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Title:
ELECTRIC VACUUM CLEANER
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO/2018/216683
Kind Code:
A1
Abstract:
An electric vacuum cleaner is provided which can ensure detection accuracy of obstacles. This electric vacuum cleaner (11) is provided with a main body case, drive wheels, a camera (51), an obstacle detection unit (64), a lamp (53) and a control unit (26). The drive wheels render the main body case capable of travel. The camera (51) is arranged on the main body case and images in the travel direction of the main body case. The obstacle detection unit (64) detects obstacles on the basis of images captured by the camera (51). The lamp (53) aides detection by the obstacle detection unit (64). The control unit (26) enables the main body case to travel autonomously by controlling driving of the drive wheels on the basis of obstacle detection by the obstacle detection unit (64).

Inventors:
WATANABE Kota (Toshiba Lifestyle Products & Services Corporation 25-1, Ekimae-honcho, Kawasaki-ku, Kawasaki-sh, Kanagawa 43, 〒2108543, JP)
IZAWA Hirokazu (Toshiba Lifestyle Products & Services Corporation 25-1, Ekimae-honcho, Kawasaki-ku, Kawasaki-sh, Kanagawa 43, 〒2108543, JP)
MARUTANI Yuuki (Toshiba Lifestyle Products & Services Corporation 25-1, Ekimae-honcho, Kawasaki-ku, Kawasaki-sh, Kanagawa 43, 〒2108543, JP)
Application Number:
JP2018/019633
Publication Date:
November 29, 2018
Filing Date:
May 22, 2018
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Assignee:
TOSHIBA LIFESTYLE PRODUCTS & SERVICES CORPORATION (25-1, Ekimae-honcho Kawasaki-ku, Kawasaki-sh, Kanagawa 43, 〒2108543, JP)
International Classes:
A47L9/28; A47L9/30; G05D1/02
Domestic Patent References:
WO2017065171A12017-04-20
WO2016034843A12016-03-10
Foreign References:
JP2017038894A2017-02-23
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
KABASAWA Joo et al. (NSO BLDG, 1-22 Shinjuku 3-chome, Shinjuku-k, Tokyo 22, 〒1600022, JP)
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