A look at InOrbit Mission Control

InOrbit Mission Control is a tool for managing robots and viewing robot data.

It gives you an at-a-glance view of your robots. The view is divided into several sections. From top to bottom, the details go from most general for the entire robot fleet to most specific for a single robot:

About Customizing Mission Control

Each section consists of widgets that display certain kinds of data.

The view of all data in all sections can be customized to your liking by adding or deleting widgets or by adding details in the Settings pages. You can define customers, robot operating modes, robot locations, and more.

These customized view can be associated with different types of user roles. For example, for an executive, you might want to create a custom view that displays only the summarized data without details.

Described here are the default widgets before customization.

Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)

At the top of Mission Control are Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for your entire robot fleet. KPIs are a summation of details, showing real-time, aggregate data about the fleet.

The default KPIs before any customization are as follows:

Active RobotsThe number of active robots over the number of robots in your fleet
Robots per userNumber of robots assigned to your operators
OdometryPhysical distance travelled by all robots
Incidents ResolvedNumber of resolved problems (also called “incidents”)
Open IncidentsNumber of problems still needing attention

Robot Fleet View/Status

The Robot Fleet View widget is a table of the status of characteristics of your robots.

Fleet View by default has minimized data but can be maximized to display even more information. To see the maximized view, which includes deeper detail about locations, a timeline of component usage, and a list of incidents for all robots, on the far right above the minimized view, click the square icon.

Descriptions of the parts of minimized Fleet View are below.

FleetIf robot collections have been defined, use the collections pulldown menu to select the collection you want to see. (A collection of robots is a group that you define for easier management. By default there are no collections, so Fleet View shows all robots.) You can group the fleet view by the following fields: Ungrouped (default), Location, Hardware, Customer, and Mode. Without customizing the fields, the groupings have no effect. Mode has some defaults: idle, charging, on mission, and more.
StatusOn the left of the table are the characteristics of the robots for each row of the table. The default characteristics are Battery, Disk Usage, RAM usage, Diagnostics, Localization, ROS Status, and payload weight.
Robot listThe columns of the table list the color-coded status of the characteristic of individual robots. Red is error, yellow is warning, and blue is OK.
Robot namesNames of robots are below the table. Use the scroll bar at the bottom to see the status of other robots in the fleet. Beneath each robot name, the mode of the robot is displayed.

Individual Robot Details

At the bottom of InOrbit Mission Control is a view of the most specific details about an individual robot. You can also perform certain actions on a robot.

In the ROBOT / field, enter the name of the robot whose details you want to see. Across that row some widgets are displayed: SETTINGS, RESTART AGENT, TELEOP, UPDATE AGENT, and the number of collections to which the robot belongs.

Some of the default widgets in individual robot details include the following:

The list and order of the widgets can be customized to your liking.