How can I build a robot?
It's easy to build & train a robot to extract data from any website. You can watch this video below to learn more or scroll down to read the text version of the tutorial.
Build your robot with a few clicks
To train a new robot, go to your dashboard and click on Build New Robot, and select between extracting structured data or monitoring site changes.
If this is the first time you are training a robot, you will be prompted to install the "Browse AI Extension" when you click on "Start Recording Task." To install the extension, click on the install Browse AI Extension the "Install Extension" button, and then click "Add to Chrome" in the Chrome Web Store.
Once you have installed the Browse AI Chrome Extension, return to your dashboard and click "Record New Task." The training mode will begin, and you can now start training your robot. Keep in mind that the robot will repeat every action that you take during the training mode, so it is best to only perform scrolls and clicks when they are necessary.
Click on the desired data points, and when you have selected everything you need, press enter to give each field a name. Once you have finished naming the fields, you can review the captured list as a table.
After confirming that you have captured all the necessary data, give your list a name, set the maximum number of products you want to extract, and select the pagination type. Since Producthunt loads more products as you scroll down the page, we will select "Scroll down to load more items." You can read more about different types of pagination in this article.
If everything looks good, click "Capture List," click on the robot, and select "Finish recording."
Congratulations! you trained your first robot! Now name your robot and click save!
On the next page, review your extracted data. If everything looks good, click on "Yes looks good".
What else can you do?
After training your robot to extract structured data, you have multiple other options to explore:
- To download the data as a spreadsheet file, go to the "History" tab and find the task you just ran. Then, click "Download CSV" to save the data to your computer.
- Run it again to extract fresh data by going to the Run Task tab.
- Setting up a new Monitor to run this robot on your schedule and inform you if anything changes.