Get Started With Synthiam

We will guide you through the steps to plan a robot build by choosing the components, design, and power requirements. Let us first take the opportunity to familiarize ourselves with Synthiam products and terminology, as they will be referenced often in this guide.

This video is an overall summary of individual Synthiam products. After watching this video, scroll down to learn about individual products and how they play a part in building your robot.

Individual Products Overview

ARC (Autonomous Robot Control) Software

ARC is a graphical and easy-to-use robot development software suite. ARC provides an abstraction of common robot behaviors as re-usable modules, called skills. These skills are created by industry experts and published in Synthiam’s Skill Store to be used by robot builders and programmers.

Learn About ARC

Skill Store

The Skill Store functions like an App Store, apart from hosting a library of robot behaviors vs apps. Each reusable module is a technology, cloud service, or sensor driver wrapped in a graphical skill control. Robot builders and programmers add skills from the Skill Store to their robots. This method of delivering technologies as skills enable users to quickly experiment and integrate features at an escalated rate vs. traditional syntax programming with APIs and SDKs.

Visit the Skill Store


Robots learn from example. Built to help us perform mundane or dangerous tasks. But, to do their job right, they need to be taught. Exosphere was developed to give all robots the ability to perform autonomous tasks by controlling as much or little as necessary to help robot companies achieve their goals. All while training the global artificial intelligence knowledge base of autonomous tasks with real-world examples.

Try Exosphere

Roll Out

Synthiam publishes open-source hardware reference designs on our GitHub Repo to help robot companies and manufacturers make new advanced hardware products. Our reference designs include advanced navigation systems, sensor arrays, EZB robot controllers, and more. Save time and development cost by using Synthiam source-available reference designs to make robot hardware products!

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EZB Robot Firmwares

There are many microcontroller and developer kits available in the market. Synthiam has developed a variety of firmware that install on these devices to make them compatible with our ARC Software. When a microcontroller is connected to ARC, it is referred to as an EZB. An EZB is any robot computer or microcontroller that accepts connections from Synthiam's ARC software to control servos, sensors, and more.

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Support & Documentation

Synthiam strives to provide up-to-date documentation and guides for programming robots. The support & docs section is your one-stop shop to getting started and onward. If anyone is struggling with a challenge, Synthiam also provides a premium support service that gives you direct access to our robot experts to help solve the problem.

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Robot Build'n!

Now that you're familiar with Synthiam products that will make your robot awesome, we can move no to the robot building tutorial.

Build a Robot