Using Robinbot: Robin's Office Search App for Slack

Bring your office search tools into your team chat with the help of Robin. Looking for instructions on installing Robinbot? Right this way.

Room schedules in Slack chat

When you add the Slack integration for Robin, a new bot user will join your team's Apps. Once connected, you can invite Robin to channels or groups (for example we invited Robinbot to our channel related to all things in the office, #office) using the /invite @robinbot command or just message it directly.

Robin will not join any of your channels by default and will respond when mentioned directly in a public channel, or when directly messaged in a private chat.

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You can see a list of commands by saying @robinbot help. It may respond to other (unreleased and in development) things too, but the officially supported list is available via the help command.

The bot gets smarter every week, and this list will change over time.

Here's what Robinbot can help with

See room availability

Ask Robin what's free or simply type free to get a look at room availability in your office. If your organization has multiple buildings, Robin will show spaces in your default location; however, feel free to spy on other offices by specifying which location you're looking for: what's free at (location name) 

Check on your own schedule

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For a glance at your availability, my schedule will show your own list of events for the day. With next event Robin returns information about the next event on your calendar. When available you'll see number of attendees and the space associated with that event.

Coming up

Robinbot is currently best at showing free rooms around your office. Booking events via the bot is something we're working on, but is not an officially support feature right now. Here's a preview:

Install the Robin Slack app

As an administrator, open Settings > Integrations and find the Slack option. This will open a window where you can choose which Slack team to connect.

Pick your Slack team, then authorize the app:

Once you press "Authorize", Robinbot will connect to your Slack team automatically and can be found via the Team Directory. Invite it to a common channel, or just leave it as a DM-only tool.

Have feedback for the bot? Send it to feedback@robinpowered.com and we'll make sure it gets the message.

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