Author: <Armaun Zargari> Email: email@example.com <Sunghoon Ha> Email: [email protected]
Date: Last modified <11/19/21>
Keywords: <Kairos Autonomi, Kairos, Unmanned ground vehicle, Avatar Kairos>
Shown above is a picture of Kairos Autonomi’s Pronto 4 UOMO kit that allows for the converting of a normally man-driven vehicle to that of a remotely controlled vehicle. When used, Pronto 4 UOMO is placed in the drivers seat of the vehicle and takes roughly 10 to 15 minutes to install. One of the primary benefits of this kit is the fact that it allows for a high level of modularity and may be easily transferred to different vehicles. Time for completion: Approximately 30 minutes
The purpose of this tutorial is to demonstrate the basic setup of Pronto 4 UOMO from both hardware and software contexts as well as discuss how one may remotely drive a golf cart equipped with the Kairos hardware.
Additional documentation may be found via Kairos Autonomi's website and YouTube videos linked below:
* Kairos Bulletin Program http://www.kairosautonomi.com/bulletins (primary source of documentation)
* Assembling Kairos in 10 minutes [https://www.youtube.com/watch?app=desktop&v=a3IgtH2YsEc|video]]
* Shepherd P4S4 UOMO Operations [http://www.kairosautonomi.com/uploads/files/192/Shepherd-P4S4-Uomo-Operations-020400.pdf]] (one of more useful pieces of documentation)
The remainder of the tutorial is presented as follows:
Required Hardware How the Hardware is Connected Required Software Driving a Golf Cart with Kairos
To complete this tutorial, you will need the items listed below:
The primary software used here is Kairos Autonomi's proprietary Shepherd Pronto 4 Series 4 UOMO software Upon starting the computer, the software automatically boots up and there are 4 tabs that launch
When the software is launched the first screen one will see is the djBasis - Automatic Mimic tab.
This tab displays all executables that are running and which functionality of the software is being used. Ensure under the “Module Name” section that djBasis.exe, djShepherd.exe, djSharedLinkF.exe, and beacon.exe are active. Notice the names of the executables are the same as the other software tabs being used (also pictured above). For the purposes of this tutorial, also ensure that Shepherd_BEACON_OCU is selected under “Functionality.”
The E-Stop Beacon tab must also be set on the “Run” command or else the software and robot will not function. The purpose of the E-Stop Beacon is for increased safety. If any other command is selected, the engine of the cart will stop and will not move. As previously mentioned, Kairos Autonomi Shepherd is the primary executable of concern and the most time will be spent here during operation. This allows for the activation and controlling of the robot, the viewing of the video feedback, and the monitoring of both joystick/gamepad input, and the output provided with the golf cart.
The order of completion for setting up the hardware is arbitrary and is personal preference. However, all steps below must be completed:
Linked in this video is an example of the procedure (both hardware and software):
Currently the robot is not functioning due to unforeseen reasons. However, linked below is a demonstration of the cart driving.
* Time lapse video of Kairos driving a golf cart https://youtu.be/xnxjBm1yTPM