What’s the difference between robotic process automation, scripting, and macros?

Macros and scripts are both kinds of programming many can use even without computer programming expertise. Put another way: They are tiny pieces of code that do a single or a collection of linked tasks. Compared to macros and scripts, robotic process automation (RPA) robots are more flexible and versatile. 

RPA is further distinguished by the fact that it is decoupled from the underlying application. RPA can interact with many applications at the object layer simultaneously, unlike other automation technologies that need the use of several scripting tools to develop scripts for particular activities in your various applications. It may be used in nearly any application, even many at once.