Information on hardware maintenance, cleaning and general precautions when working on the mobile robot can be found in Maintenance.

The robot’s hardware is almost maintenance-free and the platform is not intended to be opened unless when used for research. Please contact Neobotix before disassembling the robot!


Apart from research or maintenance it will not be necessary to connect mouse or keyboard because the robot can be controlled via wireless LAN and the graphical user interface. Even most software updates can be performed by remote access.

In order to access the platform’s on-board computer directly, an HDMI, a USB and an Ethernet socket are available at the rear side of the platform.

Please refer to chapter Operating Elements for further information.


To achieve a long life of the platform and guarantee a satisfying operation, the platform should be checked and cleaned regularly. General information on how to clean the robot and its sensors can be found in Maintenance.


The robot is only splash-water proof if the battery drawer is closed and locked, the charging socket is sealed by its cap, all computer access sockets are covered and the cables of both laser scanners are connected properly. Do not wet the robot while one of these components is not assembled correctly!


General information on the available battery type, as well as on battery maintenance and recycling, can be found at Batteries.

In case you want to replace the batteries yourself please follow these steps:

  1. Switch off the robot.
  2. Switch off and disconnect the battery charger.
  3. Remove all additional modules from the robot’s top plate.
  4. Remove the screws holding the top plate (seven screws by default).
  5. Carefully lift up the top plate and disconnect any remaining cables.
  6. Remove the top plate.
  7. Disconnect the connectors of both batteries.
  8. Remove the cushioning from in between the batteries.
  9. Slowly lift the batteries out of the platform and take care not to damage any cables.
  10. Slowly place the new batteries into the platform while taking care not to damage any cables.
  11. Connect both batteries to the robot.
  12. Replace the cushioning and check if the batteries are locked in place.
  13. Place the top plate back on the robot and reconnect its cables if necessary.
  14. Align the top plate and arrange the foam rubber sealing properly to achieve best splash water protection.
  15. Fasten the top plate to the platform and mount all modules removed earlier.

If you encounter any problems, please contact Neobotix immediately.

Battery Replacement (Quick Change)

The quick change system allows the batteries to be replaced without the use of tools. Please follow these steps:

  1. Switch off the robot.
  2. Switch off and disconnect the battery charger.
  3. Unlock the battery drawer by turning the three black knobs counter-clockwise for 180°.
  4. Slowly open the drawer.
  5. Disconnect the batteries.
  6. Lift the batteries out of the drawer.
  7. Carefully place the replacement battery with the long cable into the drawer and push it fully inside.
  8. Place the battery with the short cable into the drawer while taking care not to damage any cables.
  9. Connect both batteries to the connectors inside the drawer.
  10. Slowly close the drawer while taking care not to damage the cables.
  11. Turn all three knobs clockwise for 180° to lock the drawer.


The mobile robot features the following fuses:

ID Circuit Position Type Rated Current Characteristics
F1 Main Battery Power Inside Battery Drawer / Next to Charging Socket ATO blade fuse 20 A default
F1’ 24 V Terminals RelayBoard Micro 5x20 5 A slow
F3’ Emergency Stop Buttons RelayBoard Micro 5x20 2 A fast
F4’ Brake Release Button RelayBoard Micro 5x20 3A slow