1 Introduction

1.1 Welcome!

Congratulations on your new RO1 collaborative robot.

At Standard Bots, we believe robots can elevate people’s lives — but only if people can use them. We created the RO1 to be an affordable robot that anyone can use, yet is still capable of tackling the toughest, most complex challenges.

This manual is meant to include everything needed to get you up and running. But if you ever need help, we’re here to assist!

1.2 Contacting Standard Bots

1.3 Intended Use & Limitations

The Standard Bots RO1 robot and control box are intended to be used in applications where products need to be picked and placed or applications where a repetitive process can be completed with compatible tooling. The RO1 robot and controller are intended to be used within the environmental constraints outlined in this manual. The RO1 robot and controller are intended to be implemented together, the robot is not intended to be used with any other controller and the controller is not intended to be used with any other robot.

The RO1 robot provides various safety settings and measures that, when implemented correctly and evaluated with a risk assessment, allow the robot to work in an unguarded collaborative environment in close proximity to humans.

The RO1 robot is not designed to work in applications outside the bounds of this manual and any implementation violating the indented use shall be deemed misuse. These applications include but are not limited to:

Standard Bots expressly denies any liability or expressed or implied warranty claims arising from intentional or unintentional misuse.

1.4 Warnings & Risks

1.4.1 Introduction

This manual is not a comprehensive guide to designing and installing a robot cell. This manual does not cover the selection and integration of 3rd party components that may be required to complete a safe installation. The solution must be designed according to the standards provided by the governing body in the country where the solution will be installed. Standard Bots is not responsible for ensuring the installation of the robot meets the standards for any given installation. The integrator assumes all responsibility for ensuring the robot installation meets all applicable standards and safety guidelines.

1.4.2 Installation

1.4.3 Operator Safety

1.4.4 Cybersecurity

The Standard Bots RO1 is able to connect to both wired and wireless internet in order to facilitate remote access, troubleshooting and software updates. It is imperative to follow best cybersecurity practices, as you would with any industrial device capable of being accessed online.

  1. Secure communication: Make sure the communication channels used by your robot are encrypted and secure, so that unauthorized individuals cannot access the robot’s data or control its actions.
  2. Strong passwords: Set strong passwords for your robot’s user accounts and ensure that they are changed regularly. Use a password manager to help you create and manage secure passwords.
  3. Regular updates: Keep your robot’s software and firmware up-to-date, as updates often contain security patches that address vulnerabilities.
  4. Physical security: Ensure that physical access to the robot and tablet is restricted, and that the robot is stored in a secure location when not in use.
  5. Network security: Keep your robot on a separate network or VLAN, and restrict access to that network to only authorized users.
  6. Regular testing: Conduct regular security testing to identify any vulnerabilities and ensure that your robot is secure.

By following these best practices, you can help ensure the security of your robot and protect it from potential cybersecurity threats.