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Starting robots

Updated on December 20, 2022

You can manually start one robot, or multiple robots, either from the global list of robots or from the list of robots in a specific work group.

After a robot registers with the RPA Service, it is in standby state, which is indicated by a blue dot on its icon. In this state, no Pega Robot Runtime is running on the remote computer. For a robot to be able to process assignments, the robot must be started. You cannot manually start robots that are intended to run based on a schedule.
Starting a robot is a multi-stage process. Each stage of the startup sequence is indicated by the progress bar of the robot. Starting a robot can take up to three minutes from when the Start command is entered. The robot startup time depends on the value of the heartbeat interval, package download requirements, and the length of time required to start and log in to the applications with which the robots interact.

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