Windows 2016.03.08.00

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  • Includes a free 3rd party plugin robot skill per project
  • GPT-Powered AI support
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For schools, personal use & organizations. This edition is updated every 6-12 months.



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  • 2 or more PCs simultaneously
  • Includes unlimited skills
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  • Load and run any ARC project
  • Operates in read-only mode
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  • Early access fixes & features

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

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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
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* 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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Kaspersky Internet Security software is flagging ARC skill plugin Manager.exe as a dangerous program and deleting it. After I undeleted and said that I trusted it. Kaspersky flags the ARC skill plugin Manager.exe as containing a virus and quarranteenss it.

I think Kaspersky flagged the ARC skill plugin Manager.exe as dangerous in the background on me in the end of february update as well.

Anyone else having a problem like this?


Hey Robert, I've only heard negative things about Kaspersky, I know many folks like it though. I use Norton and every now and again it flags ARC as not trustworthy but I always get the option to ignore the warning. Most of the time Norton actually gives a green check that it is trust worthy (Because of course ARC is trust worthy!).

Have you tried creating an exclusion rule, like this:


Ha, I assure you there are no viruses in ARC.:)

Kaspersky is confused and also a little biased because it bases the security level on the number installation instances. Because few people use kaspersky, and ARC.isn't as popular as Microsoft word, I can see how they have trust issues with it. That is no excuse, however. As they should investigate manually before making assumptions in their software.


Didn't think it was a real virus detection, but I wanted to post about the false detection. I think I managed to make Kaspersky think everything is fine now. It didn't think anything was wrong with ARC itself. It was complaining about the plugin Manager only for some reason.


Symantec Endpoint Protection (Enterprise version of Norton) also doesn't trust ARC due to the number of known installations. It allows the EXE to be marked as an exception and removed from quarantine.