Connect to a Robot
How to connect to a Robot via Wifi or Service Port

Connecting over the Wireless Network

  • Open Robot Studio, if it is not already open. You do not need to create or open a solution.
  • Click on the controller tab
Controller Tab is highlighted by a red box.
  • Select the Add Controller Drop-down Menu (1). Then select the Add Controller.. option (2).
  • In the Remote Controller (1) window enter the IP address for the robot you wish to control and click Add (2).
IP Addresses are supplied as needed by Robotics Lab staff.
  • Once a connection has been made, the selected robot will appear in the controller menu (1). Make sure it is selected then click Ok (2).
  • Wait for the Robot to connect, then check it loaded correctly. The left side of the screen should look similar to below:
If it doesn't say "Network" at the top, the robot is not connected properly.

Connecting with an Ethernet Cable

  • Connect an Ethernet cable to the Service Port of the robot. The location of the IRB1200 and IRB120 service ports are shown below.
  • The IRB 120 service port is located inside the controller. Please ask Robotics Lab Staff if an Ethernet cable is not present. Do not open the controller door.
IRB 1200 Service Port Location - Lift the cap to access.
IRB 120 Service Port Cable
  • Open Robot Studio, if it is not already open. You do not need to create or open a solution.
  • Click on the controller tab
Controller Tab is highlighted by a red box.
  • Click on the Add Controller Button, otherwise called One Click Connect
One Click Connect - Click on the Icon not the Add Controller Text.
  • The Robot will connect to your PC.
The top left should say "Service Port" if connected correctly.
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Connecting over the Wireless Network
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