How to Use the university Email, IMAP /SMTP Settings

University Email Instructions

  • You got an email or letter with your university Email, a P-Number (e.g., mine is p2196256) and a pin-code or password.
  • Your email will be:

Two Passwords

  1. MUOnline:
    This password is needed to setup your mail client!

Setup the Mail Client

Few important notes:

  • You can only send mails when connected to the university network.
  • Setup a VPN Client to send mails from outside the university network. Find the download links and instructions here.

Note that only the incoming connection to the host is a secure connection.

  • Incoming Setup (IMAP):
    • User: p-number
    • Password: Your NMAIL / NOTES pw that is used to login at
    • Host:
    • SSL, Port 993
  • Outgoing Setup (SMTP):
      • User: p-number
      • Password: Your NMAIL / NOTES pw that is used to login at
      • Host:
      • pasword-only, no-encryption, Port 25

Nextcloud Mail-Client Setup

You can also setup your mail client in our nextcloud (

Note that with this online client, you can always send mail, even when being not connected to the university network.

On the right, an example configuration is shown.

How To fix the Robot Hand (Overheat Error)

Signs of an Overheat Error

Two signs occur when the overheating error is present:

1) Only the red lamp on top of the robot hand is light up continuously.
2) The ROS Terminal (running the roslaunch rh8d start_rh8d.launch programm) displays “Overheat Error”. In the picture below the error message for servo #38 is displayed.

Needed Resources

  1.  Download the TSBAdvanced Loader binary from github.
  2.  Download the RH8D Fix folder (so far we have only the fixes for Servo #33, #35 and #38, if you need a different one please talk to Prof. Rückert).

How the fix works

  1. Connect the robot hand via the micro USB connector on the side of the hand to a Windows computer.
  2. Plug in the power supply of the robot hand.
  3. Open a Terminal on the Windows computer.
  4. Move to the directory were you unziped the “RH8D” files.
  5. Check the COM connection to the robot hand in the devices manager (i.e. COM4).
  6. Now enter the bridge mode with the terminal command : “tsbloader_adv.exe -port=[the Virtual Serial port number/id you determined in point 1] -seederos=bron” (replace the [the Virtual Serial port number/id you determined in point 1] with i.e. COM4.
  7.  Depending on the servo motor, the corresponding pwd must now be used. Servo #31 = A; Servo #32 = B; … Servo #38 = H.
  8. To reset the faulty temperature sensor of the corresponding servo motor use the following command: “tsbloader_adv.exe -port=[YOUR COMM PORT] -prewait=2000 -pwd=[SERVO-PWD] -eop=ewv -efile=[RESET FILE FOR THE SERVO] -baud=33333”
  9. If there are more than one errors, fix only one at a time!
  10.  After completion use the command: “tsbloader_adv.exe -port=[the Virtual Serial port number/id you determined in point 1] -seederos=broff” to leave the bridge mode.
  11. Afterwards reboot the hand (replug the power supply and disconnect the micro USB cable). After booting all three lamps should light again. Otherwise contact the support of seed robotics via email:


How to install Ubuntu in a VM on MacOS with M1 Chip

Install a Virtual Machine that supports Mac M1 Architectures

Well, the options are limited.

  • I went for UTM.

Install ubuntu server 20.04


Coding Environment

  • sudo apt-get install openjdk-17-jre-headless (or something like that)
  • PyCharm from JetBrains.
  • CoppeliaSim.
  • GitHubDesktop.
  • Terminator.
  • HTop.

How to use Sensor Glove with Robot Hand

Repository Clone


Additional Requirements

Connection with PC

First step is to make sure that the Sensor glove is connected to the USB0 and Robot Hand is connected to USB1. If this is not in order, we might have to change it inside the files and aslo in rosserial_python library. 

Connecting with ROS

  • Initiate Roscore with command: roscore
  • Run the Rosserial Python command to initiate the Serial connection between with the hand through Python:

          rosrun rosserial_python tcp

           You will see something like this:

  • After this, run the Arduino file to initiate the calibration. If the Serial connection is finished, you will see something like this:

Connecting with the Robot Hand

In order to connect with the hand, just run this file:

roslaunch rh8d start_rh8d.launch

How to install Lotus Notes on Linux & MacOS

Get Lotus Notes for Linux or IOS


Details to the MAC OS Installation (M1)

  • Run the installer called, Notes1101FP4_DE_IT_Notarized_Mac.dmg.
  • Start the package: HCL Notes Installer-nl1d.pkg
  • Note that the installer ‘Notes_1101_Mac_German_Italian.dmg‘ is not working on an M1.
  • Enter your Name.
  • Enter the Server:
  • Enter Lotus Notes Password that you got from the ZID.
  • Otherwise, you need to get a notes account.

Setup the Notes Client

  • Option 1: Call ZID and let them do it for you.
  • Option 2: Copy your old ‘desktop8.ndk‘ file from /Library/Application Support/HCL Notes Data/ into the same folder on your new MAC OS system.

Responsibilities & Contacts

This post provides information on whom to contact depending on your purpose.

Note that this post is continuously updated to keep the contact persons up-to-date. 

If you discover out-dated information, please contact our secretary


Sabine Fluch

  • CISCO telephone stations for new employees. 

Helga Winklmayr

Julia Schmidbauer

  • Knowledge- and Technology Transfer & Business Partnerships

Moodle Courses


How to use our FRANKA EMIKA Panda

Franka World Account


Franka Emika Webinterface

To connect to the web interface, use the robot PC. Open the browser and visit the website: or via IP . The access data for the web interface are as follows:

Account name: CPSFranka
PW: bs6m6BYftuQjd8p

Getting started with the Guiding Mode

Before you start with the guiding mode you should get to know the status colors of the Franka Panda. You can find them in the picture below. In case of difficulties, the user manual on page 137 provides you with initial assistance.

In guiding mode, motion of the arm follows the corresponding guiding configuartion, which is displayed in the sidebar. The guiding configuration can be changed by pressing the guiding mode button on top of the grip. You can also select the guiding mode in the web interface.

Teaching the Robot to Pass Through a Sequence of States

You can register a sequence of robot configurations as target states. These points can be autonomously approached, one after another. 

Activating the Mode 'Guide Task'

To set up a guide task, press the “+” button next to the tasks in the lower left part of the web interface. Next, you can add either a Cart Motion App or a Joint Motion App. After you have set up the task, you can begin the guidance process.

To start the guidance program, unlock the robot’s joints in the web interface and check that the two switches are off (on the right of the window). Next, open the first app of your task. Now you need to go to the robot and press the two buttons at the end of the end effector. Then move the robot arm to the first control point and press the “o” button on the control panel, repeat this process until you have completed your guidance program. Finally, press the green check button. Now you only have to enter the maximum speed and acceleration for your task and you are done with the first app. Use the same procedure for all apps. You can then return to the computer and start your program after unlocking the safety switch.

ATTENTION: Do not be in the robot’s danger zone at any time while your guidance program is running!