Ubiquity Robotics Documentation


The Magni robot is strong, fast, and heavy. Initially, use lumber, bricks, or whatever you have to lift the wheels free of the floor, or run it somewhere where it can’t hurt anyone or anything if it surprises you. NOT ON A TABLE TOP.

On This Page

  1. Preface
  2. Requirements
  3. Magni Controls
  4. Troubleshooting

Quick Start

  1. If you don’t have your robot yet
  2. If you are using our Raspberry Pi image on its own without a Magni
  3. Unboxing, putting in batteries and charging them
  4. How to drive with optional Logitech controller
  5. Connecting a workstation and starting the Robot
  6. Control the robot by voice using Robot Commander on an Android phone
  7. Driving a robot with a keyboard
  8. How to set up cameras and sensors
  9. How to make Follow Me work with a fiducial

Doing More With Your Robot

  1. How to connect the robot with your network
  2. How to set-up a workstation with ROS and Synchronize Time
  3. Visualize With rviz
  4. Using Floor Fiducials To Guide Your Robot
  5. Set up fiducials so you can set waypoints and goals
  6. Use Robot Commander over the network to go to waypoints
  7. Try out the Sensor Package e.g. silver sensor package, gold sensor package
  8. Raspberry Pi GPIO Lines In Use And Using Them For Your Own Needs

Verification and Programming Your Robot

  1. Overview
  2. Updating Software and Firmware
  3. Basic Verification Of Operation
  4. Diagnostics, Developer Tips and I2C
  5. PC Board Revision Identification
  6. Motor Controller Board Pinouts And Power Supply Ratings
  7. Fiducial Follow App
  8. Running Magni in Simulation