Camera

This option will only be shown if supported by the connected robot.

The camera-tab is used to:

  • Show the camera of the robot in ZBOS Control

  • Take pictures on the robot

  • Listen to the microphone on the robot

Camera-screen

Only one feed from the robot can be active at a time. Older connections will be disconnected and requires the user to disconnect and re-connect the feed to view the camera-feed once more.

The camera-screen displays (one of the) camera-feeds on the robot.

Feed disabled Feed Enabled
CameraOff
CameraOn

Start viewing the camera feed

This option will only be shown if the video-feed isn’t enabled.

Tap the md videocam-button to view the camera-feed of the robot.

TapCameraEnable

Stop viewing the camera feed

This option will only be shown if the camera-feed is enabled.

Tap the md videocam-button in the top-right corner of the modal to stop viewing the camera-feed of the robot.

TapCameraDisable

Modifying the camera-view

The following options are available for the camera-window:

CameraDetails
  1. Options for the feed on the robot

  2. View of the selected feed

  3. Options for the output in ZBOS Control

Options for the feed

The following options are available for the feed sent from the robot:

FeedOptionsDetails
  1. Disable the feed (see previous chapter)

  2. Currently displayed feed

  3. Options for the selected feed

Change the source of the feed
When switching feed-sources, the feed-view needs to refresh.
This option is only available for robots that contain multiple feed-sources (e.g. main camera and/or tablet-feed).

Tap the selected feed with the icon to display a modal with the available feeds on the robot.

TapFeed

A modal will be shown with the available input-feeds on the robot.

FeedList

Tap a source to select it and tap the button 'OK' to view the selected feed.

TapFeedSource
Change the options for the feed

Tap the icon in the camera-screen to display additional the options for the camera-feed:

TapFeedOptions

A modal will be shown with the options for the feed sent by the robot

FeedOptionsDetails

Then, tap the setting Send stream audio to toggle the audio stream from the robot to tablet/smartphone on or off.

TapFeedOptionsModal
  • Enabling this option on will disable the voicerecognition on the robot.

  • Changing the option will cause the feed to re-connect.

Camera-view

The selected video-feed will be shown in the main section of the feed:

CameraFeedFocus

Options for the output

To display the toolbar, tap the main video-window in the camera-section. After some time (about 2 seconds), this toolbar will be hidden from the video-window.

The options for the output of the feed on the tablet/smartphone will be shown in the toolbar below the main feed.

OutputDetails
Pause the feed

Tap the icon in the toolbar of the video to pause the feed:

TapPause
This will change the icon to .
Resuming the feed
This option will only be shown if the current feed is paused.

Tap the icon in the toolbar of the video to view the live feed again:

TapResume
Change volume
Changing this volume will also change the audio from the smartphone/tablet to the robot.

Drag the slider in the volume-section in the toolbar of the video to change the volume of the video:

DragVolume
Additionally, the volume-settings of the tablet/smartphone can also be changed to correct the audio-output. See the manual for the tablet/smartphone on how to change the volume in Android/iOS.
Display in full screen

Tap the button md expand in the toolbar of the video to show the feed in full-screen:

TapFullScreen
Tapping this option will change the feed to full-screen on the tablet/smartphone. The option md expand will be changed to md contract.
Close full-screen
This option will only be shown if the current feed is in full-screen.

Tap the button md contract in the toolbar of the full-screen view to close the full-screen:

TapFullScreenExit

Camera-Controls

The camera-control can be used to take a picture or toggle the audio-stream from the smartphone/tablet to the robot.

ControlList
  1. Display a miniature camera-window

  2. Start a two-way-video-call to the connected robot if main camera-feed is selected

  3. Store a screenshot of the video-feed on the tablet/smartphone

  4. Toggle the audio-stream from the smartphone/tablet to the robot

Display the camera-window

Tap the icon at the top to display the camera-feed from the robot in a separate, smaller, window that can be dragged across the screen.

TapCameraView

The mini-camera-view will now be shown in the top left corner of ZBOS Control, with the following operations:

WindowList
  1. Modify the mini-window

  2. Change the feed from the robot

  3. Change the output on the tablet/smartphone

Modifying the camera-window

The toolbar on the top allow the user to use the following options:

WindowOperations
  1. Enlarge the window

  2. Shrink the window

  3. Drag the window

  4. Close the window

Enlarge the window
The maximum size of the window depends on the orientation (portrait/landscape) of the smartphone/tablet.

Tap the icon to enlarge the camera-window.

TapEnlarge
Shrink the window

Tap the icon to shrink the camera-window

TapShrink
Drag the window

Tap the top-bar of the window to drag the window around in ZBOS Control:

DragWindow
Close the window

Tap the icon to close the camera-window

TapClose

Modifying the video-feed

The following options are available for the feed sent by the robot:

FeedOptions
  1. Change the feed from the robot

  2. Change the options of the feed

Change the video-source

Tap the feed-source to display a modal with the available feeds:

TapFeed

Tap the new feed in the shown modal to select it and tap the button OK to display the selected feed:

TapFeedList
Change the options for the selected source

Tap the options for the feed to display a list of available options for the feed:

TapFeedOptions

Tap the options to change the setting and tap the icon to apply the change on the input-feed:

TapFeedOptionsList

Changing the options for the output

To display the toolbar, tap the main video-window in the camera-section. After some time (about 2 seconds), this toolbar will be hidden from the video-window.

The options for the output of the feed on the tablet/smartphone will be shown in the toolbar below the main feed.

OutputDetails
Pause the feed

Tap the icon in the toolbar of the video to pause the feed:

TapPause
This will change the icon to .
Resuming the feed
This option will only be shown if the current feed is paused.

Tap the icon in the toolbar of the video to view the live feed again:

TapResume
Change volume
Changing this volume will also change the audio from the smartphone/tablet to the robot.

Drag the slider in the volume-section in the toolbar of the video to change the volume of the video:

DragVolume
Additionally, the volume-settings of the tablet/smartphone can also be changed to correct the audio-output. See the manual for the tablet/smartphone on how to change the volume in Android/iOS.
Display in full screen

Tap the button md expand in the toolbar of the video to show the feed in full-screen:

TapFullScreen
Tapping this option will change the feed to full-screen on the tablet/smartphone. The option md expand will be changed to md contract.
Close full-screen
This option will only be shown if the current feed is in full-screen.

Tap the button md contract in the toolbar of the full-screen view to close the full-screen:

TapFullScreenExit

Start a two-way-video-call

This button will only be shown if the main camera feed has been selected.

Tap the button md people to open a video-call feed with the robot:

TapVideoCall
Enable the option for the audio-feed on the robot and smartphone before initiating the video-call.

Store a screenshot of the video-feed

Tap the icon md button to store a still of the video-feed:

TapScreenshot

Toggle the audio-stream

Tap the icon or the icon to toggle the audio from the tablet/smartphone to the robot on or off:

TapAudio