Kubi - Remote Presence Technology

Last Updated: 11/26/2018


Kubi is a remote attendance tool that removes barriers to classroom participation for students who are not physically able to attend face-to-face classes.

About Kubi

Kubi is a robotic “neck” that holds a tablet and allows a remote user to control the tablet through a Zoom web conference meeting. From their own computer, the remote student can see, hear, and speak with their instructor and classmates using the tablet’s camera and microphone. The Kubi allows the remote student to take charge of their experience by moving the tablet 320 degrees side-to-side and 90 degrees up and down.

A remote student attends class on Kubi and iPad setup, interacts with face-to-face student.
Photo by Glenn Asakawa

Kubi Features

  • Allows remote students to actively participate in classroom activities and engage with their peers and instructors
  • Provides remote students a physical presence in the classroom
  • Suitable for synchronous remote attendance
  • Can be controlled remotely from most computers and laptops
  • Easy to set up
  • Can be implemented in a variety of situations in addition to remote classroom attendance

Who can get it

CU Boulder students can request to use a Kubi for a variety of circumstances. Examples of suitable uses of Kubi include:

  • Injured or ill students who cannot physically attend classes but would like to continue attending face-to-face classes
  • Students studying abroad or participating in other academic related travel who would like to attend on-campus classes during this time
  • Student athletes who are required to travel during the semester and do not want to miss numerous class sessions

Request Kubi

To request Kubi, complete and submit the Kubi Request form.

Help & Support

For support, including technology troubleshooting and requesting training, contact the IT Service Center at 303-735-4357 (5-HELP) or help@colorado.edu. For additional assistance, visit Kubi Instructions and Tips and Kubi Help & Troubleshooting.