The mobile robot has been designed for daily operation in factory workshops and test halls. It can be used for transportation of materials, parts and devices. Furthermore the mobile robot can easily be used in research projects as mobile carrier of sensor equipment, robot arms and other special devices.
Depending on the intended application the mobile robot can be used on its own, in combination with other robot vehicles and in combination with stationary systems. Furthermore, application specific extensions can be integrated into the basic platform. These might be a customised cargo area, a robot arm or special sensors.
The mobile robot has been designed with focus on indoor operation. It is not recommended to operate the mobile robot outdoors, especially during rain, fog or snow.
- The mobile robot must not be used for transportation of passengers in any way. No person must ride on the robot itself, nor must the robot be used to move any other vehicle or hanger with passengers aboard.
- The mobile robot must not be operated in any publicly accessible area without assessment of risks. If the robot is to be modified either permanently (e.g. by mounting additional components) or temporarily (e.g. by loading cargo) its safe operation must be assessed and approved.
- Without the safety approval described above, the mobile robot must at no times be used without supervision of a qualified operator if there are guests, passers-by or other people unfamiliar with the robot within the working area.
- The robot must never be operated in areas where there are staircases leading down, elevated platforms or other possibilities for falling or dropping down. This may cause serious injuries or death!
The working area of the mobile robot must be protected against rain and have a sufficiently firm and clean floor. The floor must be even and horizontal.
Slopes, edges, steps and unevenness can result in problems when the robot is moving or with the localisation. Under some circumstances the robot might not be able to continuously determine its exact position and therefore might plan unnecessary or problematic paths or might even be unable to reach its destination.
Under certain conditions, rain or heavy splash water might enter the robot and cause damages. Flying sparks, heavy dust and similar dirt may affect or damage the sensors and thus might make the operation of the mobile robot inefficient or unsafe. Dirt and liquids on the floor may lead to slippage and problems of localisation and navigation.
The robot does not feature any sensor for detecting staircases, holes or other areas where it may drop down. In case of loss of localisation or faulty programming the robot might fall down such places.
Always check for and secure all places where the robot might drop down before bringing it into operation.
This product must only be modified, commissioned, operated and serviced by qualified personnel.
The requirements on qualified personnel can be found at Qualified Personnel.
Please also check the general safety instructions for Neobotix robots which can be found at Safety Instructions.
Omni Drive Modules¶
The four Omni Drive Modules integrated into the MPO-700 are touch proof while not moving and protected against dust and splash-water. It is nevertheless possible that objects or body parts (e.g. hands or feet) get damaged or injured when touching the drive modules during operation. Objects or limbs may get squeezed or crushed if they get pulled in by a drive wheel or when the robot drives over them.
Great care is required while working on or with the robot to avoid such injuries or damages. Depending on the application it can be necessary to design and mount protective covers around the drive modules.