Some nao robots are always turned on in the Robotics Lab for working remotely via the Kodos server.
Connecting to Kodos using SSH¶
First, your computer should be connected to Kodos using SSH.
For creating your account on Kodos, please Contact us.
Run the following command in a terminal of your computer to connect to Kodos. Replace username with your Kodos account username.
$ ssh email@example.com
Running VNC Server in Kodos¶
vncserver -geometry <dim> in Kodos such as
$ vncserver -geometry 1920x893
vncserver --list in Kodos to find your X Display No.
If the X Display No. is 3, for example, the Port No. should be
5900 + 3, that is,
As the Port No. has been obtained, run the following command in a terminal of your computer to connect to Kodos. Replace 5903 with your Port No. and username with your Kodos account username.
$ ssh -L 5903:localhost:5903 firstname.lastname@example.org
Run VNC Viewer in your computer with the VNC Server address being
localhost:<X Display No.> such as
Then, you can see Kodos as a remote desktop from your computer screen.
This section is helpful only if a Terminal or Files window does not open on the remote desktop.
To open a terminal window in the remote desktop, run the following command in the terminal where your computer is connected to Kodos using SSH.
$ env -i DISPLAY=:3 gnome-terminal
To open a Files window in the remote desktop, run the following command in the terminal where your computer is connected to Kodos using SSH.
$ DISPLAY=:3 nautilus &