1 by electrically connecting the charging terminal 281 provided in the charging unit 28 for receiving the charge to the power supply terminal 121 of the self-propelled cleaner 1.

(Flow of processing when outputting unconfirmed data by voice)
In FIG. 4, the process of the self-propelled cleaner 1 when the mobile terminal 2 that is being charged by the self-propelled cleaner 1 outputs an unacknowledged incoming call history, answering machine message, or e-mail by the user. Shows the flow. In the following, the charging terminal 281 of the mobile terminal 2 is connected to the power supply terminal 121 of the self-propelled cleaner 1 and charging is started. The message data and mail data will be described as being transferred to the self-propelled cleaner 1.

First, when the self-propelled cleaner 1 is being charged and waiting for an instruction (step 1, hereinafter abbreviated as S1), it is determined whether or not an instruction of “incoming history report” has been received (S2). ).
In addition, during the instruction waiting state of S1, for example, the self-propelled cleaner 1 such as cleaning may perform another process having a function.

  Whether or not an instruction of “report incoming call history” has been received is determined based on whether or not predetermined voice information for giving an instruction (command) such as “report incoming call history!” Is input from the voice input unit 14. It is determined whether the unit 104 has received it. Alternatively, it may be determined whether or not the instruction receiving unit 104 has received an instruction to report the incoming call history from the operation panel 18.

  When an instruction of “incoming history report” is received (YES in S2), a process for reading out incoming history is executed (S3). The incoming call history reading process is a process of outputting the incoming call history data 171 as voice from the voice output unit 13. For example, the phone number of the caller or the name of the caller and the date and time when the call arrived are output as voice. If there is no incoming call history data 171, a message to the effect that there is no data is output.

  If the “incoming history report” instruction has not been accepted (NO in S2), it is determined whether or not the “answering machine playback” instruction has been accepted (S4). This determination is performed in the same manner as the determination as to whether or not the “incoming history report” instruction has been accepted.

  When an instruction of “answering machine” is received (YES in S4), a message reproduction process is executed (S7). The message reproduction process is a process of reproducing the message data 263 stored in the storage unit 26, that is, outputting a voice.

  If the “answering machine playback” instruction has not been received (NO in S4), it is determined whether or not the “mail playback” instruction has been received (S6). This determination is also performed in the same manner as the determination as to whether or not the “incoming history report” instruction has been accepted. When an instruction of “mail reproduction” is received (YES in S6), a mail reading process is executed (S7). The mail reading process is a process of outputting the mail data 173 as a voice from the voice output unit 13. For example, the contents of the mail, the mail address of the caller or the name of the caller, and the received date and time are converted into voice information and output as voice.

  In addition, during the processing of S3, 5, and 7, not only outputting voice, but also performing data analysis to determine urgency and importance (for example, confirming urgent characters and importance in the email subject) An operation according to the determination result, or a process according to a specific caller (specific address or specific telephone number), the number of calls from the same caller, or the like may be executed.

  When an instruction of “mail reproduction” is received in S6, the self-propelled cleaner 1 may perform the following process in S7. First, the information on the arrival time and the sender is output as voice, and then the voice information such as “play text” is an instruction for reproducing the mail text, or the reception order of the next mail and the sender The voice information such as “next”, which is an instruction for reproducing the information, is input from the voice input unit 14, so that the self-propelled cleaner 1 can receive the mail text or the next mail in the order of reception. You may enable it to select the process which outputs the information of an incoming call time and a sender. In other words, mail reproduction (reading) processing may be executed in a so-called interactive format in which mail is voice-output in stages from the voice output unit 13.

  After executing the processes of S3, S5, and S7, the instruction of S1 is returned to the waiting state.

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Each block of the self-propelled cleaner 1, in particular, the control unit 10 may be realized in hardware by a logic circuit formed on an integrated circuit (IC chip), or using a CPU (Central Processing Unit). It may be realized by software.

