This section contains the features related to the map and can only be accessed while in Editing mode.

Tap the option Settings in the menu to show the settings for the page.


On this page, the user can:

Changing the view of the map

ZBOS Control can use the multi-touch interactions for zooming and scrolling maps by pinching and turning the screen, like Google Maps. For more information on methods, see Pointing Gesture.

When selecting or drawing walls or selecting POIs, the map cannot be rotated using the traditional methods for Android. The added controls (Rotation and Zoom slider) must be used.

Alternatively, manual controls are also available for changing the view of the map, such as the Rotation slider and the Zoom slider.

Toggling the rotation slider

This option is enabled by default.

Tap the option Show rotation slider in the menu Settings to toggle the rotation-slider below the map (colored red).


Move the slider left or right to rotate the map counter- or clockwise respectively.

Toggling the zoom slider

Tap the option Show zoom slider in the menu Settings to toggle the zoom-slider below the map (colored blue).


Move the slider left or right to zoom the map in or out on the center of the current map.

Tap the option GPS mode to orient the map based on the robot’s current orientation.
If the option GPS mode is set, the rotation-slider will not be shown.

Toggling the GPS-mode

Tap the option GPS mode in the menu Settings to toggle the GPS-mode of the map.


This function has been designed so the robot will always be oriented to the top of the screen, and the map will rotate if the robot is turning, like any GPS-system in a car.

If the GPS mode is enabled, the rotation slider will be hidden, even if the option is enabled in the settings.

Toggling the auto-save feature

Tap the option Auto Save to toggle the option on or off:


If this option is enabled, the map will be saved every time a POI or a virtual wall is updated or added. If this option is disabled, the map needs to be saved to store the changes in the current map. The changes will be reset the next time the map is loaded (e.g. when the robot is rebooted). Save the map manually to store the changes.

Toggling the bèta features

Tap the option Show Beta features to toggle viewing the bèta features:


This will display an additional option in the top right corner:


Tap the icon Location to display or hide the name(s) of the POI(s).


Toggling the advanced settings

Tap the option Show advanced settings to toggle the display of the advanced settings in the map menu:


Advanced settings

The following options should only be used if the robot has difficulties navigating.

Displaying the advanced settings

Tap the option 'Show advanced options' in the menu 'Settings' to display or hide the Advanced features option in the menu.


Tap the (newly added) option 'Advanced' to display the available options:


Resetting the robot’s location

If the robot’s current position should be lost, it can be changed manually or automatically.

These options should only be used if the robot isn’t navigating normally. Try positioning the robot on the charging station and rebooting the robot before using the advanced options.

Changing the robot location (manual)

Only one operation on the robot location can be used at a time (i.e. rotating the robot’s location or dragging the robot’s location).

Tap the option 'Robot location (manual)' in the menu 'Advanced' to alter the location of the robot on the map (marked in blue).


This will automatically select the robot’s own POI, which can then be dragged or rotated to the correct position.

Only one operation can be used at a time (i.e. either move the robot’s location on the map or rotate the robot’s location). To move and rotate the robot’s position, first move the robot’s location to the new (approximate) location and then rotate the robot’s location.

Changing the robot’s location (automatic)

Tap the option 'Robot location (automatic)' to make the robot scan the environment for its own location on the map.

This option is recommended if the robot is near its charging station.

Resetting the robot to the charging station

Only one charging station should be defined before using this option.

Tap the option 'Reset current position to charging station' in the menu 'Advanced' to place the robot on the charging station.

This option is only available if the robot is docked with a charging station.