The chassis specification system is a new feature in ATOS 12.0.1 and Companion 8.4 that allows customization of unit power requirements, combat resilience, and hardware identification independent of company defaults. This configuration file must be uploaded dynamically from a connected device, such as an Opaque Computing EXB-8505 Chassis Controller module. (Or, for modifiable chassis, directly in the hardware itself.) This permits plug-and-play recognition of chassis changes.

The firmware shipped in retail versions of the EXB-8505 will automatically recognize changes to the chassis configuration, and re-upload them into the main controller as required; simply modify the configuration file on the device itself. For a complete list of keywords, see Chassis Specification Settings in the Robot Hardware Handbook.

Attached are standard CSU configurations for various typical hardware models under 8.6.