Operating Elements

The pictures below show the basic operating elements of the ROX platforms. Individual changes are described in the project specific documentation.

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1 Emergency Stop Buttons
2 Key Switch
3 Ethernet Port
4 Access to the On-Board Computer
5 Brake Release Button (except for Argo models)
6 LED Indicators
7 Type Label
8 Charging Socket
9 Battery Activation Switch

Emergency Stop Buttons

When one of these buttons is pressed the robot is immediately set to emergency stop and all further movements are prevented. This state can be reset by unlocking the emergency stop buttons and turning the Key Switch clockwise to position II for one second.

Key Switch

See Key Switch.

Ethernet Port

This connector provides access to the mobile robot’s internal network. It can be used to change the safety controller’s configuration if application specific settings are required.

Access to the On-Board Computer

All peripheral connections of the on-board computer are accessible at the back of the platform.

Brake Release Button

Pressing this button will open the motors’ brakes, allowing the robot to be moved even while it is turned off. If the brakes are open while the robot is off red warning lights at the front right and rear left corner of the platform light up.

The safety system monitors the state of the brakes and will switch to emergency stop if they are opened manually. Resetting the emergency stop and actively driving the robot is only possible after the brakes have been closed again.

LED Lighting

See LED Lighting.

Charging Socket

The battery charger can be manually connected to this socket. Further information can be found at Charging.

Battery Activation Switch

When LiFePO4 batteries are used, the ROX has a rocker switch that can be used to put the batteries into standby mode.

The battery management system (BMS) integrated into the LiFePO4 batteries continuously monitors the condition of the batteries and prevents overcharging and deep discharging as well as damage due to overheating, overcurrent and the like. To do this, however, it requires energy that would discharge the batteries in a switched-off robot over a longer period of time. In standby mode, this energy requirement is significantly reduced and the robot can survive several weeks without recharging. However, in this mode, the outputs of the batteries are de-energised and the batteries can neither be charged nor can the robot be switched on.


Always switch the ROX batteries to standby mode if the robot is not expected to be used for several days or is already largely discharged and cannot be recharged promptly. Reactivation of deeply discharged batteries is possible but time-consuming. In this case, please contact Neobotix.

AGM batteries are always on and cannot be deactivated.