SociBot Kiosk v1 Unpacking and Assembly

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This page is for early SociBot Kiosk version 1 models. If you are not sure of your robot model please check the Serial Number plate or contact Engineered Arts

Mechanical assembly of newer SociBots is similar. Please see SociBot_Kiosk_Unpacking_and_Assembly.

SociBot >> SociBot Unpacking and Assembly


Your Socibot installation will come mostly assembled. All that should be required is to mount the body on the plinth, connect the appropriate cables/sockets, and attach the arms. A detailed guide to these steps follows.

printable pdf assembly guide

Mount Socibot on the kiosk plinth

Take Socibot out of the box. We recommend two people for this portion of the assembly. Holding both the body and head, feed the attached cables down the central plinth hole as shown.

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The four connector screws will help align Socibot on the plinth. Ensure the cables are clear of other kiosk componenets, and that Socibot sits flush with the top of the plinth.

Socibot assembly cables.jpg Socibot assembly torso.jpg

Socibot is secured to the plinth by four wingnuts (provided), which are accessible from underneath the top of the plinth.

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Connect cables

Connect the cables to Socibot's PC according to the following guide. Note that some connections (eg LAN) may already be connected before shipping. Take particular care with the USB ports, as some devices will only work in the USB 3.0 ports (blue on the PC) and others only in USB 2.0 ports (black). Note also that when connecting to a LAN, the right hand ethernet port should be used. To connect your laptop directly to the robot, use the left-hand ethernet port (the robot will assign an IP address to your laptop via DHCP). Connecting the left hand port to a LAN will cause problems with the IP assignment.

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Cables to connect during assembly:
1. USB xtion depth sensor (upper of two black USB port)
2. Audio to robot speaker (green socket)
3. USB to robot motion board (black USB port) (cable marked USB)
4. Projector power jack
5. HDMI to projector (bottom HDMI port only!)
6. Hard to see in photo - power connection for motion board and amplifier
7. USB 3.0 Head Camera (upper of blue USB 3.0 ports)
B. LAN connection - connect other end to your network (required for remote support)

For info: cables already connected prior to shipping:
A. Mains power
B. LAN connection to customer network (NB right hand of 2 sockets)
C. USB touchscreen connection (black USB port)
D. DVI touchscreen connection (black USB port)
E. USB keyboard (blue USB 3.0 port)

All cables connected:

SociBot Setup cables all connected.jpg

Please note power for the projector hangs down near top of kiosk:

SociBot Setup projector power.jpg

Connect the power plug and socket marked torso power (provides power to the motion board and amplifier)

SociBot Setup torso power.jpg

Your console should be shipped with an ethernet cable (already connected to the LAN socket in the PC), and a power cable.

Socibot console rear.jpg

Attach the arms

Socibot arm assembly.jpg

Socibot's arms slot into place. Ensure the shoulder holes are lined up:

Socibot shoulder assembly.jpg

Then simply secure with the screw attachments provided.

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Your Socibot should now be fully functional and ready to switch on.

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