Product Information

Intended Use

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 load handling device, 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.

Improper Use


  • 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. Additional safety measures may be required for public operation of the robot.
  • The robot’s operational safety has been assessed and ensured based on the intended use-cases and the configuration at delivery. 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!

Working Area

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.

Qualified Personnel

This product must only be modified, commissioned, operated and serviced by qualified personnel.

The requirements on qualified personnel can be found at Qualified Personnel.

Safety Instructions

Please also check the general safety instructions for Neobotix robots which can be found at Safety Instructions.

Danger Areas


The undercarriage of the ROX platforms is largely disguised and inaccessible during normal operation, with two exceptions.


  • The ground clearance of the ROX robots is such that feet and toes cannot be trapped under the chassis if the person concerned is wearing safety shoes. Please contact Neobotix if you have other requirements.
  • The Mecanum wheels of the ROX-Meca are not fully enclosed and can be touched by deliberately reaching into the slot between the lower and upper hull sections. Therefore, make sure that the protective fields of the laser scanners are correctly set for each situation and that no passers-by or children can touch the robot.

Configuration of the Safety System

At delivery the safety system and the protective fields of the laser scanners are pre-configured with standard values. For many simple applications without special conditions and requirements, this configuration provides a sufficient level of safety.

Nevertheless, it is generally recommended to familiarise oneself with the safety system, the individual safety functions and the requirements of the respective application before commissioning the autonomous robot. In many cases, individual adjustments can further improve operational safety while minimising downtime and cycle times.


Incorrectly set protective fields or an incorrectly configured safety controller can result in serious injuries and damage! The responsibility for the safe operation of the autonomous mobile robot lies with the operator.