US 11,654,570 B2
Self-driving robot and method of operating same
Yujune Jang, Seoul (KR); Hyoungmi Kim, Seoul (KR); Jeongeun Choi, Seoul (KR); and Sunghee Han, Seoul (KR)
Assigned to LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seoul (KR)
Filed by LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seoul (KR)
Filed on May 8, 2020, as Appl. No. 16/870,515.
Claims priority of application No. 10-2019-0176472 (KR), filed on Dec. 27, 2019.
Prior Publication US 2021/0197387 A1, Jul. 1, 2021
Int. Cl. B25J 9/16 (2006.01)
CPC B25J 9/1694 (2013.01) 18 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A robot comprising:
a bin including a plurality of loading boxes;
a communication circuit configured to transmit or receive a signal;
a first sensor configured to detect information regarding a surrounding environment;
a motor configured to implement movement of the robot; and
a processor configured to:
detect a delivery event by interaction with an operator while moving along a moving path;
identify delivery authority information and position information of the operator in response to detecting the delivery event, and
determine whether to allow the operator to access the bin based on the delivery authority information and the position information,
wherein the delivery authority information identifies an authorized area in which the operator is given authority to access to the bin,
wherein the processor is further configured to:
when the delivery event is a package take-over event for receiving an object from the operator, acquire delivery class information indicating whether an authentication of a recipient is required when delivering the object to the recipient,
select, based on the acquired delivery class information, one of a first loading box, of the plurality of loading boxes, associated with a first delivery class or a second loading box of the plurality of loading boxes, associated with a second delivery class,
open the selected one of the first loading box or the second loading box to take over the object from the operator, and
when the delivery event is a package hand-over event for delivering the object to the operator, determine whether the object related to the operator is loaded in the bin, and provide delivery information of the object to the operator when the object is not loaded in the bin, and
wherein the delivery information includes estimated arrival time of another robot loaded with the object related to the operator.