  In the latter case, the self-propelled cleaner 1 includes a CPU that executes instructions of a program that realizes each function, a ROM (Read Only Memory) that stores the program, a RAM (Random Access Memory) that expands the program, A storage device (recording medium) such as a memory for storing programs and various data is provided. An object of the present invention is a record in which the program code (execution format program, intermediate code program, source program) of the control program of the self-propelled cleaner 1 which is software that realizes the above-described functions is recorded in a computer-readable manner. This can also be achieved by supplying the medium to the self-propelled cleaner 1, and reading and executing the program code recorded on the recording medium by the computer (or CPU or MPU).

  Examples of the recording medium include non-transitory tangible medium, such as magnetic tape and cassette tape, magnetic disk such as floppy (registered trademark) disk / hard disk, and CD-ROM / MO. Discs including optical discs such as / MD / DVD / CD-R, cards such as IC cards (including memory cards) / optical cards, semiconductor memories such as mask ROM / EPROM / EEPROM (registered trademark) / flash ROM Alternatively, logic circuits such as PLD (Programmable Logic Device) and FPGA (Field Programmable Gate Array) can be used.

  Moreover, the self-propelled cleaner 1 may be configured to be connectable to a communication network, and the program code may be supplied via the communication network. The communication network is not particularly limited as long as it can transmit the program code. For example, the Internet, intranet, extranet, LAN, ISDN, VAN, CATV communication network, virtual private network, telephone line network, mobile communication network, satellite communication network, and the like can be used. The transmission medium constituting the communication network may be any medium that can transmit the program code, and is not limited to a specific configuration or type. For example, even with wired lines such as IEEE 1394, USB, power line carrier, cable TV line, telephone line, ADSL (Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line) line, infrared rays such as IrDA and remote control, Bluetooth (registered trademark), IEEE 802.11 wireless, HDR ( It can also be used by radio such as High Data Rate (NFC), Near Field Communication (NFC), Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA), mobile phone network, satellite line, and digital terrestrial network. The present invention can also be realized in the form of a computer data signal embedded in a carrier wave in which the program code is embodied by electronic transmission.

  In the above-described embodiment, the self-propelled cleaner is described as an example of the self-propelled electronic device according to one aspect of the present invention. However, any device can be used as long as it is a self-propelled electronic device. I do not care. For example, it can be applied to a self-propelled air cleaner or a self-propelled dehumidifier.

[Summary]
As described above, a self-propelled electronic device according to an aspect of the present invention includes a power supply unit that charges a battery of a portable terminal capable of recording at least one of incoming call history data, answering machine message data, or e-mail data. In a self-propelled electronic device provided with a traveling unit that causes the vehicle to travel and a traveling control unit that controls the operation of the traveling unit, a communication unit that performs data communication with the portable terminal, and outputs sound to the outside An audio output unit that controls the audio output unit, and an instruction reception unit that receives an instruction from a user, wherein the instruction reception unit is charged by the power feeding unit. Accepts an audio output instruction that outputs unconfirmed data that is at least one of recorded incoming calls, answering machine messages, answering machine messages, or e-mails. The voice control unit, the information which the communication unit is based on the unconfirmed data received from the portable terminal, and outputs from the voice output unit.

  According to the above configuration, the voice of unconfirmed data stored by the mobile terminal is unconfirmed by the user while charging the mobile terminal capable of recording at least one of incoming call history data, answering machine message data, or e-mail data. When an output instruction is accepted, information based on unconfirmed data is output as a voice.

  The user can easily confirm unconfirmed data of the mobile terminal being charged by voice at a timing that is easy for the user to confirm by giving a voice output instruction to the self-propelled electronic device at a timing that is convenient for the user. Can do. For example, when the user gives a voice output instruction when the self-propelled electronic device approaches the user while self-propelled, the user's trouble of moving is saved, which is convenient.

  Here, for example, the content itself of unconfirmed data may be output by voice, or the name of the sender (sender), the subject, or the date, the number of cases, etc. may be output by voice. As described above, the information to be output by voice may be any information as long as it is information regarding unconfirmed data. In addition, when there is no unconfirmed data, audio information notifying that there is no data may be output.

