Kubi - Remote Presence Technology

Last Updated: 02/26/2020


The Kubi service is currently suspended. Students should work with their instructors or contact the Student Support and Case Management office for assistance. Instructors should explore alternatives for students with the assistance of the Student Support and Case Management office or consider using tools like Classroom Capture or Zoom.

About Kubi

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

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.

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

There are a limited number of Kubis available to campus. CU Boulder students can request to use Kubi to attend face-to-face classes if they are unable to physically attend classes due to injury or illness (or similar circumstances).

Student Use Cases

Help & Support

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