Kubi telepresence robot

Using the Kubi Telepresence Robot

  • On the iPad in the classroom:
    • Mount the iPad in the Kubi in landscape mode.
    • Run Safari and make sure you have a wireless connection.
    • Power on the Kubi using the front button - light should pulsate.
    • Run the Kubi Quick app and click Start.
    • The Kubi light should turn solid blue and the iPad should automatically connect to the Kubi. (You might want to make a note of the 10-digit meeting ID number that shows up at the top of the screen to pass on to your remote students)
    • To end the session click anywhere on the iPad screen to get the menu, then click End Meeting at the top left.

  • Remote student runs Chrome or Firefox on their computer (with optional headset and webcam):
    • Go to https://zoom.us
    • At the top centre - click Join a Meeting (You might need to download and run a zoom launcher app)
    • Enter the 10-digit meeting ID (which the instructor can see at the top of the iPad screen when they touch the screen)
    • Select join with computer audio
    • To remotely pan/tilt the iPad camera:
    • Right-click at the top right of the video image and pull down to Request Camera Control. (or click the blue Connect Kubi button at the top right if it appears for you)
    • You get a pan/tilt overlay at the bottom right of your screen to control the camera. (or the arrow keys on your keyboard also work)
    • Right-click at the top right of the video image to Give Up Camera Control (or click the blue Disconnect Kubi button)
    • *note: remote camera control only works in Gallery View (see icon over black background at top right of the screen)
    • To end the session, click Leave Meeting at the bottom right.

  • Troubleshooting:
    • If the iPad doesn't respond to remote control, click the iPad screen and check the blue button at the left called Kubi Connected.
    • If the Kubi is turned off (no light) just press the button to wake it up. The button light will cycle to show it's ready.
    • Press and hold the Kubi button to turn it off.
    • When fully charged both the Kubi and the iPad should run for several hours untethered