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Frequently Asked Questions
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What are the main uses of the robot?
The TinySurveyor is designed to make stake out work more efficient. Many of our customers find the robot particularly efficient in premarking road lines and setting out points for eg. photovoltaic parks. With minimum setup, it will drive autonomously to defined points and along defined lines. The spray tool allows users to set out points and lines, dashed or continuous.
Who are using the robot?
The robot is used by surveyors, engineers, road line markers and power plant contractors in USA, Ireland, Norway, Denmark, the Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland, Australia and New Zealand.
How does it handle uneven surfaces?
The robot can work on uneven surfaces like grass fields, dirt pitches and gravel.
Does it only work on roads?
The design of the robot makes it able to manoeuvre in many different environments, even in rough terrain. If the caster wheel cannot overcome a challenging surface, the larger motor wheels can be set to drive in front.
How accurate is the robot?
You can expect an accuracy of 2-3 cm. This can, however, vary from country to country. In open motorway environments, the accuracy might be even better.
How long does the battery last?
With a fully charged battery, you can expect the robot to work continuously for at least eight hours.
How autonomously does the robot work?
As soon as you have entered the data and switched to autonomous mode, the robot will work by itself. The light on the robot will blink blue when it has finished the job.
Are there any extra components I need to buy?
The TinySurveyor is supplied with a battery and a remote control. You will need to bring your own GNSS receiver and a SIM card, which is to be inserted into the robot.
Will there by additional yearly cost?
A correction signal is needed (NTRIP RTK) to achieve the high accuracy. The robot requires a mobile network card (SIM card) which requires payment of an annual fee. The annual RTK fee and SIM card fee vary from country to country.
What happens if my robot stops working?
Our technicians can access any robot around the world remotely via SIM card. If the problem is software related, the robot will normally be repaired and operational within minutes.
The robot requires a SIM card for remote diagnostics and support.
What type of paint can be used?
The TinySurveyor uses the aerosol spray can that you already use. The TinySurveyor can use different can sizes, ranging from 400 ml to 750 ml. You can use any type of paint and any colour.
Will my aerosol spray can fit?
Most standard-sized cans will fit.
How do I control the robot?
You can control the robot using the included tablet. The tablet solution has a very user-friendly interface which allows you to send jobs directly from your USB key to the robot. You can also adjust the robot settings and control the robot manually via the tablet. You can use wi-fi or bluetooth to connect the tablet to the robot.
For long range control, you can also use a remote control which gives a range of up to 500 m / 547 yd.
How far can the remote control reach?
The tablet can reach up to 100 m / 109 yd and the remote control can reach up to 500m / 547 yd, depending on the environment.
How does the robot connect to a total station?
This depends on the make of the total station. The connection can be established either by bluetooth or by using the total station controller and a cable connecting the controller to the robot.
How do I programme the robot?
You do not programme the robot. Instead, you insert a data file containing points or lines into the robot.
Which data formats are supported?
The robot supports commonly used data formats, including GEO, DXF, CSV and LANDXML files.
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