Basic operations and settings

To fully enjoy the robot, we need to learn some basic operations!

1. Home screen/Power button

Two modes of operation:

1. Short press: Exit app/Sleep

If you are using other apps, press the button on the head of the robot to take you back to the pet screen. If you are already on the pet screen, press this button to put the robot to sleep!

2. Long press: Power on/Power off

Long press the power button until the selection menu shows up onscreen.
You will then see three options: Shutdown, Restart and Do Not Disturb.

2. Touch

When the robot’s home display is the pet emoji, this means that the robot is on Pet mode. You can follow the touch indicators to touch the robot and see it change its facial expressions.

The touch points of the robot are located at:

1. Head
2. Left cheek
3. Right cheek
4. Belly
5. Left palm
6. Right palm

Touching the belly will wake up the robot, while touching other points will generate different facial expressions!

3. Switch from pet screen to menu

Pet Screen

When the robot’s screen is showing the pet skin, this means that the robot is on pet mode. You can interact with the robot on this screen.
There are several different pet skins available. If you want to change the pet skin, you can do it in the Pet Accessories app.

Pet Screen
Function menu

You can explore and use all of the pre-installed applications in the function menu.

Function menu
Switching between the Pet screen and Function menu

Swipe from right to left on the Pet screen, or say ‘menu’ to the robot to access the Function menu and various applications.
Swiping right on the function menu will take you back to the pet screen!

4. Notification panel/Drop-down menu:

Swipe down from the top edge of the screen to bring up the notification panel.
The shortcut area on the panel contains 9 default frequently-used shortcuts, as well as the Edit Shortcuts button for making quick changes to these.

The functions of each option are as follows:

❶ WiFi
This is where you can check the network connection status and Wi-Fi settings.
Short press the Wi-Fi button to turn the connection on or off; Long press the Wi-Fi button to jump straight to the Wi-Fi settings page!

❷ Movement
The switch that locks/unlocks the motor wheels of the robot chassis. When movement is locked, the chest light will appear dark blue.
⚠ When the robot is plugged-in to a power socket, the movement function will be locked automatically.

❸ Action
The switch that locks/unlocks the robot’s actions (head + hands). When the Action function is locked, the lights on the hands and face will appear dark blue.

❹ Active Dialogue
The switch that enables or disables active dialogue. When enabled, the robot will actively talk to you when you are right in front of it.

❺ Menu
Tap here to enter the function menu.

❻ Subtitles
Tap here to toggle subtitles.

❼ Push notifications
The shortcut to push notifications. Tap to view the push notification history.

❽ Connection
The shortcut to the connectivity feature. Tap to view how to get connected and how to download apps.

❾ Settings
The shortcut to settings. Tap here to enter the settings page.

❿ More
Tap More to enter the shortcut edit page where you can drag and change the order of the shortcuts as you like.

5. Moving and Deleting Apps

What should you do if you want to manage the apps on your robot?

1. Navigate to the Function menu
2. Long press the icon of the app you want to adjust.
3. Move it or drag it to the bin on the left side of the screen to delete it.

6. Introduction to Voice Interaction

Talking to the Robot

☝ Step 1: Wake up the robot
You need to get the robot’s attention before you can talk to it. There are two ways to do so

Method A: Voice Wakeup
Go near the robot and say “Hello Kebbi.”
If the robot hears it, it will reply by saying: “Here!” or “Yes!”

Method B: Touch Wakeup
Place your palm against the robot’s stomach where the touch icon is.
If the robot senses it, it will reply by saying: “Here!” or “Yes!”.

☝ Step 2: When the yellow light is on, speak the command
When the side of the robot’s face and the chest light up yellow, you can speak to him!
For example: What can you do?”, “Good morning,” or “I want to listen to Story Teller.”

⚠ If the ambient noise is too loud, it may affect the robot’s hearing.
⚠ Typically, a better voice wakeup experience is achieved by children over the age of seven. It is recommended that younger children wake up the robot by touch.

Active dialogue

When the robot’s active dialogue feature is enabled, it will be listening to you whenever you are in front of it, and there is no need to wake it up.

You can say: “Conversation abort” to the robot to suspend the active dialogue mode until it is woken up.
Or, you may say: “End active conversation,” to disable the active dialogue feature.

📔 Note: active dialogue is enabled by default upon delivery.

Voice commands

👉 For more detailed voice command overview, please go here

7. Introduction to Power Modes

Normal Mode (Pet Screen)

The default startup mode. You can interact with the robot on the pet screen.