  As described above, according to the present invention, there is provided a self-propelled electronic device that allows a user to easily check an incoming call history, an answering machine message, or an e-mail of a portable terminal that is being charged by the user's own device. There is an effect of providing.

  Note that “charging” includes not only the state of being charged by the power supply unit but also the state of being charged (full).

  Here, the instruction receiving unit may be a voice input unit that receives voice information. In this case, a voice output instruction can be received from the voice information. The user can handle the self-propelled electronic device like a secretary by giving an instruction to the self-propelled electronic device by voice. In this way, communication with the device can be improved.

In addition to the above configuration, a self-propelled electronic device according to one aspect of the present invention includes a data storage unit that stores the unconfirmed data received by the communication unit from the portable terminal, and the following (A) to (C ), A data erasing unit that erases the unconfirmed data stored in the data storage unit may be provided.
(A) When the voice control unit outputs information based on the unconfirmed data from the voice output unit (B) When it is detected that the electrical connection between the power feeding unit and the portable terminal is disconnected (C) When it is determined that a predetermined time has elapsed after storing unconfirmed data in the data storage unit According to the above configuration, when unconfirmed data is stored in the data storage unit of the self-propelled electronic device and a voice output instruction is given The stored unconfirmed data can be read out and used for audio output. Further, in at least one of the cases (A) to (C), unconfirmed data can be erased, and the capacity of the data storage unit of the self-propelled electronic device can be secured.

  In addition, when the communication unit receives the unconfirmed data existence information indicating that the unconfirmed data exists from the mobile terminal that is being charged by the own device, the self-propelled electronic device notifies the outside that the unconfirmed data exists. It may be a configuration.

  Here, the notification that the unconfirmed data exists is at least one of output of audio information, output of display information, lighting of a lighting unit included in the self-propelled electronic device, or travel different from normal time. It may be performed by executing.

  A self-propelled electronic device according to an aspect of the present invention includes a detection unit that detects the user in addition to the configuration described above, and the communication unit is not confirmed from the portable terminal that is charged by the power feeding unit. When the unconfirmed data presence information indicating that data exists is received, the user may be detected while the vehicle is traveling by the travel control unit and the detection unit.

  According to the above configuration, when unconfirmed data presence information indicating that unconfirmed data exists is received from the mobile terminal being charged by the own device, the user is detected while the own device is running. Therefore, the mobile terminal can be moved to the user side. The user can quickly respond to unconfirmed data.

  In addition, the self-propelled electronic device according to one aspect of the present invention includes a storage unit that stores map data designating a predetermined destination, and the communication unit that receives unconfirmed data from the portable terminal that is being charged by the power feeding unit. When the unconfirmed data presence information indicating that the vehicle is present is received, the travel control unit may move the own aircraft to the predetermined destination based on the map data.

  According to the said structure, the self-propelled electronic device which receives unconfirmed data presence information from the said portable terminal currently charged with an own machine moves to a predetermined | prescribed movement destination based on map data. Therefore, for example, if a place with the highest probability that the user is present is designated as map data, the mobile terminal can be moved to that place. If the user is at that location, it can respond quickly to unconfirmed data.

  The self-propelled electronic device according to one embodiment of the present invention may have a cleaning function. According to the above configuration, the self-propelled electronic device according to one embodiment of the present invention can be applied to a self-propelled cleaner, and the portable terminal can be charged during cleaning. Many self-propelled cleaners are rechargeable and are configured to move to a charging site by themselves after cleaning or when the amount of charge decreases. In this case, even when the power supplied to the portable terminal is reduced, the mobile terminal returns to the charging place of the own device. Therefore, the user does not need to go to the charging place, and can charge the portable terminal only by connecting the portable terminal to the power supply unit of the self-propelled cleaner.

  In addition, the above-described units of the self-propelled electronic device according to one aspect of the present invention may be realized by a computer. In this case, the computer is operated as the above-described units of the self-propelled electronic device. Also included in the category of the present invention are a program for realizing the above-described units of the electronic device by a computer and a computer-readable recording medium on which the program is recorded.

