How do I drive the robot using Google’s Chrome browser?
To connect to your Double robot using Google Chrome, go to https://drive.doublerobotics.com.
Once you have logged into your account, you should see your robot on the map. Click on your robot’s location bubble to connect. (Note: should this be the first time you are connecting with Google Chrome, you may be asked to allow access to your microphone or webcam.)
Once the call is connected, use the keys on your keyboard to drive your robot. You can also use your mouse to click on the white dots on the floor to reach a destination automatically. Here are the main controls to remember:
The arrow keys on your keyboard allow you to move your robot forwards, backwards, left, and right.
To raise, lower or mute the driver’s microphone, press the M key on your keyboard or raise the microphone icon’s volume.
3D obstacle camera view
Use the space bar to see the robot sensors’ visibility.
Taking a photograph
If you want to photograph what the robot is seeing, press the C key on your keyboard. The photograph will automatically be downloaded to a “Photo” folder on your computer.
Press the P key or click on the red P icon; this will deploy or retract the robot’s kickstands.
Raise or lower the robot’s height
Press and hold the R key on your keyboard to raise the pole’s height. To lower it, press and hold the F key. You can also click on the small/taller robot icons.
Disconnect or end a call
Click on the red phone icon in the left corner of the screen to disconnect or end a call.
Press the Z key on your keyboard to zoom in. To zoom out, press the X key.
Here is a summary of the basic controls to drive the Double 3 robot using a Web browser.
- Navigation: keyboard arrows (Up, Down, Right, Left) or W, A, S and D keys.
- Parking: P (immobilizes the robot in its current location)
- Height levels: R = raise, F= lower
- Zoom in/zoom out: mouse scroll wheel or hold the Control key with a mouse click
- Cancel “Click to Drive”: Esc key
- Controlling the camera: bring the mouse cursor to the edge of the top or bottom of the video screen and look for the arrow cursor icon
- Mute driver’s microphone: M key
- 3D obstacle view: space bar
- Call quality stats: I key (video resolution, images per second, bitrate and packet loss percentage)