When the device is powered on successfully, the green light is steady on, and the blue light will flash once the self-check passes.
It should be noted that each joint of the robotic arm should be turned to the zero position before use every time, so that the theoretical zero position in the control algorithm coincides with the actual mechanical zero position. In addition, the black and white power cord of the motor at the end of the robotic arm has DC24V power supply. If it is not needed, be sure to wrap the black and white power cord with insulating tape to prevent danger such as short circuit.
If the terminal prints ‘Arm Version 3-8’ after executing the ‘z1_Ctrl -v’, it’s allowed to power on the robot in any position.
And the fisrt thing when power on is to press ‘~’ key or execute ‘backtostart’.
The default IP address of the robotics arm is 192.168.123.110. The users need to change the IP of the PC before control the robot.
With the example of changing to 192.168.123.162, run
ifConfig in the terminal and you will find your port name. For example, enpxxx.
sudo ifconfig enpxxx down # enpxxx is your PC port sudo ifconfig enpxxx 192.168.123.162/24 sudo ifconfig enpxxx up
The above method is to change the IP temporarily, you can also change the IP of the PC permanently, the operation please see below:
sudo vim /etc/network/interfaces
Add the following text to the interfaces file opened above.
auto enpxxx iface enpxxx inet static address 192.168.123.162 netmask 255.255.255.0
In this case, you can run the ping 192.168.123.110 command to check whether the connection with the robotic arm is normal.
Insert the telecommunication cable in the auxiliary network port of the robot arm, then execute
z1_controller/unitreeArmTools.py in a terminal and enter command as prompted.
After that, power-on again.
When the robotic arm is in a singular position, the degrees of freedom will degenerate and it will make the angular velocity of some joints to be infinite, and the robotic will be at the risk of losing control.
It is recommended to run the robotic arm to the forward point after power-on to avoid this area.