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Olivier_GrenierOlivier_Grenier Posts: 42
edited June 2016 in Robotiq Products
Hi everyone,

We are very excited to share with you an exclusive preview of a new software Robotiq will launch soon. Watch the short video below to find out what we have been working on! We are ready to answer all of your questions.

 

You can click here to download the .urcap file.
But please note that in order to install this file, you need UR beta software 3.3.0.91 on your robot as it uses functionalities that are not released yet. Robotiq cannot distribute the UR beta software so this trial is only available if you are in the UR beta distribution list.

P.S More exclusive content is coming, so keep an eye out ;)

Disclaimer: Licensing and Liability

As a Beta site, you receive a temporary license to use the Beta software until Robotiq inc. revokes that right or until the product officially ships, whichever comes first. You understand that the Beta software, documentation, and any updates may contain errors and are provided for limited evaluation only.

You agree that this Beta software is licensed to you on an "AS IS" basis without any warranty of any nature. ROBOTIQ INC. DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

ROBOTIQ INC. SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGE OR LOSS, WHETHER DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL (INCLUDING LOST PROFITS), ARISING OUT OF OR RESULTING FROM YOUR POSSESSION OR USE OF THE SOFTWARE (INCLUDING DATA LOSS OR CORRUPTION), REGARDLESS OF WHETHER SUCH LIABILITY IS BASED IN TORT, CONTRACT OR OTHERWISE.

You may not and you may not permit others to (a) disassemble, decompile or otherwise derive source code from the Software, (b) reverse engineer the Software, (c) modify or prepare derivative works of the Software, (d) copy the Software, except as expressly permitted in this Agreement, (e) rent or lease the Software, (f) use the Software, (f) use the Software in any manner that infringes the intellectual property or other rights of another party, or (g) transfer the Software or any copy thereof to another party.

Olivier Grenier-Lafond
Sales & Marketing Coordinator @ Robotiq
[email protected]
linkedin.com/in/oliviergl

Comments

  • Alexandre_PareAlexandre_Pare Posts: 56 Crew
    Note that this time, with this software, you don't simply jog the gripper like you use to do with the toolbar but you actually save the gripper motion properties directly into the UR program. Instead of using sub programs to control the gripper, there is a line called Gripper that can be added to your program which contains all functions that you need to control the gripper (Position, force and speed). So this makes the programming simpler and the program more neat!
    Alexandre Pare, Eng.
    Application Engineer
    Robotiq
    [email protected]
  • Samuel_BouchardSamuel_Bouchard Posts: 150 Handy
    @Ryan_Weaver @gradyturner86 @Enric @AlexYust : want to give it a try? Please post your questions and comments here!
  • JeanPhilippe_JobinJeanPhilippe_Jobin Beta Tester VIsion 1.1 Program, Wrist Camera URCap 1.3.0 Posts: 63 Handy
    Please also note that the help button is not functional in this Beta release. 
    Jean-Philippe Jobin
    Eng., M.Sc. / ing., M.Sc.
    Chief Technical Officer / V.P. R&D 
  • WillBradWillBrad Founding Pro Posts: 2 Handy
    Looks good. Is there likely to be something similar for the three finger gripper sensors in the future?
  • Victor_CantonVictor_Canton Founding Pro, Beta Tester Multi Gripper Posts: 2 Handy
    Nice! That will be perfect for field technicians. I will contact UR to be in Beta distribution list. Thanks.
  • Etienne_SamsonEtienne_Samson Beta Tester Beetle, Wrist Camera URCap 1.3.0, Vacuum Beta tester Posts: 418 Handy
    edited May 2016
    @WillBrad it's not planned on the short term for the 3-Finger, I guess we will wait and see the success of the 2-Finger!
    Etienne Samson
    Technical Support Director
    +1 418-380-2788 ext. 207
    [email protected]
  • Ryan_WeaverRyan_Weaver Founding Pro, Partner, Beta Tester VIsion 1.1 Program, Wrist Camera URCap 1.3.0 Posts: 50 Handy
    @Samuel_Bouchard should finally have some time today to try this out, I'll post thoughts here - 

    Ryan Weaver   |   Automation Engineer   |   Axis New England
    [email protected]
    https://www.youtube.com/user/AxisNewEngland
    https://twitter.com/axis_newengland

  • Ryan_WeaverRyan_Weaver Founding Pro, Partner, Beta Tester VIsion 1.1 Program, Wrist Camera URCap 1.3.0 Posts: 50 Handy
    Very impressed with the look, feel and function of this little piece of software. I think it will make programming much simpler, and more successfully convey to a customer how easy it is during a demo. Without the need for clunky subprograms, the whole thing feels much more natural and built-in.

    One comment: In this release it seems like the "step-through" button gets hung up at the Gripper Move command. I think it's important that this is working on release if possible, one of the compaints that I get with the current implementation is that you can't step through the code line-by-line because it gets stuck at the gripper subprog calls.