Enter normal mode:
click the “Home screen” button in the app or swipe to the right on the “Function Menu” page to return to the pet screen.

Switch to ‘Function Menu’:
You can swipe left and right to switch between the pet screen and the function menu!

Function Menu

All applications installed on the robot are displayed in the function menu. You can swipe left or right on this menu to find the app you want to play.

Active Dialogue Mode
Active Dialogue

When the active dialogue mode is enabled, if the robot senses you in front of it, it will talk with you and continue to listen to you until you leave.

Tap the “Active Dialogue” button in the notification panel to enable/disable active dialogue (enabled by default).

When you don’t feel like talking, say: “Conversation abort,” to the robot to suspend the active dialogue mode. Active dialogue will be paused until the user wakes up the robot again, or until the next day.

Tap the “Active Dialogue” button in the notification panel to exit the active dialogue mode.

Sleep Mode (Standby)
Standby Mode (Sleep Mode)

When the robot goes to sleep, the screen will be turned off. You can still call the robot and it will respond to your calls.

Enter sleep mode:
Tap the Home button on the pet screen to turn off the screen and put the robot to sleep.
Or, when the robot has been on standby for more than 5 minutes, it will automatically enter sleep mode.
👉 You can change the standby time in “Settings > Screen”.

End Sleep Mode:
When the screen is off, press the home button once to end sleep mode and turn on the pet screen.
Or, say: “Hello Kebbi,” to the robot to wake it up and end the sleep mode.

Do Not Disturb Mode
Do Not Disturb

When the robot enters Do Not Disturb mode, only pressing the Home button will return the robot to Normal mode. No other actions can wake up the robot.

Enter Do Not Disturb mode:
Press and hold the Home button for 3 seconds → tap ‘Do Not Disturb’ in the Power Options.

End Do Not Disturb mode:
Press the Home button to open the pet screen.

Movement Lock Mode
Lock Movement

Disable ‘Movement’ to lock the motorized wheels on the robot’s chassis. The indicator light on the chest will turn dark blue.

Lock / Unlock the movement function:
▶ Wake up the robot and command it to: “Movement on,” or “Movement off.”
▶ Open the drop-down menu → tap the ‘Movement’ button. Bright green means ‘unlock’ and white means ‘lock’.

⚠ When the robot is connected to the power charger, the system will automatically lock the chassis motor to prevent the robot from pulling the cord. It is not recommended to manually unlock movement while charging. After unplugging the power, the lock status will be automatically turned off.

Action Lock Mode
Lock Action

Action Lock will turn off the motors on the robot’s head and hands. When they are locked, the indicator lights on the face and hands will be dark blue.

Lock / Unlock the action function:
▶ Wake up the robot and command it to “Action on,” or “Action off.”
▶ Open the drop-down menu → tap the ‘Actions’ button. Bright green means ‘unlock’ and white means ‘lock’.

8. Basic Settings

We are constantly endeavoring to make the Kebbi Air more intelligent, while retaining setting options that allow you to configure Kebbi for the best performance.

All settings and controls of the robot can be found in ‘Settings’, including system settings and personal settings. You can swipe left on the screen to enter Settings from the menu or you can wake up the robot and say: 📢 “Settings.”


can be used to connect/manage/delete the robot’s known network connections.


can be used to connect Bluetooth devices such as Bluetooth speakers (output).

Screen Casting

supports Miracast for photo and video casting (the robot is not yet compatible with other casting devices).

👉 What is Miracast?
Miracast is a function that allows you to share images on one screen to another screen via a wireless network.
You can cast images from the robot’s screen to an Android smart TV or a Miracast-enabled device.
⚠ Most Android media casting devices are supported, though we are unable to guarantee compatibility with all brands and models.


You can manually adjust the screen brightness here or from the notifications panel.
You can also adjust the standby time for the robot to go to sleep from ‘Sleep’.


You can manually control the volume of the robot here or in the notification panel.
You can also wake up the robot and say : “Louder,” “Lower,” “Mute”.
You can also listen to the voice options of the robot in ‘Voice Selection’ and change the voice manually to customize your robot.


You can choose whether or not to pick up incoming video calls automatically. The default setting is to pick up such calls automatically within 30 seconds.

Autonomous behavior
Autonomous Behavior

You can manually turn the Active Dialogue feature (enabled by default) on or off here, or from the notification panel.
You can also wake up the robot and say: “Turn on/off active conversation”.

