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Notice of discontinuation of sales of telerobot “kubi” and information on alternative machines

iPresence has been selling the telepresence avatar robot "kubi" since 2015, but the product provider, Xandex in the United States, has decided to discontinue the sale of "kubi". We regret to inform you that the sale of kubi will end once the current stock is sold out. Regarding future measures and alternative devices,Click here for the guidelines.Please confirm. (2024/3/21)

What is kubi?

kubi

Kubi, derived from the Japanese word for neck, is a tablet stand developed by Xandex, Inc.
As its name suggests, kubi is the cheapest and easiest-to-use robot that can freely move 300 degrees left and right and 90 degrees up and down.By connecting your tablet device and kubi and using a dedicated app or a third-party videophone app, you can feel as if the person you are calling is right in front of you.

  • only by teleconferencing
    Unsatisfactory.
  • I would like to make changes in anticipation of the sequential introduction of working from home and telework.
  • Further improve operational efficiency
    I want to aim

Companies, organizations, and research institutes that feel this way have decided to introduce the telepresence avatar robot kubi one after another.

Necessary equipment

kubi required equipment

The telepresence avatar robot kubi makes the user feel as if they are there, enabling frank remote communication.
It is widely used in business scenes such as telecommuting, in-house training, management of other offices, medical and educational scenes such as remote visits to hospitals or nursing homes, participation in remote school classes, travel, shopping, and event scenes.

People who have actually used kubi for telecommuting are happy to hear that "I feel a sense of unity with the team even when I'm at home, which leads to increased motivation."

Experience the difference from conventional online calls with a free remote control experience.

Use scene of kubi

class participation
class participation
Visits to hospitals/nursing homes
Visits to hospitals/nursing homes
shopping
shopping
Travel
Travel
In-house training/management
In-house training/management
Factory management
Factory management
Remote work
Remote work
Business negotiations at the exhibition booth
Business negotiations at the exhibition booth

Features of kubi

1

Move freely by 300° left and right and 90° up and down

The kubi can be remotely controlled at will, allowing you to freely look around and enjoy communicating with your partner.

2

Easy price range

kubi is a very inexpensive telepresence avatar robot.It is easy to use for a wide range of purposes, such as telecommuting, in-house training, and management management.

3

Easy to install and operate

You can use it immediately by installing an iPad on the kubi main unit and performing a simple initial setting.In addition, since it supports browsers as well as apps, remote control is possible with various devices.

Use case of kubi

ICU (intensive care unit)

ICU (intensive care unit)

Telerobo kubi is used in the ICU (intensive care unit) to conduct remote visits between corona patients and their families.

See case details
Kobe Municipal High School

Kobe Municipal High School

A telerobo kubi installed at a high school 15 minutes on foot from a building in Kobe city was accessed, and a demonstration experiment was conducted to participate in remote classes.

See case details
Eyes, Japan

Eyes, Japan

Introduced KUBI, which reflects your presence in the office, allows you to move your head freely, and enables constant communication without having to press the call button.

See case details
WOWOW Communications Co., Ltd.

WOWOW Communications Co., Ltd.

Achieve remote training and management at the contact center.

See case details

Product Information

Telerobot kubi will be discontinued at the end of current inventory. Regarding future measures and alternative devices,Click here for the guidelines.Please confirm. (2024/3/21)

Even if a product is displayed as in stock at the time of your order, it may become out of stock due to a concentration of orders for the same product. Please note that in the unlikely event that the item is out of stock, we will cancel the order.
kubi Classic

kubi Classic (Compatible with iPad mini)

■Body price
¥140,000 (¥154,000 including tax)

  • [ specification ]
  • 300° rotation, +/-45° tilt
  • RGB power button and status indicator
  • mini-USB cable, AC power compatible
  • 1 year compensation
  • W: 6.1cm x L: 6.1cm x H: 28.4 (without base)
  • Body weight 340g
  • Weight with base: 680g
Purchase the main unit (credit card payment)
kubi Plus

kubi Plus (Compatible with iPad Pro)

■Body price
¥140,000 (¥154,000 including tax)

  • [ specification ]
  • 300° rotation, +/-45° tilt
  • RGB power button and status indicator
  • mini-USB cable, AC power compatible
  • 1 year compensation
  • W: 6.1cm x L: 6.1cm x H: 31 (without base)
  • Body weight 340g
  • Weight with base: 755g
Purchase the main unit (credit card payment)
  • The only difference between Classic and Plus is the tablet size that can be attached, and there is no difference in function.
    Target size: Classic (iPad mini to iPad 10 inches or less), Plus (iPad to iPad Pro 13 inches or less)
    If you do not use iPad mini, we recommend Plus.
  • Although Android tablets can also be used, the iPad series is recommended because the application provided by our company is currently only available for iOS.

