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They Invented What? (No. 59)

Posted in General Commentary by Jake Ward on August 8, 2018

Anticipate This!™ | Patent and Trademark Law Blog

U.S. Pat. No. 6,859,682:  Pet robot charging system. 

robopet 

What is claimed is:

1. A pet robot charging system comprising a pet robot and a charging apparatus,

said pet robot comprising:
an image-capturing section for capturing an image of an object;
an image-capturing control section for controlling image-capturing by said image-capturing section in response to a predetermined image-capturing instruction;
a storage section for storing image data obtained by image-capturing by said image-capturing section;
a moving portion for autonomously traveling in a work space,
a battery as a power source;
a communication section for transmitting said image data, and for receiving charging position information representing a position to charge said battery, and a reception completion signal for transmission of said image data;
a setting section for setting an erasure confirmation state in order to input confirmation for erasure of the image data corresponding to the reception completion signal from the…

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