Release 2012.10.09.00

(Autonomous Robot Control Software)
Make robots with the easiest robot programming software. Experience user-friendly features that make any robot easy to program.

Change Release Notes

ARC is getting a makeover... This includes new colors, buttons, controls and more. This release is the first in our series of makeover updates. I want you to be proud of the fantastic ARC application you have inspired for me to create. Show off your EZ-Robot in style! :)

  • New startup splash intro
  • New startup audio
  • ESC key cancels splash intro
  • Splash intro not displayed when file is loaded from command line or explorer
  • Custom Movement Panel is controlled by external controls
  • Camera Control saves and restores selected video device
  • HTTP Server displays mouse location in Live Remote Control
  • Wallpaper feature removed to be replaced with user defined wallpapers in next update

Enjoy! :)

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  • Includes a free 3rd party plugin robot skill per project
  • GPT-Powered AI support
  • Free with trial limitations

For schools, personal use & organizations. This edition is updated every 6-12 months.



Only $8.99/mo

  • 2 or more PCs simultaneously
  • Includes unlimited skills
  • Premium support discount
  • And much more

Experience the latest features and bug fixes weekly. A Pro subscription is required to use this edition.



  • Load and run any ARC project
  • Operates in read-only mode
  • Unlimited robot skills
  • Early access fixes & features

Have you finished programming your robot? Use this to run existing ARC projects for free*.

  • Minimum requirements are Windows 10 or higher with 2+gb ram and 500+MB free space.
  • Recommended requirements are Windows 10 or higher with 8+gb ram and 1000+MB free space.
  • ARC Free known-issues can be viewed by clicking here.
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  • See what's new in the latest versions with Release notes.

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Feature ARC
  Get ARC for Free View Plans
Usage Personal
Premium support $14.99/ticket $9.99/ticket
Feature requests Yes
Early access to new features & fixes Yes
Simultaneous microcontroller connections* 1 255
Robot skills* 20 Unlimited
Skill Store plugins* 1 Unlimited
Cognitive services usage** 10/day 6,000/day
Auto-positions gait actions* 40 Unlimited
Speech recongition phrases* 10 Unlimited
Camera devices* 1 Unlimited
Vision resolution max 320x240 Unlimited
Interface builder* 2 Unlimited
Cloud project size 128 MB
Cloud project revision history Yes
Create Exosphere requests 50/month
Exosphere API access Contact Us
Volume license discounts Contact Us
  Get ARC for Free View Plans
* Per robot project
** 1,000 per cognitive type (vision recognition, speech recognition, face detection, sentiment, text recognition, emotion detection, azure text to speech)


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After I install it. It says Parameter is incorrect in shortcut and it won't run.

sorry. Does this mean that every time we install it, it MUST be uninstalled first. In the past, I have simply installed it on top of itself. Anyway is OK with me. I just need to know which way would be the way.

I am going to try this.


No, I did a windows update to try to get it to work. The program installs fine. But, when I try to run either Builder or firmware Builder, they don't run. I have already put a new .NETFRAMEWORK on it. This is win7.



Installed and loaded fine for me.

Now if I could just get a replacement chip for my EZ-B. Been waiting since 07/26/12 for a replacement. mad


MovieMaker, you do not need to uninstall each time. What is happening is the Shortcut you created is incorrect. Remove the old shortcut. You can right-click on icons and shortcuts and select Delete.


I removed the old short cut right after I installed and right-clicked and sent the new one to the desktop. I even clicked on the original shortcut from the program menu without success.


OK, this time, I went to the hard drive and picked a path. The path was supposed to be:

c:/program(X86)/EZRobot Inc/Ezbuilder/ARC .

I only had ONE ARC in the path of the short cut. So , I made another shortcut from the app.

It is working now.


Thanks, the new update as always is SUPER!

Saudi Arabia

Great job ! your frequent updates are infact adding more value to EZ-B


I am waiting for Sdk! :(


Thanks DJ, The Custom Movement Panel now links to the to the Ping Radar Control. But it may still not be quite right. For Me the Ping Radar Control "Reverse before Turn" does not work quite correctly. With the "Reverse before Turn" active the Robot goes into reverse when the Ping Distance is too small but never does a turn. With the "Reverse before Turn" deactivated the Robot Turns Right as expected when the Ping Distance is too small. I have not tried Camera Tracking.


Robotman, please read description of release update notes to recognize the changes.


Thanks MovieMaker,

I could not open the new build until I followed the path that you provided. I manually opened it from there and all is well.


Hello Guys,

Did we lose the ability to set the camera resolution in the new build? We used to max it out to get 35 foot glyph detections. Now we seem to get 5 foot glyph detections. Maybe we are missing it.

Also, are there any script commands that use the new tracking variables?

Thanks again


LOVE THE $CameraCenterX and $CameraCenterY variables DJ in the EZ-Script and improved tracking features!

Thanks DJ