Link robot using ZBOS Cloud platform

ZBOS Control can be used to remotely control the robot over the internet. This method requires an active internet connection on the robot and the device running Control.

Tap the button 'Login or create an account' in the Linking page.

tap login

The login-modal is shown in the default browser of the tablet/smartphone:

login selection
  1. Log in using a ZBOS Cloud account

  2. Log in using a social media account

  3. Additional options for a ZBOS Cloud account (i.e. reset the password or create a new ZBOS account)

Create ZBOS-Cloud account

Tap the option 'Create new account' in the browser to create a new ZBOS Cloud account.

tap create zbos account

Enter the required information in the following screen.

account creation
  1. Username, e-mail address and password for the account

  2. Tap the button 'Register' to create the account.

The account needs to be activated using the link in the confirmation e-mail.
mail confirmation

Tap the link in the confirmation mail to activate the ZBOS account.

Log in using ZBOS Cloud account

Enter the username and password for the account and tap the button 'Sign in' to return to the app or website.

login zbos platform

Log in using a social media account

Tap any of the social media account (Facebook, Google or Apple) to use the account to log in using the social media account.

login social media

Enter the required password for the social account and, if required, grant permissions required to link the social account to the ZBOS Cloud platform.

After returning to the app or website from the login-page, the linking screen will be updated with the new information

linking robot logged in
  1. The used account-name is shown in the list

  2. Tap the 'Next' button to scan the local network for a robot to link

  3. Tap the option 'Switch account' to use a different cloud-/social media account

Tap the button 'Next' to continue with the setup

tap next

Tap the option 'No' to connect the robot to the local wifi.

tap wifi no

A modal will be shown asking for the location information when opening the modal for the first time.

permission location

Grant the permission to allow ZBOS Control to scan for nearby wifi networks or enter the wifi network information manually.

wifi connection modal
  1. Tap the name of the network (next to the icon md arrow dropdown ) to display a wifi list or tap the icon freeicons lotus edit to enter the network information manually

  2. Enter the password for the wifi network

  3. Follow the listed instructions to connect the robot to the entered network

  4. Tap the QR code icon once all the network and password have been entered correctly to display the generated QR code in full screen

  5. Tap the icon download to download the configuration file to the tablet/app (additional permission may be needed for storage access)

Connecting Control to Robot

Once the robot has been connected to the network, ZBOS Control can be linked to the robot.

tap wifi yes

This will initiate a scan of the wifi network for the selected type of robot

wifi scan robot found
  1. A list with all robots are shown

  2. A manual input field will be shown to enter the network address will be shown, in the event the network scan doesn’t work (i.e. the router doesn’t allow it).

  3. A button to continue with the linking process is shown

  1. The robot and tablet must be connected to the same wifi network.

  2. If the type 'Other' has been selected, all ZBOS robots will be shown. Otherwise, only the robots of the selected type will be shown.

Select the robot or enter the IP address to enable the 'Next' button.

wifi connection robot selected

Tap the 'Next' button to continue with the setup.

First user

The first user will automatically be linked as an administrator for the robot.

linking admin

Tap the option 'Connect' to connect to the robot

Other users

All subsequent users need to request access to the robot to the current administrator.

linking request access

Tap the button 'Request Access' to ask the administrator to allow the robot to be controlled using the ZBOS Cloud platform.

Tap the button 'Local connection' to control the robot using the local network while the request is pending. See the chapter Linking robot using local WiFi for more information.