anki_vector.status

Robot Status class and exposed properties for Vector’s various states.

The RobotStatus class in this module exposes properties about the robot status like is_charging, is_being_held, etc.

Classes

RobotStatus()

A class to expose various status properties of the robot.

class anki_vector.status.RobotStatus

A class to expose various status properties of the robot.

are_motors_moving

True if Vector is currently moving any of his motors (head, arm or wheels/treads).

import anki_vector

with anki_vector.Robot() as robot:
    if robot.status.are_motors_moving:
        print("Vector is moving.")
Return type

bool

are_wheels_moving

True if Vector’s wheels/treads are currently moving.

import anki_vector

with anki_vector.Robot() as robot:
    if robot.status.are_wheels_moving:
        print("Vector's wheels are moving.")
Return type

bool

is_animating

True if Vector is currently playing an animation.

import anki_vector

with anki_vector.Robot() as robot:
    if robot.status.is_animating:
        print("Vector is animating.")
Return type

bool

is_being_held

True if Vector is being held.

is_being_held uses the IMU to look for tiny motions that suggest the robot is actively being held in someone’s hand.

import anki_vector

with anki_vector.Robot() as robot:
    if robot.status.is_being_held:
        print("Vector is being held.")
Return type

bool

is_button_pressed

True if Vector’s button is pressed.

import anki_vector

with anki_vector.Robot() as robot:
    if robot.status.is_button_pressed:
        print("Vector's button was button pressed.")
Return type

bool

is_carrying_block

True if Vector is currently carrying a block.

import anki_vector

with anki_vector.Robot() as robot:
    if robot.status.is_carrying_block:
        print("Vector is carrying his block.")
Return type

bool

is_charging

True if Vector is currently charging.

import anki_vector

with anki_vector.Robot() as robot:
    if robot.status.is_charging:
        print("Vector is currently charging.")
Return type

bool

is_cliff_detected

True if Vector detected a cliff using any of his four cliff sensors.

import anki_vector

with anki_vector.Robot() as robot:
    if robot.status.is_cliff_detected:
        print("Vector has detected a cliff.")
Return type

bool

is_docking_to_marker

True if Vector has seen a marker and is actively heading toward it (for example his charger or cube).

import anki_vector

with anki_vector.Robot() as robot:
    if robot.status.is_docking_to_marker:
        print("Vector has found a marker and is docking to it.")
Return type

bool

is_falling

True if Vector is currently falling.

import anki_vector

with anki_vector.Robot() as robot:
    if robot.status.is_falling:
        print("Vector is falling.")
Return type

bool

is_head_in_pos

True if Vector’s head is in the desired position (False if still trying to move there).

import anki_vector

with anki_vector.Robot() as robot:
    if robot.status.is_head_in_pos:
        print("Vector's head is in position.")
Return type

bool

is_in_calm_power_mode

True if Vector is in calm power mode. Calm power mode is generally when Vector is sleeping or charging.

import anki_vector

with anki_vector.Robot() as robot:
    if robot.status.is_in_calm_power_mode:
        print("Vector is in calm power mode.")
Return type

bool

is_lift_in_pos

True if Vector’s arm is in the desired position (False if still trying to move it there).

import anki_vector

with anki_vector.Robot() as robot:
    if robot.status.is_lift_in_pos:
        print("Vector's arm is in position.")
Return type

bool

is_on_charger

True if Vector is currently on the charger.

import anki_vector

with anki_vector.Robot() as robot:
    if robot.status.is_on_charger:
        print("Vector is on the charger.")
Return type

bool

is_pathing

True if Vector is currently traversing a path.

import anki_vector

with anki_vector.Robot() as robot:
    if robot.status.is_pathing:
        print("Vector is traversing a path.")
Return type

bool

is_picked_up

True if Vector is currently picked up (in the air).

If is_being_held is true, then is_picked_up is always True.

is_picked_up uses the IMU data to determine if the robot is not on a stable surface with his treads down. If the robot is on its side, is_picked_up is True.

import anki_vector

with anki_vector.Robot() as robot:
    if robot.status.is_picked_up:
        print("Vector is picked up.")
Return type

bool

is_robot_moving

True if Vector is in motion. This includes any of his motors (head, arm, wheels/tracks) and if he is being lifted, carried, or falling.

import anki_vector

with anki_vector.Robot() as robot:
    if robot.status.is_robot_moving:
        print("Vector has is in motion.")
Return type

bool