Does it make sense to use bots for a novice trader?

If a trader plans to run a bot on randomly entered settings and expects to make a profit, then it makes as much sense as trying to make money in a casino. It might work, or it might not.

Bots can be a great help for beginners in terms of learning how different algorithms or trading practices work. For example, on a small test budget, you can learn how DCA works in practice.