The most important concept in Design Studio is a robot. A robot is a program designed to accomplish some task involving a data source, usually a web site, but it could also be an Excel document or a database. Typically, one robot is written per task per data source. For example, you would create one robot for extracting news from, another robot for extracting news from and yet another robot for extracting product information from an online product catalog.

Basically, a robot can be programmed to do (automatically) everything you can do in a browser, as well as extract data from a database or an Excel document and combine this with storing data in a database, file, etc.