Anki Cozmo on Windows


If you are looking for how to set up Cozm on Linux or MacOS, you can find those instructions here.


  1. Download and setup the latest version of python3 for Windows.
  2. Download the latest version of ffmpeg for Windows. Click the Windows icon under “more download options”, then click the Windows build link. Then click to select 32/64 bit and click “download build”.
  3. Unzip the files to C:\ffmpeg so the ffmpeg.exe file is located at C:\ffmpeg\bin\ffmpeg.exe.
  4. Install SocketIO-client for Python3.
C:\Users\you> pip install socketIO-client configparser

Setup Instructions

Set up the Cozmo SDK on your computer using their instructions for Windows.

Edit controller.conf

  • Enter your owner, robot_key, etc. from Remo.TV
  • Change [robot] type=none to type=cozmo
  • Change [tts] type=none to type=cozmo_tts
  • Change [ffmpeg] type=ffmpeg-arecord to type=cozmo_vid
  • In [ffmpeg] comment out the existing ffmpeg_location and uncomment the windows version below it.

Starting Cozmo

  • Using the Cozmo app enter SDK mode and connect your mobile device to the host machine.
  • Execute the RemoTV controller using python3

Custom Controls

This controls JSON is designed to work out of the box with the existing Cozmo controls.

    { "label": "Left", "hot_key": "a", "command": "l" },
    { "label": "Right", "hot_key": "d", "command": "r" },
    { "label": "Forward", "hot_key": "w", "command": "f" },
    { "label": "Backward", "hot_key": "s", "command": "b" },
    { "label": "Look Up", "hot_key": "q", "command": "q" },
    { "label": "Look Down", "hot_key": "z", "command": "a" },
    { "label": "Lift Up", "hot_key": "e", "command": "w" },
    { "label": "Lift Down", "hot_key": "c", "command": "s" },
    { "label": "Light Toggle", "hot_key": "x", "command": "v" },
    { "label": "Drat", "hot_key": "0", "command": "0" },
    { "label": "Giggle", "hot_key": "1", "command": "1" },
    { "label": "Wow", "hot_key": "2", "command": "2" },
    { "label": "Tick Tock", "hot_key": "3", "command": "3" },
    { "label": "Ping Pong", "hot_key": "4", "command": "4" },
    { "label": "Meow", "hot_key": "5", "command": "5" },
    { "label": "WufWuf", "hot_key": "6", "command": "6" },
    { "label": "LookUp", "hot_key": "7", "command": "7" },
    { "label": "Excite", "hot_key": "8", "command": "8" },
    { "label": "BackUp", "hot_key": "9", "command": "9" },
    { "label": "Hello", "hot_key": "", "command": "sayhi" },
    { "label": "Watch This", "hot_key": "", "command": "saywatch" },
    { "label": "Love You", "hot_key": "", "command": "saylove" },
    { "label": "Bye", "hot_key": "", "command": "saybye" },
    { "label": "Happy", "hot_key": "", "command": "sayhappy" },
    { "label": "Sad", "hot_key": "", "command": "saysad" },
    { "label": "How Are You", "hot_key": "", "command": "sayhowru" },
    { "label": "Sing Song", "hot_key": "", "command": "singsong" },
    { "label": "Light Cubes", "hot_key": "", "command": "lightcubes" },
    { "label": "Dim Cubes", "hot_key": "", "command": "dimcubes" }

Cozmo Chat Commands

In addition to the standard chat commands, Cozmo has several specific chat commands available to the owner. You can type these into the chat box on the robot page.

  • .anim NAME This will play the NAME animation.
  • .forward_speed ### This will allow you ot adjust how fast Cozmo moves forward / backwards.
  • .turn_speed ### This will adjust how far Cozmo turns left and right.
  • .vol ### This turns Cozmo’s volume up or down [0…100].
  • .charge x If Cozmo is on the dock, force the charging state. If Cozmo is off the dock, mark the charging state to start as soon as Cozmo docks [on|off].
  • .stay x Set cozmo to stay locked on the dock, regardless of charge state [on|off].
  • .annotate Toggles the annotated view, to see what Cozmo is seeing.
  • .color or .colour Toggles color. Color reduces the resolution of the video.


To stream audio you will need to have a microphone or webcam with microphone attached to your computer. First you will need to determine the device name for your microphone.

C:\Users\you> C:\ffmpeg\bin\ffmpeg.exe -list_devices true -f dshow -i dummy

This will list the available devices. The device name is contained between “” like so, “Microphone (2- Logitech G522 Gaming Headset)”.

To stream audio, you will need a second instance of the controller with a separate conf file with the following changes




Then you can run the separate controller as you would the first.