Tagged: remote operation
FindingNiryoParticipantOctober 10, 2018 at 5:22 pmPost count: 93
Remote reboot would be much more useful than remote shutdown.Edouard RenardKeymasterOctober 15, 2018 at 4:32 pmPost count: 220
I agree that adding a “Reboot” action could be nice. (I guess you’re talking about Niryo One Studio)
For now, if you want to reboot, you’d have to shutdown the robot, and then power off -> power on manually.
Why we didn’t add this action before is because it can be quite confusing for some people. If they press “reboot” instead of “shutdown” and the LED turns red then they might think they can power off the robot, but no because the robot is just booting. So this could lead to some corruption problems on the microSD card.Just sharing my thoughts here, let me know what you think about that. Maybe we could add a reboot action with a warning on the desktop app. Will add that to the feature backlog and think more about it.FindingNiryoParticipantOctober 15, 2018 at 4:59 pmPost count: 93
Perhaps the LED can go purple during reboot rather than red. Currently as the robot starts the LED is red which could lead to the type of operator error and corruption you describe. Reserving red status for “safe to shut down” would be a win-win.
I would like to use the robot remotely and therefore can not use the physical ON/OFF power button.Edouard RenardKeymasterOctober 15, 2018 at 5:08 pmPost count: 220
Problem is that the LED can’t stay purple on reboot. The LED has a pull up resistor on its red color.
So, when no power -> LED is off
When power ON and Raspberry Pi not controlling the LED (booting or OFF) -> LED is red (this is why we added the pull up resistor)
When Raspberry Pi controlling the LED -> whatever color we want
During shutdown -> we just ask the Raspberry Pi to make the LED purple. When the Raspberry Pi shutdowns, all GPIOs are reset to their default state (that’s something we can’t do anything about), so we go back to the LED red.
And I agree with you, that’s also a problem because on boot, we can’t directly change the color from red to another color.
Your second argument makes sense, we’ll add this feature (with a warning) on the next Niryo One Studio releaseFindingNiryoParticipantApril 26, 2019 at 4:33 pmPost count: 93
Software reset should include reset for Dynamixel errors
XL protocol supports Instruction to reboot the device (which clears hardware error codes)
Reboot Instruction Packet
H1 H2 H3 RSRV ID LEN1 LEN2 INST CRC1 CRC2
0xFF 0xFF 0xFD 0x00 0x01 0x03 0x00 0x08 0x2F 0x4E
ID 1 Status Packet
H1 H2 H3 RSRV ID LEN1 LEN2 INST P1 CRC1 CRC2
0xFF 0xFF 0xFD 0x00 0x01 0x04 0x00 0x55 0x00 0xA1 0x0CEdouard RenardKeymasterApril 26, 2019 at 5:00 pmPost count: 220
Yes that’s a good point. Added this on our backlog!
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