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 König 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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