How can I create a custom robot without installing the browser extension?
There are two ways to create robots on Browse AI:
- Using Prebuilt Robots: This does not require installing a browser extension as the robots are already trained, but you will be limited to the available robots in the library.
- Creating custom robots by recording tasks: This currently requires installing a Chrome extension as it needs to record all actions that the robots need to take to perform the task and turn them into a set of steps that robots can take on Browse AI cloud servers. The extension will be completely inactive unless you actively record a task to create a robot. What the extension does and does not do is outlined in this article.
Creating a custom robot without installing the Chrome extension
Our engineering team is building a new task recorder for training robots that will be cloud-based and will not require installing a browser extension. We will start beta testing this new version in November and release it to the public in December.
Installing the Chrome extension without giving any permissions
Although Browse AI Chrome extension does not collect any data other than the actions you take while recording a task for a robot, some users may have strict requirements not to install a browser extension. Generally speaking, whenever you want to install a Chrome extension without giving it access to any data, you can create a new Chrome profile that is not connected to your email and install the Chrome extension on that profile. Chrome extensions cannot access any data that is not on their profile.