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Title:
ELECTRIC VACUUM CLEANER
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO/2018/087952
Kind Code:
A1
Abstract:
Provided is an electric vacuum cleaner (11) which is capable of providing improved cleaning efficiency and has the appeal of being able to clean a region to be cleaned while recognizing the shape of the region. The electric vacuum cleaner (11) comprises a main case, driving wheels, a travel control unit (61), a cleaning unit (22), a surroundings detection sensor (43), and a map generation unit (64). The driving wheels enable the main case to travel. The travel control unit (61) controls the driving of the driving wheels to allow the main case to travel autonomously. The cleaning unit (22) does cleaning. The surroundings detection sensor (43) detects the shape of the surroundings of the main case. The map generation unit (64) generates an initial map of a region to be cleaned on the basis of the shape of the surroundings which has been scanned by the surroundings detection sensor (43) by controlling the driving of the driving wheels by the travel control unit (61) in such a manner as to cause the main case to perform a predetermined initial action within a predetermined area.

Inventors:
MARUTANI YUUKI (JP)
WATANABE KOTA (JP)
Application Number:
JP2017/021222
Publication Date:
May 17, 2018
Filing Date:
June 07, 2017
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Assignee:
TOSHIBA LIFESTYLE PRODUCTS & SERVICES CORP (JP)
International Classes:
A47L9/28; G05D1/02
Foreign References:
JP2016120168A2016-07-07
JP2016515311A2016-05-26
JP2016047141A2016-04-07
US20160052133A12016-02-25
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
KABASAWA Joo et al. (JP)
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