  Furthermore, a mobile terminal according to an aspect of the present invention includes a narrow-area communication unit that performs data communication with any of the above-described self-propelled electronic devices, a battery, and a charging unit that receives charging from the power feeding unit to the battery. It is characterized by having.

  According to the above configuration, the mobile phone is charged from the self-propelled electronic device according to one aspect of the present invention, and the user receives unacknowledged incoming call history data, answering machine message data, or email data to the self-propelled electronic device. be able to. Therefore, a transmission system including the self-propelled electronic device according to one embodiment of the present invention and the portable terminal according to one embodiment of the present invention can be configured. This system is also within the scope of the present invention.

  In addition, this invention is not limited to embodiment mentioned above, A various change is possible. That is, embodiments obtained by combining technical means appropriately changed within the scope not departing from the gist of the present invention are also included in the technical scope of the present invention.

  The present invention relates to a self-propelled electronic device that charges a portable terminal capable of recording at least one of incoming call history data, answering machine message data, or e-mail data, for example, a self-propelled vacuum cleaner for home use. Can be applied to.

1 Self-propelled vacuum cleaner (self-propelled electronic equipment)
2 Mobile terminal 3 Transmission system 11 Narrow-range communication unit (communication unit)
12 power supply unit 13 audio output unit 14 audio input unit 15 travel unit 17 storage unit (data storage unit)
19 Human sensor (detection part)
DESCRIPTION OF SYMBOLS 21 Wide area communication part 22 Narrow area communication part 26 Memory | storage part 27 Battery 28 Charging part 101 Travel control part 102 Communication control part 104 Instruction reception part 105 Cleaning control part 103 Voice control part 104 Instruction reception part 106 Data deletion part 111 Image | photographing part (detection) Part)
261 Telephone application 265 Mail application 171 Incoming call history data 172 Message data (answering machine message data)
173 Mail data (e-mail data)

Claims (5)

  1. A power feeding unit that charges a battery of a portable terminal capable of recording at least one of incoming call history data, answering machine message data, or e-mail data, a traveling unit that causes the vehicle to travel, and a traveling that controls the operation of the traveling unit In a self-propelled electronic device equipped with a control unit,
    A communication unit for data communication with the mobile terminal;
    An audio output unit for outputting audio to the outside;
    A voice control unit for controlling the voice output unit;
    An instruction receiving unit for receiving an instruction from the user,
    The instruction receiving unit outputs voice of unconfirmed data recorded by the mobile terminal charged by the power feeding unit, which is at least one of an incoming call history, an answering machine message, or an e-mail that the user has not confirmed. When an audio output instruction is received,
    The voice control unit outputs information based on the unconfirmed data received from the mobile terminal by the communication unit from the voice output unit.
  2. A detection unit for detecting the user;
    When the communication unit receives unconfirmed data presence information indicating that the unconfirmed data exists in the mobile terminal from the mobile terminal charged by the power feeding unit, the travel control unit and the detection unit automatically The self-propelled electronic device according to claim 1, wherein the user is detected while the machine is running.
  3. A data storage unit for storing the unconfirmed data received by the communication unit from the mobile terminal;
    The data erasing unit for erasing the unconfirmed data stored in the data storage unit in at least one of the following cases (A) to (C): Self-propelled electronic equipment.
    (A) When the voice control unit outputs information based on the unconfirmed data from the voice output unit (B) When it is detected that the electrical connection between the power feeding unit and the portable terminal is disconnected (C) When it is determined that a predetermined time has elapsed after storing unconfirmed data in the data storage unit
  4.   The self-propelled electronic device according to any one of claims 1 to 3, further comprising a cleaning function.
  5. A narrow area communication unit that performs data communication with the self-propelled electronic device according to any one of claims 1 to 4,
    Battery,
    A portable terminal comprising: a charging unit that receives charging of the battery from the power feeding unit.
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