Open-source automation quickstart guide

Welcome to Robocorp! This quickstart teaches you the basics of our products, how to build automations in Visual Studio Code (VS Code) and orchestrate them in Control Room. As we go through the process of automations development, we will explain our approach to automation in more detail.

Robocorp was founded on the realization that automation is fundamentally a developer domain. That's why we build our enterprise-grade automation stack and products mainly with developers in mind! Our design approach is to use a versatile programming language, Python!

Start building your automations today

To help you develop faster, we maintain and develop a curated selection of open-source libraries, that support the most common automation use cases. Our open ecosystem is also extendable with any external Python library.

To get started, create an account in Robocorp Control Room if you do not have one already. It's the most advanced and easy-to-use platform to deploy and orchestrate task packages.

Next, install Visual Studio Code with the Robocorp extension. This offers everything you need to create software automations using Python. It's a complete Integrated Development Environment (IDE) and free to use!

Upgrade your journey and use your own personal assistant, ReMark 💬✨ to help you out either with quick answers to your questions or code snippets directly to elevate your programming experience.

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Learn more and join the community

There is a lot more to discover and learn:

  • Improve your automation development skills and dive deeper with our Beginners' course, where you will create a fully working automation from scratch. Completing the course will grant you the Robocorp Level I certificate!
  • When you are ready for a challenge, take the Robocorp Level II certificate course, Build a robot!
  • Learn about building robust and scalable automations in our Work data management course. Completing the course will grant you the Robocorp Level III certificate!
  • Go through our example automations to see some examples of what is possible.
  • You can also reach on Robocorp Slack.
  • Check out our bite-sized videos on Robocorp YouTube channel:
Last edit: January 26, 2024