Action control
Action Control

You can manually turn on/off the robot’s body action lock and the motor chassis lock here or from the notification panel, allowing the robot’s whole body to move or to make it stand still.
You can also wake up the robot and say: “Turn on/off Action,” or “Turn on/off Movement.”
In addition, you can also manually turn on/off the robot’s body language and sound source identification functions here. Turning on these functions will make the robot more active and lively and will bring you a better user experience.


You can toggle the subtitles features here or from the notification panel. Subtitles can be useful for you to understand what the robot is hearing.
You can also wake up the robot and say: “Turn on/off subtitles.”

LED effect
LED Light Effects

You can switch the LED lights on/off here or from the notification panel. LED lights are located on the robot’s cheeks, chest, and hands.
You can also wake up the robot and say: “Turn on/off the lights.”

Eye-Care mode
Eye-Care Mode

You can turn the blue light filter on/off from here or from the notification panel to reduce the impact of light on the eyes.
You can also wake up the robot and say: “Turn on/off Eye Protection mode”.
📔 Reminder: Proper rest can protect your eyes. It is recommended that you take a 10-minute break for every 30 minutes of screen time.

Update notice
Update Notice

You can turn on/off the update notice here.
In order to provide you with a better user experience, the Nuwa development team will continue to update the robot’s software. We recommend turning on the notices to ensure you don’t miss out on the latest software updates!

Check for updates manually
Check for Updates

Tap here to see if a newer version of the software is available for installation.


There are two types of notification that can be configured:
1. Push notification: Set whether or not to receive push notifications.
2. Theater Safety Notice: Before playing theater contents, you will be prompted to reserve enough space for the performance. You can turn the notice on/off here.

Date and time
Date and time

When the robot is connected to the Internet, you can enable ‘Set date and time automatically’ to get the current time and date from the network. Or, you can manually set the Date/Time Zone and Time Format here.


You can check the remaining storage of the robot and manage the external Micro SD card here.

About Kebbi
About Kebbi

In addition to relevant software and hardware release information, you can also do the following:
1. Robot Name: modify the robot’s display name for device searching, making it easier to find your own Kebbi.
2. Legal Information: this is where you can find the User Agreement, the Copyright Infringement Claim Guide, the Open Source License and Privacy Policy.
3. Reset: Select this option to clear all contents and restore the robot to its factory settings.

9. Accessories and Pet Skins


Decorate the robot and change pet skins in the Pet Accessories app.
Access Pet Accessories from the function menu or say to the robot: “I want to change Accessories,” to open the app.

Change Pet Skin

You can change pet accessories and choose your pet from the Character / Accessories list below. You can also update the pet skin here.

If you use the Skin Editor to make and distribute a customized skin, you will also need to come here to apply the changes.
👉 What is the Skin Editor?

10. Achievements

You can get more pet accessories by completing achievements.
With your assistance, the robot will unlock new friendship experiences, allowing you to gain achievement badges shared by you and your pet.

⚠ Achievement badges for each pet will be accumulated separately.
For example: achievement badges obtained with the pet cat will only be displayed in the pet cat’s achievements.

You can view the achievement badges by:
1. Waking up the robot and saying: “Achievement List,” or “My Achievement.”
2. Opening the Drop-Down Menu > Achievements.

👉 The ‘Achievement’ shortcut in the drop-down menu needs to be added manually.
Tap ‘More’ in the drop-down menu, drag ‘Achievements’ to the widget above, then tap “v” in the upper left corner to save changes.

11. LED Indicator Instructions

Indicator Color Status Cause Action / Description

Status Indicator
(on the chest).

🔵 Navy  
The movement of robot has been locked.
Unlock movement from drop-down menu or via voice command.
🔵 Blue 
System is normal.
🟢 Green
Being touched.
🟡 Yellow
Listening to the voice.
🟠 Orange
Low battery (less than 15%).
Please charge the robot.
🔴 Red
Very low battery (less than 5%).
Please charge the robot.

Listening Indicators
(besides the screen).

🔵 Navy
The action of root has been locked.
Unlock action from drop-down menu or via voice command.
🔵 Blue
System is normal.
🟢 Green
Being touched.
🟡 Yellow
Listening to the voice.

You successfully caught the robot's attention. Please continue to talk to Kebbi.
If Kebbi keeps ignoring you, try to get closer to the robot, increase the volume, or reduce spatial noise, or reboot the robot.

Charging Indicator
(next to the lens).

🟢 Green

No flashing red light means one of two things:
1. The battery is fully charged
2. The battery is too low, please continue
charging for 10 minutes.

🔴 Red
Very low battery.
If the battery is too low, the battery voltage will be insufficient, and it cannot be turned on. Before turning on again, please let the machine charge for more than 15 minutes.
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