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Robot User Guide
Last updated Apr 3, 2024

Technology Comparison

Depending on your environment, type of automations, and applications used, you can choose one of the two available PiP technologies.

PiP - Child Session is best suited for complex automations that make use of hardware events and image-based automation, while PiP - Virtual Desktop provides a faster process start time and can run on more Windows operating systems.

If both PiP technologies are compatible with your environment and automations, PiP - Virtual Desktop is recommended as it is faster and uses less resources to start the automation. You can also keep a PiP - Child Session instance open throughout the day to achieve similar performance when starting an automation.

The main differences are presented below:

Session authentication and VPN compatibility


PiP - Child Session

PiP - Virtual Desktop

Normal Password Authentication



PIN Authentication


  • Session authentication and VPN compatibility

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