Karelics Cloud release notes

Welcome to the Karelics Cloud release notes! In this document, we will share updates and changes to Karelics Cloud that have been made in the current release. These updates include new features, improvements to existing features, and bug fixes. We encourage you to review the release notes carefully to stay informed about what’s new in Karelics Cloud and how these updates may affect your use of the platform. If you have any questions or need more information, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our support team. Thank you for using Karelics Cloud!

Release 2023.01โ€‹

Karelics Cloud release note 2023.1

Table of Contents

Mini cloud beta

When the internet connection on a project site was unstable, or its area coverage was not enough to include all the operating robots, our users experienced troubles with higher latency and unresponsiveness of the ๐—ž๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐˜€ ๐—–๐—น๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฑ UI.

To solve this problem, we are thrilled to introduce the ๐—ž๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐˜€ ๐— ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ถ ๐—–๐—น๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฑ, a self-contained hardware solution that runs a local copy of the ๐—ž๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐˜€ ๐—–๐—น๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฑ.

All the devices running on a particular project will connect to the ๐— ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ถ ๐—–๐—น๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฑ, and then the operation of the robots on-site will happen through it. It will download all the related project data from the main ๐—ž๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐˜€ ๐—–๐—น๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฑ during the initial setup. At the end of the project, all the synced data will be erased, and the ๐— ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ถ ๐—–๐—น๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฑ will then be ready to be used on other projects.

Worry not! It will still be possible to control all of your devices and see the report of their work from the comfort of your office, wherever that might be! All the data will always be in sync between the ๐— ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ถ ๐—–๐—น๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฑ and the main ๐—ž๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐˜€ ๐—–๐—น๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฑ.

Karelics Cloud, robot fleet management app UI.

You might wonder, what if your device falls, at any moment, outside the reach of the local Wi-Fi network โ€“ this is not a problem! If the robot has LTE enabled, it will still securely connect to the ๐— ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ถ ๐—–๐—น๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฑ.

To check out all the relevant project information, log in to the system of the ๐— ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ถ ๐—–๐—น๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฑ and choose the project to check out.

The report of work done by all the robots on a project will continue to have the same level of transparency for on-site and outside operators.

Please note that the ๐— ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ถ ๐—–๐—น๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฑ is currently in the beta version and may still have some issues, which we are tirelessly working to solve!

Elevators integration beta

Sometimes robots canโ€™t walk the stairs and to reach the target destination on another floor they need to use elevators. This is valid not only for new construction projects but also for renovation projects. We are thrilled to announce that we have completed the first step integrating the elevators from KONE and OTIS into our system. If your elevator has connectivity installed, you can connect it in your construction project configuration and start using with robots. Even the first version we release now has a big impact on reduction of waiting time.
Karelics Cloud, robot fleet management app UI.

For now you can connect to the elevator in your project. You can position the elevator cabin on the map built by your device. You can link the map of the floor with elevator floor. And in the end you can see the status of each cabin:

  • where is the cabin currently
  • it is highlighted if it is on your currently selected floor already
  • you can call an elevator to your currently selected floor
  • you can see the status of the doors if they are opened or not

And this all in near-realtime.

Please note that it is at the moment a beta version and may have some issues.

Projects configuration

Highlighting the current devices in the list

Karelics Cloud, robot fleet management app UI.
In the list of devices, devices that are currently working on the project are now highlighted. This helps to easily find needed device or find out why it is not shown any more especially for long lasting projects.

Quickly navigate to project configuration

Karelics Cloud, robot fleet management app UI.
When click on Config button in user menu in operator interface, user will be redirected to the configuration page of selected project.

Possibility to assign device to a project from device page improvements

Karelics Cloud, robot fleet management app UI.

Showing the error message if device is planned to another project.

When adding some device to a running project – starting date will be set as today by default. No more need to change the date from the past.

Possibility to extend the lease for 1 day

Karelics Cloud, robot fleet management app UI.
When device lease has expired but device should stay on the project to simplify the process of assignment it is now possible to quickly extend the lease for 1 day and continue working. If more days are needed it can be extended to longer period from project configuration UI.

Suggest to create new map if there are no maps

Karelics Cloud, robot fleet management app UI.

Projects list is now as the table with filter

Karelics Cloud, robot fleet management app UI.
Now list of projects is represented as the table. Now more visible more information. Currently running projects are highlighted. Added filter of projects by name.

Assigning to project improvements

Now when assigning device to project, it is clearly visible that the process is running. Now no more second click will happen.

Using the map to show or get the address of the project

Now it is possible to search the address of the project in one field or to tap on the map to get the proper coordinates and the address. The address will be split by fields automatically.

Maps improvements

Show rotation angle

Karelics Cloud, robot fleet management app UI.
When editing the virtual area it is now possible to rotate it and to see the rotation angle.

Improvements of drawing the virtual walls and areas

Karelics Cloud, robot fleet management app UI.
We are showing two labels during area drawing (close to cursor). One shows distance to last area point, another shows distance to first point.

Other improvements

Contribution to opensource

Improved library with fixes for touch devices.

https://github.com/Karelics/Leaflet.Path.Transform

Optimised Operator UI for mobile phones use

Karelics Cloud, robot fleet management app UI.
Karelics Cloud, robot fleet management app UI.

Notifications improvements

  • Improved a lot the behaviour of notification bell – now it has an expected behaviour and shows the information only when new unread messages are there.
  • Now we are using the vibration API when important notifications are appearing. Works only on supported devices
  • Improved the word splitting for longer messages

Other

  • Improved stability of project maps sync for newly added devices and for some border cases of deleted maps
  • Fixed the calculation of working time widget
  • Now low battery indication is now shown at 20%, not at 30%. When battery below 10% show “notification” waring message every 1% drop. When below 5% show red danger notifications.
  • Improved the map loading order to prevent virtual elements to be present before the map layout is loaded
  • Extended UI of waypoints to be able to see the type of waypoint
  • Fixed issue with grouping of maps when creating new floor
  • Fixed issue with checking the availability of devices for new projects
  • Various of other fixes and usability improvements
  • Performance improvements
  • Security improvements