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Robots are one of the essentials component of Copado Robotic Testing. They are cloud entities capable of running one or more suites. They are created into Copado cloud with inbuilt capabilities to execute and report robotic software tests.

You can think of each robot as an archetype of a software test engineer who knows how to carry out certain kind of software testing. You can assign an identity, credentials, to a robot so it can log in securely where needed. Copado Robotic Testing robots can keep secrets.

Unlike human testers, robots can run test suites in parallel, 24/7, and you can run several robots in parallel, too. A typical robot would test a particular environment. For example, you can have a robot that tests SAP on mobile and another robot testing SAP on web, or one robot testing staging environment while another testing development environment.

It is a best practice to create different robots for different applications under test, different environments of an application and different platforms (mobile, web & thick client).

Once a project of type robotic software testing (TA) or robotic process automation (RPA) is created, Robots are enabled automatically. To navigate to the Robots page, click on the robot icon from the list of projects or the project's home page, as shown in the pictures below.