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Connecting to the Robot

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There are several ways to communicate with the Vision and Control computers. (See also Communications_to_the_internal_computers which has similar content.))


Communication diagram for Aqua V3 robots


1. Access through the Fiber Optic port. This is the most common way to access the robot. Note that the fiber optic connecters are delicate and very sensitive to dirt. Typical connectors are rated for 500–1,000 mating cycles.

Access through the Fiber Optic port for Aqua V3 robots


2. Direct access to the Vision Computer

Direct access to the Vision Computer for Aqua V3 robots


3. Direct access to the Control Computer through the harness.

Direct access to the Control Computer for Aqua V3 robots

4. Direct access to the ethernet switch (must remove the top lid). See the Figure below. Remove one of the jacks and plug in the desired one.

Direct access to the Ethernet switch for Aqua V3 robots with marked ports for Control Stack (CS), Vision Stack (VS) and Fibre Optic (FO) board labeled.
(See Networking).

5. Access through the Subconn

Access through the Subconn for Aqua V3 robots

6. Access using the WiFi connector attached to the Vision Computer.