🚨 Automation Studio is no longer actively developed, and we recommend our users to move over to VS Code where projects can be continued without any migration work required. Our goal is to build the best developer experience on VS Code, aided by generative AI models. Our AI code generation assistant, ReMark💬, has been well-received and offers a smooth path for developers who previously would have been the prime audience for low-code tools.
Automation Studio is a free, easy-to-use tool for developing software robots. It provides an easy way to get started and get productive in developing software robots.
Automation Studio bridges the gap between business users and your dev team by creating a collaborative environment that doesn't limit your customization and scaling needs. Unlike most other RPA development tools, Automation Studio lets you move seamlessly between visual development and code.
- Low floor, high ceiling: skill-up your team faster than ever
- Move seamlessly between visual editor and code
- Created robot code is compatible with other development tools
- Cross-platform: Windows, Mac
Note, that Automation Studio is targeting a different user segment than our VS Code extensions. See the Automation Studio vs VS Code extensions table on this page for a comparison. If you need more functionality, please check out the Visual Studio Code extensions.
Learn more about the business benefits of Automation Studio: https://robocorp.com/automation-studio
Just install Automation Studio, go to the Robocorp Download page.
Automation Studio offers visual development of robots and is aimed at new users and simple experiments. Visual Studio Code is best suited for those with previous experience in programming or who need more advanced functionality that is not available in Automation Studio.
|Automation Studio||VS Code extensions|
|Easy for new users||✅||–|
|Robot Framework robots||✅||✅|
|Windows and web automation||✅||✅|
|Upload to Control Room||✅||✅|
|Debugger||planned, on roadmap||✅|
|Complete training material||planned, on roadmap||✅|
|Flexible code editor||–||✅|
Robots created in Automation Studio are compatible with VS Code and can be edited there further.
Robots created in VS Code can be executed in Automation Studio, but visualizations (for example, custom libraries) will not work entirely due to documentation of the libraries, etc.
The goal is to make these differences smaller as we develop the tool further so that most robots can be moved seamlessly between Automation Studio and VS Code.
If you have any problems with the tool, you can report issues and problems via
Help > Report Problem in the Automation Studio top menubar. This way we can get the much-needed logs so that we can solve any problem cases faster.