I just got around to playing with the linkbots . I have noticed one odd thing about firmware updates .It seems I keep getting lowered in version # . I started at 90 and now I am at 87. Also if you try to use the Menu entry “Reset firmware” it keeps asking you to move a switch to the programming position. This does not seem to match the hardware of the linkbot . It seems we could use a bit more documentation for this unique product.
The firmware version is tied to the BaroboLink version. High versions of BaroboLink will include higher firmware versions. In general, if the robot is working for you, I would recommend not updating the firmware.
The “Firmware Reset” option is only for the Mobot, an older, deprecated product line. This option will be removed in future versions of BaroboLink to reduce confusion. Thanks!