Using the multi-robot dashboard

The widgets can be organized into a list of (at most) 5 columns. The blank column(s) will automatically be hidden if no widget is present. For example:

In editing:


In normal output:


Adding widgets

Tap the in the bottom-right of the multi-robot dashboard to add a new widget to the grid.

The location of the icon can be changed easily by dragging it.
  1. Type of widget to add (see Type of multi-robot widgets)

  2. The column to add the widget to (from 1-5)

  3. The relative position of the new widget (top or bottom)

After entering the parameters, the connection to the robot needs to be entered (e.g. IP address of the robot or the robot from the registered robot on the cloud-account).

Local connection

ConnectionModal Networked
  1. Connection-type = Network (default)

  2. Enter IP-address of the local network

Cloud connection

ConnectionModal Cloud
  1. Connection-type = Cloud (login required)

  2. Select the robot from the list

Type of multi-robot widgets

All the modals available in the multi-robot dashboard are also available in the Dashboard. The modals will have an added title-bar to change the connection (if necessary).

The following types of widgets can be added to the multi-robot dashboard:

Widget Explanation


(all robots)

This widget sends a message to the robot to speak.

Composition List

(all robots)

This widget shows the composition stored on the robot.

Interaction List

(Cruzr or Zora)

This widget shows the list of interactions available on the robot.

Camera Controls

(Cruzr or James)

This widget displays the mini-camera screen, takes a photo or enables the feed from the tablet/smartphone to the robot.


(partially supported for head-movement)

This widget displays the movement-controls (in a separate list for head-movement).

Quick Responses

(all robots)

This widget displays the Quick responses stored in ZBOS Control (not the robot) and can execute them on the connected robot.


(Cruzr or James)

This widget shows the currently selected video-feed from the robot.


(Cruzr or James)

This widget shows the currently selected map. No movement-controls are available for this widget. It can be used to add the current position as a POI to the map.

Map List

(Cruzr or James)

This widget displays the POIs available on the currently selected map on the connected robot.

If both head- and body-movements are needed, add 2 movement-modals and select a different movement-type from the list in the header of the widget.

Changing the robot-connection

Tap the header of the modal to open the connection modal again and change the settings if necessary.


Editing widgets

Like the 'Add'-button, the 'Edit'-button can also be dragged in case it should overlap with the shown widgets. In addition, when switching back to normal mode, the icon will remain in the last known position.

Tap the icon in the top-right corner of the dashboard to enable the edit-mode.

While the edit-mode is active, the following operations are available:

  • Tap a widget to show or hide the widget.

  • Drag a widget to another location to switch the location.

For more information, see the Dashboard-page.

Deleting widgets

Open the Edit-mode and tap the cross in the top-right corner of the widget to remove it from the dashboard.


Resetting the multi-robot dashboard

Other than removing the widgets one by one, the dashboard can be reset to the default values.

While in Edit-mode, tap the icon ionicon gear to open the settings for the multi-robot dashboard. Tap the option 'Empty dashboard' to remove all the widgets from the list:


Managing dashboards

The same operations for the normal dashboard can also be used in the multi-robot dashboard.

  • The option 'Hidden widgets' will not be available while in multi-robot mode.

  • The list of normal dashboards and multi-robot dashboards are separated, meaning the normal dashboard cannot be used in multi-robot mode and vice versa.