The robot can patrol most indoor spaces where a wheelchair would be able to move.
Cobalt Operates Indoors
The Cobalt robot was not designed to be weather proof, or to handle un-paved terrain, and some of it's sensors may not function in full direct sunlight.
The Cobalt robot needs a smooth surface to drive on
Standard tile, carpet, wood floors, and ADA-approved ramps are all excellent terrain for the robot to navigate. The robot cannot navigate staircases, steps, very thick shag carpets, astro-turf, or exceptionally bumpy surfaces, like cobble stone.
The robot can drive on handicapped ramps
The robot can navigate handicapped ramps. The ADA calls for 7:1 grade and the robot can navigate these grades.
The robot needs good WiFi signal strength
In order to properly report security anomalies to your team without incurring a large cellular bill, the robot requires strong WiFi signal strength in all areas of it's patrol. During onboarding, our technician may identify any areas with weak signal strength and request that you add an additional access point to that area. We recommend -60dBm for the acceptable WiFi signal strength.
The robot should not operate around un-aware drivers
People driving cars or other vehicles (such as forklifts) may not be expecting to see a robot, which could lead to dangerous situations. If the robot needs to operate around other vehicles, such as in a parking garage or in a warehouse with active forklifts, it is important that the drivers are informed of the robots' presence. An employee-only parking garage where all drivers were informed of the robot is acceptable, but a public access parking garage where new drivers could unexpectedly encounter a robot is not acceptable.