Try Viam

Try Viam by taking over a Viam Rover in our robotics lab for 15 minutes.

Watch the tutorial video below for a quick walkthrough of Try Viam, including how to reserve a Viam Rover, navigate the Viam platform, and teleoperate the rover.

Getting Started with Viam

When you try Viam for the first time, you’ll want to get a feel for how it works. The best way to do that is to take over a Viam Rover in our robotics lab for 15 minutes. You’ll be able to drive the robot around, see what it sees, and control its sensors and actuators. You could try things like:

  • Teleoperating the rover from wherever you are!
  • Writing some code to control the rover
  • Using services like computer vision or data management
  • Seeing how the rover’s components are set up in the intuitive configuration interface

Find more detailed instructions in our Try Viam tutorial.

For a limited time, you can pre-order your own Viam Rover here.

Getting started with the SDKs

Viam offers SDKs in popular languages which wrap the viam-server gRPC APIs and streamline connection, authentication, and encryption against a server. Using an SDK, you will be able to quickly write code to control and automate your robot(s).

Viam-server exposes gRPC APIs for robot controls. It also supports WebRTC connectivity and authentication over those APIs.

SDKs make it easier to interface with the robot by providing easy to use, idiomatic interfaces in the programming language of your choice. You can learn more about the Viam SDKs in the SDKs as Client.

Next steps

Remotely Control A Viam Rover

Instructions for renting and remotely configuring and controlling a Viam Rover located on-site at Viam in NYC.

Try Viam FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions about Try Viam

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