Options

Kubi Plus arm (replacement kit)

Kubi Plus Arm
(replacement kit)

¥21,780 (¥19,800 excluding tax)

  • The first year purchase fee includes the main unit cost, system usage fee, shipping fee, and annual remote support fee.
  • Kubi requires a separate tablet to be attached as a display.
  • There is also an option kit that can expand the function.
  • InquiryIf you can consult us about your usage environment and purpose from ", our consultant will propose the optimal setup.

Supported apps

Maker app (control only)
maker app
(control only)
Avatar Robot for Zoom
Avatar Robot for Zoom
Telepotalk
Telepotalk

App for kubi operation
(kubi connect)

  • iPhone / iPad
  • Android
  • Windows
    Widget

[Settings on the Kubi side] (Settings for the iPad attached to the Kubi itself)

Install the kubi connect app on the iPad set to kubi.

A security update (V1.3) has been distributed from the Apple App Store.Older versions (V1.0 to V1.2) require an update.Update now.

On the iPad installed on the kubi, make sure that "Settings" → "Bluetooth" → "ON".

Launch the kubi Connect app on your iPad. The app will search for a kubi to connect to via Bluetooth and automatically connect.

If the kubi does not connect automatically or if you have multiple kubi, tap "Select" on the screen and tap the serial number of the corresponding kubi.

Pairing of iPad and kubi completed. Please check if the serial number of the kubi is displayed, the button at the base of the kubi will turn blue.

[Settings on the Kubi side] (Settings for the iPad attached to the Kubi itself)

Install the kubi connect app on the iPad set to kubi.

kubi Connect for Android is compatible with 2017 and newer Chromebooks with Android apps and all 2019 and newer Chromebook computers.

On the iPad installed on the kubi, make sure that "Settings" → "Bluetooth" → "ON".

Launch the kubi Connect app on your iPad. The app will search for a kubi to connect to via Bluetooth and automatically connect.

If the kubi does not connect automatically or if you have multiple kubi, tap "Select" on the screen and tap the serial number of the corresponding kubi.

Pairing of iPad and kubi completed. Please check if the serial number of the kubi is displayed, the button at the base of the kubi will turn blue.

[Windows application that operates Kubi]
A widget for operating kubi from a Windows desktop or laptop (Version 1.2 December, 2020)

The kubi Connect Windows Widget launches a new user interface on your Windows desktop or laptop that allows you to use any video conferencing software and control the movements of your kubi using an on-screen control panel.

You can also operate a kubi+Apple or kubi+Android tablet from your Windows desktop or laptop.

Download as .zip file (55Mb)

Unzip the exe file and double click
Install the widget.

FAQ

What is the difference between classic and plus?
Please consider that the size of the iPad to be used is different.They are functionally the same.
kubi classic: Tablet screen size 7 to 10.5 inches (12 inch iPad cannot be used.)
kubi plus: Tablet screen size 8 to 13 inches (iPad mini cannot be used.)
What is kubi secure?
It is for fixing the iPad to the kubi body.Do not remove it in public places.
What is the connection between the kubi and the iPad it's on?Do you have a wired connection with a cable?
Connect kubi and iPad via Bluetooth.No wired connection required.
kubi connection procedure video:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E6RCQdChdbk&t=242s">
Does the kubi come with an iPad?
Sold separately.There is no problem if you use what you have on hand.
Can the iPad attached to the kubi also be used with the mini?
Yes, it can be used with kubi classic.
Can I use the iPad attached to the kubi with the Pro?
Yes, it can be used with kubi classic.If the size is 12 inches or more, it can be used only with kubi plus.
Can I use any generation of iPads that connect to kubi?
Any device that supports iOS 13.0 or later can be used.
Is auto answer possible?
It is possible.
How long does the battery last?
Operates for about 4 hours on a single charge. *Varies depending on usage.
Can multiple people participate in a conversation?
The robot can be operated by one person (one terminal), but multiple people can participate in the video chat.
Is security guaranteed?
Information is basically encrypted using the P2P (peer-to-peer) method.
Can it be operated by multiple people?
Basically, one terminal is operated per robot.
kubi is possible if you use background apps.
What is the difference from normal conference system?
You can move the screen up and down, left and right, so you can capture the entire space and feel as if you are there.
Is the app a dedicated app?
yes. There are two types of apps, one with integrated video chat and control, and one with background control.
What conference system can I use?
You will use an application developed based on Zoom.
What is the connection distance?
As long as you have an internet connection, you can connect with the world.
Do I need kubi on the remote control side as well?
You do not need. Please operate from your iPhone, iPad or PC.
Is it easy to use?
Yes, it's easy.
Can I use it immediately?
Yes.
Is it battery operated?
Yes.
What are some examples of implementation? (Usage plan?)
As a telework installed in the office.Remote visitation at a location away from the facility.It is used in various situations such as remote school participation.
Can it be operated from a PC?
Yes. It is possible. * Since only robot control is possible from the PC, it is necessary to launch a video chat separately.
Can you zoom?
No, I can not.
Can the height be adjusted?
No, I can not.It is possible to adjust the height with a tripod.

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