Patent Granted

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The patent application “Method and robot system for inputting a work area” (DE102018125266B3) filed by the Bielefeld University of Applied Sciences was granted by the German Patent and Trade Mark Office. The patent, whose inventors are Matthias K├Ânig and Dennis Sprute, describes a robot system and method for the restriction of a mobile robot’s workspace by considering multiple stationary and mobile cameras. A user can interact with the system using a laser pointer to draw “virtual borders” in the physical environment. More details are provided in the university’s press release (in German).

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