US 11,052,541 B1
Autonomous robot telerobotic interface
Zachary Ian Howard, San Francisco, CA (US); and Ryan Christopher Cargo, Redwood City, CA (US)
Assigned to Facebook, Inc., Menlo Park, CA (US)
Filed by Facebook, Inc., Menlo Park, CA (US)
Filed on Dec. 5, 2018, as Appl. No. 16/210,403.
Int. Cl. B25J 9/16 (2006.01); G05D 1/00 (2006.01)
CPC B25J 9/1689 (2013.01) [B25J 9/162 (2013.01); G05D 1/0038 (2013.01); G05D 1/0061 (2013.01); G05D 1/0088 (2013.01); G05D 2201/02 (2013.01)] 20 Claims
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1. A system for assisting an autonomous robot, comprising:
a robotic manipulator; and
a processor configured to:
receive an indication of a task to perform in a network data center;
control the robotic manipulator to autonomously perform at least a portion of the task;
determine that an assistance is required in performing an identified limited portion of the task;
provide a notification of a request for the assistance, wherein the requested assistance is for the identified limited portion of the task among a series of steps required to perform the task and a limited type scope of the requested assistance is associated with a resumption of autonomous performance of a remaining portion of the series of steps of the task after the identified limited portion of the task to complete the task;
receive a remote assistance from an operator in performing the identified limited portion of the task; and
resume autonomous performance of the task after completion of the remote assistance for the identified limited portion of the task.