Navigate the timeline of a pre-recorded data source (e.g. a local or remote .bag file) using the playback bar controls.

Note: The playback bar will be hidden when Studio is connected to a live robot.

playback bar

Use the available controls to do the following:

  • Order ROS messages by their receive time or by their header stamps
  • Configure playback speed
  • Toggle playback looping
  • Specify a timestamp display format
  • Incrementally seek 100ms back and forth


  • Space – Pause or play
  • – Seek backward 100ms
  • – Seek forward 100ms