Currently the arm is offered in a hardware only kit (no electronics or software). You are certainly free to use the SSC-32 controller with RIOS to control the arm. If you plan to use a standard chess board, the maximum reach for the AL5D arm is 10&23.#8245;, which may not be long enough to reach all the places on a board. With? its 24″ reach, the M100RAK easy extends to all places on a board… or can pick up the entire board with all the pieces.