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P-Rob 2 Quick Start Guide

Before using a P-Rob or a P-Grip and before putting

a P-Rob system into operation, you must be familiar
with the information provided in the P-Rob User
Manual regarding safety and proper usage of
P-Rob. Compliance with the instructions in all
manual is mandatory.

A. Unpacking your P-Rob

A1. Unpacking from cardboard box Take all cables and devices such as the electrical
cable, the Ethernet cable and the E-Stop switch.
Remove the upper foam insert from the box and
set it aside.

Slide out the cable bag in the middle (and

optionally P-Grip as well).

Carefully take P-Rob out from the box and set it

on a solid, flat surface near an electrical outlet.
Now you are ready to set up your P-Rob.

A2. Unpacking from suitcase

Now, you are ready to set up your P-Rob.

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B. Setup your P-Rob
B1. Mounting P-Rob to a flat surface B3. Connecting cables to P-Rob

Locate the four screw holes on the base plate of Locate the power, Ethernet and Emergency
the robot (see circles below). Mount P-Rob stop connectors on the back panel of the robot.
using four M6 or M8 (recommended) screws. E-Stop connector matches a keyed plug, which
may require rotating the plug until the key lines
up and the plug can be pushed in. Make sure
the E-Stop is not pressed and ready to be used.

Carefully and slowly unfold the joints of P-Rob in

order to make it stand up as straight as possible.

• Make sure the main power switch is off

(also located on the back panel), then plug the
power cable to your P-Rob as well as a main
power source.

• Plug the Ethernet cable to the back

panel of your P-Rob (port labelled “Ethernet”)
and then to your laptop or your local network.
This cable transfers commands to P-Rob via
your local network. Details about how to set up
B2. Mounting of P-Grip the Ethernet connection is described in the next
The P-Grip uses a single screw connection. It can
be mounted straight or perpendicularly to P- • Plug the emergency power cut-off switch
Rob Using a T20 hexalobular screwdriver, screw to the back panel of your P-Rob (port labelled
P-Grip onto P-Rob and fingers onto P-Grip. “Emergency Stop”). Pressing this button shuts
down the embedded PC and without it being
¹ ² connected you won’t be able to start the PC.
Please note that shutting off the power of
P-Rob will cause its joints to be released and this
may cause the robot to slowly collapse if its
position is unstable. Place the emergency power
cut-off button somewhere outside of the range
of the robot and unlock it to allow P-Rob to be
³ ⁴

Finally turn the power switch on.

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B4. Setting up the Ethernet connection B5. Connecting to myP and calibrating

By default, P-Rob comes with a static IP address Press the button located at the front of the base
of within the netmask of P-Rob to start-up the embedded PC (and If you want to change these myP, which is preinstalled on this PC). During the
settings, follow the instructions in the myP User start-up process, the button will show a blue
Manual, but we suggest for you to try to blinking light. As soon as the light stops blinking
establish a connection first to make sure it and stays blue, myP is ready to be used.

If you connect P-Rob directly to the Ethernet

connector of a computer, change the LAN
connection settings of that computer to a static
IP address using the same netmask. This means
you need to choose an IP address of the format
192.168.80.###, where the last number must
be different from 203.

Open a web browser of your choice on the

computer connected to P-Rob (you may use e.g.
Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox, other
browsers should also work, but not necessarily).
In the address bar of this browser, type and press Enter. This
will open the graphical user interface (GUI) of
myP. Press the Connect button to initialize the
connection between myP and P-Rob.

After the connection is set up properly, calibrate

your P-Rob by pressing the Calibrate button in
the same menu. A window will appear to warn
you that the robot will move. Press OK when you
are ready.

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If during the calibration, the robot should touch
the floor, a wall or an object, the calibration will
fail. In this case, stop the robot, put it in a more-
or-less upright position and repeat the
calibration. If this still fails, your limited
workspace does not allow the default
calibration to be executed and you should move
the robot away from walls and other objects. In this editor, write (or copy-paste) the following
You may write your own calibration routine lines and then press Test Script:
later, which is described in the myP User
Manual. Once the calibration is complete, press move_joint([1,4,6], [10,-20,10])
OK. P-Rob is now initialized, calibrated and move_joint([1,4,6], [-10,20,-10])
ready to execute first movements. move_joint([1,4,6], [0,0,0])

C. Create your first program Congratulations, you successfully moved the

robot for the first time.
Open the Application Editor by pressing the
Please take your time to read the myP User Manual
Application button in the main window and then
for detailed information on how to use myP and the
Create new Application. The application editor
myP Script Function Manual for detailed
appears that allows you to write your own
information about all available script functions and
applications. examples of how to use them.

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