Robot Skills Overview

ARC apps consist of Robot Skill Controls. Each skill is a behavior for the robot, which is a process (or node). There are skills for Wiimotes, Cameras, Speech Recognition, and hundreds more. Skills can be added to a project workspace using the Add Skill option in ARC.


By adding multiple skills to an ARC project, a robot can be easily programmed to perform advanced and complex tasks. Robot skills come in two flavors...

  1. Built-In Robot Skills
    These are skills developed by Synthiam that are included with ARC installation and cannot be removed.

  2. Plugin Robot Skills
    Developed by third parties and may be added/removed from the ARC software through the Synthiam Skill Store.


Want To Make a Robot Skill?

Creating a Robot Skill is the leading distribution channel to get your sensor, cloud service, or peripheral used by robot builder customers. Distributing your technology is easy with Synthiam's Skill Store, and we have a great tutorial to get started.

Create Skill Tutorial


ARC Project with Skills Example

Here is a screenshot of an example projecting demonstrating multiple robot skill controls. Each skill control performs a specific function of the robot. A project may contain an unlimited number of skills (as PC memory allows).