US Patent No. 10,602,591

MECHATRONIC TRANSFORMING LUMINAIRE SWARM


Patent No. 10,602,591
Issue Date March 24, 2020
Title Mechatronic Transforming Luminaire Swarm
Inventorship Jenish S. Kastee, South Riding, VA (US)
Youssef F. Baker, Arlington, VA (US)
Sean P. White, Reston, VA (US)
Nathaniel W. Hixon, Arlington, VA (US)
Daniel M. Megginson, Fairfax, VA (US)
Niels G. Eegholm, Columbia, MD (US)
Assignee ABL IP HOLDING LLC, Conyers, GA (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,602,591

1. A robotic agent swarm system comprising:a plurality of first robotic luminaire agents, each first robotic luminaire agent comprising:
a suspension configured to hold the first robotic luminaire agent against an architectural surface, the architectural surface comprising a holonomic operational area,
at least one propulsion motor configured to enable holonomic movement of the first robotic luminaire agent to a plurality of different locations on the architectural surface,
a wireless communication system configured to communicate with at least one other first robotic luminaire agent,
a power supply operatively connected to the at least one propulsion motor and the wireless communication system, and
a light source oriented to illuminate a region in a proximity of the architectural surface; and
at least one control processor operatively associated with the plurality of first robotic luminaire agents and configured to transmit operating instructions, via at least one of the first robotic luminaire agent's respective wireless communication system, the operating instruction comprising instructions for operating one or more first robotic luminaire agent's respective at least one propulsion motor to move the one or more first robotic luminaire agent holonomically within the holonomic operational area;
wherein each first robotic luminaire agent comprises a wireless power receiver and the architectural surface comprises one or more wireless power transmitters configured to transmit power to the wireless power receivers.