ARC

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

Program Robots in Hours Instead of Months

Synthiam ARC is the perfect platform for programming your robot dreams into reality! With our visual interface, even non-programmers can create sophisticated robot programs. The ARC Robot Skills Store has over seven hundred pre-built robot behaviors that you can use without building them yourself from scratch. You can also easily share robot skills with other users on the Skill Store!

Powering Over 3 Million Robots

Explore ARC programmed robots built by our community of robot builders from 100+ countries.

Use The Latest Technologies

Easily experiment with sensors, cloud services, and artificial intelligence with the click of the mouse.

ARC Downloads

Teams FREE

Free

  • Includes 1 free plugin robot skill per project
  • Community support
  • Free with trial limitations

For schools, personal use & organizations. This edition is updated every 6-9 months.

Recommended

Early Access

As Low as $8.99/mo

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

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

Runtime FREE

Free

  • 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.
  • Get more information about each ARC edition by clicking here.
  • See what's new in the latest versions with Release notes.

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Feature ARC Teams
FREE
ARC
PRO
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Usage Personal
DIY
Education
Personal
DIY
Education
Business
Premium support $14.99/ticket
(optional)
1 request/month
($9.99 for additional requests)
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)

Make Robots Smarter

Add Robot Skills with the click of a mouse. Vision recognition, artificial intelligence, speech recognition, and hundreds more.

Speech Recognition

Use speech to command robot products. Add custom phrases and actions to create an unique personality.

Computer Vision

Experience the latest in machine vision. Such as object, color, emotion, and more!

Hundreds more...

The robot skill store has hundreds of available Robot Skills to help learn how to make a robot smarter.

Rapid Robot Development

Use easy and powerful robot programming languages, such as Javascript, Python, C# .Net, C++, Blockly and RoboScratch.

Hardware Agnostic

Extend the power of existing robot products or build your own.

Mobile Apps

Design mobile apps for robots with the interface designer.

Sensors

Combine smart avoidance controls to give robots autonomous compatibilities.

Compatible Robot Hardware

What is an EZB?
An EZB is any robot, computer, or microcontroller that accepts connections from Synthiam's ARC software to control servos, sensors, and more. Below is a list of EZB compatible products. Each supported hardware has a manual to help you learn how to make a robot with it. Additionally, the support section has a fantastic tutorial to get started.

Robot Building Tutorial
  Connection Servos Camera Audio
16 Servo Shield 16 Servo Shield USB 16 Learn More
AdventureBot AdventureBot Wi-Fi / USB 2 yes yes Learn More
AR Parrot Drone AR Parrot Drone Wi-Fi yes Learn More
Arduino Due/Mega Arduino Due/Mega USB 48 Learn More
Arduino Genuino Uno Arduino Genuino Uno USB 12 Learn More
Arduino Leonardo Arduino Leonardo USB 12 Learn More
Atomic Pi Atomic Pi Wi-Fi / USB yes yes Learn More
Balance Robot Balance Robot USB Learn More
Bioloid Bioloid USB 200 Learn More
Darwin Mini Darwin Mini USB / Bluetooth 16 Learn More
ESP32 Cam ESP32 Cam Wi-Fi 10 yes Learn More
Esp32 DevKit v1 Esp32 DevKit v1 Wi-Fi 25 Learn More
EZ-B IoTiny EZ-B IoTiny Wi-Fi / USB 8 yes yes Learn More
EZ-B v3 EZ-B v3 Bluetooth 24 Learn More
EZ-B v4 EZ-B v4 Wi-Fi / USB 24 yes yes Learn More
JD Humanoid JD Humanoid Wi-Fi / USB 24 yes yes Learn More
LattePanda LattePanda Wi-Fi / USB 12 yes yes Learn More
Micro:bit Micro:bit USB Learn More
OpenCM 9.04 OpenCM 9.04 USB 200 Learn More
OpenCR OpenCR USB 200 Learn More
Raspberry Pi Raspberry Pi Wi-Fi yes yes Learn More
Rock Pi X Rock Pi X Wi-Fi / USB yes yes Learn More
Roli Rover Roli Rover Wi-Fi / USB 10 yes yes Learn More
Roomba Roomba Controller Dependant Learn More
Shell-e Shell-e Wi-Fi 24 yes yes Learn More
Six Hexapod Six Hexapod Wi-Fi / USB 16 yes yes Learn More
Sphero Sphero Bluetooth Learn More
Telepresence Robot Telepresence Robot Wi-Fi 1 yes yes Learn More
Tello Drone Tello Drone Wi-Fi yes Learn More
TurtleBot 3 TurtleBot 3 Wi-Fi / USB 200 yes yes Learn More
Up Board Up Board Wi-Fi / USB yes yes Learn More

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Learn How To Make a Robot

ARC provides new and experienced robot customers with a toolbox of re-usable technologies for prototyping and easily making robots. Robot Skills are created by industry experts and published in Synthiam’s Skill Store to be used by robot builders and programmers.