FLASH Robotics Documentation -


Robot is equiped with main power connector on his left side of the mobile platform. Remember to take apart connection to avoid accidentally switch on the robot.


Robot can be carried with one or two durable steal handle tools (one in front and second in back).  Front handle can be installed only when front cover is not on. Back one can be installed all the time. 



When one of them is on, you can carry the robot. You can also move the robot by frame (upper and lower), but it's NOT ALLOWED to carry him by arms!




Starting the robot

When starting the robot, the operator should always comply with the following steps:

When performing calibration (auto calibration after power start-up or manual calibration via touch screen) the operator should comply with the following rules:



During operation

The operator is obligated to periodically check the robot’s battery level. It can be done via MULTIMEDIA DATA screen on the Supervisor module or via ARIA software. The operator is responsible for preventing a critical battery discharge, which WILL cause the robot to fall down. The robot will additionally signal a low battery level and disconnect various components to minimize current draw:

When any alarm occurs, a hardware reset is required (the power switch needs to be turned off) before the robot can run on batteries again. Without the reset, a low battery alarm sound may not be played back during the next use of the robot, causing the automatic turn off without any sound warning.
If you are not sure whether the robot’s arms obscure the rangefinder, utilize UrgBenri software.


Turning off

When turning off the robot, the operator should always comply with the following steps:

When the robot is turned off and manually moved to another location using his wheels, the robot speed should be kept very low. Fast movement, can induce high voltage on the platform controller’s capacitors, which may lead to problems during start-up (balancing failure).



When after starting the robot, he is not balancing properly and not keeping his heading (it may feel that only one of the wheels is working and the robot is trying to rotate) the operator should immediately turn off the robot and manually put it on a solid base for about 10 minutes. After this time the robot can be turned on again. Special care should be paid to see if the balancing is engaged properly.

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