client library for the rerobots API

pip install rerobots==0.11.0




Python client library for the rerobots API

Releases are available at PyPI.

Documentation of the current release is at or can be built from sources as described below.

Getting started

To install the current release, try

pip install rerobots

Check that the package is installed:

python -c 'import rerobots'

Most interesting interactions with rerobots require an API token, which can be provided through the environment variable REROBOTS_API_TOKEN.

For additional features, such as getting images from cameras as NumPy arrays,

pip install rerobots[extra]

Testing and development

A Git LFS client is required to clone this repository. Note that git clone will succeed without git lfs available, but some large files will not be fetched.

All tests are in the directory tests/. If you have the rerobots package installed, then you can

make check

to run static analysis and tests that do not require a rerobots API token. Recent results on Travis CI are available at

Several other commands are available to run subsets of tests or create coverage reports. For example, to run tests that do not touch production servers:

make checklocal

and to measure code coverage: make checklocalcover. To view the coverage report, direct your Web browser at tests/cover/index.html

To build the User's Guide:

make doc

and direct your Web browser at doc/build/index.html

There are extra tests (not run during make check) that interact with production servers in a way that requires an API token and that may cause billing against the associated user account. These tests are only of interest if you plan to contribute internal changes to this Python package.


All participation must follow our code of conduct, elaborated in the file in the same directory as this README.

Reporting errors, requesting features

Please first check for prior reports that are similar or related in the issue tracker at If your observations are indeed new, please open a new issue

Reports of security flaws are given the highest priority and should be sent to <>, optionally encrypted with the public key available at Please do so before opening a public issue to allow us an opportunity to find a fix.

Contributing changes or new code

Contributions are welcome! There is no formal declaration of code style. Just try to follow the style and structure currently in the repository.

Contributors, who are not rerobots employees, must agree to the Developer Certificate of Origin. Your agreement is indicated explicitly in commits by adding a Signed-off-by line with your real name. (This can be done automatically using git commit --signoff.)


This is free software, released under the Apache License, Version 2.0. You may obtain a copy of the License at

Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing, software distributed under the License is distributed on an "AS IS" BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, either express or implied. See the License for the specific language governing permissions and limitations under the License.