attention Do NOT power on the robot before reading and fully understanding the operation procedures explained in online documentation. Neither the robot nor the software is bug free, accidents can occur.


attention When the robot is operating using his on-board battery pack, the operator must at all times be aware of the state of charge. If the battery pack is fully depleted, the robot WILL fall over.


attention The robot can be carried only by back and front handles, platform frame and torso frame. Carrying robot using any other parts, especially arms or covers, may cause damage.


attention  The robot can only be rested on a solid, flat base, higher than the clearance of the mobile platform. The covers CANNOT be used to support the robot.


attention When turning the robot on, the operator must firmly hold one of the robot’s handles until balancing is engaged and the calibration is finished. The operator must also be ready to immediately turn off the robot if any problems occur.


attention  During robot operation (especially while navigation is trying to reach a certain point), his movement should not be disturbed in any way, especially by blocking his wheels or holding his handle. Such actions will lead to sudden robot movements, which may cause damage to the robot and injury to the operator.


attention During robot operation he should not be moved or rotated manually to a new position and orientation. Robot will immediately try to return to his previous position. The only way to change robot position and orientation are ARIA commands.


attention After the robot's control system is started, torque is applied to all arm joints. Therefore the operator cannot manually change the position of the joints.


attention When performing gestures, always make sure that there is enough space for the robot to move his arms freely, and will not hit any obstacles.


attention During gesticulation, you should not get close to the robot; it might cause injury or robot damage.


attention When designing new gestures, the operator must always comply with the appropriate procedure, described in the ‘Best practices’ section. Disregarding this procedure may cause damage to the robot.


attention The robot should not operate in rough terrain – it may cause him to fall over. The robot may operate on a slightly rough surface at your own risk and always under supervision, as long as the terrain irregularities are smaller than the clearance of the mobile platform.


attention The robot should not operate autonomously in an environment with obstacles, which may remain unseen by the robot’s laser scanner (in particular, objects which are lower than 40 cm). The robot may operate in an environment not fulfilling this restriction at your own risk and always under supervision.


attention The robot’s navigation system assumes the width of the robot is constant and equal to 80cm. During navigation, the robot’s arms should not be spread wider than this value, otherwise the robot might hit his surroundings with his arms.


attention During navigation, the robot’s arms should not obscure the on-board laser rangefinder. It will prevent the robot from reaching the navigation goal, because the arms will be treated as an obstacle.


attention Balancing can be purposefully switched off using a switch placed on the platform controller. The operator must take care not to turn off the balancing without first ensuring that the robot will not fall over. Balancing CANNOT be turned on when the robot is powered.


attention During transportation the robot needs to be turned off and the main power connector (placed inside the mobile platform) should be disconnected to prevent the robot from accidentally turning on by itself.


attention Robot hands and head are the most fragile robot parts, they should be treated with special care during transportation.


attention It is not recommended to change startup settings (actions undertaken after power-up), alarm settings (actions undertaken when battery level is low) and safety settings (critical error triggers and actions). Programmed settings provide optimal safety both for the robot and the user. They can be changed only for service and testing purposes at the operator’s own risk.


attention Platform settings accessed via supervisor module, as well as arm, wrist, and hand joint settings (especially angle, speed and torque limits), accessible via Dynamixel protocol should not be changed. Changing these settings can cause damage to the robot and is only allowed at your own risk during service and maintenance actions.


attention FLASH is NOT waterproof. Contact with water may damage his power supply, main controller and motors and may cause fire.


attention Robot should not be used outdoor. The robot can be used outdoor (at your own risk) but always with the assistance of robot operator. When used outside, the robot should not run over rough surfaces.


attention Failure to follow these safety guidelines could cause serious injury or death and/or damage to the robot.


attention The robot should be turned off (power switch turned to 'off' position) when not in use.



EMYS and FLASH are Open Source and distributed according to the GPL v2.0 © Rev. 0.9.2, 23.11.2017

FLASH Documentation