Key Switch

All Neobotix robots are equipped with a key switch to turn the robot on and off and to reset emergency stops. It can only be operated as long as the key is inserted.

Turning on

To start the robot, turn the key clockwise (towards position II) until the LCD lights up and then release again.

Emergency Reset

After an emergency stop was issued and the emergency buttons have been reset, turn the key clockwise (towards position II), hold for about one second and then release again. The message in the LCD display should change if the robot can be moved again.

Shut down

Turn the key counter-clockwise (towards position I) for five seconds to initiate the shutdown which will happen within 30 seconds. In this time, the platform software (if running) terminates and shuts down the operating system.

In case the on-board computer is shut down remotely (via the GUI or remote access), the robot will turn off automatically.

Switch off

To immediately turn off the robot without waiting for the on-board computer to shut down, turn the key switch counter-clockwise (towards position I) and hold it until the LCD light switches off.


With this method, the robot is shut down by cutting the power supply. This may damage the on-board computer’s hard- and software.