    Ryan Weaver   |   Automation Engineer   |   Axis New England
    [email protected]
    https://www.youtube.com/user/AxisNewEngland
    https://twitter.com/axis_newengland

  • Nicolas_LauzierNicolas_Lauzier Beta Tester VIsion 1.1 Program, Vacuum Beta tester Posts: 26 Crew
    Very impressed with the look, feel and function of this little piece of software. I think it will make programming much simpler, and more successfully convey to a customer how easy it is during a demo. Without the need for clunky subprograms, the whole thing feels much more natural and built-in.

    One comment: In this release it seems like the "step-through" button gets hung up at the Gripper Move command. I think it's important that this is working on release if possible, one of the compaints that I get with the current implementation is that you can't step through the code line-by-line because it gets stuck at the gripper subprog calls.
    Hi @Ryan_Weaver,

    Thanks for taking the time to try the software and give us some comments. We indeed think that it will finally give a much cleaner integration than with the subprograms.

    Regarding the error you get with the "step-through", we currently have a limitation that prevents us from playing only one gripper instruction. This is because the connection with the gripper is made in a script preamble that is inserted at the beginning of the program when the whole program is played, but not in the step-through mode.

    We do however understand that this feature is quite desirable so we'll check with UR to see if there is a way to fix this before the release, or later if a change is required on their side.

    Thanks for pointing it out!

    Nicolas

    Nicolas Lauzier, Eng., PhD
    R&D Director
    [email protected]

  • markus_rothtechnikmarkus_rothtechnik Founding Pro, Partner Posts: 15 Handy
    release date?
  • Nicolas_LauzierNicolas_Lauzier Beta Tester VIsion 1.1 Program, Vacuum Beta tester Posts: 26 Crew
    @markus_rothtechnik , we are set for mid to end of June.

    Nicolas Lauzier, Eng., PhD
    R&D Director
    [email protected]

  • Kaleb_RodesKaleb_Rodes Founding Pro, Partner, Beta Tester VIsion 1.1 Program, Tactile Sensor Beta Testers, Beta Tester Camera URCap 1.2.0-beta Posts: 61 Handy
    @markus_rothtechnik @Nicolas_Lauzier Universal Robots is releasing their 3.3 software in the next week or so.
    Kaleb Rodes
    Applications Engineer
    Behco
  • EnricEnric Founding Pro, Partner, Beta Tester Multi Gripper, Vacuum Beta tester Posts: 112 Handy
    Good afternoon,
    Having no time to try to 3.3.091 Beta, I've installed with the official 3.3.0145 UR so the result is as follows:
    Enric Vila Avila
    Vicosystems S.L.L.
    Industrial Collaborative Systems

    [email protected]
  • Nicolas_LauzierNicolas_Lauzier Beta Tester VIsion 1.1 Program, Vacuum Beta tester Posts: 26 Crew
    @Enric , the error message you get is because a change in the URCap API was made between 3.3 beta2 and the official release.

    We will provide a new version on our website before the end of June.

    Nicolas Lauzier, Eng., PhD
    R&D Director
    [email protected]

  • EnricEnric Founding Pro, Partner, Beta Tester Multi Gripper, Vacuum Beta tester Posts: 112 Handy
    Hello again

    I installed the Beta Version UR V3.3.091, and it works perfect the URCaps.
    My first opinion.
    To select the%, with one click, no increases of 1%. It would be interesting that a pulse is 1%. Hold to increase progressively ...

    Here video ...

    Enric Vila Avila
    Vicosystems S.L.L.
    Industrial Collaborative Systems

    [email protected]
  • Etienne_SamsonEtienne_Samson Beta Tester Beetle, Wrist Camera URCap 1.3.0, Vacuum Beta tester Posts: 418 Handy
    @Enric I'm glad it's working fine! Are you running on a CB3 or CB3.1 ? The tap increase is a bit better on CB3.1 and we plan to make it much better in the near futur, right now it's far from perfect (it's going to be like this on official release on June 21st). Expect an update in the following months with a much better sensibility.
    Etienne Samson
    Technical Support Director
    +1 418-380-2788 ext. 207
    [email protected]
  • EnricEnric Founding Pro, Partner, Beta Tester Multi Gripper, Vacuum Beta tester Posts: 112 Handy
    @Enric , the error message you get is because a change in the URCap API was made between 3.3 beta2 and the official release.

    We will provide a new version on our website before the end of June.
    Perfect.
    Thanks!
    Enric Vila Avila
    Vicosystems S.L.L.
    Industrial Collaborative Systems

    [email protected]
  • Samuel_BouchardSamuel_Bouchard Posts: 150 Handy
    Thanks @Enric @Ryan_Weaver for trying it out and to everybody for commenting.

    There's a new public video that shows the interface here:



    You can use the link to pass the information on to your colleagues! We also have a blog post that explains this software and the Path Recording.
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